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alena rudolph: potluck pals

Potluck Pals

The “Potluck Pal” Pie and Casserole Tote is an essential tool for insuring a spill-free transfer of your delicious kitchen creations to any party, picnic or celebration! An all-season, durable gift for any cook or party-goer!


laura splan: mirror mirror

Mirror Mirror
full-color book

Laura Splan’s conceptually based work employs a wide variety of materials and processes. She appropriates found images and objects from both institutional and vernacular sources. The result evokes conflicting responses that fluctuate between comfort and discomfort, humor and darkness, recognition and confusion. Splan’s work has been exhibited at the New York Hall of Science (NYC), Museum for Arts & Design (NYC), PM Gallery (London), Jönköpings County Museum (Sweden) and Caren Golden Fine Art (NYC).

gabrielle teschner: make nation

Make Nation
small wooden sculpture kit in metal box
3.75” w 2.75” h .75” d
$30 each

Make Nation is a series of pocket-sized tins containing the three bars of a nation’s flag. Each colored bar of the flag is individually crafted from wood and can be rearranged and traded with bars from other kits to create other flags. Collect all 196.
Gabrielle Teschner is an artist living and working in the Bay Area from coastal Virginia. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts. Much of her research is performed abroad. She works with maps, cultural architecture, and instructional texts on geometry, timepieces, and machine technology, illustrating the persistent mystery of our discoveries, and the stilling properties of the unknown.

charlene tan: happymeal

paper sculpture with box and tag

As a child of immigrants, assimilating and culture shock come naturally as breathing. Accepting and having the American taste for fast food came as a hallmark of socio-economic assimilation, a badge of honor. An example of this “badge of honor” can be found in the “Happymeal” marketed to children by offering toys and junk food.
Charlene Tan is an artist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Houston, Texas she spent most of her childhood in the Philippines only to go back to San Francisco to begin her education. She is a 2010 History of Contemporary Art BA candidate at San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown at The Intersection for the Arts, The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, [2nd Floor Projects], and Southern Exposure. Her practice is diverse, sculpture to performance work investigating topics on assimilation, consumer culture, phobias, and socio-political passivity.

art for a democratic society: iraq war activity book

Iraq War Activity Book: Shock and Draw Edition
8.5″x5.5″, 20 pages, black and white, with khaki cardstock cover

Our new expanded Anti-war activity book includes 7 coloring pages, 2 mad libs, a crossword puzzle, a word find, “one of these things is not like the other,” a maze, a jumble, a connect-the-dots, and “help Bush redraw the map of the Middle East.” Designed for adults, some of the activities may be too difficult for younger children.
Art for a Democratic Society is an organization based in Oakland, California that combines aspects of traditional grassroots political organizing with participatory performance art and social practice techniques.

matthew rana & rick butler: the autobiography of ernest patrick butler

The Autobiography of Ernest Patrick Butler: His Battles with God, Life and Self

Comic Book

Ernest Patrick “Rick” Butler makes his living selling handmade crocheted hats at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, California where he lives with his dogs Mama and Little One. This 16 page autobiographical comic book, produced in 2009 in collaboration with artist and writer Matthew Rana, chronicles major events during Rick’s life since he began living outside.
Matthew Rana is an artist and writer whose research considers historical and representational problematics through narrative and performativity. His projects have been shown throughout the United States as well as in France, Sweden and Italy. He holds an MFA in Social Practice and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He is currently a participant in the Independent Study Program at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Göteborg, Sweden. http://www.guerreatelier.org

marci washington: dark mirror zine

Dark Mirror Zine
small handmade black and white zine, 5.5” x 8”

Printed in conjunction with the artist’s show ‘Dark Mirror’ at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, in 2009.
Marci Washington graduated with an MFA from CCA in 2008 and is represented by the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, where her next show will be in April 2011. www.marciwashington.com