MAP installation at Southern Graphics Council events in Oakland!


A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our MAP pop-up project last Friday (March 28th) in Oakland. This installation happened in conjunction with satellite programming surrounding the Southern Graphics Council which took place in the Bay Area this year.

We had a blast meeting people from around the country! Here is a link to a Flicker page where you can view images of peoples responses to the interactive postcard and poster project we had set up:



1167 65th St, Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 601-1702


In addition to the MAP installation, this amazing programming will be taking place at Compound Gallery throughout the day:


Art Hazelwood will be all day at the Compound Gallery in Oakland. There is an exhibition in the main gallery called, It’s Alive… four of his students from the San Francisco Art Institute are participating, Moonyoung Sung, Mari Pinotti, Dianna Settles, and Jaymie Johnson

Together with Katya McCulloch Art organized a show of prints in the smaller gallery by inmate artists of the San Quentin Prison Arts Project

In the course of the day 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm The Great Tortilla Conspiracy will be serving edible, topical printed tortillas.

Yeh vs. Hazelwood
In the Battle of the Bay, Art will be engaging in woodcut struggle with renowned conceptualist Imin Yeh.


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MAP interview on Pop Up Research Station radio show

A huge thanks to the Pop Up Research Station for taking the time to ask us questions on socially engaged artwork in this recent interview.

Please check it out!

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MAP installation “On The Road” at Alter Space Gallery in SF on Saturday March 15th from 7-10 pm!

In On The Road  MAP artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari will be walking the length of the 49 Mile Scenic Drive in San Francisco over the course of three days (3/13 – 3/15) in March 2014. Each day they will set up temporary interactive art installation at three sites, along the route. Once the walk is completed on March 15th they will hike into Alter Space Gallery at 7pm for the opening of Wabi/Sabi, a show curated by the MicroCilmate Collective. That evening they will set up a final interactive art project and install the equipment used in the expedition as well as documentation of the project created en-route for a one-month installation in the gallery.

A second component to the project is an interactive online map. Anyone can participate in the project starting March 13th at:

A huge thanks to Nico Crissafulli and Bryan Kahler for helping us develop this interactive online component.






Art Hazelwood image on back of post cards!

MicroClimate Collective presents Wabi Sabi, an exhibition of artwork in multiple genres exploring impermanence, imperfection, and the accidental.  We hope you can join us for the opening reception next Saturday, March 15th from 7-10pm which includes an alchemical painting performance by Tobias Tovera, an live screen print created on the gallery wall by Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland (with gallery attendees), and an interactive postcard installation by Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) – Peter Foucault & Chris Treggiari, which will mark the culmination of a 49 mile hike of inquiry through several rapidly changing neighborhoods of San Francisco.  In conjunction with the Wabi Sabi opening reception is an installation of found doors by the jail cell resident artist, Yulia Pinkusevich.

Glenna Cole Allee and Victoria Mara Heilweil
MicroClimate Collective

Exhibition Dates: March 15th – April 12th, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15th, 7-10pm  

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 12th, 2-5pm

Alter Space logoAlter Space
1158 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 1-6pm (or by appointment)

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese school of aesthetics inspired by Taoist and Buddhist philosophies that embraces the timeworn, the weathered, and the accidental. Asymmetry, irregularity, economy, and intimacy are key aspects; beauty waits to be discovered in the unpredictable and evolving nature of materials and form.

These ideas stand in contrast to the seamless perfection of design and built-in obsolescence that characterize the current tech-centric era. Wabi Sabi celebrates historicity by highlighting the cracks and crevices left by use. It is temporal, reflecting mortality and humanity by focusing upon the fragility and mutability of life. Accidental fissures pierce the veneer of the seemingly finished and complete. Layers of decay and erosion create visual maps of experience.

Participating Artists:
Timothy Armstrong
Alexis Arnold
Jennifer Brandon
Caroline Hayes Charuk
Adam Donnelly & David Janesko
Alicia Escott
Rodney Ewing
Laura Boles Faw
Peter Foucault & Chris Treggiari (MAP)
Julia Goodman
Clint Imboden
Kim Kei
Kija Lucas
Kent Manske & Eric Kneeland
Nigel Poor
Zachary Royer Scholz
Dimitra Skandali
Claudia Tennyson
Tobias Tovera
Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky

Curated by MicroClimate Collective

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Artwork Credit (left to right): Adam Donnelly & David Janesko, Dimitra Skandali, Jennifer Brandon

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MAP installation at Mutiny Radio Cafe Saturday March 1st!

MAP had a great time being part of the San Francisco Eviction Times event at Mutiny Radio last night. A huge thanks to Art Hazelwood for inviting us to be part of this show.

The exhibition of posters will be up through April 10th, please stop by and check it out!




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MAP installation at SFAI Alumni event Saturday Oct. 19th!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the SFAI alumni event on Saturday Oct. 19th and participated in our Mobile Vespa Screen Printing cart project in the courtyard of the Chestnut Street Campus. People created amazing free interactive take away posters voicing their opinions about their communities. For this project we collaborated with SFAI Professor Art Hazelwood and two of his students, Francisco Lopez and Alex Hernandez.

Here are a few pics of our installation:





ALUMNI DAY / 11:30–6 PM

Alumni Registration
11:30 AM | Courtyard

Alumni Welcome Lunch with Faculty
12–1:30 PM | Courtyard

History of SFAI Exhibitions
Presented by SFAI Librarian, and keeper of the archives, Jeff Gunderson
2–3 PM | Lecture Hall

Speed Dating with Gallerists
2–4 PM | Room 117

Derek Cabaniss | Rêverie Arts
Lisa Chadwick | Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Aimee Friberg | Cult Gallery / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
George Lawson | George Lawson Gallery
Ruth Santee | Transmission Gallery
Ruth Braunstein | Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Carrie Katz | Savernack Street Gallery

Drop-In Portfolio Reviews with Faculty
2–4 PM | Room 116
Mark Van Proyen
Linda Connor
Fred Martin
Laura Fantone
Terry Powers

Curator-Led Exhibition Tours
Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri
3–3:30 PM | Walter and McBean Galleries
7–7:30 PM | Walter and McBean Galleries

6-Minute Alumni How-To Presentations: Things You Should Have Learned in Art School but Weren’t Taught
3–4 PM | Lecture Hall

How to Get Far, Far Away from the Art World, Yet Still Be an Artist
Craig Southard (BFA 1974)

How to Curate a Retrospective in Complete Darkness
Jordan Stein (MFA 2005) of Will Brown

How to Promote Your Work Relentlessly, Never Shamelessly
Flicka McGurrin (MFA 1990)

How to Blow Up Bridges
Guy Overfelt (MFA 1996)

How to Make a Not-So-Bad Art Book
Luca Nino Antonucci (MFA 2010) of Colpa Press

How to Rack Up a Mountain of Art School Debt and Get it All Forgiven
Carrie Hott (MFA 2007) of Ortega y Gasset Projects

How to Set Your Gallery on Fire
Bob Linder (BFA 1998) of Queen’s Nails

Why I’ll Never Fit All the Things I Wasn’t Taught in Art School into a 6-Minute Presentation
Griff Williams (MFA 1993) of Gallery 16

All-Alumni Gathering

  • Report on SFAI by President Charles Desmarais
  • Presentation of the 2013 Alumni Recognition Award to faculty member and renowned photographer Linda Connor

4–5 PM | Lecture Hall

Juried by Hesse McGraw, SFAI Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs
5 PM | Diego Rivera Gallery

October 19–24, 2013

Ap-art-ment: Laura Boles Faw (MFA 2010) and Cathy Fairbanks (MFA 2010)
Alexis Arnold (MFA 2010)
Lisa K. Blatt (MFA 2006)
David Grant (MFA 2010)
Daniel Jefferies (MFA 2012)
Steven Vasquez Lopez (MFA 2007)
Seth Lower (MFA 2008)
Robert Minervini (MFA 2009)
Susan Lynn Smith (MFA 2008)
Laura Swanson (BFA 2008)
Sarah Thibault (BFA 2006)
Ben Venom (MFA 2007)
Jesse Walton (MFA 2008)


ALL NIGHT LONG » SPECIALTY COCKTAILS by the Bon Vivants / STAND-UP SUPPER by Tango & Stache / DESSERT by the Crumb Shoppe

6–10 PM


DJ Ozgood + Live Percussion
6–7 PM

Soft Spot: Experimental Mouth Sounds
Alumni Lucca Raventinkie and current BFA student Kevin Valor
7:10–7:30 PM

7:45–8:30 PM

8:45–9:45 PM

You Were There
Alumni Carissa Potter Carlson and Josh Keller

The Mobile Arts Platform
Alumni Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari

Stinky Pinkies: Marxist Feminist Nail Salon
Alumni Quintessa Matranga

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MAP at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Thursday September 19th!

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who stopped by YBCA on Thursday Sept. 19th and checked out our latest Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) installation! It was an amazing evening and an enormous success that allowed many people to participate and share their voice. Our live tweet piece, which invited people to say “I (emoticon) my community because…” drew in tweets from as far away as Mexico City and Argentina.
A HUGE THANKS also to Katya Min and the YBCA staff for hosting us, Art Hazelwood for creating such an amazing poster image, Jonathan Grover for creating such an innovative tweet piece, and Jessica Watson for helping us promote the project!


Grand Lobby
The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Front Door Gallery will come alive during ConVerge events with social art, live music and inspiring curated performances, as well as drinks prepared by YBCA mixologists.

Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault’s Mobile Screen Print Cart

Sep 19, 2013 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Grand Lobby
September’s YBCA: ConVerge program presents Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault’s Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) project and its Mobile Screen Print Cart, an  interactive, neighborhood-generated social sculpture inspired by the design of a classic teardrop trailer that is towed behind a vintage Vespa scooter. The Mobile Screen Print Cart will explore the varied history of community posters in the Bay Area, while simultaneously giving the viewer a platform to create their own original, individual posters that will dispersed throughout the Bay Area. For this project MAP has collaborated with celebrated printmaker and educator Art  Hazelwood and invited local art blog SF Art Enthusiast to conduct on-site video interviews. For this event we are also collaborating with Brooklyn based artist Jonathan Grover who has created an interactive “Tweet” program allowing participants to get involved from anywhere around the world! Interactive performance pieces will take place throughout the evening inviting the public to become active participants in this multi-media event.
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MAP at Mendell Plaza on Saturday July 20th!


This Saturday MAP will be setting up a new interactive seed planting installation at Mendell Plaza in collaboration with Bayview Opera House and Barbary Coast Amusements for an event titled “Just Add Water”. This programming was made possible through funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Details are below, hope to see you there!

Play streets San Francisco will be underway at the same time, great fun for all!

Saturday July 20. Mendel Plaza Oakdale and 3rd St. Bayview

Performance Times: Noon and 1pm

Fun for all ages!  FREE

Interactive Seed Planting 12-4pm Presented by Mobile Arts Platform.

Through the magic of song, circus arts, dance and water itself, Barbary Coast Amusements takes the audience on a journey to discover that one little bit of the bayside can stretch to accommodate not only two fools, but a vision of the whole wide world. Jetsam and Flotsam are portrayed by local Circus performers Natasha Kaluza and Jamie Coventy. This talented duo will make a big splash on the Plaza performing the music of Johannes Mager and all under the direction of Edris Cooper –Anifowoshe. Written by Caroline Myers and David Hyman this exciting co-production with the Bay View Opera House, Mobile Arts Platform and Barbary Coast Amusements will deliver a memorable and fun afternoon. Play Streets will be on site too and a portion of Oakdale St will be closed to traffic. WE will be playing in the streets.

Just Add Water

Written by Carolyn Myers and David Hyman

Directed by Edris Cooper Anifowoshe

Musical composition Johannes Mager

Performed by Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza

Set design Peter Focault and Chris Treggari

Produced by Barbary Coast Amusements and Mobile Arts Platform in collaboration with BayView Opera House and Play Streets San Francisco

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