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From Evie Leder's Kaddish, on view at Black & White Projects at Pacific Felt Factory in San Francisco, CA, through October 22, 2016.

Pacific Felt Factory is joining forces with two other creative hubs -- The Growlery and TechShop SF -- to offer a unique international art residency in partnership with the Arte Laguna Prize of Venice, Italy.

Now in its 11th year, the Arte Laguna Prize is a contemporary art award juried by a group of world-class art experts, including museum directors, curators & art critics.

The San Francisco Art Residency will allow the selected artist the unique opportunity to live, create and thrive in the entrepreneurial, free-spirited atmosphere that is San Francisco. Applications are open now.

Application Info: Website
About Pacific Felt Factory: Website
About The Growlery: Website
About TechShop SF: Website

Pacific Felt Factory is proud to participate in ArtSpan's 2016 Open Studios. We will open our studio doors to the public on November 5 and 6.

PFF will kick off this special weekend with a Preview Night on November 4, featuring a show at Black & White Projects gallery, visual art, performances, music, libations, and featuring the work of twenty Pacific Felt Factory artists.

We welcome audiences of all ages. Come meet and support the artists still living and working in the heart of San Francisco!

Preview Night: Friday, November 4, 6 pm - 9 pm
Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, 11 am - 6 pm
Participating Artists: Sandra Yagi, Rodney Ewing, Jon Fischer, Cindy Shih, Brian Singer, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Ron Saunders, Phillip Hua and more!
Exhibition: PFF @ ArtSpan 2016 Open Studios
Art Space: Pacific Felt Factory
Address: 2830 20th Street
City: San Francisco, CA

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Nancy Toomey Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Monica Lundy and Rodney Ewing entitled Untethered – Stories of the Fillmore District.

With an interest in unearthing stories from one of San Francisco’s most historically diverse neighborhoods, Lundy and Ewing have come together to explore the history of the Fillmore District, and the people whose lives have intersected with it. Through extensive research into local archives and museums, these two Bay Area fine artists have combed through hundreds of archival photos and documents to find source material for paintings and mixed media works.

On View: Through November 19, 2016
Artists: Monica Lundy and Rodney Ewing
Exhibition: Untethered – Stories of the Fillmore District
Gallery: Nancy Toomey Fine Art @ Minnesota Street Project
Address: 1275 Minnesota Street
City: San Francisco, CA

More Info: Website

TechShop San Francisco Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition entitled Trade Beads, featuring current Artist-in-Residence Constantine Zlatev.

Trade Beads is a reflection on the historical significance and use of trade beads as a powerful currency and tool in the African slave trade and colonization of Africa between the 16th and 20th centuries. The works on show draw a parallel with the global arms trade in contemporary history as a similar means of influence over present-day developing nations.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6 pm - 9 pm
On View: Friday, October 21, 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2 pm - 8 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2 pm - 6 pm
Artist: Constantine Zlatev
Exhibition: Trade Beads
Gallery: TechShop San Francisco Gallery
Address: 910 Howard Street
City: San Francisco, CA

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The Open Workshop's upcoming exhibition at the University of Calgary, Malleable Monuments, will highlight a series of projects that test the relationship between architecture and environment.

The exhibition will present a group of design experiments that test the role of architecture within the evolving conditions of the city and its ecology. Four models are situated within a tensile structure (see photo above), which references the archetype of the monument, yet destabilizes it through the malleability of its materiality.

A series of drawings classify the design experiments into four categories: Frameworks, Living Archives, Articulated Surfaces, and Rewiring States. These projects share a goal of reconciling how the human, the environmental, and their often contradictory characteristics can continuously recompose a permanent work.

Closing Lecture: Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop will present "Choreographing the Territory" on Wednesday, December 7, 6 pm @ University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, 906 8th Ave SW
Exhibition On View: November 11, 2016 - December 7, 2016
Architect: The Open Workshop
Exhibition: Malleable Monuments
Gallery: Kasian Gallery @ University of Calgary
Address: 2500 University Drive NW
City: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tracy Rosenberg's Media Alliance, a nonprofit housed at PFF, had a busy September: they spotlighted the growing Bay Area surveillance transparency movement with a national media roll-out in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union that made the pages of The New York Times and The Guardian, helping the Bay Area oppose police militarization when the Urban Shield first responder trade show came to town on September 9th, and they served as a plaintiff in the lawsuit that maintained the existing rules for media consolidation so that one corporation can't own all of the media outlets (just most of them)....Neeraj Bhatia's The Open Workshop, also housed at PFF, was recently awarded the Emerging Leaders Award by Design Intelligence / Design Futures Council. The award is presented to "individuals who represent the brightest ideals for the future of professional practice: broadening the impact of design, serving society, as well as advancing sustainable design and technological innovation."

Applications Open Now - PFF's San Francisco Art Residency @ Arte Laguna Prize @ Venice, Italy.

October 20 @ 6 pm - Trade Beads with Constantine Zlatev @ TechShop San Francisco Gallery @ 910 Howard Street in San Francisco, CA.

November 4 @ 6 pm  - Preview Night for Open Studios @ Pacific Felt Factory @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

November 5 & 6 @ 11 am to 6 pm - ArtSpan Open Studios @ Pacific Felt Factory @ 2830 20th Street in San Fancisco, CA.

November 11 - Malleable Monuments with The Open Workshop @ Kasian Gallery @ University of Calgary @ 2500 University Drive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Runs through December 7, 2016.

December 7 @ 6 pm - Closing Lecture, "Choreographing the Territory," for Malleable Monuments with Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop @ University of Calgary Downtown Campus @ 906 8th Avenue SW in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Through October 15 - Chain Reaction 12 with Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen @ SFAC Galleries @ 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, CA.

Through October 21 - Multiple Realities with Jason Wyman @ Mercury Cafe @ 201 Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco, CA.

Through October 22 - Kaddish with Evie Leder @ Black & White Projects @ 2830 20th Street in San Francisco, CA.

Through October 24 - Unnatural Histories V with Sandra Yagi @ Antler @ 2728 NE Alberta Street in Portland, OR.

Through November 19 - Untethered: Stories of Life in the Fillmore District with Rodney Ewing @ Nancy Toomey Fine Art @ Minnesota Street Project @ 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco, CA.
The Pacific Felt Factory is a thriving arts space located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood at 2830 20th Street. 

Since April 2015, Pacific Felt Factory has offered visual arts exhibitions, performance events, artist talks, and professional development workshops. We provide a multipurpose flexspace for community use and 14 workspaces for a diverse collaborative of artists, performers, curators, media activists and others who make San Francisco's arts scene vibrant.

This newsletter covers the recent activities of PFF participants: please check out the calendar above and save the dates for our upcoming events. We hope you will visit us this month for art, music, performance, discussion and much more!
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