The All of Us: Collaborative Zine-Making organized by Alicia McCarthy
Join Alicia McCarthy as she bikes between studios and galleries asking them to contribute to a new zine. Follow as she meets with Real Time and Space artists Conrad Guevara and Kate Rhoades, then Tosha Stimage’s Saint Flora, with a stop at pt. 2 gallery for a peek into their creative process. Those artists and others made a zine, and you can too! Download their collaborative zine below and learn how to do one with your friends.
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Meet the Artists
makes compositions with an undeniable energy, through a process of mark making, a sensitivity to hue and pigment density, and an openness to the character of each gesture. She embraces drips and splatters and approaches “positive” and “negative” images the same way: beginning in the middle and expanding outward.
is a zine collective and internet shop creating, printing, publishing, and distributing zines and art of all sorts. It was founded in 2015 to create a space for the four queer women co-founders to collaborate and has expanded to be a community-focused press and publisher.
pt.2 Gallery was established in downtown Oakland in 2018. pt.2 presents some of the most influential artists coming out of the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to the gallery, pt.2 has nine low-cost studios housing around 20 different creatives working in a variety of media.
is an artist-run organization that provides studios for emerging and working Bay Area artists. We prioritize building a community- minded membership of artists and supporting all kinds of diversity, and serve artists beyond the RTS community with regular public programs.
Iranian born Ali Dadgar, is a multi-disciplinary experimental artist working across image, text, object based media and performance. His latest solo exhibition “Additions/Redaction“, opened in January 2020 at Desai Matta Gallery in San Francisco. Dadgar holds an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. For the present time, he is enjoying a fruitful and inspired practice in isolation and poverty.
Exploring simplified notions on a daily basis, taking notes from the neglected, good and bad. Fueled by Nostalgia and the never-ending search to be happy and feel something in the one life we have. It can be a show about nothing or something, just living.
works in painting and sculpture and has been exhibited in the Bay Area, New York, Portland, Atlanta, and Chicago, as well as internationally. His public artworks include a mural at the Lilley Museum at the University of Nevada, and a large-scale sculpture in Oakland.
Born in 1971 in the back-woods of Northern California, White’s intimacy with cultural margins is reflected in her work—in subject matter and philosophical perspective. Her symbolically charged, narrative paintings illuminate many of our personal and collective shadows in relation to class, race, gender, trauma, morality and power.
is a painter and muralist whose vibrant figure compositions reflect the diversity and style of her home in San Francisco. Her work is known for celebrating racial and cultural diversity, promoting working class communities, and evoking curiosity and wonder.
is a poet and visual artist living in Berkeley. He received a BFA in Printmaking from SFAI in 2016, and currently is co-director of Delaplane, a gallery in The Mission District of San Francisco, alongside fellow artist and SFAI alum Sophie Appel.
makes abstract paintings, sculptures and assemblage, has been a studio member of Real Time and Space since 2012, and is one-third of Bonanza, a collaborative practice with L. Williams and L. Tully. Guevara has a show at the Right Window Gallery opening June 2021.
is an artist based in Oakland, CA. whose work consists of drawings, paintings and plaster carvings. His structural compositions gather forms that wobble between figuration and abstraction. He holds a BA in Art from UC Berkeley and has shown throughout the Bay Area.
lives and works in Oakland. Her videos, paintings, and publications employ humor to probe systems of power. Since 2014 she has co-hosted the Bay Area's number one arts and culture podcast, Congratulations Pine Tree.
has a 30-year practice that explores queerness/otherness, sex, humor, and the abject. He has exhibited at Salzburger, Kunstverein, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, Hacienda, Zurich, Deborah Schamoni Gallery, Munich, The Pit, Los Angeles, and The New Museum, New York.
is a dancer, performer, digital art creator, illustrator, crafter, fashion designer, and plant momma. Le strange is based out of Oakland Ca. and was born and raised in South Tejas. Kico is an active member of Real Time and Space as well as a studio manager.
is a Mexican artist based in Oakland who works with topics related to her upbringing. Inspired by the magical realism movement in Latin America, she uses imagery from memories of living in Mexico City, adopting supernatural elements and symbolism to modern-life subjects.
portrays many characters by quilting shapes made from colorful textiles and collaging, sewing small pieces of fabric around armatures made of wire and batting, capturing their, her, emotions, feelings and expressions.
was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has been living in Oakland for the past seven years. His paintings speak on his experience walking in the city, pulling formal elements of color, textures, and patterns from the nuances of urban landscapes.
B. 1989. Long Beach, California
Currently working out of Oakland, California
is an indigenous artist, originally from the southwest, now in Oakland. She focuses on nature/human symbiosis, locally foraging plants for natural dyeing along with printmaking as her main practice. You can find her writing poetry in between drawing for future projects.
lives and works in Oakland and makes ceramic sculptures. She received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018.
is an artist, archivist and storyteller raised in San Francisco living in Oakland CA. He thinks a lot about ways of celebrating cultural legacy and mapping personal inheritance.
is an Oakland-based visual artist whose current practice investigates how developing a sense of place can open the opportunity for connections. In his paintings, the smallest details are mighty and the power of his images often resides in what can only be seen up close.
is an artist based in Oakland. Khoury makes sculptures that integrate abstraction, personal and political symbols, and an intuitive sensitivity to site.
is a poet and visual artist living in Berkeley. They graduated from SFAI in 2019 with a photography BFA, and are co-director at Delaplane, a project space located in San Francisco.
is a painter who has a studio in Oakland. She is a retired professor of art from UC Berkeley and one of the founders of the Artists’ Legacy Foundation.
is an artist & tattooer living & working in Oakland, CA. SFAI Alumni BFA in Painting (‘16) He primarily uses graphite, ink and acrylic paint in his work approaching themes of American folk art & tattoo iconography in a two dimensional format.
is a multimedia artist, musician and music producer based in Berkeley, CA. She is currently producing an album titled ‘The Turning Wheel’ which will feature an ensemble of 31 collaborating musicians and explore themes of human unity, the future, and cycles of life.
is a multidisciplinary artist using a variety of mediums to examine and explore potential language relationships. Her work disrupts historical and cultural assumptions of “meaning” by recontextualizing material forms. She works and resides in Berkeley.
Make a Zine!
Step 1: Decide what your Zine is going to be about!
Step 2: Invite People to Contribute!
Step 3: What's your Format?
Step 4: Making it!
Step 5: Print!
Step 6: Share your work.
Tag us at #ArtBash2021 to share your work.
What is a Zine?
A zine (pronounced zeen like magazine) is a do-it-yourself publication, often physically printed and distributed but sometimes released digitally. The format is expansive! Typically, zines are self-published, non-commercial, and accessible in pricing and production.