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TRPS Festival of Rock Posters 2012, poster design by Derek Johnson

Our annual Fall Classic, the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters is set to go for Saturday October 13th, 2012 at the San Francisco County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers) in beautiful Golden Gate Park.

Featuring rock poster artists and dealers from around the country, this is the biggest rock poster event of its kind anywhere! Those of you who have attended this show in the past know that this is the one not to miss. We bring in the best of the best, and you’ll find everything from vintage psychedelic treasures to the best of the modern silkscreen movement. This year’s version promises to offer another stellar lineup!

The location is at the corner of Ninth and Lincoln on the South edge of the Park, not far from the Haight, the DeYoung Museum, and the Academy of Sciences. There are plenty of great restaurants close by, too. Make it a weekend and bring the family to enjoy the great weather, an awesome poster event, and everything else San Francisco has to offer!

The TRPS Festival of Rock Posters runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 for the public, and $5 for TRPS members with card. Yes, you can join up (or renew) there and take advantage of the member discount.

Artists & Vendors Lineup

Emek
Wes Wilson
Stanley Mouse
Chuck Sperry
Victor Moscoso
David Singer
Carl Lundgren
Randy Tuten
Marq Spusta
Jason Wilson
Lee Conklin
Dave Hunter
Chris Shaw
Alexandra Fischer
Reggie Williams (Straight Theater)
Tea Lautrec Litho
John Seabury
Dennis Loren & Cahoots Graphics / Blue Moon Posters
Don Ryder
Ryan Kerrigan
Mike Storeim of Classicposters.com
SF Rockposters
Matt Leunig
Tripp’s Prints
Pat Ryan
Dennis Larkins
Gary Houston
Paul Imagine
Jon-Paul Bail
Derek Johnson
John Mavroudis
Scotty Roller
Eric King
Josh Bempechat
Perry Pfeffer
Paul Getchell
John’s Collectibles
Star Shields (The Oracle)
Secret Serpents
Ron Donovan
Cliff Yamasaki
Sal Dicheira
Kris Mikkelson
Sherwood Donahue
Larry Freeman
Vince Dugar

See you in San Francisco!

Directions

(note: Hall of Flowers has been renamed the San Francisco County Fair Building.)

Festival of Rock Posters by Lee Conklin

Occupy poster by Chuck Sperry

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents:

Occupy Bay Area

 

Many of our favorite Rock Poster Artists will be featured in a new exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts titled Occupy Bay Area at YBCA running July 7 – October 14, 2012 in Gallery 3.

$10 Admission, $8 Students & Seniors
FREE for YBCA Members & YBCA:You
FREE first Tuesday of each month • noon – 8 pm

Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness. In response to the significant output of art and documentation produced in support of the Occupy Movement in Oakland and San Francisco, YBCA has put together an exhibition of works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of the Movement. Impressively, various political poster artists devoted their talents to messaging the politics and culture of the movement by creating iconic images — designs that were a call to action, or posters announcing an upcoming event. In many ways these works, by twenty-five Bay Area artists, carry forward the region’s long tradition as a leader in political struggles, from the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, to struggles by communities of color in the 1970s, to AIDS activism in the 1980s. The exhibition also includes a selection of photojournalistic and documentary photography and video that serve as a record of the events around the Occupy Movement.

Occupy poster by Alexandra Fischer

Occupy poster by Alexandra Fischer

Additionally, to connect to earlier movements and provide a historical context for the project, the exhibition includes posters and photographs from other political struggles, including the Black Panther Party, I-Hotel in Manilatown (1968–77); the ARC/AIDS Vigil at City Hall (1985–95); the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969–71); the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley (1964–65); and the San Francisco State University protests, to gain an Ethnic Studies program and Black Student Union demands (1968–69).While these earlier movements certainly differ in ways from Occupy, they all are the result of a deep desire for marginalized peoples to be represented and treated fairly.

Occupy poster by Chris Shaw

Occupy poster by Chris Shaw

This exhibition is not meant to represent a fully executed social history, but is a testament of the power of images to evoke the emotional expression of popular and wide-spread sentiments. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99% and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change.

Artists

Occupy poster by Winston Smith

Occupy poster by Winston Smith

Occupy Bay Area Night

July 7, 2012 6:00pm
Grand Lobby – FREE

An evening of live performances, music and community discussion and interaction through the marriage of art and activism as seen by the Occupy movements of the Bay Area. YBCA’s Room for Big Ideas will feature artworks and performance by artist Annie Danger, Jessica Tully and the Oakland-based hip-hop artist Do D.A.T. and his friends will shut us all down.

Flatstock 25 by Dave Hunter

The Rock Poster Society (TRPS) is pleased to announce the rock poster art event of the summer. TRPS is teaming up with the American Poster Institute to present Flatstock 25 – By the Bay on Saturday July 10, 2010 at the Hall of Flowers in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. The show will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The FLATSTOCK poster show series is presented by the American Poster Institute (API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. The Flatstock shows in Austin, Seattle, Chicago, and Hamburg are known worldwide as premier events in the poster world. The very first Flatstock was held in San Francisco back in the nineties, and they’ve long wanted to come back out here for their landmark 25th show.

TRPS’ Rock Art By the Bay artists show has been a regular happening every summer for some years now. Melded with the Flatstock event, this will be a very special show. TRPS is thrilled to be working with API to bring this landmark event to San Francisco.

In keeping with Flatstock and Rock Art By the Bay tradition, this show will be artists-only, and admission is FREE to the public. We’re expecting an outstanding lineup of artists for this one, and this is a great opportunity for us to introduce a lot of new faces to the Bay Area poster community. Mark down the date Saturday July 10, 2010 on your calendars. You won’t want to miss this one! I hope to see you there!

Artists Include:
Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, Jon-Paul Bail (Political Gridlock), Dave Hunter, Jay Ryan, Geoff Peveto, Mig Kokinda, Stanley Mouse, David Singer, Carolyn Ferris, Randy Tuten, Mike Budai, John Seabury, Frank Kozik, John Van Hamersveld, Alan Forbes, Justin McNeal, Joanna Wecht, Dave Welker, Fred Hosman, Uncle Charlie Hardwick, Sean Carroll, Bob Masse, Summer Makovkin, John Howard, Gregg Gordon, Isaac Menge, Lee Conklin, Norman Orr, Lil Tuffy, Lindsey Kuhn, Jason Munn, Dirk Fowler, Scrojo, Burlesque of North America, Mike King, Dennis Loren, Mark Behrens, Farley Bookout, Gary Houston, Dan Black, Alan Hynes, David D’Andrea, Kevin Tong, Marq Spusta, Nels Jacobson, Chris Peterson, Two Rabbits Studio, Marty Boe, Pat Ryan, Chris Shaw, Alexandra Fischer, Paul Imagine, Dan Stiles, Ryan Kerrigan & Travis Bone

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