Women Refining the Art of the Streets

Life’s a Ball… Enjoy the Circus

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DO NOT support any circus that uses animals!! We did this mural to support animal rights and give the public an idea of what the old classic circus posters were like. No animal should ever be treated with harm. Do your part to Boycott the circus in your city or town this year!

In the wild, elephants and tigers will walk and run miles each day. Yet in the circus the animals are confined to small cages, or chained, and are unable to move about as they would naturally. The animals are also frequently transported in train cars or in trucks, and kept there for numerous hours or even days at a time. This occurs for many animals up to 90% of their lives.

Artists on this mural: Beth Emmerich, Meme, Lord Pawn, Big Cer, Jenn Ponci, Roar, Eon75, Owie, Melissa, Rachel Pelican.

Organized by artist MEME

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Photo Credit: Kodi Fujii and Ian @thefuenz

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FEW AND FAR: Anniversary Oakland Mural Project


We just completed a new mural in Oakland which we painted on June 12th weekend to celebrate Few and Far’s 4 year anniversary. The mural, titled ‘Ode to Oakland’ celebrates Oaklands rich cultural diversity. It was painted on the side of the East Bay Resources recycling center on Mandela Parkway and is over 150′ long and 19′ high. We painted the entire thing over one weekend with 14 women working full days and late nights. The back side of the building was painted by friends of Few and Far making the entire building an outdoor live art event for the weekend. We had plenty of great local support including a slew of awesome Bay Area DJ’s who kept the tunes pumping into the night. Thanks to all the folks who brought us food, drinks, and came down to watch us work. We definitely felt the Oakland love! Go check out the finished wall at 26th and Mandela Parkway, opposite Brown Sugar Kitchen, and the back of the building on Willow st.’ Progress shots finished wall images coming soon!

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Great Bates “Style In Progress”

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Bates began writing graffiti in his early teens and despite his tender age soon became one of the most prolific artists within Copenhagen’s budding hip-hop scene of the mid 1980-ties. Already in 1989 he was considered among the leading elite of European graffiti artists, including names such as Loomit from Germany, Mode 2 and Bando from Paris, Delta and Shoe from Amsterdam.
With the internationalization of the European graffiti of the early 1990-ties the rumor of Bates stylistic elegance spread even further and he soon became of the most sought after artists for the big venues around the continent and overseas. He has been invited to paint in more than 30 countries, on all five continents. In 1998 he was the second artist to be featured in On the Run’s biographical series on international graffiti writers. In his graffiti art Bates combines a traditionalist New York feeling for style, with an emphasis on a logic flow of letters, dynamic and swinging rhythms of bars and arrows, with a European sense of technique, of sharp lines, with a graphic verve and an near flawless can control.

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Mural Fundraiser!! We need your help!

Oakland Recycling Center gets Face-lift from Female Art Collective

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Oakland, CA – Saturday, June 13th, marks the first day that art collective Few & Far will
start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland at 2430 Mandela Parkway. The
building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers,
is one of the largest recycling facilities in the San Francisco area. Situated directly across
the street from locally owned soul food eatery Brown Sugar, this mural will focus on
representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents of the city.
Few & Far is an all-female art collective compiled of artists from around the US and
beyond, a few of whom call San Francisco their home. Along with three Bay Area artists,
12 women will be flying in from across the U.S. to paint the massive wall. This project is
especially significant to Few & Far because June 2015 marks the fourth year since the
collective’s inception. The group’s goals are to travel, paint, skateboard, empower
women and girls, and to help those less fortunate when possible. Few & Far has been
involved in numerous non-profit events over the last 4 years, as well as donated time and
energy to many social causes.

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Each mural they complete encapsulates an organic salt of the earth spirit; with this
particular piece the women of Few & Far seek to bolster outside awareness of Oakland’s
rich culture, its native communities and the original residents of a city filled with civic
pride. With gentrification and cost-of-living increases working synergistically to slowly
displace Oakland’s people, Few & Far wants this mural to make a positive statement
about a strong community of all races living and working together in Oakland.

Additional Info:
To learn more about this wall and Few & Far, please visit: “Go Fund Me”
@FEWANDFARWOMEN

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Skateboarding Hall of Fame 2015

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The International Skateboarding Hall of Fame was created in 2009 by Todd Huber, proprietor and co-founder of SKATELAB skatepark and museum in Simi Valley, California.

“I’m the biggest fan of skateboarding, ever, and I noticed that waterskiing had a Hall of Fame. So I thought skateboarding deserves its own Hall of Fame as well,” said Todd Huber, adding: “The award has been growing steadily and is now in its sixth year. And looking around the room, all the key people in skateboarding are here tonight. That really says something about what we are doing for skateboard history.”

This sentiment was echoed by the master of ceremonies, 1970s professional skateboarder Dave Hackett who reminded the audience: “We are all privileged to have been able to follow our hearts and dreams into skateboarding.”

For the first time in Hall of Fame history, this year’s list of inductees also included professional skateboarders from the 1990s – Elissa Steamer and John Cardiel – because the period in time that is now eligible for the historic award.

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2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees:
1960s Brian Logan
1970s Era One – Henry Hester
1970s Era Two – Duane Peters
1980s Era One – Neil Blender
1980s Era Two – Chris Miller
1990s John Cardiel
1970s Female – Robin Logan
1980s Female – Cara-Beth Burnside
1990s Female – Elissa Steamer
2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icon Award Recipients:
Steve Van Doren
James O’Mahoney
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Few and FAR @TEDxSJSU

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Last week Few and Far members Ursula X. Young, Jenn Ponci, Agana and a few others were invited paint live, where we also set up an art insulation at TEDx held at the University of San Jose. We painted a life size coloring book for everyone attending. Each person that participated received small gift bags from us.

Thanks again Jen Valenzuela
TEDxSJSU Marketing & Communications for invting us to be part of your inspiring event of Diversity!

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Emerging Alchemy

Check out our friend (Kets) Mikael Brandrup upcoming show in LA- “Emerging Alchemy” – a multi media collaboration with the photographer Thomas Fryd.
The result is 15 original collaborative pieces and two sculptures. Mikael Brandrup

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Opening Reception on Saturday, May 16th @7pm – 10pm
Project Gallery’s exciting new location is at:

1625 17th Street, Suite 2A
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Few and Far artist AGANA goes to Senegal

FestiGraff 5 an annual international graffiti festival in Dakar, Senegal. Hosted by the Senegalese godfather of graffiti Docta of Doxandem Squad featuring Jay One of France, Martha Cooper of NYC and DJ Agana of TDK and Few and Far Women.

First Mural Series: Derkeley Neighborhood
Second Mural Series: The Artists’ Village’
Third Mural Series: Pikine Music Studio
Fourth Mural Series: The Toll Highway
Fith Mural Series: Neighborhood In Rufisque
Sixth Mural Series: Médina Market
Gallery: “Liberte & Tolerance” exhibit at Galerie Le Manege de L’institut Francais de Dakar

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Featured artists:

Seika, Joule Creative, Bandi, Spasm, Just One, Ibrama, Deris, Stone, Sincelor, Kadidiatou, Vespa, Justin, Kara, Refa, Agana, Toons, Dr33, Cartel de caracas, Hensen, Bankslave, Smi, Trez, Jay One, Batsh, Monsier cana, Samee, Ipns, Alezia, Sane Twom Kows, Breeze, Falko One, Afro, Divassa, King Mow, B-Key, Grafixx, Zeinixx, Krafts, Krack, Chimere, Beaugraff, Diabloss, Mbautta, Triga, Guiso, Nourou, Al Pacino, Kromagnon, Layediz, Mat’art, Madzoo, Fada, Romeij, Misgo, Seita 7, Docta

Music by DJ Slat, DJ Pol, DJ Zeina, DJ Leuz

Edited by Xirix and DJ Agana April 2014
Shot by Elena Berman and Vanessa Espinoza
Music by: “Kumu Neexul” Viviane Copyright Claim by Believe

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Mad C “Bits and Pieces”

MADC’s opens 2nd of May at Gallery Wallworks in New York. Here is a little info on the show:

“Even though heavily abstracted, MadC’s canvases are compiled of graffiti pieces assembled through energetic, layered brush strokes. The many transparent layers create an intriguing depth in each piece. For this exhibition MadC chose to paint mainly small format pieces – bits and pieces. All 20+ canvases have never been seen before. In addition to the canvases, gallery Wallworks will release a new 8 layer MadC screen print. Gallery Wallworks and MadC welcome you to the opening on Saturday, May 2nd.”

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