- Live art on Oct 27, 2018 On Saturday, you can see me in action painting live at Oakland Storytellers: A Benefit for Chapter 510, 6-9pm at 7 West (near West Oakland Bart). I'm thrilled to be able to paint some of my all-time favorite artists, including musician and film-maker Boots Riley, and to help raise money for the Oakland affiliate of 826 Valencia. Also, I'll be in my Halloween costume.
- The Art Don't Stop in Bernal Heights on Oct 28 Start your holiday shopping at the Fiesta on the Hill neighborhood street party, Sunday 10am-4pm, Cortland Ave. I'll have a table in the "Made in Bernal" section to show off some small canvases and drawings. You can make this part of your Open Studios tour, or just part of your fun day enjoying live music, food trucks, and overwhelming neighborhood charm. Costume parade with marching band at noon.
- Here comes the judge on Nov 3 Allow me to brag for a moment: I have the great honor of being a judge at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Classic benefiting Leap Arts in Education. This will be a fun party on the beach for all ages. Come and watch the power go to my head.
- Art for bikes on Dec 2 The painting at the top of this email is "Sunday in Dolores Park". The only place to see it and buy it will be as part of the art auction at Winterfest, Sunday, Dec 2, 2-6pm, County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Support the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to keep making the streets safer and more accessible for everyone in the city.
Anytime: You can always contact Todd to schedule a studio visit to see the art in person.
Studio Sale at the Bernal Hillwide Garage Sale
August 11, 9am-2pm
103 Crescent Ave (sidewalk)
Agave Inspiration Happy Hour
Drink and Draw
5-7pm on Tuesday, October 7.
Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen
130 Townsend Street at 2nd.
San Francisco, CA
There will be generous happy hour deals on Herradura Tequila and cocktails to inspire your doodles and scribbles.
Todd Berman has a strangely democratic artistic process, often using drawings and ideas from the public in his paintings. So when he got selected to be one of the 10 artists in Herradura Tequila's Barrel Art program, he knew he'd need help.
That mean's he'll need people to drink the craft tequila to see what it makes them draw. You don't need any drawing skill to participate - you just need to be open to agave and inspiration.
Invite your friends RSVP on Facebook.
City of Awesome at City Hall
Now on display in the office of
Supervisor David Campos
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF, CA
Berman will discuss his City of Awesome art project and his approach to community informed art at a reception on
July 10, 2014, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook
Devoto Orchards will be pouring a sampling of their hard ciders.
The exhibit, titled City of Awesome, captures San Francisco’s bold civic character and quirky individuals through a unique crowd-sourcing technique in which Berman collects self-portrait drawings made by people of all ages and uses them as collage material for a series of large collaborative paintings.
The office/gallery is open 9am-5pm during weekdays through August 8th, 2014.
Findings from the Awesomeness Inquiry
an exhibit of new paintings of San Francisco
2901 Mission St. (at 25th Street)
Thursday, September 26
6:30pm - 8pm at Mission Pie
Through painting and collaborative art, Todd Berman has pursued an inquiry into the awesomeness of San Francisco. The result is a series of paintings now on the wall at Mission Pie. Come to view the paintings and to share your ideas about what best represents the awesomeness of our city.
The exhibit continues until October 5, 2013
Mon – Fri 7a-10p
What makes San Francisco so awesome? What threatens that awesomeness?
We'll be using art to explore these questions during a pop-up residency, the Center for the Study of Awesomeness, August 10-11.
To be a full partner in this project, sign up for the workshop, "How to use visual art to build community and raise awesomeness," Sat. Aug 10, 11am-4pm.
The City of Awesome at
John Brody Salon
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening party in March, and thank you to everyone who drew pictures of their own awesomeness at the party or when they came in for their haircut. See pictures on Facebook.
Happy Hour and Art Jam for Arts Education
On the summer solstice come to the sunny patio of El Rio for happy hour and creative fun to help promote arts education in San Francisco. From 4-6pm, a portion of all drink sale revenue will be donated to Arts Ed Matters to advocate for a strong presence of the arts in public education.
We will also make some art together.
Facebookers RSVP and invite your friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/466617086753393/
City of Awesome
An exhibit of urban landscapes and crowdsourced
community paintings by Todd Berman
Mission Pie, 2901 Mission St at 25th, SF, CA
Reception: Thursday, Dec 15, 6-8pm with artist talk at 7pm
Mission Pie anniversary celebration: January 3, 2012
Exhibit: December 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Mon – Fri 7a-10p, Sat 8a-10p, Sun 9a-10p
How do YOU make San Francisco more awesome?
The Art Don't Stop at Mission Pie, Sept-Oct 2012