Thursday, May 19, 2011

Express it the right way

During our shows at first Friday in the beatiful yet vintage Blue Star arts complex and Second friday at Tobin Hills with our unique curb side gallery, we meet with allot of intresting and inqusitive indivuduals, from artist, to tatto artists and business professionals.  When I speak with them about our foundation and the signigifcance it can serve our community as well as up and coming San Antonio artists, their eyes light up with surprise. Surprised about the fact that we are trying to change the way Graffiti is perceived.  The business owners believe it to be a nussiance, neighborhoods see it as an eye sore, some view it as art, but, those that veiw it as art, are very few. The media has dedicated a significant amount of time protraying Graffiti as if it where a cancersou eye sore.  I can agree with some of their viewpoints, but, not all. Graffiti  is a word used to describe words, markings, or elaborate paintings on public property. Which without the building owners consent is a punishable crime.  And it should be. But, lets us begin to learn about Graffitti before we decide it isn't art or should be viewed upon as an eyes sore. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and The Roman Empire.But today spray paint and marker pens are the most common tools of these artitists. Now, again when I'm speaking of Graffatti as an art I'm not talking about the taggers that write on buildings, street signs, trains, and other public domains, representng their gang affiliation.  A true Graffiti artist expresses social and political messages and has become a type of pop culture. To Graffitti Foundation it is an art form that we want to promote and place in galleries to display the talent that these artitst posses. We want to change the view that graffati is vandalism. 
Controversies and anamosety  surround graffiti and continue to create disagreement amongst city officials and law enforcement and graffitists who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. Let us be your platform to promote your social message the right and legal way.  We will supply you with the tools to not only make a name for yourself, but, money in your pockets when your paintings sell. We are Graffitii Foundation and we stay true to the pop cultural and the ideals these Graffitti artist represent.  If your not a graffitti artists or do not enjoy, please come out to first friday and second friday events and witness for yourself what these graffattii artist can do on a canvas, we have sold many paintings to people that were amazed that it was done by a former "tagger". If Graffatii art isn't your type genre, we also showcase artistits that paint Abstrat art, Impressionism, Expressionism, Realism. If you like drawings with crayons on fifth grade construction paper, I would be more than happy to sell you my nieces amazing drawings. Graffitti foundation is looking for you to help change the negative image behind gfraffiti art and, help the San Antonio art scence become as big if not rival other metropolatin art scences. But, we cannot not do it with out; you the artists and our supporters. Till next post, draw, paint, and express yourself.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WEBSITE Down!!!!

It seems that our website provider has decided to go out of business and not inform anyone of it. site and store are down at the moment, but don't worry, we are working to get everything moved and restored. Please follow the blog and our social pages to see where we will be next. Thanks so much for everyone's support and we will keep you posted when we are back in service.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tobin Hill First Annual Art Fair!

We will be here showcasing some new artists, as well as selling our limited edition goods! Be sure to start out this weekend with a trip to this event. The fair will be located in the Josephine theater Parking lot from 9am - 3pm. Live Music, food, art, what else could anyone want to start their weekend off! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Tonight is the 1st and Maybe Annual Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Overtime Theater!

$5 donations go to help us out and let us continue to bring you new artists and creating art with an impact, $10 donations will get you a $10 GF Voucher redeemable for a t-shirt or future purchases!!!

Here are a list of the Venues that we will be visiting.

Place Start Time Leaving Time
The Overtime Theater 6:00 - 6:15 - 6:30
Acapulco Drive In 6:30 - 7:00
Azuco Nuevo Latino 7:05 - 7:30
Rosario's 7:35 - 8:00
Friendly Spot Ice House 8:05 - 8:30
Liberty Bar at the Convent 8:35 - 9:00
Beethoven Maennerchor 9:05 - 9:30
Casbeer's at the Church 9:35 - 10:00
Blue Star Brewing Co. 10:05 - 10:30
The Overtime Theater 10:35 - 11:00
Joe Blues 11:05 - Closes at 2:00

Please drink responsibly and everyone have a blast!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Logo Tee Available!!!

Represent, support a good cause, and look good doing it! This is our Official Logo Tee available in all sizes and is only $10!! It is printed on a 100% ringspun cotton black Anvil tee with tear-away tags. This shirt is nice, and feels great, you will not be dissappointed...and it's limited to only a run of 25, so hurry and get them while they last! The link above will take you directly to our store!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ofrendas del Corazon

We are very happy to announce our partnership with the Ofrendals del Corazon organization!!

Ofrendas del Corazón is a silent heat art auction and the major fundraiser for the Michael M. Rutledge Legacy Award, a scholarship for PSJA Dual Language students. Michael M. Rutledge passed away on March 25, 2007, and was a sophomore at PSJA North High School at the time. His parents, Melvin and Nelda Rutledge, made the decision to donate his organs. It was through this gift that Michael was able to provide a new chance at life to 5 Texas residents.

Each year wooden hearts are given out and decorated by student, teachers, various community members and notable celebrities. The hearts are decorated as the participant chooses and then sold in an annual silent auction which is held the Friday before Valentine’s Day. All of the proceeds from Ofrendas del Corazon benefit the scholarships given to both PSJA High and PSJA North High Schools.

Anyone interested in participating, or simply making a donation can contact us on Facebook or through e-mail at

Two of our atists, Zach Zamora and Noe De Dios created some outstanding pieces for this great cause. Please contact them, and friend them on their facebook page by following the link above for more information about this great cause.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tobin Hill Artwalk This Friday!

It's Second Friday everyone, which means it is time for the Tobin Hill Artwalk, also known as "Art on the Hill". This Friday will be special, since we are invited to the Serendipity Artspace where some of our artists will be doing so live painting which you will be able to take a very "custom" piece home with you! We will also be selling our goods, among many other outstanding artists.

Please see the Flyer and map below, either start or end your night here, it will be a blast and something not to miss!!

Serendipity Artspace is located at 1908 N. St Mary's, 78212