The next Oakland Stock is April 27

Come eat a lovely meal, vote on and support artist projects, and have a swell time.

Sunday, April 27, 6pm
Artist Deadline- Sunday, April 20, 11:59 pm
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Tickets- Reserve tickets at oaklandstock@gmail.com, pay at the door, cash only. Reservations are required to ensure seating.
Cost- $10
Menu: Soup, of course! Hearty salad & artisan bread will accompany the meal.
Chef + Hosts: Lexa Walsh & Elena Durante
Who’s Invited: You are! Soup lovers, artists and those interested in supporting them.
Plus: Hear from Suki O’Kane & The Mailbox Cinema, winner of January’s event

Ratto’s
821 Washington Street
Old Oakland
94607
www.rattos.com

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their favorite project to support and the winning artist takes the money to use for her/his work. The winner presents their project’s progress at the next meal, usually about 6 weeks later. Sometimes success in the art world seems pretty random.
Oakland Stock offers an opportunity for community members to support the cultural production they find important through Food, Funding, Feedback, & Followup.
Support for Oakland Stock is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.

Apply as a LOCAL (Bay Area) ARTIST or PROJECT- It’s easy!:

Submit a simple proposal following the directions
below to oaklandstock@gmail.com

The first 6 proposals that meet the requirements (below) will be included in the running. Please prepare to pitch your project with a brief powerpoint presentation (assembled by Stock staff with your application materials). If funded, you will be responsible for making a presentation to the Oakland Stock community regarding your progress on this project at the next Stock dinner, approximately 6 weeks after receiving the grant or date TBD.

Artist Deadline- Sunday, April 20th, 11:59 pm.
These guidelines let us know that you know what your project is about.

1. Name of Project

2. Briefly (100 words) describe what your project is

3. Briefly (200 words) describe the cultural, historical, aesthetic, etc. context of your project. Why is this work important here and now?

4. What will you do with the winnings? i.e. “I will buy editing time at the local video lab…”, etc.

5. Write a brief slogan for your project to make it memorable to the audience electorate!

6. 3 images (as individual jpegs, 72 dpi, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction)

Food!

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And the winner is : Suki O’Kane’s Mailbox Cinema.

The Mailbox Cinema

Project Description:

I’m refurbishing a mailbox so it can be experienced as a miniature movie theater when opened. Modified with a projection and audio system in the back, The Mailbox Cinema will be installed in public, appearing, disappearing, and reappearing with small stories of place: along the Key Route, outside the Bonanza, on the steps of the Calvin Simmons, or tracking locations with the name Chabot on them from the water to the hills. Running for 12 months, each site will screen a a unique two-minute original film with composed soundtrack that reflects the history of its location and an aesthetic meditation.

Context & Rationale:

I have long been fascinated by the collision of public art, film and music, and since 2005 have created projects that convened anywhere from six to sixty artists in monumental relighting and sound sculpting of civic space. One of the goals of the project was to transform a place so completely that audiences returning to these locations could never see them in the same way.

My interest now is in pairing that accidental transformation, and a community of artists, with very small experiences, giving Oaklanders opportunities to dig in to our history through its hidden fixtures. The Mailbox Cinema is intended to reward the curious; intersect with the cultures of secret Oakland and nonchalance that promotes the animation of civic space through storytelling, ephemera and the social practice of creative observation; and enter our conversations about Oakland’s public space and its uses. It is a sculpture, an installation, a musical instrument, and a curatorial canvas.

The design purposefully combines the anachronistic with newer, enabling technologies. It draws on my practice in music, sound design and intermedia while giving me the opportunity to develop and incorporate new skills in microcontroller fabrication at the heart of the mailbox’s interactive performance.

Purpose of Funds:

Oakland Stock funds will support my Arduino microcontroller coursework fees and materials at Tech Shop San Francisco, the community-based workshop and prototyping studio. Tech Shop paces this comprehensive training over 18 hours at a typical cost of $515.

Slogan:

“More than philatelic, it’s psychedelic. It’s Cinema in a Mailbox.”

The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening! The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening! The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening! The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening! The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening! The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening!

The contender’s of Jan. 26th Oakland Stock. Congratulations to everyone for great presentations and a lively evening!

Here’s a peek at what’s to come Sunday!

We’re so excited that we have 7 great proposals for this month’s Oakland Stock dinner, as well as a fabulous seasonal menu planned. We will also hear from Temescal InSitu, the winners of the last grant, who have successfully embarked on their project. Please join us for this wonderful evening supporting artsts’ projects!

Artists/Projects presenting for funding:

Lea Redmond, Monika and Nathan Rose- Lovelier Realities: Envisioning Bay Area Enterprise

Suki O’Kane- The Mailbox Cinema

The Thick Rich Ones- Typeface

Lana Williams, Lindsay Tully and Conrad Guevara- Bonanza 5: Body Party

Philip McGaughy- Shapes In The World


Connie Hockaday- Always Get on the Boat

Ranko VUKČEVIĆ- His Little Hobby


Le Menu:

White Bean, Sausage, & Escarole Stew with Polenta

Creamy Pumpkin Soup (vegan)

Salad of Quinoa, Radishes, Fennel, Mandarins, Olives

Fox & Lion Bread

Italian Sweets


Please reserve your seats by writing to oaklandstock@gmail.com. Reservations must be made to assure seating.

Looking forward to a wonderful evening!

Lexa

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Oakland Stock
Sunday, January 26th, 6pm- 8:00-ish
Ratto’s
821 Washington Street, Old Oakland
$10 at the door, cash only

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their favorite project to support and the winning artist takes the money to use for her/his work. The winner presents their project’s progress at the next meal, usually about 6-8 weeks later.

Sometimes success in the art world seems pretty random. Oakland Stock offers an opportunity for community members to support the cultural production they find important through Food, Funding, Feedback, & Followup. Support for Oakland Stock is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant.

The proposals are flying in today

Make your reservation now for January 26th dinner!

Sara and Karla with their winnings for Temescal in Situ. You, too could win up to $500 for your project, or help someone else do it.