Dan Nicoletta, stopped by recently to autograph sheets of Harvey Milk Forever stamps. He was in town for the public dedication for the stamp, with ceremonies in the City Hall rotunda. The stamp was designed based on an image of Harvey Milk from a photograph taken by Nicoletta in 1977.
We are pleased to be able to offer this keepsake sheet of stamps for $9.80 plus a donation to the Harvey Milk Foundation.
The Harvey Milk Foundation is a global non-profit charitable organization that promotes Harvey Milk’s legacy through human rights education and global outreach efforts. Harvey Milk (1930-1978) became the first openly gay major elected official in the United States when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November 1978. The foundation was founded by Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey’s campaign manager and political aide. For more information on the Harvey Milk Foundation, please visit: http://milkfoundation.org
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a sheet of stamps and make your donation.
The HARVEY MILK® image is licensed by the Harvey Milk Foundation.
© 2014 U.S.Postal Service
Photo by Daniel Nicoletta circa 1977
If you happen to be in the Philippines and need consular services at the US Embassy you will be greeted by two stunning artworks by David Tomb. The Rufous Hornbill and Blue-capped Kingfisher are now in their permanent collection.
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines 1000
The White House celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22 with the dedication of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp. On Wednesday May 28 the public is invited to attend the 3:30 p.m.
dedication ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco.
The stamp image is based on a circa 1977 black-and-white photograph of Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera store in San Francisco taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.
The postal service said Milk’s “achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.”
Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.
For their project Re:depiction, Hughen/Starkweather invited staff from the Asian Art Museum to describe from memory an artwork from the museum’s collection. The artists then used the words from each interview to create an abstract work on paper. On the night of the event, Hughen/Starkweather’s abstraction will be shown as large hanging scrolls alongside sound pieces comprised of interview excerpts. Viewers will be provided with maps to locate the original works in the museum, and will be invited to submit their own memory of an artwork of their choice.
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 – 9 pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA, across from City Hall
Free with museum admission ($5 after 5pm)
Dave Schubert’s deep commitment to documenting life on the street and his scholarship of the history of photography equal a powerful body of work. Often risking his own well-being Schubert makes images very few of us would dare to take, even if we were to witness them.
Dave Schubert’s Suicide Days and Nights through April 1 at The Pretty Pretty Collective. PPC, gallery and salon, strives to enrich with inspiring art and a vibrant culture of talent.
3290 22nd Street at Valencia.
All proceeds from the sale of Dave Eggers’ drawings will go to ScholarMatch, a 501(c)3 which connects under-resourced students with resources, schools, and donors to make college possible. We have just listed over 50 new drawings on our site—click here to view.
Walls full? Not ready for an art purchase? You can still help send a low-income student to college and follow your student’s educational journey by donating to ScholarMatch here: https://scholarmatch.org/donate/
In short, we are pleased to work with Dave, pleased to work with ScholarMatch—they do really important work that directly helps our neighbors and community members.
Drawings can be purchased by emailing Noah Lang, email@example.com
and may be viewed here.
Tract: Hughen/Starkweather presents in three exhibitions the solo work of Jennifer Starkweather and Amanda Hughen alongside the collaborative work of Hughen/Starkweather. Their work encompasses both the macro – a large extent of land, and the micro – a nerve system within a human body, transcending the idea of scale.
San Marco Gallery
Saturday November 16
Work by Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather will be on display in Tract, November 7 through December 17 in San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue, San Rafael.
There will be an Artists Talk on Monday, November 11, from 6:30-7:30 PM and an Opening Reception for Tract on Saturday, November 16, from 4-6 PM in Alemany Library.
As collaborators, Hughen and Starkweather have explored a variety of systems and places, and the visual patterns created through the analysis of this data. This includes traffic at airports (vehicular, airplane, freight, people) and most recently in their Bay Bridge Project, the various usages of the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Their mixed-media artworks consider the architecture, engineering, weather, and traffic.
From October 5 to March 28, David Tomb’s Endangered Birds of the Philippines will grace the foyer of the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch Civic Center and the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center on the 5th floor.
On Oct.19th, 1:45pm-2:45pm, Koret Auditorium, David Tomb along with members of Jeepney Projects Worldwide will speak about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines. This presentation is one of the featured events in the 2nd Filipino American International Book Festival running from Oct. 18th through Oct. 20th.
Work by Candace Plummer Gaudiani is featured this fall at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Selected from nearly 900 applicants, 30 artists are included in 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial: Piece Work. On view October 3, 2013 through January 5, 2014, the Biennial will feature more than 70 works, ranging in media from painting and drawing to photography and video.