New Exhibit at SFO – When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters 1966–1971

When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters

When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters 1966–1971

International Terminal
Departures – Level 3 – Pre-Security
September 2014 – March 2015

Includes work by David Singer, Lee Conklin, Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson

From 1966 to 1971, an unprecedented quantity of extraordinary graphic art was produced in the San Francisco Bay Area. This resulted from the demand for posters, handbills, and flyers advertising rock concerts in San Francisco. The two main patrons of this proliferation of posters were Bill Graham – who promoted concerts at the Fillmore and Chet Helms, leader of an organization called the Family Dog, which produced concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.

Big Five SF Poster Artists, 1967Poster artists were often inspired by Art Nouveau masters such as Alphonse Mucha whose blocky lettering was made psychedelic by Wes Wilson. Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse were further drawn to advertising art and appropriated images. Mouse and a Southern California artist named Rick Griffin were also infatuated with the artwork that grew out of hot-rod car culture. Victor Moscoso, on the other hand, created posters that nearly vibrated before the viewer’s eyes.

This exhibition features over 150 posters created by these five artists along with many lesser-known artists who designed posters for shows at the Fillmore and Avalon featuring bands such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.

Guest curator Ben Marks is the Senior Editor of CollectorsWeekly.com and the Vice-President of The Rock Poster Society, whose members kindly loaned all of the posters, postcards, handbills, tickets, and other ephemera for this exhibition. For more information about The Rock Poster Society, please visit TRPS.org.

View the exhibition online.

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When Art Rocked is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition is on view to all Airport visitors from September 29, 2014, to March 22, 2015. There is no charge to view the exhibition.

About SFO Museum

SFO Museum was established by the Airport Commission in 1980 for the purposes of humanizing the Airport environment, providing visibility for the unique cultural life of San Francisco, and providing educational services for the traveling public. The Museum was granted initial accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1999, reaccredited in 2005, and has the distinction of being the only accredited museum in an airport. Today, SFO Museum features twenty-five galleries throughout the Airport terminals displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation. To browse current and past exhibitions, research our collection, or for more information, please visit www.flysfo.com/museum.

When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters

Honeymoon Harvest Poster Release

The Moonalice Honeymoon Harvest Poster Release

According to Moonalice legend, the harmonious period when the farmer reaps the benefits from the fruits of her labor is known as the honeymoon harvest! We’ve harvested a sweet selection of art that is carefully packaged up and ready to send your way. Choose your favorite varieties today!

Freshly Picked

R004 › 8/27/14 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CAAugust 27, 2014
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Doobie Decibel System poster by Alexandra Fischer

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R004

 

 

M746 › 9/10/14 Union Square Live, San Francisco, CASeptember 10, 2014
Union Square Live, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Loren

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M746

 

 

R5 › 9/11/14 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CASeptember 11, 2014
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Doobie Decibel System poster by Carolyn Ferris

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R005

 

 

M747 › 9/13/14 HopMonk Tavern, Novato, CASeptember 13, 2014
Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M747

 

 

M748 › 9/14/14 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CASeptember 14, 2014
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Moonalice poster by Lee Conklin

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M748

 

 

M749 › 9/18/14 Fenix Live, San Rafael, CASeptember 18, 2014
Fenix Live, San Rafael, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M749

 

 

M750 › 9/19/14 KZFR presents Lost on Main, Chico, CASeptember 19, 2014
KZFR presents Lost on Main, Chico, CA
Moonalice poster by Darrin Brenner

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M750

 

 

M751 › 9/26/14 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZSeptember 26, 2014
Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
Moonalice poster by John Mavroudis

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M751

 

M752 › 9/27/14 The Hut, Tucson, AZSeptember 27, 2014
The Hut, Tucson, AZ
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M752

 

 

M753 › 9/28/14 Cactus Jack's Ahwatukee Tavern, Phoenix, AZSeptember 28, 2014
Cactus Jack’s Ahwatukee Tavern, Phoenix, AZ
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M753

 

 

Heirloom Crop

10/7/07 Moonalice poster by David SingerOctober 7, 2007
Hardly Strictly Blue­grass Fes­ti­val
Golden Gate Park, San Fran­cisco, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M21

 

10/10/08 Moonalice poster by Chuck SperryOctober 10, 2008
Nar­row Cen­ter for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Moonalice poster by Chuck Sperry

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M121

 

 

2/17/10 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawFeburary 17, 2010
Trac­tor Tav­ern, Seat­tle, WA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M242

 

10/22/11 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerOctober 22, 2011
WAMM Music Fes­ti­val, Santa Cruz, CA
Poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M425

 

 

11/5/11 Moonalice poster by Dave HunterNovember 5, 2011
19 Broad­way, Fair­fax, CA
Moonalice poster by Dave Hunter

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M429

 

 

6/21/12 Moonalice poster by Dennis LarkinsJune 21, 2012
Summer Concert Series, Moraga, CA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Larkins

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M488

 

 

9/16/12 Moonalice poster by David SingerSeptember 16, 2012
Sweet­wa­ter Music Hall, Mill Val­ley, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M514

 

 

10/7/12 Moonalice poster by Stanley MouseOctober 7, 2012
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Stanley Mouse

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M535

 

 

10/24/12 Moonalice poster by Pat & George SargentOctober 24, 2012
The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
Moonalice poster by Pat & George Sargent

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M541

 

 

10/24/13 Moonalice poster by Gary HoustonOctober 24, 2013
Alhambra Theatre, Portland, OR
Moonalice poster by Gary Houston

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M650

 

 

Moonalice Artists Attending TRPS Festival of Rock Posters in San Francisco on Saturday October 25, 2014

TRPS Festival or Rock Posters poster by Lauren Yurkovich

The Rock Poster Society presents it’s annual event Festival of Rock Posters on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Held at the San Francisco County Fair Building (also known as the Hall of Flowers), this is a must for fans of concert posters!

Attendees will find everything from vintage psychedelic treasures to modern silkscreen rock posters, and of course Moonalice posters! Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the artists behind the poster, and get your favorites signed by them too.

This event runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm and admission will vary depending on the time you arrive, after 3:00pm the event is FREE. Complete list of artists and vendors attending at TRPS.org or join the event on Facebook for more information.

Fall 2104 Festival of Rock Posters list by Carolyn Ferris

Attending Moonalice
Artists Include:

Alexandra Fischer
Carolyn Ferris
Chris Shaw
Chuck Sperry
Dave Hunter
David Singer
Gary Houston
John Seabury
Lauren Yurkovich
Lee Conklin
Stanley Mouse
Wes Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

County Fair Building 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

Pictures from Opening Day of ¡Orale! Kings and Queens of Cool

Yesterday marked the opening of four exhibitions at The Harwood Museum of Art united by the theme ¡Orale! Kings and Queens of Cool. Robin Gascon attended the opening day festivities, and sent us these great pictures she took. The Harwood has never held an exhibition like this, nor had a crowd like this. It is truly exceptional and about the people’s art. Enjoy!

Everyone is encouraged to attend the exhibitions running now through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Complete information about ¡Orale! Kings and Queens of Cool at HarwoodMuseum.org.

presented at The Harwood Museum of Art

From all found or thrown out materials

From all found or thrown out materials

Opening Day of ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool 9/20/14

"Chill, Homie, You need to let that shit go" - Buddha

Greg Moon, Snow Mack, Karen Bojorquez & Dennis Larkins