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The Art Don't Stop at Good Cap
Friday July 31, 2009
by appointment

While Todd is traveling, the "philanthrocapitalists" at the firm Good Capital have agreed to host a small exhibit of work in their San Francisco offices.

Contact Good Capital to visit (or buy) a few "collective vision" paintings or to find out how you can improve the world with your investments.

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It's All Gotta Go
Saturday June 28, 2008

TheArtDontStop is hitting the road. Lauren and I are embarking on our travels. We're going east until we're back in San Francisco. That means there's a closetful of art that will look better on your wall than in a storage unit for a year.

Now is a good time to get a great deal on an original painting.0

Look at this "Buying Art" section for ways to buy art or just contact me about which painting you'd like.

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Hometown San Francisco
Wednesday May 14, 2008
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Hometown San Francisco
the city as seen by the next generation
an exhibit of multiple art projects in a variety of media
as a part of the Galileo Academy Open House

Wednesday, May 14th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
1150 Francisco St (main gate between Polk and Van Ness)

So many of us move to San Francisco as adults and move away again to start families. Still, San Francisco has thousands of children growing up here. As teenagers, they have a unique perspective that needs to be heard.

Some neighborhoods that adults view as playgrounds might be dangerous battlegrounds for youth while other areas that adults fear may be home for the kids. Meanwhile, the attractions that draw tourists from around the world serve as a backdrop for teenagers as they go to school and then their jobs, where they don't always realize how special it is to be exposed to such a diversity of people.

On May 14th, the public is invited to visit Galileo Academy of Science and Technology for an exhibition of art by the talented students and faculty of this public high school. The Galileo community has been working together to use video, web design, drawing, writing, performance and pavement pounding research to explore the character of San Francisco from the perspective of people who are growing up here.

Todd Berman, artist-in-residence and acting librarian, will be displaying a series of collaborative paintings of the city. Berman has been creating art collaboratively with San Francisco residents for years now. His process is simple – he asks people at an event or on the street to express themselves on a small piece of paper, then he collages those papers into a larger painting. The resulting series of paintings, which have involved hundreds of people in the creative process, have found their way onto the covers of 96 Hours and a Sociology textbook.

When the librarian at Galileo Academy decided to take a sabbatical for the 2007-08 school year, Berman agreed to be his substitute for the year seeing an opportunity to become an artist-in-residence for the school. The library has become a gallery and studio this year where students who visit are invited to leave their mark.

Berman's collaborative works will be only one part of the exhibit.

Students in the new Academy of Hospitality and Tourism will be screening their digital "My Neighborhood... A Digital Story" projects. Students from the Academy of Information Technology will be screening documentary short films created in coordination with the Adobe Youth Voices program. Students from some freshman computer classes will be seeking your submissions to their as-yet unnamed collaborative 'zine about San Francisco (which will utilize the most modern web 2.0 techniques to create content for a decidedly low-tech medium). Meanwhile, other students will be rocking, dancing, drumming and acting as part of the annual talent show in the auditorium.

The school will be open to visitors on May 14 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

relevant links: examples of Todd's "Collective Vision" paintings.
Press coverage of similar projects.
Galileo's Academy of Hospitality and Tourism,
Galileo's Academy of Information Technology.

Advertising image created by Cherisha.

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Party Like a Walk Star!
Friday April 18, 2008
6 - 10pm

I will have a painting in the art auction at "Party Like a Walk Star!," a fund-raiser for Walk SF held annually by David Barker + Partners Architects. This is your chance to get a great deal on one of my Power to the Peaceful paintings.

WalkSF Benefit Party

David Baker + Partners Office
461 Second Street Loft C127
San Francisco
April 18th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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April at the Artist-Xchange
Friday April 4, 2008
reception 7pm-10pm

Come see some new paintings at the Artist Xchange Gallery during the month of April. This image is "Art Veggies," a drawing I made at the January 5, 2007 opening. The Artist-Xchange always has DJ's and snacks at it's receptions making it a nutritious part of your complete night out.

Join us for the opening reception on
Friday, April 4, 7pm-10pm
Todd will attend from 7-8:30pm.

Artist-Xchange Gallery
3169 16th Street
San Francisco


Mon-Fri: 12pm - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 10am - 8pm

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A Pierre Valley Nieghborhood Art Project
Sunday March 9, 2008
2pm - 6pm

A Pierre Valley Neighborhood Art Project

March 9
Martha and Bros. Coffee
1551 Church Street (at Duncan)

Pierre Valley is a terrific little neighborhood.
It is hip, worldly and quaint all at the same time.
Situated on the border between the Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, and Glen Park, it is an ideal place for San Franciscans to meet up to explore why we all value our neighborhoods so much.

On March 9, we'll be celebrating Pierre Valley and the neighborhood spirit that exists throughout San Francisco.

As a continuation of the series of "collective vision" paintings, I will be creating a painting from the ideas and drawings of neighbors. Everyone can enjoy a creative experience and an opportunity to connect with their neighbors in a new and pleasant way.

People who stop by can draw a little portrait (no skill needed!) of themselves in the neighborhood or write down ideas about what "Pierre Valley" makes them think of. The results will be collaged into a collective self-portrait of the area.

Click here to see this event on Facebook.

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A Library Art Show
Wednesday December 5, 2007
12:00pm - 6:00pm

The Galileo Academy Library will become an art gallery for a day.

Wed., Dec. 5, Noon - 6:30pm
1150 Francisco St. (between Polk and Van Ness)
(Before 4pm, you will need to sign in as a visitor in the main office)

Some of the art that will be featured:

Moffett's Inferno - a visual reinterpretion of Dante's Inferno in acrylic and mixed media by Ms. Moffett's 2nd Period class
What Are You Afraid Of? - a collaborative installation created by students confronting their fears in the library
Prophe-See TV - the future of our own creation, created collaboratively on a scroll of canvas
Courtney Clicks - photography by Gerry Courtney
G-House Studios Films - Flash and video films created in room 101.

And also:
"What Haven't You Told You're Mother?" - project by The Wendies
Art by Kyra Rice
Musings on Macbeth - Ms. Maroun's class creates art inspired by Shakespeare.

And More!

Pictured here is "Galileo Library in the Afternoon Sun" generously purchased and donated to the library from these people.

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Thursday October 18, 2007

Artmigos is a clever new tool to help people pool money together to buy art as a gift or for a cause. Let's try this out.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to buy "Galileo Library in the Afternoon Sun" to display at the school on this Artmigos page.
Now, you can help buy "The Ideal School," a Collective Vision painting, for Galileo while raising money for continuing art projects and classes at the school.

If you see a piece of artwork (anyone's artwork) that inspires you but would wreck your budget, contact Artmigos.
1: Pick a piece of art and contact the artist with event details ( e.g. recipient name, event date, etc.)
2: Invite your friends to contribute toward the gift online. keeps a running tally of contributions, along with a list of givers.
3: Collect your art. When the purchase price is reached, provides a certificate listing the names of all givers.

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Collective - Yelpers’ Reflections on City Life & Community
Thursday August 16, 2007
7:30pm - 11:00pm

Yelp and Space Gallery present:

COLLECTIVE – YELPERS’ REFLECTIONS ON CITY LIFE & COMMUNITY , a two-week juried exhibit of mixed media artworks with an emphasis on community and city living.

Featured Artists: Howard Chambers - Benjamin Hebel - John Mavroudis - Kevin Simpson - Andy Reed - Jennifer Simpson - Rebecca Meredith -Lenea Maibaum - Todd Berman - Tim Van - Kai Haley - Amy Martin - TL Cheung - David Kim - Colin Stjolt - Alyssa Cambell - Shayna Cohen - Amy Wright - Rachelle Cohen - Ian Moore - Mona Brooks - Ravi Subramanyan - Jason Arnold - Eric Brooks - Jeff Singer - Lena Reynoso - Alice Stribling And John Mavroudis

Where: Space Gallery 1141 Polk St (at Sutter)

When: Exhibition Runs: Aug 6th - 19th
Public Reception – August 16th, 7:30pm to 11:00pm
RSVP to with "Collective 8/16 Reception" in the subject line!
Music by kitsch-pop phenom Uni and her Ukelele.

There will also be a special reception from 6:30-7:30 with free sake drinks and cheese spread. Contact Todd to get on his guest list.

Call Space Gallery at 415-377-3325.

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Humanity Vs. Nature
Friday July 20, 2007
6:30pm - 11:00pm

Humanity vs. Nature
At Toad's Restaurant
1499 Valencia at 26th St.
6:30-11:00pm (including a little burn at the end)
Friday, July 20

What is the relationship between humanity and nature?

This is the question that we keep getting faced with - whether we're devotees of Al Gore or we're preparing for the "Green Man" Burning Man. Come see some art that will help you figure it out.

Toad's will be introducing new dishes paired with new wines.

The night will end with a backyard bonfire - don't miss it!

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