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June 2014  

In This Issue
SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview
Fabric Volunteers Needed
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
June 14 - Collage Workshop
June 21 - Buttonhole Stitch Books
June 28 & 29 - 3-D Mosaics
July 12 - Mixed Media Assemblage
Drop In Jewelry Making
SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview
June 12th - July 26th

Opening Reception:
Thurs, June 12th
5 - 8pm

Join us for our 5th art exhibition SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview being held at the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources and Public Glass.

This year's exhibition showcases the creative reuse tradition and talents of the artists who are affiliated with the Bayview. Artists who live, work, shop, or participate in Bayview programs like Building Resources, SCRAP, Recology AIR, and Public Glass.

Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a Community Arts in the
Bayview grant.

Calling Fabric Rolling Volunteers!
SCRAP Fabric
SCRAP needs volunteers to help roll our mountain of SCRAP fabric! Email
SCRAP in the Community
Join us for a "Leather and Lace" project!

3rd on Third 

June 19, 5pm-8pm

Bayview 3rd Street Corridor

Join SCRAP at the 3rd on Third party, celebrating Juneteenth. We'll be doing a hands on creative reuse project with our Bayview community.

Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Larkspur Farmer's Market
Every Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm
Join SCRAP's artists in a creative reuse activity every Saturday at the Larkspur Farmer's Market

Board Report

This May the SCRAP Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers to guide our organization over the next twelve months.

These volunteers give of their time and talents every month overseeing the governance of this amazing creative reuse center.  At SCRAP we work together by serving our customers and staff with the highest level of respect and effectiveness, staying on mission, and of thanking the community.  


2014 SCRAP Board of Directors:


Board President-

Michael Bongiorni


Treasurer -  

Cathy Hwang


Secretary -  

Sharon Spain


Vice President -

Joel Puliatti


At large - Kathryn Hyde, Lilly Murphy, Jill Petersen, Larisa Dzwonczyk, Becky Barton


Let's take a moment to recognize those board members that have provided us with leader- ship over the last year; they are moving onto new roles:

-Jack Gold has guided the Governance Committee for the last several years, is leaving our board. Thank you for your work and direction.

-Becky Barton and Larisa Dzwonczyk are continuing on the board but are no longer serving as vice president and secretary. They are devoting more of their time to their new and growing families.

-Michael Shiloh has moved off the SCRAP board to dedicate more time to teaching art.


Would you like to be part of this wonderful team? Please contact

Kathryn Hyde, Chair of Governance committee at 
Michael Bongiorni

SCRAP Board President

SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse
in the Bayview
Preview Reception
June 7th at
Hot Glass Cold Beer, Public Glass

Quick Links
SCRAP's mission
is to stimulate creativity and
environmental awareness in children and adults through promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been discarded as waste.

This month, I am so delighted to invite you to our Art Exhibition, SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview. The Exhibition will feature 68 pieces of creative reuse artwork created by 41 artists connected to the Bayview. This year, we are partnering with two great community nonprofits, Building Resources and Public Glass to highlight the amazing artwork of our amazing community artists. The exhibition will feature four different events in the two exhibition locations. I hope to see you at our exhibition opening this Thursday at The Reclaimed Room at Building Resources. We'll also be hosting a family friendly hands on creativity day there, a closing reception at Public Glass with a creative reuse project as well as engaging the Bayview Community by hosting creative reuse projects at the popular 3rd on Third events. 


SCRAP's art exhibitions are always so amazing because of the range and creativity of the artwork. Check out Clint Imboden's spheres created out of used hacksaw blades, emiko oye's intricate lego jewelry, Mariana Nelson's yarn ball interpretation of computer code, Maureen Delema's shattered glass mosaic sculpture and so much more.


We couldn't have done this great work without the collaboration of our wonderful community partners, the hard work of our amazing Exhibition and Program Coordinator, Jenny Morningstar and funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a Community Arts in Bayview grant.  


Hope to see you at one of our exhibition events,


Shuai Chen 

SCRAP Executive Director
SCRAP Workshop -

Collage w/ Roxanna Walker 

Saturday, June 14th  1-4pm    fee: $40


Celebrate your innate creativity with an afternoon of collage led by local mixed media artist Roxanna Walker. Collage is an excellent medium for anyone who yearns to create -- no formal art background required! Collage is a no-pressure technique with no mistakes. Roxanna will lead participants as they delve into SCRAP for images and other elements that inspire and speak to  them. Participants will go home with at least one collage and lots of inspiration for your next visit to SCRAP.


About Roxanna

Roxanna Walker is a San Francisco artist who has spent her life exploring creativity, initially with writing before transitioning to collage and mixed media. She has studied with several Bay area artists, shows her art locally, and pursues her passion full-time. 


SCRAP Workshop -

Buttonhole Stitch Books w/ C.J. Grossman 

Saturday, June 21st  12-4pm    fee: $45


Join book artist C.J. Grossman and learn how to make this fun book structure that can be used to create a journal or sketchbook that opens flat and can incorporate wonderful cover designs. The name comes from the buttonhole stitch used and sewn on the outside of the journal. Your book can be decorated with beads or buttons and other materials found at SCRAP. A great book for gifts, this is a popular structure that you can recreate at home with ease.


About C.J.  

C.J. Grossman is a mixed media artist and art teacher specializing in Book Arts and unique paper cuts. She exhibits her books, mixed media altars, assemblage and paper cut out books nationally. She has taught thousands of students how to make books, and also teachers educators and parents how to make books with kids. 


SCRAP Workshop -

3-D Mosaics w/ Jane Schafgans  

Saturday, June 28th  10am-4pm

Sunday, June 29th  10-1pm     fee: $80


Join mosaic artist Jane Schafgans as she  delights and dazzles once again with her mosaic techniques that add color and visual interest enhancing any object or form. In this workshop Jane will show participants how to create mosaics on 3-dimensional surfaces. Participants will be able to use materials from SCRAP or bring their own 3-dimensional objects to work on. It should be small enough to complete the first day. The second day participants will choose their grout color and finish the piece.


About Jane
Jane Schafgans, native San Franciscan, has been working with mosaics for many years. Besides teaching adults, she has also worked as an artist in residence, partnering with fellow artist Kim Payne, in several public and private schools in S.F, facilitating mosaic murals designed and created by students. She has also volunteered on several public works mosaic installations around the city.


SCRAP Workshop -

Saturday, July 12th 10 - 4pm   fee: $60

In this full-day workshop participants Reddy22214will create a mixed media assemblage using the myriad materials of SCRAP. Endless stories can be told. Come and materialize your story. Put an intention into your artwork and play with mixed media, glass and collage.


About Reddy
For over 30 years Reddy Lieb has been working with glass and recycled materials to create both conceptual and functional work. She was Artist-in-Residence at Recology San Francisco, aka the garbage dump. And received her MFA from the California College of Art. Reddy loves inspiring the creative process in people and has been doing so for over 20 years.


Click here to register.

($5 suggested donation)
Maker Faire Photos
Goodbye Party for Ute, SCRAP Staff

Board and Staff party at Michael Bongiorni's home

SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Reusable Art Parts) 
Location: 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124