Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on ROSHAMBONANZA festival is accepting talent

A wonderful day of talented artists, spoken wordsmiths, djs, handmade goodness, raffles, yummy food, brew, and all of your dreams coming true! This is a benefit for Rock Paper Scissors so we can open our new space in Downtown Oakland. You think you’re a good fit to be a spotlight? Well we are still accepting […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Sew POP: Sew, Craft, Make, Together

Bring your sewing, crafting, arting supplies and some snacks to share! We are going to have an open session of starting or finishing those projects that have been lingering in the mind. Get inspired by others and share tips and skills with eachother. Let’s make sweet things together! Sign in on our Facebook event! See […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Open Call! Gender F*ctd

Calling all Artists!!! Does your work explore gender, sex and/or sexuality? We’ve got an open call work submissions and proposals due: May 17th notified by: May 24th with performance itinerary and drop off dates Show opens: June 5th for First Friday Spread the word! Email submissions to

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on 5/10: Your MOM! Patchwork Craft Fair!

Come Carve some Stamps! Bring Your Mom! Pick up some awesome locally crafted gifts from Rock Paper Scissors Collective or one of the other awesome vendors. May 10th, 11am-5pm 55 Harrison St in Jack London Square Spread the WORD!

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the News, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Patchwork Craft Fest here we come

Join us at Patchwork Show: Modern Creative Festival OAKLAND May 11th at Jack London Square 11-5pm. 130+ handmade vendors, artisan food, local music & DIY craft workshops. It’s going to be soooooo much fun

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Open Call for Photography

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is honored to collaborate with Femme Cartel and offer an open call! This concept is fine art photography that happens to come in Instagram form. Think gorgeous shots of everyday life, especially Oakland-centered, arty, urban, lady-positive Instagram snaps. Bonus points for lady photographers, first-timers, artists of Color, and youth artists. Submit up […]

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    Presented by the Rock Paper Scissors Youth Council, Hella Positive is an awesome exhibit showcasing the young artist talent of Oakland!

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on Support RPSC + Manzanita SEED collaboration

We have completed the Manzanita SEED theater set for “The Flipside,” a student written version of Alice in Wonderland. With a beautiful set designed by Fatimah Guienze and help from so many amazing volunteers Rock Paper Scissors Collective and Manzanita SEED invite you to… “The FlipSide” Debuting June 9th @ 5:30pm Manzanita Auditorium, 2409 East […]

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Oakland Art Ride

Oakland Art Ride (OAR) is a collective of arts-focused communities that collaborate to produce art, craft, performance, food, and more in neighborhoods across Oakland. OAR facilitates community building by encouraging artists to come together to sell, make, and show the things they do. OAR organizes a bike tour once a month (also called OAR) to […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on patchwerk press printing collective art show opening

Opening Friday, November 5 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm The members of the Patchwerk Press Printing Collective — a fully-equipped textile and paper printing silk-screening shop in West Oakland — are joining their creative forces to bring you a patchwork of their printing and mixed media explorations. From Friday, November 5 through Friday, November 26, Patchwerk […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on RPSC Art Auction 2010!

SAVE THE DATE Art Auction 2010 Rock Paper Scissors Collective Saturday September 25, 2010 7-10pm $5 admission* Its that time again! COME OUT AND BUY SOME AWESOME ART! We have work from all over the Bay that will tingle your senses. Enjoy a night of live music, food, drinks, great people  and INTERESTING ART – […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on CALL FOR ARTISTS-FOOD JUSTICE theme

:: CALL FOR ARTISTS :: RPSC is looking for two artists to work in collaboration with Phats Beets Produce (also working with the Children’s Hospital of Oakland) in creating a food justice themed interactive booth. Artists will be working with nutritionists to create interactive booths that deal with issues regarding: food justice, farm workers rights, […]

Categories: In the Gallery | 2 Comments

We’re gonna try this again! Rock Paper Scissors Collective announces a call to artists for original works of art on sneakers, skateboards or knuckles. While we would prefer to have the physical pieces, photos will be accepted. We’ve noticed it’s especially difficult to display knuckles that are still attached to people. Artists currently residing in […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on CALL FOR ART!

Rock Paper Scissors Art Auction 2010 We are looking for artists to donate pieces to our 2010 Art Auction to be held at Rock Papers Scissors Gallery for the month of September. The show will open in time for September’s First Friday Art Murmur-which draws between 2,000 to 3,500 people each month- and will close […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on Eesuu Orundide & Marcel Diallo
Sugar Series by Eesuu Orundide

eesuu orundide: my flesh is California my roots grow upward from Texas and Louisiana Barbados Ireland Germany my spirit vibrates African frequencies been professin’ painter eighteen years Shona style stone sculptor eleven years visual artist lifelong prefer candlelight over incandescent or florescent running into my people on the street over driving and smoking over drinking […]

Categories: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Crossing the Line – A Metaphor for Constructing Artistic Engagement for Peace

Photo courtesy of Allison Smith Join us on this Memorial day weekend presentation to contemplate the price of peace and exchange ideas about how art can be used as both disruptive and constructive social action for change. The act of crossing the line in civil disobedience is presented as a metaphor in clarifying the intention […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on TEXTILES IN 3D

Rock Paper Scissors Collective announces a call to artists for our April Sculptural Fiber show! We are looking for three-dimensional textile sculptures with an emphasis on craftsmanship and technique, such as knitting, embroidery, weaving, applique, sewing, etc. Conceptual and functional pieces will be considered. Please send no more than three 300dpi JPEGs in a zip […]

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Join us for “The Hero Within Us” A joint event at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 21 Grand and Creative Growth Art Center in honor of Art IS Education, a countywide celebration of youth arts learning. Rock Paper Scissors Collective 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 “The Hero Within Us: A Night for Heroes” 6-9 pm, […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on Fun-A-Day

2nd Annual Fun-A-Day In the Bay Artclash Collective West Rock Paper Scissors Collective Feb. 5th, 2010 6pm-9pm Friday, February 5th: Rock Paper Scissors hosts the Artclash Collective’s second annual Fun-A-Day in the Bay. Organized by a group of Philly ex-pats, Fun-A-Day in the Bay builds on Artclash’s annual tradition (6 years strong) of organizing Fun-A-Day […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on CALL FOR OAKLAND ARTIST

:: CALL FOR OAKLAND ARTISTS :: Rock Paper Scissors Collective( in Oakland) is looking for Artist residing in Oakland who are interested in working at an East Oakland High School for 3 months, for the upcoming school year. They would be developing and presenting workshops for groups of students and have their own studio space-acting […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on Sixth Annual Fun-A-Day!!!

The Artclash Collective will be showing your work in February at RPSCollective! Create your own project and produce one piece of artwork each day for the entire month of January. Then submit your 31 pieces by early February to be included in the show. Check out photos from past shows for inspiration!

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on HOME

Home. This conjures up different things for each of us. These twelve featured artists have hand printed a variety of works on their interpretation of this theme. They range from items that were in their home to houses to home plate (think baseball) to more conceptual ideas of where or what home can be. Our […]

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on Social Structures

A social structure is something that is constructed to enhance the relationship between people through design. Designers of these structures feel that they are solving social problems through their projects, which affects communities and individuals on a personal level. Projects are related to addressing some basic needs such as shelter, communication, food security, safety, and […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Next Stop for Challenges of Champions

The Challenges of Champions Exhibit which showed at RPSC in February of this year has been a moving reminder of our experiences as a community in dealing with homicides in Oakland (and in some cases beyond Oakland). The exhibit has toured public buildings, parks, and galleries in Oakland and San Francisco and received good reception […]