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 […]

RPSC Summer Retreat 2015 Description: Sweet Retreat 2015 (shop will be closed) Are you now or have you ever been involved in Rock Paper Scissors Collective? Do you deeply care about Oakland, Do it Yourself but Do it Together, Makers, and Creatives? Do you believe in collectively building community through Art, Craft, Skill-share, and Performance? […]

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 […]

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: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Benefit for 21 Grand

21 Grand Benefit Tarot Reading & Holy Mountain screening at 21 Grand  416 25th Street, 8-11pm

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: 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: 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: Events, Volunteer | Comments Off on Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment Party!

Rock Paper Scissors is hosting a volunteer appreciation and recruitment party on Saturday, January 30th at 6:30 pm. There will be food and some wonderful local musicians helping us celebrate. Please stop by if you have ever volunteered or are interested in doing so. This is a chance for us to celebrate the RPS community […]

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 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: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Fruitvale bike repair colectivo work party

Centro Comunitario de Bicicletas is an awesome new community bike shop in East Oakland that focuses on Spanish-language bike repair.  They need your help so get over there this Saturday for the work party! Details 12pm-4pm on Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 @ the bike shop housed in the Oakland Catholic Worker: 4848 International Blvd., Oakland, […]

Categories: Volunteer | Comments Off on RPS Still in Search of Youth Interns!

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPS) in downtown Oakland is launching two fantastic youth programs for young people ages 14-21! 1. Community Collaborations Intern: We are in the process of looking for a few dedicated interns to spend the year documenting our community education programming, learning a variety of art skills, and have the opportunity to […]

Categories: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Papercut Zine Library in Boston needs a new home

Just saw this on BoingBoing and thought I’d pass it on – papercut is a zine library in Cambridge and they have to find a new space.  Pass it on to folks in the area.  More info here.

Categories: In the Gallery | Comments Off on ArtEsteem: Community Justice League

Rock Paper Scissors Collective presents ArtEsteem: Community Justice League Opening Reception at Art Murmur, Friday, September 4th, 2009 6-9pm ArtEsteem is an art and social justice program designed to enhance the emotional literacy, intellectual and practical skills of inner city children and youth. ArtEsteem invites students to create and explore imaginary and real replicas of […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on RPS Benefit

Thank you friends! We made our match! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our campaign and who attended our benefit Friday May 22nd. The event was a great success! Many thanks to chefs Jerome Waag and Christine Manoux, director Sergio De La Torre, and the huge crew of volunteers who made the night possible! Also, […]