Ramon’s Tailor to Quietly Close

When Bay Area galleries are allowed to reopen, presumably sometime this year, Ramon’s Tailor Artist’s Salon will not. After nearly a decade of showing and growing community creativity, R’s T will quietly close.

Ramon’s Tailor Artist’s Salon, 628 Jones Street, San Francisco

Ramon’s Tailor was the springtime San Francisco home to the Postal Collage Project for eight straight years, beginning with Project No. 1 in 2012. These annual exhibitions and associated events played a significant role in the growth and development of the project. Thank you, Frank & Teri!

Collage Communities Forum

I will be a panelist at this online event, Saturday, November 21, at 10am PST.

Collage Communities Forum is presented by Kolaj Institute in conjunction with the launch of the International Directory of Collage Communities.

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PANELISTS:

Christopher Kurts is the co-founder and organizer of the Mystic Krewe of Scissors & Glue, a New Orleans collage collective that meets monthly for casual collage nights in addition to working on collaborative projects and group exhibitions.

Kevin Sampsell used to host an open collage night in Portland as well as managing the collage making space at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. Sampsell, along with Cheryl Chudyk, have recently begun Sharp Hands Gallery, an online journal with each issue acting as a curated exhibition.

Petra Zehner founded the Paris Collage Collective in 2018 in order to connect both local and global artists on a more personal level than what is possible on social media platforms alone.

Marty McCutcheon is the founder and organizer for Round Table Collaboration, whose main activity is the Postal Collage Project, an annual mail-art collaborative collage project.

Miss.Printed is the founder of The College Club, an international group of collage artists. She is also the founder of the Collage Garden project and The Scandinavian Collage Museum.

Marco Antonio Núñez founded Centro de Estudios del Collage in order to trace, connect and make visible collage in Chile.

Allison Anne is a collagist, mail artist and zinemaker living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After coordinating a few informal meetups under the same name in 2017, they co-founded Twin Cities Collage Collective with several other artists in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. The group strives to foster community and further collage by providing an inclusive, safe space for individuals at all levels of creative ability to explore the medium.

MODERATOR:

As Editor of Kolaj Magazine, Ric Kasini Kadour has been following and writing about collage communities since 2010.