Clarion Alley Mural Project

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Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is an artists' collective formed in October 1992 by a volunteer collective of six North Mission residents: Aaron Noble, Michael O'Connor, Sebastiana Pastor, Rigo 92, Mary Gail Snyder, and Aracely Soriano. The project creates and facilitates other artists creating murals on Clarion Alley, between Valencia and Mission Streets and surrounding areas.

Clarion Alley Mural Projejct


Inspired by Balmy Alley and other murals and muralists of San Francisco's Mission District, CAMP came together to initiate a mural project on Clarion Alley, also the source of the collective's name. At the time, two of the founders were living on the alley, while another had helped found the Balmy Alley project.[1]

While the Balmy Alley mural project focused on the theme of Central American struggle, the stated goals of CAMP were social inclusiveness and aesthetic variety. CAMP went on to organize projects off site at the Redstone Building (in 1997), and the ILWU Building, as well as gallery installations at San Francisco Art Institute, New Langton Arts, and Intersection for the Arts. Members of CAMP over the years include Diego Diaz, Kate Ellis, Permi Gill, Maya Hayuk, Andrew Schoultz, Megan Wilson, Jet Martinez, CUBA, Ivy Jeanne McClelland, Antonio Roman-Alcala, Daniel Doherty, Sara Jean Yaste, Mike Reger and Bunnie Reiss.

Jessica Miller, Clarion Alley Mural Project


CAMP has worked with many talented artists and the work represents a wide range of styles – from folk influenced to spray-can works to conceptual projects. In addition, CAMP has provided space for collaborative youth initiatives that include Oasis For Girls, Horizons Unlimited and the American Indian Movement Youth Council.

In 2003, CAMP collaborated with Apotik Komik, an artists collective in Indonesia, and Intersection for the Arts to organize and present the project Sama-sama/Together, an international collaboration and exchange between community arts organizations and artists from San Francisco (U.S.A.) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia). The project was designed to foster understanding of recent world events and Muslim and non-Muslim cultures between the two communities through the creation of new works, as well as through cross-cultural dialogue between participating artists and the public at large.[2] Sama-sama/Together artists included: Aaron Noble, Alicia McCarthy, Andrew Schoultz, Carolyn Castaño, Carolyn Ryder Cooley, and Megan Wilson from CAMP and Arie Dyanto, Arya Panjalu, Nano Warsono, and Samuel Indratama from Apotik Komik.

CAMP also frequently collaborates with community partners that include: Community Thrift, Intersection for the Arts, Project Artaud, the Luggage Store Gallery, the Roxie Theater, the San Francisco Art Institute, the California College of Arts, Poor Magazine, the San Francisco Print Collective, and Oasis for Girls.

List of Clarion Alley participating artists[edit]

Below are some of the artists who have been part of the Clarion Alley Mural Project.[3]

  • Cuba
  • Brad K. Alder
  • Rene Amini
  • AQUA
  • ATOM
  • Tauba Auerbach
  • Georgina Barney
  • Helen Bayly
  • BLIS
  • Mark Bode
  • Vichian Boonmeemak
  • Alex Braubach
  • Leslie Kulesh
  • Suzie Buchholz
  • Chuy Jesús Campusano
  • Carolyn Castaño
  • Scott Cowgill
  • Carolyn Ryder Cooley
  • Andy Cox
  • Diana Cristales-David
  • Ethan Allen Davis
  • Bryan Dawson, Rogelio Martinez, and Sayaka Tagawa
  • Matt Day
  • Eric Derail
  • DX
  • Arie Dyanto
  • Emily (Butterfly)
  • ESA
  • ESPO
  • John Fadeff
  • Tom Farthing
  • Julio Flores and Luis Lule
  • Amilca Fuentes/American Indian Movement Youth Council
  • J Garcia
  • Susan Greene
  • Maya Hayuk
  • Heart 101
  • Cliff Hengst
  • Ron Hennegler
  • Marisa Hernandez
  • Scott Hewicker
  • Horizons Unlimited (class taught by Carolyn Castaño and Amy Berk)
  • Mia Houlberg
  • Kenneth Huerta
  • Victor Hugo
  • Samuel Indratama
  • IVY
  • Marisa Jahn
  • Xylor Jane
  • Mario Joel
  • Chris Johanson
  • Keith Knight
  • Mari Kono
  • Mei-Tsung Lee
  • Vatos Revere Life
  • Michael Loggins and Jamie Morgan
  • Alice McGinn
  • America Meredith
  • Seija Metsola
  • LUNO
  • Chris Lux
  • Scott MacLeod
  • Carlos Madriz
  • Jet Martinez
  • Alicia McCarthy
  • Barry McGee (TWIST)
  • Jessica Miller
  • Amilca Mouton-Fuentes (1978-2004)
  • Julie Murray
  • Ruby Neri (Reminisce)
  • Aaron Noble
  • Sirron Norris
  • Oasis For Girls (Sierra Bloomer, Micaiah Caplong, Su Mei Mai, Sunum Mobin, Nancy Salcedo, Amber Sanchez, Jennifer Tse, Lily Zhen)
  • Arya Panjalu
  • Sebastiana Pastor/La Casa de las Madres
  • Michaela Pavlátová; Ray Patlán/Eduardo Pineda (Fresco)
  • Jesús Angel Perez
  • Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center/Susan Cervantes
  • Bunnie Reiss
  • Rigo
  • Brooke Ripley
  • Ryan Rivadeneyra
  • Clarence Robbs (Cuba)
  • Isis Rodriguez
  • Cynthia Rojas
  • Erin Ruch
  • Ron Salmeron
  • San Francisco Art Institute (class taught by Kristin Calabrese)
  • Andrew Schoultz
  • Mary Scott
  • Daniel Segoria
  • Steve Shada
  • Christine Shields
  • Greta Snider
  • Spie
  • Alfonso Texidor
  • Gabriel Thormann
  • Sara Thustra
  • Brian and Jasper Tripp
  • Lucena Valle
  • Josh Wallace
  • Nano Warsono
  • Scott Williams
  • Megan Wilson
  • Lena Wolff
  • Rebecca Young

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Neumann, Erik (19 October 2012). "Clarion Alley Turns 20". Mission Local. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Related Activities: Clarion Alley Mural Project". Megan Wilson. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 


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