Virtual Crochet Jam, sponsored Scrap SF and Mission High School’s Black Student Movement Organization, SFUpcoming Crochet Jam: JACCC, 23 February, 1–4 pm, Los Angeles, CACrochet Jam, Untitled Art Fair 2018, Palace of Fine Arts with Recology Artists-in-Residence and Patrica Sweetow Gallery, San FranciscoCrochet Jam, Larkin Street Youth Services, SF 2018Crochet Jam, Bethany Senior Center, San Francisco 2018Crochet Jam,  Red Poppy Art House, San FranciscoCrochet Jam at Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CaliforniaCrochet Jam, Grattan Elementary Public School, San Francisco  2018Crochet Jam at Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco 2018Crochet Jam with SitesUnseen, San Francisco 2017Crochet Jam at The Tenderloin National Forest (TNF), San FranciscoCrochetjam with Stonewall Alliance and Museum of Northern California Art (monca), Chico, CaCrochet Jam, Children's Discovery Museum of San JoseCrochet Jam, SalesForce HQ, San FranciscoCrochet Jam, Get High on Mountains: Artist & Creative Space, SF 2017Crochet Jam at Counter Pulse's Block Fest in the Tenderloin National Forest  May 2017Crochet Jam at Diversity, Richmond, VA in conjunction with Queer Threads Symposium, VCU  April 2017Crochet Jam at Intersection for the Arts' Common Ground Arts Festival, San Francisco  2017Crochet Jam at the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) San FranciscoCrochet Jam Classes 2016–17Crochet Jam #2, Bethany Senior Center, San Francisco  2016Crochet Jam with Rocio and Gloria, Bethany Center, San Francisco  20162016 National Queer Arts Festival, "Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire, SomArts, San FranciscoCrochet Jam: Artists Live Here: Temporary Site-Specific Projects, Pro Arts, Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CaliforniaCrochet Jam, "Love Our Neighborhood Day Celebration," Berkeley, CaliforniaCrochet Jam, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, California State, Chico (CSU)Crochet Jam, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 2016THIS, NOW., Dance In Revolt(ing) Times (DIRT), Dance Mission Theater, San FranciscoCrochet Jam, Light Up Central Market in conjunction with the Luggage Store Gallery and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, both in San FranciscoCrochet Jam, Spun Smoke, Oakland 2016
spunsmoke.comCrochet Jam, Minnesota Street Project's Community EventCrochet Jam, University of San Francisco's Artist as Citizen | Artist in the Community ProgramCrochet Jam, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, California  2015Crochet Jam with Vanderbilt University students on Alternative Spring in San Francisco at the Luggage Store Gallery AnnexCrochet Jam, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 50th Anniversary CelebrationBring It Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy Through the Body, January 22 2016–May 7, 2016Crochet Jam, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, California  2015"Without Place" with 3.9 Collective, SF
Tuttle Gallery
St. John Student Center
Owings Mills, Maryland Art Night SF 2015Crochet Jam, Root Division, San Francisco 2015Crochet Jam, Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, California 2014Crochet Jam, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)Crochet Jam, San Francisco Day School, San Francisco, CaliforniaCrochet Jam, NADA MiamiBeach, sponsored by ARTADIA 2014SCRAP SF hosts Crochet Jam with Ramekon O’ArwistersCrochet Jam, Artadia: the Fund for Art & Dialogue Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Exhibition, Curator: Gianni Jetzer, Longhouse Projects, NYC, September 13–October 25, 2014Crochet Jam, Greensboro College, Greensboro, North CarolinaCrochet Jam, Three Point Nine Collective Artists, Hunters Point Shipyards 2014Crochet Jam, Omi Gallery, Impact Hub Oakland, August 2014Crochet Jam at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Lunch & Learn Program, Health, Safety & Wellness Department—to relieve stress and foster creativity in the workplace.Crochet Jam, Torres Community Shelter, Chico, California  www.chicoshelter.orgCrochet Jam, Delores Park Cafe, SF sponsored by ArtSpanCrochet Jam, Maker Faire  2014Crochet Jam 1320 Stevenson Street, San Francisco  2013Installation images, Project: Ramekon O'Arwisters, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA  March 18, 2014–April 18, 2014Crochet Jam building innovative, sustainable business and community partnerships in my SF neighborhood's Plaza ProgramCrochet Jam, Left Brain Meets Right Brian, at DJ717, San Francisco 2014Show & Tell 2013Crochet Jam, Activate McCoppin, San FranciscoCrochet Jam, SF ArtSpan, Family Art DaySugar In Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity, Africa American Arts & Culture Complex (AAACC), San Francisco, CA, 13 June 2013–19 September 2013Crochet Jam at ArtSpan + 20th Street Block Party, Mission district, San FranciscoCrochet Jam at California Academy of Science's NightLife 2013Crochet Jam at AAACCCrochet Jam at Exploratorium San Francisco, 17 August 2013Three Point Nine Art Collective Meet and Greet, Filmore Gallery, San FranciscoPanel Discussion and Artist's Talk: Sugar In Our Blood: Queer Art and SpiritualityCrochet Jam, Maker Faire Bay Area  2013Crochet Jam at Mission Spring Open Studios, Developing Environments, SF April 2013Crochet Jam & Creativity Workshop at Maitri, SFCrochet Jam, Chico, California 2012April 2012 Artist-in-Residence: de Young Museum, San Francisco"Weaving the Past into the Tapestries of Today: African American Folk-Art Traditions and Contemporary Textiles"
at the de Young MuseumMindful Creativity in Community"Crochet: Meditation and Creativity" a featured artist demonstration at ART+SOUL Oakland, City Hall, August 4, 2012SuperBowl Crochet Jam at Rebel, San Francisco, CA  2012STITCH is a weekly ongoing, community-based SEWING BEE to support The Spirit Tapestry Project.
IMAGE: Crochet Jam at George & Lennie Coffee Shop with two San Francisco police officers 2017

Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Crochet Jam—a public, art-making event that's embracing and inclusive, with no attempt made to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project—is meditative, liberating, and empowering. Gianni Jetzer walk-through, Artadia Exhibition. Part 4: Ramekon O’Arwisters

Ramekon O'Arwisters started Crochet Jam in 2012. My community-art event is rooted in a cherished childhood memory that's steeped in the African-American tradition of weaving in a calm and non-judgmental environment without rules or limitations.

Ramekon was an artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Vermont Studio Center. Grants and Awards include Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, NY, the San Francisco Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Program. He received the 2014 Eureka Fellow, awarded by the Fleishhacker Foundation in San Francisco and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2021. His work has been featured in the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, 7×7 Magazine, Artnet, the San Francisco Examiner, and Brian Boucher’s Daily Dispatch.

From the Estate of Eli Leon: Textile Improvisations, 10 June, 6 PM PDT

Postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. I will only post virtual Crochet Jams when they occur until the pandemic is over. Thank you and take good care.

Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, June–July 2021
SFMOMA announces 2019 finalists for prestigious SECA Award
Kala Art Institute's Print Public AIR 2016–17
Counter Pulse Art Activator Public 2016-17
Recology™ Artist-in-Residence Program 2016–17
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation 2014

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