Galvanize, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts 2nd Annual Benefit Gala

On December 15, 2011 I am excited to be co-hosting the 2nd Annual Galvanize Gala in support of the Gray Area Foundation of the Arts.

This event is the first gala we will be hosting from our new location at the Warfield Theater. A vital source of funding for the Gray Area Foundation, Galvanize allows us to support our year-round exhibitions, events, workshops, panels and lectures focusing on digital culture at the intersection of art, science, technology, and society. Gray Area has grown in the last two years to be a focal point of the media arts community in San Francisco, so I urge you to attend if you find the technological arts worthwhile.

Here are just some of the things Gray Area has produced this year:


Future/Canvas 2: The Emerging Medium of iPad Art
TRANSMUTATIONS: Sound, Data, and Mechanics
Zimoun: Solo Exhibition
Milieux Sonores: Sound and Imaginary Space
SENSEable Cities: Exploring Urban Futures


Arduino 101
Visualizing and Mapping Data
Buildling Augmented Reality Apps with Layar
Real-time Video Manipulation in Quartz Composer
Digital Cartography, Interactive Mapping, and Data Visualization
Summer of Smart Mayoral Forums
Cinema Speakeasy
Introduction to Touch Designer for Projection Mapping
Dr. Hubert Burda on the Digital Wunderkammer
Atom(tm) / Senor Coconut Live!
Sound Research Meetups
Introduction to openFrameworks
Max for Live Hack Night
Immersive Audio Environments for Composition and Simulation
Game Based Learning Salon
Breakneck Prototyping with Microsoft Pure Data and Kinect
You get the idea….

Celebrate GAFFTA’s newly minted residency in San Francisco’s historic Warfield Building at the 2nd Annual Galvanize Benefit Gala. The evening will bring together GAFFTA’s entrepreneurial and creative communities for an upscale rock concert, dinner and art auction at the Warfield Theatre. Join hundreds of creative and sexy Silicon Valley and Bay Area digerati, young professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs and artists to support the talent, and artistry, of today’s cutting edge technologists.

Date: December 15th, 2011
Time: 7:30 — 10:30pm
Venue: The Warfield Theater
982 Market St at Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm Doors
7:30 — 8:00 Registration, Dinner
8:00 — 8:15 Opening Remarks
8:15 — 9:00 ELEW and Garibaldi
9:00 — 9:15 Auction of Garibaldi Paintings
9:15 — 10:30 Eclectic Method Live A/V

Event Features
3 hours total, evening event
table service for 8-18: $2,500 — $25,000
general admission for 1: $60 — $1,000
21+, concession stands for artist & sponsor schwag, silent auction, tiered seating

Contact us: If you have any questions or require additional information about sponsorship, (415) 843-1423 or email support(at)gaffta(dot)org