Journal Bldg Artist Theft Recovery

In the early morning hours of June 13th, the Journal Building at 1540 Market St. was broken into and robbed.  The thief took several thousands of dollars worth of cameras, lenses, lighting, and other valuable art supplies. 

The Journal Building is home to ArtSpan's Studio Residency Program that serves as a workspace for artists in need of affordable studio space.  These artists depend on their work and this workspace to make their businesses thrive.  Losing much of their valuable equipment is indeed a detriment to their ability to continue as artists. 

Several costly pieces of camera equipment such as:

-  Nikon D-600 with a battery grip - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $1200)
-  Canon Rebel T71 Kit  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $1045)
- 70-200mm f2.8 VR 1 lens  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $2800)
- Nikkor 105 Macro  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $900)
- Nikkor 50 mm f1.4,  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $450)
- 24 mm f2.8,   - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $400)
- 3 Nikon Speedlights,  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $1800)
-  Sennheiser Lav mic set,   - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $$630)
-  Tamrac camera bag,  - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $170)
- Dremel tool - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $100)
- Makita Drill - (Estimated Replacement Cost: $100)

Recovered Items:

- audio interface for a dslr,
-  shoulder rig,
- Lowepro camera bag, 
- Mac laptop,
- bunch of hard drives,

Almost everything on this list was stolen from Shane Izykowski's studio.  The Cannon Rebel Camera was stolen from one of the other artists in the building.

As you can see the cost of replacing this stuff is astronomical...now imagine that these very tools were what you used to earn that money in the first place and you can get an idea of the problem. 

So we are asking people to dig deep and donate what they can.  The Journal Building Artists are all very hard working folks that volunteer for ArtSpan and work hard to make San Francisco's art scene the thriving, colorful, and diverse powerhouse that it is today.  And right now they need a lifeline.  Your help will get them back on track and back to work.

Thank you for your time and support.

Donations (0)

  • Katharine Boyd 
    • $20 
    • 14 mos
  • lisa diemer 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Andrew Griffin 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Bradley Golden 
    • $20 
    • 14 mos
  • Puran Grewal 
    • $5 
    • 14 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Joshua Coffy 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
Shane Izykowski 
Beneficiary
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