Archive for the 'Art' Category

Market Street Exhibit

November 13, 2009

Invite for Market Street Gallery

I dropped my work off a Macy’s for the upcoming CSP (California Society of Printmakers) show in San Francisco, picked up a batch of postcard announcements for the exhibit, and was happy to see my piece included on the front. Mine is the 5th from the top left.


Gathering Light #14. Etching, chine colleé, color pencil

Here’s a better image of it. It’s based on a bubble-chamber photograph. The flowers were photoshopped into bubble chamber photograph before the etching plate was made.The chine colleé image is from the Fresnel lens at the Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse. The bright colors were added recently, drawn in with Sanford and Berol colored pencils.


The back of the postcard announcement

Reception: Friday Dec. 11, 6-9. 1554 Market Street. Exhibit up through Jan 2, 2010.



November 12, 2009

Kerri Johnson, of Blankspace Gallery and BayVan, came for a studio visit yesterday. Excellent entrepreneurial spirit and a great eye for art. AND, I’m in the BayVan

Oh, My California (Before) #3

October 31, 2009

"Oh, My California (Before) #3", an archival digital print of collage

Just sold another copy of one of my favorite striped pieces, and had a nice visit with the buyer too.  The image is based on three photographs that my Aunt Kathryn took of wildflowers at her Arroyo de Plato Ranch in Cuyama, east of Santa Maria. It’s interesting to see the different ways this print has been framed.

New Work: Learning Gun Control #3

October 6, 2009

Here are 4 variations of my most recent image, “Learning Gun Control #3”. These are all digital prints. They were done as the first assignment in my digital printing class at Berkeley City College. We were to scan at least three different 3-D objects and put them into a composition. Which is your favorite?

Sing With Me! Sept. 22

September 15, 2009


JOIN THE LOCAL SING THE EARTH!  Non-singers welcome. All ages. Everyone sings or hums along. Emeryville Marina, facing the Golden Gate. Tuesday, September 22, 4:45. Celebrate the Fall Equinox, rejoice and heal the earth. Singing begins promptly at 5 pm. Continues until 7 pm. Join the wave of sound circling the earth. Bring your own water and snacks. Rain or shine! Singing, chanting, humming, improv a cappella, whale and camp songs. Bring a song to share. Sing a solo – everyone will hum along as best they can!

Woodcut exhibit at St. Mary’s College

July 27, 2009


Panel of artists and collectors on wood and lino cut prints

Panel of artists and collectors on wood and lino cut prints

Excellent show! “California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints”, at the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. I hate to admit it, but I had never been there before. It’s quit beautiful and the gallery is terrific. Art Hazelwood spent the past five years curating a most excellent, interesting, and informative show!

Terrific 1st Day of Open Studio!

June 11, 2009
View of the gallery before, and after, 85 people traipsed through.

View of the gallery before, and after, 85 people traipsed through.

Linda, Lisa, Wayne, and Corey's back

Linda, Lisa, Wayne, and Corey's back

A fun day! Lots of interested visitors, fun helpers, vodka shots. I even sold 5 pieces! Sharing my space with Jason Shirriff added to the rich experience.

More than 50 photos have been posted to my Flickr and Facebook pages.

NEXT EVENT: Saturday, June 13th!

Door Prize this year at Open Studio, June 6th

June 3, 2009


Our 3 person postcard invitation

Our 3 person postcard invitation

Finally!  ALMOST ready for Open Studio. Just have the  wonderful polar piece to finish. 

I’ll be offering a door prize this year. The drawing will be on the second day of my open studio, Saturday June 13th.   Big surprise! 

Come say hello!

Stunning Music. 3 Free concerts!

May 1, 2009

Microsoft Word - stabat.mater.doc

Big Opening Receptions!

April 27, 2009

Ribbon-cutting at Kala Art Institute's new gallery on San Pablo Ave.

Ribbon-cutting at Kala Art Institute's new gallery on San Pablo Ave.

Kala has expanded! And into the grand entrance way at the Berkeley Business (and Art) Center on San Pablo, no less, in the fantasticly huge Neo-Moorish Heinz Ketchup factory. Now the gallery, the archives, and some administrative offices will be separate from the art making facilities. Since I’ve been associated with Kala since the early 1980s, I decided to become a donor. The space, the two exhibitions, the special ribbon-cutting and reception, with excellent wine and a delicious vodka tasting sponsored by Hangar One (the Citron “Buddha’s Hand” is delicious) was a real treat!

We couldn’t stay for all the festivities, because we had another BIG event to attend. But I’ll be going back on May 1 for the artists’ reception. Please join me!

Squeak Carnwath exhibit at Oakland Museum of California. The day after...

Squeak Carnwath exhibit at Oakland Museum of California. The day after...

The exhibit hall pictured above most certainly did NOT look like this on Friday night. It was mobbed with artists and friends and museum members. Squeak Carnwath’s show at the Oakland Museum of California is not a retrospective, just (!) 15 years of her paintings. Wow! I went back on Sunday and took this probably-not-permitted photograph. I’ve always admired her work. Seeing this many, large paintings was fantastic, if not a bit ovewhelming!

Afterwards, Squeak and Gary hosted a buffet party at their wonderful Oakland Egghouse for about 100 visual arts friends. Squeak wore a great outfit (wish I’d photographed her!) and made a really gracious and generous welcome, thanking everyone for helping make the show happen, because we’re all part of her art community. I’m still relishing the fact that I was invited. I just hope her fabulous work doesn’t influence too much the direction my return to painting will take this June 14, the day after East Bay Open Studio, but I could learn a lot from her.