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Market Street Exhibit

November 13, 2009
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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.

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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.

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The back of the postcard announcement

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

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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!

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.