Saturday, December 1, 2012

Another show, why not

I thought I'd finish a year full of exhibitions off by entering one more: the members' show at the Berkeley Art Center

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Open Studios over, holiday fun

Do your holiday shopping at Pin Up Hair Emporium and Unique Boutique while you give yourself a beauty treat in San Rafael! The poster-size prints of John Beauparlant's Jackie Van Gogh collages and my response - colorful paintings of iconic-looking women - will be on display through the end of 2012.

Open Monday - Saturday noon - 6pm
PinUp Galleria
1560 Fourth Street
San Rafael CA
(415) 258-1644

Here is my workspace arranged for Open Studios (and studio warming) with stunning photographic panoramas by Sean Vallely last weekend. . . thank you to everyone who came!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Open Studios, Halloween and PinUps

Also in "Trick or Treat" in the Backroom Gallery at City Art
October 3 - 27, Wednesdays - Sundays noon - 9pm
(Opening Friday October 5, 7 - 10pm

City Art Gallery
828 Valencia Street (between 19th and 20th)
San Francisco CA
(415) 970-9900


With John Beauparlant's Jackie Van Gogh collages at Pin Up Hair Emporium in San Rafael!
Opening Saturday October 20 for three months, open Monday - Saturday noon - 6pm

PinUp Galleria
1560 Fourth Street
San Rafael CA
(415) 258-1644

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The whole show

Several more events at Arc Studios & Gallery during the run of FourSquared, and a beautiful online gallery where you can see every one of the 16 artists' 16 pieces in the show:


ArtSpan FLASH FRIDAY MIXER:  Friday, September 7th, 6-9PM
ARTIST TALK:  Saturday, September 15th, 12-2PM
CLOSING RECEPTION:  Saturday, September 22nd, 12-6PM
 RECEPTION "Obake Yashiki" (Ghost House) installation in the Project Gallery at Arc

EXHIBITION:  August 25th - September 22nd

"FourSquared" is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro solo exhibitions. All works are priced under $500.

Featured Artists: Sharon Beals, Francesca DuBrock, John Fitzsimmons, Charles Grarrett, Erika Meriaux, Beth Mullins, Hadley Northrop, Lucky Rapp, Eric Rewitzer, RubySpam, Diana Ruiz, Maja Ruznic, Ron Saunders, Alberto Toscano, Kay Weber & Brooke Westfall

Curated by Michael Yochum & Matthew Frederick, Arc Gallery Partners. Michael Yochum is the author of SF Art News, which maintains an exhaustive list of art events and openings in San Francisco. Matthew Frederick is founder of Art Farm, an artist collective in the Mission, where he maintains his studio. "Four-Squared" is a reflection of the co-curators' strong and abiding interest in local, affordable art and the exhibition includes some of our most talented local artists.

curated by Michael Yochum and Matthew Frederick 

Gallery Hours:  Wednesdays & Thursdays 12-5PM  & Saturdays 12-3PM

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Four Squared

I have not had a vacation this summer:  I have been painting every day.  I was invited to be in an exhibition called FourSquared at Arc Studios & Gallery in San Francisco, in which sixteen artists show sixteen paintings each. Arc is an ambitious and focused venture, committed to professionally presenting local art, and I jumped at the chance!  It has been a great motivator to produce and get in the flow, which is just great for the work even if it can be a little stressful.  The sneak peek you see here is cropped images of paintings I'm still working on finishing up before the big day.

At Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street (between 8th & 9th)
San Francisco
Opening Saturday August 25, 7 - 10pm
And open Wednesdays & Thursdays 12 - 5pm and Saturdays 12 - 3pm during exhibitions, through September 26, 2012

(I don't know if I can promise you coffee but Vega Blue Bottle is also in the building and they are supposed to be open until 5 on weekdays and 10 - 3 on Saturdays - because that would make your visit even more exciting).

Friday, July 6, 2012

Big news!

I have a new studio, and am currently fixing it up to move into in about a month.  It's one of a row of former stables, barn doors and all, in a hundred-year-old complex!  I always wanted one of these spaces, and really set my intentions to make it happen.  For me that means not just wishing or visualizing, but being willing to put up with all the crap that will come with it!  Because everything, no matter how good, has its downside, and there will be stress or hard work.  Hopefully, that part is going to be over soon. 
I'll post more photos of the studio when it's completed, and have registered with ArtSpan for Open Studios at the new location. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

You know, for kids!

Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids
May 24 - July 2, 2012
766 Valencia Street between 18th & 19th St. San Francisco
Open daily 11am - 7pm

Paxton Gate is a beloved San Francisco store of natural curiosities, and a few years ago they opened an additional store of toys and educational things for children.  My paintings will be on display in the entry of this magical world:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Introductions Opens Saturday!

 March 10 through April 8, 2012
 Artists Reception  Saturday March 10, 5-8 pm

Side Gallery

"This year ArtZone 461 organized its first search by juried competition for Introductions 2012 Artists. We held our last Introductions show in 2010 and today continue to work with fine painters from that show.

"The goal of Introductions is to present examples of works from both emerging and established painters that are at the same time diverse and individual as they are cohesive, complimentary and contemporary.  Five artists captured the attention of our distinguished Jurors and won their place in this exhibition: Lynette Cook, James Edmonds, Lara Hoke, Hadley Northrop, and Elena Zolotnitsky.  The Gallery also invited the artists that received honorable mention to contribute a work for the show so all top 10 artists are represented. They are: Amanda Bereny, Heather Capen, Diana Lee, Sonja Navin, and Deborah Stenberg-Service.

"ArtZone is pleased to present a talented new group of painters whom we see as having successful careers ahead of them and a great fit with our current stable of accomplished artists.  Please join us for a public artists reception Saturday March 10th 5-8 pm."
  Gallery Hours:
  Noon – 6:00 p.m. | Wednesday – Sunday
  Any time by appointment

  ArtZone 461 Gallery
 461 Valencia Street (between 15th & 16th)
  San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, February 1, 2012