Monday, November 9, 2015

Thank You!



















Thank you all so much for coming out this weekend!!!

We had record numbers at 1890 Bryant, more than 2500 visitors came by this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Thank you for coming, for looking at everyone's work, for the great conversations, the flowers and all the questions, for sharing stories, for liking my paintings, my drawings and books!! Thank you for taking some of them home!

I certainly had a great time.

Today everything went back to the Revere Studio, for more work on the eight large
Bakersfield paintings still in progress.
I am planning a one-day event in December to (hopefully!) show the finished ones, or at least progress, will send an invite as soon as I find a date that works.

Email me if you are not on my mailing list, so I can add you!

Thanks again, all the best-

Katja

Would you like to see large pieces and work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit at the Revere Studio, where I actually paint.
Email me for more information.

Available: New Fall Work

Bakersfield #10, 20"x16", oil on canvas, framed, 2015, $900

Bakersfield #9, 16"x20", oil on canvas, framed, 2015, $900

Bakersfield #12, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Bakersfield #14, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Bakersfield #13, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Interstate 5 #25, 7"x6", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $325

Bakersfield #15, 8"x6", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $350

Friday, November 6, 2015

Open Studios in the Mission this weekend!!
















I will be at 1890 Bryant, Studio 318!

Opening Reception Friday, 11/6, 6-9pm.
Open Sat & Sun, 11/7&8, 11am - 6pm.


See artwork by over 30 amazing artists:
dh haas, Trish Tunney, Paul Morin, Heidi McDowell, John McNeal, Liz Hickok, Sarah Newton, Beth Mullins, Kelly Reiling, Kirsten Tradowsky, Peggy Gyulai, Jeremy Sutton, Catherine Mackey, Warren Travis, Lucky Rapp and many more!!


Visit the newly built 4th floor with the most formidable art studios in San Francisco, with roof top terraces, lofts and grand views of the city.

I'll be in studio 318 on the third floor!

1890 Bryant Street @ Mariposa, MUNI 27, Bart 16th/Mission, plenty of free street parking and great food in the neighborhood!

Would you like to see large pieces and work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit at the Revere Studio, where I actually paint.
Email me for more information: katja { a t } katjaleibenath.com

Thursday, October 29, 2015

dont forget - this weekend! 10/31 and 11/1/2015

Open Studio this weekend!
Saturday 10/31 and Sunday 11/1 - come find me!
I will probably be painting and you can view and purchase artwork.
11AM - 6PM, bring your friends!
1044 Revere Avenue, Studio C76.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Next Open Studio: Oct 31/Nov 1 at 1044 Revere

October 2015

Visit me Halloween weekend, Oct 31/ Nov 1!

Come by and see the new small work,
and the large new pieces in progress.
The new series is called Bakersfield, inspired by
drive-by photographs along I5 South to Los Angeles.

I'm exited to let you know that there will be plenty of
artist studios for you to visit in my building!

See work by Clare Metague, Addie Shevlin, Tami Avery, Jeffrey Galinson, Robert Burden, Amir Esfahani, Dana Harel, Carla Eagleton and Lea Feinstein and more!

October 31/ November 1
1044 Revere Avenue, Studio C76
Open 11AM - 6PM
The entrance is behind the tree at the center of the building, go in, up the stairs and to the right.

There is lots of street parking, or drive into the lot, there should be plenty of parking by the fence next to the bay. Please don't block any roll up doors.
It can be a bit scruffy out there, so be prepared.

Public transportation or bicycles are not recommended.


Would you like to see new work and work in progress in person another time?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

My New Work! Fall 2015

L.A. Study #1, 12"x12", oil on canvas, framed, 2015, $525
Bakersfield #10, 20"x16", oil on canvas, framed, 2015, $900

Bakersfield #9, 16"x20", oil on canvas, framed, 2015, $900

Sold

Bakersfield #11, 12"x9", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Bakersfield #12, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

sold

Bakersfield #14, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Bakersfield #13, 9"x12", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $500

Interstate 5 #25, 7"x6", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $325

Bakersfield #15, 8"x6", oil on canvas board, framed, 2015, $350

Sold

visit me this weekend, October 17/18

If you are going to the Hunters Point Shipyards this weekend anyway,
feel free to stop by my studio, just next door!

I will be painting and framing and work on something,
but I'll be there and you can be the first to see the new wall with the new small work!

And the large new pieces in progress.

1044 Revere Avenue, Studio C76
Open 11AM - 6PM
The entrance is behind the tree at the center of the building, go in, up the stairs and to the right.

Drive into the lot, there should be plenty of parking by the fence next to the bay (see picture)
It can be a bit scruffy out there, so be prepared.





Sunday, October 4, 2015

new work, in progress...

It's all about California landscapes these days. Work in progress. Studio shot. Pardon the mess.


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Coming up:



The fall events are in full swing as I am painting and getting everything ready for Open Studios!
Here are a few dates for you to save:

UCSF Art For Aids
Fundraising Auction extraordinaire: Fri, 10.9.15

San Jose ICA - Connect & Collect, Auction 35:
Silent Auction Party: October 10, 6pm-9pm
Live Auction Gala: October 24, 6pm

Open Studios @ the Revere Studio:
Sat & Sun, October 17&18
Sat & Sun, October 31& November 1

Open Studios @ 1890 Bryant Street Studios in the Mission:
Sat & Sun, November 7&8
Opening Party Friday, November 6.
I will be on the THIRD floor! More details to follow.


Would you like to see new work and work in progress in person?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

gone fishing

I will be away in August. If you wish you visit the studio or view work, let me know and I'd be happy to arrange something before I leave (8/2)!

Email me at Katja [at] KatjaLeibenath.com~
back in September.

Have a great summer!




Thank you for coming to the Opening!

Thank you for coming out last Thursday!! The Opening Reception was great, it was lovely to see so many of you- if you did not make it, go by the gallery when you are in the Mission!
It is open almost daily by appointment.




a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

www.yourmusegallery.com

Exhibit runs through September 13th, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Opening Reception: Thu, 7/16/15 6-9PM

Portola #1           48x60, oil on canvas, 2013



The Way You Make Me Feel - curating loss and resilience while the City goes Boom!$$$

Article by Lori Shantzis: 

The Way You Make Me Feel addresses the impact of soaring rents, pending evictions, and growing homogeneity on San Francisco's dwindling bohemian class. Echoing the uncertainty felt by many artists and outliers who have called SF their home for decades, the exhibit seeks to create an environment that elicits communal longing, shared memory, and a gnawing, visceral sense of instability.
Anchoring the show with three opposing sentiments—destruction, resilience, and waning fortitude, the gallery will host three formidable oil paintings by local artists: one of a demolition scene (Heidi McDowell), one of a middle-aged, same-sex couple in their artist co-op home (Matt Frederick), and one of the dwindling remnants of a glacier resting in shallow waters near a rust-colored bridge reminiscent of the Golden Gate. The latter, also by McDowell, is actually based on a photograph taken in Iceland, but the sentiment, that of both holding on and diminishment, sets an eerie backdrop for this curated dialogue about the current state of San Francisco—and perhaps cities everywhere. 

Wistful cityscapes by painters Katja Leibenath and Randy Beckelheimer, whose studios are in the Bay View District, simultaneously invoke a sense of serene detachment while serving to document San Francisco's urban history. In this particular series, Leibenath, who is also well-known for her figurative work, sought to “portray a place over the course of time,” adding that “humans seem too temporary a theme, next to stoic buildings.”

Beckelheimer gives loving attention to urban scenes, from the heart of Mission Street to Hunter’s Point Shipyard. Both urban settings seem to glow, as if the artist wanted to imbue an other-worldliness onto these less than glamorous architectural subjects.
Employing a much starker palette, the dark, finely wrought aquatint etchings by printmaker Sarah M. Newton focus on familiar “empty places,” such as BART stations, devoid of bustling rush hour crowds. From Newton’s artist statement: “Hand drawn on metal plates, the prints are created slowly, through etching, scraping, burnishing and proofing the plates repeatedly. The attention that goes into the development of the image constitutes a meditation on details and spaces that normally don’t receive more than a passing notice.” 

Echoing this statement, painter Heidi McDowell talks about her attention to craftsmanship when rendering in oil paint on hand-stretched canvases images originally taken with a digital camera.
“If we can become more grounded in the present, we have the ability to make a stronger connection to our changing environment.” This statement rings particularly true when you consider McDowell’s studio is in a micro-neighborhood which has again become home-base for many start-ups and is one of the epicenters of pricy lofts and trendy restaurants. 

Adobe Book’s owner Andrew McKinley’s small photographic portraits of creatives, many of whom have had to leave the Mission District in search of more sustainable habitats, call to mind happier, less stressful times. In an effort to say something about the slow but palpable exodus of artists from San Francisco in general and the Mission in particular, curator Lori Shantzis has strung these photos on string with clothes pins—letting the “people” in this exhibit hang from the literal rafters of a.Muse Gallery, located in a former warehouse district which is now “tech central.” 

“It’s like anyone who doesn’t make a lot of money has been ‘hung out to dry,’” says Shantzis, whose gallery is dedicated to both affordable art and helping to sustain local artists. She notes this definition of the idiom “hung out to dry” in the Wiktionary: To abandon someone who is in need or in danger, especially a colleague or one dependent

“Yup,” says Shantzis, “that pretty much sums it up.”

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Something Lost, Something Found

From a recent show with the wonderful people of Curated State:
See my work installed in a gorgeous flat.

In light of recent discussions re: changes in the gallery word, new spaces for getting artwork seen by not-artworld-related people, this is a great concept! 


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Coming soon: Work available for purchase online!

Yes, I have been convinced! Working on my new online store...

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thank you!

Everyone- thank you so much for coming to 1890 Bryant Street Studio this past weekend. It was great to see you all- and definitely made it worthwhile moving so much stuff halfway across town. Thank You!

Friday, April 17, 2015



















Open Studios this weekend!

Enjoy art made in SF, the artists are still here.
1890 Bryant Street. One building, 50 artists.
Find me in suite #211.

Fri 4/17 6-9, Sat/Sun 12-6.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Best,
Katja

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 2015

It's the time of year again- Spring is here and Open Studios just around the corner!
I will be showing at a pop-up space at 1890 Bryant in the Mission, suite 211!

Save the dates:

Friday, April 17th, 6-9PM Opening Reception & Preview
Saturday & Sunday, April 18th&19th, Open Studios

Also, still up until April 25:

Spotlight: Figure

ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Curated by Michael Yochum

Arc Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM and
Saturdays 12-3PM

Want to see work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

Friday, March 13, 2015