Monday, December 23, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

111 Minna Gallery - holiday show this Saturday, 11/30, 7PM - 1AM

I think I have a piece in this show, and so do a LOT of great Bay Area artists.
Get your tickets now.
I will see you there.

The Grand Hand Gallery, Napa

I am currently showing some pieces from the Portola series at The Grand Hand gallery in Napa.

If you have not been to Napa downtown for a while, you could go up there while the colors are so pretty. Actually, I always like the colors up there so it does not really matter when you go.

The Grand Hand has a great selection of art and crafts, it is located close to the Napa Opera House, next to the Napa river and right in between two great restaurants - I mean the kind where you can get superb food and also a table on a Saturday night if you are a bit patient. We had dinner at Torc which just opened in the former Ubuntu space- everyone loved it.

Plus, today I got an email from Indian Springs in Calistoga, their winter special is ON.

Now what reason could you possibly have to not go to the wine country very soon?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Line Etching Workshop with Sarah M. Newton

So I always wanted to try out Etching and I think this might be the perfect opportunity - plus, I will finally make my own Christmas Cards which has been on my to-do list for about 15 years.

My amazing studio mate Sarah is teaching this class in December and everyone is cordially invited to sign up - the fee includes all materials:

Intro to Line Etching Class at Graphic Arts Workshop
Three session class introducing the process of line etching using hard ground Zinc plates.
This class is geared towards those with no printmaking experience who would like to understand the basics of etching. We will cover the following:
  • applying ground
  • drawing an image on the plate
  • etching the plate
  • printing - with some basic techniques for adding a colored background to your image.
December 2nd, 9th and 16th, Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 PM

All materials included (plates, ground, solvents, inks, acids, tarleton and paper). 

Graphic Arts Printmaking Co-op, 2565 3rd Street at 22nd (dogpatch)

$ 120 for three 3-hour classes

For more information please click here - see post from October 31.

If things don't quite work out, I guess I could still order these lovely cards by Richard Evett Bishop here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Open Studios this weekend, October 26/27 2013

Open Studios at 1890 Bryant this weekend !

Opening on Thursday, 10/24/13, 6-9 PM

Please note that due to the Art For Aids auction we will be closed on Friday.

All studios will be open on Saturday & Sunday, 10/26 & 27, 11AM - 6 PM.

1890 Bryant Street, studio 211, @ Mariposa, San Francisco, CA

View my new work From The Model, and the series still in progress - Portola.

I look forward to seeing you. We have a lot of new artists in the building and the studios look fantastic!! 

San Jose ICA auction this Saturday, October 26

Connect & Collect

Life Auction on Saturday, October 26 at 7PM. Find more information here.

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art put my piece in the life auction and I am thrilled!

Dial (408) 213-4298 and enter 81# to listen to my little introduction.

Realms, Two Rivers, A Continent I, 2012, oil on canvas, 24 x 24"%

Friday, October 11, 2013


a sorry couple with disproportionate and inflexible limbs falls past a wooden cat and cannot be saved by the outstretched hands of some helpful monsters nearby

a short animated clip conceptualized, designed, produced and shot in 14 minutes. which was not nearly enough time. love it anyway because its so strange.

me, trying to make a movie clip in 14 minutes

Time inside museums goes by much faster than in the outside world, so when I started this I had exactly 14 minutes to closing. Argh.

autumn travels: Lotte Reiniger Archive, Tübingen, Germany

Lotte Reiniger was an amazing woman and her work inspires me, has inspired me always. If you ever have the chance to visit Tübingen, do it. Forget Heidelberg - Tübingen also is way ancient, has lots of impressively old stuff, they call it the Town Of The Books, 10%student population > historic University, beautifully located near Stuttgart by the river Neckar, great pastry at the royal bakery, less the Heidelberg bus crowds. 

If then you have some time to see the Stadtmuseum for its Lotte Reiniger Collection and some other cool city related artefacts (artifacts), I highly recommend it- even if you are not Silhouette obsessed like some of us.

Friday, October 4, 2013

ArtLaunch 2013

Potrero#12, 12x12, oil on canvas, unframed

This one is going to the SOMArts Cultural Center for Art Launch on Thursday, October 10, the Opening Event for this year's Open Studios Month.

Save the date: my studio along with hundreds of my fabulous studio mates' studios here in the Mission will be open the last weekend of October, 10/26 & 27 2013.

From the ArtSpan website:
Join ArtSpan at ArtLaunch, the opening reception for the SF Open Studios Exhibition, on Thursday, October 10, 6:30-9:00pm! Be the first to preview over 400 original artworks available for sale. Meet participating SF Open Studios artists and art lovers in one exhibition space while enjoying food, drinks, and a live DJ. Ticket and drawing sales help support ArtSpan's Art for City Youth program. Tickets on sale here!

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF

Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 11 through Sunday, November 10
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013