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.