Saturday, November 24, 2012

ArtFirst Bay Area Launch Party! Saturday, November 24 5-8pm

Today is the big day for ArtFirst a collective of Bay Area Artists.

Fine Art & Crafts Pop Up Shop  at the The Village Shops and Galleries in El Cerrito

Some high­lights include blown glass by Holly Wallace,

vintage-inspired loomed beadwork by Julie Long Gallegos,
abstract photography by kayla garelick, assemblage art by Beka Brayer, nature-based arts and crafts by Heidi Rand, mixed media and fiber arts by Grace Taormina, fused glass jewelry and handmade soap by Jane and Nadine Robbins-Laurent, artisanal botanical perfumes by Laurie Stern, painting by Victoria Veedell, Rachel Taormina and our host Mark Canepa, and much more!

The Gallery is open today at 12:00 pm. 

The Launch Party is 5-8pm  wine and yummy nibbles will be served.

November 24 - December 2
Pop Up Party - Saturday November 24, 5-8pm
The Village Shops and Galleries
10330 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530
Hours: Wed. - Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What a Hoot!

Yesterday, I was doing research for a project for the SF Etsy Team. I spent a good part of the day looking at all the Bazaar Bizarre vendors Etsy shops and websites.    I was dazzled by the incredible talent that will be on display next weekend Dec. 1 & 2 at the Concourse in San Francisco.   I started making my shopping list!  More fabulous finds to come!

Owls are all the rage this season:

This is super cool Owl Map - made to order using a map of your choice.

Courtesy: Marissa Carter of Granny Panty Designs, Owl Map - made to order

Check out OodleBaDoodle's shop for one of a kind nerd owls!
Courtsey: Rebecca Saylor, One of a Kind City Nerd Owl

How about a Shifty Owl greeting card by MAHOOHOO 

Courtsey:  MAHOOHOO, Shifty Owl greeting card

EvelynX Gift Shop makes adorable mini owl ornaments.  Made with wool felt, fleece and cotton fabric. 100% hand embroidery                               
Courtsey: EvelynX Gift Shop, Mini Christmas Owl Ornaments       

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tiny Show at Studio Gallery

There is still plenty of time to see the "Tiny Show" at Studio Gallery.  The show closes on December 23.  There is so much great artwork to see by 200 local artists.  Jen and Rab did a great job curating and  hanging the show.  All the work is under $400.  Very affordable and perfect for gift giving.  Who wouldn't want an original piece of art? 
Victoria Veedell "Summer Green" oil on linen 6" x 6"

There were so many red dots on walls at the opening reception on November 11.  I was happy
to learn that 2 of my paintings sold before the show opened. 

Victoria Veedell "Vermont Snow" oil on linen 6" x 6" SOLD

Courtesy Studio Gallery - San Francisco
STUDIO Gallery
1815 Polk Street
(between Washington and Jackson)
San Francisco, CA 94109


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October is for Open Studios - October 20 - 21

Fall Open Studios - *Artspan Weekend 2*

680 Bryant @ 5th Street in San Francisco

Friday Night Reception - Hotel Utah will be outside serving up
grilled foods!
October 19, 6pm - 9pm

Saturday and Sunday
October 20th & October 21st 11am - 6pm

Open Studios will be an opportunity for the public to
purchase high quality, current art from 40 artists at great prices.

Monday, October 15, 2012

San Francisco Open Studios Exhibition - Artspan's Special Events

Fall Light, 2012, oil on canvas, 12" x 12" $300
My painting "Fall Light" is part of the Artspan Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts. 
Visit SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan SF, 94103 to view over 400 SF Open Studios artworks organized by date and neighborhood.  I'm part of WEEKEND 2.  The exhibition is on view until November 3.  The gallery is open  Tuesday - Friday  12 - 7pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm and Sunday

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What to send to Japan for the exhibition in October?

"Low Sky", "Point Reyes", "Coast Fog" and "Night Horizon" oil on canvas 12" x 12"

I was invited to participate in a group exhibition at the Museum of Kyoto and the Sakai Cultural Center in Japan in October.  I have to give the inventory list of what I will send by July 1.  Choosing which paintings to include in a show is never easy for me.  I was grouping and regrouping paintings through out the day trying to figure it out.

Because of the high cost of international shipping and my allotted space in the exhibition I'm thinking small work.  I've narrowed it down to two groups of four paintings each painting 12" x 12"  I will also send four 8" x 8" and  six 6" x 6".    

"Night Vision", "Jenner Fog", "Last Light" and "Along the shore" oil on canvas 12" x 12"
I will be traveling to Japan in October as well to see the show in Sakai.  Part of the time I will be participating in a home-stay with a family in Sakai and I'm hoping to visit friends in Tokyo for a few days at the end of the trip. It's been 8 years since I was in Japan.  In 2004 I was an artist in residence at KAIR in Kamiyama on the Island of Shikoku.  Before that I lived in Tokyo 2001-2003.    I can't wait to see what's changed and if I can remember any Japanese!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Australian photographer visits SOMA Artists Studios

SOMA Artists photo by Bryan Sun
Last week photographer Bryan Sun from Melbourne, Australia was visiting SOMA Artists Studios in San Francisco.  He is traveling around the U.S. photographing artists and there studios. He was able to photograph a few of us that happened to be working that day.  I think it's a great project and he will certainly surpass his goal of 30 artists!
Take a look at his work here:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A favorite painting

The Hill, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

The Hill happens to be one of my favorite paintings at the moment.  The purple and yellow color combo is complimentary and appealing.  I am also drawn to the brush work.
The Hill - detail

Detail of brush work and color combo
Often when I am in the car as a passenger or the driver I will hold my camera up to the window and take random photographs.  Back in the studio I sort through the images looking for something interesting.  This photo was taken on the drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco.

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Atmospheric Conditions at Market Street Gallery San Francisco

My solo exhibition "Atmospheric Conditions" will be on view at Market Street Gallery until June 29.
Atmospheric Conditions at Market Street Gallery

Atmospheric Conditions -"Winter River"

"Through the Forest", "River Haze", "Secret Garden"