Hope December is going well for you and you are managing the holiday craziness. I've been busy getting photos ready for two shows this month. This weekend was the Art Guild of Pacifica's Winter Art Faire at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. It ran from Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. It was a great event with lots of art and crafts for sale. All of the artwork for sale in the artist salon show was under 24" long and was priced to sell for Christmas. I had 12 images for sale, some on metal, some hand printed black and whites and some digital images. Here are a few below:
This past Thursday was the opening of the Small Presence Show at San Francisco Women's Artist Gallery. The theme of this show was artwork under 14" inches long. It was nice to see only small pieces fill the gallery. I had two pieces that were juried into this show. They were both Polaroid Emulsion Transfers. If you are not familiar with this process, it is taking a polaroid image and heating it up to a certain time and temperature. This causes the top emulsion layer to separate from the paper part of the photo and turn gel-like. Then you are able to removed the emulsion layer and place it on another surface, such as watercolor paper, like I have done on the images below. It is really a fun process.
Small Presence show at SFWA runs through January 6th. Stop by if you are in SF and check it out. The address is 647 Irving St.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my artwork. Have a great holiday season!
Happy November Everyone! The holiday season is upon us and another year has flown by. This month, I've been juried into the San Francisco Women Artists Reflections Show.
Reflections are my favorite thing to photograph so choosing only a few images to enter was difficult. But two of my favorites made it in and one is even receiving a Juror's Choice Award! "Sunlight Lilies No. 1" which was actually taken in a cemetery in Brooklyn NY on a hot July day. Probably not where you would expect this image to come from.
And then "Spiritual Reflection" which is a digital montage of my image "Concrete Dream" that was taken in Kauai. I just duplicated the image, did a little flipping around and then I saw the most amazing thing in the middle of my image....and voila! Spiritual Reflection was born. I hope you like them!
I can't believe I haven't posted to my blog since February 2016! I mean, here we are in October 2017! I have been busy participating in many shows over the last year and a half but unfortunately none made it to my blog. :(
But I promise to update my blog with each show that I am in moving forward. With that being said, tomorrow, October 5th, is the opening reception for SFWA's Loving Golden Gate Park Show. The reception is from 530 to 8pm at 647 Irving St., San Francisco. There will be many fabulous art pieces on Golden Gate Park. My image, Golden Gate Zen that you see below was chosen for this show's postcard. I will be at the reception and would love to see you there! If you can't make it tomorrow though, the show runs through November 4th.
March is Women's History Month. The San Francisco Women Artists Gallery annually celebrates by holding their "La Femme" show. This year the juror is Priscilla Ontani, a partner of ARC Gallery in SF. She chose 60 pieces out of the 134 that were entered. I had two pieces juried into the show. Both of my photos are older and were shot on film. Oh, how I miss the film days! Nothing was more exciting than watching my image come to life in the developer!
The first one is "Got Cancer" which I took at the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade back in the late 90's. I feel that is a very powerful photo of a brave woman.
The second photo that was juried in is called "Moroccan Women". I shot this in 2002, while I was on a day trip in Morocco. I was vacationing in Spain at the time. The Moroccan people were not very open to having their photograph taken, as you can probably tell from the one women's facial expression.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the SFWA Gallery at 647 Irving St and 8th Ave.
Why hello! How the heck are you? It has been over a year since I have posted anything in my blog. For that, I apologize. 2015 has come and gone. It was an amazing year for me as I took a couple of wonderful trips. The first one was in May to Singapore and Bali. I was in Singapore for 3 days and Bali for 11. Bali was a magical place. The people were the friendliest people I have ever met and the landscapes were a photographer's dream! Some Bali pics are up but I have yet to post any from Singapore. Stay tuned for some soon. Here are a couple of my favorites from Bali. You can check out more in my gallery.
This is called "The Giant." This was taken at a Legong Barong dance performance in Ubud.
This is "Boat Ride in Bedugul." This was part of a ceremony ritual that was taking place when I was there.
I also did a quick trip out to Bodie and Mono Lake in early fall.
For those of you who aren't familiar, Bodie is an old California ghost town located in the Bodie Hills, east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California. Bodie began as a mining camp following the discovery of gold in 1859 and today is an authentic wild west ghost town! It became Bodie State Historical Park in 1962. There are a total of 170 buildings and most of them are filled with objects from that time period. If you ever get the chance to see it, it is definitely worth checking out. Here are a few shots and I just posted a handful in my Bodie / Mono Lake gallery as well.
Mono Lake was amazing! It's a large, shallow saline soda lake that formed at least 760,000 years ago. Since there is no outlet for it, large levels of salt accumulated in it making the lake water alkaline. Back in 1941, the Los Angeles Department of water extended the aqueduct system farther upriver into the Mono Basin. So much water was diverted that evaporation soon exceeded inflow and the surface level of the lake fell rapidly. This resulted in alkaline sands and formerly submerged tufas towers became exposed. These tufas make you feel like you are on another planet, they are so wild! Here are a couple pics and of course I will put more up at a later date.
So that about wraps up 2015. And now we are already in February of 2016. In January, I was in the San Francisco Women Artists show "Colors." My image, "Old Chevy" actually sold last weekend so that made me happy. I'm looking forward to many more shows at SFWA as well as the Art Guild of Pacifica this year. Check my facebook page for the latest show updates and I will try to update my blog here as well. I hope your year is off to a fabulous start!