It has been years since I've posted her on my blog! So much has happened but I am just going to focus on a couple of things right now.
First, I am working on a new website that I am hoping to publish in a month. It will be on a different platform and have a totally new look and feel.
Second thing and the main reason for this post is that I am exhibiting 17 in the new Serenity Show, "I am Calm" at UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco. The show runs from September 19, 2022 through January 13, 2023. My work is on the 6th floor and there are 17 pieces. I am featuring some of my landscapes as well as my new series, "Kaleidoscope". Let me give you some background on Serenity.
Now in its 15th year, “Serenity” continues to provide opportunities to local artists working in all mediums – with a focus on positive, healing, and uplifting artwork. Since 2007 more than 180 Bay Area artists have participated in this show.
The exhibit changes three times a year and is displayed on the five floors of the Women’s Health Center: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Each of the selected artists show a body of work related to the exhibition themes on their respective floors.
As of 2022, the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWA) has become the Art Coordinator for the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. They are managing and curating the “Serenity” series of exhibitions, selecting works by SFWA Member Artists throughout the Bay Area. SFWA’s artists are creating and exhibiting work that will enhance the healing environment of the Women’s Health Center, engaging and uplifting visitors and staff.
With the understanding that wellness is a holistic ideal, we embrace the transformative power of art as a core belief of SFWA. Art inspires, produces profound insights, and can serve as a healing force.
Below are some images from the installation yesterday. I would love to hear what you think so please feel free to leave comments.
We are well into January with February right around the corner. I hope you all had a great holiday season and that your new year is off to a fantastic start! I wanted to let you know about SFWA's January show, Discover. It is a fabulous show with 60 pieces curated by Anne Herbst and it runs through February 2nd. My piece, "Mindscape" was juried in. This is a reflection image that I took at Bodie State Historic Park, one of the best preserved ghost towns in the United States.
Gold was discovered at Bodie in 1859, and by the 1870s it boasted three breweries and dozens of saloons and dance halls. There was more gambling, drinking, and shooting than any other mining camp. Those lawless days come alive as you wander through Bodie's deserted buildings. Bodie is considered to be the best, and most well-preserved, historic ghost town in the country so if you ever get the chance to see it, do! You won't be disappointed.
To see more images from Bodie, check out my Bodie and Mono Lake gallery.
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.