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Fall Open Studios

Right in the midst of my Troll House art exhibit, I was asked to participate in Open Studios in one of my favorite SF venues, Noise Vinyl Record Store and Art Gallery! So they chose 4 pieces of mine which are now on their walls and will be featured through November. Preview above, but you […]

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One month in

I have been neglecting this page. Finding out that spending every weekend in an art show is a tiny bit taxing! Like on weekdays I sleep until 10 am if I don’t set an alarm. But it’s been a fun time; I’ve met lots of cool people, had great feedback, and sold a few items. […]

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Two Month Art Residency at the Troll House

The Troll House (as in ‘under the [Bay] Bridge’) also known as Pier 26 is on San Francisco’s Embarcadero between Harrison and Bryant Streets has made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’ll be holing up there most afternoons and early evenings until the end of October. Yesterday I hung 31 framed pieces of art […]

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Two in Marin

Happy to report that two of my pieces are in the photography show at the Marin Society of Artists, Images 2017.  Dropped them off yesterday and saw many wonderful pieces so they’ll be in good company.  The show opens in San Rafael on June 15th and the Reception is the 25th from 4 – 6pm. […]

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A Great Party

The opening reception for my [Almost] Black & White show at the Bay View Boat Club was busy and buzzy and fun. Ned Boynton & friends’ Gypsy guitar sounds were perfect. Here a re a few shots. The show will be up until the end of May (sans the unframed prints which were for one […]

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Getting ready for my Solo Show

I’m spending this weekend printing and framing and sorting and organizing and getting myself ready for my 7th Solo show at the Bay View Boat Club. I decided a while ago to make this one ‘Black & White’, but I did have to add the word ‘mostly’ into the title – just couldn’t stick to […]

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Kids & Art

SF Supervisor Jeff Sheehy opens the Kids & Art Benefit art show to help fund their worthy work of giving kids with cancer the opportunity to work one to one with an artist who helps them use art to express themselves and escape from their day to day difficulties. I’m happy to be part of […]

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Brides of March

Funny thing happened on the way to a Happy Hour – I ran into the Brides of March. Turns out this is an annual event that’s been going on for the past 19 years. Who knew? They enjoyed having their pictures taken.

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Artist Spotlight

Here’s me doing shameless self-promotion. I was selected to be ‘spotlighted’ by the SFWA gallery of which I’ve been a member for six years. If you want to know more than you ever really wanted to know about what makes me tick, at least artwise, have a look at: sfwomenartists.org/wp/artist-spotlight-jessica-levant/

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Shopping Cart

I’m happy to report that there is now a shopping cart right on this website, so if you get the urge to own anything you see, just click on PURCHASE in the manu bar and go. It does actually take you to the Fine Art America site, but it’s so seamless, you’ll hardly notice…. Give […]

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The Food of Love

I’m excited to have my mixed media piece, The Food of Love, featured at the SFWA Gallery’s November show, “Nourish”. It was a labor of love since art and music are what nourishes me. It started with a photograph I took of a double bass and ended up with this, made up of two abstract […]

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Banner’s Flying

I was really pleased to have one of my photographs selected to be on one of the 32 banners in the Inner Sunset for the next year or so. If you’re around Irving Street, you’ll see lots of colorful artwork attached to light posts. Mine is on on the northeast portion of Irving St at […]

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Another Statue added to new portfolio

After completing the photographs of the 5 SF Giants statues, I was asked to capture Tony Bennett, the newly-90-year-old icon of San Francisco. Seemed reasonable to start a whole new portfolio of Statues, so have a look once in a while to see if more have peopled the page.

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Heavy Metal Show

My foray into printing on metal – dye infused aluminum to be precise – with me smirking in front of the car parts. Any of my pieces can be printed on metal, and some would be nice that way. Not a medium I would use for ‘just anything’. Show closes today (SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving […]

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Glasses find a new home

A recent purchaser has sent me a photo of the two plexiglass mounted photographs he bought from me for his home theater.  The artworks are  ‘Martini Glasses 2’ and ‘Wine Glasses’, both from the Innanimata portfolio on this site.

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Cuban Takeaway

I’ve been remiss with my postings. May has come and gone and with it my solo show, Cuban Takeaway. It was a lot of fun and well received and different pieces are popping up in shows at the SFWA gallery when they fit the theme.

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New work this month

A sample of March’s output. Lovely walk in downtown San Francisco followed by some downtown Jazz. Earlier in the week a window table in Half Moon Bay and a walk on Pier 14 during the full moon rising produced several photographs. Previous week in Roatan, Honduras rounds out the set.

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Juror’s Choice in March Exhibition

So pleased to have this one in the gallery for the March show (ends on April 2). Shot from a bus window early in the morning in Havana. Is she just coming home? Visiting someone? Or, my theory, is she putting on her makeup here because there’s no electricity inside and is about to walk […]

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On the wall

I am very pleased to report that a 51 x 36″ version of my Telegraph Hill photograph has been printed on canvas and is now happily hanging above a sofa in a San Francisco home.

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Time does fly

Held a one-day open studio in November in my little apartment and was amazed at the response. Next year will do it for the whole weekend. Then was happy to get all three of my submissions into the January show at the SF Women Artists Gallery.  Show opens January 5. Finally, was please to see […]

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Wrap-up of September Solo Show

This year’s show at the Bay View Boat Club was called Inanimata and featured my more whimsical pieces. It was well received and several pieces found their way into new homes. Here’s a ‘post-view’ of what was on the wall:

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Back Where it Belongs

I took this photograph of the Steel Stacks several years ago on my first trip to Bethlehem PA. I loved the textures of subtle color reflections (There were Christmas lights across the highway). I never expected it to have much of a market in California, but this week it made it’s way back to Pennsylvania […]

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Women and Money

My photograph of The Necklace was accepted into the Women and Money themed art show this month at the Small Change Gallery. This charming venue placed the 15 chosen works around the suite with more space between each piece than most galleries so that it looked like someone’s art collection instead of a downtown gallery. […]

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Marin Society of Artists

Very pleased to have my three submissions accepted into the Exposed show opening on July 11. Opening Reception is Sunday, July 12 from 2 – 4 and I plan to be there. First foray into the North Bay Art Scene. Maybe not the last. Here they are, just framed and still in my living room. […]

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Pix of Greece & London finally posted!

Been back from my hols for 6 weeks, but it took until now to finally compile the photo album. If you’re curious, here it is.

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Pictures from Akumal

Have to leave this bit of Mexican paradise tomorrow so here’s a little slideshow of my favorites.

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2015

Well, 2014 is gone; 4 book launch events done; the gallery is set to re-open soon (SF Women Artists Gallery’s new digs in the Inner Sunset), and I’m no longer carrying cameras to every gig I go to – but just last week, well, couldn’t help myself. These five portraits from a concert at the […]

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3rd Book Signing organized

We’ll be hanging out at Bird & Beckett Books and Records on 12/5/14 during the Don Prell Seabop Jazz concert and introducing Volume 2 to B&B fans. Bird & Beckett is the only bookstore that stocks the two volumes – that’s because owner Eric Whittington is a truly independent bookseller, jazz supporter, all around nice […]

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Volume 2 is done!

I am happy to announce that Volume Two of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians is now published. After multiple proofreads and edits, last night I clicked the ‘approve’ button, created an animated preview graphic, updated the website, figured out discount pricing for the two book-signing events and drafted the email to send to the 251 […]

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And then I forgot to post it!

Here’s how the show looked before the food got eaten up – the music was great (Thanks to Ned Boynton and his trio) and lots and lots of people showed up. The show is coming down early to make room for a memorial art wall on Tuesday evening, so if you’re dying to see it, […]

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The show is hung

Here are the bare bones. Will look nicer on the 10th with the nibbles on the table and the print bin, etc.

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Gearing up for this year’s Solo Show

Reception will be on September 10 at the Bay View Boat Club. Get it on your calendar now so I don’t throw a party where nobody comes!

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Redwood City Art Fair

I’ll be hanging at Sequoia High School (Broadway and El Camino) on Saturday, August 9 with lots of art, framed and unframed, big and small, new and old, bargains, greeting cards and a big smile for all who visit!

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Closing weekend + North Beach Festival

Last chance to see the current show at the I Heart North Beach gallery which includes 3 of my pieces: The gallery is at 461 Green Street, next to the Funeral Parlor. There’s even a little parking lot across the street that only charges $8 for the whole day, so you can enjoy all the […]

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Finally saw a canvas print

I recently sold my my photograph of Telegraph Hill to someone who wanted it printed on canvas (“gallery wrap”).  It was done by Fine Art America, my ‘shopping cart’ site, so I had no control over the printing.  Last week I had a chance to see it on her wall and I was very impressed […]

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Up in the Sky

The SF Women Artists Org was asked to mount a show at the Oakland Aviation Museum. While not my normal subject matter, I managed to come up with three that will be on show from June 6 to July 15. There will also be an ‘Open Cockpit Day’ on June 15th with music and BBQ. […]

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More about North Beach

The show was great – I don’t believe the gallery was EVER empty. And now that it’s over I’ll be having some of my work at the I HEART NORTH BEACH gallery at 461 Green Street (where parking is even worse!) but a lively, eclectic gallery it is. I’ll be there on the 6th for […]

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Another North Beach Art Show

I and some brand new, never-before-seen (!) pieces of artwork will be back at the Live Worms Gallery next weekend, this time as part of a group show called Shutter and Stroke. I’ll be one of 3 photographers – the others, as you already figured out, are painters. So, if you can make it, do! […]

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Thank You, 7 Mile House

A nice surprise last night during Jazz Appreciation Month’s Photograph and Literature sale at my local and very favorite jazz hangout. My music photography started there and is now incurable, so I have much to thank them for. But so nice to be recognized!

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A nice learning curve

I had an offer I couldn’t refuse. Since I’ve been photographing musicians and more recently bands in local clubs, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to be asked to do a concert shoot. But, well, it’s BIGGER – and it’s for the client, not for me! It was a challenge I couldn’t ignore though, […]

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Chinatown

Had a nice little photo-walk in Chinatown this week. This is my favorite result.

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Lots of band shots

As is normal for me, I’ve been going to lots of music venues both to enjoy myself and to shoot more musicians as I gear up for Volume 2 of my book, and in the process I’ve shot several bands. They’re not represented in my portfolio, so here are a few. Not sure what I’ll […]

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Terri with Terri

My other ‘Woman’ piece in the SF Women Artists show, called The Knitters can be seen here behind one of the knitters. Meet Terri Wong who is wearing another of her hand-knitted hats.

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Opening of “Woman” Show

Last night’s opening at the SF Women Artists Gallery was a bustling affair. I guess all those paintings and photographs of ‘Woman’, the show theme, had an appeal. Anyway one of mine was a photograph of Pamela Rose called ‘Mad Woman of Song’. She and her husband came to the gallery to see it so […]

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Woo Hoo – A Great Book Review!

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JOY!

JOY was the theme of the February Show at the SF Woman Artists Gallery. I had both my pieces accepted, Horn Blower and Dancing Shadows.

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January Gallery Show

I had fun with the theme of this show: Flight (of fancy, fear of…, of sanity, who knows?). I have 3 pieces in the show: My little (stuffed) bird got lots of attention!

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Glitz!

The SF Women Artists Gallery is ending the year with an all out sexy, glitzy show. I will have 3 pieces in it, all quite different.

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Book Preview online

There’s now a gizmo on the website so you can see the table of contents, intro, back page and several of the artist pages. Enjoy! Looking forward to the first Book Release event tomorrow at the 7 Mile House.

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The book is out

So it’s been a busy week. Proofs arrived; a few corrections made; shipment of 50 books arrived; found a couple of teeny typos, but maybe that will make them more valuable like old postage stamps! First release party is set for Sunday at the 7 Mile House in Brisbane during their jazz jam. Looks like […]

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Almost there

Well, it looks like the book will be out by Thanksgiving. 113 of 117 photographs done and the last 4 scheduled for this weekend. It’s been the most fun project I’ve ever done – I’ve got to meet so so many new people (yeah, musicians are really people!). It wouldn’t have happened without my friend […]

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Surprise visitor

Last night while visiting one of my frequent jazz haunts, I was asked to photograph the staff with their unexpected guest. After providing them with the picture, I thought I’d go a little further:

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City Shots

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Views from the Train

During my recent train journey from San Francisco to Chicago, and then on to New York City, I cataloged my adventure with at least morning and evening photos from my sleeper window. Three of my favorites are here:

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New book idea

Some of my faithful site visitors know I frequent Bay Area music venues more than is probably healthy. I often take photos of and sometimes for the musicians just ’cause it’s fun. It has suddenly occurred to me to put together a book of local musicians. So I’m sort of starting from here, not going […]

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12 if by Water

I was happy to be asked to exhibit at the Brisbane Marina (Brisbane, CA). There are currently twelve framed pieces, all of sites in the Bay Area. Some might be switched out over time, but right now, they’re all related to water.

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Happy Opening Reception last night

You never know who will show up at an art opening, and I was more than pleased at the turnout – people from many different ‘segments’ of my life came and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Several prints and one framed piece found new homes, so the month-long show is off to […]

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Steel Plant gets Award

I’m happy to announce that my print of the Bethlehem Steel Plant (above) won a Merit Award for the May exhibition at the SF Women Artists Gallery. I printed it quite large and it does make a bit of a statement!

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Solo Show is Up at the Bay View Boat Club

I hung the show today. During the reception Monday I will be offering more pieces, some framed, many unframed plus greeting cards.

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Music Photography

I’ve recently been asked to capture a band for some print marketing – tricky since it’s a sextet and they tend to move around and block the view of the one behind. Of course, no flash. In any case I trotted out my ‘good’ camera last week, but found that night they were only a […]

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Chinatown

An afternoon in San Francisco’s Chinatown produced a few iconic and not so iconic images. My favorite is the card game.

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A Walk on the North Side

Nice little walk at Fisherman’s Wharf yesterday – a few sites sans tourists. Wharf = water = docks so I shot the one with a lonely tire on it. Walking along Jefferson St, I found the new Gold Dust Lounge, reopened in this improbable place after being a San Francisco landmark in Union Square for […]

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5 Photographs at Still Point Gallery

I was excited to learn that all 5 of my entered photographs were accepted into Still Point Online Gallery’s Ordinary Everyday Objects exhibition which opened February 6 and will run until April 30. In addition, the first one on the left above – which is part of a cheese grater – is in their Spring […]

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This photograph just won ‘Special Recognition’ in the Light Space & Time’s January All Photography contest. It’s one I shot in October of the interior of the State of Illinois building in Chicago.

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LARGE Photos at the Federal Building

The video wall at the Federal Building rotates some of the show images. Here are two of mine, @ 8 x 12 feet. There are about 50 pieces of art in the show, paintings, photographs, collages, etc. and there was quite a lot of interest from the employees during the reception yesterday. The show is […]

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4 Venues in December!

It’s really exciting to be in 4 places at once! The San Francisco show has moved from the SFWA gallery to the San Francisco Federal Building where it will live until the end of the month. The opening Reception is Wednesday 11:30 – 1 at 90 Seventh Street. I have 5 pieces there (added a […]

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Chicago

A photographer’s dream city. After 5 days and about 1000 photos, it will take a while to sort through them, but I have put up a new gallery on this site which I will be adding to as I get time. Check it out for the first batch. There is also my ‘travel album’ which […]

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New Month, New Show

Well ‘Head to Toe’, in the post below, is now happily hanging in my entrance way, greeting any and all who come to visit.  This month’s show is called A Place in Time, and I was pleased to have my VVVROOM! chosen for the postcard.

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Head to Toe

The theme of the September show and the title of my award-winning piece:  I’ve been waiting to unvail her.  Found her in the window of a Philadelphia tattoo parlor and it was love at first sight. Must say she looks pretty good at 32″ tall.  Funny thing, I think she reminds me a bit of […]

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2 Pieces at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley

Happy to announce that two of my pieces made it into the Attractions to Abstractions show which opens Saturday Sept 8 at the Expressions Gallery. (Reception from 6 – 8 pm @ 2035 Ashby Avenue).

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Award night

Here’s me getting my Merit Award for One Step At A Time from the juror, Joan Finton at the SF Women Artists Gallery Thursday, August 9. The photo on the right is me with another award winner, my friend Ann Whittall. I don’t know what we thought was funny! [Photos by Wendell Shinn] And here’s […]

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Where does the time go?

Not an original thought, I know, but suddenly I see it’s more than a month since my last entry. I do have a good excuse. After 14 years living on my boat, I moved into the city and am finally getting nested in my 5th floor, southern exposure, modern, industrial, urban, geometrical, condo. My printer […]

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Between Receptions

The opening last night was fun – lots of people, nice guitar music and Pernod on ‘tap’…. Here’s how my three pieces look in the gallery – I like the colored walls. Another reception this afternoon and closing reception next Saturday afternoon (I won’t be at that one). Gallery is in the Design Center at […]

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New Photo Nouveau Show at Misho Gallery

I’m very pleased to have three photographs selected for the Misho Gallery Photo Nouveau Reflection Show opening on June 22. If you’re local, do come to the preview party (with live music) on Friday night, 6/22 from 5 -9 or the opening reception on Saturday afternoon 6/23 from 1 – 5. The gallery is at […]

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21 pieces on view at the Bay View Boat Club

My third solo show went up at the Bay View Boat Club in San Francisco on May 1. My work will be there until the 31st, with the reception to be on the 8th. If you’re local, do come on by.

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hummingbirds

Not my usual fare, but I was trying out my new viewfinder yesterday morning and was pleased my camera was up to the job.  It also makes me think maybe Spring really has arrived.

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Outside SFMOMA

I always love shooting SFMOMA’s interior, but on a recent visit to see the Mexican Photography exhibit, I spent some time outside. Got a few interesting shots I think.

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On view at the Federal Bldg

The Dept of Labor has mounted a group show drawn from the SF Women Artists Gallery at the Federal Building –  90 Seventh St, San Francisco – where 4 of my pieces are on display.  The closing reception is Thursday 3/29 from 11:30 – 3:30.  I will be there and hope to see some familiar […]

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“Street Seens”

Hot off the press – 80 pages of my ‘street’ photos just published. Street Seens by Jessica Levant, Photographer | Make Your Own Book

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Marin Headlands Art Center

Took a little tour last week to the Art Center which is an old army barracks.  Their current show is called Demob.  The show was interesting, but as usual, I focused more on the building.  Here are a few shots.

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Busy on Facebook

Two exciting facebook events (well, three if you count my recent incursion into Words With Friends – but that truly is another story). I started a ‘fan page’, jessica levant photo art , and I do invite you to visit, post comments, ‘like’ anything you do like, and ‘like’ the whole page. If you don’t […]

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New portfolio gallery

Seems I shoot a lot of windows, so I added a section. If you haven’t perused the galleries lately, have a look at Windows.

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Gate 6 Ramble

Gate 6 is a houseboat community in Sausalito, CA.  Some beautiful houseboats there, but also some rather derelict structures.  During a recent stroll there, the tide was – well there wasn’t any.  I caught some interesting images, most of which are in the albums on this site. and then after a nice dinner and a […]

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November Abstracts

Found myself in the lobby of UCSF in Mission Bay a couple of weeks ago and got fascinated with the colors and angles of the waiting area.  Here are a couple of resulting creations: And then from my recent trip back east, I found willing bits of nature and structures that screamed ‘abstract’ at me: […]

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Occupy Philadelphia

While seeing the highlights of this city, my 24 hour visit managed to coincide with the deadline day for the Occupy folk to vacate City Hall. 5pm came and went and they stayed. No violence; no police action; lots of news coverage. Don’t know what happened the next day, but I did get some shots […]

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Belmont Arts Center Show

I became a member of the Belmont Arts Council earlier in the year, and now have a couple of photographs in their two month Holiday show.  They have two more as ‘back up’,  just in case either of these get sold.  Wouldn’t that be nice?    

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And now on film…

Wendell Shinn, the He in the 3 Shes + 1 He, made a lovely little slideshow of our weekend do in North Beach. See it here:

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It was a fun show!

Next year we’ve decided to avoid Columbus Day/Fleet Week weekend! Lots of people came each day – but many never made it. So sorry about the traffic! If you missed it, you can see a slideshow of everything I had in the show here.

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3 shes + 1 he

Getting down to the wire. 30 prints framed and standing up blocking most of my access to the room, waiting for packing and carting to the Live Worms gallery for this weekend’s show. The 30+ unframed works are already packed in the car. It’s been a busy, crazy couple of months getting ready, meeting with […]

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Fort Ross

Had a great week at the Russian River this month and the day trip to Fort Ross on the California’s Northern Coast held many photographic treasures.  A few of them here, but larger ones in the portfolio.

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Apologies – wrong link

If you received my August Art News and tried to read it in your browser, you didn’t succeed!  Apologies for forgetting to change the link (since June!).  I’ve now added a menu item to this site that will link to the newsletter archives in case you’re so inclined.

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Impromptu Art show

I got a call from a local gallery, The Artists Alley, last week and it turns out they were having a one night show on Saturday to announce their acquisition of a liquor license.  They invited me to bring a couple of pieces for their bar opening.  What was really fascinating was the method they […]

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New Page: Buddhas

I’ve always loved gazing at Buddha statues and this weekend I found several that I photographed.  Seemed logical to start a new portfolio category of Buddhas, so I did.  I hope you enjoy them.  You can see them all  here.  The new additions are below:

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On the wall

I finally got to see one of my photographs in situ. Thought I’d share.

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Close up

It’s pouring here today, so to get some sheltered fresh air, I went out on my deck and shot my aloe plant. I haven’t done much in the way of ‘nature’, but this was fun so I may do some more.

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Good News from SFWA Gallery

First the month-long art auction in May was a big success.  The gallery took in more than it had hoped and made the fun and craziness all worth while! Second, a customer bought my Reflections on Calder yesterday, so I’m personally pleased. (This month’s theme is Homage to a Favorite Artist). I shot it at […]

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SF Women Artists Auction Closing Reception

Friday June 3 is the end of a month-long art auction at the SFWA gallery.  SFWA is a non-profit artist organization, and this is a way to raise funds for the gallery as well as to offer some great art bargains to the public.  There are still close to 100 pieces of art to be […]

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And the winners were…

My reception last night at the Bay View Boat Club for this month’s Art Wall was well attended, fun, and my work was very well received. Even though some of my fellow club members sucked up quite a bit of the smoked salmon before a single one of my invited guests arrived, I consider the […]

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Newsletters

So back in February I started an email newsletter to disseminate my art news. Rather than duplicate the content here, you can now get this short, picture-full piece right in your own mailbox. Reaction has been very positive, so why not subscribe? Just go to my Contact page (under Artist Info) and fill in your […]

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¡Hola Oaxaca!

I’m off to Mexico in the morning – looking forward to sunshine, great food, wonderful art and colors, colors, colors everywhere. First Stop (and last) will be Mexico City. Loved it last year. Expect to again. Then short visits to two colonial cities, Taxco and Puebla – one for silver, one for history – and […]

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Award for Fresh Start

The February theme for the gallery show is Fresh Start. My first entry was easy – New Day On The Bay, originally a photograph taken off my aft deck one early morning in December. After much head scratching, I came up with a second one. And for lack of a better name, called it Fresh […]

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And now for something completely different

My cousins Shirley and Bill Freeman have just completed a project in memory of her parents, my dear cousins who both died in 2008. Shirley and Bill sponsored a Bright Space in the Bayview Hunters Point area which will open next week. [Bright Spaces is a program of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, whose […]

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Framed Buddhas

There are 54 pieces in this month’s show – I’m not surprised that PEACE is a popular subject right now. My two are in the front and visible from the street – can’t ask for better than that. Here they are framed. Lots of nice work to see in this show, worth a visit if […]

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Framed Buddahs

There are 54 pieces in this month’s show, so I’m glad my two are front and center – and visible from the street. Here they are framed. Lots of nice work, worth a visit if you in the Presidio Heights area.

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January Gallery Show: “Peace”

I have two Buddhas in the next show at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. Buddhas struck me as the most appropriate way to signify peace. Both started with photographs of statues at the SF Asian Museum, but changed greatly along the way with the help of photoshop. Reception is Thursday and the postcard art […]

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December Art Show

Well, I have two pieces in the SFWA monthly show again, and one of them won a ‘Merit Award’. The theme is Holidays and I don’t do much in the way of holiday artwork, but I thought my End of the Party, left above, was appropriate, and then I remembered a photo I took last […]

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A Good Story

This is just a good story – emailed to me by a friend in NY. No politics, no religion….enjoy! I did. ************************************************************************* This wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small, former president of NBC News and 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing is well worth reading. Here goes…. My father […]

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Kim Joon

I was turned on to an Korean artist recently whose photographs are at a gallery in SF right now. His work is rather amazing: http://www.kimjoon.co.kr/. Apparently he paints all the pieces first, then arranges and photographs them. Sounds easy enough – until you look at them. Wow!

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Thanksgiving Tributes

The November show at the SF Women Artists Gallery is, not surprisingly, themed “Thanksgiving”. My two entries above were juried in. Thank You Notes (11×14 with black mat) was renamed for the occasion, otherwise seen on my website as “Music In The Air”, shot outside the Taste of Rome in Sausalito of the SF Medicine […]

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Harvest Show

Two new pieces juried into the SFWA gallery October show: The Harvest Bowl was shot back in 2005 in London (at my friend Lindsay’s house). I retrieved it from my disk and ‘worked’ on it, cropping, moving, and finally adding some detail. It’s printed at 16 x 20, unmatted, in a really nice gold frame. […]

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Printer

Well, they say “in for a penny, in for a pound”….  So I shut my eyes and spent lots of pounds – well, OK, it was dollars – on a large format printer so that I could print my own photographs.  It’s a monster piece of kit sitting on my desk – yes, on a […]

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Half Moon Bay Hike

From a sunset hike out to the Mavericks last weekend. Nice evening, nice people, good excercise, photos, seafood and dancing.  Doesn’t get too much better.

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Award

So, my photo, Piano Hands received one of two Merit Awards last night at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. The jurist was artist Joan Finton (see her art here). She’s done some wonderful drawings of musicians – maybe why she liked Piano Hands! I’m planning to go to an opening of her new show in Berkeley next […]

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Two photos in SFWA Show

I was very pleased to have two of my photos accepted for the August Show at the SFWA Gallery (3489 Sacramento Street, SF). There’s an artist reception Thursday night (8/12/10) from 5:30 – 7 so if you’re in the area, please drop by.

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Photo Contests

I like EASY photo contests – and of course ones that don’t break the bank. I just found out about Travel & Leisure’s monthly photo contests which have no entry fees. I put up a few of my favorites – we’ll see….

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Photocrati Recommended

Finally finished updating Wendell Shinn’s website (streetsofsanfran.com), using a pretty neat WordPress theme, Photocrati. It doesn’t look like a blog and can be customized to suit. The really good part is that once the site is set up, the owner can update it on his/her own. Recommended for any photographers out there who haven’t already […]

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May was a busy month

During my show in May (where I sold 12 pieces!) I didn’t have time to update my website, though my camera was busy. I’ve just uploaded 9 new images to my site. Three new photos (the top row), three new digital paintings and the bottom three are abstracts which can be fun to gaze at: […]

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Recology Art Exhibit at the San Francisco Dump

Last night I went to the opening of the quarterly Art Exhibit at the San Francisco Dump (http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/). Amazing and quirky stuff made from what people throw away. Poetry, music and freshly made waffles. I only took a few photos before my battery died. Small versions here:

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Lots of new faces

Took lots more photos last week. New ‘painted’ portraits in the Faces gallery at jessicalevant.com:   And three new works in the Music gallery:

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May Exhibition at the Bay View Boat Club

I have 32 works on show at the Bay View Boat Club during the month of May, mostly portraits of people in or at the club plus musicians who have played there. There are also 7 of my abstracts. Amazingly, 3 pieces sold within hours! The reception is Tuesday May 4 at 6pm. If you’re […]

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