Category Archives: On Display

AUGUST 2021

Still painting all the time; learning; enjoying; producing; redoing; reworking; replacing. One more week to go in this adventure. Here’s what I’ve done this month so far:

There will probably be one or two more before the month and the course ends.
Two will also be on display in September, the first time my paintings get a public showing!
8/27 – 9/12 Red Sprites will be at the Live Worms Gallery, 1345 Grant Ave, San Francisco, and
8/31 – 9/24 Joy Ride will be at the SF Women Artists Gallery, 647 Irving St., SF.

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May 2021 – Spring is here; Restaurants are Open; and I have lots of art on gallery walls…

Until mid May my “Keeping Up” is part of the juried TEXTtural show at the Live Worms Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach – until Sunday May 16th.

And, in addition to the diptych, Dreams of Spring 1 & 2 being in the collage show at the SFWA Gallery, I also have a wall in the Artist’s Salon showing just about all the work I’ve done since December. Here’s how it looks:

So, if you’re nearby, go have a look! The SFWA Shows are up until the 28th of May. Details: sfwomenartists.org

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April Activities

Three main efforts in April, plus one do-over. I woke up one morning in a whimsical frame of mind and produced a pair of cheerful, folksy ‘squares’, both of which were chosen to be in the May collage show at the SFWA gallery.They are called “Dreams of Spring” #1 and #2.

Another even more whimsical piece was “Hairbrained Meditation” which was purchased the day I completed it! Here’s what it looks like:

I also created a companion piece to “Wish You Were Here” – same palette, no similarity in theme, but hanging together and looking like a ‘set’. This one is called “Pastimes”, and has bits of game memorabilia from Scrabble, Dominoes, Monopoly and Bingo.

The Do-Over (third and final time!) was “I Read the News Today Oh Boy” which first transformed completely and then finally became a square which made all the difference. This one is for keeps:

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Abstract and Whimsical heading to North Beach

I’ve fallen in love with squares – These little 10×10″ babies are easy to work on, easy to transport, require no frames and cost less than their larger relatives. So far this month, I’ve made 7, sold one immediately, and just brought 5 (plus one from December) to the Live Worms Gallery for their February Show. The show opens Friday January 1/29 and continues until 2/21. All pandemic protocols in place and adhered to. Here they are:

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Artful Gifting 2020

It’s that time of year – small, giftable, shippable, affordable art, even in a time of covid could be a nice thing. After figuring out I could offer free shipping on all my recent ‘squares’, I signed up for a virtual art market run by Artspan which allowed people to visit my ‘booth’ (live video chat with me and my art) but no one showed up!! The organizer did a lot of marketing, as did I, but I guess it didn’t ‘stick’.

So next, I coerced a friendly gallerist to let their walls be populated by a small group of artists for a ‘real’ Holiday Art Market – despite the rising pandemic numbers, San Francisco is still fairly safe, possibly because most of us really do observe Covid protocols. So, we can have 6 people there at a time, including staff. We’re halfway through now, one weeknight and one weekend gone and one of each to go. So far two of my boxed painted bird cards have found new homes and one amazing photograph of artist, Jeff Griffiths has also been sold. Also in the show are street photographer, JB Higgins and Collage artist, Linda Mcgilvray, in addition to Gallery owner Michael Endicott who kindly hung his amazing metal printed photo pieces in the back half of the gallery. Here are a few pictures.

If you read this before the show ends, and you’re in the area, do stop in! Five starving artists need you! Details below:

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In the Galleries for November

Kind of crazy to have work in three different galleries this month, but there it is! As the month opened, I have three pieces in the Reflective Show at the SFWA Gallery, 3 more pieces at the Mission Street Drawing Room Annex’s ‘Future Tense‘ Show and for the first week of the month 3 of my latest ‘Intersection’ squares at the Live Worms Gallery’s Respite Show. Now we’re heading into the end of the year, waiting for election finalities, remembering what it’s like to have cold weather, bracing for months more of Covid living, and producing artwork nonstop. HELP – I’m running out of space!

Here’s what is/was on display in November:

3 “Intersection” Squares in the Respite Exhibition at Live Worms.

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Back to Abstracts and prepping for my Art Season (!)

Since my last post I did several abstract pieces, but only one this month – in the beginning of this apocolytic wildfire time, this one got born. I call it Combustion (click to see larger image).

An other exciting event that kept me away from my art supplies was getting invited to participate in the second show at the reopened Live Worms Gallery in North Beach. For those unfamiliar, Live Worms (once upon a time a hardware store with a live worm tank for local fishermen) has been a well-loved gathering space for artsy types for many years. Here’s a glimpse of opening day.  I have 6 of my Mixed Media pieces there and there are 11 more artists showing.  Certainly worth visiting if you’re so inclinded.  Opening hours are Tuesday 3-6 and Wednesday through Sunday 1 – 6.  It’s at 1345 Grant Avenue, and I’ll be there on and off so let me know if you’d like to meet there.

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Music Art goes to the Bayview

Several of my music art pictures are now hanging in Word. A Cafe on Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview district. This small, friendly neighborhood cafe / restaurant / bar and now new jazz venue is a perfect place for them to have another airing.

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Several Pieces in Edge of Frame Gallery

Currently have 8 pieces in a group show at the Edge of Frame Gallery in San Francisco’s Western Addition. The show is running until February 1, weekends (when I’m here) and some weekdays if the owner is in or by appointment (contact me!) Here’s what’s there of mine (click images for full view):

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The Red Leaf at Infinity Towers

I was pleased to be notified that one of my favorite abstracts, The Red Leaf, would be one of the pieces going to SF’s Infinity Towers Community for a three-month stint in their ground floor area. In case any readers live there are visiting a friend, it’s hanging in the corridor between reception and the elevator.

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