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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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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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What a fun Party it was…

Friday the 13th came and went and with it 50 or so people popped into my Music Art reception at Nick’s On Grand, 223 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco. They looked, sipped, mingled, stayed for dinner, sat in with the band, and seemed to be having as good a time as I did. The artwork will be up for a couple more months, so if you didn’t make it, you still can. Restaurant hours are 11 – 8pm and my work is in all 3 areas, so start looking when you enter the front door.

Here are a few shots of the reception:

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My Music Art is now in South San Francisco

The show went up yesterday – all the Chameleon Jazz pictures plus another 15 or so of my music artworks.

If you go very, very soon, you will probably find the film still covering the Chameleon pictures since the spackling isn’t done yet. Thank you to Nick’s On Grand owner, Kenny Annis for doing the hard work, and to mi querida amiga Frieda for helping make sure it was all evenly spaced.

RECEPTION IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 from 6pm. Jazz in the Patio from 7 provided by Steve Nelson and his quartet.

Here’s the Promo:

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Another Winner

Just thought I’d announce that my Shop and Stop (below) was awarded a Special Recognition in the June competition from Light, Space and Time. (It’s also hanging at the SFWA gallery right now as part of their June show, but will come down on Saturday.


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