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August 2014
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  • Do you know the way to ... Redwood City?
  • CPMC show
  • Solo show in September

Redwood City Art Fair THIS SATURDAY

I am really excited to have a booth at the Shakespeare on the Park Art Fair in Redwood City this Saturday, August 9. I just found out, so I am scrambling to get it all together. There will be framed and unframed art, many new, but some old favs, bargain bins, note cards, plus 'the book' of course and a big smile from me if you show up!! I'll be there from 12:30 until the play starts at 7:30. Oh dear - someone please bring me some snacks!! And do stay for the Shakespeare - it's free!


SFWAThe San Francisco Women Artists, an organization that accepted me as a member 4 years ago and pretty much launched my art presence, has sold its gallery - too small, too much money, etc, etc. They have now signed a lease on a space that many will remember as the old Irving Variety. Extensive renovations are afoot and the planned opening as a gallery is for mid-October. Meanwhile, we had our first all-online juried show last month which brought some funds into the coffers as well as showcasing some art (all of which is for sale of course). The link to that show is here. Two of my works are in it.

New Art at Cal Pacific Medical Center


I have three pieces in a Nature installation opening at the California Pacific Medical Center on August 14. Left to right above, are "Morning at Crooked Tree", "Rainbow Leaves" and "Hydrangias". The installation will be there until October 15, and there will be an Artists' Opening on August 14 from 5 - 7pm. The show is in the beautiful Lobby Gallery of the Professional Building, 2100 Webster Street.

September Solo Show

Not to overwhelm you, but my 5th annual solo show at San Francisco's funkiest and hippest waterside club, the Bay View Boat Club will go up in September. I'm hosting a reception the evening of Wed. Sept 10 and will send out an invitation closer to the time, but feel free to get it on your calendar. Hate to give a party and have nobody come!!

New Works

Well, in addition to 25+ new musician shots since my last newsletter, I got on a chair kick (based on some incongruity I saw in the street) and produced this little series:


My photo in the News

Molina plusTwo local papers posted articles about my favorite jazz 'n food hangout, the Seven Mile House, and both used my photo of the Molina Sextet (plus one). See the articles at Guardian and Everything South City.

The Books...

I'm on the home stretch gathering photos for Volume 2 of my SF Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians book. Looks like there will be somewhere around 130 musicians featured. I've already shot 115 so only a few more to go. The bios take a little longer to amass of course, and my 'bio manager', jazzkitty Linda, is hard at it. The release date is plannedBay Area Jazz and Bluesicians for November - yes in time for the perfect Christmas gift to the music lovers on your list. Volume 1 with its 117 musicians is still available at or on - or wherever I am - I usually have some copies in my car. In addition, Glen Park's Bird & Beckett Books & Records stocks it as well as one of my favorite venues, The Sound Room in Oakland. A partial preview is available here.

Street SeensAnd never out of date, Street Seens can still be had from
It's full of street photography from my jaunts here and there in the world, and it's available in both paper and hard cover versions.

You can preview the whole book HERE. It's only available online - purchase details on the preview page.

Ongoing Installation

Brisbane Marina

In the Harbor Master's Office. Open 7 days a week during the day. Prints of all of the pieces are available for purchase, framed or unframed, in a variety of sizes. Just let me know your preferences and we'll go from there.

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