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February 2018

The Eye of the Beholder

That's the theme of the February exhibition at the SFWA Gallery, and also a concept I like a lot. I tend to see beauty in odd places and there is some validation when I get two pieces of art accepted into such a show. My vision of beauty is certainly not universally held of course, so come to the show and let me know what you think! There will be 60 pieces of art on the walls all answering the call for what an artist considers worth beholding. Below is called What is Real? because I don't think it's obvious what caught my eye.

What is Real?

PuppetMy other piece is Puppet, introduced to you in the last issue, but here's a larger version. I discovered him in a salvage store and enjoyed his demeanor.

Both of these pieces are framed in black contemporary wooden frames, 16x20" with white mats.

You are cordially invited to the opening reception on Thursday, February 8th from 5:30 - 8pm at the SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving Street @ 8th Avenue, San Francisco. I hope share a glass with you! If you can't make that, the show will be up until March 3rd. The gallery is open from Tuesdays through Sundays. Check for opening hours.

Still in the Print Bin for another month

Matted in white at standard sizes, ready for your own frames:

Bin Prints 0118

New Works in January

As many of you know, my friend and very talented photographer, Robin Allen and I spent the last two weeks immersed in France, first in the Languedoc, on the Med, and in Aix-en-Provence, and then in that most glorious of cities, Paris. I still haven't gone through all of the thousands of pictures I took, but here are a few. New Works Jan. 2018 They will all be on my website soon. Use the search box to find these or any other particular images or 'topics' you fancy.

And one more thing -- A Special Exhibit and Art Sale in honor of a fellow artist.

Ann Whittall 2016Along with the art on the wall in the main gallery and the artist salon at SFWA Gallery, there will be a special sale of photographs and photo art done by Ann Whittall, left. Annie, who passed away last year, was a dear friend of mine. She left me all her unframed prints to be sold at the gallery, which I am donating to support the always-in-need non-profit arts organization. For the month of February, the prints will be on display in the Artist Salon and on offer at a very favorable discount. Annie would like nothing better than for her artwork to raise enough money to really help the SFWA where she volunteered her services since 1986. If you think some prints would be a happy addition to your own or someone else's life, please come have a look at Annie's creative and joyful works.

And then, the books of course ....

Bay Area Jazz & BluesiciansMy two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians, with a total of 251 local musicians photographed while performing are available on (fastest way to get them) or online at probably a bit cheaper and takes 7 - 10 days to receive them. You can preview some of the pages on either site. If you prefer hand to hand consumerism, they can be purchased at Glen Park's Bird & Beckett Books & Records who just got a new supply, at Noise a really cool record store on Balboa St, San Francisco and The Jazz Conservatory bookstore in Berkeley.

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.

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