Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Week

There is a plethora of exhibitions this week, the first week/weekend of October. Several of which I will be included. Three shows will be included in Santa Barbara Downtown Organization First Thursday events from 5-8pm, October 1st.

Sycamore 48x36" oil on birch panel ©2009

AIR I EARTH I FIRE I WATER at Sullivan Goss downtown will be have an open reception. This is the last month my show will be hanging in the gallery.

Tidal Zone 1 8x8" blind embossing ©2009

The Santa Barbara Arts Fund presents "Reflections and Projections: Arts Fund Individual Artist Award Winners 1988-2008" at the Channing Peake Gallery, in the County Building at the corner of Anapamu Street and Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara.

Kelp 2 8x4" solar etching ©2009

The Santa Barbara Printmakers is holding their 16th Annual Open Juried exhibition being held at the Faulkner Gallery in the Public Library on Anampu Street. This has always been a wonderful show in Santa Barbara. The printmakers group has a 100 members using all forms of the medium. It makes for a visual feast. Reception and awards start at 5pm on Thursday.

Low Tide 7x5" multi plate collograph ©2009

Lastly, the annual Small Images exhibition, a local favorite, opens Friday, October 2nd from 5-7pm at Santa Barbara City College's Atkinson Gallery. This show is a long time tradition in Santa Barbara and the few spaces in the gallery are highly sought after by the local artists. I have had the great good fortune to be accepted on many occasions and find it to be one of the most exciting shows in town.

Hope to see everyone around the galleries this weekend.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Updates and post No. 200

It's hard to believe that it's already Fall and September will come to a close in a week. Where did the month go?! My exhibition at Sullivan Goss, AIR I EARTH I FIRE I WATER will be up for one more month, closing on November the 1st.

The over-achiever that I am, I delivered far more work than there was space on the walls so the gallery is slowly replenishing and rotating the paintings as they sell. I was told by a friend that many new things were to be found at the gallery this week.

This month has been an amalgam of projects. I spent a week at a classic Japanese woodworking workshop, Moku Hanga, learning a new form of printmaking. (I WILL be posting images, I promise!) Of course coming home from that meant clearing a space in my studio and ordering all the proper tools to be able to make these prints in my studio. At the same time, many group shows were looming. I frenetically went through all my drawers and pulled out prints and started matting and framing for the upcoming onslaught of Fall obligations. It was 3 or 4 days just cutting mats and another putting the frames together. I do think at last I'm ready.

Many of these matted gems are now adorning the lists of my Etsy shop and there are many more stacked and waiting to be added. The black and white prints will follow and perhaps something larger than the 2x2" image!

Here's a preview:

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