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RAW Names Artist and Photographer of the Year  
1/15/14 Posted 1/15/14

The 5th Annual RAWards, from RAW: natural born artists, hits L.A. this Sunday naming the best of the underground and unconventional. Already the largest indie arts awards show in the world, RAWards is honors artists and musicians as well as filmmakers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and accessory designers. We’re particularly excited to find out about their RAW Visual Artist of the Year, Jennifer Hansen from San Francisco and Photographer of the Year, Kait O’Brien from Minnesota.... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Kathryn Arnold  
12/19/13 Posted 12/19/13

(Image: Kathryn Arnold, A Poet's Momentos, 2010; © Kathryn Arnold) Kathryn Arnold (lives in San Francisco, CA) The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual "magic". The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create and encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poet... [more]

20131218074015-where_the_beginning_meets_the_end_full_view Watchlist Artist: Terry Berlier  
Terry Berlier at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) 12/18/13 Posted 12/18/13

The seemingly nonsensical title of this exhibition is actually taken from the term “loop erased random walk,” a mathematical theory that Terry Berlier does not claim to know anything about. However, she likes the words and the abstractness of the phrase – a phrase that evolved from an exercise she gave to her Kinetic Sculpture class at Stanford when she asked the students to come up with three words that suggested movement. Terry Berlier’s work is rooted in experimentation, r... [more]

Showcase Artist: Margo Majewska  
12/14/13 Posted 12/14/13

(Image: Margo Majewska, trans_form_action, 2013, video installation, 8' x 8' x 8' ; Margo Majewska) Margo Majewska (b. Warsaw, Poland) Margo Majewska is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media: architecture, video, drawing and installations. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she attended the Women's School of Architecture and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw before moving to New York where she received a BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design and a MArch from Columbia Univ... [more]

20131207003337-anewbalance The Mechanics of Assemblage  
Mimi Abers, Carlo Abruzzese, Elizabeth Bennett, Tim Burns, Glenn Carter, Marna Clarke, Maria Denzler, Jacqueline Duclos, Daniel Good, Lora Groves, Monica Guillory, Robert Hersey, Sarah Heyward, John Hundt, Steven Hurwitz, David Janesko, E.A. (Betsy) Kellas, Linda Klein, Phyllis Kluger, Jan Langdon, Jon Langdon, Candace Loheed, Barbara Maricle, Don McCunn, Dean Moniz, Thomas Morphis, Chris Motley, James Mullen, Dorothy Nissen, Dennis Potter, Ernest Regua, Hallie Richards, Patricia Sonnino, Susan Spencer, JEFFREY SULLY, Demetra Theofanous, Will Thoms, Jeff Tse, Carolyn WarmSun, Michael Wilson at Gallery Route One (GRO) January 17th - February 8th
Posted 12/7/13

This is a voyage into the world of Assemblage Art that you may find useful in the sorting through materials that may be used in three dimensional ‘Junk or Found Art’. In the world of ‘Common Objects’ and elements, we find that they can be transformed into a representational art form. There are certain modes of construction and cohesion in the relational paths that bring you to a finished piece of work. What may look like a series of broken pieces in front of y... [more]

Showcase Artist: April Dawn Parker  
12/4/13 Posted 12/4/13

(Image: April Dawn Parker, Loc. 8 (Culvert), 2013, Gouache on paper, 14" x 10"; © April Dawn Parker) April Dawn Parker (lives in Mill Valley, USA) Having moved around a lot during childhood and after, I became fascinated by maps at an early age. All told, I have lived in 39 different homes and I appreciate getting my bearings in new locations. Conceptually, I think both about maps as things that explain layered physical spaces, allowing you to see from varying distances,... [more]

Sherry Wacker: Catalogue Edition  
Posted 11/19/13

Sherry WackerMixed Media Lives and works in: Oakland, CAWebsite: http://sherrywacker.comTo purchase contact: Sherry Wacker Horsepowered Memories, airbrushed images combined with car parts from past years, is my latest series. My goal as an artist is to strike a universal chord. I create works that are about the world I grew up in and the one I am witnessing now. I want to make people feel exploded with memories and then think about how these events relate to what we have become. And that... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lisa Gale Garrigues  
11/8/13 Posted 11/8/13

(Image: Lisa Gale Garrigues, Pas de Deux, 2012, Photography, Digital Art; © Lisa Gale Garrigues) Lisa Gale Garrigues (b. Los Angeles, CA) Lisa Gale Garrigues is a San Francisco based multi-discliplinary artist who currently works in photography, digital art, writing and videography. Her photojournalism has been published in Indian Country Today, Yes Magazine and other publications, and her photography and digital art have been exhibited at the Mission Cultural Center, Progressive... [more]

LECTURE BY KALUP LINZY @California College of the Arts (Nov. 7, 2013)  
11/6/13 Posted 11/6/13

(Excerpt from 'Lecture by Kalup Linzy' posted on Pier 24. Found here Pier 24 Photography is an exhibition space devoted to photography, which hosts rotating exhibitions and houses The Pilara Foundation Collection. Brooklyn based Kalup Linzy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes videos, performances, and music. His satirical narratives – inspired by soap oper... [more]

Meet the Artists of the ArtSlant Prize 2013: Alexis Courtney  
11/4/13 Posted 11/4/13

Alexis Courtney, Catch, 2012 Alexis Courtney - Honorable Mention, ArtSlant Prize 2013 By Kara Q. Smith Working across media, Alexis Courtney delicately exposes vulnerable sensitivities in both the artist and the viewer. Be it pleasure and frustration, or intimacy and rupture, Courtney’s pieces oscillate between affectabilities with an effortless honesty. Untitled, a series of photographs created over the last couple years, most prominently features the artist herself as subject. In Shorts (2013), Courtney sits topless, in a pair of cut-off jean shor... [more]

DĺA DE LOS MUERTOS IS COMING! (Nov. 2, 2013)  
11/1/13 Posted 11/1/13

Source: Email Stop by Galería and learn how the sugar skull process is done. Daytime Program: sugar skull workshops, artist bazaar, facepainting and screenprinting Saturday, November 2 12pm-7pm Last Call: join The Sugar Skull Gallery at Galería de la Raza through this Saturday, November 2 for all your sugar skull decorating workshop and supplies needs! The last three days for this annual workshop are Thursday through Saturday this week, with extended hours on Saturday for the celebration. Workshops are led by foun... [more]

20131023130947-me-invisible_grief__68x84__oil Cheryl Callery / Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery  
Cheryl Calleri, Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery October 2nd, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 10/23/13 Author: DeWitt Cheng Curator: Lonnie Lee The mixed-media works of Cheryl Calleri and the oil paintings of Thekla Hammond, together exhibited under the unifying title "Coalesce," complement each other well enough. But the two artists went beyond that level of dialogue and coalesced — or, more prosaically, collaborated — on a joint project, a video installation, "Co-Motion," with music by Armando Mafu... [more]

Showcase Artist: Elisabeth Ajtay  
10/23/13 Posted 10/23/13

(Image: Elisabeth Ajtay, East meets West, from Exported Dreams, Imported Desires, 2013, Photography, 42" x 30"; © Elisabeth Ajtay) Elisabeth Ajtay (b. Transylvania) Spending a childhood in Transylvania/Romania behind the iron curtain, Elisabeth Ajtay grew up in the democratic society of Western Germany, leaving two years for Hungary, back in the days, when the changes after the revolutions in Eastern Europe were still in progress. She received a Diploma in Communications Design... [more]

The Tree of Life and Death: Día de los Muertos 2013 (via Art Nerd SF)  
10/22/13 Posted 10/22/13

Posted by Sarah Dragovich on Art Nerd SF. The Oakland Museum of California is hosting their 19th Annual Días de los Muertos exhibition, and this year it has been guest curated by San Francisco muralist Eduardo Pineda. The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013 has inventively incorporated the theme of celebrating morbidity and mourning with current environmental issues, like species loss. Installations that have metamorphosed the California Natural Sciences Gallery, where the exhibition is held, creative interpretations of traditional icons, and the colorful surpr... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Jamie Treacy  
10/13/13 Posted 10/13/13

(Image: Jamie Treacy, Airing the Cache, 2010, acrylic on paper, 48"x36"; © Jamie Treacy) Jamie Treacy (b. 1980, Topeka, Kansas) Jamie uses the mediums of acrylic painting, paper cut collages, and mixed media drawings to explore themes such as internal abstract worlds and external urban landscapes. He grew up hearing the phrase “let’s get down to the nitty gritty” and imagined the only way to do this was by literally dipping his hands into the “grit.”... [more]

The Life is Living Festival (Oct. 12, 2013) (via Art Nerd SF)  
10/9/13 Posted 10/9/13

Posted by Ashley Gardini on Art Nerd SF. Head out to the East Bay this Saturday to take part in the Life is Living Festival, the finale of the PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival organized by The Estria Foundation. The Life is Living Festival is a daylong event taking place at Defremery Park at 16th and Adeline Streets. The weather should be lovely, so grab some friends or family and enjoy a day celebrating the arts in Oakland. The highlight of the Life is Living Festival is the Estria Battle –... [more]

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