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20140203071458-washington_2013_sisters Watchlist Artist: Marci Washington  
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Marci Washington at Rena Bransten Projects 2/3/14 Posted 2/3/14

“Once upon a time, in a time both past and present, there lived an ancient castle upon a rock – surrounded on all sides by a dark and churning sea and only accessible at low tide. Over this castle a spell has descended, a spell of sleep – rendering the inhabitants somnambulists trapped halfway between life and death and forced to walk in languid nightmares. From the castle and into the woods, two sisters have fled. From their makeshift shelter they try every day to craft a... [more]

Pencils Down opening celebration at the Palo Alto Art Center (via Art Nerd SF)  
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1/24/14 Posted 1/24/14

Those who are plugged into the cozy art scene here in the Penninsula are probably already aware of the quarterly cocktail party at the Palo Alto Art Center, known as “Friday Nights at the Art Center.” Well, things just got a whole lot more interesting for the Art Center’s art party! Friday Nights at the Art Center is doubling down to celebrate the Spring exhibition, Pencils Down, bringing in exhibiting artists Chris Sicat and Kevin Chen to lead fun art-making activities, with live mus... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Tyler Eash  
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1/23/14 Posted 1/23/14

(Image: Tyler Eash, Constellation: Black, acrylic on osb plywood, 40” x 48”, 2013; © Tyler Eash) Tyler Eash (lives in San Francisco, California, USA) Tyler Eash is an interdisciplinary artist working in the realms of art, design, and performance. Raised in the inherently stark rural landscape of the Northern California Valley, Eash developed a fascination with the austere. Eash operates within the interstice of the emotionality of human experience and the strict rigor of... [more]

20130418163502-mido_lee_web Asian American Women Artists Association: “underCurrents and the Quest for Space”  
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Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Mitsuko Brooks, Karen Chew, Samantha Chundur, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Zilka Joseph, Kay Kang, Miyang Kim, Alexandra Lee, Mido Lee, Brenda Louie, Li Ma, Choppy Oshiro, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Kate Hers Rhee, Yoshie Sakai, Shizue Seigel, Pallavi Sharma, Cindy Shih, Judy Shintani, Valerie Soe, Cynthia Tom, Truong Tran, Laura Wong, Leslie Zeitler, Leslie Zeitler , Stella Zheng, Xiaojie Zheng at SOMArts Cultural Center May 2nd, 2013 - May 25th, 2013
Posted 1/17/14

Review By John Held, Jr. In: San Francisco Arts Quarterly (online) http://www.sfaqonline.com/2013/05/asian-american-women-artists-association-undercurrents-and-the-quest-for-space/ Asian American Women Artists Association “underCurrents and the Quest for Space” May 2-May 25, 2013 SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco Yoshe Sakai. Video Still. The diversity of work in this exhibition of Asian American women matches the multiplicity of heritages... [more]

RAW Names Artist and Photographer of the Year  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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)  
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11/6/13 Posted 11/6/13

(Excerpt from 'Lecture by Kalup Linzy' posted on Pier 24. Found here http://pier24.org/programs/index.html?utm_source=Kalup+Linzy+Lecture&utm_campaign=Kalup+linzy&utm_medium=email) 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  
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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)  
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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  
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Cheryl Calleri, Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery October 2nd, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 10/23/13

http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=1920 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]


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