Monday, March 7, 2016

BONNIE J SMITH - United Nations European Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Bonnie J. Smith's textile "Pescadero" will be exhibited United Nations European headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland in March  & April of this year.  One of 41 artist chosen to participate in the exhibition “Water is Life: Clean Water and its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World,” will debut at the UN’s Palais des Nations under the auspices of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations in Geneva on March 22, 2016 World Water Day. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition – Identity

Identity is our self-portrait. What surroundings, what colors, what icons, what culture defines who we are? Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art artists are taking this opportunity to explore aspects of their Identities by using a diversity of styles. Pat Keefe chose to create her personal Kachina representing art, imagination and creativity in her collage. Marian Yap introduces her self-portrait painting with a Haiku. Lorraine Capparell’s images hum with expectancy, meaning and symbolism. Her watercolors represent what the English novelist E.M. Forester once called the “significant moment”. Works by Kris Idarius, Rebecca Lambing, Tanya Lin, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, and Bonnie J.Smith are also included.

This exhibition will be on view:

January 5 – March 2, 2016 
Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City, CA

Gallery hours: 
Mon –Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 12 – 5pm.

Artist’s reception: January 10 2016, 1 - 4 pm in the library Community Room.  

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

BONNIE J SMITH - featured in two publications

Bonnie J. Smith, textile artist, Indigo Installation was selected to be featured in The Craft Companion: The A - Z Guide to Modern Crafting, Thames & Hudson publishers, Australia. November 11, 2015 International publishing date.

A article about Bonnie and her life as an artist in San Jose, California was published in the online magazine BayAreaforSale

Moss Beach 43"h X 39"w

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MARIAN YAP Receives Special International Recognition

Male Figure

Artist Marian Yap of Pacifica, California has received two Special Recognition Awards in the "2015 Exposition of Awarded Artwork WWW International" hosted by Upstream People Gallery of Omaha Nebraska. This international exhibition received approximately 225 art entries from around the world and 24 artists were selected by the juror Lawrence Bradshaw, Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U.S.A.

Professor Bradshaw writes about this specially recognized work:

Marian Yap of Pacifica, CA has achieved a fresh abstract level of expression. Her "Float", "Going to the Gypsy" and "Strata" all show a kind of softness and sense of orchestration fine tuned. And her "Male Figure" and "Stillness" with figurative qualities are quite strong in the manner of her sensitive painting technique.

Following is an artist's statement about this specially recognized artwork:

"My monotype, MALE FIGURE, was created and printed at IL BISONTE STUDIO in Florence, Italy, using non toxic inks.  The figurative work of California artist, Manuel Neri, was inspiration for this piece and I am pleased with the recognition that MALE FIGURE has received.
 STILLNESS is a painting that evolved through several stages on the canvas before the final image emerged.  I hope that it conveys some mystery and fascination to the viewer."

Marian Yap
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The exhibition will be featured online through November 2015 at Upstream People Gallery and continue indefinitely in the archives section of the website. 

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Friday, September 11, 2015

YVONNE NEWHOUSE - Seasons of Filoli, Woodside, CA

Come enjoy the artwork and grounds of Filoli where you can see two pieces of work by WCA Peninsula member Yvonne Newhouse. 

The show information is as follows:

Seasons of Filoli: A Multiple-Media Exhibition

Tuesday, September 1 through Sunday October 25
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:00 am  - 3:30 pm
Sundays, 11:00 am  - 3:30 pm

Meet the Artists Weekend:

Saturday September 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday September 20, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Admission is free with paid admission to Filoli.
Reservations not required.

Persimmon Scarf
Peach Magnolia

Thursday, September 3, 2015

YVONNE NEWHOUSE - "Risky Business" at Aspen Surgical Center, Walnut Creek, CA

Bison at the Thermals
Yvonne Newhouse reports: 

"I have been working on some new and adventurous painting styles in the last few months and somebody out there likes it. I was pleased to be awarded 1st place in the California Watercolor Society’s “Risky Business” juried show for Bison at the Thermals. The call for art was for artists to try something out of their comfort zone. My painting involved pouring paint, a lot of spraying, wet into wet and masking, inspired by a recent trip to Jackson Hole Wy."

Yvonne's work and those of other members of the California Watercolor Association can be seen at the gallery located in the John Muir Medical Complex. The show was juried by Valerie Patricia Cohen and Linda Sutton.

August 31, 2015 through October 9, 2015

 Aspen Surgical Center 
133 La Casa Via
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 

Monday, August 31, 2015

TANYA LIN – Enwombed: In Search of Fertility, Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont, CA

Come see WCA Peninsula Member Tanya Lin's show at the Twin Pines Gallery in Belmont, on exhibit from September 1st - 30th, 2015.

Twin Pines Gallery is located at 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA. 

The hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-4 pm.

Monday, August 24, 2015

"Boundaries" WCA CAP show wins recognition - Half Moon Bay, CA

The current WCA Peninsula Chapter show, Boundaries, enjoyed a well attended reception last Saturday afternoon at the Coastal Arts League gallery in Half Moon Bay. Amidst the festivities, the chapter was honored with a certificate of recognition for this show from David Canepa, the mayor of Daly City. There is still plenty of time to go see the works that garnered the accolades:

August 21 - September 20th, 2015

Gallery Hours: Thurs - Mon 12 - 5 pm

Coastal Arts League Gallery and Museum
300 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA

Boundaries Exhibition statement of purpose:
The universe is defined by boundaries. The shore is the boundary between water, land and air. Your skin is the boundary between you and the rest of the world. Personal boundaries when abrogated, cause strife, dissension, and sometimes oppression. The boundaries between nations define friendships and hostilities. Boundaries determine the edge of play in many athletic competitions.

And where is the boundary of the universe? What is it? What does it mean to be outside of time and space? Is there really such a thing?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

YVONNE NEWHOUSE - Society of Western Art 65th Annual Exhibition, San Bruno, CA

 Invitation to Rest
Yvonne Newhouse – 1st place Watercolor Award 
Society of Western Art 65th Annual Exhibition

This exhibition opened June 4 and will be on display until August 2, 2015. Enjoy many fine artists displaying a variety of mediums. The reception and award ceremony will be August 2nd  from 1pm to 3pm.

Address: 527 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 225-9250
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11am-3pm

SVWCA Jan 2014 show - MLK Library, San Jose CA

Today's blog entry features a photo overview of the January 2014 South Bay WCA chapter (now Silicon Valley WCA) show at the MLK Library in San Jose.  This overview will be of particular interest to our chapter members as we are scheduled to exhibit our work at this location in 2016.