Friday, December 17, 2010

26th Annual Juried Exhibit at The Coastal Arts League

Peninsula Chapter Members Juried in to the Coastal Arts League

26th Annual Juried Exhibit

Our chapter was well represented in CAL’s exhibit which was juried by Fred Holle, Professor Emeritus, Canada College. The exhibit runs through January 3, 2011. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon until 5 PM. The Coastal Arts League is located at 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.

Claire Erlin - DESOLATION VALLEY - Photo


Marian Yap - LINES II - Monotype

SIERRA ROCK TERRACE - Pastel - Honorable Mention

Alysanne McGaffey - LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL - Pencil and Wash


SELF PORTRAIT BROOKLYN ’07 - Oil - Best 2D Award

Kendra Davis - COASTSIDE JAM - THE AUDIENCE - Acrylic



ZIPPER - Stoneware



Pat Keefe - THE MASK - Bronze Casting

Bonnie Smith - MOVEMENT - Textile

Marie LaPrade - CANYON SPIRIT - Photo

Congratulations to all.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Spectacular New Work from Karen Gutfreund

Make sure you check out Karen's personal blog, she is a captivating writer as well as a fantastic artist. And if you get a chance ask her about the process for the creation of the piece, its a very interesting story.

Felicia Forte's First Solo Show Was a Hit!

What a turn out! To see the full album of photos follow the link bellow to her facebook page and be her friend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

See WCA Member Marian Yap's New Website and Latest Painting!

Ancient Sea Bed, acrylic on canvas

Visit my new website WWW.MARIANYAP.COM and let me know what you think. Deb Wong from Half Moon Bay helped get me out into the digital world.

WCA Member Alysanne McGaffey's Retrospective at Lost Art Salon, San Francisco..

Alysanne McGaffey's Retrospective of early works from 50's, 60's.
as part of The Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Photos taken by Patty Jones

WCA Member Felicia Forte Participates in Upcoming San Francisco Group Show!

Arc building exterior night

You are most cordially invited to attend the


Bay Area Juried Exhibition

Saturday, December 4th, 7-10PM

- featuring 33 Bay Area artists

EXHIBITION DATES: December 4, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Arc building exterior night


Richard Bolingbroke, Jan Brugger, Elizabeth Cayne, Taylor Crawley, Miles Epstein, Kat Flyn, Felicia Forte, Paul Gibson, Kevin Grady, Audrey Heller, Liesa Lietzke, Erin Malone, Stephani Martinez, Kristine Mays, Jessica McCoy, Kaitlin McSweeney, Beth Mullins, Camilla Newhagen, Danielle O'Malley, Celena Peet, Archil Pichkhadze, Lucky Rapp, Anne Ross, Maja Ruznic, Tracy Sengillo, Kirsten Stolle, Yuriko Takata, Rusty Tea, Stephen C. Wagner, Linda Wallgren, Sharon Wickham, & Greg Wilson


Dolls are substitutes for humans, and are used in both childhood and adult play. A plastic doll, robot, sock monkey, paper doll, rag doll, nutcracker, marionette, soldier, voodoo effigy and blowup sex toy, they are all repositories of our fears, fantasies, and desires. We love them, we fear them; we cherish them, we tear them apart; we talk to them, they talk to us. We imbue them with our imaginary life and in return they transport us into their worlds. For the Holiday Season, Arc Gallery will be figuratively transformed into a giant dollhouse for one-of-a-kind dolls and dollhouses. Artists are invited to liberally interpret their concept of 'dolls' and 'dollhouses,' and bring to life a creature or world from your wildest imaginings.


Jack Fischer is the owner of Jack Fischer Gallery at 49 Geary in San Francisco . His gallery exhibits work from a diverse group of artists that fall under the rubrics of 'outsider, folk, contemporary, naive, visionary, self-taught, and intuitive.'

"I once heard someone say ' there is nothing funny about a clown after midnight.' I think the corollary in this case would be: ' there is nothing cute or sweet about a doll after an artist has their way with it.' Try as i might to add to this statement of what the doll show is about and why I chose the way I did I am stymied by my inability to add to what the artists have already." - Jack Fischer

Friday, October 22, 2010

This drawing titled "Waitress" 8"x 10" graphite on paper, by WCA member Felicia Forte will be published in the 3rd Edition of the "Strokes of Genius" a book on drawing, by North Light Publishing in 2011.

See more of Felicia's work at:

Sketchy History of One Image from the Gulf Coast

A Sketchy History of One Image from the Gulf Coast

One image from all the coverage of the BP disaster in the Gulf haunted me for weeks. It was a great Pelican arising up from the ooze, crippled and dripping black from the oil. I first worked the idea out on my last two sheets of Indian Mill handmade watercolor paper. I used Derwent sketching dark wash pencils. Prior, I had been experimenting with, new to me, watercolor canvas. Deciding it was not for me, at least with this image, which by now had become rather important, a bit of an obsession. I had some regular gesso-ed oil linen canvas. In experimented with my watercolors on the canvas I decided the linen was much more successful than the watercolor canvas for my painting methods. Thus a small 8 by 10 watercolor on linen canvas, "Collateral Damage, 2010" came to be. The sketches and final watercolor piece are shown here.
Alysanne McGaffey

cubberley artists

Golden State of Mind exhibit at the Milton Marks Gallery, SF 10/21/10

Through the Lenses – Diverse Perspectives at the Avenue 25 Gallery is an exhibit of past and present students of the College of San Mateo Photography Program.

The exhibit is from November 15, 2010 to January 7, 2011.

The artist reception is on November 12, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm

We’ll be glad to see you!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Felicia Forte is Giving a 2 Day Portrait Workshop!

Leigh Toldi's Solo Show

Leigh's show is a hit!

Her work has amazing detail and sensitivity. Here's a just glimpse of the immense body of work that she has produced.



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*you can still see the show if you missed it:

**and check out Leigh's blog: