Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Everything I Must Be- by Cristina Velazquez a Solo Show

The Peninsula Library System / Avenue 25 Gallery Present

Everything I Must Be Artwork by Cristina Velazquez January

14 through March 4, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday January 15, 2011 2-4 p.m.
Gallery hours are Monday through 5:00 p.m. Admission is free For more information:

WCA Members on The Recent Impressionist Exhibits in San Francisco

Kendra Davis and I attended the Post Impressionist exhibit at the deYoung Museum this week. It was marvelous to see these works although I wished there weren't so many people so I could really look at the paintings at my own pace. It was so crowded and I wondered why I had waited so long to book tickets. I also went to the Japanesque exhibit at the Legion of Honor, which was equally crowded. There is a downside to this artwork being so popular. On my blog, I noted that the prints made by the European and American artists were of more interest to me because one could see the influence that the Japanese printmakers had on their subsequent work and how it generated a new interest in printmaking. So much has been written about this period in the world of art but it seems that there is always something new to see and something new to learn.
Marian Yap

From Claire Erlin: The Post Impressionism and Beyond at the De Young was wonderful and Inspiring. I went with 2 family members and loved thebig John Singer Sargent portrait of the colorful Spanish dancer visible before you even enter the show part of the gallery! The whole show was simply beautiful and the recorded tour was definitely a must do, well worth it!

Felicia Forte's Drawing Workshop at The San Jose Museum of Art

January 29, 2011
1 – 3 pm
Free with Museum admission
View the portraits of Robert Mapplethorpe, then draw from a live model. Examine the essence of Mapplethorpe’s images and then discover your own perspective on portraiture. Guest teacher is Bay Area artist, Felicia Forte.

The Happenings of Fiber Artist Bonnie J. Smith

Members of WCA I would like to ask you to participate in my indigo installation "Thought's From the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo", by donating any old denim jeans you might have. Please let me know and I will make myself available to pick them up. Thank you in advance for your donations. Attached is an image from the installation.

Bonnie's fiber work "Suffragette's" will be on display beginning in March at the Geneva and then traveling to United Nations, New York City.
Bonnie's art work "Color x 3" was juried into Quilt National 2011, this work will be on display at The Dairy Barn, Athens Ohio May 28 thru September 5, 2011 then traveling for two years thru out the United States. "Color x 3" image was also selected by The Dairy Barn, Athens Ohio to be used in its advertising thru 2011. Unfortunatley, "Color x 3" cannot be placed on any internet sites until June 1, 2011.

More Photos of "A Golden State of Mind" at The Milton Marks Building in San Francisco

Documented by Photographer Claire Erlin