Sunday, November 27, 2011

Three Ways to Put Social Media in Its Place, blog by AMELIA NORTHRUP

Here is an article you should read about the effects of media in your marketing efforts, by Arts Blog.

"As much as you can, use social media as a direct marketing tool. Instead of “broadcasting” your message on social media, focus on social media’s real power: connecting you with people you might not otherwise have conversations with. Instead of using it as a mass communication tool, use it as an acquisition, customer service, and relationship-building tool."

Read the entire entry by clicking the link below:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cristina Velazquez and Nora Raggio at Cubberley Artists Studios Annual Open House

Cubberley Art Studios Annual Open House
Saturday, December 3, from 1-5 P.M. 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA  94303

Wings, E, F, and U.

Photograph by PAAC volunteer Leonard Brzezinski
Get into the holiday spirit of making and giving. Meet local Cubberley artists for art demos and a fun and unique holiday shopping experience. The Palo Alto Art Center will provide music and creative holiday craft-making from 2-4 p.m. Demonstrations and displays of the Art Center’s class offerings for adults will also be showcased, including our newly upgraded jewelry studio. Food will be available for purchase.
Admission and activities are FREE and appropriate for ages 5 and up.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Day is free thanks to the support of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze Closing Reception at SOMArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Wednesday, Nov 30 2011, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 

Closing Reception, Screening & Discussion Panel
6:15 & 6:30 P.M

Screening of Fuses, historic feminist film by Carolee Schneemann in SOMArts theater 7:00 P.M

Looking at Men: Then & Now, panel discussion with Annie Sprinkle, Carolee Schneemann and Tanya Augsburg.

Karen Zack from Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze.

Bonnie J. Smith's artwork was selected by Niche Magazine

Bonnie J. Smith's work "Color x 3, orange" was selected by Niche Magazine as a finalist in the Fiber Art Quilt Category for the 2012 Niche Award.

Niche Magazine is Published by The Rosen Group which also publishes American Style Magazine.

Awards ceremony will be on February 18, 2012 at the Pennsylvnia Convention Center.

Bonnie J. Smith's "Color x #, orange"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Peep Show Drawing Circle & Performance for the "Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze," exhibition at SOMArts Sunday 11/13/11 12-3 pm

Man as Object: Peepshow Drawing Circle & Performance:
Sunday, November 13, 12-3PM
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco

A male model will be drawn by the heightened vantage point of the public. All drawings will be exhibited on site for the event, then taken home by the artists. The afternoon features a reprise of Chanel Matsunami Govreau’s performance “Hapa Bruthas,” an exploration of Hapa male and Asian male sexuality, brotherhood, and the effects of interracial dating in Asian American communities from a mixed-Asian woman’s perspective. $8 suggested donation for participants. Advance tickets can be purchased at:

Here's the Facebook invitation to the event as well:

If you have not been to the exhibition here is an small sample of what is on display:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bonnie J. Smith's artwork at The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for the "High Fiber Under Five Exhibit "

Four of Bonnie J. Smith's artworks #70, #71 #72, #73 were juried into The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for the High Fiber Under Five Exhibit annual invitational fund raiser for the museum. 
You may also view all of the works on the Museums web site at 
"Color x 3 detail, green" 

Bonnie J Smith's Juried into the "Shape By Water" exhibition

Bonnie J. Smith's work "Pacific Waves" was juried into the "Shaped By Water" exhibit at the Los Altos Library, Los Altos, California.
Exhibit runs November 1 thru November 30, 2011. This exhibit is in conjunction with the "Shaped By Water" exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum.

Bonnie J. Smith's work "Pacific Waves"