Friday, May 17, 2013

Artslant Showcase Award for Marian Yap

Marian's painting, CINNABAR, has been selected as a Showcase Winner in ArtSlant’s 4th 2013 Showcase. This painting, one of the Haiku Threads series, is acrylic/mixed media on 24″ x 24″ gallery wrapped canvas. Cinnabar is a color that appears frequently in mostly Chinese objects, particularly furniture, and often in ceramics. 
Marian writes about the Haiku Threads series of paintings,  "Using vintage thread from the days when my father worked as a milliner in New York City, and stitching through the canvas over collaged paper, I have created a series of paintings that express my haiku ideals of awareness of the moment and of simplicity."^abstract

7th Annual California Centered: Printmaking 2013

The 7th Annual California Center: Printmaking Exhibition has accepted work from members Marian Yap and from Cosette Dudley for inclusion in their juried exhibit at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced, California.   Juror Eileen Macdonald is Associate Professor of Art at CSU Chico. The exhibit runs through June 28, 2013.  Their website is

Marian's  monotype, titled TONDO, was printed at Seaweed Studio in 2013 on Rives BFK paper, and is matted and framed.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bonnie Smith's Work in Virginia Museum Exhibit

Bonnie J. Smith's fiber art work "Obama In Blue" is in the traveling exhibit The Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama currently at Hampton University Museum, Hampton, April 26, 2013 - August 24, 2013. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American Museum in the United States.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rebecca Lambing Exhibit in Foster City

"People, Places, and Favorite Things"

May 1 - 29, 2013

Foster City Art Gallery
650 Shell Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404

Artist Reception
Saturday, May 11th • 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Additional artwork will be on display solely during the reception.

If you can't make it on the 11th, you can stop in Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 - 6:00 pm through May 29th. The gallery is located in the community center for Foster City right on the water. It's a nice place for a picnic.

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