Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ellen Lee Exhibits Photographs at Peninsula Art Institute

The Peninsula Art Institute presents a duo exhibit, Natural Visions, featuring the work  of photographers Kay Podolsky and Ellen Lee.  This exhibit, to be held in the Peninsula Art Institute Gallery, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA, runs from May 15 through June 22. There will be a reception open to the public on Sunday, May 18 from 1-4pm

Photography is continuously evolving with new and diverse techniques and treatments.  This exhibition explores how different photographic images can offer new perspectives
on photographic art – two artists revealing the parallels between their distinctive visions.

Ellen says, “Working abstractly could impact an image’s meaning.  Looking for beauty in the ordinary and spotlighting fragmentation in most of my work, the curious are compelled to contemplate the reason for their visual impression”.

Kay says, “Augmenting reality to entice the viewer to “feel” the 3-dimensional image requires a knowledge of perspective and the use of technology to produce my work.  The images have a tactile quality a 2-dimensional photo can only approximate.  Their construction can go beyond reality as when a cat’s paw reaches out of the mat and dares the viewer to pet it; or a tulip lowers its blossom to show the interior of its cup”.                           

About the Peninsula Art Institute (PAI)
Grand opening day for PAI was March 16, 2013. PAI is home to more than 25 resident visual artists and is located on the San Francisco Peninsula.  Its mission is to: Provide a supportive working environment for creative professionals in the visual arts and a cultural resource for the community.

PAI is a department of the Peninsula Museum of Art. Artist disciplines include Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Fibre Art.  Visit
for more information, or by calling 650-692-2101.  The Peninsula Art Institute Gallery is across the courtyard from the Peninsula Museum of Art’s main entrance; and is open the same hours as the Museum, Wednesday through Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coffee With the Curator - at Triton Museum of Art
Coffee with the Curator Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Museums collect. It is the defining characteristic of a “museum.” Okay, so that isn’t big news, but what is not always known is how and why do museums collect what they do? Once collected, how do museums preserve and protect the works in their care? And of more immediate application, how do museum collecting methods apply to my own personal collection?

Please join us Monday March 31, 8:00-9:30 a.m. for our next Coffee with the Curator as Chief Curator Preston Metcalf gives you a behind the scenes peek at the ins and outs of museum collecting.

Learn how collecting decisions are made, how the works are cared for, the responsibilities of collecting, how museums deal with collection growth and change, how these collections in public trust benefit our community, and tips on caring for your own art collection. This presentation will coincide with the exhibition, Contemporary Heritage: Selections from the Permanent Collection, which will be on view.
General Admission: $5.00/TMA members: Free

Coffee and light snacks provided. RSVPs are helpful, but not required. To RSVP email:

Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, Ca 95050
Office Phone: (408) 247-3754 / Gallery Phone: (408) 247-2438 /

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Art Opportunities Monthly Professional - Offer

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emails.  Marian

 Art Opportunities Monthly Professional (AOM) is offering a free, no-obligation 3-month subscription for those not yet familiar with it. It is for professional artists and protographers, and those who would like to be.

AOM, a monthly list of opportunities (grants, juried shows, public art commissions, etc.) with world-wide circulation, has been around for over 14 years. It is preferred because it screens out the scams and for-profit "contests" and presents each hand-selected, carefully edited opp in a quick-to-scan capsulized form. It is sent in a highly search-able, smartly organized PDF directly to your email addresses. No passwords to remember or lose.

To find out more and sign up, simply go to:
Your email address and other information will be kept absolutely private. You do not have to enter your credit card number or anything other than your name and email address. No obligation, no gimmicks.  

This offer is only for those who are not current subscribers. Expires May 16, 2014.

Bonnie J. Smith's Textile Indigo Installation Opens March 16

Bonnie J. Smith's textile indigo installation "Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo" was selected to be exhibited at the 46th Annual Textile Exhibition at the Olive Hyde Gallery in the Redwood Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, California. Exhibit dates are March 16 - April 26, 2014. Opening reception is March 28, 7-9 PM. .

This installation was created 100% using the indigo dye bath method and tells the story of religious segregation my family endured for many years while I was growing up in the Mid West of the United States. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bonnie J. Smith - "Forming My Life" Exhibit in SF

Bonnie J. Smith's solo exhibit "Forming My Life", at the Women's Health & Recreation Center runs through April 27, 2014.  Hours are Mon- Sunday 10:00 - 4:30 pm.  The center is located at  3698 California Street, San Francisco, Ca.

Mom and Me

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Solo Show by Yvonne Newhouse

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”
 Edward Abbey.

Watercolor Paintings
Hidden Treasures in Full View

Flowers and Landscapes 
at the
The Foster City Gallery
February 26 to April 11, 2014
Reception March 8, 2-4 pm
The event is free and open to the public.  Foster City Art Gallery is located in the Recreation Center lobby at 650 Shell Blvd.  Gallery hours are 8am-10pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-12pm Friday and Saturday.

I hope to see you there..