Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ruth Waters Honored by 13th Senate District

 Our 13th Senate District "Woman of the Year", hello Ruth Waters!

Ruth Waters, "Woman of the Year", is a long time
advocate for the fine arts in San Mateo County.
Well deserved recognition and honor!
The Daily Journal/Angela Swatz, 4/26/14. "Museum head named woman of the year." 

"A “deep commitment to art” in the local community is the reason Ruth Waters, founder and executive director of the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, is what landed her as the woman of year for the 13th Senate District.

State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, presented the award to Waters. Hill named Waters Woman of the Year because he said she has been such a force in the community, tirelessly advocating on behalf of art and artists. “She is dedicated to making art accessible to everyone,” Hill said in a statement. “Ruth Waters has demonstrated unparalleled leadership by serving as a guiding light to the Peninsula Museum of Art, the 1870 Art Center in Belmont and the Peninsula Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art.”
About a year ago, her museum in Burlingame opened after about $800,000 worth of renovations were done. This only was able to happen after a man named Charles Homer donated $1 million to launch a building fund. The museum now hosts 28 artists that include artists from China, Germany, Iran, England and the Netherlands."   Read more.
Reference -  Peninsula Museum of the Arts.  "Our Mission:To become  premier Northern California visual arts destination by showcasing trailblazing regional artists and meeting the needs of the community as an extensive art resource and educational center."
CA State Senator Jerry Hill, representing the 13th Senate District.  "SD 13 is based on an almost complete nesting of AD 22 and AD 24 and consists of the remainder of San Mateo County south of SD 11 and northern Santa Clara County, including the sister cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. This district keeps the San Mateo coastline from Pacifica to the Ano Nuevo State Reserve and peninsula cities from South San Francisco to Sunnyvale together. South San Francisco is the only city split to achieve population equality." There is an area map of the 13th Senate District on this link. 
Note photograph from The Art Scene in Silicon Valley, "The Art of Ruth Waters."

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bonnie Smith's Video

Here is Bonnie Smith's first YouTube video and it is of her indigo installation "Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo". It is available now. Please remember this is her first video to make.  But I think you will enjoy seeing the lovely Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, California.  The video was shot in the Redwood Gallery at Olive Hyde. 


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Deanna Taubman and Space Tourists

The juried student show at Skyline College opened last week on the 14th and runs through May 9th. There is a reception on Wedesday April 30th from 12 - 2 pm. Deanna Taubman, a member of WCA and a student at Skyline, had two pieces accepted into the show.  One of those pieces won a merit award in the printmaking category. The piece that won is a diptych called Space Tourists - a humorous piece that almost wasn’t submitted because Deanna thought it wasn’t serious enough to put in a show. You can see more of Deanna’s work at her website:

Regular gallery hours at Skyline College are:
Monday 9 - 12 and 2 - 4
Tuesday 11 - 2
Wednesday 9 - 10 and 2 -4
Thursday 11 - 2
Friday 12 - 4

The art gallery is located on the ground floor of Building 1, at 3300 College Dr, San Bruno, CA 94066

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ellen Lee Selected as Featured Artist for April 2014 by Women's Caucus for Art Website

This month the work of Photographer Ellen Lee will be highlighted on the WCA National website as Featured Artist.
Visit the website