Monday, April 27, 2015

Silicon Valley Open Studios: WCA Peninsula members showing

Four members of our WCA Peninsula chapter are showing their work in the Silicon Valley Open Studios event this upcoming weekend. They'd love to see you! See below for address information.

Yvonne Newhouse - Yvonne Newhouse Designs
May 2 - 3, Site 517: 1516 Tarrytown Street, San Mateo, CA 94402

Nancy Woods - One of Designs 
May 2 - 3, Site 1: Peninsula Museum of Art/ Peninsula Art Institute
1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

Nancee McDonell - Growing Graphics 
May 2 - 3, Site 428: Growing Graphics

2006 Ticonderoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402

Rebecca Lambing
May 2 - 3, Site 16: 1333 Bernal Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

Saturday, April 25, 2015

MEETING REPORT: : Mike Wong's seminar on photographing artwork

April's WCA Peninsula meeting took place on Tuesday the 21st, and included an exceptionally helpful and informative presentation by Coastal Arts League member Mike Wong, who also co-owns Spring Mountain Gallery in Half Moon Bay. Mike is a professional photographer with decades of experience photographing everything from weddings to artwork. In his presentation he demonstrated how to adjust camera settings to get the best possible photographs when photographing artwork for the purpose of submission to shows, placement on websites and any other digital media use.

In addition to specific camera settings, Mike emphasized the importance of other components of set-up. These included the use of a tripod and easel, the use of the self-timer feature, taping down the edges of paper against a white background, and many other tips. Lighting, aperture and speed settings were all discussed and WCA members came away with a treasure trove of information and some great new ideas on how to improve the photographic presentation of their artwork for competitions and websites.

Mike's handout is reproduced below.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WCA PENINSULA SHOW: "X 2" at Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont CA

The Twin Pines Art Center presents work by the Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art.  

Nancee McDonnell
X 2” will exhibit two works by each artist showing diversity of style, diversity of content, or diversity of medium. “X 2” which opens April 8 includes work by Lorraine Capparell, Grace Cohen, Kris Idarius, Patricia Keefe, Annamaria Kusber, Rebecca Lambing, Ellen Lee, Marie LaPrade, Nancee McDonnell, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Bonnie J Smith, Francine Survilo, Deanna Taubman, Leigh Toldi, Susan Varjavand, Nancy Woods and Marian Yap. 

Deanna Taubman
There is an opportunity to meet the artists at the reception April 12, 1-4 pm. 

Twin Pines Gallery is located at 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA. 

The hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-4 pm. This exhibition will run through May 6, 2015.
Nancy Woods