Sunday, July 29, 2018

RIP Griffe Griffiths

More Sad news.  I’ve been somewhat reluctant to post this. Another remarkable artist (and human) form our community of artists have gone on.

                                                                                                                                  Photo by Donn DeAngelo

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Griffe with Jack Kamesar

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Exhibit by Guy Colwell

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For more posts on Guy Colwell and his work see our archives for February 25th and March 11th of this year.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jack Kamesar RIP

Jack, at May 11th Spring Art Show reception
photo courtesy of Donn DeAngelo

Just two days after the Spring Art Show concluded Jack Kamesar passed. He was 90 years old.

Jack was an artist of considerable integrity and a key figure on the Spring Art Show committee for nearly two decades.

To push ink or paint pigment around on paper or canvas is one thing. 

But Jack was a sculptor.

I’ve always wondered what temperament one would have to have to decide to move steel around, to bend steel…

Jack Kamesar had that force of will and it’s something I was aware of in working with him on the  Spring Art Show. A persistence to make things right.  

He was gentle and passionate and thoroughly dedicated to ensuring that the Spring Art show was as  good as possible.

As a friend and as a creative force I will miss him very much.

Jack with an atypically small sculpture

This piece formerly resided at the Surf  Theater in San Francisco 

Jack Kamesar studied fine art and architecture at UC Berkeley and later lived in Italy for two years where he worked in sculpture studios and bronze foundries. He also conducted months long anatomical studies--including dissecting a cadaver--at UCSF.

Here are a few of his drawings from that period. These were exhibited in his retrospective show at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center in March of 2014 (See this blog's archives for more).

Here are a few more sketches by Jack from the same exhibit

Sketches from Settignano, Italy

Jack exhibited at the SF MOMA, De Young Museum, Spoleto International Arts Festival in Italy,Honolulu Civic Center, Arleigh Gallery, Vorpal Gallery and of course the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

Here's a clipping from Jack's website:

Hanging the Spring Art Show in the Maurice Del Mue galleries of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center was always serious business as evidenced by these serious individuals.

Donn DeAngelo, Molly Rea, Jack and Leonard Leniow

Jack and I at an exhibit of his son Elan's work

Dahlia Kamesar and Jack

Michel Kotski created a video tribute to Jack which you can see here:


Thanks again to Donn DeAngelo and Michel Kotski for most of these photos

Monday, May 28, 2018

28th Annual Spring Art Show

                                                                                                                                      Meztli and Reshi

Our 28th annual Spring Art Show, held in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries of the San Geronimo valley Community Center has come and gone. It was like the circus coming to town. Now the wall are bare as we get ready for our June exhibit.

We had over 90 local artists in the show ( 100 artists is our maximum limit). Here are a few photos of the event. Thanks to Donn DeAngelo who took the portrait shots and Michel Kotski who took the  general gallery space shots and candids of the reception.

Here's what the rooms looked like before the  reception...

Gaetano and Maxine

Geoff Bernstein

                                                                 Fred Lee Berensmeier

Chris Ducey

Anne Pennypacker

Dava Sheridan

Judith Selby Lang

Para O'Siochain

Rudi Dundas

John Torrey

Carol Gahagan

Emila Hernandez

Megan Isadore

Mallory Geitheim

Richard Lang

Laura Krajan-Cronin

Gaetano DeFelice

Sandra Hart

Priscilla Patey

Valentine Stachowski

Lilliana Keding

Paul Valente

Katherine Rile

Alexandra Adu


Marty Meade and company

Meztli Sanchez

Sheri Arnason


Photos by

Donn DeAngelo

Michel Kotski

This is an incomplete sapling of this year's Spring Art Show. Thanks to all who participated.

Dedicated in the memory of Jack Kamesar