Monday, September 30, 2013

Hanging the Pressing Matters Printmakers show

Today we began the hanging of the 4th Annual Pressing Matters Printmakers Group Show at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

I've been stowing the work in my office as it's come in:

Molly came by today to help me hang.  There's over 20 printmakers and around 50+ pieces to be exhibited in two rooms.

 Here's what we're up against.

Several hours later we  had a "rough draft" of the exhibit up.
There will undoubtedly be some changes and probably be a lot of fine tuning in the next couple of days.

(Got to get that wall fixed)

Artists include Al Ardele, Fred Berensmeier, Geoff Bernstein, Martha Cederstrom, Danielle Fogel, Henry Frank, Zachary Gilmour, Lawrence Gilmour, Ronnie Goodman, Art Hazelwood, Johanna Herrera, Karl O. Lichtenstein, Barbara Morris, Kayta McCulloch, Steve Parun, Jancie Van Hoy Scott, Gabrile Schwibach, Tan Minh Tran, Xander Weaver-Scull and Zolton (also Larry and Molly).

As a special feature there will also be a print by the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) courtesy ofKevin Meade.

More to come.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Printmaking show coming in October

As I mentioned our 4th Annual Pressing Matters Printmakers Group Show is scheduled for October.

There's going to be a lot of good stuff. More details to come.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tobias Berardi Exhibit

For the September exhibit at the Maurice del Mue Galleries of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center we featured the work of Tobias Berardi. His work is primarily abstract material with a few exceptions such as this piece below.

An interesting footnote: Tobias incorporated an image of Molly's into the work (you'll have to click on the above art to enlarge it to really see it).   The repeating image of an elephant collaged into the work was clipped from a postcard of Molly's painting (see "Molly's Postcard" post in our blog's archives from April 27, 2013).

The month long show comes down at the end of the week.

I'm already preparing next month's 4th Annual Pressing Matters Printmakers Group Show.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Close of the 15th Annual Box Show

Nick Palter
Just a few parting glimpses of the Box Show that ended on Sunday.

Kathleen Edwards

Eileen Puppo
Walter Alter
Scott McBride

Deanna Pedroli

David & Kathleen  Glaubinger

Todd Fellows

Jaime Crespo

Monday, September 2, 2013

Travel sketches

Earlier this summer Molly and I went on a trip to Turkey and Greece.

I didn't do much drawing but I did carry a very small sketch pad in my pocket.

Usually I drew while waiting at the airports, in line, waiting for food -and usually attempting to go undetected of course.  Most of these were quick sketches - done in a few seconds.

Molly suggested I post a few sketches here.


Drawn with the sketch pad under the table

Airports are great places to sketch because everybody sits still for extended periods of time. Most of theses drawings were done with Faber Castell PITT artist pens including a gray and black "brush" nibs.

Sketches of Crete

Quick incomplete sketch of Molly

Molly's sketch of me (And I believe the only sketch she did on the entire trip).