Each year, the artist members of the San Francisco-based Center for Learning in Retirement (CLIR) convene to show their work. Some artists have been life-long professional artists, others are talented amateurs. All have beautiful work to exhibit — paintings, drwings, scukptures. This year, the CLIR exhibit will be at the AWE Gallery for the entire month of March. And did I mention that AWE’s own Alice Steele is a vital part of this group?
The show opens on Saturday March 2 with a reception all afternoon, and runs through Easter Sunday March 31. The gallery is at 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco, open weekends 12-5 and by appointment.
February closes on a high note at the AWE Gallery as we celebrate Elizabeth Hack’s beautiful show with an afternoon of ekphrastic poetry. Jane Green, Kit Kennedy, Nancy Wakeman and Sherri Rose-Walker will gather on Sunday 2/24 to share their responses to Liz’s work and to the work of the AWE collective — Stacy, Alice, Chris, Janet and me! Interpretive dance by Judith Lavender Dancer. 2 PM at 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco. All are welcome.
And please consider submitting poems/art to San Francisco Peace and Hope, an online journal founded/edited by Elizabeth Hack — www.sfpeaceandhope.com.
Join us at the AWE Gallery for a month-long celebration of the work of Elizabeth Hack – esteemed Bay Area painter, traveller, arts activist, literary journalist — who works materially and virtually. She uses her hands, her pens and her palette knives to paint the most unusual “excavations” of color and texture on canvas. She uses her editorial discernment pull together words and images from writers and artists across the digital world into a unparelleled literary journal, “SF Peace and Hope.” Special events: Opening reception on Sunday 2/3 (1-4:30 PM) with guests — including CA poet laureate emeitus Al Young — reading from the current issue of “SF Peace and Hope.” Ekphrastic poetry party on Sunday 2/24 (2-3:30 PM) with poets reading work newly written in response to Liz’s paintings.
The AWE Gallery is at 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco. Open Saturday and Snday 12-5.
Newly hung at the AWE Gallery are 10 of my “Do You Dream in Color?” paintings. I am now into the third generation of these popular works — the first generation sold out completely at AWE last spring, and half of the second generation went during the summer. Now, as colors are bought, I just paint new ones! It’s fun all around.
And the fact that these paintings are watercolor-on-canvas — unusual, that is — complements the watercolor show in the Gallery Annex. Three watercolorists, with more than three different styles among them, give viewers a wonderful survey of watercolor’s variety as a medium. Come see the work of Alice Ducayet, Mimi Makowsky and Allan Ridley — “Travelers on the Art Road” — now through the end of January. The gallery is at 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco, open S-S 12-5.
The East Gallery of the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica presents “Winter Salon,” the works of the 13 artists of ArtWaVeS Gallery, an on-line gallery that has hosted several seasonal salons. Artists are Jennifer Alpaugh, myself, Kathy Dybeck, Linda Fitch, Richard Herring, Charlotte Kay, Melinda Lightfoot, Kathy Miller, Leigh Radtke, Nancy Mona Russell, Louis Webb, Roxanne Worthington and Pauline Yeckley. Sanchez is at 1660 Linda Mar Boulevard, open F-S-S 1-5.
Please stop by the AWE Gallery today for what promises to be a wonderful event — poetry and music, set among our art.
Editors and poets of San Francisco’s Ambush Review will introduce the 3rd issue of this annual literary magazine with readings starting at 3 PM — accompanied by classical guitar.
The gallery is at 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco — open weekends 12-5 PM.
Despite the wet, wet, windy weather, the art shows must go on!
Pauline Scott and I are having a reception this afternoon (1-3 PM) for our latest joint show — “Points of View.” The show is at Mercy High School’s McAuley Art Gallery, 3250 19th Avenue (near Stonestown), San Francisco. It runs until December 14, 8 AM – 3 PM school days. Please come see a wide variety of color-filled new acrylics by Pauline and my new series of watercolors, painted on location at 3 Pacific beaches.
Coming up this Saturday, November 17, is Mercy High School’s annual Holiday Boutique. I’ve shopped it in past years (lots of fun), but this year I will be there selling too — my Christmas and holiday cards, my handmade correspondence cards and my “Small Worlds” watercolors. Please come visit! Mercy is at 3250 19th Avenue in San Francisco — 10AM-3PM – the McAuley Pavilion.
And plan to return to the McAuley Pavilion on Saturday, December 1, for the reception (1-3PM) to mark my joint show with Pauline Crowther Scott, “Points of View — Structures and Vistas.” I will be presenting all new work — 21 watercolors of the Pacific painted on location along Ocean Beach, in the Marin Headlands and at Daly City’s Thornton Beach Vista. The show runs from November 26-December 14 and can be veiwed during school hours (M-F 8AM-3PM).