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California Road Trip
Am I alone in finding the Pacific Ocean and coast of California one of the most magical places on this beautiful planet of ours? As I mentioned in my last posting I spent a few months last summer at the beach in Cayucos on the Central Coast  and  w hen I returned I was far more grounded in what I want to paint (at least for now).   I grew up on the southern coast of California and love all of those odd businesses that are on Highway 1/101.   I know them; I recognize them; I have driven bye on road trips since I was 16 and able to drive.  I suddenly r...
Lauren DiCioccio: Familiars
Familiars –  review of Lauren DiCiccio’s solo exhibition at Jack Fischer Gallery By Michal Gavish Three skirted cloth sculptures stand in the entrance to the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. Well-known Bay Area fabric artist Lauren DiCioccio stitches these large stuffed figures from scrap cloth. In an elaborate process she prepares their fabrics out […]
One Week in my Art World....
Sunday: Opening Reception - "Revealing the Landscape". Saint Mary's College Art Museum. Monday: In my studio. Working on a layout for a future painting (diptych) of the loading bays at 1890 Bryant. Tuesday: Heard from my local art dealer that she will be showing my work at the Art Silicon Valley art fair in October. I now have to create a large pier piece for the show.  Wednesday:  Took a bike ride. Not art I know, but re-charging my creative batteries. Pier 28 Reflections. 12" x 60". Oil an...
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Art Span’s Fall Open Studios 2014 | The Mission

11am - 6pm, November 1 and 2

This annual event invites art lovers & collectors into the working lives & studios of more than 100 artists. True to the neighborhood, the diversity of artwork is vast: painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, photography, charcoal, collage, digital & performance art… all available for enjoyment & purchase directly from the artist. Join us for a weekend of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission.

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Preview Receptions

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Participating Group Studios

Participating Independent Artists