Curator/Artist: Veronica Solis and collaborating artists.
A group printmaking exhibition curated by Veronica Solis, Oda A La Muerte explores Día de los Muertos—its origins in Mexico as well as its historical and cultural significance there and in the United States. This exhibition will showcase work from more than 20 artists—accomplished and emergent—from both sides of the border, who have produced work inspired by their own different conceptions of death, using relief prints on linocut and woodcut techniques.
July 7-27 | PACIFIC PRINTS
Distinct among artistic media, printmaking presents the artist, viewer and broader society with a most medium specific poetics. This July, the Pacific Art League will mount an exhibition of contemporary prints by artists working in relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes.
Awards judge: Alice Wu, Art Sales Manager at Kala Art Institute
Opening reception: First Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
MICHELLE WILSON is a printmaker, papermaking, book, installation, and social practice artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. She a recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants, including an Artist-Investigator Award, a Puffin Grant, and the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. In 2015, Creative Capital designated her an ‘On Our Radar’ artist. Wilson currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University.
LUZ MARINA RUIZ works in printmaking, book arts, drawing, painting and installation. Her work is inspired by the world of dreams and nature. Luz Marina was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated at an early age to New York. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at: Mills College, Art Academy University, Diablo Valley College, and City College San Francisco. She designed and implemented a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College. Currently, she teaches in the first year program at CCA and serves as the president of the California Society of Printmaking.
C.K.ITAMURA is an autodidactic interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines printmaking, photography, book arts and mixed media, with social commentary and personal idealism, to create participatory work and conceptual installations. She is an artist member of The Center for the Book Arts, a director at San Francisco Center for the Book, and a board member and exhibition chairperson for Healdsburg Center for the Arts.
The 11th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition
EXHIBIT ON VIEW
May 3rd - June 15th, 2017
(2nd Level Galleries) Opening Reception on May 12th, 5:30-7:30
A state-wide juried printmaking exhibition sponsored by Merced County Arts Council. Juried by Louisa Benhissen, professor of Art and Art History at Merced College.Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm | Saturday 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
The MAC | Multicultural Arts Center
645 W. Main St., Merced, CA
209-388-1090 | artsmerced.org
Galleries are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
Artspan Benefit Auction featuring over 100 artists. Auction Jurors:
- Ray Beldner, Co-Founder at stARTup Art Fair
- Tova Lobatz, Co-Director at Heron Arts
- Olivia Ongpin, Owner of Luna Rienne Gallery
- Kate Patterson, Communications Director at SF Arts Commission
Resistance Poster Dissemination in partnership with Hospitality House, Community Art Program at Market Street, San Francisco.
I am excited to be part of Artist Residency Program AGITPROP at The Compound Gallery during which I intend to make at least 100 prints with a social message to be freely disseminated in the bay area.
The AGITPROP residency is designed to give a concerned individual the opportunity to create art with a message. The project will take form as a one month long residency program focused on traditional printmaking techniques and building a bridge between printmaking’s historic relationship to generating social/cultural/political awareness and contemporary social media/online forums. The Compound Gallery, LLC in northwest Oakland will serve as headquarters for the residency program, but dissemination of residency projects will take place publicly – anywhere in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco counties, and possibly beyond the Bay Area– as well as across the internet.
I am excited to be part of the show : You have a voice at 3rd St Village Gallery in Bayview, San Francisco, CA
Where: 4716, 3rd St, San Francisco, CA - 94124 : https://goo.gl/maps/RvLYaGLtApN2
The goal of this show is to empower people and let them know that their voice matters, that all of our voices matter. This show explores the political in art. We hope to bring understanding to how democracy works and to exercise our 1st amendment rights to take a stand and express what they believe. The art and events connected to this show artistically express many current political points of view. Come join us Friday evening January 20th and uplight yourself.
Co-Curated by Mark Harris and Danielle Satinover
#investsf, Bayview Opera House, Andrea Baker Consulting and Imprint City are our main financial supports.
'Fall Open Studios', Art Explosion, September 23rd- 25th, 2016
'Artspan SF Open Studios', November, 5th - 6th, 2016
"Point 66- through the month of August 2016", Her Resilience, August 1st- August 31st, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, August 6th, 6-8 pm
Curated exhibition exploring Gender Wage Gap in Women of Color
Where: Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St, Oakland, California 94612
Resident Artist, 'Her Resilience', July 1st- July 30th, 2016
Summer Residency 2016 exploring Modern Feminism, Her Resilience
Where: Final Exhibit details for August to folllow
'New Quarters', Hayes valley artworks, June 4th- July 9th, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 4th, 4-6 pm
A juried exhibition by Tanya Gayer, Hayes Valley Artworks
Where: 456 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
'Art Banners on Ocean Avenue Project' ,Arts Alive Ingelside May 1st- August 31, 2016
Banner Unveiling, Sunday, May 1st, 12-4 pm
Vinyl Art Banners Curated by Maria Picar, Arts Alive Ingleside
Where: SOMArts, 934, Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA- 94103
'Inked', Paolo Mejia Fine Arts Annex Gallery, March 15th - April 4th, 2016
Opening, March, 17th, 3-5 pm
A Juried Exbhibit by Paolo Mejia, Paolo Mejia Fine Arts Gallery
Where: Studio Fab Annex, 2525, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612
'Open Studios', Arts Explosion, April 1st- 3rd, 2016
Opening, April 1st, 7-11pm
Where : Art Explosion, 2425, 17th Street, San Francisco, CA
'Reset', Paolo Mejia Fine Arts Annex Gallery, November 16th - December 7, 2015
Opening, November 21st, 1-7 pm
A juried show by Paolo Mejia, Paolo Mejia Fine Artts Gallery
Where: Studio Fab Annex, 2525, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612