Art

Canessa Gallery 50th Anniversary

Tonight, Canessa Gallery begins celebrating its 50 years as an important piece of San Francisco’s artistic, literary, intellectual, and social history. Many artists who have shown at Canessa over the years (including me) have donated a single piece each that will be for sale during the coming month, with proceeds going to Canessa. (Note: Though the gallery is usually free, I believe there is a $20 admission to tonight’s fundraising celebration.) For a bit of history, you can check out this Hoodline article from 2015:  http://hoodline.com/2015/08/canessa-gallery-a-hotspot-for-history-art-architecture.  And the Canessa website link is this: http://www.canessa.org/ .  Come down and be part of the scene!

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Opening Soon — “The Park: A Love Story”

It’s been a busy year as I’ve prepared for my solo exhibit at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, in Golden Gate Park. But it’s almost here now and everything’s coming together. “The Park: A Love Story,” with landscapes and flora from Golden Gate Park, will run from September 1 – December 31. If you live in the area or are visiting, I hope you’ll stop in for a look! I especially look forward to seeing friends at the Artist’s Reception on September 15, 5 – 7 p.m.  (There will be other events during the run … more later …)

This piece, “Strawberry Hill Path,” is printed large for the show. The base capture came on the first of June this year. Little did I know how completely its foggy scene would foretell this extraordinarily foggy summer — even for the west side! — in San Francisco.