Wild & Scenic Film Festival
January 12 - 16, 2017
Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA
Environmental Awareness Themed Art Shows at various venues.
A grouping of my work was on display in the historic Miners Foundry.
325 Spring St. in Nevada City. Click here for: Festival Information
"Fortitude" is made using a vintage Kodak film canister. Perfect for this show!
I like giving new life to ordinary items we all use, especially spoons. The aged patina of the metals is even more lovely with added depth after it went through a fire. Several items were scavenged from a different fire including two spoons, the tea kettle lid, and the metal top of a burned Earth, Wind, and Fire music box. Other items are a carved bone knob, coins, metal covered wooden heart, Bodhi leaves, clay lotus charm, antique ribbon and an ancient spoon that holds much mystery to me.
Antique Hardware Series
Most of this show are antique pages from an interesting hardware catalog from the 1880’s. There is a vintage bookshop in Nevada City where I live. They occasionally set free books out at their door. Last year I was thrilled to find a clump of pages of old fancy hardware illustrations. Door plates, hooks, handles, and pulls. Plus some of the pages had old postcards, trivia of the time, newspaper stories and poems glued to one side. They didn’t have ‘scratch’ paper back then. Those colorful pages are natural collages. Sometimes it was hard to decide which side of the page to use.
Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California
Historic hotel and nature preserve
ENCORE -Repurposed Art Group Show
MAY 13 - JULY 6, 2016
6301 S Street (near 65th) Sacramento, CA
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(I had 5 rustic pieces in this show.)
LEEANN BROOK FINE ART GALLERY
The month of June 2016
300 Spring Street (at S. Pine) in Nevada City, CA
Gallery hours: Thurs - Sun Noon to 5 p.m.
View 6 of my earthy pieces along with LeeAnn's new
Light of Day series of paintings using re-purposed materials.
And beautiful collection of Japanese antiquities.
And right next door visit South Pine Cafe show!
Open Studio Tour 2016 was well attended.
Open Studio Tour 2016
October 8, 9 and 15, 16
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My studio in the big old barn:
305 Miners Trail
This was a county wide event,
MORE INFO sponsored by
The Center for the Arts.
Here are a few photos from 2014 and 2015 Open Studio Tour: