Saturdays and Sundays June 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 2009
11AM - 6PM
351 Lewis St Oakland, CA 94110
The East Bay hosts one of the highest per capita concentrations of visual artists in the United States. You've probably never heard of most of them. Many are not represented by local galleries.
Four artists, who have attended my painting workshops in Oakland, Mexico or Italy, are taking part in Open Studios. They are O'Brien Theile and Ron Weil both in Berkeley, Marvin Dalander in Alameda. And Lorrie Fink in Oakland.
I've participated in East Bay Open Studios every year since it's inception in the early 80's. Pro Arts is an artist membership organization which has acted as an entry point into the art world for emerging talent. It hosts a number of exhibitions each year. My exhibition with Pro Arts in 1986 garnered a full page review (by Charles Shere and Susan Stern) in the Oakland Tribune, as well as a gallery connection. Sales from this show enabled me to phase out my landscape gardening business and devote myself full time to painting.
This year I am showcasing my painting of the San Francisco Chronicle (Storm Clouds over the Chronicle) and the Farmer's Market painting that was featured in an article by Brenda Payton in the San Francisco Chronicle. I will be showing other examples of my Farmers' Market Series and Urban Garden Series as well as new urban landscapes.
You are welcome to explore my racks in the mezzanine where I store about a hundred paintings, and to take part in lively conversation with other guests over wine, cheese and cappuccinos.
I look forward to seeing you.