Califas: Art of the California-Mexico Borderlands Show
I have three paintings in this show, which explores “representations of the US-MX ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art being produced in California with special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. The show considers “how contemporary artists are re-imagining the California-Mexico borderlands.” Sept 8 to Nov 16 at the Richmond Art Center.
I will be one of the Artists of Califas, a special presentation and performance about the show at the Richmond Art Center on Wed, Sept 19 at 5:30 pm. Curator Ronald Rael will host. I will talk about the way I went about painting the Undocumented series. There will also be a musical/sonic performance by Guillermo Galindo in concert with Cristóbal Martínez. Mexican-born painter and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernández will speak on looking behind the wall.
Fundamental Drawing Class, at the Richmond Art Center
Every Monday night beginning Sept 17. An intro to concepts and techniques artists use to draw realistically. Gain confidence in your art-making by sharpening your drawing skills with charcoal, graphite or ink. Learn various approaches to drawing and expand your strategy repertoire. Read More
Choosing and Mixing Color Class, at the Richmond Art Center
This Wed afternoon class will focus on the application of color knowledge to the work you already do. Use the media of your preference. Take home color theory exercises designed to teach you about color through experience, not theory. Learn to keep your color options open as your painting progresses. Achieve clarity on the role color plays in your painting or illustration projects. Begins Sept 19 Read More
Gel Printing Addiction Workshop at the Richmond Art Center
Print multiple gorgeous, multi-hued textures for your collages, sketchbooks, and greeting cards. Use household objects and supplies found in your pantry. After a ten min demo, spend the rest of your time experimenting with colors, techniques and layering. Learn how to create and reuse your own durable gel plates. Leave with a treasure trove of resources. Oct 7 from 10-1 pm at the Richmond Art Center. $55. Register here.
Open Studio on Dec 1-2, 10-3 pm
Come see my new studio in Richmond! I will sell original paintings, prints and cards of the East Bay Landscapes I paint throughout the year. Get ready for the holidays and support a local artist. More info and map coming soon!