Here is the changing array of Exhibits, Festivals, Studio Tours, Fundraisers, Gallery Shows and Pop-Up Venues where you may find my work, and sometimes me with it!
It’s my first year as a member of the Santa Cruz Art League (at least in this decade) and I aim to find something wonderful to put into their annual Member’s Exhibit, which is always broken into two shows, so I’m in the A-L show, first up in the new year.
My piece is a knitted porcelain vase with a fuzzy mohair knitted dandelion in it title, “One Person’s Wildflower is Another Person’s Weed.” What fun to make a specific work with a specific title for a specific exhibit!
Early every year the Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery holds an amazing fundraising exhibit they call Take Aways Art to Go!. It’s called that because when one buys a piece of art, one can take it away right then – and not have to wait ’til the end of the exhibit.
This invitational features the work of around 50-60 artists, which is replenished as it is sold, so the exhibit stays interesting it’s whole run. There is also a silent raffle for some special works, where tickets are bought and placed in the boxes next to each piece and the winners are pulled at the lively closing reception.
This will be my 4th year participating in Take Aways and the rhythm I have fallen into includes creating a special body of work specifically for this show. I like to align with the ideas of Spring and Love and Precious Gifts. This year I’m offering knitted porcelain vases with knitted yarn dandelion balls, a group of crocheted fancy chocolates each sitting in a lacy knitted porcelain cup and a group of knitted porcelain bags and cups, each with a tealight for wonderful delights after dark.
New! Another location in the ceramics-rich East Bay, Epperson Gallery in Crockett recently opened a Small Works Gallery and my Rusty Conetop Beer Cans are included! Drop in.
A great stop in downtown Davis, CA all year round, the Pence Art Gallery, going strong since 1976, is a great supporter of ceramic art, especially during the annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art each April (organized by the nearby John Natsoulas Gallery.) In that vein, I am thrilled to have my work represented in their gift shop along with several other regional ceramic artists of note. Enjoy your visit!
Derik Van Beers has provided a sweet spot in Oakland’s Art District for ceramics for quite awhile now. He offers world-class monthly solo shows in the front section of his studio space as well as in his Small Works Case in the hallway of a conglomerate of art galleries in the same building. My work is has been in the case for several years now. Take yourself out to a lively art scene and check it out!. There’s a map to the Saturday Art Walk with lovely nearby eateries and, er, drinkeries.
Many Hands has carried my work for at least seven years now. I always keep them well-stocked with my latest inspirations. I am their most local, local artist as my studio is nearby. They are open seven days a week, mostly 10-6, right near Gayle’s Bakery and some other nice shops in Capitola. Stop in! Lots to see.
This annual juried event on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center always features a lively collection of talented and amazing clay and glass artists. I will be bringing a boothful of my new knitted porcelain work and probably some knitted flowers and fruits as well.
It’s the Twentieth Year for this event and lots of special plans are afoot.
I plan to make a flower stand’s worth of knitted flowers: dandelions, gerberas, daffodils and roses, for starters. The idea is to have knitted flowers and knitted porcelain bud vases and such for them. Can’t wait to see it all shining in the sun on Santa Cruz’s Westside. More soon.