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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sept. 25 ARTrails Party

As I flashback to 1985, I remember a group of us artists were looking for a way to get the public to our studios. I was one of the artists who helped put together the very first ARTrails! One of my favorite memories over the years involves a little boy and his birthday. To introduce the little one to the arts, his grandparents gave him a catalog and asked him which studio he would like to visit for his 7th birthday. He chose my studio year after year. I've now seen the boy grow into his teenage years. The grandparents have proven what an educational experience ARTrails is for us all.
I personally invite you to join me as I attend the ARTrails 25th Celebration. Saturday, September 25 in Santa Rosa, CA.
ARTrails Preview Exhibit Art Reception: 6-8pm at 404 Mendocino Ave. ARTrails 25th Celebration: ARTrails Revealed Party: 7-10pm at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. Hope you can join us for Food, Wine, Music, Dancing, Raffles, ART and Surprises. Online reservations $15:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stunning Santa Fe

Fantastic, Fun & Fabulous! Abstract Realm is the title of my new show at Hunter Kirkland in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There were 75-80 people at the reception! The show is stunning with new abstract landscapes by Santa Fe painter Gregory Frank Harris and, of course, all of my new work. I have 24 pieces in the show. Before I left I was interviewed by Kate McGraw of the Albuquerque Journal. Check out her article at: http://www.journalnorth.com/venuenorth/ Click on the title: Both Abstract and Solid, dated: Friday, September 10, 2010. My new work flows through the gallery with the stone colors complimenting the paintings. It's a visual treat for the senses.
On my way through Santa Fe, I kept a FACEBOOK journal of sorts. A bit of a visual recording of 'an artist traveling to his show' type stuff. It was a very full weekend; lots of great friends, good food and inspiring scenery. I came home to great news. A gallery in North Carolina wants my work with contacts in the DC & NY areas. Plus, ARTrails Open Studios is around the corner - October 9-10 & 16-17. Today I'm happily back in my studio carving away. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Up In The Air


What time is it? Oh, it's already 4:30am. Up and ready to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have to say "Thank You Melinda" for driving me to the airport bright and early this morning. I called Lori, my Marketing Director, once I got into Los Angeles with a couple more details. "Thank You Lori" - she put together a packet of information for me to take to the show which includes new pictures of me with my sculpture. Now I'm on my flight to Santa Fe where my gallery awaits my arrival. I've done many shows over a period of 30 years but there is something about Santa Fe. Aside from the fact that my stone sculptures sell really well here, it's the big sky, the food and the people. My annual trip allows me to visit and stay with special friends, "Thank You Harvey & Sarah". It also allows me to spend quality time with my gallery, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary. Nancy Hunter is the owner of the gallery and she called last Saturday to say that the pieces arrived safely. She then called back to say that HEXAD, the piece featured above sold to one of her collectors as soon as it was unpacked - "Thank You Nancy". I'm looking forward to the show and the reception Friday night, September 10th from 5-7pm. Are you "Up In The Air" about what to do this weekend? Join me in the Southwest!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Abstract Realm"

Are you joining me in Santa Fe? It's next week already. Just completed, photographed and took video of this new mobius sculpture titled COPULA which means 'Connecting Word'. It measures 20"H x 17"W x 10"L and is carved from an amazing block of Italian Alabaster. As you can see it has a lot of texture, subtle color and veining. There will be 24 pieces in the show this year. There is quite a range of stone represented such as: Greek Marble, Mexican Fluorite, Utah Calcite, New Mexican Pipestone, Spanish Marble, Iranian Onyx, Indian Sandstone, Italian Marble and, of course, Italian Alabaster. It feels great to complete such a unique body of work for this show called "ABSTRACT REALM". It's always a pleasure to be in Santa Fe. I've been showing my work there now for over 20 years!
So - how do all of these pieces get there? Well, for the past 2 weeks, I've been having them packed at our local Healdsburg UPS store. They are wrapped in bubblewrap and boxed in peanuts. They then will board the Art Delivery Service truck to make their way to Santa Fe. Join me this year! The reception is from 5-7pm on Friday, September 10. The gallery is: Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.