Seven Berkeley artists (of which I am pleased to be one) will be exhibiting and selling work this weekend at the Hillside Club. It’s a cohesive group of printmakers with shared representational tendencies and a subtle touch with color. Come on over this beautiful weekend to see stunning pieces from some iconic Berkeley artists! Forty percent of the proceeds to benefit the Hillside Club.
Berkeley Horticultural Poster by David Lance Goines.
What: David Lance Goines and Friends Hillside Club Benefit Art Sale
Where: 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley CA
When: November 9th 10am-5pm, November 10th 10am-3pm
Ambiance: the Arts and Crafts ballroom – rich wood, rich woodcuts
KALASSAL – the yearly half-off print sale to benefit Kala opens tomorrow with great prints at great prices (as well as great music, fellowship, and food). This is the perfect event for inaugurating the season of gift-giving! Find a treasure and help keep Kala in the bone black. #printmaker-joke
What: KALASSAL 2013
Where: Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA
When: October 4-6, 2013
Ambiance: treasures from the flat files of Bay Area printmakers – wrapped in cellophane
Do I look like I’m imparting wisdom?
We we are at this summer’s Camp Kala high school printmaking course where I was invited to give a reduction-relief demo. The print that I am holding as the example is by Cameron Bentley and was part of the Plain Brown Wrapper trade portfolio in which we both participated in 2008. It is one of the best examples of a step-by-step reduction linocut that I own, and has become a useful teaching tool. The portfolio also came in a very posh cloth-covered box that I cherish for its smooth expanse of cover and crisp edges; it is sturdy and navy and looks like it should house military secrets.
Event: Reduction Relief Demo
Venue: Kala Gallery Classroom, Berkeley, CA
Dates: July 28, 2010
Ambiance: glass-paned wall, plenty of light, attentive students – though not many questions
The Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit ended yesterday, raising over $25000 to support Schools for Salone. One last postcard is still available in the auction by Peter de Sève, and all of the cards can still be viewed online. It was great to be able to participate – especially since schools, pen pals, and postcards are all high on my list of good things in this world.
Event: Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit
Venue: their blog
Dates: March 6 – 15
Ambiance: a quick look at what a list of artists and character designers will do with an hour, a wooden postcard, and a cause
Saturday was spent enjoying the company of other Kala AIRs who, like me, were volunteering for the San Jose ICA’s Monotype Marathon Extravaganza! Twelve sponsored artists spent the entire day monoprinting at Kala with press help from the printmakers. The prints will be sold at auction in July to benefit the Institute.
I haven’t made my contribution yet, but will post as soon as it develops…
Event: Monotype Marathon
Venue: Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA
Date: May 30, 2009
Ambiance: messy inking tables, thick damp stack of Rives BFK