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Upcoming Show…

This should be a great show of encaustic work in Santa Rosa. I can’t wait to see it myself… and I’m so pleased to be included in this show! The show was curated by Thomas Morphis, and includes an impressive list of artists:

Mary Black, Howard Hersh, Julie Nelson, Tracey Adams, Eileen Goldenberg, Robin Denevan, Carrie Ann Plank, Emily Clawson, Mark Perlman, Eleanor Wood.

Oh, and me. I’ll have three of my larger “Winter” paintings hanging.

(I couldn’t find a link for Eleanor Wood for this list- if anyone knows, please send it to me…)

“New Works ’09” show at Enso this month

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I’m happy to share with you all that I’ll be hanging a show of new work at Enso gallery this week, which will run through the month of September. Enso is actually a yoga studio as well, run by an amazingly generous and creative local couple, and they run a very nice gallery space, right by the ocean here in Half Moon Bay. So if you are in the area, come check it out. 

Where:  Enso, 131 Kelly Ave. Half Moon Bay, CA

When: Please join us for an opening reception September 12, 4-6 p.m. There will be light food and drinks. The show will run the whole of September. Check the schedule at http://www.ensohmb.com for gallery availability. Generally, the gallery is open to the public before and after yoga classes. 

If you are coming from out of town, and want to make sure that you see the show, email me directly, and I’ll try to arrange a time to open the gallery for you. 

Hope you can make it!

Show Opening: Working in Wax

Here are some pictures from Wednesday night’s opening in Walnut Creek. It was a good crowd, and I was able to enjoy some really interesting work, and talk to other artists.  I’m sorry I am not able to credit the work shown in these pictures. I need to go through the many artists who are on the postcard, look them up online, and I’ll put them in the ever-growing sidebar under “Artists I Love”, so that you can go learn more about them if you are interested. A big thank-you to Eileen P. Goldberg who curated the show!

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I can credit myself, though. Those are two of my pieces, above, and to the left.

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Another of my pieces, off to the left, above the crackers and cheese.

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“Working in Wax”

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I am very happy to say that I’ll be having three new pieces (including the one above) in the upcoming show, “Working in Wax”, at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. This looks to be a fairly large, and diverse showing of encaustic art, and I’m very excited to see it and be a part of it. 

Bedford Gallery, 1601 civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Show runs May 3 to June 21, 2009

Opening reception:  Wednesday, May 6,  5:00-7:00 p.m.

This show will be featuring 84 encaustic artists (!), and will represent a wide spectrum of technique in this medium. If you are at all interested in encaustic, and wondering exactly can be done with beeswax, this is a great opportunity. 

Maybe I’ll see you at the opening!

From the gallery website:

Working in Wax 
May 3 – June 21, 2009 

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons, as well as in many works of 20th-century American artists, including Jasper Johns. This national exhibition, juried by Eileen P. Goldenberg,will feature some of the most renowned artists working in this medium today and will provide an arena for educating other artists and students about the past and possibilities of working in wax. 

Prints, Anyone?

Many of you have asked about the possibility of buying prints of my work. I’ve looked into several options for this, and decided to sign on with Imagekind. Imagekind is a website that makes fine art prints available to anyone, and the buyer can choose the size, and the type of paper, canvas, or finish. You can order the print framed or not. 

http://lisakairos.imagekind.com

I’ve uploaded work from the past 6 months or so, both encaustic paintings and acrylic nest paintings, and they are available in small format prints. 

So enjoy, and please- let me know what you think.

Birds and Bees at Enso in Half Moon Bay

::  Enso Gallery

::  131 Kelley Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA

::  August 3 – August 30, 2008

::  Opening:  August 9, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

::  “Birds and Bees”, a show of Encaustic paintings on panels, and Acrylic paintings on canvas.

::  For gallery hours, check the Enso website– the gallery is open for viewing before and after yoga classes,     and other events.

For all of you locals, I’d love to see you at the opening.  Enso is a nice little space to hang work, and I’m excited to be able to share what I’ve been working on for the past 4 months or so.  So come on by, and take a look!

Translucent Show in San Francisco

Show information, as promised.  I am very excited to go and see this show.  It looks like it will be diverse and interesting.  A few of these names are familiar to me, from looking around the internet, so it will be great to see the work on the wall, rather than on a digital screen.  I know that my own work looks so different on the computer.  It is difficult to photograph the quality of a beeswax painting, truly.  They never look as alluring on the computer or in a slide as they do ten inches from your nose.  I always find myself, bobbing around, looking close, then stepping back a few feet, going close, squinting. They are just fun to look at, and often have a mystery about them. Maybe I’ll see you at the opening!