Jan Rae Community Gallery Women’s Cancer Resource Center 5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 Featuring the work of Becky Jaffe, Carolina Abolio, Joaquin Newman, Valerie Brown Troutt, Melissa Oehler and Jamie Treacy. Show runs April 26 – June 14, 2012. The artist reception is Thursday, April 26 from 6-8 PM. Live music and refreshments. Free.Read More →

I recently responded to an artist’s call for a realist exhibition at Art Zone 461 Gallery in San Francisco.  When looking through my work through the past three years I became increasingly aware that I have two bodies of work happening in my studio.  My cut paper pieces are internal abstract worlds. The remainder of my paintings and drawings buildRead More →

Tonight, at Oakland’s Art Murmur gallery event, I will be exhibiting 21 mixed-media drawings done during January of this year.  The show is a part of a multi-city art challenge that asks artists to create something every day for a month.  I didn’t quite meet the goal of making a complete piece for each day, but I feel quite pleasedRead More →

I wrote the following project statement to accompany four of my works that I’m submitting to a show titled “Centering the Margins.”  I don’t know if the work will be accepted, but I’m sure excited about the themes I’ve touched upon here.  Hopefully, this line of inquiry will develop more throughout my 2012 work! This group of cut paper paintingsRead More →

I’m so thrilled to start the new year with a new website!  It took me a few months to transfer all of the content from my iWeb site (which will soon be defunct).  The main navigation portal is created with a new software I’ve been learning called Hype. The first works of 2012 are almost here, and I feel likeRead More →

Project Statement For this blog entry I’ve decided to include the project statement I’ve written for the painting on the left and the 14 small cut paper works that accompany it.  All of the pieces that inspired this piece of writing can be found on the 2010 Portfolio page.  Today is the day our bioluminescent probes drill through the iceRead More →

PROJECT STATEMENT This piece of writing was listed as my “Artist Statement” during 2010.  My work has since evolved, but I still feel proud that this best describes my aims for “2010 Gallery”  in my portfolio. To retool, to reinvent, to recover, to revise.  These are ideas I apply to the landscape in my works in the media of colored pencil,Read More →

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 My acrylic paintings on panel are a lens through which to view an exhausted looking locale. This group of nets, tarps and grid-work of paintball husks was inspired by a recent paintball outing. Despite the sport of paintball being more painful than thrilling for me, I was unexpectedly drawn to the slimy boundary systems that wereRead More →

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011 The act of cutting and gluing instead of just painting has challenged my natural heavy-handedness.  In this body of work, I’m building images from a soup of scraps: found acetate, recycled inkjet prints, and fragments of painted paper.  This group of work begins without me knowing what I mean to describe, but I gradually assign meaningRead More →

I have four new small-scale mixed media works on display in this marvelous new gallery in Oakland!  Come check it out and support Oakland’s growing gallery scene! Details: Exploring Passions – Small-scale Mixed-Media Exhibition  Where: CK Gallery, 4125 Piedmont Ave, 2nd Floor in the Courtyard Mall, Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 759-2535 theckgallery@gmail.com ckgallery.org Opening reception: Saturday, December 3, from 5.00-7.30 PM.Read More →