The current WCA Peninsula Chapter show, Boundaries, enjoyed a well attended reception last Saturday afternoon at the Coastal Arts League gallery in Half Moon Bay. Amidst the festivities, the chapter was honored with a certificate of recognition for this show from David Canepa, the mayor of Daly City. There is still plenty of time to go see the works that garnered the accolades:
August 21 - September 20th, 2015
Gallery Hours: Thurs - Mon 12 - 5 pm
Coastal Arts League Gallery and Museum
300 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA
Boundaries Exhibition statement of purpose:
The universe is defined by boundaries. The shore is the boundary between water, land and air. Your skin is the boundary between you and the rest of the world. Personal boundaries when abrogated, cause strife, dissension, and sometimes oppression. The boundaries between nations define friendships and hostilities. Boundaries determine the edge of play in many athletic competitions.
And where is the boundary of the universe? What is it? What does it mean to be outside of time and space? Is there really such a thing?
Monday, August 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
|Invitation to Rest|
Yvonne Newhouse – 1st place Watercolor Award
Society of Western Art 65th Annual Exhibition
This exhibition opened June 4 and will be on display until August 2, 2015. Enjoy many fine artists displaying a variety of mediums. The reception and award ceremony will be August 2nd from 1pm to 3pm.
Address: 527 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 225-9250
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11am-3pm
Today's blog entry features a photo overview of the January 2014 South Bay WCA chapter (now Silicon Valley WCA) show at the MLK Library in San Jose. This overview will be of particular interest to our chapter members as we are scheduled to exhibit our work at this location in 2016.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
|Celebrate - 65"h X 35"w, textile|
Bonnie J. Smith's "Swimming Upstream" installation is currently at the Walnut Creek Library in the Community Gallery through August 15, 2015.
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, Ca. 94596
10-8 Monday through Thursday
10 - 6 Friday & Saturday
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Our recent show, Breaking Ground, at San Mateo City Hall was very well received... so well received, in fact, that we've been asked to extend the exhibition and relocate it to the San Mateo Public Library. So this past Tuesday a few of our members packed up all the artwork and transferred it to the library. This is a lovely venue with longer hours and a convenient parking garage located beneath the building.
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
And... there will be a party!
Please join us for a reception on Sunday, May 17th 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
This exhibition opened on May 5 and will go through June 15th, and presents work by Beate Amler, Lorraine Capparell, Grace Cohen, Kris Idarius, Patricia Keefe, Annamaria Kusber, Rebecca Lambing, Ellen Lee, Tanya Lin, Marie LaPrade, Nancee McDonnell, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Irene Schlesinger, Bonnie Smith, Deanna Taubman, Leigh Toldi, Susan Varjavand and Marian Yap.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Four members of our WCA Peninsula chapter are showing their work in the Silicon Valley Open Studios event this upcoming weekend. They'd love to see you! See below for address information.
Yvonne Newhouse - Yvonne Newhouse Designs
May 2 - 3, Site 517: 1516 Tarrytown Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
Nancy Woods - One of Designs
May 2 - 3, Site 1: Peninsula Museum of Art/ Peninsula Art Institute
1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
Nancee McDonell - Growing Graphics
May 2 - 3, Site 428: Growing Graphics
2006 Ticonderoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
May 2 - 3, Site 16: 1333 Bernal Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Saturday, April 25, 2015
April's WCA Peninsula meeting took place on Tuesday the 21st, and included an exceptionally helpful and informative presentation by Coastal Arts League member Mike Wong, who also co-owns Spring Mountain Gallery in Half Moon Bay. Mike is a professional photographer with decades of experience photographing everything from weddings to artwork. In his presentation he demonstrated how to adjust camera settings to get the best possible photographs when photographing artwork for the purpose of submission to shows, placement on websites and any other digital media use.
In addition to specific camera settings, Mike emphasized the importance of other components of set-up. These included the use of a tripod and easel, the use of the self-timer feature, taping down the edges of paper against a white background, and many other tips. Lighting, aperture and speed settings were all discussed and WCA members came away with a treasure trove of information and some great new ideas on how to improve the photographic presentation of their artwork for competitions and websites.
Mike's handout is reproduced below.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Twin Pines Art Center presents work by the Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art.
“X 2” will exhibit two works by each artist showing diversity of style, diversity of content, or diversity of medium. “X 2” which opens April 8 includes work by Lorraine Capparell, Grace Cohen, Kris Idarius, Patricia Keefe, Annamaria Kusber, Rebecca Lambing, Ellen Lee, Marie LaPrade, Nancee McDonnell, Alysanne McGaffey, Yvonne Newhouse, Bonnie J Smith, Francine Survilo, Deanna Taubman, Leigh Toldi, Susan Varjavand, Nancy Woods and Marian Yap.
There is an opportunity to meet the artists at the reception April 12, 1-4 pm.
Twin Pines Gallery is located at 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA.
The hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-4 pm. This exhibition will run through May 6, 2015.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Pat Keefe gave a dynamic artist presentation at the WCA Peninsula March meeting. She began her artistic endeavors in painting and bronze casting. Initially, Pat attended college to study nursing but later advanced to art therapy.
A highlight of Pat’s presentation was her story about a door and it’s frame that she towed around in her Jeep Wagoner to make photographs at many varied locations around the Bay. They included the DeYoung Museum and the Pacific Coast beaches. The door project became an integral part of her college art studies and a sculptural exhibit. This portfolio was an inspiration to those in attendance.
One of Pat’s other art projects were life-size paper dolls that she constructed from objects that tell her story. Luckily for our members, besides having wonderful pictures of the full size dolls, she had a set of the original small size paper dolls to pass around for each person to handle and to admire the feminine perspective. (See inset picture.)
As a fellow artist, I came away with a message from Pat’s presentation. Anything is possible. We want to let our artistic journeys flow from within ourselves.
The March meeting was held in The Peninsula Museum of Art Library, Burlingame, and a potluck lunch provided by members followed.
Peninsula Chapter meetings rotate between the Burlingame location and Coastal Art League located in Half Moon Bay. Times and dates listed below.
April-June-September-November- Coastal Art League, 6:30 dessert & tea, meeting begins at 7:00.
May-August-October-December- Peninsula Museum of Art, meeting begins at 12:00, followed by potluck lunch.
No meeting is scheduled for July 2015.
--Bonnie J. Smith, chapter president
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Kings Art Center, Hanford, June – July, 2015
Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, August – September, 2015
Yosemite Renaissance is an annual juried competition/exhibition intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. Historically, the arts have played a very important role in the establishment of our State and National Parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage. More information at email@example.com.
Juried entry – Headwaters Eastside