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Book Reading/Signing: Libros De Artista, with author Simon Blattner

12.13.19 | 1:30PM

Simon Blattner was the curator of a 2018 exhibition Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora. The books included in the critically acclaimed show are also featured in Blattner’s book by the same name.  An expert in artist books, Blattner has hands-on knowledge of the intricate printing process involved in creating the unique works. He accessed world-class collections and journeyed to Mexico to seek out emerging artists. Blattner will read and sign copies of the book for sale in the Museum Store.

Free and open to the public

Vintage House, 264 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476

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Book Reading/Signing: Libros De Artista, with author Simon Blattner

10.30.19 | 6:00PM

Simon Blattner was the curator of SVMA’s 2018 exhibition Libros de Artista: Artist’s Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora. The books included in the critically acclaimed show are also featured in Blattner’s book by the same name.  An expert in artist books, Blattner has hands-on knowledge of the intricate printing process involved in creating the unique works. He accessed world-class collections and journeyed to Mexico to seek out emerging artists. Blattner will read and sign copies of the book for sale in the Museum Store.

Free for Members | $10 General.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Simon Blattner will be at the San Francisco Center for the book on Friday, September 13th at 6 pm for a free book reading. Join us and register at Eventbrite.

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A Tale of Transformation will be featured in the Steam Roller print exhbition at the San Francisco Center for the Book, August 16 - September 19, 2009

OPEN STUDIOS with David Avery at Eastside Editions , October 25th and 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A Book Release Party on Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, for Eastside Editions new collaborative book project, A Tale of Transformation,
Warnock Fine Arts
49 Geary St. Suite 211,
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 677-4001

Jenny Robinson will be shown at the Warnock Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA, from June 19 - August 15, 2008

Jennie Smith, Works on Paper at the Rena Bransten Gallery, May 22 - July 5, 2008

Art Hazelwood - The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York acquired three prints of Art Hazelwood's in May of 2008.

Jessica Dunne - The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. acquired two prints of Jessica Dunne's in May of 2008.

Jenny Robinson - Had a print, Billboard, selected by artist Jane Hammond for the New Prints show Spring 2008 at the International Print Center New York. Her image was used on the card for the show as well.

Paul Pratchenko exhibition, New Paintings, at Braunstein Quay Gallery. April 17 - May 17, 2008. Reception: Saturday, April 26, 2008, 3-5pm

SPRING OPEN STUDIOS: APRIL18-20. Please join us Eastside Editions for this April 18-20 at six great studio locations, all within two blocks of each other, in the bright and sunny South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. This year, over 60 artists will be displaying their work in an incredible variety of media, including ceramics, collage, glass, drawing, furniture, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and more. Enjoy an evening art stroll on Friday, April 18 from 6 to 9pm, between each venue. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, studios will be open from 11am to 5pm.

Jenny Robinson at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98104, April 4 - 26, 2008. Opening reception with the artist: "First Thursday", April 3, 6-8 P.M. Robinson King's Cross Relic. 2007. Etching, aquatint. 1/3 e.v. 27 x 37 inches. Jenny Robinson’s earliest impressions of the effects of light and shadow were formed in Malaysia where she was born and spent her early years. After studying in the U.K. and traveling extensively she moved to San Francisco in 2000. Her current body of work, large scale intaglio prints, examines the effects of light and shadow on urban, industrial architecture. In particular it focuses on scenes taken from urban environments in cities such as London, New York, and San Francisco, where she seeks out the overlooked, the mundane and the everyday urban structures such as warehouses, gasometers and overpasses. The artist’s use of large etching plates and monotypes effectively captures the grittiness and mystery these places often evoke.

Chester Arnold - Exhibition, The Road to Paradise, March 15 - April 19, 2008. Reception Saturday, 15 March, 2-4pm at the Catharine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna Street, Ground Floor, San Francisco CA 94105

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Kara Maria - Exhibition, Dystopia, at the Catharine Clark Gallery. January 19 to March 1, 2008. Opening reception: Saturday, January 19, 4-6pm. 150 Minna Street, Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Recent Works by Don Williams at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery September 6 - 29, 2007. Opening Reception Thursday, September 6, 5:30 - 7:30. 464 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Read a review of this show in the SF Chronicle online, by Kenneth Baker

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Frances McCormack - From the Ground Up: Painting, Process & the Garden at the Palo Alto Art Center, June 21- September 9, 2007. The exhibition is a mid-career survey of the work of Frances McCormack. The imagery in her lush paintings is influenced by the history of gardens, as well as the many processes in the making of gardens. McCormack is a resident faculty in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. “ From the Ground Up: Painting, Process & the Garden” June 21, 2007, 6 – 6:30 pm, A slide presentation by Frances McCormack.
Summer Solstice Reception, June 21, 2007, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

Town and Country: Jessica Dunne and Louis LaBrie, June 2 - August 12, 2007. The Hearst Art Gallery has paired two of the most intriguing, unusual and gifted contemporary California landscape painters for "Town and Country: Jessica Dunne and Louis LaBrie," on view from June 2 to August 12. Dunne's dramatic, expansive and atmospheric urbanscapes are presented alongside LaBrie's meticulously painted, often tiny and jewel-like vistas in one of the most visually beguiling summer landscape exhibitions ever presented by the Saint Mary's College art museum. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition. The Art Museum of Saint Mary's College of California, The Saint Mary's Hearst Art Gallery is the only accredited art museum in Contra Costa County. Its outstanding, varied exhibitions and art collection attract visitors from the College, the County, the entire Bay Area and beyond.

PRINTS OF WAILS, Art Hazelwood: Instead of just screaming at the TV, artist vents his anger in political linocuts. A review of Art Hazelwood's political art show at Mission Grafica by Matt Villano, Thursday, May 24, 2007, San Francisco Chronicle

Kara Maria - Paradise Lost, solo exhibition, afternoon reception: Saturday, June 9, 3-5pm. Exhibition dates: June 9 - July 29, 2007. Gallery closed: July 7 - 15. Nathan Larramendy Gallery, 107 South Signal Street, Ojai, CA 93023

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Eastside Edition artist Jessica Dunne with President Bill Clinton in Hong Kong

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