Showing posts from September, 2010

ArtWalk in Livermore!!

9th Annual Livermore ArtWalk Sat Oct 9, 2010 11am-5pm Benefits the Bothwell Arts Center Location-Downtown Livermore Maps/Info at Bankhead Theater,  2400 First Street, Livermore, CA   94550 Pick up a free tour map at our information booths or in participating downtown businesses prior to ArtWalk; check back to download a copy closer to ArtWalk time. Art invades downtown Livermore on October 9th, from 11am to 5pm during the 9th Annual ArtWalk.   Over 150 artists will set up exhibits, displaying their work in boutique shops, wine bars, restaurants, sidewalks and parks throughout the heart of downtown.  Art from contemporary to traditional, pottery to painting, fused glass, stained glass, art quilts, handcrafts, and jewelry made from everything from metals to legos and fabric will be on display, with most for sale.  The event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center. Street-pole Art Banners created by local and regional artists that livened up the approach to dow…


Water Defined  Art Show by Janet Brugos Exhibit runs from November 10, 2010 - January 7, 2011  Reception is Thursday, November 18 at noon-Free.
East Bay Municipal Utility District EBMUD Oakland Administration Building 2nd Floor Lobby Gallery 375 11th Street (bet. Webster & Franklin) Oakland, California 94607 
The exhibit is open and free to the public Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.  BART, AC Transit and Wheelchair accessible. Closed on holidays.  Website of venue-

About this exhibit- Water Defined: Water, H20, is a chemical substance that covers over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. It exists in gaseous, solid and liquid forms. Without water, no life exits. These facts identify the nature of water, but they only begin the definition. In this exhibit, Brugos investigates the meanings of water in a textural way using handmade paper, paint, batik scraps and found objects. Snowflake, glacier, ripple, wave, rain, waterfall, cl…

Art Show in Benicia! Toby Tover-Krein:A New Path to Asia

Toby Tover Krein
Art Show
A New Path to Asia
August 23 - December 17, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday December 3, 2010
6:00-9:00 PM
Olson Realty, 920 First St, Benicia CA 94510

Toby Tover Krein's artwork is a process of inner discovery through an exploration of texture, form, color and light.  She has always had a particular interest in building layers and been fascinated by their tactile surfaces that suggest infinite possibilities. Krein is also highly conscious of the play of light. Natural in appearance, with an underlying strength, her textural pieces contain actual found objects. Texture and form are seen through veils of color.
Pieces of metal, punched-out grills, lacy cutouts, old shingles and artifacts all find a place in Tover Krein's work. Recycled materials are reborn! Rethinking-and reusing-- items that have had another purpose fascinates her. Krein states that "Viewing my work invites a visual journey and new discoveries.  My works are linked naturally by the…

CGI - Friend or Foe with Walt Jones

ASMP NorCal Presents: CGI - Friend or Foe with Walt Jones
Monday October 12, 2010 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Social hour begins at 6 pm  6:00-7 pm w/pizza and drinks
Members $10.00
Students w/id $15.00
Non-members: $30.00

Blue Sky Rental Studios
2325 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Consider this. Ten years ago, car ads, product brochures, architectural images, and fashion spreads would all have been shot using a physical camera. Today, however, creatives are increasingly relying on Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) as a way to cut costs and increase artistic flexibility.
In fact, these days it's hard to find an image that hasn't in some way been touched by a computer. But, as it turns out, CGI isn't the death knell to business that many photographers might initially make it out to be. In fact, not only does CGI offer new and exciting opportunities for photographers, CGI simply couldn't exist without tradi…