Saturday, March 31, 2012

ASMP NorCal and Lee Foster present: Entrepreneurial Travel Photo Publishing, April 10th















ASMP NorCal and Lee Foster present:
Entrepreneurial Travel Photo Publishing, April 10th

Lee Foster on “Entrepreneurial Travel Photo Publishing”
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
6:30-8:30 pm
http://asmpnorcal.org/drupal/node/1328
Event starts promptly at 6:30pm
Sorry, No social hour at this new location

Price:
ASMP NorCal members $5.00,
ASMP Members Affiliates, students  $10.00,
Non-members $15.00
Go to www.asmpnorcal.org tp prepay or pay at the door


Location:
UC CAL Berkeley Campus
Room 141 in McCone Hall  
(enter campus at the North Gate, Euclid and Hearst)
Berkeley, CA 94720


 ASMP member Lee Foster will talk about what he calls “Entrepreneurial Travel Photo Publishing.” Lee hopes to provide ASMP members with practical information and inspiration on how their photo marketing can flourish in a more entrepreneurial manner. Preview Lee’s thinking on many subjects near and dear to the hearts of ASMP members in his website articles on Entrepreneurial Travel Publishing and The Ebook Publishing Revolution.

For his ASMP talk, Lee will address several questions, such as:
  • How viable is the travel photo market among book publishers in the mainstream mega-publisher class?
  • How robust is the photo market in the major travel magazines, including their new iPad versions?
  • Is this now the time to publish text/photo books “independently” and bypass the boutique royalty book publishers?
  • How does the ebook revolution make the publishing of photo books independently more plausible? Lee recently published his Travels in an American Imagination book as an ebook with BookBaby.
  • How does Lee “monetize” his travel writing/photo website? What are the paths to revenue for such a website? How can the “functionality” of a website be improved?
  • How did Lee arrange the “licensing” of the 200 worldwide travel subjects on his website to Uniglobe? Are there more such mass “licensing” opportunities out there for photography or writing?
  • If you publish on other website or enter contests, can the “terms and conditions” you check off inhibit your future opportunities to market your content?
  • If your photo copyright is infringed upon, how can you collect money, as Lee has ($10,900 from one client in 2011)?
  • Can you make money in travel photo/text apps? What made Lee’s app San Francisco Travel and Photo Guide a best seller in the Apple iTunes App Store?
  • Can you sell travel photos directly from a site such as Lee’s http://stockphotos.fostertravel.com?
  • How important is agency selling of travel photos in the modern scene? Lee works with Alamy and Lonely Planet Images.
  • Should you begin putting some of your attention into videos, as Lee has in his recent Hokulea video?
Lee Foster is an award-winning travel writer/photographer, winner of eight Lowell Thomas Awards, the highest prize in travel journalism. All of Lee’s contemporary work in travel writing/photography can be seen at his website www.fostertravel.com. 
Lee has published 10 books, 3 apps, and 3 ebooks. His work has appeared in all the leading U.S. travel magazines and newspapers, from Travel + Leisure to the New York Times. His partnership with the main worldwide travel book company, Lonely Planet, has presented his photos in more than 225 of their books. Lee’s first “independent” book was his travel literary book (with photos) titled Travels in an American Imagination, which is now out as a print book and an ebook. 
He sees his future as a mix of independent books and books with traditional publishers, plus work in apps, ebooks, website publishing, website licensing, travel magazines, and stock photo sales directly or through agents.

Time:
NO Social hour due to location restrictions
Event starts promptly at 6:30
6:30-8:30 pm
Location:
UC CAL Berkeley Campus
141 in McCone Hall  
(enter campus at the North Gate, Euclid and Hearst)

McCone Hall is straight ahead on the left, a large, boxy, stucco-colored building not far from the North Gate.
Room 141, which is straight ahead as you come through the main doors on the West side.

You can find schedules and connections for the entire BART system, online at http://www.bart.gov/

You can find schedules and connections for other Bay Area public transit beyond the BART network,
online at http://transit.511.org/

Driving-
Take I-80 or I-580 to Berkeley. 
University Avenue exit. 
Travel east (toward the hills) on University Avenue for about 1.5 miles,until the city gives way to greenery at the edge of the Berkeley campus. Don't enter the campus (where both driving and parking are problematic), 
but instead turn left onto Oxford Street, then right at the second light, onto Hearst. 
Come up to the corner of Euclid and Hearst (2nd light)

Parking options: Street parking is possible but quite congested on Euclid and side streets leading north from the North Gate. Allow plenty of time to find a parking place park and walk back to McCone Hall. Dependable parking for the public is available for a fee after 5 pm in the Lower Hearst Parking Structure, at Scenic and Hearst. Enter at Level II on Scenic, off Hearst. Cost is $3 for three hours. Bring dollars because the automatic payment machine does not take credit cards.


Price:
ASMP NorCal members $5.00,
ASMP Members Affiliates, students  $10.00,
Non-members $15.00
Go to www.asmpnorcal.org tp prepay or pay at the door

Thursday, March 29, 2012

sheRose of our Time: Artist Talk and Honoree Awards

sheRose of our Time: Artist Talk and Honoree Awards
Curated by Eric Murphy 
April 5, 2012  5-8pm
Free 



Where: 
Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th St 
Oakland, Ca. 94612
Gallery: (510) 465-8928
http://www.joycegordongallery.com/



Who: Christine Balza, Ebony Iman Dallas, Elisheva, Shari Arai Deboer, Joan Finton, Penny Harncharnvej, Betty Nobue Kano, Deborah Lozier, L. Frank Manriquez, Kemba Shakur in partnership with installation artist and sculptor Karen Seneferu & the Oakland Museum of California, Judy Stone, Flo Oy Wong, Sandhya Sood w/ the Julia Morgan 2012 



It has become commonplace in the United States for the title of "First Lady" to be bestowed on women, as a term of endearment, who have proven themselves to be of exceptional talent, even if that talent is non-political. “sheRose of our Time” extends the timetable of International Women’s Month to highlight these women artists and participants, which include eight honorees as “First Lady” not only of exceptional talent but also to denote these women as pioneers who have and will inspire innovative thinkers of the next generation. 


This artist talk will catechize the inception of 14 women artists and their techniques in printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, mix media installation and enameling processes. In keeping with the tradition of Michelle Obama as a presenter of artist awards, both partners of the Joyce Gordon Gallery, Joyce Gordon and Eric Murphy, will honor eight women pioneers as “First Lady” for making a difference in the arts through history, culture, craft, design, and urban development.  


These Honorees include:
Betty Nobue Kano, painter, curator, lecturer, and co-founder of the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), a nonprofit organization promoting the visibility of Asian American women artists and to serve as a vehicle for personal expression with a view of Asian American cultures and history from women’s perspective. We are honoring Betty Nobue Kano with a Joyce award as First Lady of Culture.


Flo Oy Wong, a Sunnyvale, California-based mixed media installation artist, is a visual storyteller and co-founder of the Northern California-based Asian American Women Artists Association, giving Asian American women artists access to major museums, galleries, collections and publications and furthers the goal of establishing the place of Asian American women in American art history. We are honoring Flo Oy Wong with a Joyce award as First Lady of Culture.


Christine Balza, a self taught artist, painter, sculpture finding her inspiration with the ancient Filipino script, Baybayin; a lost writing system from the indigenous people of the Philippines. Christine has taught Baybayin in workshops at Immaculate Conception, Sonoma and San Francisco State University and the Asian Art Museum. We are honoring Christine Balza with a Joyce award as first Lady of Culture.


L. Frank (nom d'arte of L. Frank Manriquez) is a Tongva- Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist who work is presented by BorderZone Arts in SF.  L. Frank serves on the board of The Cultural Conservancy and is a co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, a non-profit entity founded in 1992 whose goal is to assist California Indian communities and individuals in keeping their language alive and provide development of new speakers. We are honoring L. Frank with a Joyce award as First Lady of Culture.


Ebony Iman Dallas is an artist, designer and co-founder of Afrikanation Artists Organization, a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in Hargeysa, Somaliland/Somalia in March 2010. Currently an MFA Design candidate at California College of the Arts, her primary focus is on Interactive Design. Her thesis topic is about connecting artists of African descent internationally, in an effort to promote unity, understanding, collaboration and activism towards health, economic and socially related challenges among them. We are honoring Ebony Iman Dallas with a Joyce award as First Lady of International Culture


Kemba Shakur is the founder and director of Urban Releaf, a nonprofit responsible for the planting of an estimated 14,000 trees in low-income East Bay communities. The 2009 Alameda County Women’s Hall of fame Inductee is fondly referred to as the “tree lady” and by the Oakland Museum of California as a modern day John Muir. She founded the Urban Releaf in 1999, guiding it to success by abiding two key principles – creating a more beautiful community where residents take pride in where they live and offering opportunities for at-risk youth and unemployed adults to gain marketable skills. We are honoring Kemba Shakur with a Joyce award as First Lady of Urban Forestry and Environmental Development. 


Judy Stone is one of a small group of people worldwide who call themselves enamelists. Enameling, is a centuries-old process of fusing glass to metal with high heat and a complex medium that requires that the enamelist understand the intricate dance of metal, glass and heat and use of color used three-dimensionally. Stone is also co-founder of the Women’s Building Celebration of Craftswomen, which began in 1979, as a small crafts show featuring 22 craftswomen in SF and is now hosted annually at Fort Mason Center. The Craftswomen’s Fair has grown into one of San Francisco’s top holiday attractions, yet remained true to its grassroots mission: promoting hand-crafted art by women artists. We are honoring Judy Stone with a Joyce award as First Lady of Enamel, Craft and Design.


Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957) was an architect, born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Ca. A graduate of Oakland High School in 1890, Julia was small in stature (barely 5ft tall), but she left large footprints on the field of architecture and also opened doors to opportunities for many women. Miss Morgan was a woman of many firsts: one of the first women to graduate with a degree in civil engineering from the University of California in Berkeley; the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture from the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first female licensed architect in the State of California. As an artist, Julia hand drafted many of her designs using pencil and pastels from her little color pastel box.  In a field dominated by men, Morgan succeeded in becoming the one of the most prolific architects in American history. 


Sandhya Sood is a licensed architect, exhibited artist, certified green building professional (CGBP) and founder and principal of Accent Architecture + Design, an architecture, design and urbanism practice. Sood is a member of the Landmarks California Committee, a collaboration working to raise awareness and appreciation for California’s cultural and historic resources, thereby helping to preserve California's rich landscape of natural, cultural and architectural treasures.  JM 2012, the first project of Landmarks California will celebrate the work and life of Julia Morgan.  In honor of Julia Morgan, we present Sandhya Sood with a Joyce award as first Lady of History, Design and Innovation for the Arts.


Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seeks to make such work accessible to a broad audience. 

The Ray Charles Project at The Last Day Saloon and Yoshi's SF


















The Ray Charles Project 
Featuring vocalists Tony Lindsay, Kenny Washington, Glenn Walters
(with members of Santana, Etta James, Tower Of Power)
Also Lost Dog Found
Ray Charles covers ~ The Ray Charles Project, a musical trip through the hits.• swing
8:00 PM door • 8:30 PM show
Cost-$15 advance / $18 day of show • 21+
The Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St. 
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
http://www.lastdaysaloon.com/
Hotline: 707.545.2343
Office: 707.545.5876 
================
Wednesday April 4th 2012 8pm
The Ray Charles Project featuring Tony Lindsay, David K. Mathews, Chris Cain & Glenn Walters
Ray Charles covers ~ The Ray Charles Project, a musical trip through the hits
Cost-$16
Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco
================
Tony Lindsay 
http://www.tonylindsay.com/

David K. Mathews  
http://www.myspace.com/davidkmathews
http://www.bay-area-bands.com/bab00083.htm

Chris Cain
http://www.chriscain.cc/

Glenn Walters
http://www.glennwalters.com/



Comments from the musicians about their experience with The Ray Charles Project and about Ray too!

  • Our gig at Yoshi's Oakland was so well received,we've decided to do another one! Come see three great singers each give their respective take on songs from the vast Ray Charles songbook! Featuring my fellow Santana bandmate Tony Lindsay on vocals..Also, former singer of the legendary Hoodoo Rhythm Devils Glenn Walters and beloved South Bay guitarist/vocalist Chris Cain. Chris will also be playing some excellent Ray Charles piano stylings as well  and maybe even some saxophone! There'll be some special guests too!
  • We had BIG fun the last show.....Come on and hang with us again!

  • **"In my 20 years with Etta James we played numerous shows with Ray Charles,so I got to see "The Genius" at close quarters.Ray's place as a musical innovator and cross cultural unifier in American music is legendary..From Blues to Gospel,to Jazz, to Country and Western,Ray put his unique stamp on a lot of what is great in American Music.Now I get a chance to pay tribute to Ray with some of my favorite Bay area musicians! All of these guys have close ties to Ray's music,and while our shows have been impromptu affairs,the level of musicianship and fun has been high! Three great singers,and my favorite rhythm section makes this a very cool hang."  Dave K. Mathews

  • ** "Let's get this party started.  I love being one of the performers in The Ray Charles Project. Not only is Ray one of the leading Forces of Black Music, his contribution to American Music is tremendous. The joy on our fans faces when they come out to see the show lets us know that we are doing the right thing." Tony Lindsay

  • **"I'd like to add Ray Charles was a musical genius and through both voice and piano created some of the most heart felt music in the world." Deszon X. Claiborne
             **"Of all the male singers I've ever heard in my 50+ years in the music biz, Ray Charles is the only one who could   
             give me goose bumps. I can't compare myself to "The Genius" but, one thing I think I have in common with him is a 

             love and respect for all musical genres and a refusal to be pigeonholed. If I learned anything from Ray, it's that 
             pretty much any song can be mined for musical gold if you put your soul into it. My usual repertoire contains so 
             many of Ray's songs that doing this show with the great line-up we have is like putting on a comfortable old pair of 
             shoes." Glenn Walters


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tony Lindsay Grammy Winner To Sing National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Home Opener April 13, 2012

On April 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Tony Lindsay will be performing the national anthem at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California on Opening Day for the San Francisco Giants. Lindsay stated recently "It is an honor to sing the national anthem at this exciting event." 

Tony Lindsay is the lead vocalist for Santana and has been awarded 11 Grammys. Tony has gone on many world tours with Santana and recorded on seven CDs with their group: Milagro (1992), Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), Ceremony (2003), Food for Thought (2004), Ultimate Santana (2007) and Multi-Dimensional Warrior (2008).  Their current tour involves Santana's First Rock Residency: an exclusive two-year deal for 36 shows at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's concert hall "The Joint," which began in 2009.  When not on tour with Santana, Lindsay performs at various local venues and festivals. Also, in between tours he works on recording his Solo CDs. 

Tony Lindsay has quite an impressive curriculum vitae as a songwriter: "Don't Be Late For Love" (The Whispers), "Look What We'd Have If You Were Mine" (Tevin Campbell), "Can't Get Over Your Love" (Howard Hewitt), "Just Because" (Nikita Germain) and various tracks for Johnny Gill, Howard Hewitt, Mica Paris, Shanice, Diatra Hicks, Jay Spencer and Diana Ross. 





As background vocalist, Tony has done: "Everyday People" (Aretha Franklin), "Emotionally Yours" (O'Jays), "Glad To Be Alive" (Teddy Pendegrass), "Heaven and Earth" (Al Jarreau), "Passion," "Tango In Paris" (Regina Bell), "It's Supposed To Be Fun" (Lou Rawls), "People Make The World Go Round" (Marc Dorsey from the Spike Lee movie soundtrack Crooklyn), "Many Rivers To Cross" (Oletta Adams from the movie soundtrack Jason's Lyric), "Voyages" (Elliot Lewis), "Junction Seven" (Steve Winwood), "New World Order" (Curtis Mayfield), VH1 1997 Video Honors Award (Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, The Williams Brothers and George Michael) and Patti Austin and James Ingram under the direction of Quincy Jones and an 18-piece orchestra, along with Jerry Hey for Dick Clark Productions and the Lexus Corporation.



He also is a jingle writer for: various Taco Bell commercials, Gain, Northern California Chevrolet Dealers, Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, El Pollo Loco, Hot Wheels, Long John Silvers, Pine-Sol, Jelly Belly, Wendy's, Mazda (national) Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Old Milwaukee Beer (national), Armor All, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, Matchbox and St Joseph Aspirin.

As a solo recording artist Tony's work includes: Different Moods (1995), The Message is Love (1997) and his self-titled Tony Lindsay (2005). 



In 1980, Lindsay arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area from Kingston, New York. Today he continues to perform with Santana and also with the Ray Charles Project and the first band he formed Spangalang, who have opened for Curtis Mayfield, Tower of Power, Gerald Albright, Jr. Walker and the Average White Band.  He is one of four singers who travels with "Dancing with the Stars," the road tour version of the popular TV Dance show. 


Details-
April 13, 2012
1pm National Anthem performed by Tony Lindsay
San Francisco Giants Home Opener
SF Giants vs Pirates
Game 1:35pm

Tickets/Schedule-
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=sf#y=2012&m=4&calendar=DEFAULT

Location-
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, 
San Francisco, CA 94107 



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Graphic Arts Workshop – SOMA & Dogpatch Open Studios Spring 2012


Graphic Arts Workshop–SOMA & Dogpatch Open Studios Spring 2012 
Saturday, March 31st & Sunday, April 1st – noon to 5pm Free

Join us for an exhibition and sale of inspiring art at the Graphic Arts
Workshop (GAW), a fine arts printmaking cooperative in the sunny, warm and charming Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.




Graphic Arts Workshop Open Studios
2565 3rd Street (near 22nd St.)  # 305
San Francisco, CA 94107
(Take the MUNI T-Third Line or #22 #48 Buses)


Member artists of the Graphic Arts Workshop will be displaying their diverse talents in printmaking at the SOMA & Dogpatch Spring Open Studios, supported by ArtSpan and presented by SOMAC (South of Market Artists Coalition) and Dogpatch Artists.  With lots of prints in an array of mediums are displayed, enjoy the unique opportunity to meet the artists,
discuss their work and learn about their personal approach to printmaking.  You will also be able to see printmakers creating and to experience live demos in the working studio.  You are sure to find something inspiring and beautiful to your aesthetic. Open Studios is the perfect opportunity to start or enhance your collection with inspiring and one-of-a-kind works of art.

For more information, please visit:
Graphic Arts Workshop website
www.graphicartsworkshop.org

Dogpatch Artists website
www.dogpatchart.wordpress.com














ArtSpan Art Ltd. Spring Open Studios:
www.artspan.org/sites/default/files/ArtSpan_SpringOpenStudios_ArtLtd.pdf

About Graphic Arts Workshop
Graphic Arts Workshop, founded in 1952 as an idealist, political, artist’s refuge, is a fine arts printmaking cooperative that has been providing Bay Area artists with affordable access to printmaking facilities for over fifty years.


Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser 
Sat March 24 6-9pm
Musical Entertainment and Dinner Service provided by The Ringmasters Handbell Group
Cake Auction

Menu:
Crab or BBQ Ribs
Antipasti, Pasta alla GGBC
Garlic Bread and Salad Bar
No host bar

Prices:
Adults: $40
Youth, 24 and younger who wish to eat crab: $20
Children: 12 and under $12 for hot dog meal
http://www.ggbc.org/

Location:
St. Edward Catholic Church  
Parish Hall
5788 Thornton Ave
Newark, CA 94560 


Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers makes a tremendous impact in the education of boys and young men.  With music as their vehicle, choristers learn to set priorities, make responsible decisions, relate to their peers, present themselves with grace and dignity, and gain self-esteem.  Successful members graduate with music skills, but more importantly, with a deeper understanding of themselves and their ability to be leaders in their community.

Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers is a music school committed to the tradition of boy choir training.  We offer extensive instruction in musical skills and choral performance for boys and young men in the San Francisco bay area. The choir school develops vocal skills, knowledge of music theory, and repertoire which is proudly showcased in local, national, and international venues. Our music camp, held in Lafayette, is includes more the usual summer activities--music education plus arts and crafts, sports and more.

If you have a boy age 6 to 13 who loves to sing...The Golden Gate Boys Choir is currently holding auditions. No experience is necessary --- just a love of singing and a heart for music! To request an audition, please contact: Director Steven Meyer at (510) 887-4311

Friday, March 16, 2012

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists
Show dates: April 13 - May 25, 2012
Opening reception 2nd Friday, April 13, 6 - 9 pm
Closing party/reception: May 25, 6 - 9 pm
Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 - 6 pm and by appointment
This event is free and open to the public.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first live-work building for artists in Oakland’s Jingletown Community.  10 Connect, an exhibition at Gray Loft Gallery, shows the remarkable work of ten artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community.  The artists featured in 10 Connect – all women – have all been or currently are residents of the original building.  


In addition to carving physical spaces in which to work, artist communities forge relationships that encourage the commitment needed to make art.  The artists showcased in 10 Connect bring to the exhibition three decades of this type of shared support, while maintaining a diversity of style, medium and philosophy.  The group participates in informal critiques and discussions that afford the opportunity for each artist to not only develop her unique visual language, but also allay feelings of isolation correlated (by virtue of the solitude necessary to work) with being an artist.  10 Connect will therefore examine how enduring friendships shape creative practice and determine both the physical and abstract places where artwork finds home.  Further, 10 Connect investigates an ongoing, intellectual sense of place and explores how these friendships inform the work of these women artists. 

The Ray Charles Project at The Last Day Saloon

Friday March 30th 2012 
The Last Day Saloon 
The Ray Charles Project 
Featuring vocalists Tony Lindsay, Kenny Washington, Glenn Walters
(with members of Santana, Etta James, Tower Of Power)
Also Lost Dog Found
Ray Charles covers • swing
8:00 PM door • 8:30 PM show
Cost is $15 advance / $18 day of show • 21+
The Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St. 
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Hotline: 707.545.2343
Office: 707.545.5876 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists
Show dates: April 13 - May 25, 2012
Opening reception 2nd Friday, April 13, 2012 6 - 9pm
Closing party/reception: May 25, 2012  6 - 9pm
Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 - 6 pm and by appointment
This event is free and open to the public.

The Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor 
Oakland, California 94601
Gallery-Open Saturday afternoons and by appointment
http://grayloftgallery.blogspot.com/

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first live-work building for artists in Oakland’s Jingletown Community.  10 Connect, an exhibition at Gray Loft Gallery, shows the remarkable work of ten artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community.  The artists featured in 10 Connect – all women – have all been or currently are residents of the original building.  

In addition to carving physical spaces in which to work, artist communities forge relationships that encourage the commitment needed to make art.  The artists showcased in 10 Connect bring to the exhibition three decades of this type of shared support, while maintaining a diversity of style, medium and philosophy.  

The group participates in informal critiques and discussions that afford the opportunity for each artist to not only develop her unique visual language, but also allay feelings of isolation correlated (by virtue of the solitude necessary to work) with being an artist.  

10 Connect will therefore examine how enduring friendships shape creative practice and determine both the physical and abstract places where artwork finds home.  Further, 10 Connect investigates an ongoing, intellectual sense of place and explores how these friendships inform the work of these women artists. 

While each artist is accomplished in her own right and works from an individual identity, 10 Connect will speak to the significant role that the renowned Jingletown Community has had on these ten artists living and working in the Bay Area.  


This group show will include work from:
Suzy Barnard, painting
Ruth Boerefijn, mixed media installation
Leslie Frierman Grunditz, painting and mixed media
Lynn McGeever, painting
Susan Moyski, sculpture
Susan Parish, sculpture
Amy Sollins, drawing
Andrea Voinot, painting
Jan Watten, photography
Karyn Yandow, photography

About The Gray Loft Gallery 
The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates the phenomenal achievements of emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area.  The newly-opened Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest warehouses.  

Contact:  
GrayLoftGallery@gmail.com
grayloftgallery.blogspot.com
510.499.3445

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lucky Ladies Launch Party


Lucky Ladies Launch Party 
Saturday April 28, 2012 1-5pm 
Dance Music provided by Ruby Baby Bennett
Light refreshments beer and wine for sale to benefit Rhythmix Cultural Works, and Cole Coffee’s cart will be parked out front!
Also a Benefit Sewing Workshop for www.littledressesforafrica.org
http://www.shopluckyladies.com/

Location-
Rhythmix Cultural Works 
2513 Blanding,
Alameda, CA 94501
www.rhythmix.org

Website for event-
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.267896369946334.58871.148617011874271&type=1#!/events/382294165129307/

Dress in your festive best and toast the Spring Launch of our brand new website, fresh new fashion and houseware lines from our designers, exciting sewing classes and much much more!


We'll provide light refreshments, dance music, a photo booth, fitness demos, a sewing workshop,a fashion show on the main stage featuring vintage inspired attire, a raffle to win awesome Lucky Ladies swag and plenty of opportunities to get to know the Lucky Ladies themselves along with a free sewing workshop to make dresses for the Little Dresses for Africa project. 
.
The Lucky Ladies are 15 self-made creative small business owners from Oakland and Alameda. We do: music, skin care, fashion design, sewing instruction, interior/architectural design, felted artisanal products, yoga, web design, estate liquidation, vintage collectables, nutritional counseling, boot camps, fitness classes and photography.

Jennifer Serr will be leading a free sewing workshop – sewing dresses for the little dresses for Africa project
www.littledressesforafrica.org  We are looking for donations of fabric and gently used pillow cases to make our little dresses.  Trims and thread also appreciated!  The dresses are easy to sew and look darling when they are finished. If you would like to make dresses before hand and just bring them to the event, here is the website with instructions: www.littledressesforafrica.org

"Love Happens" at The Message Church

The Message Church, in San Mateo, is relaunching this weekend, Sunday March 4th, and doing so in a big way. You may have noticed the big billboard on northbound 101 (right before the 3rd st. exit) featuring an original painting by local artist and church member, Lindsey Olivares, and with the big caption, "Love Happens".

Starting March 4th there will be a series of four teachings - one per Sunday - with the same title, encouraging those who attend to love themselves, love their neighbors, and to make a difference in their city by doing volunteer work.

The series will culminate on Sunday, March 25th, when immediately after the service there will be a San Mateo Central Park clean up, sponsored by the church in partnership with Starbucks™ Coffee and Espetus™ Restaurants.

This is the culmination of a journey that started in 2007 when about 10 friends had a dream of establishing a new church for people who don't go to church! Now the growing community has found the perfect place, with plenty of parking, right across from Bridgepointe Shopping Center and Target™.

When:    Sunday
March 4, 2012
10 AM

Where: The Message Church
                1661 Fashion Island Boulevard
San Mateo, CA  94404
(Across from Target™ and Bridgepointe Shopping Center)


Who:        For more information contact
Pastor Beto Carvalho
(650) 339-3614
beto@themessage.cc