Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sargam Griffin Open Studio Starts Oct 12 in Healdsburg CA


Commission Announced: Public Art at New Sutter Health Hospital
by Local Artist Sargam Griffin and Public Invited to Artist's Studio During
ARTrails 2013
The beauty of Sonoma County attracts many visitors from around the world.  
A recent survey conducted by The Arts Council
of Sonoma County found the area also attracts artists - some 27,000 of them.
The arts community consists of musicians, poets and painters to name a few
ways they find to express themselves.

Individuals who embrace arts and culture make Sonoma County an interesting
place to visit and live. Not surprisingly, investing in public art is a priority for
many organizations and businesses in the area.  Sutter Health is one of them.
This year, the path of Sutter Health converged with that of a well-known Sonoma
county resident and artist, Sargam Griffin.  Griffin was given a commission to
create two large works for Sutter’s new medical facility in Santa Rosa.

After years of planning, design and public hearings, construction has begun
on Sutter Medical Center's $284 million dollar state-of-the-art hospital. The new
hospital opens in 2014, next to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
During a recent conversation about her upcoming Open Studio and her commission for
the new Sutter Medical Center, Sargam stated, "I am grateful to 
have been awarded the commission to create two
large abstract paintings that will welcome patients, doctors, nurses and 
the community at large as they enter this healing space. Both paintings
will be large scale.  One painting is my personal interpretation of quality
care as it will evolve into the future. Those of you who know me, know that
my vision will encompass spiritual and emotional well-being, in addition
to physical. The second artwork engages Sutter Health employees who
spend most of their lives not only healing others, but creating bonds,
supporting their families, working within a complex and changing health care
system. They also navigate emotions on a daily basis that most of us may face only
a few times in our lives.  It is fitting then that they should influence this piece.
The experience is both touching and memorable, and one that will be reflected
in the artwork. This Sutter Hospital commission is a privilege for me as a local
artist and I am looking forward to its installation in 2014".

The Arts Council of Sonoma County is inviting the public to Sargam
Griffin’s Dry Creek Studio as part of its ARTrails Open Studios 2013.
The event will take place two weekends in October, the 12th/13th and
19th/20th from 10:00am-4:00pm daily.

All of the artist’s work will be on display at Sargam Griffin's Dry Creek Studio
including the Sutter paintings, about 30 additional paintings and 5 large

Whether you prefer a private showing or would like to stop by during
ARTrails, Sargam would look forward to your visit. Refreshments will be available.

More about ARTrails Open Studios 2013

Sargam Griffin’s Dry Creek Studio
15586 Pozzan Road,
Healdsburg, CA 9544

Event Details-
October 12/13, 19/20, 2013
Meet artist Sargam Griffin
Refreshments available
Dry Creek Studio
15586 Pozzan Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Abstract Paintings, ArtDoors,New Figurative Works and The Boat
Sutter Hospital: see the commissioned paintings in progress

About the artist-
Sargam Griffin, artist, was born in Bückeburg, Germany.
Traveling extensively with her family greatly influenced Sargam’s early
impressions of the world. Those memorable trips included visits to the
North Sea, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Great Pyramids of Giza. In 1977,
she traveled alone to Africa, then spent time living in Italy, Switzerland
and India. These experiences formed indelible images that are an integral
part of her work, from the variations in color, to the depth of the layers and
patina used on the surfaces.

In 1982 Griffin moved to San Francisco where she studied at the Day Studio.
This led to twenty-five years of designing and painting custom finishes for
large commercial projects and private estates in California and Hawaii.
A visit to Rome in 2006 shifted everything after which Sargam began creating large
abstract paintings on canvas and museum quality panels that possess a
quality of dynamic illumination. Her work has garnered national attention and has
been added to international private collections.

Current representations include galleries in New York,
San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin.

Sargam paints from her studio set among vineyards in Northern California.
In addition to working toward the completion of the commission for Sutter
Medical Center, Griffin is preparing to exhibit new figurative works in
San Francisco as well as readying for a stay in South Africa where she
will be creating a commissioned piece for a privately owned villa.

For more information and the complete artist bio, statement and CV,
visit the artist's website. Interview and photo opportunities available.
Integration of Art & Architecture
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