Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

2015 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Laurie Close

Laurie Close’s work investigates notions of depth and space on the painted surface. There is a dependency on opposing positions finding the right balance, a struggle between order and chaos. Hard edges and flat space is met with atmospheric illusion. By challenging the visual structure tension is created. Uncertainty is…

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Mikey Kelly

Mikey Kelly received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. He lived in New York for six years where he worked as a fabricator for various artists and created retail displays for Urban Outfitters, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman and interiors for The Ace and Standard…

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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Sean Kim

Sean Kim’s paintings are a record of impulses that reflect the continually evolving moment.  Each canvas displays an act of faith and committment to particular feelings as they arise, either through images, memories, or gestures, and that are slowly built up in layers over a period of time.  Like diary…

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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. The San Francisco Bay is her home port; she observes and sketches the bay’s daily ship traffic, infrastructure, celestial patterns and aquatic residents. She distills her experiences into paintings and objects…

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Open Studios Artist: Sarah Granett

Guest Artists Sarah Granett makes hands-on, tactile paintings which explore material build up, layering, emergent forms and color as lyric.

See more of Sarah’s beautiful work on her website,, and in-person during East Bay Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th and 7th and 13th and 14th. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Open Studios 2015 Artist: Mary Burger

Mary Burger is a poet and environmental designer as well as a visual artist. Drawing on these practices, she is interested in perceptions of space, light, and time in the natural environment, and relationships between natural and cultural adaptations. In her Optical Occlusions series, Mary starts with the simple concept of the horizon,…

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Aliza Cohen

Aliza Cohen grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in Painting from Boston University where she studied with English painter John Walker. A relentless observer, she is captivated by contrast, whether visual, philosophical or conceptual. Her work includes…

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New Class: Watercolor Botanical Painting with Kim Bennett

Watercolor Botanical Painting
Instructor: Kim Bennett
10 classes
January 19th-March 23rd
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost $400

To Register: Email Kim at

Learn to love plants and painting more in this botanical watercolor workshop. Beginners and advanced painters are welcome. We will work together towards a more precise appreciation of both the plant and paint. We…

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January 7, 2015  |  NFS Classroom  |  ,  |  No Comments

Winter Open Studios: Janet Bartlett Goodman

Using graceful lines and translucent color, Janet Bartlett Goodman’s encaustic landscapes convey the feeling of quiet solitude and tranquility. Her mixed media encaustic works are about moments in time. She is intrigued with the history of a place and the idea that its history has a felt presence. Each piece preserves a single moment but…

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December 6, 2014  |  Winter Open Studios  |   |  No Comments

Winter Open Studios: Kanna Aoki

Kanna Aoki’s work is inspired by a passion for light, color, geometry and space, and by the physicality of paint. She celebrates contemplative moments in time, embracing both the immensity of our surroundings and the smallness of the individual immersed within it, exploring feelings of solitude, nostalgia, humor and grace,…

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December 5, 2014  |  ,  |  No Comments