Opening Reception at Graton Gallery

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Saturday, I was at the opening reception at the Graton Gallery where my painting is currently on exhibit. It's a very nice space managed by seven regular artists and the first time I've exhibited there. There's a wonderful community of artists and I met some very nice people. If you have a chance you should try to catch this show as there is such a variety of work from painting to pottery to sculpture and printmaking. It's a beautiful drive through some scenic rural landscape as well. Just gorgeous! It's a pleasure to work with them and have my work exhibited in this space. 

Altered Book Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art

This past weekend, I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, part of the Novato Arts Center, where they were having the Altered Book exhibit/fundraiser as well as Open Studios. The Altered Book exhibit is a silent auction in which 100 Bay Area Artists use discarded books to create "book art objects". The results are creative, varied, whimsical, thought provoking and original. The show closes on May 24 with a live auction so there is still time to see these fabulous works of art. 

It was a special treat that it just so happened that it was an Open Studio day (first Sunday of every month). There are over 40 artist studios in 3 buildings at the Novato Arts Center who work in a variety of media, from oil paint and watercolor to ceramics and metal. It was wonderful to take a peek and see what the artists are working on and everyone seemed very friendly and eager to talk about their work.