Sunday, December 20, 2009

First Street Holiday Invitational comes down on Dec. 23 -

Visit the website for HSU's First Street Gallery and see all the artists in the 2009 Holiday Invitational. Be sure to scroll down, down, down! Just heard that Peggy Loudon won the Victor Jacoby award for the year. She is showing her interesting new pieces that incorporate a fine filament - looks like embroidery!
I've posted a bunch of photos from the opening on my website - all the beautiful people in their red holiday finery!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wonderful article in the Times Standard, Eureka, Dec. 13 about my Cycling Lucias!

This old photo, with my sister Sanna and me in our fur hats, near our family home in Stockholm, was included in the paper version of the Times Standard article. No snow on the ground even though it is Yule time, but the low winter light and the bare tree branches give it an Bergmanesque mood. All the 2009 Lucia paintings have migrated to the Garden Gate on the Arcata plaza.
Garden Gate‎
905 H Street
Arcata, CA 95521-6221
(707) 822-2156

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cycling Lucias for Garden Gate at Arts Arcata Fri. Dec. 11

I am getting them framed. They are small and quirky and I think they are cool. What do you think?
Here's a couple of cropped up parts!

Friday, December 4, 2009

You are invited to the Holiday Invitational at the First Street Gallery on Dec. 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

A Holiday Invitational Exhibition
at HSU First Street Gallery

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present "A Holiday Invitational Exhibition", which opened on December 1st and will continue through December 23rd. Featured in the show will be artwork by fifteen artists from California's North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums. The show is a fundraiser for the gallery, with a broad selection of affordable, high quality art pieces suitable for gift making during the Holiday Season.

The participating artists will display photographs, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, and paintings. “We're very excited to bring together these artists, many of them HSU alumni, during this holiday season," says First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. "This exhibition reminds those of us who live here, how fortunate we are to live in a community that is also the home of so many wonderful visual artists."

Of special note, the exhibition will introduce the ceramic work of David Zdrazil who will be exhibiting his work in Humboldt County for the first time. Zdrazil recently moved to California’s North Coast and teaches at College of the Redwoods.

A Holiday Invitational Exhibition is produced by Humboldt State students. Students enrolled in the Art Museum and Gallery Practices Program participate in the daily management and planning of shows at the gallery. The gallery provides real-life opportunities for the students to develop their gallery and museum skills, which in turn provides them with experience that will help them to enter the job market. Many students who have participated in the program have gone on to careers in museums and galleries throughout the nation.

Exhibition Schedule

The exhibition will run from December 1st through December 23rd. There will be an opening reception for the Invitational artists that will coincide with Arts Alive on Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm. First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12-5pm and is located at 422 First Street, Old Town, Eureka, CA. For more information call (707) 826-3424 or to see example of these artists’ works, visit the gallery's web site at

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Los Bagels in Eureka - isn't this vibrant!

Artists' Challange at the Ink People on Sat. Dec. 5. Show your support for the art-kids.

Click on the " Artists' Challenge" poster and you will be able to read the text. I just dropped off my FIFTEEN monotype and transfer drawing Lucia paintings. That an intense amount of art making! If you would like to participate, but can't be there, send me an email.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ink People's Artists' Challenge: 15 works in 30 days. 1. Lucia looking at Moon

Come to the Ink People and get original art for fantastically low prices. Arts! Alive, Dec. 5, starting at 5 p.m. I know that Patricia Sennott will have great pieces. I'll post more about this as I get more information myself.

Read more about it in the Ink People site

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Surfing at College Cove, Humboldt County

A new monotype featuring Matt getting ready to plunge into the freezing waters at College Cove. I was there all bundled in down parka.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Featuring the color PINK

If you have a pink mid century commode, you must also have a kindle!
Bathroom remodel done! PINK still there. Inside of wall cabinets painted just like in old Scandinavia.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rising Moon over Mad River Beach, monotype by Schencke

A birthday celebration erupted among the monotyping collective at the Ink people - Perta's and Iris' birthdays falling within the same week - with cheeses brought by Susan from famous cheesemaker sister Nancy in Petaluma, champagne, butterfly napkins and a card made from a bold monotype by Arlene, a cake infused with taste and health (zuks, 70% proof chocolate nibs) made by Kathrin. It was a wonderful party! I still get to light the candle and taste the plum jam Perta gave me.

In a champagne induce haze I made this moonrise monotype in memory of this birthday - Kathrin said that one needs to celebrate longer as one gets older.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sanna kom med pa min födelsedags strandpromenad!

Man kan skymta oss, skuggan, fotspåret och jycken du tog med. Vi är på Mad River stranded och solen går snar ner. Sen stiger den stora ljusa månen upp och vi kramar om varandra.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A poster featuring Blanche's, a SF landmark, now gone I think.

Getting this poster framed for our bathroom - it will look good with the mid last century pink bathtub and commode.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New monotype: Hovering Mourning Cloak

-being created on the glass plate - and reversed after trundled through the large press at the Ink People's printing lab.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunset Lucia, transfer drawing by Schencke

Paul Klee, transfer drawing at MOMA

Scherzo with Thirteen (Das Scherzo mit der Dreizehn)

Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879-1940)

1922. Ink transfer drawing with watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper on cardstock, 11 x 14 1/8" (27.9 x 35.9 cm). Purchase. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Blissed out about this new monotype butterfly! Blue Shadow is its name.

Fall photography classes by Lorraine Miller-Wolf, she is a good teacher!


Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Sept. 30 (final class TBA) from 1:30-3:30 at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

$60 for OLLI Members, $75 for non members. Call 826-3743 to register.

PORTRAITURE. Learn how to photograph people with skill and confidence and have fun doing it!

Wednesdays, Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18 and Dec. 2 from 1-3 PM at Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

$60 for OLLI members and $75 for non members. Call 826-3743 to register.

PHOTO 101: BEYOND SNAPSHOTS! Learn the basics of taking a GREAT photograph.

Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Nov. 17 from 6-8:30 PM at HSU Siemens Hall 117

HSU Extended Ed Class: $75. Call 826-3819 to register.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lori Goodman at Piante, Saturday, Sept. 5 Arts! Alive, don't miss it!

Please join me for an opening reception on Saturday, September 5, 6:00 - 9:00 at Piante, 620 Second Street, Eureka during Art's Alive! for the opening of PAPER.

For many years I have made paper and loved doing so. I enjoy the connection to its history, the knowing that for thousands of years something has been made so simply and yet has such an amazing impact on our world. Yet often I deny the medium, focusing only on the "art", the "message". But as I began to make the paper for this exhibit, I became very aware of the process. The meditation, rhythm and the absolute beauty of the paper itself became of primary importance.

Another issue that came to mind as I was slowing down into making the paper was how quiet it can be and how receptive to ones thoughts and dreams. Anything can be imposed onto it be it a picture, a word, a dream or a thought. Much of this paper is white while some of it is painted with encaustic. But all is deliberate paper stacked and presented as such.

The viewer may bring to it what they wish.

On Friday, September 4, there is a special "invite only" beginning at 6:30. Please join the party.

Lori Goodman
handmade paper

Arlene Broyle's monotype "Aproaching Storm" is selected for the juried show and auction at HAC, see below, and so is a monotype by Susan Zink! Bravo!

Arlene dancing with her tomato monotype which is in the intermediate stage of magenta on yellow, blue to come!
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