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.