Monday, September 28, 2009

Studio Show Update

One of our studio mates recently moved to Switzerland so we sent her a brief update on the show... thought we'd share with you, too!

Well, the artists all pulled together and made a real production of it - great presentation. The Shriners Trolley shuttled people from downtown Redwood City to the warehouse every half hour. Charles and Joyce's husband, Jim, tended bar in Joyce's old studio. She recently moved into Stephen's space, and a semi-retired doctor, Jeff Brown, took over hers. (He was out of town and let us use his studio for the bar). All in all, we had a lot of traffic and it was great fun meeting new people and "talking shop". It went so well, we're going to do this every year!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Linden Street Warehouse Artists Show

Twelve visual artists who share a fabulous warehouse space are opening their doors to the public for a two-day art show. Join us for a reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-9pm and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11am - 4pm.

The festive Shriner's Trolley will transport visitors to and from the studio and the downtown Redwood City Art Walk on Saturday night.

Participating artists: Maryalice Bowie, Kalani Engles, Lisa Kindley, Marianne Lettieri, Kent Manske, Barbara Mortkowitz, Bonny Novesky, Joyce Savre, Lia Schnipper, Sean McGinn Smith, Jamie Watson, and Nanette Wylde.

Kalani Engles has been a professional artist for 30 years. She is represented by galleries in California and New York, and her work is owned by museums, corporations and collectors nationwide. She will display a range of work in both abstract and representational styles.

Joyce Savre incorporates a love of language and the written word in her mixed media collage pieces. Some of her most recent work from the "Handwritten: Circles" series will be presented.

Bonny Novesky creates large collages with intricately complex layers of rich, painted glazes in earth and mineral colors. She also designs jewelry using the gemstones and antique centerpieces she collects from around the world, such as fossilized mammoth tusk, carved jade, and Tibetan bells.

Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde of PreNeo Press will be showing works on paper, artists' books and Meaning Makers, a collaborative project that plays with aspects of contemporary cultural production.

Marianne Lettieri builds narrative constructions out of found objects and the castoff detritus of our consumer society. Her studio, which houses a bizarre and whimsical collection of vintage artifacts and materials, will be open to the public.

Sean McGinn Smith designs and fabricates custom metal furniture and creates sculptures influenced by his studies of pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. He is interested in the concept of the magical world just beyond the edge of consciousness.

Others artists who will have work on display at the warehouse include book artist Barbara Mortkowitz, printmaker Maryalice Bowie, decorative artist and muralist Lisa Kindley, collage artist Lia Schnipper, and Jamie Watson, the artist behind CocoBohemia, an Internet-based surfing and lifestyle shop.

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275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California. Across from the Target Shopping Center on El Camino Real.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Kalani Engles Honored at SBAWCA

Kalani Engles was honored as a Charter Member of the South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art at the opening reception for SBAWCA's 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Art Object Gallery in San Jose on August 29th.

Two of Kalani's paintings - Chora and Sunflowers - are featured in the exhibition which continues through September 19th.



Saturday, July 4, 2009

Jamie Watson curated the Mattson Family Art Benefit

Jamie Watson curated the Mattson Family Art Benefit in Pacific Beach, California. Held one evening on June 26th at the Surfindian, over 50 artists contributed work to help a wonderful family in need. The evening was very successful, with over 600 people attending and live music from Ray Barbee meets The Mattson 2.

For more information on the artists that participated, visit Jamie's blog.

Please enjoy the above video from My Local Lineup filmed during the event, which includes music, art and an interview with Jamie.

Marianne Lettieri has show at Little House

Youth Dew: Innocent.

Marianne Lettieri currently has a show at Little House in the Nealon Park area of Menlo Park. The show runs June 17 through July 25.

Little House
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, California
(650) 326 0665

For more information on Marianne's upcoming shows, please visit her website.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jamie Watson in Extended Family Show at Corduroy

Jamie Watson has a new show at the Corduroy Surf Boutique & Gallery in beautiful Portland, Maine.

She is in fine company. Showing with her are Liz Cockrum, Luke Taaffe and Keiron Lewis.

The opening reception is July 3rd and the show goes through August 19th.

Corduroy Surf Boutique & Gallery is located at 59 Market Street. For more information on the show, please visit their blog.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Marianne Lettieri & Barbara Mortkowitz in show together

Marianne Lettieri
& Barbara Mortkowitz will exhibit their work in Bibliophoria at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

The show runs June 18 - July 26, 2009. Juried by Donna Seager, owner of the Donna Seager Gallery, the show features all kinds of artist books created in both traditional and non-traditional forms.

Gallery Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
Sat. & Sun. 1 - 4pm

6780 Depot Street
Sebastopol, CA
For more information visit

Barbara Mortkowitz to exhibit work in Polyglot show

Polyglot: A book that contains the same text in more than one language.

Gualala Arts will present an exhibit titled "Polyglot: Expressive Media in Book Arts" from the opening June 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. through July 5 in the Jacob Foyer. This invitation-only exhibition of more than 50 books will feature contemporary works by artists using multiple media such as glass, fabrics, metals, wood and clay.

Artists' books are works of art realized in the form of a book. The book arts have a long history - from the first cave drawings, scrolls, illuminated manuscripts and letterpress printing, to more recent forms of visual expression and communication made possible by digital technology. Drawing on past traditions, but free to envision the future, the contemporary book artist uses a wide range of materials and techniques to express their concerns as artists and inhabitants of the 21st century.

Reception Saturday, June 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Gualala Arts Center. 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA. Open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m. (707) 884-1138

Monday, June 8, 2009

Marianne Lettieri art works in A Passion For Trees

Marianne Lettieri has two art works in "A Passion for Trees: Women Coast to Coast" at the Galeria Tonantzin in San Juan Bautista from June 5 through July 26.

This annual juried show includes art by women from across the U.S. The juror this year was Deborah Silguero, Curator National Steinbeck Center.

There are two receptions: Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, July 11 - from 5pm - 7pm.

(You may click on the image to make it larger).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kalani Engles paintings at AAF

Kalani Engles had two paintings from her Perfume River series exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair New York City May 7-10, 2009. AAF NYC is a place for new and established collectors to discover and buy paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, photography and limited edition prints from distinguished galleries, all priced from $100 - $10,000.

This year the Fair hosted more than 60 galleries from the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and South America, including George Billis Gallery who represents Kalani in New York and Los Angeles. AAF debuted at its new location, 7 West 34th Street.

Perfume River 8, oil on canvas, 51 x 62", 2008

Monday, March 9, 2009

Marianne Lettieri exhibit

Homage to Hannalore Baron


Marianne Lettieri has two mixed media pieces in "Under the Influence: works by contemporary collage and assemblage artists and homage to those 20th century artists who inspire them," an exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas, March 14-April 25, 2009.

A 96-page catalog of the show is available here. The catalog was written by Cecil Touchon, director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, who curated the exhibition. Marianne created a tribute to Hannalore Baron who has influenced her artistic development, and a second work more typical of her own style.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Barbara Mortkowitz curating art exhibit at BJE Jewish Community Library

BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, 415-567-3327 ext 703. All programs are free and open to the public; free parking available at the entrance on Pierce Street near Eddy. Visit to access the complete calendar of events, resources for book clubs, and latest acquisitions.

Art Exhibit
Marking Time: Omer Calendars by Community Artists
Exhibit: March 1 - July 26, 2009
Artists' Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2 - 4 P.M.
Barbara Mortkowitz, Curator

Omer counters, or calendars, have been part of the tradition of hiddur mitzvah, or beautification of the commandment, for centuries. Modern examples demonstrate how a wide variety of contemporary materials and techniques can be used to create pieces which reflect both ancient and new ideas about time and spiritual values.

The Omer is the measure of grain which the Children of Israel were commanded to bring to the Temple from the second day of Passover until Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, a period lasting 49 days. The counting of these days is an important part of the commandment. Over time, tradition began to link this period with the transition from slavery to freedom, and it was considered a time of preparation for the receiving of the Torah as celebrated on Shavuot. Contemporary artists have incorporated all these ideas into their own personal expressions of the significance of counting the Omer.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mary Alice Bowie - LSW's newest artist

Mary Alice Bowie is the newest artist at Linden Street Warehouse. Formerly working in glass, she is now printmaking, working primarily in monotypes. Her work is gorgeous, abstract and full of vibrant color.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Joyce Savre showing at Triton Museum

Joyce Savre has a watercolor that is at the current Triton Exhibit:

Statewide Watercolor Competition & Exhibition
Juror: Scott Shields, Phd Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum

December 6-February 22, 2009

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Joyce Savre showing at Gallery 9

Rhythm of the Fields--30"x 22"

Painted Poems: Collage and Pastels by Joyce Savre
February 1-28th

Gallery 9
143 Main Street
Los Altos, CA

Reception: Friday, February 6, 5-8 pm

Barbara Mortkowitz & Ido Agassi

Ido Agassi at work

Barbara Mortkowitz is currently involved with organizing events for Ido Agassi. Ido is a master bookbinder, printer and publisher who has returned bookmaking to a genuine craft and fine art form. Ido Agassi's handcrafted, limited and numbered editions transform classic and Hebrew literature into works of art. With use of distinctive typography, calligraphy, original prints, aquatints, and etchings, Ido Agassi employs a host of techniques to illuminate the texts on highest qualities of papers.

The pages are sewn by hand and encased in a variety of whimsical bindings, boxes, and slipcases to literally create worlds in miniature. For example, the story of David versus Goliath is bound by a leather slingshot (stone included) and the poem "Mein Blaus Klavier" ("My Blue Piano") written by Else Lasker-Schuler, is imprinted on the paper keys of a book-sized cloth grand piano.

My Blue Piano

David & Goliath

From their letterpress and intaglio publishing house in Ra'anana, Israel, Ido and his father Uzi Agassi meticulously craft their host of fine art books which are currently exhibited in libraries, museums, galleries and private collections around the world. Blending the arts of sculpture, graphic design, and bookbinding, the rare and inspired Agassi masterpieces will fascinate bibliophiles and arts lovers alike. For more information visit Even Hoshen Press.

Ido Agassi & Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel will be presenting their handcrafted fine art books at the CODEX Book Fair, February 9-11 in the ASUC Pauley Ballroom on the U.C. Berkeley Campus.

For details, please visit: