Some of My Paintings and Drawings

One of the things that I'm hoping I can do is to sell my work for a price that I would be willing to pay for. Lately I've been dropping the galleries that I work with and I did have some long-term established relationships, so that I don't have to raise my prices and I can put them all at prices on the Internet  that you are I could afford. Here's a selection of some of the stuff;

MCCLA September Workshops

 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
September Workshops
-Traditional Haitian Dance Performance Workshop
-Las Calaveritas y el Posada, play & performance (bilingual)
-Workshop of Motion Graphics

Date: September 9 - October 21 (Master Class on 10/21)
Days: Monday
Time: 7:30pm -9:00pm
Cost: $110 (7 weeks) / Studio B
Costume: $50 (paid 1st day of class)
Minimum Students: 20 / Level: Mixed
Performance: October 17, 6:30-8:30

This is a two part interactive workshop and performance of Haitian dance, rhythm and culture led by master artists and cultural practitioners from Haiti. The workshop will be accompanied by a performance by the master artists into which students will be integrated, giving them an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned. Each class will be centered on one of three distinct rhythms: "Kongo" dance of love and seduction, "Petwo" dance of fire and revolution, "Rara" dance of happiness and celebration. All classes will be led by a master artist of Haitian descent and will explore the cultural roots of the practice through stories and hands-on experience. The workshop will conclude with students learning choreographies to be performed in the group performance with the master artist on stage.  
Featured Artists: Florencia Pierre, "Fofo," Cultural Director, is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, singer, actress and educator, as well as a Mambo (a priestess in the Vodou religion). 
Djenane St. Juste, Artistic Director Afoutayi Dance Company. A native of Haiti, Djenane is an accomplished choreographer, dancer, actress and vocalist specializing in Haitian traditional dance and folklore. 
Jeff Pierre, Music Director, recently graduated from San Francisco's School of the Arts, where he majored in instrumental music. 

Director: Hector Zavala

Date: September 24 - October 26
Time: Tuesday - Friday @ 4:00-6:00
Saturday 2:00-4:00
Promotional Cost: $450 (must be paid by September 13)
Regular Tuition: $525

Class Schedule: Tues. (Theater/acting); Wed (Theater/Dance)
Thursday (Choreography); Friday (Acting); Sat. (Art/Set design)

'LAS CALAVERITAS Y EL POSADA' - is a high energy theater training that develops well rounded performers and Young adults. This five week production program for aspiring actors, 7 to 14, is taught by working Bay Area artists and it will culminate with a staged production of "Calaveritas y el Posada," a Spanish/English play based on the Día de los Muertos celebration, and the famous etchings by Jose Guadalupe Posada. 

The play is set in a giant "Día de los Muertos" altar. Students will learn the story behind this celebration and the basics on papel picado, papel mache, altar making, masks and paper flower elaboration.
Hector Zavala: Has worked with youth for the last 15 years reaching over 3000 students receiving "Teacher of the Year" award on two occasions. He developed the "Theatre in the Classroom" program for the "Universidad Estatal Pedagogica," mentoring MFA students and professors. As a professional performer, he has toured to many countries and is currently working as production manager for 42nd Street Moon.   
Registration Arrangements: We have a limited number of scholarships to help aid with the cost of tuition, please contact Hector Zavala for more information. (415) 361-1073,

FREE CLASS: September 19
Date: September 26 - October 17
Day: Thursday
Location La Salita
Time: 6:00p - 8:00p
Ages: 15+
Price: $100 (paid in full)
Drop-in: $25

Students will learn how to work with digital Motion Graphics: they will create visual effects using video layers, and make the impossible possible. They'll also learn amazing software for creating great animations, after effects - from beginning to final render in easy steps, 3D environment, lights and cameras, track and stabilizing motion, croma key technics for changing backgrounds and combing elements, and take their creativity to the next level.

Note: You may bring your laptop but it's not necessary. Software is available online.
For more information:  
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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-821-1155 (Main Office)
415-643-2787(Arts Education/Outreach)
415-643-2785 (Box Office)

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Flash Friday Mixer Tonight at City College of SF Fort Mason Campus!

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Join ArtSpan and City College of SF, Fort Mason Campus tonight at our Flash Friday Mixer!

Mix and mingle with artists, students, and faculty while enjoying drinks, snacks, and exhibitions on display. This is a great chance for new students to learn about how ArtSpan can be a resource for emerging artists in San Francisco, and for practicing artists to learn about the classes and programs offered at the CCSF campus at Fort Mason. If you are interested in learning more about how to support CCSF, scroll down and check out the information below!

Reserve your FREE ticket!

Where: Campus Gallery in Building B at Fort Mason Center
When: Tonight! Friday, August 30, 6:00-8:00pm
Directions: Click here
Parking: Street parking is available, or park on campus at Fort Mason, details here.
Questions: Contact Diane Oliver at

Exhibition on display:
Selected works from printmakers at Fort Mason and CCSF students

This event is a potluck, bring a small dish or snack to share, then join us for dinner afterwards at Off the Grid at Fort Mason!

About CCSF at Fort Mason:
As artists and art historians, our mission is to promote creative and critical thought through a wide range of disciplines that range from History of Contemporary Art to Women Through Art History and from Drawing to Metal Arts. Our comprehensive and vigorous art curriculum is offered to the culturally and economically diverse Bay Area community via online, hybrid and in person art classes at the Downtown, Fort Mason and Ocean campuses and at the Legion of Honor. Learn more at the Art Department website.

Ways to Support:

1. Move City College Forward - Sign Our Petition Letter
Please sign our petition letter to Mayor Ed Lee, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris, and CCSF Special Trustee Robert Agrella to keep City College open and move it forward. City College of San Francisco is the only viable option for tens of thousands of residents to access equal educational opportunities, and its survival is among the most pressing civil rights issues facing our community. It is simply too important to San Francisco and the Bay Area to be allowed to close. Sign the petition.

2. Art Classes at CCSF are still available!
Do you like art? Do you want to help preserve affordable, quality art classes here in SF? CCSF has been under attack BUT WE'RE STILL OPEN AND FULLY ACCREDITED. However, enrollment has gone down and many classes are in danger of disappearing. Please enroll in the classes listed below. If you can't, help spread the word. If these classes get cancelled, they might become permanently cut, therefore shrinking the dept. into extinction. More information here.



DNA's Summer Artist Residency Exhibition

AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 1, 2013
Public Reception: Friday, Aug 30th, 7-10pm

Erik den BreejenBillie Holiday (God Bless the Child), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Please join us for the opening reception of the DNA Artists' Residency Exhibition Friday, August 30th, 7:00-10:00pm.  Freight + Volume is pleased to present its second edition of DNA's artist residency program for Summer 2013. Eighteen artists were invited for one- and two-week residencies on the Cape this season, to create new work inspired by their environment or continued from their existing studio practice, either created at DNA or offsite. They are given an apartment in Provincetown nearby the 2,000 square foot studio. Mostly New York-based, many of the artists exhibit regularly at Freight+Volume with curator and gallery owner Nick Lawrence. Established by Nick Lawrence (co-founder and former partner of LFL Gallery in New York and owner of DNA Gallery in Provincetown, MA) in 2005, Freight + Volume was formed by combining the text-based, narrative philosophy and limited edition book focus of its two-year predecessor, Volume, with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter. 

Lance Rautzhan: Ahoy Polloi, 2013, acrylic enamel, ink and paint marker on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Last year's residency participants included: Peter Allen Hoffmann, Kristen Schiele, Black Lake (Susan Jennings + Slink Moss), Daniel Heidkamp, Erik den Breejen, David Baskin, Elizabeth Huey, Aaron Johnson, Rosa Almeida, Russell Tyler, Maria Calandra, Trudy Benson, Nicole Wittenberg, Jessica Wynne, Mi Ju, Ilse Murdock and James Franklin. 

Elizabeth Huey: Midnight Swim, 2013, acrylic and oil on wood, 18 x 24 inches

The 2013 schedule is as follows:

May 23rd - June 16th Danica Phelps
June 18th - 25th Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss)
June 25th - July 2nd Lance Rautzhan
July 2nd - July 16th Rebecca Goyette and Cesare deCredico
July 16th - July 23rd Elizabeth Huey
July 23rd - July 30th David Baskin and Shiva Burgos
July 30th - Aug 13th Erik den Breejen and Maria Calandra
Aug 13th - Aug 27th Genevieve White and Dirk Skreber
Aug 27th - Sept 3rd George Jenne
Sept 3rd - Sept 10th Max Razdow
Sept 10th - Sept 17th Monica Cook
Sept 17th - Oct 1st Cristina deMiguel and Laurina Paperina


For more information about the summer residency, please contact Nick Lawrence @ 212-691-7700 or or visit DNA Gallery.

Copyright © 2013 Freight + Volume, All rights reserved.

artbeat news letter (California Arts Council)

August 29, 2013 artbeat 
California Arts Council
Last chance to contribute to Arts Council Strategic Plan
As promised, we are offering one final opportunity for you to tell us how the California Arts Council can best serve you and all Californians over the next three to five years. If you weren't able to participate in our in-person Listening Tour events or online survey, or just have more to say, join us on Friday, September 6 or Wednesday, September 11 for a webinar-style online forum.
Assistance for artists affected by the Rim Fire
Help us reach craft artists and arts organizations in Tuolumne, Mariposa, and surrounding counties.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is offering emergency relief assistance through grants, loans, and gifts in kind. Please read this important message from CERF+ and share with any professional craft artist seriously affected by the California Rim Fire or other disasters. Our thoughts are with those affected by this devastating wildfire.

More insights from Arts Council Director Craig Watson
It's been a busy summer for the California Arts Council in the news! A new interview with Craig Watson aired last weekend on the Bay Area's CBS KLCC Radio. (This is a different interview than the one shared last week...) Hear Craig discuss the role of the Arts Council in the state, the creative economy, planning for the future, Arts License Plate, CREATE CA, and of course, funding! Click here to listen.

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"Ends and Means", A Mixed Media Art Show

ends & means
 September 6 - October 6, 2013
Opening Reception: September 13, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibiting Artists: Jean Hearst

1652 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Summer Exhibitions Closing Talk and Celebration

Friday, August 30, 6-9 p.m.

Detail, Community Heirloom Project, 2013, Slip cast porcelain with mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Join us as we bid farewell to our Summer exhibitions with a talk and demonstration by Community Heirloom Project artist Shenny Cruces. For her installation at the Palo Alto Art Center, Shenny invited community members to donate objects to cast. She received figurines, dolls, toys, eye glasses, jewelry, and a piggy bank shaped like a pineapple, all rich in narrative history and personal meaning.
“My work is always about collecting,” Shenny says. “This was an opportunity for me to work with the Palo Alto community and for them to share with me the objects they love, they collect, and that are of importance to them. I want to bring the art world closer to the community at large, so for me, the art represents them as well.”
6-7 p.m. Members-only walkthrough and wine reception with artist Shenny Cruces
7 p.m. Artist talk and demonstration (open to the public)
8-9 p.m. Public reception
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