Friday, April 22, 2011

Voila! Violins on Auction

Update on the Painted Violin Project for the Youth Orchestras of Fresno:  The violins are now being shown at various venues in Fresno:

ARTE AMERICAS, 1630 Van Ness, Fresno, from April 12 till May 2
STUDIO 74, 1274 North Van Ness, Fresno, from May 2 till May 21
 FRESNO ARTS COUNCIL, 1245 Van Ness, Fresno, from May 21 till May 27

AND the bidding has begun!    
Strings Abloom  Encaustic on Violin
Kathryn Gordon
(photos courtesy of Youth Orchestras of Fresno)

All the painted violins will be auctioned off at their Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sunday May 29, 7pm, at the William Saroyan Theatre where the three current orchestras will perform the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.  If you'd like to attend, ticket sales begin three weeks prior.

Here's Ellen Lennon  and Nancy Marquez with the violins.
(photos courtesy of Youth Orchestras of Fresno)
Online bids will be accepted until the day before the auction (until midnight on Saturday May 28) and will be used as starting bids in the silent auction on concert day, Sunday May 29.

....see you there! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011


In this instance the" +" is followed by 11 piece solo exhibit and new gallery.  Wanna guess whose?  Well, the gallery isn't mine, but it feels like it this month - eleven pieces!  Intersections - and runs until April 31st. 

Where you ask? Urban Cottage and Revive+Eco-Institute a socially responsible group embracing diversity as an essential component in the way they do business. Janett and Criss offer a creative and environmentally friendly selection of furniture and socially conscious gifts.  Oh, and a space for creating your own recycled art....all over a splendid cup of eco-joe coffee.

See some what's hanging out:
Callanish, encaustic on panel, 20"x18"

Rocamadour 2, encaustic mixed media on panel, 6"x6"

Rocamadour Close, encaustic mixed media, 6"x6"

I'll be setting up a special Revive+ Gallery on my website for those who cannot make it over - that way you can see them all.

Come over to the island and stop in at 17123 Vashon Hwy, Vashon, WA.