Events

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20feballday13decalldayFeminizing Permanence ExhibitA Recognition of Women Artists in Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Collection(All Day) Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road

Event Details

The exhibit recontextualizes the work, spanning centuries and cultures, to highlight a wide range of themes while collectively speaking to the contributions of women in the arts and their shared journeys towards parity. Feminizing Permanence invites visitors to consider the underrepresentation of women artists in the permanent collections of museums across the country.

Feminizing Permanence’s overarching theme speaks to a recent study published in ARTnews. This study revealed that only 11 percent of works in the nation’s major museum collections are works by female artists.  Despite awareness of women not being equitably represented, few improvements have been made in the field. Feminizing Permanence addresses this situation, inviting visitors to discover and explore a wide range of themes that connect the forty women across time, race, culture, and artistic practice.

Feminizing Permanence celebrates women artists included in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art’s permanent collection despite a structure that has historically marginalized female artists. Moreover, the exhibition creates a space for dialogue and considers how this conversation has impacted and can impact our museum,” shares curator April Bojorquez.

Chronologically presenting work from 1876 to 2014, three gallery spaces display a variety of artistic practices and mediums, including oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, lithographs, etchings, prints, and mixed media.  The genres and subjects of art span from local fauna landscapes and stylized animal prints to portrait photography and abstract expressions.

The exhibit, running in alignment with Saint Mary’s College of California’s 50th anniversary of admitting women to the college, is part of a larger campus-wide celebration of creative expression and recognition of women. Go here for more information.

Time

February 20 (Thursday) - December 13 (Sunday)

Location

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

1928 Saint Mary’s Road

21jul(jul 21)12:00 pm12sep(sep 12)3:00 pmDark and Light, A Delicate BalanceMoraga Art Gallery Announces a new art exhibit(july 21) 12:00 pm - (september 12) 3:00 pm Moraga Art Gallery, 432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

Event Details

The Moraga Art Gallery announces a new art exhibit, “Dark and Light, A Delicate Balance,” which will run from July 21 – September 12, 2020.

Moraga Art Gallery is a cooperative featuring the work of nineteen established local artists and artisans whose work includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, print media, ceramics, photography and woodworking.

This exhibit features the work of member artists, Irene Needoba and Mary Leigh Miller.

Irene Needoba, works with oils, resin and mixed media. In this series of paintings, she seeks to bring attention to the role we have in our environment. Her paintings reflect climate change, pollution within the ocean and fires that result from extreme changes in weather.

Mary Leigh Miller works in clay. Her work in this exhibit explores our inner selves through a series of masks and everyday objects, and the outer reality of our intimate surroundings captured in a grouping of garden totems.

In addition, come see the jewelry and encaustic paintings of our guest artist, Claudette McDermott.

To safeguard our gallery staff and visitors, we require everyone visiting the gallery to wear a face mask and to maintain social distancing by keeping at least six feet apart. The gallery has hand sanitizer for guests to use when entering the gallery and gloves will also be available at the front desk for handling prints and ceramics. We are limiting the number of customers to four people at a time.

The gallery is located at 432 Center Street, Rheem Shopping Center, in Moraga.

The gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:00pm. Because we may need to change our hours if there are new health directives, please call first to confirm that we are open.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website: https://moragaartgallery.com, call 925-376-5407 or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com.

Artwork by featured artists:

Irene Needoba, I am talking to you, oil, resin and mixed media

Time

July 21 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - September 12 (Saturday) 3:00 pm

Location

Moraga Art Gallery

432 Center Street, Moraga, CA 94556

Organizer

Moraga Art GalleryLucy Beck

01sep8:00 am30(sep 30)5:30 pmWILDER ONLINE GALLERYLara Horoupian8:00 am - 5:30 pm (30) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

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Lara Horoupian runs Laratelier, a popular youth art school out of her studio. She says being around the children she teaches is an unending source of creative inspiration. “I produced 27 paintings during quarantine; sometimes working 5-6 hours daily in my studio. I worked through bursts of feelings like passion, fear, mortality, and hope,” she said. At one point she ran out of paint and remembered pigments from Peru her husband gave her as a gift 15 years earlier – she had saved them for a special occasion. They were used to create paintings in this exhibit. The centerpiece of her show is a 36” x 48” mixed media work entitled Transformation. She and her 13 year old daughter Pateel worked on it together to make it more dimensional. Pateel said, “If you stand in front of it you want to jump right into the painting.” It certainly bears examining and will reward you for spending any amount of time appreciating it. All proceeds from the sale of her art in this show will be donated to rescue efforts for everyone affected by the recent tragic explosion in Beirut. Her father has a store  there which was damaged; it is where she grew up. To see more of her work visit her website, HERE.

Time

1 (Tuesday) 8:00 am - 30 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

01sep2:30 pm30(sep 30)4:30 pmORINDA LIBRARY ONLINE GALLERYJANE RAYMOND, OIL PAINTINGS; FELICIA MORRIS, SPIRITUAL PAINTINGS; DALIA ALEKNA, PAINTINGS AND LINDA KAM, BOTANICAL ART2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (30) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

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The Lamorinda Arts Council has reconfigured all its art exhibits to be virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. A new feature offered by the Council is the ability to purchase exhibiting artists’ artwork online during their scheduled exhibit month. The August exhibit features the artwork of Dalia AleknaLinda Kam, Felicia Morris, and Jane Raymond in the Art Gallery in the Orinda Library. View the online gallery HERE.

Time

1 (Tuesday) 2:30 pm - 30 (Wednesday) 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

08sep7:30 pm9:00 pmPainting Demonstration by Mark Monsarrat7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

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Join us for our September 2020 meeting with Oil painter, Mark Monsarrat

September 8, 2020

Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm

Alamo Womens Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA

A professional fine artist in San Francisco for over 30 years, Mark first painted outdoors as a teenager in Columbus, Ohio. After a time in engineering, he moved to California to complete his art education, eventually earning a BFA, an MFA. He has numerous awards for his paintings and has pursued his loves of outdoor and studio painting ever since.

Mark Monsarrat is known for popular demonstrations of his oil painting techniques in his tonal-colorist, craftsman style using a limited palette. Rather than copying a piece he has already painted, as some artists do, Mark challenges himself to create a new painting for the audience to see as he develops it from scratch.

The Topic of his demo will be “Can this painting be saved?!”

He will bring in an old, “challenged” piece and rework it before the audience’s very eyes! He will also “challenge” attendees to bring in an older piece of theirs for review and suggestions how they might achieve their vision better.

And while Mark demonstrates in oils, artists in other mediums benefit too, as many of the art principles apply. Mark has experience with those other media as well, so he can speak to their particular characteristics.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Alamo Women's Club

1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506

25sep9:30 am5:15 pmde Young Museum Opens Sept. 25Legion of Honor Opens Mid-October 20209:30 am - 5:15 pm de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park \ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Event Details

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco (pending City approval).

de Young

The de Young museum is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, September 25. The museum will open to members on September 22, 23, and 24. On view, the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will premiere to Bay Area audiences, and Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI will reopen in an expanded version with Pierre Huyghe’s bronze sculpture Exomind. Visitors can reserve their tickets now at tickets.famsf.org.

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor will be open to the public mid-October. The film and installation Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale has been extended and will be on view through the fall.

 Free Admission for Essential Workers

From the reopening through December 2021, the de Young and Legion of Honor will offer free general admission for essential workers, who will also receive a substantial discount on tickets to special exhibitions.

Free Saturdays

Continuing the popular Free Saturdays program, general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor museums will be free every Saturday for all residents of the Bay Area. The first Free Saturday at the de Young museum will be September 26.

New Health and Safety Measures

Rigorous measures based on city guidelines will be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment for visitors and staff. Visitor capacity has been reduced to 25 percent, in addition to an instituted timed ticket to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings will be required for staff and adult visitors at all times in the buildings. More information.

Visitor Information
de Young: Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 1.800.777.9996 (member support, 24 hours/day) 1-888-901-6645 (general public support, 24 hours/day) Open Tuesdays – Sundays, 9:30 am–5:15 pm. More information regarding tickets can be found at deyoungmuseum.org/visit-us. John F. Kennedy Drive is closed to vehicular traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse garage as of September 21, 2020, which may be accessed from the Fulton Street and 10th Avenue entrance. For information on public transportation, please visit SFMTA.

Legion of Honor: Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco. Currently closed; reopening information to be announced soon. More information regarding tickets can be found at www.legionofhonor.org/visit-us.

Time

(Friday) 9:30 am - 5:15 pm

Location

de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park \ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118