200 Yards Photos

Just found out today that one of my photos made it into the 200 Yards exhibition at Rare Device! The opening reception is on my birthday, June 1st, which makes it doubly exciting.  I took a ton of photos and whittled it down to five submissions.  I won’t spoil the surprise by showing the photo I’m exhibiting just yet, but here are the other four I really liked that didn’t make the cut:

Through the corner windows of Rare Device

Bus Shelter Reflection on Hayes (I think this one might be my favorite)

Flat Old Pick-up on Scott

And here are a few that I didn’t submit, but still kind of like:

Starling Perch

Automotive Service

Planter on Fell

What should I do with this drawing?

A few months ago the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh commissioned a Sweet Meats installation for their EAT Space gallery.  One of the things they wanted was a life-size drawing of the inside of a meat locker.  The wonderful women of Avedano’s butcher shop let me take some photos inside their meat locker, and I drafted up this 18” x 24” image.

I had to make this image 16 times larger to be life sized, so I placed a roll of paper on the wall, and set up a 4” x 4” grid (I could only fit one half of the drawing on the wall at a time).  The last time I made a big grid to enlarge something I did it the stupid way, and drew the grid lines directly on the paper with a pencil and a ruler.  This time I was smarter and used thread and drafting tape (like masking tape, put peels off paper easier).  It went much faster and I didn’t have to erase anything later.

The big drawing (8’ x 6’, oy) is in Pittsburgh through March, but I inked, scanned, and vectorized the little drawing for printing.  I thought I might turn it into a paint-by-numbers kit, but there aren’t enough color blocked areas and too many lines.  So now I’d like to ask you folks: is this image interesting enough to print as just a line drawing, or does it need some color (or something else) done to it?  I was hoping to have some available at my holiday fairs this year, but I can’t tell if they’re compelling.  Would you want one hanging in your space?  Please be honest, not kind.  Thanks in advance!

Exhibition Opportunities at The LAB

Hey Folks,

Just found out about two great exhibition opportunities at The LAB gallery here in San Francisco.  You don’t have to be local to the Bay Area to exhibit in either show and one of them is a guaranteed “in,” so if you want to beef up the old CV this season read on!

Postcard Show: an annual favorite here in San Francisco, the Postcard Show is a haven of affordable art.  Read here for the specifics, but basically, if you made it, it fits in a 6” wide box, and it costs $50 or less, you can sell it at this exhibition — prints, poetry, jewelry, whatever!!  Free for members, $15 per box for non-members.  Drop-off work 11/18-11/20 or mail in by December 2nd.

A Floorless Room Without Walls: an exhibition that takes place entirely on the ceiling!  Free for members, $20 for non-members.  Due December 5th.  Read the full call for entries here.