BIRD MAFIA
May
1
Jun 30

BIRD MAFIA

MAY 1 - JUNE 30

ABOUT BIRD MAFIA

Papercut artist Emily Brown draws inspiration from the great outdoors, wildlife, and her adventures to show her view of the world through meticulously cut lines and textures in her hand-cut paper art. She is best known for her layered cut paper shadow boxes series' and animal cuts.

bird mafia is a collection of "cut paper design" home goods inspired by Emily's original artwork. Each and every bird mafia design begins as a papercut.

Since bird mafia's inception, Emily and her husband/partner, Scott, have taken her work to shows along the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. Her artwork has been recognized in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dwell, and Design Sponge.

Based in Portland. Oregon.


#sketchevent Gallery Show
Mar
31
Apr 30

#sketchevent Gallery Show

GALLERY OPENING
MARCH 31, 2017
5-7PM

#sketchevent // After we've all collaboratively sketched everyday for 21-days, we're hosting a Gallery Show of all of your wonderful work! See what our communities have been up to and how they've interpreted 21-days of prompts and challenges by local, regional and international artists through sketching.

JESS WEEMS // JANUARY - FEBRUARY
Jan
1
Feb 28

JESS WEEMS // JANUARY - FEBRUARY

GALLERY RECEPTION
5:30-7:30P
FEBRUARY 3, 2017


ABOUT JESS WEEMS

My work is a constant search for the intersection between belief and fact, the spiritual and the scientific. It is here that humans can find a type of truth that takes us beyond our limiting beliefs and fears, and into new worlds. I see less lines between factual and mythical than perhaps I should as a science teacher, but teaching children has shown me that imagination can be a key ingredient to understanding some of the unbelievable facts of how our universe works. Or, as Madeleine L’Engle once said, “It is...through the world of the imagination which takes us beyond the restrictions of provable fact, that we touch the hem of truth.”

Alterations to the earth never cease. Human activity is continual. Biological and chemical processes and shifting tectonic plates do not take time off. Change is inevitable. Particles constantly vibrate. Information and data are beautiful. Patterns are everywhere. These are the beliefs and facts that influence my creative work. 

It is by drawing attention to the aesthetic beauty of scientific data, migration patterns, geological processes, and the scars of highways across the land that I am working towards pushing the viewers outside of their own immediate concerns to see the literal bigger picture of this interconnected universe we dwell in. It is by pushing those viewers to consider parallels between hard science and ley lines, astrology and sacred geometry, that I ask us all to consider the impossible, leave open a door for the miracle, and let go of needing to place everything in a neat box. 

The materials I use are primarily natural -- beeswax, resin, earth pigments, thread, fabric, paper -- and the processes of application are highly physical and technical. I brush on, scrape off, melt down, pour, and layer with the occasional metal object and stitching. Encaustic allows me to mimic weathering processes and create texture in the work. My intentions and my medium work together in these ways.

Albert Einstein believed that he could find the unifying factor of all forces, or a theory of everything. Some say math is the language of the gods. Pop culture continues to come back to ideas of connections in the universe and imagining deep space. I am inspired by these ideas and legacies -- inspired to create and visualize the intangible connections of unseen movements and inevitable change.

LIZ ROBB GALLERY OPENING
Nov
4
Dec 31

LIZ ROBB GALLERY OPENING

GALLERY OPENING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 5-7PM

Liz Robb’s art practice focuses on soft sculpture.  Based in San Francisco, she works sculpturally to create textured surfaces & forms with natural materials such as wool, cotton, jute, & indigo. She completed her BFA in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati & her MFA in Fibers at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Robb has exhibited her work both nationally & internationally, & has most recently completed a residency at the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland. 

“AVANT-GARDE ART AFICIONADOS OF A CERTAIN (I.E., ADVANCED) AGE WILL REMEMBER WHEN THE SOFT SCULPTURE OF CLAES OLDENBURG WAS THE NEWEST OUTRAGE AGAINST THE CULTURAL NORM OF TRADITIONAL ART MATERIALS. A DECADE LATER, WOMEN’S CRAFT TECHNIQUES & FEMINIST CRITICISM INVADED MALE BASTIONS OF CULTURE. NOWADAYS, SEWN SCULPTURE IS NO LONGER SEEN AS A CHALLENGE TO AESTHETIC GRAVITAS OR PATERNALISTIC AUTHORITY, SO LIZ ROBB’S NEW WORK IN FIBER, ALIGNED WITH A POSTMINIMALIST INTEREST IN PROCESS, CAN BE RIGHTLY APPRECIATED ON ITS OWN TERMS.”

— DEWITT CHENG

GRANT KAYE
Sep
3
Oct 31

GRANT KAYE

OPENING RECEPTION
September 9, 2016
5-7PM


Hawai'i-born photographer Grant Kaye left a career in volcano geology in New Zealand to relocate to Truckee, CA in 2008, where he works as a full-time photographer and educator. Grant specializes in landscape and night-sky photography, motion-controlled timelapse, and creative dSLR filmmaking. His images blur the line between technology and art - pushing the limits of what his gear is capable of, he makes images that evoke the emotional connection everyone has with nature, especially when they don't realize it.

LINDA FAHEY
Jul
1
Aug 31

LINDA FAHEY

GALLERY OPENING
JULY 1, 2016
6-8PM

Beyond being the chief curator and proprietor of YONDER, artist Linda Fahey spends much of her time in the shop's studio, making her own line of ceramics, all inspired by a life lived by the coast. 

At YONDER, her open studio is a space for exploration, innovation, and collaboration, where she welcomes customers, artists, and friends to pull up a seat at her worktable for conversations and creating. 

Her work is shown at respected shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, and is available nationwide through design-focused stores such as Anthropologie, Voyager, and Rare Device.

RENO BOOK ARTS GROUP
May
5
Jun 30

RENO BOOK ARTS GROUP

GALLERY OPENING
Friday, May 6, 2016
6-8PM


Reno Book Arts presents a unique collection of artists books, prints and broadsides by Northern Nevada artists. These works illustrate the array of book arts mediums, and the multitude of divergent perspectives that can be achieved through the art of the book.

Artists include: Rob Borges, Carol Brown, Inge Bruggeman, Katherine Case, Judith Rodby, Jaime Lynn Shafer, Sharon Tetly, Angie Terrell and Amy Thompson. 

GALLERY // CERRUTI & SOLOMON
Mar
4
Apr 30

GALLERY // CERRUTI & SOLOMON

MANY HANDS

Many Hands is a joint exhibition of the artwork of Courtney Cerruti and Lisa Solomon. Solomon is currently working on a series entitled SEN - the Japanese word for the number 1000. Through this body of work, she represents different iterations of Buddha. There is a Buddha Senju Kannon who has 1000 arms, as well as a temple in Kyoto [Sanjusansendo] that houses 1000 buddhas. The number 1000 is significant in Japanese culture – it is often utilized in circumstances where luck is desired. {Think 1000 cranes}. Atelier's gallery space will host 1000 gold buddha hands pasted to the wall. She will respond to the space configuring the hands on site. Solomon often utilizes embroidery and crochet in her work and incorporates a textile element in the installation.

Cerruti has long used the figure in her paintings – but mostly faces. In her body of work, hands and all the emotional content they can convey will be explored. The two artists are presenting some pieces collaboratively, embellishing the pieces they exchange.  

ABOUT COURTNEY CERRUTI

Maker extraordinaire, Courtney is the author of Playing with Image Transfers,  Washi Tape 101 and Playing With Surface Design published by Quarry Books. Her books have been translated into Italian, French, German and Chinese. Courtney teaches workshops all over the country and online at Creativebug.com. Her work has been featured on Oh Happy DayDesign Sponge, the SF ChronicleInstagramThe Jealous Curator and BuzzFeed among others. She makes something everyday and can be found on instagram as @ccerruti

ABOUT LISA SOLOMON

Lisa Solomon is a mixed media artist who moonlights as a graphic designer and college professor [currently she’s teaching at SF State]. She also teaches workshops of all sorts [from crafty to professional practices for working artists]. She received her undergrad degree from UC Berkeley, and her MFA from Mills College. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the Untied States and across the globe. She is the author of Knot Thread Stitch – exploring creativity through embroidery and mixed media as well as the illustrator for 20 Ways to Draw a Chair and 44 Other Interesting Every Day Things. You can learn more about on her website and @lisasolomon

 

January 2016 // Michael Guerriero
Jan
1
Feb 29

January 2016 // Michael Guerriero

GALLERY OPENING
JANUARY 1, 2016
5-7PM

The Pacific is the main character,

An ocean that takes in the sky in a vast expanse,

It’s body is full of dependent creatures,

Sensitive enough to respond to a dance

with the movement of the moon.

flowing out over the land with foaming consistency,

Coming up in my dreams

to fill lungs with fresh salt air.

About Michael

Michael found his interest in screen printing early on in high school.  The crisp edges, immediate process and the strategy of layering colors captured his imagination.  Throughout the following 45 years he challenged his skills by painting screen filler and resist on a screen.

Bringing photographs of sights from along the river, out on the ridges or the coast into his studio, Michael reduces them to line drawings to produce the edition cartoon.  These drawing are used as a reference to see through the screen while painting the stencils.   There are also more intuitive editions that rely on simpler shapes; textures of foliage, the surface of water, wildlife. 

The steps in this process bring expression into the work that is unique to his serigraph production.  The edges and color provoke one to see a realist vision.  Yet, the image dissolves into brush marks that refute the initial vision.  

Presently, Michael lives to hear the waves of the Oregon coast in Yachats, after residing in the mountains of the California north coast for 35 years.  

Process

Serigraphy is a fine art term for screen printing.  It is a stencil method of printmaking, where a loose woven polyester screen, stretched on a frame, is used to support the stencil.  The finished editions may contain as many as 20 layers of stencils.  Each area of the print involves making a stencil, mixing the ink, registering the edition of paper on the baseboard, printing and drying.  

The images are product of a drawing or a digital print.  It is seen as a reference under the screen as I paint the filler or mask on the screen.  A squeegee is used to press the ink through the opening in the screen onto the paper below.  Depending on the edition, 10-120 sheets of paper are sequentially printed.  As I typically produce the entire edition of one screen, the stencils are washed out or reduced to produce the following stencil.  The split fountain blends of color are generated by mixing the inks into a well on a sheet of glass with the squeegee, then carefully pull it across the screen for uniform results.  In completion, about 10-20% of the flawed work is removed.

GALLERY OPENING // Meghan Shimek
Dec
4
Dec 31

GALLERY OPENING // Meghan Shimek

GALLERY OPENING
TBD

Meghan Shimek is a weaver and fiber artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meghan is inspired by her past, present and future. She integrates the natural beauty of her surroundings, the memory of quiet snowy nights, and the sound of the stream running under her home into every weaving. Meghan uses traditional tapestry and Navajo weaving techniques with raw fibers and objects to create abstract and textural wall hangings.

Visit http://meghanshimek.com/ for more info and lovely photographs.

GALLERY OPENING // SARA BURGESS
Nov
1
Dec 3

GALLERY OPENING // SARA BURGESS

RECEPTION
November 20, 2015
6-7:30PM


ABOUT SARA BURGESS

About fifteen years ago, Sara put an x-acto blade to an unfinished sketchbook, admiring the silhouettes, and the relationship between positive and negative space.  She illustrates and then cuts, slicing thousands of lines until a story emerges - seeing and planning for what stays versus what falls away.  Sara is meticulous and calculated, and loves how unequivocally non-digital her craft is. It’s the opposite of technology. It’s raw, simple, soft, tangible and breathtaking.

Sara studied printmaking at the University of Victoria and received her MFA in Illustration from San Francisco’s Academy of Art College. She’s designed product lines (table linens, dinnerware and bedding) and has worked as an illustrator, animator and graphic designer in the UK, US and Canada.

Today, Sara develops new things using all of the above: products, ideas, homewares, and so much more stuff that she hasn’t yet realized. Her clients include IDEO, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and Levis. She also has exhibited her print and cut paper artwork in the UK, US and Canada and teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Once Sara’s hand-cut designs have been transferred to the digital realm, they can be be applied to almost anything – laser cut into leather, etched into copper, or screen printed on linen.

GALLERY // NANCY HOLLIDAY
Oct
1
Oct 30

GALLERY // NANCY HOLLIDAY

GALLERY OPENING
October 1, 2015
4-6PM

FOUND, FUSED and WAXED

This body of work combines found object, images fused into glass and encaustics. 

ABOUT NANCY HOLLIDAY

As I get older, I realize that life is all about continuing to explore untouched passions. My first passion was exercise science, where I marveled at the intricacies of the human body and its potential to deliver and move. In the years following, I shifted my focus towards interior design, graphics, web design, and now photography. Each bend in my career has been an opportunity to understand motion, design, and function in a new light. My favorite images are the ones that capture fleeting details of everyday life that will never happen again in exactly the same way. Whether it is the grace of a dancer’s pirouette or a quiet moment of friendship in the otherwise chaotic life of wild mustangs, once that shutter is closed the moment is gone. To further distinguish my images, I love to apply them to different mediums, adding another dimension of texture, complexity, and function.

nancyhollidayphotography.com

 

GALLERY OPENING // The Aesthetic Union
Sep
4
Sep 30

GALLERY OPENING // The Aesthetic Union

GALLERY OPENING
September 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

ABOUT THE AESTHETIC UNION

The Aesthetic Union is a correspondence & print shop that specializes in smaller, high end print runs. We work with designers to flesh out ideas using traditional printing methods resulting in timeless ephemera. We also carry locally and specialty made cards, notebooks, and writing desk hard goods. Our printmaking gallery has an ever rotating selection of collaborations between artists and The Aesthetic Union.

GALLERY OPENING // Colin C. Teague
Jul
1
Aug 31

GALLERY OPENING // Colin C. Teague

OPENING RECEPTION:
July 3, 2015
5-8pm
 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

www.ccteague.com

A Sonoma County native, I was born in Santa Rosa and grew up in Windsor and Sebastopol. Upon graduation from CCAC in Oakland with a BFA in printmaking in 1998, I was given the gift of a printing press.  I tried to pursue etching with moderate success, but using nitric acid in a home environment presented too many challenges.  This led me back to monotype— in some ways the simplest of the printing techniques. I experimented with multicolor drop, mixing and shading with three or four passes through the press and had some success but was not satisfied with the process.  

At that time I spent many of my weekends wandering the City (San Francisco) with my friends, snapping pictures as things caught my eye. One of these photographs became the launching point for my first “massively multi-drop” monotype, “Chinatown I, 1999.”  I made a few more similar prints over the next year or two but life, family, and work got in the way of pursuing artistic focus.

In 2005, despite work, moving back to Sonoma County, and the birth of our son in 2002, I finally had enough prints for my first show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  After that I had get a “real” job that would make real money to support my family. Which brings us nearly to the present. In 2013 the company I worked for went under and, jobless, I started working on projects around the home and in the wood shop but, somewhat daunted, I mostly avoided my printing press.  

This most likely would have continued until I found a new job if it weren’t for my accident with a chop saw in November of 2013, which nearly took three fingers from my left hand. After my fingers were sewn back on, bones pieced back together, tendons reconnected, arteries repaired, and nerves grafted to replace all the parts of my fingers destroyed by the saw, I spent months in recovery unable to work or do much of anything.  However, in the first few months of 2014 I needed something to keep me sane and went back to printmaking with renewed interest and determination.

I started small but it wasn’t long before I got back to my multi-drop registration nightmare prints.  My left hand may never work properly again but with printmaking I have regained a part of my life that I thought was gone. 

GALLERY OPENING // JESS GIBBS
May
1
Jun 30

GALLERY OPENING // JESS GIBBS

ARTIST'S RECEPTION
Friday May 1, 2015
4:00PM

JESS GIBBS - ARTIST STATEMENT/BIO

Jess grew up on the Mornington Peninsula on the southern coast of Australia and studied a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Melbourne before finding herself addicted to the snow of the Northern Hemisphere. After spending 10 years going backwards and forwards between the two hemispheres she settled in Truckee a little over a year ago.

She lives for the coast and the surf, the mountains and the snow, and all the beautiful places she finds in between.

Jess first picked up a camera when she was 15. She desperately wanted to learn to use her mum’s old Pentax SLR but waited until a hike to the stunning Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park while on a family holiday to Tasmania to ask. She wanted to take her first photo ‘somewhere’, and so got her first lesson in shutter speeds and F-stops amongst tourists at the lookout over the bay. Since that moment, her desire has been to capture a place.

Through carefully considered combinations of images she likes people to look at her photos and feel the essence of a place. Her compulsion is to show you the world the way she sees it. Often it’s far more beautiful than you realise.

Because Jess learned photography in the brief window of time when the film age gave way to the digital age she has an ingrained analog sensibility that she has brought into the digital world. As a result, her digital processing is minimal and she produces all prints herself on beautifully textured watercolour paper.

www.jessgibbsphotography.com

GALLERY OPENING // HAROLD BERLINER
Apr
3
Apr 30

GALLERY OPENING // HAROLD BERLINER

ARTIST'S RECEPTION
April 24, 2015
6:30PM

GALLERY SHOW
April 3, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Come witness the splendor of the printing craft as it was expertly executed by Nevada County’s very own world renowned printer. On display will be works printed in collaboration with artists such as Wolfgang Lederer, Helen Siegl, Herman Zapf, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, and more. 

ABOUT HAROLD BERLINER 

Harold Berliner was born in San Francisco on June 24, 1923. He attended law school at Notre Dame and returned to California in 1948. Together with his wife MaryAnn, he settled in Nevada County and began to raise a family. From 1957 to 1973 he served as the District Attorney of Nevada County during which time he co-authored the Miranda Warning. Throughout his career in law he was an outspoken champion for environmental justice and the rights of individuals against corporations. While the practice of law allowed him to support his family, his true passion was for printing. 

A life-long printer, Harold had his first print shop in his parents’ San Francisco basement in 1939. While attending Notre Dame he founded the student-run Eric Gill Press. Shortly after returning to California and settling in Nevada County, he opened Nevada City News Printing on Main Street in Nevada City. In the early 60s he moved his shop to the corner of Commercial and Pine where he started a new company Berliner and McGinnis which specialized in the printing of religious greeting cards and other religious items. Branching out in the mid 60s, he began printing posters and ephemera for the more general population.

Around the time of writing the Miranda Warning, he started Paragon Press under which name he printed plastic Miranda Warning cards and other evidence tagging items for judicial purposes. It was also during this time that he moved a small amount of equipment to his home, and sold Berliner and McGinnis. He then started Black Oak Press and Harold Berliner Press. Often times, artists from around the world were invited to come stay in Nevada County to collaborate and produce work that Harold would print.

In exchange he gave them a place to stay and a tab at the local bar. Some of his more frequent collaborators were artists like Wolfgang Lederer and Nevada City designers Charles Woods and David Osborne.

The advent of the home computer created great changes in how type was made. Harold started collecting hot metal type casting equipment and HaroldBerliner Press was the largest privately owned hot metal type foundry in the US. Utilizing type that had been cast in his own shop, he began printing posters and limited edition books as well as many different publications. 

In 2005 he sold his type foundry to Offizin Parnassia – Vättis of Switzerland. He lived comfortably for the next five years in the county that he influenced so greatly. On April 26th, 2010 Harold Berliner passed away in his home. 

This show exhibits only a portion of a very large body of work that Harold produced throughout his life. His productions of rare books are available on his website: www.haroldberlinerpress.com along with his many posters.