|April 6, 2003
Dear Art Lover,
Spring flowers are blooming. Iris, tulips, and the flowering buds are all signals that spring is in the air. For me, this is a season of renewal and of hope that our world will heal from the conflicts it is currently facing. .
The exhibit "Bytes and Pieces" at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art was a huge success. Well over 1500 visitors came to view the work of 15 talented and diverse artists who embrace technology as a tool in their artmaking. I had an exciting week as artist-in-residence, where I crafted fine art prints and discussed the process of creating lenticular artwork. A broad range of people stopped in to learn more about the digital processes. A huge THANKS to the ICA for curating the exhibit and for facilitating a place for education about digital art.
Ive spent the winter months working on a new body of work to be exhibited this month at my annual Silicon Valley Open Studio event. The series is titled Close to Home. This body of work takes a new direction and moves away from edition printmaking into the realm of mixed media digital one-of-a-kind pieces. This is quite exciting for me as I am finding ways to intersect traditional art making with digital processes.
* CURRENT EXHIBITS *
~~~ SECOND ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ DIGITAL ART FESTIVAL ~~~
The Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival will be held during the month of April 2003 in a variety of locations around Santa Cruz county. You can find my piece titled Autumn Light at Union. In addition, I will be joining author and festival director Daryl Wise and artist Ileana Frómeta Grillo for a talk on the recently published book Secrets of Award Winning Digital Artists and will be joining a panel of artists to discuss some of the unique issues facing the digital artist
April 1 April 30
Union, 120 Union Street
April 17 - 6:30-8pm FREE
UCSC Towne Center Extension
Pacific Ave and Cathcart Room 223
April 19 2pm FREE
Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
~~~ SILICON VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS ~~~
Save the date! Ill be hosting my forth-annual Open Studios event at the end of April. I hope youll come out and see the new work. It will be artwork created with techniques you have never seen before! Ill have my older work on hand, too, incase youre a fan of my early prints.
April 26 and 27, 11-5 each day
928 Mackenzie Drive
~~~ SIGGRAPH INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING ART SHOW ~~~
Gesture IV and Gesture V are represented in this two-year traveling exhibition. The show opened in December 2001 and will travel through 2003.
Laval Virtual, Laval, France - May, Paris
Le Marais Art Gallery, Paris - June.
~~~ ON/OFF/OVER THE EDGE ~~~
This traveling exhibit mounted by the American Print Alliance explore the concept of the "edge" in all of its possibilities, from figurative to literal, formal to conceptual, psychological to physical. On/Off/Over the Edge travels through 2003 and will be shown at neighborhood arts centers, small colleges and large universities. If you have a chance to catch the show, keep an eye out for Gesture V.
August 2003: Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL
* UPCOMING EVENTS *
~~~ THE GUERILLA STUDIO AT SIGGRAPH 2003 ~~~
Join us as we collaborate with advanced digital systems and colleagues from around the world to realize your own vision of the possible, even the improbable. The SIGGRAPH 2003 Guerilla Studio is a hands-on facility for creation and production of 2D images and 3D objects. I will be working in the Collaboration Station, a hands-on area where traditional art techniques meet digital processes. Projects this year include encaustic (wax application), bookbinding and alternative digital printmaking techniques
July 27 31, 2003
San Diego Convention Center
* MORE *
~~~ ARTIST FOR HIRE/ ART FOR SALE ~~~
Im accepting new private, public and corporate commissions on custom artwork. Commissioned artwork is created specifically for you, and provides you with the opportunity to celebrate life or business events through the creation of a piece of art.
Contact me for a studio visit if youre interested in seeing my art in-person. Im always happy and honored to share it with you.
If your on the East Coast, visit Alpers Fine Arts in Andover, Mass to see a collection of my digital original prints. Peter, Betsy and Tony will share their collection of paintings and works on paper in their lovely gallery located outside of Boston. Alpers Fine Art - 2 Main Street, Andover, MA ph:978.470.0013.
~~~ FRIENDS IN THE ARTS ~~~
I was fortunate to meet the award-winning photojournalist John Isaac this week at Russell Browns annual ADIM conference. John spent 30 years as photojournalist for the United Nations, documenting human conditions around the world. His work stirs emotion and taps into our compassion. I invite you to spend some time with his images at his website http://www.johnisaac.com/
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