SHELTER IN PLACE MURALS
When the shelter-in-place began, I noticed my neighborhood starting to look blighted. Boarded up windows and doors lined the street and I wondered what I could do. I realized that I could do what I do- paint them, try to bring some positivity and uplifting color to the area and provide some energy towards showing hope and respect for my city and people. Below are some examples from Divisadero Street, Franklin Street and Union Street.
Avenue 12 Gallery
Many thanks to Avenue 12 Gallery for re-adjusting their space while closed and opening their windows up to artists. I have a few pieces here since the S.I.P. began.
TIDES GALLERY SHOW –
This show, curated by Gwenda Joyce, was scheduled to take place in person at the TIDES gallery in the Presidio of San Francisco. The show was moved to on-line and continues. Hopefully we’ll be able to show our works together in the near future. From the program: Deirdre Weinberg is based in San Francisco and this oil painting in “Facing Contemporary Issues” is personal to her. She wrote: “A bright red oil rig off the coast of California is leaking into the ocean. The swirls of red escaped oil highlighting the danger of our continued dependance on fossil fuels.”See the entire exhibit of 12 artists whose works addresses current challenges we are facing. https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/gwenda-joyce/2683db
ARTSPAN “SELECTIONS” SHOW
This annual juried fundraiser was cancelled due to the S.I.P. order in San Francisco. I am happy to be chosen to exhibit and auction off my work. This is a woodcut with watercolor and colored pencil of a building in the Tenderloin neighborhood lost to recent gentrification.