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09 :: 07 :: 18 - i have a very very busy September ! opening tonight at Works San Jose is "Imprint: Time, Money, Identity, Place". On September 14th from 5-7pm, with a talk at 6pm, my work will be on view in "Home" at the Jackson Street Gallery at University High School in San Franciso. On Septbemer 20th "The New Domestics" will have it's artist's reception at the Monterey Art Museum. There is a member's reception from 5:30-6:30 and a public opening from 6:30-7:30. I'm very honored to be in this exhibition and will be attending the reception. On Septebmer 22nd "All Together Now" opens from 1-3pm {i will be attending} at San Francisco State University. From Sept. 15 - Oct. 28th I'm also in "Art + Activism : Drawing the Line" at the CMA in New York as part of Walter Maciel + Monica Lundy's project - With Liberty and Justice for Some.

03 :: 24 :: 18 - happy spring ! i have FINALLY updated my website with images of newer chroma installations and my last solo show at Walter Maciel in 2016. check the portfolio page for those. also i've been working on a new daily project in 2018 - #mydailychroma - check it out.

02 :: 28 :: 18 - a couple of larger Color Meditation works will be with Walter Maciel Gallery in New York for Art on Paper - March 8-11 in booth 301

12 :: 01 :: 17 - i have 3 new pieces in "Forward" at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH [25% of any sales will go to 3 charities !]

09 :: 15 :: 17 join lea redmond and i as we celebrate our little paper planes residency this sunday with a release party of a limited edition picnic themed napkin that you can use/play with. this Sunday 5-7pm.

06 :: 07 :: 17 - up through june 24 #bringsomethingpink in OT St. Chamas, France - hosted by Look + Listen

04 :: 27 :: 17 - up through the weekend at ARTMARKET SF is my Senninbari installation - 1000 French Knot stitched belt piece with Walter Maciel Gallery while i'm in venutra teaching and hanging out a Craftcation 2017 :) [see some sneak peeks of the installation here]

04 :: 08 at SFAC gallerys - "Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some"

03 :: 25 :: 17 - opening tonight and up through

02 :: 27 :: 17 - hello hello. will you be in NY this coming week for all the ART FAIRS? if so, come say hi to me at the opening on Art on Paper - me and my work will be there with Walter Maciel Gallery in booth D1

01:: 20:: 17 - happy new year ! i am in a wonderful group exhibition that opens tonight from 7-10pm at the Palo Alto Art Center. called Spectral Hues it's all about different artists' approaches to their use of color. i'll have 2 giant color meditations on display as well as a grid of teen color meditations that have been made over the past year by local students i was working with.

11:: 05 :: 16 - OPENING TONIGHT - mata sen - from 6-8pm at Walter Maciel Gallery. a solo show where i [maybe for the last time] explore the number 1000 in japanese culture. there are 2 big installations and many smaller works on paper

10 :: 15 :: 16 - i have a couple of catalogues/projects to report. one for the keepsake project from last year at Iriving Street Projects, and one for Palette, a show i co-curated at Ampersand International Arts

08 :: 05 :: 16 - opening TONIGHT from 6-9pm is the west coast iteration of CHROMA at rare device !! we'd love to see you there - and there are commemorative silkscreen prints avaiable... thanks hoodline and 7x7 for the shout outs !

06 :: 28 :: 16 - i'll be working on my upcoming solo show at Walter Maciel Gallery in November all summer, but i'm so so PLEASED to announce that i've been awarded a grant - Artist's Activating Communities - California Arts Council Grant to be an AIR with The Palo Alto Art Center as well.

04 :: 28 :: 16 - a chroma doily piece will be on view in Walter Maciel Gallery's booth 408 at Art Market at Fort Mason this weekend !

03 :: 30 :: 16 - countdown to #craftcation2016 ! will you be there?

03 :: 10 :: 16 - my exhbition with courtney cerruti entitled Many Hands - is up through April 30th at atelier truckee. I covered a 24' wall will #1000buddhahands

02 :: 09 :: 16 Hi ! i'm an instructor on CreativeBug now. Sign up [or if you are already a member] you can see my Acrylic Painting for Beginners class !

01 :: 11 :: 16 - happy new year !! I'm teaching some great workshops coming up - check out the teaching page for more info

10 :: 20 :: 15 - i am the artist in residence at Irving Street Projects through November 30. while there i am working on a participatory social practice piece entitled the keepsake project. [you can make an appointment to have me document a keepsake of yours]. or... we are open this weekend october 24/25 for open studios. please come say hello ! i will be there from 12-4 on saturday and 12-5 on sunday.

09 :: 07 :: 15 - i wrote an article on being working artist and mother for (pro)create anthology.

08 :: 29 :: 15 - i made a little ZINE [the menu from jiro dreams of sushi]. it's available on my wares page. more info here.

08 :: 20 :: 15 - showing off my new kitchen, my studio, and talking about my NEW soon to be released book 20 Ways to Draw a Chair, on SFgirl by by and Spotted SF

08 :: 20 :: 15 - CHROMA was so fun and felt like such a success. there are 2 really good interviews with me and christine, and lots of photos - one on Bmore Art and one on Lisa Congdon's blog

07 :: 16 :: 15 - opening tomorrow night from 7-10pm and up through August 19th - at Gallery CA in Baltimore [i'll be there] CHROMA - a HUGE installation with Christine Buckton Tillman [see process here]

07 :: 06 :: 15 - some recent podcasts :: fresh rag, At the Crossroads of Art + Craft, • crafty planner Podcast Episone #16 • O'Toole, Meighan, What's Your Story

03 :: 20 :: 15 - new piece in a group exhibition TRAMES [in france - wish i could go] opens 3-21-15 at Galerie Look & Listen

03 :: 01 :: 15 - classes abound. i'm teaching an artist packet workshop at Kala. March 17 &24. sign up here AND i'll be teaching at craftcation - sign up here

11 :: 08 :: 14 - SEN - my second exploration of the number 1000 as it pertains to Japansese culture and my own visual vocabulary - and my second solo exhibition with Walter Maciel Gallery is up and open through December 21.

11 :: 07 :: 14 - good mail day - a show i co-curated with susan schwake is open at artstream studios. all work is 4x6 and available online !

09 :: 14 - up through 28th - i was the Ulrich Underground Artist in Residence this summer. i put up the sen : 1000 doily piece and made a crowd sourced 1000 doily drawing piece while there. an article was written in the Wichita Eagle about it, and it was also mentioned on the local NPR affiliate KMUW

06 :: 16 :: 14 - i have a new website in the works, but it's not quite ready for lauch. so i updated my portfolio [finally] with my last show. my bio is also updated ! woot.

06 :: 01 :: 14 - i'm teaching 2 embroidery workshops at Fancy Tiger in Denver on Saturday - 6/7. learn more about them [and me] on their blog.

05 :: 14 :: 14 - i'll have some work at the artMRK art fair in San Francsico up thur-sunday

03 :: 22 :: 14 - my crayola braille piece is in a show called Optic Chiasm - all about art + science at the oglethorpe museum in Atlanta GA.

03 :: 13 :: 14 - teaching a needlepoint class - learn how to paint your own canvas and then stitch @brushstrokes studio in berkeley. you have to call/email them to sign up (510) 528-1360

02 :: 18 :: 14 - teaching an embroidery class @Sew-La on saturday!

12 :: 31 :: 13 - happy new year. my show Sen at Fouladi Projects garnered some very nice press. check it out

11 :: 09 :: 13 - opening NEXT friday {please come - i'll be there } november 15th from 6-8 PM. my solo exhibition Sen at Fouladi Projects. up thru 12 :: 21.

10 :: 23 :: 13 - up thru nov. 17 "home: shelter and habitat in contemporary art" at the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA - ALSO a piece is available in the San Jose ICA Auction - Collect & Connect

10 :: 23 :: 13 - up for a few more days "Origin and Geographie in the Digital Era", Italian Culteral Institute, San Francisco, CA

07 :: 08 :: 13 - come take an embroidery workshop with me at Makeshift Society. August 1 6:30-8:30pm. more details/sign up.

06 :: 25 :: 13 - install slideshow and timelapse video of the surrogate grandparent social practice piece now available.

05 :: 17 :: 13 - join me at the Oakland Museum 5/24 5-8pm : 5/25 1-4pm : 5/26 1-4pm for we customize. i'll be doing a social practice performance where i'll be your surrogate grandparent. come learn a skill with me. more info here

05 :: 17 :: 13 - this weekend i'll have some work in Walter Maciel's room at ARTpad SF...

05 :: 01 :: 13 - TEN - an anniversary exhibition at artstream studios

03 :: 28 :: 13 - i'm teaching an embroidery workshop at sewLA on APRIL 14th from 2:30-4:30, and then there will be a party/book signing from 4:30-6. please come ! poster here.

2 :: 07 :: 13 - i'm going to be teaching an embroidery workshop at purl soho MARCH 10, 12-5pm, and then there will be a party/book signing from 5-6. please come. poster here.

08 :: 20 :: 05 - images from my Berkeley beginning painting class this summer now on my teaching page

08 :: 12 :: 05 - meet my new sewing machine on my contact page

08 :: 01 :: 05 - new stationary available in the shop!

07 :: 13 :: 05 - my synchronized tank project is in issue #2 of 3rd Floor!

07 :: 04 :: 05 - happy fourth! some felt tanks are in the patriot show at cricket engine - tonight from 5pm till dusk - you can see the fireworks from there!

06 :: 22 :: 05 new student work on the teaching page!

06 :: 01 :: 05 new art in the portfolio! 1st four thumbs... click on them to see the entire series of works! also - my studio mate and I have launched Abby-Normal - T's and bags for sale!! ;)

:: 05 :: 17 :: 05 - I'm participating in a CRAFT SALE with my side project: Abby-Normal on the 27th and 28th of May. click above for detail
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:: 05 :: 12 :: 05 - a REVIEW from the project room show at Richard Levy!!

:: 04 :: 27 :: 05 - Install shots of STUFF N' THINGS
also, I have a piece in Southern Exposure's auction ~ big party this Sat. the 30th!! buy a ticket - it's a good cause!

:: 03 :: 28 :: 05 - I'm in a group show at the San Pablo Arts Gallery:: 13831 San Pablo Ave. 94806. The opening is SAT> APRIL 2 > from 1 to 3 pm. Show is up thru May 22nd. Gallery hours are SAT & SUN from 12-4pm. It's all NEW WORK! if you want a postcard send me your snailmail....

:: 03 :: 21 :: 05 - there's a new item in the shop! robot mugs! also the syllabi for my 2 upcoming classes at Cal State East Bay are available.

:: 03 :: 02 :: 05 - I got a mention and a picture in the latest issue of Artweek - Marisa Olsen reviewed the Emerge show!

::02 :: 20 :: 05 -
finally! a few things to look at in the design section - I've got plenty more to go, but it's a start!

:: 01 :: 27 :: 05 - see some new work: the patchwork series

:: 01 :: 20 :: 05 - I have a piece in an upcoming auction which benefits GenArt at the San Francisco Design Center on the 27th from 6:30-9:30 pm. Go to the GenArt website to purchase tickets

:: 01 :: 06 :: 05 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
My work will be on view at the San Francisco Art Fair - Jan. 14 ~ 17, 2005 - FORT MASON - in the booths of Richard Levy & Graystone

::12 :: 27 :: 04 - new student work from my Fall Mills Class on my teaching page!

:: 12 :: 19 :: 04 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I'm working on getting some new student work up - and expanding the design section... soon... I hope!

:: 11 :: 29 :: 04 - the portfolio is updated! 8 new pieces!

:: 11 :: 21 :: 04 - see some shots of the EMERGE opening ~ I plan on updating my portfolio with good shots of the pieces very soon!!


:: 11 :: 18 :: 04 - got some $$ to burn?

I've set up a little shop (powered by Pay Pal no less). There are some cute 1" buttons and some feltery check cozies for sale - you can get to the store via the DESIGN section.... if this goes well, perhaps I'll add more goodies now and again.

:: 11 :: 11 :: 04 - stop by and say hello!

Sunday Sunday Sunday is the Artist Reception for Emerge at the Old Mint in SF - corner of 5th and Mission. There are Artist "tours" (which means we are there to answer questions) from 3-5 and the reception is from 5-8.

:: 11 :: 05 :: 04 - tonight is the big emerge gala - yes I'm a bit nervous....

:: 10 :: 25 :: 04 :: EMERGE mania!
the big Gala LUX even to benefit GenArt is Nov. 5th visit their website for ticket info
(I get a few discounted tickets ~ let me know if you are interested)

on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14th
There's an artist tour from 3-5pm followed by the
ARTIST RECEPTION from 5-8pm

The show and all events are at:
Old Mint in SF :: 88 5th Street (corner of mission/5th)
from Nov. 6 - 21
The Gallery will be open from Thur-Mon 12-5pm

hope to see you there! email me with any questions

:: 09 :: 26 :: 04
pictures from the "Dangerous Playthings" show HERE!
sorry to those not pictured - unfortunately I got there too late on de-install day to get a shot of ALL the work...

also! I'm going to be in GenArt's EMERGE show this year! details to follow soon...

:: 09 :: 02 :: 04
YAY! I'm in a show with 9 other Bay Area Artists:
" Dangerous Playthings" ~ at Cricket Engine Gallery in Oakland, CA
499 Embarcadero Ave. Bldg. #3 * map

September 10 -19 with a reception Saturday the 18th 6-9pm

*Also - I'm donating a piece to the UCB Alumni Silent Auction - Worth Ryder Gallery, Kroeber Hall
reception Friday the 17th 5-8pm

:: 08 :: 17 :: 04
Images of student work from my Berkeley Summer School page can now be found on my Teaching page

also there will be a piece of mine in this upcoming auction for a VERY good cause (the artist list is mindboggling!)

INNER EAR FUNDRAISER
Sunday, August 29, 7pm - 12am
Balazo Gallery, 2811 Mission St. @ 24th
Silent auction: 7 - 9pm
Live music & DJs, $5 donation

:: 08 :: 08 :: 04
I've added a few new artists to my Links page....

The Zine that James S. Pitt and I created : The Beak is included in "the Art of the Zine" show at the San Jose Museum of Art!!

I'm currently in a group show called Hidden Treasures at Nathan Larramendy Gallery. I am honored to be included in a show with so many artists I admire!

see the new tank pieces here.4 of them will be in the show

:: 07 :: 17 :: 04
The MOVEON.org benefit was great! so glad to see so many turn out!! thanks so much to everyone that organized - it felt good to participate in my own small way- more details here

:: 07 :: 05 :: 04
there are now photos of my studio and my sewing machines on my contact page woo hoo....

:: 06 :: 28 :: 04
I have finished with my 2 week CCA extended ed stint... see art from my 6th, 7th and 8th graders on my teaching page...

:: 06 :: 17 :: 04
happy june! amazing, but true (!), I finally have staked a small claim on the web (it just took a really really long time, and it's not totally finished yet - but it's 'close enough for art'). my hope is to keep adding little goodies now and again...

enjoy perusing & thanks for stopping by.

lisa