Archive for September, 2009

New Shows in Santa Barbara

September 30th, 2009 – 10:16 pm
Filed as: Shows

I just found out that I got my two pieces accepted to the annual Santa Barbara Printmaker’s show.  I’m quite excited about this as I submitted 2 brand new works of solar etchings called “Feminine Mystique”.  The opening will be tomorrow First Thursday.  It’s a big deal in Santa Barbara,  all the art galleries are open with refreshments, music and artists attending, it’s a lot of fun and a great date night.

The show will be at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Library located at 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101.

As if that isn’t enough, I will also be showing my Buddha Collection at the Gallery 113 a part of the Santa Barbara Art Association of which I am a member. The show will feature photographs, monotypes, mixed media and solar etchings. The gallery is is just across from the back of the library, the address is actually  1114 State Street adjacent to the museum.  Here again the opening will be tomorrow First Thursday.

Both galleries are open during the week and weekends.  I will be gallery sitting at the Faulkner on Saturday October 24th. Come by and visit, there is plenty of free parking at the adjacent structure. Send me a quick email to let me know that you’ll be coming. I hope to see you there.


September 12th, 2009 – 12:04 am
Filed as: Shows

I stopped at Pepperdine University on my way up the coast to Ventura tonight. I parked, got out of my car and wandered around all the flags mesmerized and in awe.  This is the first picture I took and as I wandered on further I found flags from other lands.  It was quite touching, I found myself unable to leave,  it was so profound and beautiful.  I ended up staying until it was totally dark. Then I finished my drive home.


September 7th, 2009 – 9:46 am
Filed as: Shows

I’m happy to let you know that I have donated 2 of my solar etchings to this great cause. Not only that but I’m very proud of Mika, my daughter who got her first piece accepted to this juried show, this gorgeous photograph of the Ventura Harbor at sunset

You are cordially invited to this special event that will benefit Joyful Heart, a registered nonprofit Rwandan agency.


Opening reception with music, champagne & hors d’oeuvres

Thursday September 10th


The Frameworks & Caruso Woods Gallery

813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara



Fri. Sept. 11th, 10am-5pm

& Sat. Sept. 12th, 11am-3pm

Joyful Heart provides basic services for the most vulnerable Rwandans, homeless orphans and genocide survivors. These services include food, shelter, and education. They are also providing some assistance to refugees in the UN camps in Goma, DRC. For more information visit:

Here’s a mother and daughter team that make some pretty amazing goat’s milk products. They have partnered with The Nomad Foundation to donate a herd of goats to the Tuareg people of Niger. Check them out at

Chivas Skin Care – Goats For Nomads

These are the two pieces I donated to the Rwanda Relief Project