Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Vision - Paintings by Frank McCulloch and Terra Cotta by Sara D'Alessandro

Nube de Lluvia
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30"

McCulloch is one of Albuquerque’s most well-known landscape artists. He recently was awarded the title “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association. He describes his lush oil paintings as "landscapes of the mind," and they never fail to enchant. D'Alessandro has had a long career as sculptor. Originally from New York, she finds inspiration in the raw New Mexico landscape. Her organic clay shapes bring the outdoors inside, but they are also very comfortable in a garden setting.

Exhibition dates: March 6 – 28
(Early Bird Preview: March 3 to 6)

First Friday Artscrawl Reception: March 6, 5 – 8:00 PM
Gallery Talk by Sara D'Alessandro: The Quddity of Clay, Saturday, March 21, 1-2 PM

Gallery hours: Tuesday 10 - 4, Wednesday - Sunday, 9 - 6

Contact person: Regina Held, 268-8952
Cost of event: Free
Terra Cotta Sculpture
39 x 19 x 19"

Friday, February 6, 2009

Harriette Lawler co-curated "Corrections"

SOMArts Cultural Center will be presenting “Corrections”, an international installation from March 5-April 16th in the SOMArts Main Gallery. The exhibition will visually explore problems in contemporary society which require “corrections”, and the public will be invited to interact with the exhibit by placing “corrections” in a paper shredder as part of the installation. Participating artists come from Columbia, Austria, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Israel, Sweden, Canada, and the USA, including eight from the Bay Area. Curated by Harriette Lawler and Frank Ettenberg, this show has been juried through the internet and represents a global look at the difference artists can make through their imagery.In addition, the World Café, an international networking organization, will be holding a continuing conversation event in the Main Gallery on Saturday March 21, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


March 5-April 16, 2009


934 Brannan St.

San Francisco 94103

415.552.2131. ext 7

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 5, 6-8 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 16, 6-8 pm

WORLD CAFÉ: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.


SOMArts Cultural Center (south of Market Art Resources, Technology and Services) maintains one of four cultural facilities owned by the City of San Francisco and operated by nonprofit arts organizations to provide cultural and arts programs with support from the Hotel Tax Fund and the Community Arts & Education program of the San Francisco Arts Commission. SOMArts serves approximately 450,000 people with its year-round schedule of community arts classes, theatrical performances, gallery exhibitions and technical services’ support of festivals and parades throughout the city. SOMArts also provides affordable event space for local nonprofit organizations to present showcases, fundraisers and exhibitions. For more information about upcoming events, space rentals and technical services, visit or call 415.863.14134

Piercing the Fold: Transformation
Steel, aluminum
49"h x 60"w x 12"d

Conservation Calendar Features Local Artists including Leo Neufeld

The Water Authority has enlisted local landscape artists to help inspire its customers to save water and replace turf with xeriscaping. The result is “Desert Vistas,” the Water Authority’s Water Conservation & Xeriscape Calendar.The calendar features oil and pastel paintings depicting plant life andlandscapes typical of –and unique to –New Mexico. Artists featured in the calendar are Barbara Clark, Barbara Coleman, Sarah Hartshorne, Phil Hulebak, Patricia Ann Massingill, Leo Neufeld and Deborah Christensen Secor. All agreed to donate use of their artwork for the calendar.The “Desert Vistas” calendar will be available free at Albuquerque area libraries and community centers. It is also being distributed to neighborhood associations and other organizations.