On Craigslist a co-op gallery in Pioneer Square had posted a call for new member artists. I went to the site, checked it out and was like hmmm… It’s a small financial & time commitment since it is a co-op so I figured I would think about it. The deadline to apply was coming up so I was poking around on their site yesterday and was kind of leaning towards not applying even though it was free to apply, would give me a ton of connections in the art scene if I did make it in etc. I think I was just feeling lazy and over-co-op’d.
That is, until I saw a picture of myself and my friend Katie on the website. Talk about “seeing yourself” in the space. Jeez.
They must have taken a pic just randomly during a past arts walk and then posted it on their site. It’s fuzzy quality but I totally recognize us both. Wowza.
Here’s our mugs:
So I ended up submitting to them. And why this long lengthy story about it? Because they just ASKED ME FOR AN INTERVIEW!!!!! They wanted me to bring a sample of my work in right away - Wish me luck for tomorrow!
I'm not really missing in action - I promise! Just been real super busy getting ready for showing my oil paintings at the next First Thursday Arts Walk in Pioneer Square - YAY!!
I'll be at 619 Western on the 5th floor from 5pm - 10 pm on Thursday, October 2nd.
Till then my plan was to be happily painting away. Until I discovered a large community of univited studio mates that is... Why is it that when you're crunched for time the universe throws a few more things into the mix? Like wool eating moths. It's SO cool how they love to munch on all things animal fiber - including expensive paint brushes you had nicely stored in a drawer... Bad Bad buggies!!
Sigh. I'll make it through I'm sure. On the plus side my studio sure smells good now - got about a dozen moth be gone sachets in various hidey-holes. Mmmm herbs!
I'm going to probably be a little quieter on the posting for a bit while I focus on painting. I tend to go a little one-track-mind when it comes to oils. Love it!
The craftsmanship on these houses was amazing! And then I completely fell for this garden spot - I heard about people losing their hearts in San Francisco...
Above the door between the two rooms is perhaps the title, "Crazy Booby Rainbow"
After freaking out on our room a bit we managed to extract ourselves long enough to wander through the Gates of China Town in search of cheap noodles. Window shopped and fed, we returned to enjoy the space and prepare ourselves for a trip to the San Francisco MOMA to see the work of Frida Kahlo.
I could go on and on about it but I'll just touch on the biggest "eureka" moment of seeing her paintings in person:
I had NO idea how much of this piece was collaged!
Riding the Cable Car (twice!) to Fisherman's Wharf and catching the sunset over Alcatraz.
We also managed to catch a glimpse of the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill (but of course I didn't get a picture. Just trust me on that one!)
Thank you San Francisco - I think I'll be back to visit soon!