There's Reality and Then there's California
There’s Reality, And Then There’s California, Organized By Jessica Snow
The title of the exhibition, loosely based on an Edward Abbey quote, suggests a world of visionaries, imagination seekers, day trippers, tricksters, and wanderers. In California, where water, sun, mountains, trees, cities and people comingle and morph endlessly—a state of fantastical dreams and the momentary terror upon waking, a landscape of beauty and danger, a paradise becoming ruinous by degrees, it’s here along the furthest shore of possibility that the cool collides with epiphany in material form. California has provided ample imaginative fodder for artists, and the artists I’ve selected for this show tell tales with painted landscapes where one might feel at once the comfort of home and hopelessly lost, both anchored in the real and fetched-out afar, whether they’re riding a storm, a wave, a freeway, or a whim —each responding to the land with a uniquely singular vision.
Works from both the neurodiverse artists at NIAD as well as neurotypical California artists are featured in “There’s Reality, And Then There’s California,” including Angela Campbell, Deatra Colbert, Luis Estrada, Jon Fukui, David Huffman, Tracey Kessler, James Heartsill, Scott Hewicker, Jesus Salas, Jennifer Beedon Snow, William Swanson and Marie Van Elder.
Jessica Snow is an artist, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. This is the second group exhibition she’s curated for NIAD Art Center.
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. (551 23rd Street in Richmond, CA)
NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street Richmond CA 94804
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 29th 1-4 p.m.
Artist catalog: issuu.com/jessicasnow/docs/catalogue_fo?
BAYAreaMade at Marin Made, Sausalito
UPDATE- NEW DATE: July 27th - Same place - same time!
Winter Open Studios_2018
2018 - Private Commission for a residence in Potrero Hill
Private Commission - San Francisco, CA
72" x 156" Mixed-Media on Canvas
2017- SOLO Show at The New House Gallery, Ross, CA
"Umber Nights" is a series of 16 Mixed-Media paintings for The Branson School in Ross, California.
October 15th to November 15th, 2017
Kessler’s practice is the result of layering materials relating to the current environment. These works represent the dryness of the state of California due to the drought. Envisioning the indigo nights enhanced with painterly strokes of umber, smokey charcoals and gray fog coming in from the Pacific ocean.
Each painting is an exploration of mark-making at it simplest form using only a palette of 5 colors.
2017 "Correspondence" at Carbondale Arts - Carbondale, Colorado
Carbondale Arts presented "Correspondence" with an opening reception on First Friday, June 2, from 6-8pm.
Six initiating artists each corresponded with a fellow artist beginning October of 2016. These correspondences were sent and received via the postal system in the tradition of Mail Art. For many of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works. By using the postal system they invited an unknown variable that has left markings, possible delays or losses, and included the postal workers as audience members. In this day and age of fast-paced digital communication these artists did their best to honor the tradition of Mail Art.
Learn more about the artists in the show, as well as take a virtual tour of the gallery here: www.carbondalearts.com/r2-gallery/corre?
2016 - Navigating Terrain - The Midway Gallery
Terrain is a group show featuring artists:
Mark Garrett | Tracey Kessler | James Tucker | Karina Bania | Elisa Gomez | Performances by Alexa Eisner | Curated by Kelsey Marie Issel
Terrain is meditation on art that explores natural and mindful landscapes. Each artist represents physical space, geography and our natural surroundings in a different ways but each gives us a sense of place and the journey it took to get there.
Private Corporate Commission
Commissioned for an office space for four large panels measuring 72" x 156" each. The panels were worked on in various studios around the Bay Area including the top floor of the United States Mint located at Fifth and Mission in San Francisco.
"Natural Pigments on Paper"
SF Decorator Showcase-Navarra Design,Inc.
Kitchen and Family Room
April 25th - May 25th
Studio Visit Magazine-Winter Edition Vol. 27- 2014
Carl Belz, juror, Rose Art Museum
Selected work: "Basalt And Battery"
30" x 40" oil, graphite and gesso on birch wood
Art for AIDS features Modern and Contemporary Fine Art to benefit UCSF's Alliance Health Project (AHP)
DiPietro Todd Events
5-1-14 7- 9 p.m.
2239 Fillmore Street
San Francisco 94115
ICB Open Studios
Studio 306 - Friday, Dec. 6th- 6-9 p.m.
Sat./Sun. 11-6 p.m.
San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
490 2nd Street, 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Nov. 15th - Jan. 15th
Artspan Art Auction, Saturday, March 29th
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
5:30 VIP preview General Public 6:30 - 10 p.m.
SF 2013 ARTSPAN Fall Open Studios
BiG Umbrella Studios
October 19 & 20, 11am to 6pm
San Francisco, California 94115
September 3 through September 26, 2013
First Tuesday Opening Reception,
September 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Mill Valley Art Walk- June 4th, 2013
Reception 6-8 p.m.
Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California 94941
February 5 – February 28, 2012
First Tuesday Opening Reception, February 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an open house and reception for its February exhibit “BOLD,” juried by Robert Green, owner of Robert Green Fine Arts gallery
in downtown Mill Valley. The show runs through February 28, 2013.
at ArtHaus Project Gallery,
411 Brannon St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 17th, 6-8 pm runs until March 30th
for 1st Thursday art lovers.
25 Maiden Lane, San Francisco
December 6, 2012 - January 21, 2013
IN THE CANYON
Friday Oct. 26th 2012- 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
NEW HOUSE GALLERY @ Branson School
“Bay Area Women Artists”
August 7 – August 29, 2012
First Tuesday Opening Reception, August 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
“Bay Area Women Artists,” a group show juried by gallery owner Donna Seager. The show runs through August 29, 2012.
Passion To Perform - 2012
"Dreams of Fields of Indigo Gold" was awarded third place for Yamana Gold located in Toronto, Canada. Over 500 submissions from around the world were submitted for this corporate collection.
Featured on Hyperallergic -- "A view From the Easel" Part 14-Cascade Canyon Studio
Abstract painting WorkSHOP
An on-going workshop, I teach 1:1 or groups of 3 in my art studio in Sausalito on Gate 5 Road. Please e-mail for times and schedules.
"Come work on inspiration from nature using watercolor, natural pigments, graphite and inks. Analyze growth and structure of plants and other forms of nature using live flowers, leaves, stones, feathers etc. as models for drawing and painting, then explore how to turn this in to abstract images."
"The Calm Before The Storm" selected for Marin MOCA
SLOW ART DAY-
Mission Spring Open Studios
ARTHAUS presents GIRL GROUP
A rotating exhibition of works in various media October 6 – December 23, 2011
5 CLAUDE LANE
5 CLAUDE LANE
On Exhibition at 5 Claude Lane Gallery:
October 19 through November 12, 2011
5 Claude Lane Gallery is pleased to present the results of our Juried Exhibition collaboration with Rush Philanthropic. From hundreds of submissions we are proud to display a grouping of artists widely varied in style, medium, and conceptual nature.
Opening reception at Art Span Preview Gala Sept. 29th 6 p.m.
Preview Gala of the SF Open Studios Exhibition, featuring 400 artists!
OCTOBER 2011 SF Open Studios
Weekend 1: October 1 & 2, 11am to 6pm
Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Castro, Excelsior
Spoken Art -Painted Words
Friday, June 10th
Art Explosion Studios
2425 17th Street @ Potrero
San Francisco, CA
A SENSE OF PLACE
Saturday, May 7 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1246 Folsom St
San Francisco, California
Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA)
Spring Open Studios
STUDIO 139/140/Art Explosion Studios
April 16th and 17th, 12- 5pm
2425 17th Street @ Potrero
San Francisco, CA
also check out the other artists in the mission participating:
POOL Art Fair @ The Gershwin Hotel - Room 631, New York, NY
Pool Art Fair
Friday, December 10th - Los Angeles, CA
Lesley Anton Studio: Holiday Open House
William Rhodes Studio
Sat-Sun, Dec. 11th-12th - San Francisco, CA
A Book About Death - November 2010 - New York, New York
JAK Home - May 20-June 20, 2010 San Francisco, CA
"X-Initiatives" 24 Hr. Show- New York, NY January 2010
The FINE ART OF DESIGNers
November 5 – December 23 2009