On Saturday, January 8, 2011 about sixteen members of CSP (including some happy spouses) were treated to a special tour and viewing of some of the California prints in the new study room area of the Crocker Art Museum, one of California’s major art museums. With an area now almost three times larger than before, […]
John Babcock’s print “Fifty-eight Houses/Fifty-eight Dreams” was included in the CSP 98th Annual Membership Exhibition at the Alameda Library. John graciously offered to tell us about his piece, since many of the Member were intrigued with his incorporation of color and paper in his blind embossed print. Enjoy! -Ed. I am interested in symbols and […]
CSP member Daisy Eneix visited the Legion of Honor’s Japanesque show recently and wrote about it on her blog. She was able to watch a demonstration on Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking techniques by Tomoko Murakami. Head over to her blog and take a look!
After 3 hours of hard labor, CSP President Anthony Ryan and Historian Maryly Snow (acting as photographer) celebrate completing phase #1 of weeding and organizing the unofficial BASK archive (newly installed at a storage locker after years in Peter McCormick’s garage). There are about 100 copies of the monograph Master of Line — Winkler, one […]
If you drive or look east you begin to see the blue abstraction of the Sierra Foot Hills. There is a theory in art that the further away an object is the more abstract it is and because of the distance the color of the object turns blue for the light is cooler. The closer […]
I published a short article on Karl Kasten in the Spring 2008 NewsBrief. Reading it over today, after a moving memorial luncheon for him, I realize that my article is flawed: it has the facts, but doesn’t begin to convey the enthusiastic generosity of spirit and joyful love of art that is Karl’s hallmark. This […]