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CURRENT  EVENTS

THE WILD SIDE: TWO IN-PERSON CURATORIAL TOURS (Free, reservation required)

Saturday July 9, 1:30-3:30pm w/Cynthhia Brannvall, Juror.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wild-side-in-person-curatorial-tour-with-cynthia-brannvall-juror-tickets-373064525037

 

Sunday July 17, 1:30-3:30pm w/Elizabeth Addison, Curator.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wild-side-in-person-curatorial-tour-with-elizabeth-addison-curator-tickets-376897599867 

 

THE WILD SIDE: CALIFORNIA WOMEN CELEBRATE THE UNTAMED

Elizabeth Addison, Curator

Cynthia Brannvall, Juror

June 18 - August 13, 2022
Arc Studios and Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18, 7-9 PM, in person

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. 

~Isadora Duncan
We all have a wild side, whether we stride boldly there or keep it under the radar. Women, traditionally, have been taught to keep their “wildness” under wraps – raucous, adventurous, risk-taking, bold & brave, sometimes licentious, or living outside traditional moral codes. For THE WILD SIDE, California women artists evoke drama, awe, and strong emotions with works that excite visually… and celebrate the untamed!

February 2022 through January 2023

2022 ARTIST SHOWCASE

NIDO Living, San Francisco

Michael Goodsmith, curator and interior designer

Ten works from my Pandemania Days series and The Crater Project are featured in this stunning environment. NIDO Living features local artists with exhibitions that blend architecture, design, and fine art. I'm delighted to have my larger works in this grand space. Stop in to experience these works and those of my co-exhibitors, curated by Michael Goodsmith. Support local creatives! All artwork is available for purchase.

2020-2022 

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA 

Dab Art, Los Angeles

This 3 year long comprehensive project includes an online exhibition, a full color publication of all selected works, a multi-gallery international exhibition and a follow up documentary film to our original project documentary (the film will be screened in Los Angeles). Director and curator in chief Yessíca Torre's mission with ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA™ proposes an unconventional solution to keeping contemporary art relevant, propelling the art experience forward, and promoting the valuable role artists will play in this time of global crisis.

Current through 2022 

EXTRACTION: ART ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS

To view my work in this show, click here. Codex Foundation, https://www.extractionart.org/. A global multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that investigates extractive industry in all of its forms, from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, marine life, and more.

RECENT  CURATORIAL PROJECTS

April 1-May 3, 2022

SHIMMER 

Curated Invitational & Regional Juried Exhibitions in two locations.
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Curated Invitational Exhibition

Laney College’s June Steingart Art Gallery, Regional Juried Exhibition

Curators: Elizabeth Addison & Robert Abrams

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is extremely dynamic and complex. We experience water in its absence, its fury, and spiritual significance – from crashing waves and rushing rapids to gurgling flows and gentle splashes. 63 West Coast artists have taken a dive into the deep for Shimmer with works in a wide range of media that inform, inspire, and refresh.

December 3, 2021 through January 14, 2022

COMPOSING THE FUTURE II

A NCWCA Member Exhibition

Jennifer & Phlip DiNapoli Gallery

King Library, San Jose State University

Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair

Jurors: Karen Gutfreund, Carolina Quintanilla

Sculpture Curation: Elizabeth Addison

In Composing the Future II, NCWCA artists were
challenged to flex their artistic powers in response to the extreme events of the past two years and to project their hopes, dreams, and ideas into the future. Composing the Future, a NCWCA member exhibition, originally premiered May-June, 2021 at the Bankhead Performing Arts Center. Composing the Future II, a curated iteration, features a selection of works from the original exhibition as well as many new ones.

View the entire exhibit here. View the catalog here.

May 7 through June 27, 2021

COMPOSING THE FUTURE

A NCWCA Member Exhibition

The Bankhead Theater, Livermore CA

Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair

Jurors: Elizabeth Addison, Anne Giancola, Marianne McGrath

For Composing the Future, I invited NCWCA members to address current crises and coming societal shifts in a visionary way. I was curious how my NCWCA artist colleagues would respond with artwork. It was exciting to see that most entries were newly created and inspired by this theme. As a whole, the artwork of Composing the Future reacts to the catastrophes of 2020 by confronting history, provoking change, challenging predictions, and calling out priorities for the near and far future. I was honored to present the potent artwork of NCWCA’s Membership in Composing the Future. View the entire exhibit here.

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Nido Living Showroom. Ten works from my Pandemania Days series and The Crater Project are featured in this stunning environment. 

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Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Gallery. Pandemania Day 192 - Brittle Beauty, Mandala 092420, Digital assemblage, Archival print on Moab Entrada Bright paper, 18 x 18 inches, 2020, $500. 

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Above: Publicity shots from Composing the Future, A NCWCA member exhibition at The Bankhead Theater, Livermore CA, 2021.

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