My artwork references the human condition—the fact that we alter the surface of the planet in both strange and beautiful ways.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's juried exhibit, The de Young Open, is part of the de Young Museum’s 125th anniversary celebration. This show continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists. The theme of the show is, “On the Edge”, which derives from both the Bay Area’s geographic location on the Pacific Rim, but also the region’s historical reputation for leading-edge, cutting-edge, or edgy culture and creativity.
The museum received an overwhelming response to the open call, with over 6,000 artists registered and over 11,500 works of art submitted. The jurors narrowed down the entries to 881 pieces that will be displayed in the museum’s 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries. Artists exhibiting work will be able to offer their pieces for sale and to retain 100 percent of the proceeds.
ABOUT THE JURORS: Timothy Anglin Burgard, Distinguished Senior Curator and Ednah Root, Curator in Charge of American Art, led a curatorial jury that included; Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and renowned Bay Area artists; Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu and Mildred Howard.
The 2020 Left Coast Exhibition was scheduled to open at Sanchez Art Center on Friday, April 10, 2020. As the world turned upside down with the spread of COVID-19, it became clear that the exhibition would not be able to take place in-person as communities responded to shelter-in-place orders to protect public health.
In response, artists and Sanchez Art Center staff quickly pivoted to present the show in a newly created virtual gallery.
This year's juror is Carin Adams, Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California. Carin will be having a virtual Juror's Talk and Artist Gallery Walk on Sunday, April 26, 3 -5pm. CLICK HERE to sign up for this event at the bottom of the page.
The 2020 Left Coast Annual Exhibition at Sanchez Art Center was juried by Carin Adams, curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. Over 1,000 entries were submitted by artists that live and work on the west coast of the USA.
The opening reception for Left Coast will be held on Friday, April 10, 7–9pm. Closing the show will be a juror's talk and a gallery walk on Sunday, May 17, 3pm.
The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, located in Lafayette, CA, has an ongoing pop-up in a commercial building formerly occupied by a Wells Fargo bank. JPG@TheBank is a large, dynamic space that showcases museum quality art across all disciplines.
San Francisco Bay Area artist, Tom Gehrig, has works featured at the pop-up—all available for purchase through the gallery. All three pieces are stunning oil paintings that incorporate mixed-media elements. Anchored as nocturne landscapes, the compositions are punctuated with celestial mapping, lunar illumination, and intrigue.
JPG @ The Bank serves to amplify our cultural and artistic voice. A hub where artists, fans, and collectors will come together for culture, community, and commerce. Located at 3525 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, the JPG pop-up is open Thursday – Saturday 2-6pm and Wednesdays & Sundays 12-4pm.
For more information, visit JPG@TheBank or call the gallery: 925-284-1485
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's annual National Juried Exhibition, entitled "ALCHEMY", runs from October 3 - November 3, 2019. The juror for the exhibit is Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Tom Gehrig's piece, The First of Four Attempts to Deconstruct Jolley Jack's Dream, has been selected for the show. This 3 dimensional piece chronicles the journey of the imagination, mysterious detours and the interconnected realites that shape perception.
Measuring 16" x 8" x 8", viewers are able to interact with the various components of the piece, which include individual oil on board plates.
Click here for more info and details on ALCHEMY.
Two of Tom Gehrig's pieces have been selected for The 2019 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibit at Sanchez Art Center: Suspended Apparatus with Water Collection Cistern and Reconnoitering Confusion Hill. Both pieces are oil paintings that incorporate mixed media elements.
Sanchez Art Center
Exhibit: April 12 - May 19, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12, 7–9 pm
Juror's Talk and Gallery Walk: April 13 at 2 pm
Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, served as juror for Left Coast Annual this year. Shields selected 50 artworks from the nearly 900 entries by artists from the left coast states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The works chosen span a variety of media, from painting, photography, etchings, and archival inkjet prints to mixed media and installations, both large and small.
TOM GEHRIG'S "ROCK FISHING BY MOONLIGHT" AWARDED BEST OF SHOW IN GALLERY ROUTE ONE'S ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT
The opening reception for the 79th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibit on January 19th at Blue Line Arts was a great time had by all! It was a very well-attended event, celebrating and enjoying the work of California artists.
It's always an honor to be included in the biennial Crocker-Kingsley. My recent work, Reconnoitering Deception Pass, was selected this year. I was also invited to give an artist's lecture as part of the reception. Thanks to everyone who attended to hear more about my artistic process and to learn more about my body of work – including my early years doing performance and installation pieces.
If you weren't able to make it to the reception, there's still plenty of time to go see this exceptional show. The exhibit closes on February 23, 2019.
One of my recent works, Reconnoitering Deception Pass, has been selected for the 2019 Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, which is being hosted by Blue Line Arts. Chosen by juror David Pagel, the exhibit features over 80 works by California artists.
I've been fortunate to have my work included in previous shows: 1998, 2000, and in 2012 my piece Fourth of Five Attempts to Attract A Mockingbird was awarded 2nd Prize. This year I will also be giving an artist's lecture at the opening reception on Saturday, January 19th.
As with past exhibits, the 79th Crocker-Kingsley at Blue Line Arts promises to be a fantastic show. It's a diverse showcase of living artists working throughout California. I hope to see you at the reception. If you can't make it on the 19th, please plan a visit to the gallery to enjoy all of the art—the exhibit runs through February 23rd.
I had the opportunity to view Catherine Wagner’s exhibit, Archaeology in Reverse, at the Mills College Art Museum. The show was brilliant. Utilizing both the interior and exterior space of the gallery, Wagner deconstructed the bones and the living history of the museum through photography and aperture installations.
I received my Master of Fine Arts—Intermedia from Mills College in 1973, and it was great to be back on campus. As Wagner's exhibit intended, the walls were indeed talking! So many wonderful memories of being immersed in the Mills creative community and studying with legends like composer, Robert Ashley. Here are a few photos, past and present:
Click here to view more of my early installation and performance work, including some additional pieces I did at Mills.
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