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Creator's Corner: Faux Patina Painting

How to make a faux patina painting-what to use and how to do it Kim Menzel, FLAX's Paper Department Manager and Wildlife Photographer, saw a picture she liked in a magazine of a wall with wood finishes and verdigris patinas. She realized she could make something similar using our Modern Masters Metal Effects and Patinas and [...]

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LIve Art with Jess Zepeda

Date of event: May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Jess Zepeda, grew up in Tulare County in Central California and has been interested in has been drawing since a young child. Excelling in High School and eventually he moved to San Francisco where he attended  The Art Academy University and received his MFA. The artist credits Sidney [...]

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San Francisco Women Artists Exhibit

San Francisco Women Artists Exhibit Established in 1887 as the "Sketch Club", San Francisco Women Artists began as an independent group of women artists who met to share and critique one another's work. In 1925, the group changed it's name to the San Francisco Society of Women Artists and formed as a non-profit organization settling on it's current name in in 1946. For [...]

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Fotanicals, The Secret Language of Flowers

I just found this show and it's wonderful, but hurry, it closes on April 30. Fotanicals: The Secret Language of Flowers is an exhibition of photographs by San Francisco artist joSon, on view at the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Library of Horticulture in Golden Gate Park. These are large, vivid, minimalist portraits of flowers. These are gorgeous images. Taken outside of [...]

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Meet the Artist: Brett Goodroad

FLAX interviews local artist Brett Goodroad Brett Goodroad (b. 1979) grew up in Montana and lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has previously exhibited at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco (2013), and the Drawing Center, New York (2014). Goodroad has been the recipient of the Millay Colony [...]

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Artists Celebrating the Tree

In recognition of Earth Day, we share this collection of art that has a common theme, the tree. Artists such as Monet, O’Keefe, Escher, Christo and many more, make us reflect upon the form, beauty and significance of the tree. Whether symbolized as the Tree of Life, as done so by Haring and Klimt, reflected [...]

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Bouquets to Art, Botticelli to Braque

Two shows running at the deYoung, Bouquets to Art (one week only April 14-19) and Botticelli to Braque (now through May 31) Edward Ruscha Bouquets to Art, now in its 31st year, is the deYoung Museum’s annual springtime exhibition of floral arrangements inspired by art. These highly creative botanical arrangements, by some of the Bay Area’s most talented and renowned floral designers, [...]

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Creator's Corner: Gel Transfers

How to make a Photo Transfer - what to use and how to do it Michelle Williams, a Manager here at FLAX, is an avid scrapbooker who decided to try Gel Transfers for the first time. “I wanted to use some of my old photographs of the family in a creative way that wouldn’t harm the [...]

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Earth Day Promotion

Each year we celebrate Earth Day all April long! In 2015 we donated a percentage of ALL FLAX SALES to Save the Bay. This money will go directly toward habitat restoration and free educational programs.  Learn more...Earth Day 2015 For more than 50 years  Save The Bay has been leading efforts to protect, preserve and restore the [...]

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FLAX, Best Arts and Crafts in the Bay Area

Thank you to all who cast their vote for Flax as the Best Arts & Crafts store. We work hard to create the best shopping experience for our customers, and it is rewarding to earn this award.  For our winner page,  click here, and to see all of this year's winner, click here.         Posted September 24, 2014 FLAX is among [...]

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