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Meet the Artist: Ingrid C. Lockowandt

FLAX interviews local artist Ingrid C. Lockowandt Ingrid C. Lockowandt brings a powerful and unique approach to her paintings, noted for their vibrant colors and crisp edges. Her portraits and figurative works inspire awe through their depth and emotion. In her work she tries to look beyond the surface of her subject’s likeness to reach the spirit, character and essence [...]

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Live Art with Julie Marsh

Date of event: May 30, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Julie Marsh, a mixed media artist from the San Francisco Bay Area and a member of SanFrancisco Women Artists. our current exhibit feature, will be here on Saturday to inspire and delight working in mixed media. She has studied painting for many years with a variety of teachers. [...]

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Live Art with Pamela Rhodes

Date of event: May 23, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Pamela Rhodes is a skilled portrait and landscape artist and her graphite, colored pencil and watercolor work is owned by clients throughout the US, Mexico and England. As the founder and director of ARTroads, Pamela has taught drawing, portrait and watercolor classes for numerous organizations and in [...]

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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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