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Alice Neel: People Come First

March 12, 2022 – July 10, 2022

“Alice Neel (1900–1984) was one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art. This is the first comprehensive West Coast retrospective of Neel’s work. The award-winning exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and watercolors, along with additional artworks and media exclusive to the San Francisco presentation.”

“Neel’s ‘pictures of people’ embody a rare candor and irreverence. Together they emphasize her belief in the dignity and worth of all individuals, a view that remains critical to the social and cultural politics of our time.” (from the deYoung website)

In addition to Neel’s works, the deYoung is including works from local artists. In the museum exhibit, there is a virtual component to also display the on-line submitted works. On their website, they sound the call for submissions:

“Alice Neel referred to her paintings as ‘pictures of people,’ emphasizing the humanity of her sitters. Share your own creative ‘pictures of people’ with the de Young museum, and we will share them with our community. We welcome submissions from all ages, in any medium, including drawings, paintings, photographs, and more. Why, and how, did you choose to represent this person? How did making the picture help you to better understand this person, or your relationship to them?”

Click HERE to see the on-line exhibit web gallery. My picture is called, “On the phone.”

This picture was taken during the show

Cut, Snipped, Torn and Pasted

April 24 – June 13, 2021

“Scissors were my first tool. Paper and paste my first materials. In development for 5 years, my current work is a return to a beginning. With a lifelong love, and respect for castoff materials, I am inspired by this common throwaway: the Security Envelope.”

While the show closed on June 13, 2021, you can still view all of the works here: Security Envelope Collage.

Here is a direct link to the Paul Mahder Gallery webpage. Search under Artists for me, or click here.


The deYoung Open Exhibit

October 10, 2020 – January 31, 2021

I was proud to have participated in The de Young Open exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. There were 877 artworks from 762 local bay area artists that were selected. This juried exhibit was one of the events celebrating the esteemed museum’s 125th anniversary. Here is the exhibit poster. As of March 3, 2021, the de Young museum has reopened with COVID-19 restrictions. And even though the show is now over, you can still watch the official video walk-through video by clicking here.

The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who offer their pieces for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Access The de Young Open Web Gallery to explore artworks in the exhibition.” (from The de Young Museum website)

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