I told you the other day about the upcoming ArtFirst! Holiday Show and Sale. Here's a look at the work of some of the amazing artists in the show. (And stay tuned, I'll introduce you to more in my next posts). First, the most well-rounded, knowledgeable and generous artist I know -- Berkeley resident kayla garelick, abstract photographer and photogravure printmaker. kayla writes that she seeks with her art to communicate her daydreams. Her business name is, aptly, "daydreaming arts."
kayla is also a website wizard. She took time out of her busy schedule printing her work for this show, and appearing in other shows around the Bay Area, to create ArtFirst!'s site.
How many art shows boast talented mother and daughter artists? Meet Grace Taormina, who lives in Pinole, and her daughter Rachel, resident of Oakland. Grace is a mixed media and fiber artist who teaches a wide variety of art classes in the Bay Area and online at CraftArtEdu, and has published books about rubber stamping and other crafts.
Rachel Taormina paints and draws, works in mixed media, and creates upcycled jewelry. I included one of her paintings, called "Bubbles", and a shot of the home page of her website, which shows the amazing variety of her artwork.
That's your sneak peek for today! More to come, and if you're in the Bay Area, I hope you can make it to the show -- at the Village Shops and Galleries, 10330 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, from November 24th through December 2nd, from noon to 6:00 pm, open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
Come to meet us at the opening launch party, next Saturday Nov. 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.