Owner and director of the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach. A graduate of Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, I also earned a master’s degree in dance therapy from Washington University and founded IDEA, a modern dance company in Santa Monica. Co-founder with Judy Chicago and others of Womanspace, a nonprofit gallery in Los Angeles that evolved into the Woman’s Building, an arts and education center the L.A. Times called “a feminist mecca.”
For the month of February, 2019 Nicole Frazer’s art is featured. In the Garden Gallery she is showing fourteen monoprints and several mixed media paintings. She enjoys talking about the techniques and how she has discovered new ways of printmaking. We are open President’s Day and then one more weekend. The artist will be in the gallery on Sunday, February 24th, 12 – 4:30 PM.
After a popular opening reception was held on December 8th, there are two more weekends to check out the artwork of Trevor Jones, a young Bolinas artist featured in the pop-up gallery space. He is showing 22 paintings that are truly unique in which he “draws inspiration from the esoteric teachings of inter-dimensional witches.”
All-weather wood sculptures of fantasy sea creatures are featured in the Sculpture Garden. The Sea Creature Fantasy Series is a vibrant meditation on the fantastical nature of our cherished marine life and beyond. Only our dreams know what truly exists in our ocean’s depths. Made in Stinson Beach, they are cut, sanded, primed, sealed, painted and sealed again to endure mother nature’s wrath.
Eligibility: *Residents of the Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties) Sculptures must be able to withstand changing weather over time and not be a safety hazard. If selected, Artists will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement.
I have a piece in the Stinson Beach Library’s Small Sculpture Show. Here is an image of my mixed media sculpture, Dancing Cheek to Cheek. Download a flyer for the show.
Also in Stinson Beach
Schehera Van Dyke shows multi-colored glazed ceramic plates at made, a contemporary craft gallery Emmeline Craig’s Blissful Art Gallery features her serene landscape paintings.The Stinson Beach Gallery shows Tem Weldon’s amusing word paintings.
The Marin Center has a new show, Natural Beauty: The Art and Artists of West Marin. The show runs through March 30th.
And in Palo Alto In conjunction with their exhibition, Bird in the Hand, the Palo Arts Center Foundation at 1313 Newell Road has copies in their book store of my award winning haiku collection, Bird Watch. In the Bay Area Independent Publilshers Newsletter, Lily O’Brien said, “In this first collection of haiku, remarkable for its evocation of the Northern California sand spit and salt water estuary where the writer-artist makes her home, over 150 poems take us through the four seasons on land and sea, in mind and heart.”
I will be reading with Doreen Stock at Folio Books in San Francisco on March 7, from my latest book, MOVING OUT OF THE FRAME, published by Norfolk Press. We are sponsored by Odd Mondays, a series of readings organized by Judy and Ramon Sender.