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Exhibition Updates

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2018

 The Valley Art Gallery’s ART’S UP Opening Reception on September 29, 2018 was well-attended; even more than we knew! It was great to see several people who came and for those who came after we had left. Which goes to show that one should stay to the end!

For the display at the exhibition, Keiko’s  pattern-painting, Yae-zan,  was hung behind the welcoming desk:

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Thank you to everyone who came!

The art exhibition in the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek (lower level of the building with the parking garage above) will switch at the middle of December. The current exhibition will come down (December 14, Friday) and the next one, sponsored by the CC 14 Art Group will go up on December 15, 2018 (Saturday). The CC14 exhibit will continue until January 11, 2019.

Have a wonderful year-end Holiday Season!

Keiko

New Exhibition at Valley Art Gallery

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2019

 Hello!

Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek (CA) will be opening their new exhibition on September 21, 2019:

70 Years of Fine Art

Spiral 106; oil from the Universe series

September 21 – November 9, 2019

From their announcement:

“70 years of bringing fine art to the East Bay.

Wow! Who back in 1949 would have predicted!

But here we are—with more than 300 fresh pieces representing the best from the best of East Bay artists assembled for our 70th Annual Fall Show—with all works available for sale or rent.

Drop by (or visit online) and see why even after 70 years we haven’t aged a bit.

Please join us for a

70th Celebration Reception

Sunday, September 29th, 2019; 2-5 pm”

Venue:

Valley Art Gallery

1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110

Walnut Creek, CA 945596

PHONE: (925) 935-4311

Website:              Valleyartgallery.org

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-5:00

Sacred Dance; oil from the Japanese crane series

The gallery will be displaying works of art from many fine Bay Area artists—three of my paintings are included:

❶          Sacred Dance 

Oil; from the Japanese crane series

❷          Spiral 106

Oil; from the Universe series

❸          Spiral 5194

Oil; from the Universe series

Spiral 5194; oil from the Universe series

 

Perhaps we’ll bump into each other at the reception!

All the best,

Keiko

 

Sharing Artwork

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2019

 Even before the East Bay Artist Guild (EBAG) and Las Juntas Artists merged in 2018 to become Las Juntas ~ East Bay Artist Guild, these organizations have been sharing the art of their members with the public, including special programs where artwork is exhibited in government offices.

Since these offices are secured workplaces, the art displayed there is only viewable by employees authorized to enter. However, these rotating exhibitions are a wonderful example of the partnerships between Las Juntas ~ East Bay Artist Guild and local government agencies.

Although the general public is not able to see these works—unless one happens to work in one of the offices with the artwork, I wanted to share my participation with my fellow artists. The paintings currently on display are smaller versions of Pattern paintings such as:

  1. Green Dragon

Or from the Universe series such as:

  1. from the Universe Series

Contra Costa County

The details of the exhibition are:

  • July 9 (Tuesday) to September 3 (Tuesday), 2019
  • Venue:

Contra Costa County Department of Information Technology

30 Douglas Drive

Martinez, CA 94553

Along with paintings of fellow artists, mine include:

❶          Tango

Oil                                         $350

❷          Dancing a Waltz

Oil                                          $280

❸          Scarab

Acrylic                                     $400

❹          Odyssey of the Mind

Lithograph/Watercolor            $380

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District

The details of the exhibition are:

  • July 16 (Tuesday) to September 17 (Tuesday), 2019
  • Venue:

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District Administration Office

147 Gregory Lane

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Along with paintings of fellow artists, mine include:

❶          Sunset Hills

Oil                          $110

❷          Supernova Remnant

Oil                          $110

❸          Star Birth

Oil                          $110

❹          EB Hills

Oil                          $110

 

Enjoy your summers!

Best regards,

Keiko

 

“Meet the Artists”

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2018

 Under the auspices of the Pleasant Hill Senior Center and EBAG (East Bay Artist Guild), a few artists will be at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center with small pieces of art for viewing and sale. True, the “sale” part is a bit late for Christmas this year, but think about how far ahead you would be for Christmas 2019! Of course, viewing and chatting are also good.

The particulars are:

  • Place: Pleasant Hill Senior Center, main hallway
  • Friday; December 28, 2018
  • 10 am – 1 pm

Hoping everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Keiko

ART’S UP Exhibition at the Valley Art Gallery

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2018

 Here are more details on the upcoming exhibition at the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Valley Art Gallery

– September 29 (Saturday) through November 10, 2018 (Saturday)

Presented in conjunction with the Valley Art Center

– The title of the exhibition is “ART’S UP” and three of my pattern-paintings will be among the 300 works being exhibited from East Bay artists working in all media.

From the Valley Art Gallery:

“Fall’s new art now up and running across the walls—real and virtual—of Valley Art Gallery. Some 300 works, for sale or rent, representing the best from the best of East Bay artists working in every style, media and motif you can imagine.

So surf on in—to the gallery or online. Either way the Art’s Up.

Please join us for the show’s Opening Reception.”

– Opening Reception:

Saturday; September 29, 2018                    3-6 pm

At the Valley Art Gallery (in the Palms Court shopping center)

1661 Botelho Drive; Suite 110

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: (925) 935-4311

http://valleyartgallery.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Valley-Art-Gallery-872165762810614/

– Valley Art Gallery hours:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-5:00

– Three paintings from my Pattern Landscape series will be displayed:

  1. Golden Ridges
  2. Yae-zan
  3. International Cities

Perhaps I’ll see you at the Opening!

Best regards,

Keiko

Current and Upcoming Exhibits in 2018

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2018

 Happy Fall to Everyone!

I’m not sure how time can fly so fast but have found—unfortunately ‘as usual’—my schedule is out-of-date! Well, with this posting it is now current and will remain so…for at least a while.

From now to the end of the year, here are confirmed exhibits; with times, themes, venue & sponsorships of each show:

  • John Muir Medical Center Art Show

– September 15 (Saturday) through November 2, 2018 (Friday)

Sponsored by the combined Las Juntas Artists & East Bay Artist Guild (EBAG)

– Three paintings from my Pattern Landscape, Kamon, and Japan series will be displayed:

  1. Bamboo Vista
    • (acrylic; Things Japanese series)
  2. Kamon
    • (acrylic, Japanese mon series)
  3. World Carnival
    • (oil, Pattern Landscape series)

– John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek Medical Center)

1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
925-939-3000
     https://www.johnmuirhealth.com/locations/john-muir-medical-center-walnut-creek.html

 

  • Valley Art Gallery

– September 29 (Saturday) through November 10, 2018 (Saturday)

Presented in conjunction with the Valley Art Center

– The title of the exhibition is “ART’S UP” and three of my pattern-paintings will be among the 300 works being exhibited from East Bay artists working in all media.

– Opening Reception:

Saturday; September 29, 2018                    3-6 pm

At the Valley Art Gallery (in the Palms Court shopping center)

1661 Botelho Drive; Suite 110

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: (925) 935-4311

http://valleyartgallery.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Valley-Art-Gallery-872165762810614/

– Valley Art Gallery hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-5:00

 

  • Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District: Senior Center

A rotating show in the Pleasant Hill Senior Center:

– June 23 (Saturday) through September 22, 2018 (Saturday)

Two paintings from my Waterscapes series are displayed:

  1. Reflection
    • (acrylic; Waterscapes series)
  2. Red Rock River
    • (acrylic, Waterscapes series)

 

– October 20 (Saturday) through December 22, 2018 (Saturday)

For this show, which has a Fall them, three paintings will be displayed:

  1. Ochiba
    • (watercolor; Fall leaves)
  2. Tsumugi
    • (oil, Japanese theme)
  3. Oak Creek
    • (oil, Waterscapes series)

– Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District: Senior Center

233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

925-646-6434
https://www.pleasanthillrec.com/444/Senior-Center

 

Have a wonderful fall,

Keiko

SWAN Day in Martinez

SWAN Day in Martinez  

Copyright © Keiko Stong Artist 2017

Definitely a rainy winter in California! We hope at least one day will be sunny, however, and that is Saturday, March 25th 2017.

SWAN Day in downtown Martinez is back! Like last year, it will be held—rain or shine!—at and around Martinez’s Old Train Depot.

This event is sponsored by the Martinez Arts Association, with the appreciated support of the City of Martinez. As the official paperwork shows:

SWAN Day/Support Woman Artists Now is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.”

Please check into the “WomenArts” organization which is celebrating this, the 10th Annual SWAN Day. As their website mentions: “…WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.”

Art on display and offered for sale at the Martinez event is handmade by the individual artists. Keiko will participate with a selection of her paintings, prints, cards, coasters, ornaments and her unique washi-paper desk organizers.

Here are the details:

SWAN Day Martinez

Support Woman Artists Now

Saturday; March 25, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm        Rain or Shine!

Old Train Depot Parking Lot

Ferry Street; Martinez, California

Hope to see you there!

Keiko