Grace Cathedral San Francisco

Grace Cathedral

Grace with light

Grace Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of California, and an iconic house of prayer for all it is a place where you experience something different where the boundaries of religion do not co-exist, were you can meditate in your own faith, and ponder while traversing through the labyrinth.  As a plus, you can admire  the art in every corner  of it .

The red String

The red String

Grace Cathedral has two labyrinths. The outdoor labyrinth, to the right of the cathedral doors is always open.  The other labyrinth is found within the cathedral.

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The labyrinths

“The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. By walking a replica of the Chartres labyrinth, laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220, we are rediscovering a long-forgotten mystical tradition.” -Grace Cathedral

Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

 

While walking through the labyrinth, keep an open mind and meditate to release our joys, and sorrows. The path itself is only one way, meaning there are no dead-ends and tricks.

If you would ever want to enjoy the Grace Cathedral as I did, then below is the address of this unique place.

  • Address: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Opened: 1964
  • Hours: Monday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm  –  
  • Phone: (415) 749-6300
  • Architectural styles: Gothic Revival architecture, French Gothic architecture
  • Architect: Lewis P. Hobart

 

 

 

 

A Touch of Art

Lena Rushing

Painting by Lena Rushing

SLO Public Art

I went to pick up my son in San Luis Obispo, I love this town, and whenever I go to visit  there is always something interesting to see or discover. Apart from being a town full of students and also having a very interesting cultural diversity, the town is  surrounded by art, all the power boxes were painted with  land marks  of the town itself.

SLO Robert Maja

Painting by Robert Maja

SLO Robert Maja 2

Painting by Robert Maja

I found this to be a beautiful way to embellish something as ugly as a power box. I took as much photos as I could while we were in the town.

Marcie Hawthorne

Painting by Marcie Hawthorne

Rayan Willians 2

Painting by Rayan Willians

What I noticed about all the qualities of Californian artists is how the art is diverse, organic, and beautiful. I am truly blessed to live in such an amazing place. I hope you all love the photos as much as I do.

Patricia 😉

Showin’ On The River Riverfront Art gallery’s 4th Annual juried Fine Art Show

This summer I took the opportunity to enter my work in this amazing show and guess what, I got in!

Exhibitions Dates : July 10th, 2013 – September 8th, 2013

Reception date. Saturday, July 13th, 5-9pm

I hope to see you there!

Patricia Herz 🙂

july-2013-epostcard

july-2013-epostcard

Make Your Art Your Business — 2013 Artist Workshop Series

Joya

La Joya

This region of California has the biggest advantages. Not only are its landscape and people amazing, but it is culturally diverse and a lot of creativity comes from people’s curiosity.

This curiosity brings me always to seek information and to always answer the questions I ask myself.

When I started to paint and exhibit my works, I found it difficult to get information on where to show my work and how to sell it. How do I approach dealers, gallery owners, and curators? When I finish a work I always wonder how I can sell it? Where can I exhibit it? All those questions that all artists ask.

I take the opportunity of this blog to pass the answers to these questions to all my fellow painters. At least, the ones that seems relevant to me. Like the workshop below.

Patricia 😉

SOMArts and ArtSpan Present:

Make Your Art Your Business — 2013 Artist Workshop Series

“Emerging Artists 101”

From the Coffee Shop to the Solo Show

SOMArts Classroom
934 Brannan Street
Between 8th and 9th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

So I made a few paintings, now what? Emerging Artists 101 is designed for anyone looking to get started with selling their artwork in any form. Time tested techniques from a peer perspective will set you on the path to making your art work for you.

About the Presenter:

Joshua Coffy is an artist living and working in San Francisco.  His paintings are inspired by nature, environmental themes, and juxtaposing human conventions with birds and mammals.  Joshua has participated in ArtSpan’s workshops in the past as a presenter for DIY Marketing tactics. Joshua has shown in many galleries in San Francisco and Oakland and enjoys all aspects of being an artist.

About Make Your Art Your Business:

ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public.

Contact the organizer:

http://www.artspan.org/

Mother’s Day Guide to the Wine Country

The-vineyards

The-vineyards acrylic

A little note to a special person who is always in our hearts.

The vineyards of California are always surprising us for their spectacular beauty. From Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, to Dry Creek, they are all different, but share the same traits: beautiful sceneries, delicious food, great wines and amazing art expositions.

Some events for the mother’s day caught my attention. So I wanted to share them on this page: If you don’t have any ideas for this special day, this is my advice to enjoy it.

Events

(Healdsburg) J Vineyards & Winery 
This weekend, Mom can relax with a complimentary food and wine flight at the J Winery bar. Or, toast her in the Bubble Room and enjoy reduced prices on Bubble Room Menu items. J Vineyards offers a unique experience in Sonoma County and makes Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. 11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, 707.431.3646

(Santa Rosa) Mother’s Day Safari
Take mom on a real adventure safari, including brunch at Safari West. Two times are offered, a morning African Queen tour at 10, or an afternoon package starting at 1pm. Tickets: $60 for adults; $25 for children 4-12. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, 707.579.2551.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Patricia 🙂

Playing with Glue

you-say-fame-web

you-say?

I became interested in the art of collage and my question was will I be able to do something interesting? I did a thorough research on how they worked. In the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

My curiosity and my effort  to learn and discover other techniques and ways of expression, sometimes lead me to realize things that I didn’t expect of me.

If-I-dance-web

If-I-dance?

With glue, newspaper and magazine paper I began to work in what my instinct told me.As a result I created  these two pictures “if I dance?” and “you say?”

My-three-drops-of-gouache-web

My-three-drops-of-gouache.

then I started to mix pieces of paper with gouache, leaving one column with  natural gauche  and the others with  the same color but adding white and the other a bit of black gouache. I call this picture “My three drops of gouache”.

I never went back to do more anymore collages, but I decided to make this blog as a small homage tribute.

Patricia 🙂