Month: March 2008

Artists Deduction Bill

For all of you who are looking for fairer treatment with art auctions and tax write-offs, you might want to go online and sign this petition: Artists’ Deduction Bill: This artist deduction bill (S.548) would give artists the right to deduct the fair market value of their work when donating it to a charity. We …

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“A Breath of Plein Air”

Just received word, I am juried into this plein air show sponsored by the History San Jose association. The paintings must be plein air works of San Jose, Santa Clara, or Silicon Valley and runs from May 4 – September 21, 2008. I don’t do too many paintings of the immediate area, so several weeks …

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Tahoe Day 1

The Village Art Gallery at Lake Tahoe’s south shore closed down unexpectedly. The owner was having health problems, and decided to move to a more favorable climate. I made a quick trip up to the lake to get my paintings, and to do a few plein air studies. Shelly Hocknell Zenter, another artist showing in …

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Homer, Church, and Moran

I visited Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford University campus today. They had a special exhibit called “Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape”. Quite a mouthful, but the emphasis was how artists in the 1800’s were instrumental in opening up the American west to tourism. I met my good …

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