SWAN Day Exhibition

Bankhead TheaterThe SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day Exhibition showing at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore (a beautiful facility that will get a steady audience through on show nights) is the very first all women’s show I think I’ve ever participated in!

The show was arranged by SVWAC, the Silicon Valley Women’s Art Caucus and juried by Linda Ryan, Manager of the Bothwell Arts Center, Curator of the Bankhead Theater Exhibition Program and a member of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC).

It was such a pleasure to meet so many interesting female artists working in a great variety of media with unique approaches to their art. Here is just a glimpse of the show from the April 2nd reception and a few of the participating artists. Links to their websites are provided by clicking on their names (where applicable and when I managed to hang onto their business cards).

Swan Day Exhibition VIP room  Bankhead Theater 2015

The swanky VIP room at the Bankhead Theater.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Gerri Russell

Gerri Russell and two of her abstract mixed media pieces.

Marie Cameron At SWAN Day exhibit Bankhead Theater 2015

Marie Cameron with Dahlia Days.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Rachel Tirosh

Rachel Tirosh and two of her mixed media abstracts.

SWAN Day Exhibition - Dancing in the Rain 2015

Sandra Myers and her acrylic Rain Dance.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Lynda Briggs

Lynda Briggs and her acrylic Black Swan.

SWAN Day Exhibition - Kerry Joy McGehee

Kerry Joy McGehee and her photograph of a sunflower.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Lynne Todaro

Lynne Todaro and her mixed media assemblage Homage to Louise.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Pop! - Tina Maier's       SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Tina Maier       SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Blue Thing - Tina Maier

Tina Maier and fabric constructions, Pop!, Noisemaker, Blue Thing.

SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Jane Peterman

Jane Peterman and her acrylic To Divorce or Not.

SWAN Day Exhibition - Live Music

Lovely live music!

SWAN Day Exhibition - Marie Cameron Feathers 2015               SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Nathalia             SWAN Day Exhibition Reception - Susan Kraft

Marie Cameron, Nathalia and Susan Kraft.

Swan Day Exhibition - Swan Cards


There were party favors too!

To learn more about SWAN and SVWCA visit: www.womenarts.org/swan/ at www.svwca.org

Lovely Livermore

To be honest, when contemplating a call to entry, location is a bit of a factor. I have to consider whether or not the exhibition is worth the shipping expense or if I can drop it off, how far am I willing to drive? After all, it does take away from valuable studio time. So slowly and carefully, I am expanding into new frontiers. Today, for example, I dropped off two pieces (Feathers and Dahlia Days) at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore for their Swan Day Exhibition which was organized by the Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art. Livermore is only an hour away from Los Gatos but I’d never been and was really surprised by how charming I found it to be. Founded in 1876, there is such an eclectic mix of period and vintage architecture and a really vibrant downtown that feels both authentic and relaxed with lots of people happily buzzing over lunch in it’s many varied restaurants. I thought I’d share some of the Livermore vibe:

Livermore - Tiled Mural- Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Bankhead Theater - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Art  Studio - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Chamber of Commerce - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Donut Wheel - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Bakery - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Western Wear- Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Cycling Murals- Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Livermorium- Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Sping Leaves Facade - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Hole in the Wall - Marie Cameron 2015

Livermore - St Michael's 1 - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - St Michael's 2 - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - The Delinguent Dog - Marie Cameron 2015.jpg

Livermore - Good Things - Marie Cameron 2015

Getting to know towns like Livermore is one of the fun fridge benefits of showing  in new places – keep the good things coming!