YOU are formally invited to come say hello on Saturday, April 8th at 6pm at Sparrow Gallery! New work by myself and Natalie Sakurai, a glass and mixed media artist whose multilayered work examines the contradictory themes of isolation and belonging, will be our backdrop. Delicious snacks, lots of laughing and joking around will be had. I hope you can stop by!
Stories about alternative photography on Thursday, 11/17/16 starting at 6:30pm at the Clunie Community Center hosted by Friends of East Sacramento and Open Show Sacramento. This is a night for talking about the photo-based art of four artists who've been at it for a while, and sharing the stories behind it.
I feel compelled to tell you that this is not a sales event but a space to share and ask questions, and to participate in an arts dialoge. I hope you can make it!
Join me on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday the 11th between 10am-5pm for Sac Open Studios!
6260 Belleau Wood Ln. #7
Sacramento, CA 95822
Look for the yard signs along the way. The studio is in a light industrial area and is the driveway after you see Mi Abuelita's Tortilla's sign. You can view the Guide and Maps here for this free Open Studio event that's organized by non-profit, Verge Center for the Arts. You'll find me on page 22!
Or send me a note with your address through my contact page if you prefer to have a hardcopy mailed to you.
This year, I'm opening my studio with the amazing letterpress studio of Delta Press. We'll be in the S. Land Park area. And, we'll have ice cold refreshments, tasty treats and amazing photography and letterpress creations! Nothing stuffy, just pure goofing off around art and having fun.
Hands-on Photo Demo: Saturday 9/10 at 11am!
I'm inviting you to join me in making your very own non-traditional photography project! Yes, I must be crazy to do this during Open Studios because it can be busy but I wanted everyone who came to have a ton of fun and leave with a little something special that they made themselves.
Bridget and Michael of Delta Press will also be doing demos between 11am-3pm on Saturday, 9/10. They've got the cat's meow of letterpress equipment that you never accidentally run into so if you have the slightest interest in this super neat craft of making words and images look beautiful on paper, come check them out.
One Studio. 3 Artists.
If you'd like your very own hand-printed invitation snail-mailed to you, send me a note through my contact page with your address here and I'll pop it in the mail to you. We decided to collaborate on a handmade invitation because it sounded like fun, and it was!
Inspired by vintage carnival posters, Delta Press created the design and letterpressed both sides. I then added a secret glow-in-the-dark message that you can only read in the dark. ....yes, I had to make it glow in the dark. Couldn't help myself. lol. :)
So come visit us this weekend! And visit a boat load of other 150 amazing artists during the entire Sac Open Studios event!
Never Better by Kate Farrall, Van Dyke Brown Print on Fake Fur
Good news! I have a bioluminescent, unique, chromogenic print in the Consilience of Art & Science Exhibition at The Pence Gallery! This Art/Science fusion exhibition aims to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; and to spark new ways of viewing the world and ourselves.
The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 PM and I hope you'll join me there. The dates of the exhibit are Jan. 19-Feb. 28, 2016.
Location: The Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun 11:30 AM - 5 PM
I'm especially honored to have been chosen for inclusion by Shih-Wen Young and Sharon Bladholm who both have a deep and impressive background with science-infused work. Here's a little more about them...
Shih-Wen Young received his Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University and is currently a professor in Astronomy/Physics at American River College, California. He has been awarded several art and technology grants, including one from Foundation Tenot, France. Shih-Wen has collaborated with artists, musicians, dancers, and scientists on numerous projects. His work has been shown and published in various exhibitions, conferences and journals, including the Chinese Biennial 2008, The State Hermitage Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Kiev, Hall of Science, NYC, and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Shih-Wen recently finished his “Message in the Sky” project in Dubai, and Joshua Tree, which integrates art and astronomy as a public participatory project. The project will be displayed in Taiwan in 2016, and at the Honolulu Biennial in 2017.
Sharon Bladholm has coordinated the Opal Glass Studios in Chicago since 1983, creating complex work investigating the intersections of art, science, and nature, in glass, bronze, and ceramics. In addition to her large-scale installations of public art at the Chicago Botanical Garden, Shedd Aquarium, and several city parks, she creates ceramic sculptures and works on paper. Her current series, ORGAN-ic Inflorescence, is related to her interest in internal organs interfacing with botanicals. Her work has been impacted greatly by participating on science expeditions to study biologically diverse ecosystems of the Amazon.
Come check out the show if you're in Davis!
Saturday and Sunday, September 19 & 20 from 10am - 5pm, come say hello to me in my studio. I'm excited to catch up, talk art and share new work with you!
You can pick up a map to all of the open studios at www.vergeart.com or download it here.
Below is the map where my studio #218 is located. I'm looking forward to this fun weekend!
Pleased to be a part of the Botanica-All Things Plant Life exhibition at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. It runs from 7/12 - 9/6. They really do good things there so stop in the next time you're over that way. For example, here's a clip of the Andy Warhol piece Bedford recreated That I saw when I dropped off my pieces. Neat, right?
More about the show...
From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.
Botanica is an exhibition juried by Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA and MacKenzie Stevens, Assistant Curator of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Sunday, May 3, 11am-1pm • $50
Mother’s Day Alert: You need a gift for your mom -OR- you are a mom who needs a gift. Either way, we’ve got you covered with this Cyanotype Scarf workshop. You’ll create a silk scarf using the very same Cyanotype photographic process that Anna Atkins, famed first woman photographer, used in the 1840’s. The shadows and silhouettes from the objects placed on the scarf create white and light blue highlights that are surrounded by a deep “cyanotype” blue. Like sun prints, this is a photogram technique which means it does not use negatives or an enlarger, just objects and a scarf coated with a light sensitive cyanotype mix.
Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself. It is a great way to create art that you can wear. Once you learn the technique, you can create designs using a wide variety of materials—a great way to make a custom gift for the moms out there.
No prior photography knowledge needed, and all materials will be provided. You will go home with one completed cyanotype scarf.
This workshop is led by Kate Farrall, a fine artist with a passion for creating patterns from unusual materials. See her work in person during the April 11-May 3 exhibition at Delta Workshop to take a look at the photographic patterns she’s created using bioluminescent fungus.
April 11th to May 3rd, 2015
Saturday, April 11th • 6-8pm
Delta Workshop, 2598 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Kate Farrall creates bioluminescent photographs that investigate memories, mistakes, inheritance and the decline of analog photography. As she hacks into the personal narratives of strangers, she re-casts their memories to consider their how their existence still has an impact even though they are long gone. She sees a correlation between photography’s evolution with that of memory and genetics. By cultivating a bioluminescent fungus called Fox Fire, she harnesses its communicative properties as a metaphor for the ever-changing state in which we hold memories, and the way genes mutate and photographs decay.
Thursday, February 26 6-8pm • $45
Delta Workshop, 2598 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Create a tiny world all your own! Learn about using different types of moss and miniatures to create a self-watering plant arrangement that will last. Terrariums are great for bringing a little bit of greenery into those quiet, dimly lit areas of your home where most plants won’t thrive. They also make a perfect springtime gift, but be forewarned, once you start making these little gems, you might not be able to stop.
Moss, jar, tiny figurine and all materials are included. Limited to 10 participants.
This workshop is led by Kate Farrall, a fine artist who loves making and photographing tiny terrarium-sized worlds. She also creates experimental photography that includes exposing photos through the postal system and growing bioluminescent fungus. She holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts, a BA in Art History, and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
An Exhibition of Work Under 12”
January 10th to March 7th, 2015
Kate's work is included in Small Showcase, a group show of work from both emerging and established artists in the Sacramento region. Thirty-four artists are represented in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, collage, sculpture, and photography. All pieces in the show have dimensions of twelve inches or less.
While the artists in this exhibition have very different styles and themes in their work, similarities can be observed as well. Nature and landscape are themes in many pieces, and many of the artworks have materials and process as driving forces. The goal of this exhibition is to offer a concise snapshot of artwork in the region at this moment.