So happy to see these sweet friends drift into Ruth’s Table to visit and see art. Ruth’s Table is a center for creative learning for all ages rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa. Big thanks to @RuthsTableSF, @RoomandBoard, and @artspansf for making SF Open Studios such an enjoyable and positive experience. And thanks to Jessica McCracken for this photo.
Artist Janey Fritsche installing her artwork for the SF Open Studios event this weekend. Stop by our gallery to celebrate with us and chat with the artists this Sat-Sun, November 11-12 (11am-6pm). .
My postcard for this show has an incorrect address. Ruth’s Table is at 3171 21st Street in San Francisco. Ruth’s Table is a center for creative learning rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa. Pamela Pitt is also showing with her compelling abstract work.
This is the lovely setting I was lucky enough to hang my paintings in for this past weekends successful SF Open Studios. A big thank you to @artspansf and especially to @RoomAndBoard, for their fun and tasty opening night and beautiful space.
Next Up: Open Studios - Nov 11 & 12; 11 - 6pm, at Ruth’s Table, 3171 21st St. This is a center for creative learning rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa. Just hung this show Monday with lots of new work. Excited about this show … more later …
Yesterday I received an email inquiring about sale of my artwork. It read: “Hello, I came across your web page, I like your inspiration as an artist. How about you email me your recent work on sale for me to look through? Cheers, Grace.”
This is the third time in a year or two where I’ve received a similar inquiry, and I was nearly bit the first time. The scam is the “interested” party will send you a cashier’s check … which ends up being considerably more than your quoted price. When questioned, they say something like … “oh, my husband must have gotten confused. Go ahead and deposit the check and just sent us back the difference.”
I nearly fell for it the first time, and luckily some warning flags from friends alerted me in time. It sounds obvious now, but then they had a great story I fell for about sending the overpayment to their dear friend who is a veteran and could use the money. I was touched that they were so generous and posted it on Facebook, where a friend said this sounds like a scam. I raced to the bank to stop the check and to Fedex to stop the painting shipment.
I’m pretty sure it is the same people running the scam and I guess they think that I will forget past travesties. I googled the email address yesterday, and saw that another person received the same email and managed to stop the whole transaction at just the nick of time. She notified the FBI and hasn’t heard back.
At this point, I don’t have the cycles to spend to try and ensnare them. It was about a months worth of wrangling when it happened the first time. Hopefully others won’t fall for it. Maybe this post will help.
Note: flaming girl part of posted image is from Wikipedia “Cautionary Tale” - An illustration from "The Dreadful Story of Pauline and the Matches" from Struwwelpeter, by Heinrich Hoffman, 1858.
A tribe of dogs enjoying the fresh air and beach life. I wonder if they prefer chasing sea gulls to squirrels. Some sea gulls do seem to love to taunt them and they have the perfect get-away strategy in three dimensional maneuvering. Loving the smokeless air and soft misty breeze coming from the ocean after the terrifying fire storms. Salve for the soul.
I’ll be showing new painting series for TWO weekends of open studios in San Francisco. Come say hi and enjoy snacks, vino, music and art.
Nov 4 & 5, 11 - 6pm, at Room & Board, 685 Seventh St. Reception: Join me and 15 other artists for music and yummies at Room & Board's beautiful showroom at 7th and Townsend Thursday evening, November 2! Free parking in the lot or street, transit access via MUNI lines 10, 19, 27, 30, and 47 or Caltrain.
Nov 11 & 12, 11 - 6pm, at Ruth’s Table, 580 Capp St. This is a center for creative learning rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa. New and different paintings from the prior weekend will be shown.
#wip The pinkish air is filled with smoke and ash. Such sad news just north of here from the fires. At the same time, the devastation is opening hearts in support of the many people in need. It feels like time is standing still while we all hold our breath and watch and wait for this surreal experience to end. In the meantime, I’m adding layers to this work in progress. I thought it was going in one direction, but maybe not.
One of two new paintings that I just hung in San Francisco for the Open Studios Exhibition opening, which is Thursday, Oct 12 from 6:30 - 9:00. 932 Brannan St. Over 800 artists are participating. I will be in two SF Open Studios the first two weeks of November. More info later. @artspansf
This painting is part of the Smuggler’s Cove and Becoming Sand series. See janeynow.com.