Monday, April 25, 2016

 Twilight

 

"Twilight" - ©Anahid - 2015 - acrylics, aqua oils and collage on canvas
This is the fourth painting in the Shadows series. At least it started out as 'shadows' but it evolved into Twilight— two people and their dog walking on a beach at twilight overlooking San Francisco and a bridge (we can't be too specific, since this is not a graphic representation, but an inspirational one).
This painting was painted over another painting from many years ago, which I did not particularly want to keep— it happens that way sometimes, because of space limitations etc.
Please enjoy, comment and share.



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Open Studios 2015 

Goodman 2 Building



"Remember" ©Anahid, mixed media on found wood

 Visit our building, see the art and architecture of Goodman 2. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 Assemblage Box going to ArtsBenicia


"Untitled Assemblage Box" is going to ArtsBenicia for an exhibit named "Fragments - the art of collage and assemblage".  Here is the link to their page:
http://artsbenicia.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition/



 "Untitled Assemblage Box" ©Anahid -2015

I recently finished this found objects assemblage box, and submitted it to a juried call for art at Arts Benicia, in Benicia, CA. which is known as arts town. I have not had a chance to name it yet. Sometimes it takes quite a while to understand what the art is saying to me, so I could name it. It might have a name yet!

I collect junk all the time on my walks in the city and in nature, also from various papers and mags. My studio space is very small so I put them on paper plates stacked on top of each other or, if they are three-dimensional, in plastic boxes that vegetables come in. I wish I had space for a large table so I could spread out more, but we have to work with what we have...I am usually working on a painting and an assemblage simultaneously; when I get tired of one, or don't know where to go with the next step, I switch from one to the other, and usually I know what to do when I return to the other piece.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 

New Beginnings — the art of transformation

I thought I would share a few photos from the Reception at the Main Library on January 13.  The first one is a composite that my husband Onyx made in Photoshop from several photos of friends and the organizer Khary-Dvorak Ewell. I was so glad that so many of my friends were able to attend the reception. The flowers were from my dear friend Sarah as I did win first prize. And my dear friend Colette gave me an application for my Mac called "starry night pro" as she knows my love of astronomy.











The exhibit of prints continues on the third floor through March 6, 2015.








 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Beginnings: The Art of Transformation


My image was chosen for the cover of this postcard announcing an art exhibit at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. 
https://sites.google.com/site/newbeginningsartshow/home

Two of my other paintings were chosen for this exhibit. Since the Library did not have insurance, they decided to make hi-res prints and exhibit those instead of the originals. However, the originals will be on sale through the exhibit organizers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



OPEN STUDIOS 2014


  

'Contemplation-1" ©Anahid 2013  

Acrylics, graphite, ink and collage



 
It is that time of year again! Please join us for Open Studios at the Goodman-2 Bldg. in Potrero Hill, SF. Five artists showing our work. Hope you can join us if you are in the city on Oct. 25 or 26, 2014.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Art Exhibit at SF Zen Center

Modern Mystical Art by Anahid


The Yellow Path - ©Anahid 2013
Acrylics on wood panel
18"x24"

 Exhibit will run July 1 - 31, 2014 

  SF Zen Center,  City Center Lounge

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA

Reception: Frdiay July 11
7 - 9 p.m.

http://www.sfzc.org/cc/display.asp?catid=&pageid=4298

All are welcome!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Art Show at the Collage Gallery


"Bodhisattva Altar"
©Anahid, 2014
mixed-media assemblage box


Anahid is artist of the month at the Collage Gallery in Potrero Hill

Exhibit runs April 1 - 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday April 4, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.

1345 -18th Street, (near Missouri)
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415)282-4401
www.collage-gallery.com

Art making connects me to my soul and spirit
and I hope the viewer can do some of the same.

Friday, November 1, 2013

OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studios this weekend!


Come visit our beautiful building with a lot of art this weekend, Nov. 2 & 3, 2013 in Potrero Hill 
at the Goodman-2 Building. Click on the photo for details.


Six artists are participating this year in Open Studios at Goodman-2 Bldg., and we are happy to revive this event again in our live-work building that has a long artistic tradition going back to the historic Goodman Building, a Victorian on Geary and Van Ness where a group of  organized artists squatted for 10 years. The artists were finally evicted in 1983 by the SF Redevelopment Agency who owned this historic building. However since the building was registered as Historic Preservation, they were not able to tear it down, but gutted it to turn it into apartments. 

Unlike Goodman 2 with its predominance of condos and all its rules and restrictions, the original Goodman Building was a vibrant and lively arts building with various art activities going on at all times. 


This is one of the pieces I will be exhibiting at this event.


"The Ties that Bind" - from the Shadows series
copyright ©Anahid
acrylics on canvas, 30"x 24"


Thursday, October 31, 2013

SF Open Studios Hub


Come visit on Friday night Nov.1, to see an Art Exhibit at Dogpatch Cafe and Gallery on 3rd. St., as part of Artspan's SF Open Studios HUB. 


Please click this entire link for details: 
http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e0454d4fc5f48e738028ff9dd&id=dacb54885c&e=470d3b9a16


"She Who Watches..." copyright ©Anahid 
acrylics, mixed-media with copper and shells on wood panel
28"x24"x3"

This is one of two paintings I am exhibiting at this group show. It's a wonderful gallery space with big windows facing west, and it's next door to a cafe of the same name serving nice food.

And our Open Studios are this coming weekend Nov.2 &3rd., 11 - 6 at the Goodman-2 Bldg., 
1695 18th St. (nr. Arkansas), in San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013