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Monday, September 29, 2008

A Personal Thank You

to my friends and neighbors for supporting my September 2008 election to the San Francisco Arts Commission's Artist Selection Panel. I am excited to participate in the decision-making process regarding the art to be displayed in and on the Ortega Branch Library after its upcoming renovation.

Monday, March 31, 2008

JAG's Art Studio at the Beach

My studio, JAG's Art Studio at the Beach, is a three-story waterfront home, studio and gallery, where I have lived since 1985; it has an unobstructed view of the Pacific and Ocean Beach, an area that draws to it surfers from around the world. On continuous display are over 100 pieces of art including my original paintings, giclee prints, drawings, 3-D pieces and mobiles. Paintings in the studio range in size from 7" x 10" to 4' x 8', and prices vary beginning at $100 for small prints. I am available for commissions, murals and children's portraits [see"Laura at the Beach" and "Joseph in his Shades."

Please feel invited to come by, bring friends, enjoy the ocean view, and take home some art. My studio/gallery/home is OPEN DAILY, but giving me notice of your intended visit by phone or e-mail would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

About Giclee Prints

Giclee prints (French word, pronounced "jee-clay" meaning to spray in a jiggling manner) are such high quality reproductions of original paintings that it is often difficult to tell the print from the original. The process starts with a professionally taken photographic transparency that is used to make a high resolution scan. After adjustments are made for clarity and color accuracy, colored inks spray the image onto canvas or specially treated papers through the use of a high tech printer. Canvas prints are then manually covered with a clear topcoat to protect the print for many years from fading. I am so confident of this process that I will replace your print with a new one if it does not hold up as promised. Canvas prints are framed in black metal presentation frames, unless otherwise indicated or requested. Paper prints are custom matted to fit standard sized frames; the difficulty in shipping glass has precluded me from shipping framed paper prints under glass. However, any painting purchased in person at the studio is framed, matted and ready for immediate hanging. Also, any image can be made into a print that is sized to your specifications.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

To Commission A Painting

If you have a space in your home or office that you would like to fill with a painting of mine, I can work with you on an idea and a final piece, unique to you and made to order. I can help with framing and installation. It takes me approximately one month to complete a painting of any size. You can bring me a photograph or just your idea. Ask me about it. We can work within your budget. Special rates on custom paintings related to surfing while I'm still working on the Surfers and Beach Life series.


Surfer on the SIdewalk
Surfer on the Sidewalk by Judi Gorski

Monday, March 24, 2008

Beachscapes (non-figurative)

Footprints in the Dunes
Footprints in the Dunes, by Judi Gorski

Textured Shells and Sea Creatures


California Poppy
California Poppy by Judi Gorski

Airbrush Art

Airbrushed Parrot
Parrot, airbrush on illustration board, by Judi Gorski

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Past Art Exhibitions

Wipeout Bar & Grill, 302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA (Nov. 2009 - present)
ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios, 2366 48th Ave, S.F. (Oct., 2001-2008,1998,1993-1996)
Paradise Surf Shop, 3961 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (June 1 – June 30, 2007)
Caffe Union, 1830 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (April 1 – May 31, 2007)
Java Beach Café, 1396 La Playa St., San Francisco, CA 94122 (Sept. 2, 2005 – Sept. 2, 2008)
Kaila’s Corner Cup, 3655 Lawton St., San Francisco, CA 94122 (Nov.– Dec.2006)
Proximity Real Estate, 1221 Bridgeway, Suite #1, Sausalito, CA (March 1 – April 30, 2006)
Pier 23 Restaurant, on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 94111– Nov. 15-Dec. 31st, 2003
Sequoia National Bank, 699 Portola Drive, San Francisco, CA 94127 – March, 2001
Java Beach Café, Judah & La Playa, San Francisco, CA 94122– December 1997, 1996

Rocket Dog Benefit, Java Beach Cafe, Judah Street between La Playa and 48th Avenue, San Francisco, CA (April 26, 2008 -- all day street fair)
City Hall Art Show, Supervisor Carmen Chu's Office, Room 260, City Hall, San Francisco, CA (Feb. 25 - April 25, 2008)
Studio 333 Art Gallery, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA (March 1 – April 15, 2007)
Kaila’s Corner Cup, 3655 Lawton Street, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Oct. '06, Dec.'09-Jan 2010)
SOMARTS Art Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (October, 2006)
Spring Art Show-Paintings & Glass, JAG’s Art Studio, 2366 48th Avenue, with Kelcie Tinker & Marilyn Warden, glass artists (April 29-May 1, 2005; May 6-7, 2006)
SOBI Artists’ Gallery, Grand Opening , 1111 Howard Street, Burlingame, CA(Sept.,2004)
WISE Surfboards, 800 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94121 (Jan. 2003 – present)
Sunset Artists Society, Sunset Community Festival, 28th Avenue @ Lawton Street, San Francisco, CA (Sept., 2003)
Sunset Artists Society, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA (May, 2002 & May 2003)
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center’s Artist Collaborative, 27th Avenue & Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA (June, 1998)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Art Related Community Service

2009 - Donated artwork and a private studio tour for four with wine, cheese, coffee & cookies to the Sept. 2009 fund raiser at Schulz Campus, Santa Rosa, proceeds went to Canine Companions for Independence.

– Elected member to the San Francisco Arts Commission's Artist Selection Panel to decide the art for the Oretega Branch Library.
Donated artwork to the April 2008 Sunset Youth Services Auction, the October 2008 Friends of West Sunset Silent Auction, the October 2008 Save the Waves coalition, the San Francisco Foundation (proceeds to Rocket Dog Rescue).

– Donated artwork to and assisted at the 2006 art auction sponsored by ArtSpan in San Francisco; assisted at ArtSpan’s members preview party preceding October 2006 Open Studios. Helped create, produce, advertise and distribute the 2nd Sunset Artists’ brochure regarding Open Studios in the Sunset District. Secured a venue for the Sunset Artists to display their work in a group show previewing 2006 Open Studios in the Sunset District, along with 4 consecutive weeks of free advertising in the Bay Guardian newspaper regarding same. Coordinated a series of 6-week art shows by individual local artists at Kaila’s Corner Cup, a café in the Sunset District, September 2006-2007. Created and donated quilting squares to the Neighborhood Parks Council’s fundraising effort.

2005 – Assisted in the production, advertising and distribution of the first Sunset Artists Open Studio brochure, for the purpose of bringing art buyers to the Sunset District to visit local artists in their art studios. Participated as a juror of the Fine Arts submissions for the Celebration of Craftswomen Show, that takes place at Ft. Mason, San Francisco.

2004 – Assisted in guiding volunteers in mosaic tiling for the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, which is an effort to tile 120 steps in a public area of the Sunset District in San Francisco; also donated a painting for fund raising for this project.

2003 – July-October, volunteered to paint with other neighborhood artists to restore a 1978 mural depicting the history of the Sunset District that was destroyed by graffiti and old age. The official public unveiling of the mural took place on October 4, 2003, at 9:30 am at the West Sunset Playground on Ortega and 40th Avenue, San Francisco.

2002 – Consulted and collaborated with a team of artists who painted ceiling murals in the ultrasound rooms of UCSF’s newly renovated Women’s Medical Center at Sutter and Divisadero Streets, San Francisco. Donated artwork to KraftSeed, 1395 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro, CA., to support a fund raising event to provide art supplies to children of domestic violence and homelessness who reside in a shelter. I was the key speaker and host to the SF Link Chapter of Hadassah (a Jewish women’s organization) regarding art collecting, painting and starting an art business.

1998 – ArtSpan’s Open Studios Workshop, How To Prepare for Open Studios – One of three speakers on a panel giving advice and guidance to artists participating in open studios for the first time regarding displaying, pricing and selling art and general preparation of the art studio before the public arrives.

1993-1999 Donated paintings to the following California organizations to help with their fund raising events: San Francisco ArtSpan, Art for AIDS, Spectrum, Jazz for the Homeless.