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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 cafĂ© 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.