Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Our Second Day of Road Tripping

I am rewriting the story so that I can include the paintings we picked up on our Road Trip. On the second morning, after a very nice rest at a hotel in Folsom, on a lake, we went over to the Gallery where we picked up the painting of three of the Stark children. Cory and I went on to Walnut Creek staying over night at a Holiday Inn. We were too tired to go to San Francisco. We saw the Moscovitz girls, Sheryl and Janet, and Shirley Berman on our Road Trip. It has been fun and we picked up 7 paintings so far and have 5 more to go. People have been asking for more details about the show and party activities so the dates and party times are as follows:

On Saturday April 7th there will be a gallery opening show of my work from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. On Saturday, April 14th there will be a party starting at 7:00pm and lasting till it’s over. That will be by invitation since we can only have about 150 people. On Saturday, April 21st there is an Atwater Community Art Event and the j.Ferrari Gallery is taking part, so we will too. On Saturday, April 28th there will be a closing party when I hope people within driving distance will come and celebrate a great show and pick up their paintings, if they can.
The other two things happening are – on Friday April 13th there will be a dinner party at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, Regents China Inn, in China Town at 7:00 pm for our out of town guests and other friends who’d like to join us. On Sunday, April 15th we will have an end of party brunch at my house at 11:30 am, for our out of town guests and other friends who’d like to join us. I hope to see you at one or more events. It looks like it will be a great time. In addition, if I get an unframed painting in March I think my good framer will frame it for me, so not to worry if you have a painting to frame.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Our Painting Pick up Road Show

I am leaving tomorrow to join with Cory, my daughter, for our Northern California Road Trip to pick up paintings for the show. Cory is coming up from San Diego and I'm flying out of Burbank. We meet in Sacramento and rent an mid size, SUV to carry the paintings. There should be about ten of them. We leave Sacramento and drive to Folsome where we will meet with Giovanna Stark at her American Visions Art Gallery, and pick up 2 paintings I did of her children, I think in 1997. They are grown up now. I am looking forward to visiting WITH Giovanna. We head back to Sacramento to visit with Sheila Wolfe and pick up Sheila and Chris Drouin's wedding picture. I did it a lot of years ago as a wedding gift. Our plans are to stay in Sacramento on Monday night and then head down to Walnut Creek, Concord,Alamo and Santa Rosa for paintings from Sheryl Weiss, Janet Terrada, Shirley Berman, Jack and Millie Hirsch and Rhonda Garcia on Tuesday. I am looking forward to visiting with good friends. Then we're off to San Francisco for 3 paintings from Bryna Adelson and Ron and Sussane Lissak. Cory and I are trying to get one night in at one of our favorite stops, Asilomar. So far no luck in getting a room for the 28th but we're going to go over to Pacific Grove and try anyway. Our last stop is in Santa Barbara where we get Stephanie and Dennis Baker's painting to bring down to Los Angeles for the show. Cory heads home on the train to be ready for work on Friday.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hi all my Friends,

I’m writing to invite you to my Retrospective Print and Paint Show, Opening. It will take place on April 7, 2007 at the jFERRARI Gallery, at The Complex,

3015 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, CA 90039, 323-877-5542, www.jferrarigallery.com, from 5:00 to 11:00pm.

As you probably know, I am an artist who has painted and done woodcuts since I was a kid. My paintings are portraits of people and they are either commissioned, bartered for services or I painted them as gifts. My paintings are owned by people around the country and the paintings will be together in the same place for the first time. I have wanted a retrospective for years but it was always too hard to make it happen. This year I turn eighty and I figure it’s now or never so I took on the challenge to put it together.

What I really want is to have a wealthy, art collector or critic come into the gallery and fall in love with my work so the people who own my paintings can become rich when I die. It's a nice dream so I am trying to get the most publicity I can to make it happen. Take a look at the photo for the invitation. It took a lot of years to put it together. So put the date on your calendar. Come and celebrate with me if you can.

I will use this the Bea Gold Retrospective Blog to keep everyone up to date about the show and party. Both the show and party require a lot of planning and things are moving along. FOR THE SHOW: Paintings are beginning to come in. Two came from San Jose and one from Mississippi. There are several at my framer, Studio Framers. I just learned that Studio Framers is going out of business at the end of February. That means that the paintings needing frames have to be there there in February so things are being pushed along. Cory and I are going on a Road Trip to pick up paintings. We are flying to Sacramento and renting a mid-size SUV, which should be able to carry the ten or so paintings we will pick up. There are two houses in Sacramento, then one in Walnut Creek, one in Alamo, an office in Concord, two houses in San Francisco and one in Santa Barbara. I'm looking forward to the trip, visiting and getting to see where my paintings are hanging.
FOR THE PARTY: I have secured a caterer who comes with very high acclaim, Gloria and her partner Elizabeth who will be taking over Netty's a well loved Silver Lake restaurant. Michael Locke will be our photographer. He has been a strong presence in the Silver Lake community and his web site Silver Lake Community News is terrific. Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, I hope, will be our DJ for music for the evening. We need to keep the party invitees to about 150. I don't believe the jFerrari Gallery will hold more comfortably. The gallery curators will need to be creative in hanging the paintings - there will be a lot of paintings and the space is not large but very nice. I'll let you know what happens next.