Posts by bcataldo

Art Opening: Spirit of San Francisco at SFWA Featured

Join me at the opening of Bay Area artwork that reflects and celebrates the Spirit of San Francisco. Featured above is my photograph “Cat Protector,” which is included in the show. My photograph “Alcatraz” will also be shown.

The exhibit is from December 3 – January 4, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 5th,
5:30pm – 8pm
Juror: Cynthia Tom, Cultural and Social Justice Art Curator.

For more information, go to the San Francisco Women Artists Web Site:

http://sfwomenartists.org/exhibition/spirit-of-san-francisco/

Animalia Art Show in Healdsburg Featured

If you are inspired by animals and their beauty, you should visit the “Animalia” exhibit at The Healdsburg Center for the Arts. It opens on Saturday, March 2 and runs through April 14. My bison photograph “Endurance” is a part of the show.

Exhibition Dates
March 2 – April 14, 2019 
Opening Reception
Saturday, March 2, 5:00 to 7:00 PM – , join us for this free reception honoring the artists. Wine and light refreshments will be available

Closing Tea
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Opportunity for public and artists alike to discuss animals and art techniques.


You’ll find more details on their web site:
https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/animalia/

Come Snap! up Art. January 18, Arc Gallery Featured

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Come celebrate the New Year with me at the Snap! 2019 art opening on Friday, January 18 at the Arc Gallery and Studios in SOMA.

You’ll find a gallery filled with bright artwork hung salon-style and ready to be snapped up. Pick your favorite piece and take it home. All works are $199. The show is up for just one night.

“Endurance,” my photograph of bison in a Yellowstone winter landscape, will be for sale. It’s beautifully printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic paper, and featured in a bold black frame.

For more information, see their web site:
https://www.arc-sf.com/snap-2019.html

Art Opening: Gaia and Resiliency Featured

Join me at our opening of Bay Area artwork that reflects and celebrates the thesis that the earth – Gaia – in all her myriad forms, is a living system and that we must become critically aware of our role in Gaia’s health. Featured above is my photograph “The Transmutation of Species,” which is included in the show. I will also have a wall of my infrared landscapes in the Salon.

Thursday, September 13
Kim Anno, Guest Speaker at 4:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 – 8:00 PM 

San Francisco Women Artists is honored to be selected to partner with September’s SF International 2018 Global Climate Action Summit by hosting this affiliate event exhibition.

Guest speaker, Kim Anno, acclaimed artist and activist, will speak on “The Role of Cultural Resiliency in a Climate Challenged World,” identifying art, music, and writing, as important elements of adaptation when humanity faces the reality and impact of sea level and climate change.

“Homage” at SFWA Gallery Through March 31 Featured

originsJoin us at the festive opening reception of “Homage” at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery in the Inner Sunset. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and music on Thursday, March 8th, from 5:30-8pm.

This show asked artists to submit work honoring Women’s History Month – inspired by a favorite female artist, feminine icon or event; an embracement and celebration of everything that comes with being feminine.

OPENING RECEPTION
When: Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: 647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

This SFWA Members’ Exhibition, show runs March 6th through March 31st

Juror: Priscilla Otani, Artist, co-founder  Arc Studios & Gallery

All work available for purchase. Contact the SFWA Gallery.

 

“Eye of the Beholder” Show at SFWA Gallery Featured

My photograph of the California Scrub Jay watching the sunset from a tree in the botanical garden is in the February show at the SF Women Artists Gallery.

To see a collection of curated work, join us at the festive opening Reception of “Eye of the Beholder”. Meet the Artists, enjoy refreshments and music. 💫

The show runs through March 3.

When: Thursday, February 8, 5:30-8:00
Where: 647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

 

Ray Bandar and His Palace of Bones Featured

“Ray Bandar and His Palace of Bones” is a 49-page photography book that features Bandar’s skull collection along with stories about him and his favorite specimens. The book captures the importance of Bandar’s accomplishments while paying tribute to the grand complexity of the natural world.

For more information or questions about ordering this book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you immediately. Thank you for you interest.

 

 

 

Save the Date: Free Screening of “Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls” on January 31 Featured

When: Wednesday, 1/31/2018, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Koret Auditorium
Main Library
100 Larkin St.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

He’s been called Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray. Usually dressed in tattered “field-trip” clothes, Ray Bandar was a fixture at the California Academy of Sciences and the beaches around the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 60 years.

Ray passed away peacefully in his home on December 23 of congestive heart failure. This showing is now a tribute to his life’s work.

“A Life with Skulls” captures Ray’s obsession for collecting skulls from local beaches, road kill, zoo animals and on field trips to Mexico, Australia and in the United States. This humorous movie investigates Bandar’s history as a skull collector, showing many of the thousands of skulls he has accumulated over the years, talking to Alkmene, his resilient wife, and touring the awe-inspiring Bone Palace.

“A Life with Skulls” is an inspiring look at a man who had a special tie to the natural world. You will be motivated to go out and explore it for yourself.

Screening followed by a Q&A with:

  • Beth Cataldo, Film director
  • Moe Flannery, Collections Manager of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences

This is a Green Stacks event.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.