On Monday I wended my way north to Oakland, my old stomping grounds, to hang a new show at Creative Framing & Gallery. I’ve known owner Heather Piazza for a few years now, first through the Frank Bette Center in Alameda, and then through Four Oceans Press, an independent print and publishing company. So I was delighted when she asked if I’d like to have a solo show at her shop. Yes, please!

Here are the boxes of prints, ready to be unloaded and hung.
Boxes at Creative Framing ready to go

Hanging is not always easy. Heather says “Darn painting; why won’t it hang straight?”
Heather tries to straighten the painting

I thought I had brought too much work, but there are lots of interesting nooks and walls, and I just barely had enough. Here’s one corner:
Painting and mini prints in the corner

And a space near the front window. I can count nine brand new pieces in this photo, and overall, there are 13 new prints and paintings. I’ve been busy!
Paintings and prints next to the window

I am obviously very pleased with the way the show looks.
I am happy with the show

Tales of a Traveler
August 2 – August 29, 2010

Creative Framing & Gallery
5015 Woodminster Lane, Oakland CA [see map]

Reception: Saturday, August 28, 2010
6:00 – 8:00pm

Please come to the reception! We’d be delighted to see you.