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Heidi Kirkpatrick


Heidi is one of our favorite gallery artists! Her work has been featured in several shows here at 23 Sandy and she is also in the current Photo+Book show with her gorgeous book titled, Lost and Found. In addition, she recently brought us a new series of miniature photographs on copper and aluminum that are so sweet and unbelievably tiny—think smaller than two inches.

From her artist statement: “Heidi uses photographs to transform found objects into playful and seductive sculptures. She fuses transparent figurative and family portraits with children’s toy blocks, games and collectible souvenirs, creating a playful tension between imagery and object. These works depart from the formality of a frame as they are arranged on a table top or a shelf, often stacked or placed side by side to reveal narratives of family snapshots or the complexities of the feminine allure. In combination, Heidi gives us a chance to visit these earlier playful times while drawing on memories, contemporary issues, and visual formality.”

Stop by and see these tiny treasures soon!

Last Weekend for Mark & Virginia’s Shows


Wow! It’s hard to believe how fast time flies! Where did the month go?

Two wonderful shows by Mark Tompkins and Virginia Flynn end this Saturday, February 28. Be sure to stop by and see them before they are gone. Mark’s photographs paired with lines of his own poetry are dreamy and captivating.

Virginia’s paper cuts inspired by poetry are sweet and magical. And, selling fast. Only three of Virginia’s cuts remain unsold. But, we still have several of her sweet little books. Viriginia has also decided to take commission orders. If your favorite paper cut has already sold you can place an order and she will create a new cut for you based on the original.

A reminder: if you purchased work from either Mark or Virginia’s show you can pick it up on Saturday from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Thanks for making February such a fun month! Two artist lectures, an inspiring workshop and a book fair in San Francisco. Whew! No wonder it went by so fast!

Pastel and Drawing Classes with Eve Kenyon


Coming in March, April and May

Local artist and educator Eve Kenyon is bringing a series of six very inspiring pastel and drawing classes and workshops to the gallery in March, April and May. Her classes range from Pastel Landscapes to Spring Gardening Still Life in Pen & Ink with Watercolor. While the gallery is not sponsoring these workshops we are so excited to have such great creative energy in the space that we are listing her classes here to help promote her endeavors. Check out Eve’s lovely work and her Group Classes and Workshops schedules here. Contact Eve directly for questions and registration.

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