Gallery talk with Brooke Holve

conversation Brooke Holve and I had an enthusiastic group for our conversation on April 27th at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts during my exhibiton, Evolutionary Processes.    We talked about my Icelandic residency as the basis for the works as well as our shared and separate experiences there.  (Brooke was at Gullkistan at the same time I was in summer 2012).   The discussion then expanded to the power of residencies for artists.

Check out Brooke Holve's website.

A catalog of the exhibition is available here.

Upcoming Gallery Talk

whole showLast summer I spent a month at the Gullkistan artist residency in Iceland. I am currently showing work from that experience in my exhibit, Evolutionary Processes, at the Sebastopol Center For the Arts from April 4th through May 10th. I shared the experience with Sonoma County artist, Brooke Holve. On April 27th, 4:30 – 6, we will talk about our shared experiences, the power of residencies and my work and the stories that inspired it.  Come hear more!  It’s free and there will be refreshments!

Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S. High Street Sebastopol, CA Hours: Tu – Fri 10 – 4, Sat 1 -4

Installing the drawings made at Gullkistan, Iceland.  Summer 2012

Evolutionary Processes Opening Reception April 4th, 2013

In Material: Conversations on Qualities of Materiality by Satri Pencak

"From the work of three artists emerges a conversation about shared experiences expressed in different styles, media, and techniques. In Material, an exhibition at Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery in Forestville, CA, features the work of Brooke Holve, Susan Field, and Elizabeth Sher....The culminating body of work is distinctive and yet self-reflective, showing unique and individual styles but also their connections, synchronicities, and eventual creation of new work based on their meetings, musings and conversations." Satri Pencak, Independent Curator and former Program Director of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. The full review at