open studios 2004


Project Artaud

Open Studios 2004

October 9, 10

11 AM to 6 PM

Press Release


Press Release:

San Francisco Open Studios at Project Artaud

08 & 10 October, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Free

499 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Contact phone: (415) 621-4240

Twenty-One visual artists from Project Artaud will be part of San Francisco
Open Studios during the weekend of October 9, & 10 from 11.00 AM to 6.00
PM. They will be showing exciting new work ranging from realist oil painting,
expressionist graphics, documentary photography, to large-scale digital
prints. Many of these artists have contributed to the Project Artaud Mural on
17th,  Alabama,  and Florida Streets. A closing party
will occur on Sunday,  October
10,  at 7:00pm.

The participating Artaud Artists are: Laurie Anderson (Painting), Keith
Bjorkman (Drawing & Graphics), Jeffrey Blankfort (Photography), Robt.
Burg (Painting), Victor Cartagena (Mixed Media), Phil Deal (Painting), Tommy
Deschaine (Photography), Dale Erickson (Painting), Katia Fuentes
(Photography), Jane Grossenbacher (Photography & Printmaking), Stanley
Karter (Photography), Carolina Lucero-Funes (Sculpture & Painting),
Javier Manrique (Printmaking & Painting), Carrie Nardello (Painting),
Alon Picker (Photography), Quorey Golob (Painting & Sculpture), Morgan
Raimond (Sculpture), Bern Rauch (Painting), Jonah Roll (Painting), Pico
Sanchez (Painting & Printmaking), Clarence Towers (Photography).


Project Artaud is a non-profit, member-run organization providing housing
and support for artists and arts activities.

In 1925, the property that now houses Project Artaud was built as a tooling
factory for the American Can Company. Over the years it served many purposes.
During WW II airplane parts were manufactured in the large space that would
later become Theater Artaud.

In 1971, a group of artists moved into the then vacant building and named it
after the avant-garde French theater artist, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948). In
1989, full legal status was granted to Project Artaud, thus defining the new
live/work code for the city of San Francisco.

In member public spaces, Project Artaud houses the well respected Southern
Exposure Gallery, A Traveling Jewish Theater, Theater of Yugen/Noh Space,
Contraband Dance Company, Mariposa Studio, Phil Deal Performance Gallery, and
Project Artaud Theater.

Directions to Artaud

MUNI – Lines 22 and 33 stop at 16th and Harrison. Line 27 has a stop
at Bryant and 17th.

BART – The nearest Station is at 16th and Mission. Go east on 16th (4
blocks) to Alabama. Then South on Alabama 2 blocks.

By Auto: From the South: Take 101 North to Vermont St exit (next after
Cesar Chavez/Army). Left on Vermont, left on 17th to Alabama (approx 7
blocks). From the East: Take the Bay Bridge and exit 9th St.; veer left on
Harrison (one way), left on 17th; one block to Alabama. From the North: Take
Van Ness south; cross Market St. and continue on South Van Ness; turn left on
17th; go five blocks to Alabama.

Office and Open Studios entrance at 425 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA


Laurie Anderson


Studio #314


Drawings, prints, and
modified objects.



2004,  8 x 10"

Ink and gouache on rag paper 



Keith Bjokman

Drawing & Graphics

Studio #129

Art is Fluid.

After all the vanity trends of the late 20th century, explaining life to
ourselves is what art is about in the 21st century, just like a millennium
before. My art explores the fluid nature of life in its simplest form,
regardless of medium.



Jeffrey Blankfort


Studio #325

I have
been documenting myriad aspects of the human condition for more than 40
years, the social and political, the funny and the sad, and have not lost my
curiosity for what awaits me around the next corner.

“Farmworker, Sonoma, CA 1971”, Silver gelatin print 11”x14”




Robt. Burg


Studio #208

Oil Paintings telling non-linear stories,
trying to solve the dark mysteries, walking the tight rope between the familiar
and the strange.

“The Legend”, Oil on canvas 16”x20”


Victor Cartagena

Mixed Media

Studio #101

will open his studio and allow visitors to view historical works that have
been completed at various stages of his career.


Victor Cartagena, Untitled, Charcoal and Coffee Stain on Paper, 2003


Phil Deal


Studio #113


Over the years, the rapidity, directness
and emphasized spontaneity of water color has proved to be a most effective
medium for short circuiting the grip of my rational mind, thus opening a
doorway into a more hidden realm of consciousness. The invisible is made
visible by means of a personal pictorial script derived through various
methods of psychic improvisation.


“Seek Ye the Light”




Tommy Deschaine


Studio #316

shoots for the fun of it, from the smiles on the faces of people he meets, to
surreal textures of light and shadows, he captures the moment as he moves
through it.

Rude Dog”




Dale Erickson


Studio #309

My paintings express my feelings about my
everyday environment.

“Peppers”, Oil on canvas 20”x34”


Katia Fuentes


Studio #221


Katia Fuentes
will present her new series of Iconic Medalls which explore the
culture and history of Mexico and San Francisco. Made in black & white
and color photography and printed traditionally and digitally. All exploring
the idea of being, becoming and following a particular Icon or Saint taken
from our ordinary life.


For bio and more info:



Jane Grossenbacher


Studio #129

photogravures and polymer gravures with images from Spain, Morocco, New
Mexico and California will be exhibited at Project Artaud’s Open Studios.
Spontaneous experiences have been a theme in my images for many years. Black
and white provides the simple, complicated, mysterious and beautiful at the
same time- the essential elements of spontaneity. Current work: A portfolio
of dancer and choreographer Eleanor King, a collection of solarized and toned
photographs, etchings, and a forthcoming artist’s book.

“Horses”, Polymer photogravure 11”x14”



Stanley Karter


Studio #124


An  observer and documentarist of
American life, concentrating his vintage vision on the melding of film
camerawork with digital transformation and archival ink printing.


His 2004 images are called Landscapes and


2004, 11” x 17”



Carolina Lucero-Funes

Sculpture & Painting

Studio #217


Through sculpting and painting the artist continues to
explore women’s matters and their role in today’s world.




Javier Manrique

Graphics, Painting

Studio #216

My recent work is an organic formal approach, an open oeuvre of
form and color, free within a structure.

“Rhymeless Verse”, 2003 Woodcut Print, Edition of 5


Carrie Nardello


Studio #215

Nardello’s work has a rich and varied vocabulary derived from her imagination
and the language of the chatty unconscious.

Her universal imagery, choice of bold color and childlike rendering elicit
response and an emotional connection in the viewer.

“I love you in the mourning”, Oil on canvas 48”x36”



Alon Picker


Studio #110

“invein,” Color coupler print 18” x 18”



Quorey Golob

Painting and Sculpture

Studio #110

“FREUDIAN SLIP,” Mixed Media 39” x 22” x 7”



Morgan Raimond


Studio #217

Working for over two decades with metal,  Morgan Raimond has found the
exploration of naturalistic forms that are possible with Iron to be his



Bern Rauch


Studio #302


I construct my images for my own spiritual &
psychic satisfaction & enjoyment and to impart whatever meaning &
pleasure viewers might derive from them



Jonah Roll


Studio #221

work is an honest assessment of the moment,

clouded by outbursts of fantastic delusions”

Influenced by watery beginnings in Hawaii and recent wanderings in Latin
America, Roll’s work takes viewers on a journey to a surreal destinations
with images imbedded in his original and stylized reality. His paintings are
made with oils and acrylics on canvas, wood and found objects.




Pico Sanchez

Painting, Graphics

Studio #121

For me Art the
connection to life, is a dialogue with time, and is a force. Art provides
energy to communicate with my community and within myself. Is a support to
growth as individual and as an artist. 
Is a constant development and discovering of the outside and inside


Clarence Towers


Studio #102

Towers has been making images of the west for the past sixteen years. His
travels in the Northwest, the West and the Southwest have produced images of
the western lifestyle and landscape and beyond. The black & white and
color images of locations from Montana to Hawaii to Texas reflect a passion
for the history and life of the West and the abstract landscapes found in
these regions.

Colour coupler print 16”x16”