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News 2011

 



SOLO EXHIBITION: METAMORPHOSIS: Paintings in Cultural Code
San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco   March 6 - July 1,  2017

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Please join me for the Opening of my solo exhibit, "METAMORPHOSIS: Paintings in Cultural Code" in the office of Supervisor Hillary Ronen, City Hall, San Francisco, on March 6th, 2017, 5 - 7PM!

You can also view the METAMORPHOSIS exhibit on your own from
MARCH 6 - JULY 1, 2017
San Francisco City Hall, Rm 272 Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

 


POP-UP EXHIBITION: NOE VALLEY ARTISTS
At Fort Gallery, San Francisco   May 16 - 17,  2015

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Solo exhibit, "METAMORPHOSIS: Paintings in Cultural Code" in the office of Supervisor Hillary Ronen, City Hall, San Francisco, on March 6th, 2017, 5 - 7PM!

For my part, I'll be showing four larger paintings, including my "Loup Garou;" a duo of daring armadillos in "Odyssey'; a giant portrait of Red Riding Hood (exhibited at the SF Main Public Library in 2012); and "Nocturne," a wolf, painted on plexiglass--a new painting surface for me (shown above).

MAY 16 - 17;  12 - 6 PM   FORT GALLERY  3906 24TH ST. (at Sanchez) SF

SOLO EXHIBITION: IMAGINARY BEINGS--PAINTINGS IN PIXELS AND WOOD
At Levy Art & Architecture Gallery    February 19 - May 1, 2015

 

Please check out my latest works--a compendium of visual curiosities, culled from the backwoods of my mind--a sometimes dangerous place, I assure you!  Included in this mixed media exhibition are my:

Imagined Beings and Beasts

Trumped up Lands and Places

Maps that take you to nowhere in particular

The work combines traditional woodcuts with contemporary digital paintings, painted on my iPad, using my finger as a brush. I present this digital work in three video narratives, 60 paintings in a revolving slideshow, and nine digital prints.

IMAGINARY BEINGS OPENING: FEBRUARY 19, 2015  6 - 9 PM  @ Levy Art & Architecture Gallery, 1286 Sanchez Street, San Francisco.

Note: If you missed the Opening, no problem. The Imaginary Beings Exhibition runs from February 19 - May 2015. Gallery Hours: 9 am - 5:30 pm, M - F. Please drop by.

IMAGINARY BEINGS: Paintings in Pixels and Wood
(58-page full color, soft cover book, 8 x 10 ")

I also created Imaginary Beings, the book, as a companion to the Imaginary Beings exhibit. This book houses a lively cast of Imaginary Beings and Beasts and Places, which I represent in woodcarvings, as well as digital imagery, painted on my iPad..

You can peruse the entire Imaginary Beings book in my Blurb shop.
Please do (click here).

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Imaginary Beings by Jane R. Willson


MEET THE ARTIST--FLAX ART AND DESIGN INTERVIEW

In June 2014, Ellen Reilly, a San Francisco writer and designer, interviewed me for FLAX Art and Design store's "Meet the Artist" blog. I'm so honored!
If you don't know FLAX, it's a family-owned San Francisco art store, legendary for offering artists a wealth of imaginative art supplies since 1938.

To check out my interview, please go here:
http://flaxart.com/flax-canvas/meet-the-artist-jane-willson/


 

SOLO EXHIBITION: NOT SO LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
(At the Main San Francisco Public Library October 1 - December 31, 2012)

A girl, a wolf a 300-year walk in the woods? Come explore their life story in my latest pop-up art museum exhibition, "Not So Little Red Riding Hood" at the San Francisco Main Public Library (October 1 - December 31, 2012)!

In this exhibit I take over the Main Children's Library exhibition spaces, to install more than a hundred pieces of art--from large-scale portraits to small paintings and 3-D sculptural objects. All adds up to a rich visual terraine for Red and Wolf to guide you through their harrowing woods as they travel through time and culture to land in the 21st century.

All in all, I created "Not So Little Red Riding Hood" to give people of all ages a new view of Little Red: that of an enduring plucky girl who can outfox a big bad wolf if you let her. The exhibition offers a more layered, authentic view of Red Riding Hood and is sure to offer a number of surprises to those of us who thought we knew this story oh too well!

NOT SO LITTLE RED EXHIBITION OPENING: Sunday October 7, 2012 1:30 to 3:30 PM! Please join me for the grand opening of Not So Little Red Riding Hood in the San Francisco Main Children's Library, second floor. I look forward to introducing you to the real Red Riding Hood. And yes--the Wolf will be there too!


Video Trailer for: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT CINDERELLA
(At the Main San Francisco Public Library)

 


 

SOLO EXHIBITION: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT CINDERELLA (At the Main San Francisco Public Library)

I invite you to come view The Shocking Truth Of Cinderella, my latest painting Exhibition, that runs from September 1 - November 1, 2011 at the San Francisco Main Public Library (in the Children's Center gallery).

And yes, you might be wondering what could be remotely shocking about Cinderella!? We all know way too much about her already, yes?

Well, probably not. How about if you learned, as I did, that the first Cinderella story was recorded in ninth century China, and there's more than 1000 Cinderella stories worldwide?

This new exhibition features hand-painted and sculpted Cinderella new news for all ages: from small children to grandpeople and everyone in between. For more details, see an article in the San Francisco Library's "At The Library" September newsletter (Pg 3) at http://sfpl.org/pdf/press-room/ATL-2011-09.pdf

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 10th 2011, @ The SF Main Public Library, 2pm - 4 pm, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco


 

OPEN STUDIOS 2011: THE RED FOREST, At Studio 355, San Francisco

Come visit me in my studio and view my latest painting series, The Red Forest.

This exhibit is my bitter sweet song, in paint, to pay homage to an ancient Russian Forest, and all and everyone it contained. A forest buried alive by a nuclear accident, prompted by human error and a frightened government that knew not what else it could scientifically do to remedy the situation.

The Red Forest is not so much dark as it is illuminating. I view it as a dashing tale of how a forest has rallied in a quarter of a century to rise from its ashes and grow its own version of "forest." A radiated Russian Eden, teeming with flora and fauna: trees, flowers, birds, wolves, elk, deer, fox, wild boar and so much more. And all radiated! So radiated that humans dare not disturb them for some unknown number of generations to come...

I hope you can come see and hang out! Plenty of food, refreshments and comradery, I promise. Here are the details:

Studio 355/SF Open Studios
October 1 + 2  (12 noon - 6 pm)
355 29th Street  San Francisco

 



JANE R WILLSON RECIPIENT OF 2011 PUFFIN FOUNDATION GRANT


SOLO EXHIBITION: MAKE BELIEVE AND NOT IN CITY HALL (In San Francisco City Hall, Office of Supervisor David Campos)

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I am blown away by this fairy castle, nestled in the heart of our beautiful City. Please come view my solo "Make Believe--And Not--In City Hall" exhibit, held in Supervisor David Campos's Office, San Francisco City Hall (2nd Floor). Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Note: The exhibit has been extended for a full 13 month run, now closing on February 31, 2012.



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SOLO OPEN STUDIOS 2010: MIRROR MIRROR: A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF FAIRY TALES (At Studio 355, San Francisco)

 


SOLO EXHIBITION : FICTIONS (At LSarc Gallery, San Francisco)


May 15, 2010

 

 



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SATURDAY MAY 15TH: 9 am - 3 pm Fort Mason, San Francisco (Free Admission!)


October 2009

 

 



OPEN STUDIOS 2009: FICTIONS, FACES AND BEASTS (At Studio 355, San Francisco)


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