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Seventh Annual Gold Country Plein Air

Great news today! I received an email from Kristen Kestly at The Vault Gallery in Sonora inviting me to their Seventh Annual Gold Country Plein Air event. I’ve been trying to get into this event for years now, so really thrilled that they’ve asked me. The event/gallery has a very impressive list of artists, including: Jack Cassinetto; Gil Dellinger; Paul Kratter; Charles Muench; Ray Roberts; Silvio Silvestri; Peggi Kroll-Roberts; and Clark Mitchell.

Event Paint-out: May 6, 2006 9am to 2 pm
Reception: May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Show: May 6- 31, 2006

Here’s a painting I did in the area a couple of years ago–it’s still a favorite. I did this on the drive from Sonora to Yosemite National Park:

Golden Light (Plein Air)
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Central Coast Art Exhibition, 2005 (Available)

The gallery is located at 42 South Washington Street, Sonora California 95370, (209)533-1384

New Leaf Auction

I’ve donated two paintings to New Leaf, a nonprofit multi-purpose counseling center for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. They are both large 16×20″ (image) paintings (see below). The Auction will be held Monday, April at Theatro ZinZanni, on Pier 29 at San Francisco ‘s Embarcadero.

New Leaf’s Spring Gala has grown to become an annual attraction for prominent philanthropists who through their generosity enable their pioneering and effective services to reach those who are in greatest need. Raising nearly $100,000 yearly, the event has drawn hundreds, including celebrities ~ this year they have confirmed legendary author and beloved San Francisco resident, Armistead Maupin, as well as renowned jazz singer, Paula West.

I’ll probably be there, but it is a Monday night, so we’ll see 😉

Sunset Glow


Peninsula Plein Air Invitational

Recieved a letter today inviting me to participate in “Peninsula Plein Air”, an invitational exhibtion at Filoli (the mansion used in the TV show “Dallas” and films like “The Wedding Planner”). Sounds like fun. I need to submit 3 paintings of the Peninsula. What do you think about the paintings below? I have some time to paint…the deadline for my candidates is June 23rd. Need to get crack’n, if the weather would cooperate. We’ve had almost non-stop rain this week.

The exhibition will run at Filoli from August 4th to September 3rd. A “Meet the Artists Day” reception is planned for Saturday, August 12. I’ll post details about that once I know more.

Los Gatos Museum Show

I’ve just been accepted into this exciting show at the Los Gatos Art Museum (see “Hillside Light“). Dropping off my paintings at the jury day was like an old school renuin! So many great local artists in this show. If you’d like to see the best of local Bay Area artists, this is a good show to see. The reception is Sunday, April 2, 1-4pm at the Los Gatos Art Museum. The show will run March 30 – April.29. Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Avenue at W. Main St., Los Gatos CAs

Hillside Light
Oil on Linen, 12×16
at Los Gatos Art Museum

Stanford Paint-out March 19

I will be joining the Verde Artist Guild for this paint-out next weekend. If you’re a collector, this is a good opportunity to watch artists at work, and to discover new talent.
March 19 (Sunday)

Please join the Verde Artists for a paint out on March 19 in Palo Alto on Stanford’s campus at Arboretum and Lasuen roads. That is near Arboretum and Quarry Roads. There are eucalyptus and oak trees in a park like setting. We’ll meet at 9am, with a lunch break. At the break, you’re welcome to either bring paintings to share/critique, or share your painting from the morning. Many of us continue to paint through the afternoon as well, but no guarantees.

Eucalyptus (Stanford University)
by Ed Terpening

  • From 280 take the Sand Hill exit east. Turn right at Arboretum (Stanford Shopping Plaza) and right on Lasuen Road.
  • From 101 take the Embarcadero exit west, turn right on Arboretum and left on Lasuen Road.

Remember, you can call your own paint-out, just let us know

Screen-saver updated today

I updated my screen saver today with new images and information about my upcoming shows, including the Steinbeck Museum’s “My California Views”, “Best of Plein Air” (LPAPA, Laguna Beach) and the Spring Show at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos.

I update my screen saver monthly with new plein air images and show information.  Click here for download instructions.  Once you install the screen saver, new images are updated automatically monthly, when you connect to the Internet.

Farm House, Buelton

This, was a good day

Wow, what a day today. I happened to be looking for bills to pay on my desk, and came across two letters. They were the SASE (self-address, stamped envelop) letters I’m used to receiving from juried shows that I enter. Of course, I’m naturally excited to get these, but more often than I’d like to, disappointed by the results. I remember one of my favorite teachers and artists (Camille Przwodeck) say that she had a stack of rejection letters, that in the end, become a measure of how far you’ve come.  That’s a great attitude to have about shows, and being accepted in general.  Do it for yourself, first.

The letters were both acceptance letters! I couldn’t believe it, two in ONE day. Both were for national shows I’d sent slides to before (at least twice), and rejections each time. Wow. So, can’t help being pleased with myself today. Please excuse the gloating, if that’s what it is. I’m just happy.

The Old Veteran
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Will be shown at:

“My California Views” at the National Steinbeck Center March 11 – May 29, 2006.  The reception is March 10, 5:30-7:00pm at the museum.

Asilomar Dunes #2
Oil on Linen, 9×12

Will be shown at:

“Annual Best of Plein Air” juried show at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association gallery March 4 –
April 3, 2006.  The reception will be held Saturday, March 4, 6:00-8:00pm

“Hillside Light” at the Autumn Colors Show

My show at Viewpoints Gallery is winding down. I’ve received lots of great feedback from attending artists, thank you! Most who attended commented that the paintings where at new level, and I really appreciate that. I worked hard on this show, and am proud of what went into it. Although I’ll be moving from the front wall on Jan 29, I’ll leave the paintings on another wall (near the desk) until at least the first week of February.

The next big event will be Open Studios (May 20/21), although I’ll continue to show at Viewpoints Gallery continuously.