Monthly Archives: March 2015

ART SPARK Family Workshop: Day of the Dead Masks

di Rosa Galleries & Grounds

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Photos from previous ART SPARK Family Workshops at di Rosa


Instructor: Kristina Young
Learn about a de los Muertos and celebrate Day of the Dead by making your own vibrant skull mask with painter Kristina Young. Families will learn to build and decorate their own paper masks with paint, flowers, and other colorful materials.
$15 per family ($12 for members)
Purchase tickets
Workshop begins promptly at 1:30 PM. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 707-226-5991 x24 for more information.
About ART SPARK Family Workshops:
Get inspired by what you discover at di Rosa and experiment with commonly found materials to make your own original artworks. Each workshop features a different project for families to take home.
Other upcoming ART SPARK Family Workshops:
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Screen Printing: Holiday Cards
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Holiday Ornaments
Special thanks to the Mental Insight Foundation for their support of di Rosa’s 2016 Family Programs.

Art Practical

ArtPracticalLogoFrom 2014-2016, di Rosa partnered with Art Practical, an online magazine that enriches critical dialogue for the Bay Area visual arts by providing comprehensive analysis of events and exhibitions.
This partnership established a significant platform for increasing awareness and further contextualizing the region’s rich and varied art historical trajectory, creating an invaluable resource for artists, curators, critics, and scholars worldwide.
Notes from di Rosa is a column produced by Art Practical in which di Rosa’s collection served as a focus and cornerstone for an in-depth exploration of Northern California Contemporary art.
View the archive:
I Love You, But… by Christian Nagler (June 2016)
Judy Dater: On Vaginas and Earthworks by Victoria Gannon (May 2015)
Rock, Paper, Scissors by Vanessa Kauffman (April 2015)
Little Rebellions: Women and Robots at di Rosa by Emily K. Holmes (April 2015)
Context is Everything: Visiting di Rosa by Maria Porges (Nov. 2014)
All the Feels by Aaron Harbour and Jacki Im (Nov. 2014)
Remote Viewing with Stairwell’s by Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin (Nov. 2014)
Transformations—Death, Breakage, and the Unexpected by Terri Cohn (Oct. 2014)
Jim Melchert at Winery Lake by Patricia Maloney (July 2014)
External Combustion by A. Will Brown (Sept. 2013)

Creativity Jampresented with Nimbus Arts

di Rosa Galleries & Grounds

CreativityJam2014Join us for a day of art and family fun at the fifth annual Creativity Jam! Co-presented by Nimbus Arts, this delightfully unconventional arts event features artist-led projects and interactive fun for all ages. This year we also welcome the internationally acclaimed puppet troupe Magical Moonshine Theatre for performances of their adored shows
The Three Little Pigs and Puppylocks and the Three Bears, offering a humorous twist on two beloved fairy tales. In between activities, families are welcome to explore the galleries or soak up the sun on the courtyard lawn.
Fresh food from SMOKE: Open Fire Cooking will be available for purchase, plus complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Saintsbury and water provided by Trader Joe’s.
Picnic blankets are welcome, but please no baskets, coolers, outside food, or pets.
$20 adults ($18 members) / $10 kids ($9 members) / Free for children under 3
Get involved:
Click here to purchase tickets
Join the event and invite friends on Facebook
View the event flyer

Free-Form Open Mic with Wonderment Consortium's Scott Vermeire

Gatehouse Gallery

Scott Vermeire. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Scott Vermeire. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Poetry – Acoustic Music – Storytelling – Magic – Spoken Word – Comedy – Freestyle – Spiels – Bring What You’ve Got!
In conjunction with the exhibition Tongue-in-CheekScott Vermeire of Wonderment Consortium brings his Free-Form Open Mic platform to di Rosa’s Gatehouse Gallery. Drop by for a cup of coffee and take to the mic to share anything from your favorite piece of poetry to that new acoustic song you’ve been working on.
$5 suggested donation (includes viewing of current exhibitions in the Gatehouse Gallery)
To perform or attend, please RSVP here.
Spread the word:
Join and share the event on Facebook
Download the event flyer

Artist Performance: Wonderment Consortium’s Harmony Tour Group

di Rosa Galleries & Grounds

Wonderment Consortium as Harmony Tour Group. Courtesy of the artists.

Wonderment Consortium as Harmony Tour Group. Courtesy of the artists.


In conjunction with the exhibition Tongue-in-Cheek, the Oakland-based collective Wonderment Consortium, comprised of artists Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman, and Scott Vermeire, will perform as Harmony Tour Group, leading guests on a comical golf-cart tour throughout the di Rosa property.
Three tour times are offered, each one hour in length with a max capacity of 15 people:
Harmony Tour Group Tour 1: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Harmony Tour Group Tour 2: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Harmony Tour Group Tour 3: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
$10 General / $5 Members. RSVP strongly recommended due to limited space. To sign up, please email us or call 707-226-5991 x27 with your preferred tour time and number of guests.

Annual Members Picnic – SOLD OUT

di Rosa Galleries & Olive Grove

(Photo: Israel Valencia)

(Photo: Israel Valencia)


Every year our members enjoy a beautiful day of hiking, music, art, food, and creativity at the Annual Members Picnic. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in di Rosa’s shaded Olive Grove with live music and complimentary refreshments. Guests are invited to explore the galleries and Sculpture Meadow on their own, or join art talks and nature hikes throughout the day. Interactive art activities, including life drawing, are also offered. Free for members and their guests (number of guests is specified by level of membership); RSVP required. View photos from the 2014 Members Picnic.
Due to limited space, this event is SOLD OUT. Email us or call 707-226-5991 x17 to join the waiting list or change your reservation.

ART SPARK Family Workshop: Screen Print Your Own Holiday Cards

di Rosa Galleries & Grounds

Photos from previous ART SPARK Family Workshops

Photos from previous ART SPARK Family Workshops


Instructor: Kristina Young
Using simple silkscreen techniques, artist Kristina Young will teach families how to design and print holiday cards. Create your own screen using an embroidery hoop, customize your card design, and then print as many cards as you can send!
$15 per family ($12 for members)
Purchase tickets
Workshop begins promptly at 1:30 PM. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 707-226-5991 x24 for more information.
About ART SPARK Family Workshops:
Get inspired by what you discover at di Rosa and experiment with commonly found materials to make your own original artworks. Each workshop features a different project for families to take home.
Other upcoming ART SPARK Family Workshops:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Holiday Ornaments
Special thanks to the Mental Insight Foundation for their support of di Rosa’s 2016 Family Programs.

di Party di Rosa: 14th Annual Benefit Art Auction

di Rosa Galleries & Grounds

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(Graphic design: Valerie Shagday)


Join us for our most important fundraiser of the year, the 14th Annual Benefit Art Auction, di Party di Rosa. This event stands apart as one of the finest art auctions in the Bay Area, with work by nationally and locally recognized contemporary artists, and a spirited gathering of art enthusiasts who share di Rosa’s mission of celebrating the artists of Northern California.
The evening includes an intimate seated dinner in the Main Gallery and live and silent art auctions held in the Gatehouse Gallery, plus unconventional performances, festive cocktails, premier Napa wines, and live music. Proceeds benefit di Rosa’s cultural and educational programs.
Tickets are limited: $300 per person / $3,000 and up per tables of 10. For more information, please visit the 2015 auction page.
View auction artwork
Read the press release
 

Tongue-in-Cheek

Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition explores the continuing legacy of humor and absurdity in Bay Area art through the lens of a new generation of artists. In an increasingly fraught social and political context—both locally and abroad—many artists have turned to comedy to reflect upon and illuminate the absurdities of daily life. Tongue-in-Cheek presents a selection of these works in painting, photography, sculpture, video, text, and performance by artists Tammy Rae Carland, Jonn Herschend, Bessma Khalaf, Jennie Ottinger, Kate Rhoades, Chris Sollars, Lindsey White, and Wonderment Consortium. Known for its oft irreverent collection, di Rosa provides an apt context to examine this powerful approach to art making that favors laughter as a critical tool.
Learn more:
Read the exhibition brochure (English)
Read the exhibition brochure (Spanish)
Read the press release
Peek inside the exhibition
Related Public Programs & Events:
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6-8 PM
Opening Reception
Location: Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1-3 PM
Free-Form Open Mic with Wonderment Consortium’s Scott Vermeire
Location: Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:30 AM, 1:15 & 2:30 PM
Artist Performance: Wonderment Consortium’s Harmony Tour Group
Location: di Rosa Galleries & Grounds
 

Relax in Electric Chair:Peter Saul at di Rosa

Gatehouse Gallery
Peter Saul‘s lush and masterfully rendered paintings have been admired and derided far and wide for more than 50 years. A San Francisco native, Saul (b. 1934) has charted his own candy-colored course from California to Paris to Austin to New York, exploring sex, money, politics, self-loathing, food, war, death, and many combinations therein.
This presentation marks the first time all seven Saul works in the di Rosa collection have been exhibited simultaneously. It is also the artist’s first solo Northern California exhibition in over 10 years. In addition to several works on canvas, this presentation includes one of only two Saul sculptures in existence, the seminal Relax in Electric Chair (Dirty Guy) from 1965. Its title speaks to the trademark blend of comfort and alarm that accompanies a typical Peter Saul viewing experience. Together, this arresting collection presents the outline of a singular career defined less by trends than by bucking them. Curated by Amy Owen and Jordan Stein.
Read the exhibition brochure
This exhibition is part of Collection in Focus, an ongoing series of exhibitions that highlight important and often understudied objects from di Rosa’s permanent collection that would otherwise remain in storage.
Related Public Programs & Events:
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4-5 PM
In Conversation: Peter Saul
Location: Gatehouse Gallery