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Doctors Without Borders—A Fundraising Show and Silent Auction

When: November 5, 6 and 13, 1 pm to 5 pm.
Where: Kelly Street Galley, 751 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay, California
34 local artists have donated art for the sale. You may preview and bid on the works in advance. Reception and auction will be held on Saturday, November 13, 6 pm – 9 pm.

When: November 5, 6 and 13, 1 pm to 5 pm.

Where: Kelly Street Galley, 751 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay, California

34 local artists have donated art for the sale. You may preview and bid on the works in advance. Reception and auction will be held on Saturday, November 13, 6 pm – 9 pm.

October 19th, 2010 - 11:41


China’s Great Wall: The Forgotten Story


Groundbreaking Panoramic Photography Exhibit of the Great Wall

Revolutionary photography exhibit China’s Great Wall The Forgotten Story, created in collaboration between Great Wall of China expert David Spindler, and California based photographer Jonathan Ball will be opening soon in San Francisco.

Date: September 17 – October 22, 2009
Opening reception: September 17, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Special press viewing: 4:00 to 5:30

3a Gallery
South Park
101 South Park
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: 415.543.3347
Click here for map from BART to 3a Gallery

For more information, please contact Michal Edelman or Dan Cohen.

David Spindler is a self- made scholar on the Great Wall, a Harvard graduate, he has lived in China for the past 15 years. He has devoted his life and passions to becoming an expert on the Great Wall and has succeeded in becoming one of the world’s foremost experts.

Jonathan Ball, also a Harvard graduate became interested in the Great Wall during his trips to China, and was motivated to create a photography exhibit documenting its rich and vital history.


An exhibition of selections from this project will also be shown concurrently at the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York from late September 2009 until June 2010. Members of the public may make appointments to see this exhibition by contacting Leona Hewitt.

August 18th, 2009 - 9:37


Art at the Cheese Factory – Shaping Matter


Art at the Cheese Factory is a new art venue at the Marin French Cheese Company.

Date: August 16 – November 29, 2009

Marin French Cheese Co.
7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
Driving directions

Featured artists:
Arianne Z Dar, Peter De Swart, Joe Fox, Tim Graveson, Rebecca Haseltine, Madeline Nieto Hope, Carol Setterlund

August 18th, 2009 - 9:29


Equus – Images by Susan Friedman

Equus by Susan Friedman

HaveMuse’s featured photographer, Susan Friedman’s recent works Equus is showing at the gallery of Cliff Lede Vineyards.

Date: April 24 – August 18, 2009

Cliff Lede Vineyards
1473 Yountville Cross Road
Yountville, CA 94599

Visit Susan Friedman’s web site at to see more of her works.

June 10th, 2009 - 11:29


Bill Shelley Solo Exhibition

 Bill Shelley Solo Exhibition

HaveMuse’s featured watercolor artist, Bill Shelley will be exhibiting his most recent works at the Herold Mahoney Library on Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma Campus. Bill is unveiling his latest series of contemporary landscape paintings, capturing the natural beauty of Sonoma County's breathtaking scenery.

Date: April 9 – May 15, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 5 PM to 7 PM

Herold Mahoney Library
SRJC Petaluma Campus
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA 94954

For more information, call 707.778.3974

Visit Bill Shelley’s web site at www.bshelley.com to see more of his works.

March 10th, 2009 - 11:29


Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction

Mirang Wonne - Early Spring

Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction presents the work of seven contemporary Bay Area artists include: Tracey Adams, Lou Bermingham, Heather Gordon, Liz Maxwell, Maxine Solomon, Lola Walker, and Mirang Wonne.

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Date: March 7 – May 17, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 6, 7 – 9 PM

March 3rd, 2009 - 9:34


One Inspiring Year Ahead

Happy New Year! We have been hibernating in the past six weeks. We hope you have had a magical and rejuvenating holiday season. HaveMuse is one years old. We want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have been supporting us, artisans who contribute and share their creative works, and visitors to the site. We are very grateful to have developed this virtual creative place for all of us to share and be inspired. We hope to bring you more in 2009.

January 1st, 2009 - 3:02


San Franciso Open Studios

We are in the midst of San Francisco’s twice yearly Open Studios. The grand daddy of artist open studios, San Francisco Open Studios has been going on since 1975 and has expanded to four weekends plus an opening reception weekend. Each weekend, different areas of the city will participate. This weekend, October 25 & 26, artist studios will be open in the Financial District, North Beach, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA, Tenderloin, Bayview, and Excelsior.

Coming up next weekend, November 1 & 2 will be the grand finale at Hunters Point Shipyard. Hunters Point weekend offers an opportunity to the public to visit with over 170 artists in one location.

We met many excellent artists during last spring’s Open Studios. We have featured the following artists on HaveMuse:
Alan Mazzetti, Audry Welch, Ellen Markoff, Ivy Jacobsen, Mirang Wonne, Rebecca Haseltine, Susan Friedman and Thea Schrack. Make sure to visit their studios to see their latest creations.

Open Studios is put on by the nonprofit arts advocacy group ArtSpan. For more information and maps, visit the ArtSpan Web site.

October 23rd, 2008 - 10:51


ARTrails, Sonoma County

Date: October 11–12 and 18–19, 2008
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

In Sonoma County we are blessed to have two different open studios events. For two weekends this October (the 11th-12th and 18th-19th), ARTrails will once again bring artists and the public together with resident artists inviting curious art lovers into their studios to get a taste of the creative process. A program of the Arts Council of Sonoma County, ARTrails will this year celebrate its 22nd year.

Preview works of art by the 138 participating artists at:

Arts Council Gallery
404 Mendocino Ave. Suite C
Santa Rosa, California
(707) 579-2787

ARTrails Preview Exhibition:
September 27 – October 24, 2008

Opening reception:
Saturday, September 27, 2008
4 PM to 6 PM

Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road
Graton, California
(707) 829-8912

ARTrails Preview Exhibition:
September 30 – October 26, 2008

Opening reception:
Sunday, October 5, 2008
3 PM to 6 PM

October 3rd, 2008 - 10:09


New Perspectives – Art People Gallery

Alan Mazzetti will be showing his most recent works at the Art People Gallery in San Francisco, California.

October 1 – 31, 2008

Art People Gallery
50 Post Street #41
San Francisco, CA 94104
More info: www.artpeople.net

October 3rd, 2008 - 9:39