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Studio Sale

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I am very pleased that these pastels and painting found new homes.  I plan to revisit these images in future work.

I had an interesting and, usual for me, experience with the sale of Cache Creek, No 1.  New Customer, G. invited me to bring pieces to her home so that we could see how each will look in various rooms.  As soon as we hung this pastel in her dining room, a look of pleasure and relief came over her. ” This is the one – my problem has been solved,” her expression seemed to say.   Clearly it was very meaningful to her that the right piece was chosen for this particular location.  Cache Creek, No 1, offers some depth in the scene and the suggestion of more open space.  And so visually it did seem to open up the dining space, exactly the solution G. was looking for.

Cache Creek, No 1,  Cache Creek, No 2.     Clearing

Furthermore, most recent sales from my studio have been of medium to large size work.  While I do enjoy working small and frequently on paper, it’s becoming clear customers need pieces that have presence on the wall.  This issue will be on my mind as I create in the studio.

My studio sale of landscape work continues through this coming Second Saturday and the following Sunday, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.
More landscapes can be found here:


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September 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Etsy shop sales

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August – September etsy shop sales included prints of images here.  The first one, “Sorting Things Out,” will be used across a new website for Dr. Joseph G. Gregory’s new practice in Birmingham, Alabama.  The others went to a single collector in NY; a new customer to my shop.  The last image, “Midnight Pond,” was ordered as an 11×14 enlargement by a returning etsy customer.  Very happy with growth of sales from this shop.


         8x10 photograph, The Pond Midnight, modern original art

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September 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Work for Other Artists

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Recently had the pleasure of photographing for sculptor Cathy Van Aken and glassmaker/jewelry designer Adi Braeman.
Lampwork Glass & Jewelry Adi Braeman ©2012 Adi Braeman.

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September 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Showing photography at Lumens on K Street, Sacramento

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Lumens, 2028 K Street
(Corner of 21st and K Streets)
Sacramento, CA 95811

Artist’s Reception, Thurs, Sep 6, 5-7pm
and Second Saturday, Sep 8, 5-8pm

(916) 444-5585

Regular Showroom Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Thursdays Evenings & Sundays:
By Appointment

from Mike Azevedo of Center for Contemporary Art of Sacramento

The Art of Light: Vindauga

September 1 – October 31

Lumens Light + Living and the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento ‘s staff are pleased to present an exhibition of work by Sacramento-based artist Diana Jahns. The title of the show, Vindauga , comes from the Old Norse word for window, literally a compound word made up of vindr , meaning “wind” and auge , meaning “eye.” This “wind-eye” (window) clearly refers to an opening without glass, an architectural feature in which the wind could strike the viewer’s eye. In the show, two of Jahns’ series of works are presented, a series captured at the 2011 California State Fair Midway and a larger series dealing with architecture and light. In the State Fair series, Jahns captures the fleeting moment of the end of day, when the clouds of twilight sky erupt into brilliant pinks and dark blues and contrasts it with the engulfing glow of the Midway’s artificial lights. The riders are frozen in the moment, captured in the transition between the present and future. In the second series, Jahns starts with images of the common place, a portion of a building, a reflection, a parked automobile and uses this as the basis to create her geometric photographic tapestries. In the series of photographs she will juxtapose light and dark overlapping images or forms, sometimes in parallel passages and, at times, in contrapuntal opposition. Her images are simultaneously geometrically strong as well a being incredibly delicate in the careful use of color, reflection, composition and texture. Jahns’ images capture the moment: and allow the viewer to experience them with “the wind” in their eyes.

About the Art of Light series: Lumens Light + Living has invited the staff of the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento to collaborate on a series of exhibitions called The Art of Light. In this series, we explore how artists have taken the concept of light to create a unique visual experience using both traditional and nontraditional media. The visual possibilities of light are infinite and only limited by the artists’ unique experience.

Artist Preview Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free.

Second Saturday Reception, Saturday, September 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free.

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September 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

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