How to pick artwork for your home

SF Open Studios is a month-long citywide event for art lovers, likers and those in between.

A different part of the city for each following four consecutive weekends: October 10 & 11; October 17 & 18; October 24 & 25; October 31 & November 1:

October 10 & 11: Bernal Heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, Portola

>> William Rhodes Sculpture, mixed media and furniture, some very funky art furniture

>> Eileen P. Goldenberg, Ceramics

>> Rebekah Goldstein Painting , drawing and mixed media, Sarah Lawrence grad

About Paul Madonna, Illustrator and Painter
Paul Madonna's strip, All Over Coffee, appears every Sunday in the San Francisco Chronicle and on SFGate.com. Paul's drawings and prints are shown in museums, galleries, restaurants and cafes, and in 2007 a collection of All Over Coffee was published by City Lights Books. Paul also produces the rowdy cartoon Small Potatoes, which can be found on TheRumpus.net, and other work in various publications including Believer Magazine. In 1994 Paul received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and that same year he was the first (ever!) Art Intern at MAD Magazine, which he proudly received no money for. Paul currently lives with his wife in San Francisco.

Studio Address
290 Guerrero Street (cross at 15th)

About Heather Robinson, Painter
Heather Robinson has been painting since 2001, before which she worked as a web and graphic designer. Her educational background is in architectural design, which initially sparked the fascination with ornament and pattern that drives her artwork. Incorporating classic textile patterns and elements of the domestic arts, Heather creates intimate and personal works of beauty. She paints in her studio in the Mission/Bernal neighborhood of San Francisco.

Heather Robinson's newest works are about the complexities and contradictions of the idea of "home." Home can be a happy, safe retreat - a nest - and at the same time be an entangling attachment - a net. Borrowing materials, motifs and techniques from traditional domestic arts - painted textile patterns, crocheted lace, and embroidered words and details - she explores the qualities of the net/nest

Studio Address
Secession Gallery
3361 Mission Street (across from 30th St Safeway)
Contact: Eden Stein
Telephone: 415-279-3058

About Colleen Maurer, Jewelry Designer/Wearable Art
Colleen Mauer's moved to California in 2001 with high aspirations of finding a distinguished design job. After graduating with honors from Virginia Tech with a BS in Industrial Design, it seemed like a very feasible goal. Colleen worked at a small furniture design company in Oakland before deciding that spending her days in someone else's studio was not what she had in mind. Just two years later, Colleen Mauer Designs was born.

She designs using texture, color, sounds and tones as her tools for transforming a simple section of material into a unique piece of jewelry. Colleen's designs celebrate simple geometries to create a line of jewelry that can compliment any look...from casual and everyday to chic and classic.

Colleen's studio is nestled in Secession Art and Design of Bernal Heights where you can experience the production process from start to finish. She will gladly work with you on a special order for a wedding party or an important event, or she will craft an everyday piece that transcends the routine. Your options for materials, styles and textures are virtually boundless. You can contact her at info@colleenmauerdesigns.com or call 415.637.7762.

Studio Address
Secession Gallery
3361 Mission Street (across from 30th St Safeway)
Contact: Eden Stein
Telephone: 415-279-3058

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