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Preview Exhibition at Canvas Gallery

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At the risk of repeating myself, my work was selected by jury to be included in another show! This one is a preview exhibition for San Francisco Open Studios, which takes place in October (when I’ll be exhibiting with other night photographers again at Fort Mason Center). For this preview show, only 10 artists were chosen out of the 35 who submitted work. I’ll have two new, large prints there, of Eternal and Large Boat Winch. Canvas Gallery is a very popular spot, and it’ll be a good place to expose my work to a new audience.

Canvas Gallery is in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, at 1200 Ninth Ave. (at Lincoln), across from Golden Gate Park. My work will be on display until August 20.

A reception will be held on Friday night, July 28, 8 p.m.–2 a.m. at Canvas, which also has a cafe and lounge. A French DJ will be playing world lounge music. It’s a fun place to hang out, so I hope you’ll join me.

After Dark: Night Photos by John Vias

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I’m very happy to announce my first solo show, to be held at the Fort Mason Foundation Lobby, Building “A,” next door to the SFMOMA Artist Gallery. I’ll have prints you’ve probably never seen even if you’ve attended past shows, the lobby is open daily, and admission is free.

A reception will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Meet me and enjoy light refreshments while chatting with other art lovers, and taking in the night photos. The SFMOMA Artist Gallery will also be holding a reception at that time, so feel free to see both shows. Admission is free, and the show runs through August 18.

Will you be attending Photo San Francisco at Fort Mason Center July 21–23? Take a short walk to Building “A” and take in my After Dark exhibit. I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday, 3–7 p.m. See my ad in the Photo San Francisco catalog.

2006 Berkeley Civic Center Art Competition and Exhibition

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(Originally scheduled to run one year, now extended into September 2007.) All five of the images I submitted were selected for inclusion in this show. For the next year, they will be on display on the Fourth Floor of Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building (also known as City Hall) at 2180 Milvia St.

A reception will be held on Thursday, September 28, 3–5 p.m., in the Civic Center’s Outer Courtyard. Opening remarks will be made by Berkeley’s mayor, city manager, and city council members. The Crowden Music Center Quartet will provide music. A tour of the exhibition will be led at 4:00 by Robbin Henderson, Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center, and Archana Horsting of Kala Institute, who together helped coordinate the show.

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios 2005

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I’m excited to again be participating in this year’s Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. The last weekend in November and the first three weekends in December, I’ll be hosting visitors at Studio Rasa in the historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley. The address is 933 Parker St.

This is a great opportunity to shop for everyone on your “nice” list. And come see my 24″×30″ print of Bench and Poles.

Studio Nocturne Show at Fort Mason Center

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I’m very pleased to be included in this year’s Studio Nocturne, an exhibition of work by 13 night photographers.

The show will be held in Building “A” at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, where many other artists also will be exhibiting. It promises to be an first-rate show, so come out, say hello, and show your support for the arts!

Fort Mason Foundation liked my work so much, they chose to reprint Overpass 1 in their monthly calendar of upcoming events. They’ve also offered me a solo show next July.

East Bay Open Studios 2005

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I’m excited to again participate in Pro Arts’ East Bay Open Studios, which takes place the first two weekends in June and involves up to 500 East Bay artists. Please stop by to see my work in person, much bigger and in more detail than you can on your screen.

This time, I’ll be exhibiting at the south end of the historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley, at 933 Parker St. (at Eighth St.). My work will be at Studio Rasa, a beautiful yoga studio and community arts space.

“A Night on the Hill” Exhibition Now Open in San Francisco

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Come see a print of my new Potrero Hill image Farley’s After Close, plus lots more night photography of the Potrero Hill neighborhood by 15 other artists, in a show titled “A Night on the Hill.”

The show is at Farley’s Cafe at 1315 18th St. in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, and runs only through the end of the month. So hurry!

It’s a good opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry in a rooted neighborhood cafe and also acquire a unique perspective on this established yet up-and-coming neighborhood.

Embarcadero Nocturne Show

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A new night photography show featuring San Francisco’s rejuvenated waterfront has opened. You can see some of my never-before-exhibited B&W night prints at the first two of the three venues:

  • 1/2/2005–2/28/2005
    South Beach Café
    800 Embarcadero St. at Townsend
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Phone: 415-974-1115
    Hours: 8 a.m.–9 p.m. daily
  • 1/4/2005–2/19/2005
    Fort Mason Center
    Landmark Building “A”
    Laguna St. and Marina Blvd.
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Phone: 415-441-3400
    Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
  • 1/6/2005–2/28/2005
    Four Embarcadero Center
    Drumm St. and Sacramento St.
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Hours: 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily

I plan to be at the reception for the artists on Wednesday, February 9, at 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building “A.” So stop by, check out the art, and say hello!

All events are free and open to the public.