Friday, March 30, 2012

PRIMAVERA - Spring is in the Air!

Recuerdos / Memories by Martha Rodriguez

Its a new season. Here in San Francisco, it is finally raining. Storms have been blowing in. Lots of grey skies and a hint of flowers blooming.

Now that Spring has arrived, I'm proud to say that I will be participating in a new art showing called Primavera / Spring. I will have approximately 8 paintings shown (inculding Recuerdos, above)  along with various work of artists Maya Gonzalez, Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Margo Rivera-Weiss. The exhibit has been curated by Bird Levy and will be held at Puerto Alegre Restaurant here in San Francisco.

Here are the details:

WHERE: Puerto Alegre Restaurant
               546 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110  View Map
WHEN:    April 3, 3 to 5pm - OPENING until May 8, 2012

WHO:     Martha Rodriguez, Maya Gonzalez, Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Margo Rivera-Weiss

to RSVP, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/319224934799791/

Would love to see you at the opening!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Estudio Martita & Spring Open Studios

Bird on Cactus - part of desert series

Martha Rodriguez / Estudio Martita, Studio 318

 invites you to...

OPEN STUDIOS  at 1890 Bryant Street Studios

40 Artists at 1890 Bryant are opening their doors to the public for... 

Spring Open Studios weekend: April 14-15 12 to 6pm. 


Preview Reception: April 13, 6 to 9pm 

to get the art collector's view of the studios before the event. 
Refreshments are served. Admission is FREE.

for more information:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

all Quiet on the blog front... but lots going on in studio and beyond

I guess its really been a month since I lasted posted. I managed to get my two paintings into the Latino Cancer Summit Art Show here in San Francisco in July. YEAH!!! I'm also going to be in a show called Primavera on April 3rd through May 8th with three other women artists here in San Francisco. The show will be at Puerto Alegre restaurant in the Mission. I also managed to get one of my paintings, GRATITUDE published this year in the Mujeres de Maiz 2012 Zine. Finally, Mission Open Studios are around the corner at the fabulous 1890 Bryant. They open April 13th with a Friday night preview and continue through April 14th and 15th from 12 to 6pm.. More to come on open studios and my Primavera show in the next few weeks.

The reason I started this blog post was to celebrate the great team I belong to on Etsy: The SFetsy Team. They started a new team activity with members creating Treasuries from a theme. Last week was, "What I Wore and Where I Went." Since most of my time is spent at the studio (and at home too) I decided to title mine, "Another day at the studio." I chose all SFetsy members and their work. It was great fun putting this together. I guess I won the weekly theme treasury (WOW!) and had lots of people look at it. Well....read the post below from the SFetsy Blog and take a look and see what I did. They also featured a necklace I made featuring friend Diana Gaspar's beautiful Frida pendant! I am so grateful. Its so nice to be rewarded when you do something for fun!!


p.s. Have had to slow down for the past few days. Caught a horrific cold and now sidelined. I know there is something called balance where in  my post Leukemia hospitalization and remission state, I have to find.ways of slowing down. Haven't quite found the balance.necessary to create, pursue as much as I can. Honestly, I have to realize when I don't take the time to rest enough, my own body forces me to.

I'm a terrible patient when I have a cold. Things are harder to figure out when your head hurts, sinus ache, ears are plugged plus you have a nagging cough. See, I told you I'm a lousy cold patient. I'm actually, finally, getting better - but you'd never know it!



Treasury Team Presents: What I Wore and Where

We had over 1000 views this week on our collective treasuries featuring SFEtsy team members within the theme of "What I Wore and Where."  Thanks to Sarah,LisaMarthaKatyFleurKathleenAshleighMoria, and Maggie for adding their vision!

Our featured treasury with way over 300 clicks, views, comments and hearts is Martha of estudiomartita. (Congrats to Lisa for a close second!)  Her treasury also included exclusively items made by Bay Area artists in our team!  Martha's own shop carries jewelry and housewares inspired by an eclectic blend of Latino and pop-art cultures.  A favorite of mine is her "Frida in her Garden" necklace featuring a carving made by Artist Diana Gaspar.
Frida in Her Garden, Necklace by Martha of estudiomartita
And her winning treasury:
Building: cement walled, old mayonnaise factory.
Temperature: COLD.
Tenants: bundled artists, drinking tea, visiting, working.
Location: SF Mission 
Style: hipster chic, paint splattered shirts, pants, scarves, knit hats, aprons.