Updates

Updates on new art and upcoming gallery shows / exhibitions. 

2018 Updates

Hi all, here's a video update on what's been going on in the first half of 2018! 

Highlights in 2018 include new jewelry based on my macros and mandalas, clothing designs that would be ideal for Burning Man and festivals and these captivating textiles made of fleece.

Delighted to share that I'm now working on animating my digital art designs, exploring virtual reality (VR) art as well as collaborations with DJs in the Bay Area.

Cheers,

Cam 

Open Studios 2017 in the Castro!

Join me

Hello, I am thrilled to opening up my art studio to all at Open Studios 2017 in the Castro. 

Sat and Sun, November 11-12

12pm-6pm

2169 15th Street, Side Unit A, CA 94114

Open Studios Artist: Cameron E.G.

πŸ’Ž 3D blacklight experience
πŸ“½ Projection art
🎨 Paintings and digital art
🎼 Original music 

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Numerous galleries are within walking distance to the Castro Muni Station or F Street Car, including Art Attack SF, Castro Street Art Saves Lives Studio, and Spark Arts.  

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Hope to see you at Open Studios 2017 in the Castro!
— Best, Cameron E. G.

Summer 2017 Update

I know it's been a while since I've updated my blog. In no particular order of importance, here is a list of interesting highlights over the last several months.

  • Creating a new series of Kaleido Jewels, which are created by transmuting photos of my acrylic paintings. So basically, art from my own self-sampled art.
  • Setting up my second show at How Weird 2017 - the annual gathering which celebrated 50 years of the Summer of Love. It's one of my favorite events because I get to create a series of "street art."
  • My first group exhibition outside of San Francisco, at the Pacific Art League in downtown Palo Alto!
  • Group exhibitions at City Arts, a local favorite co-op gallery in the heart of the Mission District. Serious local talent - do go check it out. There are monthly rotating artists, so it keeps things fresh.
  • A solo exhibition at Philz Coffee by the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building through the month of August. 
  • Participating at the SF edition of Pancakes and Booze - a national art show with, as the name implies: free pancakes, drinks, amazing DJs and a great crowd! Different from a normal art exhibition and a fun weekend overall.

Photo Story

I've created a little photo story that capture some of the highlights over the last few months. 

City Art July Exhibition

Debuting My Digital Art

In July 2017, I exhibited my newest format of art: Kaleido Jewels at City Arts! These are archival dye sublimation prints on aluminum and shine brilliantly.

"Abstraction" Group Exhibition, April 2017,  at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto

Venturing down the Bay Area to Palo Alto

Had my first exhibition outside of San Francisco; This was the "Abstraction" group exhibition at  at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto in April 2017

Cameron E.G. at How Weird 2017

"Summer of Weird" at the Annual How Weird Festival

How Weird celebrates a diverse group of talented artists - ranging from musicians, visual artists and body painters. This 2017 edition was no different.  I absolutely love the energized crowds. Also, it's an avenue for me to explore street art, something I don't normally get exposed to.

Cameron E. G. solo exhibition at Philz Coffee

Celebrating "Summer of Love" at Philz

Solo exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Summer of Love" at Philz Coffee by the San Francisco Ferry Building

Spring 2017 Update

My First Art Auction and Lessons with Calls for Entries

In the past few months, I've been focused on solidifying my artist statement / body of work and applying to calls-for-entries for various shows and exhibitions in the Spring. 

Lots of lessons so far, I'll try to share all I learn through this blog.

I set off this year with a goal of getting into a gallery. I'm humbled to see my art selected by a few galleries thus far and my recent piece, "Clownfish" (30" by 45") sell at the Artspan 2017 Art Charity Auction! Here's how I did it.

Getting Into Galleries Through Calls for Entry

Call for Entry, Call for Entry, Call for Entry. 

The great news is that there are dozens of calls for entry a week, and that most galleries / spaces are eager to display and sell work of artists (emerging or not).

I highly recommend Call for Entry (https://www.callforentry.org) for both national and international calls for artists. These calls range from Awards, Exhibitions and Competitions, to Grants and even Residencies. The three galleries that I was accepted at and the Art Auction all all had calls for entry on this comprehensive Listing. 

The bad news is that with each call for entry, it costs $ to enter, and often more money to submit additional pieces.

Determining Which Call for Entry to Enter

I am an abstract contemporary artist, so naturally I sought out keywords for contemporary art, photography and local calls (many were restricted to local artists). These local shows were a little easier on the pocket (vs. shipping art) and also easier to coordinate as an emerging artist.

I also decided to submit to YICCA, an international contemporary art competition, in bid to expand beyond California and hopefully gain some international exposure (http://www.contest.yicca.org). I also suggest you research past exhibitions at the galleries that are calling for artists to get a sense of whether your work would fit in. Also, do your due diligence on the art jury to see how your piece is aligned with their taste. 

An upcoming call for entry I'm very excited about is Open Miami, which will coincide with Art Basel Miami later this year!

That call for entry closes on April 9th and I'll soon hear back from YICCA on whether I'm accepted!

Upcoming Shows / Festivals

My art will be displayed at the "Abstraction" exhibitions at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto starting April 7th and at the "Art Attacks Cancer" through Art Attack later this month. I'm also preparing a new collection of art for How Weird 2017 -- the amazing annual street festival in San Francisco -- more on that to follow!


I've recently added a new Gallery Tour experience that takes visitors through my intermedia art process. Check it out... and don't forget to play the music as well! 

January in Full Throttle

 Setting up a photoshoot with my new UV-reactive Lava / Volcano series.

Setting up a photoshoot with my new UV-reactive Lava / Volcano series.

Since moving a few weeks ago, I now have my own studio space. And... what a world of difference. We picked up an IKEA Artist Table from Craigslist and it's perfect. The table height raises and even tilts; more importantly, dried paint is easily scraped and cleaned off.

With the dedicated studio space and artist table, my productivity level has swung to full throttle. 

Lately, I've been working on a UV-reactive series that glows in the dark. By mixing UV paint, these new pieces glow vividly under UV/Blacklights. 

So far, my arts-in-progress include a large panorama of a volcano (see video), and three smaller pieces that others have described as "underwater shipwrecks" and "tropical coral." 

As I continue building out the website with more complete features this month, I look forward to revealing more about my UV-reactive series

New Year, New Site!

2016 was a tumultuous year for many, including myself. The year was filled with lessons and new firsts, including the debut of my art at the street festival How Weird in San Francisco. It was incredible to expose my emerging art to festival-goers and art lovers. Their fascination and positive encouragement pushed me to become more serious in my artistic endeavors. 

 My debut at How Weird, 2016

My debut at How Weird, 2016

 

In the summer, I was honored to have several of my lithographic aluminum plates exhibited at ArtSavesLives, in the heart of historic Castro. Thomasina is truly an inspiration to many aspiring artists and her inclusion of my art was a great milestone.

 Fun people and incredible performances at the ArtSavesLives gallery.

Fun people and incredible performances at the ArtSavesLives gallery.

In the fall and Holidays, my art took a backseat as I switched jobs, moved in with my partner into a cozy apartment in the beautiful neighborhood of Duboce Triangle, and spent time with family.

I am proud to reveal my new website, hosted on SquareSpace. Highly recommended for all artists / musicians. It was effortless and does all the things I need.

Please follow me as I renew my focus on my art gallery in 2017.