Action, I say! Damaged - A Solo Show by Shepard Fairey

Action, I say! Damaged - A Solo Show by Shepard Fairey

Art Amplifies. Art Escalates. Art Provokes. Art Unifies.

Drinking in Damaged, Shepard Fairey’s solo show in Los Angeles at sunset the other night filled me with so much glee (and jumping up and down) that I made the security guards/staff giggle. I’ve followed and loved Shepard’s art from afar for years. My love of street art is well documented, and I now seem to live in its mecca in Venice/Marina in Los Angeles.

The Magic of Yard Art.

The Magic of Yard Art.

The grape girl and I have been together for a long while. She’s stood in many a yard watching over us. She was a gift to me from Jim. Perfect for wine country.

I’ve always loved her. And all the gnomes, fairies, angels, whirligigs, reflectors and chimes we’ve had over the years.

#FoodieFridayAlert - #Venice Restaurants

A colleague is headed to Venice  and I sent her my list of favorites and thought I'd share them with all of you.  I've been to Queen of the Adriatic two times and I love getting lost in its grand spleandor.  My Dad took this photo when he and my Mom and I visited a few years ago. lovely Venice














A few places I love:

Osteria Antico Giardinetto This place is amazing seafood is divine and we had the most amazing berry trifle dessert. Calle dei Morti Santa Croce, 2253 30135 Venezia Italy +041721301


Antico Capon Campo San Margherita Dorsoduro, 3004 30123 Venezia, Italy +0415285252



And not to be missed....

Peggy Guggenheim Museum Palazzo Venier dei Leoni Dorsoduro 701 I-30123 Venezia

Opening hours Daily 10 am - 6 pm Closed Tuesdays, and December 25, 26 Open Tuesday November 1, December 27

General information tel: +39.041.2405.411 fax: +39.041.520.6885 e-mail:

Art/Internet/Shopping - a Retail Technology Trifecta

I love this company  - - art at affordable prices on a monitor near you.

Brought to you by Jen Bekman, NYC gallery owner and online marketing guru.  20x200 brings art lovers and artists together online.  Affordable original art at your fingertips.

This is from her LinkedIn profile:


I know a lot about art, the internet and online marketing. I know more about all three put together than anyone you know.

I love bad ass artygeeky women.  Follow Jen she's one to keep an eye on....


Building It Up To Burn It Down - A Lesson in Impermanence

As a lover of architecture, culture, and art I had to share this beautiful article - The Temple at Burning Man: A Lesson in Impermanence written by Amy Cranch.  I was fortunate to see last year's Temple of Flux on the playa.  I am happy to have donated funds to their Kickstarter campaign.   

There were a number of other amazing art pieces Futures Past by Kate Raudenbush (who always delights) and one most amazing pieces I've ever seen in Black Rock City (the photos looked so real that Facebook threatened to pull the images from many profiles) called Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane.

As an event producer, I have been always been awestruck at the amount of thought, work, energy and love that goes into creating a city from the dust out in the desert.   It is truly amazing that 40-50,000 people can co-exist for a week together in a safe, organized and completely free, open way.  Much is said and profaned about Burning Man, but the Art is unlike anything you will ever see anywhere.  

Tickets went on sale for Burning Man this past week.  Tier 1 tickets @ $210, Tier 2 tickets @ $240, and Tier 3 tickets @ $280 are SOLD OUT.  Tickets are still available for $320. 

all photos taken by Heather Newman, Head Maven, Creative Maven