Monday, June 18, 2012

Open Studios and New Greeting Cards

The 2012 East Bay Open Studios, sponsored by ProArts the first two weekends of June, was a fun and successful event for me. I rented a space at the Jack London Square Pavilion in Oakland for both weekends, with 45 other artists in the same building, and it was a very lively venue, with lots of foot traffic all four days, and gorgeous weather helped too. I sold framed and unframed paintings, limited edition giclee prints on rag paper, inexpensive smaller prints, and many greeting cards. It was hard work, but definitely worth it, and there was never a dull moment. Having a space shared with lots of other talented artists - several of whom are friends - made it even more enjoyable.

Lisa Haderlie Baker in her space at East Bay Open Studios

So now I am introducing a brand new set of 22 greeting cards, which debuted at Open Studios, from my oil and gouache paintings! Many are of Alameda, where I live, but my subjects also include Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Monterey Bay, Mare Island, a painting I did of Exmoor in Southern England, and some of my favorite animals.  A few are reprints of my most popular cards that have sold out, but most are new images.  They are currently available at Books Inc and Red Wagon Collectables in Alameda, ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, and at other venues soon.  They have blank interiors for your personal message, are printed on 100% recycled stock, folding to 4.25" x 6", include white envelopes, and are individually wrapped in a protective clear sleeve.

The 22 images are all reproduced below:

Abandoned Airfield, Alameda
Approaching Storm
The Chinese Pavilion, Stow Lake
The Seawall, Crab Cove, Alameda

December Evening, Mare Island


From The Alameda Ferry

Full Moon Over Crab Cove

The Garden Gate

Monterey Bay from Carmel Hill

Odd Goose Out: A Snow Among the Canadas

Ohlone Oaks

The Ready Reserve Ships at the Alameda Navy Piers

Study of a Beurre Hardy Pear

Study in Black and Fawn: The Artist's Pug

The Palms

The Oak at the End of the Road

Vallejo Ferry from Mare Island

Woodland Reverie

Belinda, The Red Hen

The Freshwater Lagoons at Crab Cove

The Plane Tree Allee