an early season's greetings! so before it all rushes by, and i forget, i am privileged to have paintings in no less than four local bay area shows this season.

starting with chillin' productions annual holiday show at 111 minna gallery on saturday night (7pm-1am), 30 november 2013. this show will feature 200 artists, 6 djs, and live painting. i will be there all evening, so drop by and get a gift from me.

111 minna gallery
111 minna street
san francisco, ca
415 974 1719

then there's the pacific art league's "art under $200" show, which opens on first friday, 6 december til boxing day, 26 december 2013. the opening reception is early (5:30-8pm) that first friday. i will be in attendance there as well, as i suggested this show concept to the league's exhibition committee, and they implemented it!

the pacific art league
227 forest avenue
palo alto, ca
650 321 3891

that same evening, but thank god later is kaleid gallery's 12th annual holiday show and sale, "hark!" which also opens on first friday, 6 december til 18 january 2014. the opening reception is late (7-11pm) that first friday. i will be there, albeit after 8pm, so please come by and join our "artists' holiday party"

kaleid gallery
88 south fourth street
san jose, ca
408 947 1785

last, but no way least is my third installment of my "rocks, waves & clouds" solo show at pho 69, courtesy of san jose phantom galleries. so if you haven't popped in yet to see my scrolls there, please do before the year is up.

pho 69
321 south 1st street
san jose, ca
408 289 8521

of course if you are not able to make it to any of these shows, I'm always available to meet in person on one of my/friends various art expeditions and of course online. get in touch, let's do something.

MBSEIGEL AT gmail D0T com

Rocks, Waves & Clouds: New Scroll Paintings of Matthew Bailey Seigel

Similar to traditional Asian scrolls, these paintings capture the impermanence of an idea or location. My new paintings were inspired by the natural beauty of a low tide walk along Maine's rocky coast.

Overwhelmed with the colors, forms and relationships of rocks, the sea and sky, I immediately set up an impromptu studio on my father's farmhouse porch. The results are these modern, vibrant scrolls.

Reinventions of Japanese kakejiku (hung scrolls) in modern materials: acrylic on synthetic, water resistant material with the appearance of rice paper.

I've painted them in two sizes: 5 x 2 feet and 2 x 1 feet. They are framed, that is, hung with two anodized aluminum rods, on the top and bottom edges. Like traditional scrolls, they are light and rollable, for easy shipping, storage and hanging.

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