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Art opening Tuesday, December 4th 5-7 PM
I have been a painter for over 20 years. I received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduating in 1995, I continued my painting practice and began to exhibit my work at galleries and art spaces on the East Coast.
In 1997, I moved to Sonoma, California and continued my painting and began working in art administration and teaching at the Sonoma Community Center. After a few years I became the Fine Arts Director, hiring nationally known artists to teach workshops and guest lectures. During this time I found my love of teaching. The most inspired time teaching was encouraging artist and non-artista alike to find the fun in letting go, unplugging and tapping into their creative selves. I now teach workshops in my home studio as well as out in beautiful locations around the Bay Area. I have solo & group shows throughout the year as well as permanent venues that sell my work. My paintings are in private and public collections around the country. The newest addition to my portfolio is a large scale indoor mural at Keller Street CoWork in Petaluma, CA.
My subject matter has changed, my process has changed but the one constant in my work is the use of mixed media, layers and my love of color.
My landscape paintings has been greatly influenced by my awe of the Northern California landscape around me. The rolling hills of Northern California, the fog softening the lines of the horizon and creating whispers of brush strokes across the valleys, the nuisances of each season changing from bright green hills to a beautiful mustard. I paint the memories of these moments.
I begin my paintings with dark color tones and quick brushstrokes. It’s a playful time for me and warming up time to experiment and be in the moment. I allow the paint to tell me where to go. Allowing drips, scraping and scratching to create texture and patterns that sometimes only accidents can create. The process is an ebb and ow between adding and subtracting. Always being aware of keeping the energy of the brushstrokes and the energy of the painting moving.
On the days that I’m not working in my studio I am raising my two children Phoebe and Finn with my husband in Sonoma Valley.
THE SPINSTER SISTERS
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018!
Join us for our 7th annual
NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
ENJOY A festive 3-course DINNER
$65 per person
optional wine pairings – $30 per person
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MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!
A special offer from The Spinster Sisters and The Astro Motel
- one NIGHT AT THE ASTRO MOTEL
- a BOTTLE of BUBBLY at check-in
- AN ALL-INCLUSIVE DINNER and CHAMPAGNE TOAST for two at THE SPINSTER SISTERS
- coffee, tea, and fresh-baked pastries on NEW YEAR’S MORNING
- late CHECK-OUT
all of the above for $379 (plus hotel taxes)
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The 2019 Women’s March Santa Rosa will rally and march in support of women’s rights, human rights for all, equality for LGBTQi+, freedom of religion & press, education, gun control, the environment, science, democracy and civil rights. While we have seen success in the 2018 mid-terms, Women’s March Santa Rosa continues in 2019 as our civil and reproductive rights are continually being threatened and we stand united with all those who fight for equality, justice and freedom for all.
The 2019 Women’s March Santa Rosa is free to all including non-profit community groups wishing to table at the event. Diverse and inclusive in nature – this event is meant to be an opportunity for all to come together, connect, be inspired and explore meaningful ways to take action.
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ARTIST RECEPTION: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH, 2018 5 TO 7 PM @THESPINSTERSISTERS
February 5 through April 8, 2019
A note from Emily Florence:
Nirvana is a place of perfect peace and happiness. Through the process of creating my art, it becomes my meditation, my absolute focus. I am fully present. The path to nirvana comes when one’s meditation encompasses every moment of one’s life. This is my goal. Join me at a reception on Tuesday, February 5 from 5 to 7 pm.
join us for MARCHE MADNESS with
Thursday, March 28
no tickets, no prix-fixe
That magical time of year is upon us, the brackets are set and we’re ready for top off! Topping of your glass, that is, for the 7th Annual Marche Madness Wine Challenge brought to you by Bergamot Wine Co. The wines from the Marche region are the true Cinderella story of Italy as they’re depth and quality always surprise and inspire the palate. Bergamot’s Super Selection of a Dozen wines, six reds and six whites and featuring 9 different grape varieties, are ready to be explored as you enjoy your dinner with us. As you taste through the field and fill out your tasting brackets, you get to decide which wines are your favorite picks and which one gets to be crowned the champion. As a bonus, whomever fills out a ‘perfect’ bracket receives a bottle of the winning wine!Find out more »
guest-curated wine lists | all events are 5-9pm | no tickets, no prix-fixe | reservations recommended | 707-528-7100 | @thespinstersisters
Save The Date(s)
April 6th: Swick Wine
April 20th: Two Shepherds
April 27th: Miracle Plum
May 4th: Revel Wine Distribution
May 18th: Margins
June 1st: Blue Danube
June 14th: Les Lunes
June 22nd: Unturned Stone & Farm Wine Imports
July 13th: Cruess
July 27th: Benevolent Neglect
August 10th: Martha Stoumen
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Winterblast is a free, kid-friendly street party hosted by SOFA Santa Rosa Arts District and Out There Santa Rosa. Located near the corner of South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue, the evening includes food trucks, a parade with of rolling sofa “floats,” live music, costuming and tomfoolery, open studios and more. This is the 15th year of this beloved local festival. Please consider coming on bike, foot, or via ride share, as streets are closed and parking is extremely limited.Find out more »
Raised in the North Bay, Daidra spent her childhood climbing trees and catching lizards with her siblings. As she grew, so did her love of nature and it still calls to her deeply. She is in the wild as often as possible and carries it with her wherever she goes. These are the humble translations of the images in her mind’s eye.
Come by The Spinster Sisters to see more of her work and join us for an opening reception on March 14th 4 to 6 pmFind out more »