WISH YOU WERE HERE: Postcards From the Future, ORION MAGAZINE, SPRING 2021 ISSUE
ORION MAGAZINE< SPRING 2021 ISSUE:
I am honored to be a part of the project “Wish You Were Here: Postcards From the Future” currently featured in Orion Magazine’s Spring 2021 issue! A few years ago, my friend and fellow artist, @jessica.gath and her friend and artist, Sharlene Leurig, approached several of us about this endeavor. In their words: “We invited other artists- people who process the world through making– to create their own postcards in the face of the naked truths of climate change. We asked them to join us in a written and visual chorus to the young people dearest to us and to everyone on earth now and in the future.”
Artists: Jan Wagstaff, Kathryn St. Clair, and Janet Jacobs
Off-site Exhibition Dates:
This exhibition will be available for in-person viewing at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center later this year.
Slate Contemporary Art Gallery
473 25th, Street Oakland, CA 94612
Slate Contemporary tel: 510/652.4085
"MEDITATIONS ON VOLATILITY & SERENITY / LANDSCAPES OF A NEW WORLD: PAINTINGS BY KATHRYN ST. CLAIR"
"Meditations on Volatility & Serenity / Landscapes of a New World: Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair"
Exhibition Dates: October 5 - November 8, 2019
405 East D Street (@ Lakeville in The Burdell Building, in association with Digital Grange)
Opening Reception: October 5, 5:00 - 8 pm
Gallery contact: 707.778.2238
"SERENITY: ENERGETIC CONNECTIONS"
"Serenity: Energetic Connections"
*Curated by Matt McKinley of McKinley Art Solutions
UCSF Center for Excellence in Women's Health
Exhibition Dates: May 24 - September 25, 2018
5th Floor: Kathryn St. Clair
2356 Sutter St (x. Divisadero)
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: May 31st, 5:30-7:30 pm
*Juried by Jeremy Morgan, Professor of Painting at San Francisco Art Institute
Art Works Downtown
Exhibition Dates: January 12 - February 9, 2018,
January 12, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
"INAUGURAL PAC MEMBERS JURIED EXHIBITION"
"Inaugural PAC Members Juried Exhibition"
*Curated by Michael Schwager, Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Sonoma State University
Petaluma Art Center
Exhibition Dates: November 11 - January 6, 2018,
November 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"THE NEUW POLITIC: ARTISTS EXPLORE"
"The NeuwPolitic: Artists Explore"
2nd Annual Juried Regional Competition
Petaluma Art Center
Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 20, 2017
April 1, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
IceHouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA.
January 21 - February 18, 2017.
January 21, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
"WILD PLACES IN URBAN SPACES"
"Wild Places in Urban Spaces"
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Vallejo, CA.
September 9 - October 9, 2016.
September 9, 2016, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
*This exhibition (which includes a specific commission of each artist by the US Forestry Service) has been juried by a committee made up of members of the US Forestry Service and others as part of the "Visions of the Wild Festival."
The festival runs from September 15th - 18th, 2016 http://visionsofthewild.org
"REFLECTIONS / SHADOWS"
"Reflections / Shadows"
The Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA.
July 21 – August 28, 2016
July 23rd, 2016, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
"THE ZEITGEIST EXHIBITION"
"The Zeitgeist Exhibition – Capturing the Times Through Art"
The Northern California Regional Art Competition at
the Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA.
May 14 – July 10, 2016
May 14, 2016, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
"URBAN | SUBURBAN| RURAL"
"Urban | Suburban | Rural" at FULTON X GALLERY
A juried show in which dozens of artists examine the environments we live and thrive in and how they shape our lives.
Fulton X Gallery
1200 River Rd, Fulton, CA
Nov. 23, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015
Reception: Nov 22 at 6pm.
"HERE: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual, An Exhibition in Two Parts" at the BERKELEY ART CENTER
Berkeley Art Center
November 15, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5-8pm
"THE INFINITY" Curated by McKinley Art Solutions
Kathryn St. Clair will have four paintings hanging at The Infinity Towers in San Francisco through December 1, 2014.
For inquiries and private viewings, contact Matt Mckinley: email@example.com or call 415.902.9863.
"FRESH ART 2014"
A National Juried Show at the MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS.
Ross, CA, 2014
September 13 - October 12, 2014
*Juror: Dr. Stephanie Hanor
Assistant Dean and Director, Mills College Art Museum
STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE
Kathryn St. Clair will have two paintings featured in the upcoming edition of Studio Visit Magazine to be published in spring of 2014.
Painting Acquistion- Stanford University Medical Center
The Stanford University Medical Center recently purchased Kathryn St. Clair's painting, "Abstracted Wetlands," for their Hoover Hospital in 2014.
Exhibition Review from San Francisco Art Beat
A review of SFMOMA Artists Gallery Exhibition on San Francisco Art Beat
Writing about the San Francisco Art Scene
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Group Show:
Mirang Wonne, Jenn Shifflet, Kathryn St. Clair
January 17th, 2011
The SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason is an incredible non-profit gallery affiliated with one of the most dynamic modern and contemporary art museums in the United States. The gallery is both a reputable and affordable way to enjoy original works of art, and remains a critical resource for the entire arts community. Their exhibitions provide the San Francisco arts community with an incredible array of insightful exhibitions to view, and over twelve hundred emerging, mid career and fully acomplished artists a space to exhibit their work. This past Thursday the SFMOMA Artists Gallery opened their group exhibition with Mirang Wonne, Jenn Shifflet, and Kathryn St Clair: three local artists who interpret the term landscape very differently in various media.
There is a definite delicacy to Mirang Wonne‘s artwork, but only at the surface. Wonne’s stain-less steel mesh banners float down from the ceiling, creating a ghost-like presence in the gallery, but their coloring and deft draftsmanship of bursting abstractions similar to chrysanthemums made by a torch create strong statements of beauty and demand an engagement with its viewer.
Jenn Shifflet‘s paintings create fantastic landscapes using only a slight array of oils on panel. They could be interpreted a variety of ways: adapting the undulating cloud patterns found abundantly in traditional Asian art, with what I see as the modern fantasy Asian pop-art connotations, they could be interpreted as cloudscapes, abstractions of stardust and other nuances of a dreamscape, ripples on the surface of a pond, or simply powerful interpretations of a conglomeration of them all.
Kathryn St Clair also paints deceptively placid figurative landscape designs, mostly waterscapes amid verdant forests. Any notion of safe subject matter is upthrown with her non-traditional color palette of oranges, purples and fuschias, her texture and abstraction of the skies, and the swampy, dripping spots of atypical colors and soft, but not quite accurate reflections in the landscape, capturing that moment before abstraction. When combined with her use of silhouettes, similar to the early arts and crafts modernism of the 1920s, it truly brings her artwork to a level of great significance.