AIM Festival in Mill Valley

July 24, 2014

Artist video

The AIM Festival in Mill Valley on June 8 showed a 9.5 minute video “Mindscape,” featuring the art of four Marin artists: Claudia Chapline, assemblage; Stephanie Jucker, painting; Tom Killion, printmaking; and Christina La Sala, sculpture. The video team was Hana Dahl, Linh Huynh, Paula Venables and Hannah Yerington who conceived and produced the film. Here is the link.


Ashes to Art

July 24, 2014

After the gallery garden fire on December 7, 2013, I spent the next month taking care of the cleanup and repairs to the building. My daily practice of writing poetry was interrupted until late January when I wrote Ashes to Art which was published in San Francisco Peace and Hope’s summer 2014 Online Journal.

    After the fire my life changed

    debris cleared I am rain-washed

    infused with energy for repairs  

    enhancements to make order

    beauty in my life

 

    After the fire I grew taller stronger

    I can see clearly connect my thoughts

    appreciate all the gifts of space and time

    loving everyone who shares

    this greening field


Summer at the Gallery

July 24, 2014

The Claudia Chapline Gallery  will be open through from Noon to 5 through Labor Day. My very knowledgeable assistants will be on hand to assist you when I am away. Heidi Sandvoll is a West Marin Artist. She is primarily a painter doing expressionistic, figurative work that lend itself to a story telling narrative.  Even though painting is her main art form, she likes to explore many different materials creating sculptural and installation work. She has a broad knowledge of art and enjoys talking about it.  She would love to talk about the work we show at the gallery so come by for a visit with her on Sundays. Georgia Gibbs from Fairfax is an landscape abstractionist whose work emphasizes color relationships. She will be working on Saturdays through August.

Marco Fuoco’s cedar carved heads

The sculpture garden has a collection of five carved cedar sculptures by Marco Fuoco, a well-known sculptor and painter from Sacramento. (See photo) Inside the gallery you can see some of my water paintings and some of Harold Schwarm’s new folded paintings and a collection of Northern California art in all media.

When in Stinson Beach be sure to see the Stinson Beach Gallery with paintings by Stephen Martin, Made Contemporary Craft and the Blissful Gallery


Frogpond

July 24, 2014

    shaded bench

    covered with lichen

    scent of old roses   

    Frogpond, Vol 37:2


Merry May

May 16, 2014
Good News

Three of my poems were selected for forthcoming issues of the following literary journals:Frogpond, Mariposa and the Marin Poetry Center 2014 Anthology:

  • covered with lichen
  • scent of old roses

INVITATION

Cha Cha Assemblage piece by Claudia ChaplineMay 31-June 1, I will be at the Glashoff Sculpture Ranch, 5402 Williams Road in Fairfield 94534, showing my assemblage constructions and drawings by Harold Schwarm, from 12-5 P.M., and you are invited to the party.

The Party, with live entertainment, is free. There are 30 artists participating with Philipp and Chad Glashoff who will have their studios open.

Directions:  OFF HIGHWAY 80  (near Fairfield) Go North on Suisun Valley Rd for 5 miles, turn right on Williams Rd. Red Gates on the Left.

Print out this invitation to show at the gate.

Waterfall by Claudia Chapline

Meanwhile back home in Stinson Beach, my gallery is showing my water abstraction paintings among other things from my collection. Here is an image of the right half of a recently commissioned diptych of a waterfall.


Bird Watch Review

March 13, 2014
In the current issue of Frogpond, the Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Michelle Root-Bernstein wrote about Bird Watch:
 “In this first collection of haiku, remarkable for its evocation of the northern California sand spit and salt water estuary where the writer-artist makes her home, over 150 poems take us through the four seasons on land and sea, in mind and heart.” Harvest moon / noctiluca swimming / my own light forgotten.”

Old Song Book On Display

March 12, 2014
Wood Assemblage“Old Song Book,” a wood assemblage, will be on display at Sometimes Books in Point Reyes Station, March 1 through June 1.

Free Reading April 3

March 12, 2014
Bird Watch Book CoverYou are invited to a free reading of poets from the California Writers Club, Marin Branch where I will be reading from my book of haiku, “Bird Watch”
 
April 3, 7 pm at the Tiburon-Belvedere Library.

Memoir Writing Workshop

March 5, 2014

I REMEMBER: A MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Wednesdays 4-6pn

March 5-April 2, 2014

Enjoy writing stories from your memories in a supportive environment at the Stinson Beach Library

Claudia Chapline is the author of Falling Up The Stairs, Bird Watch, &  more. Claudia will support and guide you through the memoir writing process.

Pre-Registration Required: call 415/868-2308 or email info@cchapline.com

Funded by: Friends of the Bolinas Stinson Beach Libraries


Reading

November 5, 2013

I will be reading from my recent books on Saturday, November 10, 2013 at Art By the Bay Weekend gallery, 18856 Highway 1 in Marshall, CA at 2 P.M.  

Bird Watch, my new haiku collection is a benefit for Point Blue Conservation Sciences.  


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