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DONNA BROOKMAN is showing fullflood paintings in a solo exhibition at Thomas Paul Fine Art, 7270 Beverly Blvd, LA, January 12 - Feb.9, 2013. Catalog available from the gallery with an essay by Stephen Greenblatt.

LISA K. BLATT's work was selected by Cindy Sherman for the Smithsonian's Magazine "The New Stars of Photography."

CLEM CROSBY and JENNAH WARD each have exhibitions at George Lawson Gallery in Culver City, March 21-April 21, 2012.

JOHN ZURIER will be included in the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, 2012, A iminência das poéticas (The Imminence of Poetics), 7 September-9 December 2012. He will also have an exhibition at Patrick De Brock Gallery in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, opening 3 August 2012.

WARD SCHUMAKER has a blog. He and VIVIENNE FLESHER are spending 2012 in New York.

NINA ZURIER has work featured on

KIM ANNO  has a new website that includes new video work. Her work is included in the Berkeley Art Center exhibition, Green, December 11, 2010-January 23, 2011.

PATRICIA SONNINO and Sarah Sutro will show work at Garage Gallery in Berkeley, in an exhibition called Watermarks. Open Saturdays and Sundays, January 8-23, 2011, 1-4pm. 3110 Wheeler Street, 1 block east of Shattuck and 3 blocks south of Ashby.

LISA K. BLATT is included in an exhibition at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, opening October 29, 2010.

It's All American, the inaugural exhibition of the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will include the work of DANIEL TURNER, opening on October 23, 2010.

CLEM CROSBY  will have a one-person exhibition at George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco,October 7-30, 2010.

In response to Marianne Vlaschits's exhibition "Matador Beach" at Ve.Sch, Vienna, STYX Projects presents the micro-show "Islands", featuring three works by Christophe Chemin (F), Michael Stokes (UK) and DANIEL TURNER (USA). Curated by Michael Rade, 23 September - 7 October 2010.

NINA ZURIER and JUDITH BELZER will both have one-person exhibitions at George Lawson Gallery, September 1-25, 2010. Reception on Thursday, September 9. Read review

NINA ZURIER has a one-person show at Cal State Sacramento's Library Gallery, opening on September 1 and continuing through October 9, 2010. Read review

JOHN ZURIER has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. Read review

DANIEL TURNER's one-person show, In Voller Blüte, opens April 28 at STYX Project Space in Berlin, and continues through May 28.

JOHN ZURIER has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010. He will have a one-person show at Peter Blum Gallery /Chelsea, opening May 20, 2010.

TAMA HOCHBAUM's solo show entitled Looking Through the Glass; Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Spring 2009) was chosen by art reviewer Blue Greenberg as one of the best of 2009. She will be showing a body of work illustrating the text of Alice in Wonderland in March 2010 in Durham. An installation of her work opens May 1 at Craven Allen Gallery in Durham,NC entitled Yard, with a video featuring musicby her husband, the composer Allen Anderson; another exhbition in May will be at Nested in Chapel Hill; a large exhibition at Cary Town Hall will open in November of 2010. She recently collaborated with her husband, the composer Allen Anderson, on a piece for the Digital Arts Festival at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was performed on February 16th. The piece, entitled "Graffito", uses captured digital sounds coordinated with over 150 images.

NINA ZURIER will be included in the Mills College Art Museum's exhibition In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Collection, January 20−March 14, 2010.
The Opening Reception is January 27, 6:00−8:00 pm. The exhibition is curated by the new museum director, STEPHANIE HANOR, who was previously head of the curatorial department at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.

JOHN ZURIER  will have a one-person exhibition at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid, opening January 13, 2010 and continuing through mid-February. His work will also be exhibited by the gallery at ARCO Madrid, February 17-21, 2010.

LARRY SULTAN, an extraordinary artist and teacher, died on December 13, 2009.

EMANUELA BARBI is participating as curator/artist in Sight 09|10 at Museolaboratorio ex manifattura tabacchi, Vico Lupinato 1, in Città Sant'Angelo. 

CLEM CROSBY and JOHN ZURIER are included in Evergreen at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, opening December 17, 2009, through January 14, 2010.

JOHN ZURIER  is included in TRANS: form|color at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, through December 19, 2009. The exhibition was reviewed by Kenneth Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle.

NINA ZURIER's exhibition at Hilliard Architects Gallery, 251 Post Street (sixth floor) in San Francisco, has been extended through early January.

LÉONIE GUYER and FRANCK ANDRÉ JAMME have collaborated on "Mantra Box", a limited edition of 24 books, published by Festina Lente, Paris, 2009.

PATRICIA SONNINO will have open studio on October 24 and 25, 2009, at 340 Bryant Street #310 in San Francisco.

STEPHANIE PEEK has a solo show of paintings at Triangle Gallery in San Francisco, Uncertain Riches, through October 17, 2009. 47 Kearny Street

EMILY WILSON will be participating in the Headlands Open Studios on October 18, 2009, 12-5pm. She is in Building 960 at the top of the hill--there is a shuttle bus.

JUDITH BELZER is included in B&Wx5 at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, October 9 through November 7, 2009. This exhibition and the concurrent exhibitions of work by Richmond Burton and Tama Hochbaum mark the one year anniversary of the gallery.

JOHN ZURIER is included in Monochrome at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, September 25 through October 23, 2009.

CANAN TOLON is included in the Istanbul Biennial, September 12 through November 8, 2009.

WARD SCHUMAKER and NINA ZURIER have an exhibition at Hilliard Architects Gallery, 251 Post Street (sixth floor) in San Francisco, August 31 through November 6, 2009.

VIVIENNE FLESHER is profiled on the blog "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast."