New Online Print Shop

I’m working on a new online shop for my patrons to order custom Art of Ashtanga prints on metal, wood and paper.

The shop is on the Facebook/Instagram platform, and is taking a bit of time to figure out, but I’m having fun photographing my metal prints outside in the snow with our daughter (She actually took some of the pictures for me!)

I’ve got some tiny magnetic prints and some little desk ones with kick stands to photograph, but there’s a few in the store now that we managed to get shot in the sun today 🙂

Prices range from $45 – $430 for archival, museum quality reproductions of original art. They’re ready to hang, with a 1/4″ block on the back to push it away from the wall and cast a beautiful shadow.

Framed and/or matted fine art prints are available on silver paper and matte archival paper starting at $135.00 +tax & shipping.

Custom sizes and poses made to order at no extra cost. Check out the whole collection here.

8% of the profit will be donated to Live Violence Free.

Visit my shop on Facebook or Instagram

Yoga Warrior Competition

I don’t normally go for competitions but this one is an amazing opportunity!
If I get enough public votes for I am a Yoga Warrior my work will be featured in the gorgeous Yoga Journal Magazine and I win $10k to hold a fundraising art exhibition to benefit Live Violence Free, our local women’s shelter.
Voting starts March 9th!

If you’d like to support me in getting my art and story published,

please visit  Yoga Warrior:

and vote for me! 🌞🙌

You can vote once a day for free (so you can add a vote every day!) The first round of voting ends March 15th.

This competition is 100% voter determined..so your support really counts.

Voting begins Tuesday March 9th at 10AM PST
WHAT DOES YOGA MEAN TO YOU / HOW DOES YOGA ENHANCE YOUR LIFE?

I began practicing yoga to help me heal from breast cancer surgery. Yoga helped me let go of my breasts and womb, let go of bouldering, and embrace the wholeness and true femininity of my body, spirit and mind. The practice opened a pathway of service to others, revealing ways to use the creative abilities I have to become an activist artist. Yoga brings me into balance, widens my perspective, and reminds me to be gentle with myself and others.

WHAT WORDS OR MANTRA DO YOU LIVE BY?

Pain is inevitable; Suffering is optional.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE $10,000?

I will use it to stage a fundraising art exhibition of my yoga drawings, to benefit Live Violence Free, our local women’s shelter. I am an activist artist, and have already worked on campaigns to help raise awareness and reach out to victims of human trafficking.

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Angela Davis (2020)

Oil on Canvas
20 x 20″
2020

See the original painting with all the Fundamental Freedoms Collection at Warehouse 416 in Oakland, May 2021 (date pending confirmation due to Covid 19 restrictions) Follow me on Instagram for updates.

“Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She spent the last fifteen years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and of Feminist Studies.

Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Davis is a founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.  Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

Like many other educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement. ”

Source: speakoutnow.org

Learn more:

Guardian Interview, June 15th 2020   Angela Davis: ‘We knew that the role of the police was to protect white supremacy’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mural Commission: ‘The Metastases’

Aside from a couple of finishing touches that needed to be done when the paint dries…the mural is finished. This is by far the most ambitious piece I’ve ever done. Two years of research, design and composition. Nine months of detailed oil painting. 12 x 5 feet. One very happy patron.

Photo: Anthony Cupaiuolo

This commissioned painting is in a private apartment near Heavenly Village. Inspired by the book, ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ by Micheal Pollan, this project is an unflinching exploration the toxic American food industry – its history and present state.

We’re in the process of photographing the finished painting, so I’ll have final images soon, courtesy of our filmmaker Anthony Cupaiuolo of First Tracks Productions. We are making a documentary about the mural and the issues it explores, building a dedicated website, and interviewing experts in the fields of farming and of the food industry

Watch this space.

Emanate Gallery Virtual Exhibition Opening

Ah, 2020…what a strange year. Full of new experiences, good and bad. The opening of my show at Emanate Gallery on September 5th was mostly virtual, with a handful of brave masked art lovers filtering in throughout the day. We made a little impromptu video tour of the show, which actually turned out quite nicely, I thought. Check out the story behind the Art of Ashtanga drawings:

The Circle: Conversations with Artists from Around the World

During the lockdown, I teamed up with some artist friends to share some interviews with other artists about what life is like in 2020, and how we can help each other stay sane and creative during tough times. Thankyou Kelly Cassidy Smith for starting this project, and I hope we can restart the conversation soon.

Watch my interview with my bestie and Art in Arms Niki Cotton here:

Read an interview with Reno News & Review blogger Jeri Davis here:

Reno RnR Interview

Emanate Gallery

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now represented by the beautiful Emanate Art Gallery! Located at the Crossing at the Y in South Lake Tahoe, this classy little space is just what South Lake Tahoe has needed for a long time.

The owners are lovely people, with great taste. They only have a small stable of artists, which they develop a close relationship with. I really like the other art in there, so I’m honored to take a place alongside paintings and sculptures I admire.

This is also a full service frame shop, so all my work will be framed by Angela, a master framer and one of the co-owners. She’s awesome at what she does, so I trust my originals in her loving, capable hands. Benjamin, another partner in the gallery is the man you’ll meet when you walk through the door. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and a creative outdoorsman. This is a gallery you won’t be intimidated to walk into, but will experience a quiet, inspirational space to contemplate art.

The gallery already have some of my Ashtanga drawings, some of which are being framed and will hang in the main gallery soon. Others will be available to view unframed if you ask. Emanate have a list of what’s available, as I’ve already sold over 20 of them. I won’t be drawing any more Ashtanga pieces, as drawing over 80 of them (there were some duds in the beginning!) almost wrecked my neck and shoulders. It was an amazing project, that I’m really proud of, and I learned a ton about drawing, anatomy and yoga from Laura Josephy (collaborator and model), but I could never do it again.

So, these drawing are the ultimate limited edition!

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Emanate Gallery at the Crossing:

Address:

2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Telephone:

Art for Black Lives

Tahoe Activist Artists joined Black Lives Matter Tahoe for a peaceful rally and march from the commons last Friday. We had painters, singers and sculptors come out to use their art to amplify the message that we support our brothers and sisters in the fight for equality and justice.
 
Art for Black Lives is a call for a creative response to the protests in support of our black community.
 
#blacklivesmatter. Every person has the ability to stand up, be heard and spread #love. ?
 
Photos by Sheilah Boohthby for MakeTahoe.com
Art by Hailey Hutchison. Follow her on Instagram @hhartandprints
Artist Delena Britnell at Art for Black Lives. Instagram @delenabritnell http://www.delenabritnell.com/

 

 

Protest Sign – George Floyd. This piece will be auctioned to benefit Black Lives Matter Tahoe

 

Jessica Risconcente painting the names of 300 black people who have been killed by police into the Black Power symbol of a raised fist
I was working on a portrait of Fredrick Douglass during the event, bearing his words, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”
Art by Hailey Hutchison. Follow her on Instagram @hhartandprints

Annie Davidson singing “Sweet Lord” at the rally

Matt Kauffmann (left) and Hailey Hutchinson – Art for Black Lives fundraising.