December 6, 2019

Recent Work

Here are some recent works from my current series, Before the Clocks Held Time.

I Swear It Happened Just Like This, Fern 272. Oil/panel,
15 x 15 in. (homage to Leonard Cohen)
Emergence, Fern 281. Oil/panel, 6 x 6 in.
Ripple Effect, Fern 292. Oil/panel, 16 x 16 in.
Maverick Melody, Fern 299. Oil/panel, 12 x 12 in.
Rest Assured, Fern 298. Oil/panel, 15 x 15 in.
Where I Come From, Fern 277. Oil/panel, 8 x 8 in.
Oversight, Fern 243. Oil/paper, mounted on panel. 12 x 12 in.
New Arrival, Fern 273. Oil/canvas, 8 x 6 in.
Pivot, Fern 282. Oil/panel, 6 x 6 in.

Where I Come From, Fern 277. Oil/panel, 8 x 8 in.

Into the Breach, Fern 169. Oil/canvas, 8 x 6 in.
Forgiven, Fern 278. Oil/panel, 12 x 12 in.
Ensorcell, Fern 109. oil/panel, 24 x 24 in.
Recalibrate, Fern 111. Oil/panel, 24 x 24 in.
October 12, 2019

Uplift: Celebrating the Sierra Nevada

Uplift: Celebrating the Sierra Nevada

An exhibition of artworks representing the Sierra Nevada’s terrain, ecology, geology, history, recreation, and endemic species of plant and animals, as well as its effect on the culture and climate of California and Nevada.

Jeanne Lorenz, Juror

Exhibition Dates: October 12 to November 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 6:00-8:00 pm
Family Art Day: Sunday, October 27, 1:00-3:00 pm

Participating artists: Karla Austin, Della Barnett, Brandin Barón, Annette Batchelor, Ruth Beeve, Carla Bratt, Mark Bremer, Beverly Brown, Arnold Chao, Lisa Cooperman, Merry Curran Gregg, Carol Dalton, Sheila Daube, Susan De Haven, Kelly Dean-Crowley, Michael Depue, Veronika Doljenkova, Lorrie Fink, Barbara Foster, Barry Gordon, Ellen Gust, Rosemary Henze, Peter Hubbard, Linda V. Hubbard, Darrell Hunger, Renaye Johnson, Barbara Lawrence, Jan Lightfoot, Cecile McNulty, Patrushka, Dixie Mohan, Janice Nakashima, Jann Noddin, Marc Pandone, Jean Purnell, Jack Ruszel, Robert Schweibert, Kate Snow, Topher Straus, Gerald Thompson, Christopher Wagner, Marilyn Wear, Jack Weaver, Chris Wright, Jane Ziegler

Artwork above: Jan Lightfoot.

 Jeanne Lorenz is a visual artist whose work explores ecology and human collaboration with natural systems. She teaches painting, printmaking, mural painting, color theory, and 2-D design at Solano Community College. She holds an MFA from Yale and a BFA from California College of the Arts.

About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit offering diverse and relevant exhibitions in its gallery and at other exhibition venues in Benicia; engaging public programs; creative workshops for adults; and inspiring youth arts educational programming. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the California Bay Area regional art scene for over 31 years, supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

October 11, 2019

NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA

THREE FANTASTIC EXHIBITIONS!
Public reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019 1–4 pm.
Exhibit runs through October 24, 2019

Concurrent in the galleries:
Ether Here Nor There, works by NIAD artists and by exhibit curator Anthony Grant

Before the Clocks Held Time, recent paintings by Lorrie Fink

FEAST, a ceramic banquet by Heather Hamman.

NIAD Art Center, 551 23rd St., Richmond. We hope you’ll stop by!

Image: The Pandora Chronicles, Fern 259. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in., by Lorrie Fink. ©2019

July 11, 2019

Invitational Exhibit at 4th Street Fine Art

Fourth Street Fine Art is proud to host our first invitational show. For this special summer event, our resident artists each invited a special guest artist of their choice. The result is a delightful combination of abstract, realism, collage and fine drawing. Come by for the reception on July 14, from 5 to 7pm and meet the accomplished artists we’re showcasing in July.

A quartet of small paintings from my Fern series are included in this invitational exhibit. (Above: Destination Fern 120, Slipstream Fern 287, Scatter Fern 165, On Purpose Fern 290).

A special shout out of thanks to Sherrod Blankner for the invitation!

More info!

Artists Reception:
Sunday July 14, 5–7 pm

Exhibit: June 22–August 2

Location:
4th Street Fine Art
2000 Fourth Street @ University
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-647-8136

Participating Artists:
Mary Burger
Joshua Coffy
Jennie Drummond
Lorrie Fink
Daniel San Souci
Adele Louise Shaw
Erin Wheeler
Eugene Young

June 21, 2019

Double Yellow at Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco

Sound Off Fern 280

Orangeland Gallery presents a juried art exhibit featuring the color yellow. My painting, Sound Off, Fern 280 (30 x 24″, oil/canvas) is included in this beautiful show.

ARTISTS RECEPTION:
June 22, 2019, 4–7 pm

Exhibit: June 15 – July 31 2019

Participating Artists: Katia Almeida, Marsha Balian, Julie Blankenship, Greta Boesel, Lisa Bostwick, Carol Brighton, Gordon Bryan, Carol Dalton, Lorrie Fink, Bean Finneran, Liz Fracchia, Julie Garner, Alyce Gottesman, Irene Kononova, Candace Loheed, Sherrie Lovler, Liz Mamorsky, Gloria Matuszewski, Zea Morvitz, James Ong, Sara Post, Young Shin, Ivy Something, Earl Speas, Inez Storer, Victoria Veedell, Emil Yanos, and Sara Young.

1250 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Thursday-Saturday, 12-4 pm, and by appointment

Orangeland is located in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco on the Powell-Mason cable car line, across the street from the Cable Car Museum.

Climb halfway to the stars and visit this charming gallery!

April 26, 2019

West Coast Biennial at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, at Redding, CA through April 28

 

I’m delighted to be included in the West Coast Biennial exhibit at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA. I offer much appreciation to juror Carrie Lederer. This beautiful exhibit continues through Sunday, April 28, 2019.

West Coast Biennial features original art from West Coast artists living in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The exhibition provides a forum for both established and emerging artists working on the west coast in a diversity of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens.

Above: Hijinx, Fern 274. Oil/panel, 30 x 24 in. Lorrie Fink 2018

December 8, 2018

Frond Frenzy

OS reminder frenzy MCThis weekend I’ll be holding an Open Studio, with new works from my recent series “Before the Clocks Held Time.”

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 11 am to 5 pm
Oakland, California

November 28, 2018

In the Fields: Botanical Lore at Arts Benicia

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

The history of art shows us that artists and plants are a natural pairing. Artists have been creating botanical lore for centuries, inspired by the forms, colors, myths, metaphors, science, and symbolism of plants. WIth over 100 works by Bay Area artists, working in a variety of media, this beautiful exhibit is open to the public in the Historic Benicia Arsenal.

 

 

Entreaty, Corn Lily 158, 36 x 36 in. oil on panel. 2017. Artist: Lorrie Fink
Photographer: John Janc

Participating artists:

Heidi Almosara  |  Bobbie Altman  |  Janis Anton  |  Jenny Arevalo  |  Paula Boas  |  Polly Bradbury |  Carla Marie Bratt  |  Paul Braybrook  |  Mark Bremer  |  Pat Calabro  |  Lara Cannon  |  Gerry Chapleski |  Debi Cooper  |  Lynne Cunningham  |  Merry Curran Gregg  |  Nikki Basch-Davis  |  Shari Arai DeBoer |  Vicki Byrum Dennis  |  Hedi B. Desuyo  |  Greg Dietrich  |  Steve Donegan  |  Gary Eleinko  |  Barbara Ellard |  Linda L. Ellinwood  |  Marguerite Elliot  |  Lorrie Fink  |  Maura Freeman  |  Virginia S. George |  Nancy  Gesimondo  |  Sonia   Gill  |  Lisa Toby Goodman  |  Vicki Gunter  |  Nicolin Haines |  Karen Hatzigeorgiou  |  John Haubrich  |  Frank Hoeffler  |  Yue Jiang  |  Joanna Kidd  |  Lauren Kussro |  Lynda Kusuma  |  Vanda Lavar  |  Christine Lemor  |  Teeda LoCodo  |  Rosanna Lyons  |  Elise Marshall
Roger Matsumoto  |  Pat Mayer  |  Sonya McAlister  |  Kimberly McCarthy  |  Susan McCarty |  Pamela McCauley  |  Erin McCluskey Wheeler  |  David McCrae  |  Teagan McLarnan  |  Julia McLeod |  Connie Millholland  |  Marc Newton  |  Kelsey Nollette  |  Mary Parkerson  |  Chuck Potter  |  Ajean Ryan
Robert Schwiebert  |  Roxanne Sexauer  |  Jimmy “James” Shier  |  Mary Shisler  |  Joan Siem |  Susan Silvester  |  John Smither  |  Jeff Snell  |  Allison Spreadborough  |  Megan St.Clair  |  Jennifer Tachera |  Tanzanight  |  Gene Thomas  |  Dee Tivenan  |  Amy Torgeson  |  Ouida  Touchon  |  Lucia P. Tsang |  Steph Van Doren  |  Lisa Warren  |  Jan Watten  |  Diane Williams  |  Laura Sharp Wilson |  Danielle Wogulis  |  Emil Yanos  |  June Yokell  |  Linda Zupcic

Jennifer Perlmutter, Juror, balances the influences of nature and civilization in her work, combining environmental character with urban features in a complex layering to create a push-pull of color, figure and texture. Botanicals were her first subjects, used to explore watercolors and oils in the late 90s.

Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit offering diverse and relevant exhibitions in its gallery and at other exhibition venues in Benicia; engaging public programs; creative workshops for adults; and inspiring youth arts educational programming. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the California Bay Area regional art scene for over 31 years, supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA  94510 | artsbenicia.org | 707-747-0131

June 8, 2018

Richmond Art Center, Summer 2018

Lots going on at the Richmond Art Center! Two of my paintings are included in concurrent exhibits.

Small Works: Selections by Phil Linhares

I’m honored that my work was selected for this show and received a Juror’s Award.

About the Juror: Former Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, Philip Linhares has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, including solo exhibitions of the work of Leon Golub, Joan Brown, Jim Nutt, Bruce Nauman, and Ruth Asawa. In the Oakland Museum of California’s recent gallery transformation and reinstallation, Linhares directed the installation on Folk Art and Counter Culture including works by Peter Mason Bond and Martin Ramirez (Folk Art) and Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner (Counter Culture).

You can read an interview with Phil Linhares here.

Annual Members Show.  Two hundred participants!

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
510.620.6772

No Turning Back, Corn Lily 185. 10 x 10″, oil on panel. Small Works.
For Crying Out Loud, Corn Lily 155. 36 x 36″, oil on panel. Members Show.

Photos: John Janca.

June 8, 2018

No Mud, No Lotus

Artist: Lorrie Fink
Photographer: John Janca

No Mud, No Lotus

A Botanical Exhibition Inspired by Buddha Nature and Mother Nature
Curated by Candace Loheed

I’m thrilled that my painting, Take Leave of Our Senses, is included in this group exhibit.

Orangeland Gallery
1250 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 896-4600

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 4-8 pm

Exhibition:
June 8 – July 14, 2018

Participants: Johanna Baruch, Julie Blankenship, Gordon Bryan, Genevieve Busby, Francisco del Mar, Kathleen Edwards, Ken Edwards, Tara Esperanza, Mary T. Faria, Bean Finneran, Lorrie Fink, Angela Han, Victoria A. Kochergin, Marvin Lehrman, Andrea LoPinto, Candace Loheed, Jennifer Lothrigel, Heather Mickley, Todd Pickering, Elizabeth McKinne, Nathan Olga, Lisa Post Tornes, Jan Reddick, Anne Subercaseaux, Kazaan Viveiros, Jennifer Whitfield, Diane Williams, Barbara Wyeth, Sarah Young, Kathleen Youngquist, and selections from Vita Collage of Point Reyes.

Take Leave of Our Senses, Corn Lily 161. 36 x 36″, oil on panel, ©lorriefink. Photographer: John Janca.