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Opening Reception of "Elements" @ Marin Society of Artists

  • Marin Society of Artists 1515 3rd Steet San Rafael, CA 94901 USA (map)

I am very pleased to have thee pieces accepted into the national juried show Elements at the Marin Society of Artist, which runs from January 10th through February 2nd. 2019

Please join me at the opening reception on Friday January 11th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

“Everything we experience as matter is made up of Elements, substances consisting of a single type of atom. We invite artists to submit work based on one, some, or all of the 118 Elements of the Periodic Table.

From alchemy to particle physics to wacky whimsy, interpretation of the theme is wide open - an Element's mystique, mythology, discovery, uses throughout history, use in art, the magical areas between the particles of the atoms, philosophical or mystical flights of fancy – whatever brings it to life for you.

Many Elements are well known old friends – gold, iron, oxygen, and sodium to name a few. Some are less familiar, such as krypton, promethium, technetium, californium, and neptunium. The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.”


Gail Morrison is a printmaker working with traditional and new print media. Her work explores the creative possibilities that can be imagined at the intersection of art and science. Her collaborative reinterpretation of the Periodic Table of the Elements provided the conceptual foundation for the ELEMENTS exhibition.

Betsy Kellas is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private, corporate, and institutional collections.

 William Torphy, Prize Juror, is the Director of William Torphy Fine Arts which provides curatorial services for businesses and collectors as well as career guidance and marketing management for artists. He has curated over 250 visual art exhibitions in public and private venues in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a frequent contributor to Artweek as well as High Performance, Pacific, Unsound and Expose.

Chrissy Stachl, Prize Juror, is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry & Neuroscience in 2014 from the University of Washington, where she was a Gates Millennium Scholar. After a year of research at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin as a DAAD Graduate Scholar, she began her PhD as a National Science Foundation and Ford Foundation Fellow. Chrissy is interested in assessing the impact of sense of belonging on graduate student learning and progress in Chemistry PhD programs.

Earlier Event: December 8
Auction Night @ Works / San Jose
Later Event: January 18
SNAP! @ Arc Gallery