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Updates from Alumni Brett Walker

MAKE_ART_HEADER_TEST_FIRST_DRAFT_R0017157_as_Smart_Object_1e83c89Online Store Brettsy is up and running and features three different sections of work: “Gallery Prints” contains editioned projects“, Accessibles”are usually non-print-related objects from the studio, and “iPhone Pictures.” iPhone Pictures are images made on the phone and are uneditioned, smaller prints which are signed and dated.

Film Production “No Gauge Filmmaking” is all shot and edited entirely on an iPhone—there’s no film involved whatsoever. You can find most of them collected on this separate YouTube channel, as well as on Instagram. Part of the requirement for a “No Gauge” film is that it has to be 15 seconds in length or shorter, to fit within the time constraints of Instagram videos. Check the films out, and if you have an idea for a film you’d like Brett to make, send him an email.

ff22f767-9cdc-486c-b55f-0a2f2645ce04New Works Including “Red Place”, images from his residency, photographs about his experiences in the outdoors, and “Conversations,” which are derived from many performative, portrait-oriented photographs suggesting various meditations on the practice and process of photography.

Studio Workshops As part of the “Brett Walker School Of Rock” venture, a digital photography workshop is offered in the studio. You can find the sign up page here. Use the code “beardo” for a 25% discount. Additionally, in the spring-time he’ll be teaching a workshop at Artspan as part of their “Making Your Art Your Business” series of classes. The course will be called “Applying For Attention And Getting Your Work Out There” and will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm.

Christian Lapie’s Chalk Hill Series and Open House

From Christian Lapie’s stunning series from his residency. (More of the series can be seen here.)

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Christian Lapie at The Residency

IMG_4104Christian Lapie’s open studio with artists from the Sonoma County Mental Health program provided all with a peer-to-peer exchange that lead to impromptu talks, a look at Christians projects in countries as far away as Japan and India, and his new work. Christian answered questions, shared his artistic philosophies, demonstrated his charcoal techniques, and gave a tour of his studio. Participants were truly inspired, and then went to work on their own artistic charcoal visions. We built a fire, and shared a meal together. We were all so grateful that day to have an artist of Christian’s caliber share his generous spirit.