A couple of weeks ago, I headed down to San Francisco (A.K.A. The City) for a workshop given by the good people at California Lawyers for the Arts at Fort Mason Center. Fort Mason, an army post for over a hundred years, and the main U.S. port for the Pacific campaign during WWII, is now an arts and cultural center housing all kinds of artists and arts and cultural groups and organizations.
The subject of this workshop was Relax with Tax: The Essentials of Income Tax for Individual Artists of All Disciplines, a subject I generally find mystifying at best. It was an excellent workshop, which I recommend to anyone who, like myself, could never have been an accountant. They also offer a wonderful variety of workshops on subjects where the law and the arts cross paths, for people working in all the arts - both in the Bay Area and in Southern California.
It was a glorious spring day (except it was January - hello, climate change!), and droves of people were walking and biking all along the waterfront. After the workshop, I joined them.
Then, heading along the waterfront, through the Presidio and back towards the Golden Gate Bridge, I discovered Mark di Suvero sculptures at Chrissy Field. Oh, glory! The tiny figures in the photographs give you an idea of the monumental scale of these sculptures.
The show, presented by SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, can be seen there through May 26, 2014.
The last golden rays of the late afternoon sun lit up the bridge and these massive sculptures with a warm, glowing light. Moments of magic... and then, happy, and sustained, I found my way to the bridge and the road north.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am an artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes and lessons, and live in Calistoga, California. I also teach private, group, and corporate art workshops in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and other parts of Northern California.