Monday, July 27, 2009

Art Exhibit Opening

Two of my photographs have been selected by Scott Shields --Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA -- for the Marin Society of Artists National Juried Show. The opening reception is Sunday August 2, 2-4 pm. The exhibition runs from August 2-30, 2009.

The MSA gallery is located at the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Art and Chocolate, two of my favorite things!

Deadline: 7/31/09. Art Bars: Call for Entry International. Art Bars are fair trade fine chocolate bars that feature reproductions of the work of artists from around the world. Selected artists will have their work reproduced in art bars for at least one year beginning in December, as well as featured permanently on the Art Bars website. Artworks featured in Art Bars are chosen annually by a panel of artists, art historians, and museum professionals. Please refer to the website for submission guidelines. Contact: Erika Fowler-Decatur at email: Website:

Friday, July 10, 2009

San Francisco Opening

The artist!

If you get a chance to see the show make sure you go into the office to see additional
photographs and one painting that you can just see a hint of here in the very back.

Looking towards Kelly Sullivan's exhibition.

Photo by my 5 yr old daughter looking out the window
on a lovely San Francisco evening!

My opening at Gallery 291 went well -- thank you to all those who could make it!

A friend of mine (and creative entrepreneur) who came to the opening wrote a wonderful blurb on my work:

"Deborah Hamon's work understatedly explores the complexities of innocence in contemporary culture. To interpret her renderings simply as beautiful portraits of isolated adolescence does not capture the spirit of pride, dignity, the potential power of her healthy young female totems. There is an underlying potency in her muses— Are they finding their way or have they lost their way? Are they vulnerable or wise beyond their years? Children of privilege or children of crisis? Offered or kept? An elementary gesture or location can be interpreted as suggestive and metaphoric or simply taken as candid moment. Hamon's work is a push and pull between reality and fairy-tale, suspension of time and belief -- ephemeral beauty with an interpretive narrative."

Riley Johndonnell
Surface magazine

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don't Miss...

Seen today in the "96 Hours" insert in the San Francisco Chronicle!
You can also read the online version here.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Casting Call for Artists...

Sarah Jessica Parker is producing an art-related reality show with a company called Magical Elves that did Top Chef and Project Runway - Bravo is having open casting calls this month for the show. Contestants compete for a gallery show, cash prize, national museum tour....13 artists. Casting calls in LA on 7/11 and 7/12, Miami 7/14, Chicago 7/16 And NY 7/18 and 7/19.

For more information and an application form go to