Suzy Barnard's solo show, "Uncharted Waters" at the Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto (June 1 - July 12, 2014) was recently reviewed in Regarding Arts, a Peninsula online magazine, by Dewitt Chen. Here is a link to the article. The image above is of a painting featured in the exhibition, "Celadon Shift", 2014, 44"x60", oil on wood panel.
Noonan Building Artist Suzy Barnard will be included in an upcoming show at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The show, entitled "Lure: Bay Area Artists Explore the Sea," brings together works by Bay Area artists who look to the sea as a primary reference in creating art. The exhibition, which is in recognition of the America's Cup sailing regatta taking place this summer on the San Francisco Bay, offers a water-centric exploration of a vital Bay Area resource that is the basis of daily life and culture, attempting to reveal fresh insight and meanings inspired by the region's seas.
Besides Suzy, other artists include Julie Alvarado, Leo Bersamina, Willard Dixon, Jessica Dunne, Nancy Genn, Colin Gift, Julian Hoenig, Katina Huston, Abner Kingman, Janel Leppin, Ian MacLean, Bonnie Neumann, Judy O'Shea, Susan Parker, Emily Payne, Kent Roberts, Tim Svenonius, and Marie Van Elder.
The show will be up at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery from June 15 through August 15, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 15, from 1pm to 3pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am to 5:00pm For directions, visit their website.
Here is the text of Suzy's statement to the San Francisco Port Commission at their May 28th meeting:
Good afternoon Commissioners. My name is Suzy Barnard, speaking on behalf of the Noonan Building Artists at Pier 70.
We would like to express thanks to Forest City and the Port for including us in the Term Sheet, which was submitted to the Port last week. We raised our concerns at the Port Commission hearing on May 14th about not being included in Pier 70's redevelopment plans, and it was very gratifying to be heard. We very much look forward to working together, in an atmosphere of trust and good faith.
I have just a couple of brief points this afternoon to bring to your attention:
Firstly, since the wording on Forest City's Term Sheet regarding the Noonan Building Artists is brief and general, we wish to state clearly that affordable, comparable art studio space is required not only for all current existing tenants and sub-tenants, but also for the benefit of future artists, and request that a long-term commitment to affordable artists' workspace be made in order to perpetuate the long history of Pier 70 as one of San Francisco's few remaining vibrant creative centers.
Secondly, the Noonan Building Artists remain committed to pursuing the option of preserving the Noonan Building itself, as a special building of historic significance that holds a living, breathing and current community within it.