Holiday Gifts: Fun, Funky Fiber Art — Woolly Scarves, and Down and Dirty Angels

By Barbara Falconer Newhall More funky gifts from the artists and craftspeople of Berkeley, California. This time we celebrate fiber art in the form of … [Read more...]

Sculptor Patricia Bengtson-Jones — Connecting with the Cosmos

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The mythology of prehistory continues to beckon to sculptor Patricia Bengtson-Jones. For decades, the Berkeley, California, … [Read more...]

Judy Seidel: Click Here for an Eyeful of Her Life-Affirming Paintings

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some artists seem to be able transfer the way their minds -- souls? -- work onto paper or canvas. And of those artists, … [Read more...]

Oakland’s Jingletown: Arts, Crafts, Cool Kitsch — And Cookies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It was a lovely afternoon for wandering in and out of artists' studios in Oakland, California's Jingletown neighborhood, … [Read more...]

At the Sawtooth Building: Earrings for Thirty-Six Bucks . . . And Other Hand-Made Pleasures

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Susan Brooks was in her studio selling handmade earrings priced in the three-figures category the other day. I was not … [Read more...]