Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jacks/ up now at the Staff "Outside In" Show at Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA.

To Crixa with Us and Us and Us.

Graphite on paper

Rug and drawing

Above is a traditionally hooked rag rug that I made a few years ago. It took me two years to complete and it is 10' x 5' made entirely of recycled wool garments, scraps from friend's sewing projects and my own clothes. It now lives in Madagasgar inside the American Embassy.

Below, is a medium sized drawing that I did in 2008 of a baboon, a Secretary Bird and a double headed snake. "Double Trouble"


This is a drawing with graphite on paper. Title: "Outpost" 2008

Big Buffalo in the West Oakland studio.

This is a drawing done with acrylic paint on raw linen. It is about 9' x 5'. I have been working on it on and off for a couple of months now.

2011 UPDATE! I'm BACK!!!

Hi everyone,
Yes, it has been a long time since I updated my blog. 2008 was the last entry. Sad, I know... But, I have decided to attempt blogging again. Maybe it will catch on and hold this time. I will post interesting things that I'm up to or have seen on this blog. I promise! Thanks for looking. -Tara

Friday, June 20, 2008

Photos of shows in the Bay Area

I took this photo of my Forrest Sheep sculptures that were nicely displayed at SFAC. 

This is a photo of the opening. It was packed! 
I was very excited to be in this group show because of the wonderful artists that I was exhibited with: Tiffany Bozic, James Drake, Leiv Fagereng,  and Walton Ford. 

I am also in an equally super group show in Oakland, CA. at the Oakland Art Gallery, called "Beastiaries." The other artists are: Jo Ann Biagini, Michael Hall, David Hevel, Peter Honig, Misako Inaoka, Tarra Lyons, Daniel Ross and Anna Vaughan. 

A Complicated Dominion/ Group Show at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery

Friday, June 06, 2008

Table top snap shot of new drawing

Here is a quick photo of my newest drawing. It was completed this week. Soon, it will have a real photo taken of it that I will post later. Enjoy a sneak peek now!
The Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, CA. will be showing this drawing in a group show in July 2008. More info. to come. 

The LONGEST dog ever.... Comic relief.

Okay, these are my dogs and I just thought this photo of them in bed was funny. 

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Shows that I am in NOW: June 2008

The next show that I have work in will be at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco, CA. This will be a fantastic feast for the eyes. It is a group show featuring five artists: Tara Tucker, Leiv Fagereng, James Drake, Tiffany Bozic and Walton Ford.

A Complicated Dominion: Nature and New Political Narratives
Opening on Thursday June 12, 6-8pm
BYO Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Wed. July 23, 12-1pm

for more info. go to the link below and look up current exhibitions.

Also, another great group show that I am in is called "Bestiaries"

At the Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA. 
199 Kahn's Alley
Oakland, CA. 94612

phone: 510-637-0395

May 14- June 28, 2008
Reception is over...
Artist Talk: June 19th, 6-8pm

The OAG will be open for the First Friday in June for the Oakland ART MURMUR   ! Come on down and see this amazing show!

The artists in this show are: Tara Tucker, JoAnn Biagini, Michael Hall, David Hevel, Peter Honig, Misako Inaoka, Tarra Lyons, Daniel Ross and Anna Vaughan (who is also the curator.)

This little Piggy/ I drew and drew and drew........

This little piggy was also in the Zoid show, but I still need to locate the "good" photo of it for this blog. But for now you can look at it as it was on my work table. The show turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. I had to create an entire solo show of 12 new drawings in about three months time! That is a record for me. The Javalina above was one of the last of that series. I was feeling kind of tired and it represents how I felt. 
Steven Zevitas and his most excellent gallery staff framed and hung the show to perfection. I flew out to Boston and was so happy. 

More work from ZOID at the OSP/ Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston

Here are some more images of the drawings that I made for the show in Boston. 

Drawings from the Boston show back in February 2008

These are all drawings from my show: "Zoid" at the OSP/ Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, MA.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

New stuff from the summer of 2007

Graphite on paper

Goldfish with Fry habitat
Graphite on paper
12 x 15 inches

Look at my May 2007 show.

If you want to look at my whole show from last May at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, go to the link below.

How about some sheep?!

Epiphyte on Ram
Graphite on paper
15 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches framed

Spat (Two Old Forest Rams)
Graphite on paper
27 1/2 x 32 x 3/8 x inches framed

Forest Ram; Forest Ewe; Forest Lamb
Mixed media
29 x 21x 23 inches; 27 1/2 x 21 x 23 inches; 22 x 13 x 19 inches

Forest Sheep sculptures again.

Going to the dogs..... A few pieces from my Solo show at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco.

Arboreal Dogs: Unconditional Love (Breeding Pair of Rare Silver Coloration)
Graphite on Paper
27 x 32 3/8 inches framed

Arboreal Dog: "Unlimited Possiblities"
Graphite on paper
27 1/2 x 32x 3/8 inches framed

Man's Best Friend Thinks Alike
Graphite on Paper
17 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches framed

You're going to reap just what you sew
Graphite on Paper
35 x 43 7/8 inches framed

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Show at Rena Bransten Gallery

The opening for my show at Rena Bransten is Thursday, April 12, 5:30 - 7:30pm.
The show runs from April 12 to May 19, 2007.

Information about the gallery and images from the show are at

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dirt Mama/ African Cape Dog adaptation

This is a small 8" x 10" graphite on paper drawing I finished last week for an auction at the Oakland Art Gallery. It will be up for auction on October 19th,2006 5-8pm! Look at their website for more info. at:

This drawing is part of a new series of work that I am doing that is about animal life mergeing with plant life. Some day I will provide a better artist's statement to further explain myself.