Winter Show at Lauren’s


The Beat Galley is currently showing a few new works in a group show with The Anderson Valley Guild. This year’s show turned out to be a striking mix of 17 artists of various disciplines. The Art Guild hosts an Open Studios Tour over Memorial Day weekend every year, and this show gives a good taste of our valley’s talented artists.

Lauren’s is located in downtown Boonville, CA, and is the popular eatery of locals and those in the know. This show will be up through February so if you are trotting by on your way to the coast (or hanging out in the area) do stop by for a feast for the tummy and the eyes!


New Year New Art

Jazz Abstract 1


2018 is starting out with an explosion of creativity in our studios. Michael and I are creating in new ways and opening our studios up for appointments. I am continuing my journey of works on paper, and Michael has picked up the old paint brush again. We miss the salon setting of our old gallery and welcome friends and clients to come up the hill for a visit….



New Work by Susan

Aces High by Susan

“When a piece comes together quickly, I know it’s right. I was down at our old house on the back deck and found the skull that forms the foundation of this piece. Around here you never know what treasure is going to show up or where! Michael has a way of leaving cool stuff around like Johnny Appleseed. I have been the lucky finder of these tidbits many times. The leather-like background is one of my favorite textures to work against taking many layers of paint, polish, and ink to achieve. This piece is currently up at Lauren’s in Boonville.”-Susan

Opening Tonight: ‘Transformations’ in Mendocino

trans show

Tonight in the village of Mendocino the opening of a group show in which we are included; ‘Transformations’, will hold the artist’s reception from 5-8pm at the Oddfellows Building at the corner of Kasten and Ukiah Streets. New assemblage works by both Michael and Susan, as well as works on paper by us both will be presented along with fellow artists. Food, drinks, and fun included, and open to the public. Do stop by! The show it’s self runs until June 27, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Heading to Mendocino This Week

The Beat Gallery will be showing with a group of artists in Mendocino this month. The show, Transformations, will run June 8th through the 28th, at the Oddfellows Building in the village, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Opening reception is Saturday June 10th 5-8pm. This is always a fun show that gathers artists throughout the county.

fish matted

Fish Dance by Susan will be one of our featured artworks.

Hope to see you there!

Find Us At Mosswood This March

After ALOT of rain this winter, we were able to hang a new show at Mosswood Market in downtown Boonville. Mosswood is a favorite of ours, and of many people. Great coffee to get you going anytime o…

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Find Us At Mosswood This March


After ALOT of rain this winter, we were able to hang a new show at Mosswood Market in downtown Boonville. Mosswood is a favorite of ours, and of many people. Great coffee to get you going anytime of the day, yummy pastries, and nice lunches, perfect for locals and visitors alike. Their staff is warm and welcoming, just the right touch for this cheery, cozy, café. I, personally, love the Mediterranean panini for lunch, happily carrying my ‘doggie bag’ home for an extra treat the next day…

The show features several new assemblage pieces from both  Michael and I, and some new works on paper more in the mixed media realm. The piece above the red bench is one of my favorite pieces of Michael’s; done in oil with collage worked in, it reminds us of Dorothy’s tornado trip to Oz, and aptly titled ‘Click Your Heals.’

We invite you to stop by Mosswood and take a peek at the new works, and treat yourself to  a cup of coffee and a pastry, supporting a great little local business that has been so supportive to Michael and I and the other artists they so graciously offer wall space to!