Today hubs and I spent the morning in Sausalito hanging 17 pieces of my work in the Thomson Gallery at Sausalito Presbyterian Church. I landed this plum gig through artist Louise Forbush, another member at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley who curates for the church and loves my work so it was a perfect fit. The work will be up until April 29.
The church is a sweet little building with wonderful old wavy glass on the tudor style windows. It is perched on a corner of one of those uber-steep streets for which Sausalito is known and has parking for three small cars! While there is virtually no parking on the property I anticipate the work being seen by many as the church is hosting events for both Passover and Easter services.
As kids we were dropped off at another Presbyterian church each Sunday. Located in the ‘burbs it boasted a big flat parking lot which quickly filled up and left latecomers to park on the adjacent hilly streets. My father always complained about the parking lot on Easter Sunday. He asked why those who attended year round could not stay home on Easter so the ‘rest of us’ could find a place to park?! So perhaps this is the case here too!
As we wound down off the hill we were immediately reminded why everyone wants these choice hillside properties. The views of San Francisco and Tiburon/Belvedere were stunning.
And the tourists…everywhere the tourists out stimulating the economy. There were shops selling t-shirts in Italian…Napa Valley Burger (never ever heard of Napa Valley renowned for burgers!) Wall-to-wall people, wall-to-wall shops. And gorgeous views…I wonder how many actually saw that?!
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