Katja Leibenath Paintings
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February 2017

I'm back from LA, we had a terrific time at the StartUp ArtFair! So many new connections, thank you LA, for your support and for all the very nice comments! I'll be back!

The best news this week is that my work will be part of this year's ArtSpan SELECTIONS and on display at the ArtSpan Gala on Saturday, February 11, at Heron Arts in San Francisco.

This is a true San Francisco Gala, and if you can still get tickets it's highly recommended. Tickets start at $300 and proceeds support all ArtSpan programs. There will also be a free artist reception on Sunday.

I'll be in superb company- among this year's Selections artists are Catherine Mackey, Rodney Ewing, Carlo Abruzzese, Randy Beckelheimer and my Revere Studio colleagues Vince Koloski and Lea Feinstein.

I hope to see you there!
Katja
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January 2017

If you happen to be in LA this weekend- come by the Highland Gardens Hotel in Hollywood! We'll all be there for the Los Angeles StartUp ArtFair. The Hotel is infamous for its Rockstar history and in a fantastic location.

Friday, January 27: Noon - 10:00 PM (party!!)
Saturday, January 28: Noon - 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 29: Noon - 7:00 PM

I'll be showing Salton Sea and New Figure Paintings. Other artists at the fair include Sarah Newton, Audrey Heller, Mikey Kelly, Robin Denevan and Susan Spies.

Get your tickets in advance, there will be valet options included, or email me for comp tix, I still have a few. Let your LA friends know too! I'll be glad to send them tickets as long as they last.
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January 2017

Happy New Year!

This month I'm spending a lot of time at the studio in preparation for the StartUp ArtFair LA, just email me a few days ahead in case you'd like to stop by the studio, I'm always happy to have visitors!
More info here.
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December 2016

Happy Holidays!

I hope you are enjoying these last weeks of the year.
I'll be painting and my door will be
open this Saturday, 12/17, from noon-5pm,
in case you'd like to stop by to see what I'm working on!

Come by on your way into or out of the city, I'm at 1044 Revere Ave, Studio C76 , close to 101 in Hunters Point.

Preparations for the StartUp ArtFair LA are in full swing with more figurative work, and, of course, you can still see a few of these in person if you haven't already done so!
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November 2016

Open Studios was so fun! Thank you for coming, it is always really wonderful to talk to you about my paintings or anything, really, as it is usually just me and my old brushes at the studio.

There are a few left of the Small Figures!

You can read about all you missed here and here!

I am very proud that Small Figure #113 received a Juror's Award at the SFOS show.

There will be more figure paintings before the year is over, and I'll have some dates for informal studio days where I'll be painting and you can just stop by for a visit on your way into or out of the city.

I also have some exiting shows coming up and will post more info soon.

In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy fall, which is my favorite season!
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October 2016

San Francisco Open Studios is in full swing! I am so lucky to be showing among the amazing artists at 1890 Bryant Street the weekend of November 5 & 6 and I highly recommend you stop by!

THIS WEEKEND:
November 5 & 6, 11am-6pm,1890 Bryant Street
Studio 314
Preview Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm

Come visit, see the new Small Figures!
Studio 314. Third floor, free street parking, entrance across from Starbucks, come up the stairs and my studio will be to your right!

I am happy to report that I was included in both ArtSpan's TopTen and Curated State's favorite artists to visit!

Also, Small Figure #113 received a Juror's Award at the SFOS show. Come see new paintings from this popular series.
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October 2016

Open Studios is upon us! The Revere Studio in the Bayview will be open this weekend, October 22 & 23
and I sincerely hope you can stop by!

This weekend:
October 22 & 23, noon - 6pm,1044 Revere
Studio C76

Come visit, see the new Small Figures!
Studio C76. Halfway down the building, parking in the yard, entrance behind the tree, come up the stairs and my studio will be to your right!

I am happy to report that I was included in both ArtSpan's TopTen and Curated State's favorite artists to visit this weekend!

Also, Small Figure #113 received a Juror's Award at the SFOS show. Come see all new paintings from this series!

In the meantime, let's stay in touch via my Facebook page, it is usually the most current.
You can also find me on Instagram: @katjaleibenathpaintings

Would you like to see where I work and view paintings in progress?
Email for a studio visit at the Revere Studio.

On the left: Small Figure #115, 12x12, 2016, oil on board
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September 2016

Come see my all new short series, inspired by the View from the Revere Studio.
They can be seen for the first time at the
Foursquared Alumni show at Arc Gallery SF, opening September 7, 6-9PM.
Arc Gallery is at 1246 Folsom Street.

If you can't make it, Open Studios is around the corner and I just heard that I will be showing at both 1890 Bryant in the Mission AND at the Revere Studio in the Bayview, so there will be two weekends for you to stop by in different parts of the city!

Later in November, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts will be showing some new Small Figures at their annual Trunk Show.

In the meantime, let's stay in touch via my Facebook page, it has the most information and is always the most current.
You can also find me on Instagram: @katjaleibenathpaintings

Would you like to see where I work and view paintings in progress?
Email for a studio visit at the Revere Studio.

On the left: View From The Revere Studio #3, 18x18, 2016, oil on canvas
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August 2016


Curated State is still showing the Salton Sea paintings in a pop-up space at 720 Castro, in case you haven't seen it!

I am still working on new SF cityscapes, and a new short series inspired by the view from the Revere Studio. These will be shown at the
Foursquared Alumni show at Arc Gallery SF, opening September 7.

Also, Auction season is almost here and I have donated to most of my favorite Auctions this year: Art For Aids and the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose. I would love it if you were to support their causes as well!

Have a great late summer, and let's stay in touch!

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July 2016

I hope you are having a great summer!

The wonderful team behind Curated State will be showing the Salton Sea paintings in a beautiful home at 720 Castro until the end of the month.
Cocktail reception: Saturday, July 16, 7-9pm

I am also working on new cityscapes at the Revere Studio, and will have a show at Arc Gallery SF opening September 7.

If you can't make it, let's stay in touch via my Facebook page, it has the most information and is always the most current.
You can also find me on Instagram: @katjaleibenathpaintings

Would you like to see where I work and view paintings in progress?
Email for a studio visit at the Revere Studio.

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May 2016

Thank you all so much for coming to the
SF StartUp Art Fair!

I had the best time!! Three days of amazing weather, great conversations and meeting new people, all at the beautiful Hotel del Sol. It felt like being in Miami and LA with an SF crowd, and I totally loved it!!

I will be hosting an Open Studio Sunday at the Revere Studio sometime in June, look out for the invitation. If you are not on my email list, please send me a note and I'll be happy to add you: Katja {at} KatjaLeibenath.com.



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April 2016

This weekend:
Starting this Friday, April 29, I'll be at the
SF StartUp Art Fair
at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco.
This is probably one of the prettiest locations in the city to see art. Come on by, stroll from ArtMarket at Fort Mason through the Marina, pretend you are on vacation and visit me and my paintings in Suite 210!

Friday, April 29: Noon - 6:00 PM
Opening Night : Friday, April 29 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 30: Noon - 9:00 PM
Sunday, May 1: Noon - 7:00 PM

Hotel Del Sol, 3100 Webster Street, San Francisco

I'll be showing my ALL NEW Salton Sea series, plus new Small Figures and Bakersfield paintings.
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April 2016

It is this time of the year again: Open Studios is coming up.
I'll be showing once again at 1890 Bryant Street, in Studio 211 on the second floor, just like last Spring.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 6-9PM
Open Studios: Sat & Sun, April 16&17, noon - 6PM
More information here.

I am also going to the SF StartUp Art Fair
April 29 - May 1, at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco.
This is one of the best locations in the city to see art. Come on by, stroll through the Marina, pretend you are on vacation and visit me and my paintings in Suite 210!

All the best-
Katja
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March 2016

Back at the studio experimenting and sketching, I have started a new series I am finally excited about! Check out one of the studies on the left - in progress sneak peek.

Also, I am happy to announce that I was accepted into the SF StartUp Art Fair for Independent Artists, April 29 - May 1, at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco.
Definitely save the date, more information coming soon.

In the meantime, stay in touch via my Facebook page, it has the most information and is always the most current.

All the best-

Katja

Email me if you are not on my mailing list, so I can add you!

Would you like to see large pieces and work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit at the Revere Studio.

Email me for more information.
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December 2015

On the left, a new piece from the Bakersfield series.
30x40", oil on canvas, unframed, 2015
$2000

I will be taking a little break, until January.
Happy Holidays everyone! Stay warm.

All the best-

Katja
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December 2015

Remember the event I was talking about last week?
It's going to be this Sunday, December 13!
Come by 1044 Revere, Studio C76, for the last Open Studio of this year.

I will be showing the new large works, some are actually finished, or at least very close.
Come on by, I'll be there noon - 5pm.

SUNDAY, 12/13, 12pm-5pm, 1044 Revere Avenue, Studio C76

Happy Holidays everyone!
All the best-

Katja
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November 2015

Thank you all so much for coming out this weekend!!!

We had record numbers at 1890 Bryant, more than 2500 visitors came by this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Thank you for coming, for looking at everyone's work, for the great conversations, the flowers and all the questions, for sharing stories, for liking my paintings, my drawings and books!! Thank you for taking some of them home!

I certainly had a great time.

Today everything went back to the Revere Studio, for more work on the eight large
Bakersfield paintings still in progress.
I am planning a one-day event in December to (hopefully!) show the finished ones, or at least progress, will send an invite as soon as I find a date that works.

Email me if you are not on my mailing list, so I can add you!

Thanks again, all the best-

Katja



September 2015

The fall events are in full swing as I am painting and getting everything ready for Open Studios!
Here are a few dates for you to save:

UCSF Art For Aids
Fundraising Auction extraordinaire: Fri, 10.9.15

San Jose ICA - Connect & Collect, Auction 35:
Silent Auction Party: October 10, 6pm-9pm
Live Auction Gala: October 24, 6pm

Open Studios @ the Revere Studio:
Sat & Sun, October 17&18
Sat & Sun, October 31& November 1

Open Studios @ 1890 Bryant Street Studios in the Mission:
Sat & Sun, November 7&8
Opening Party Friday, November 6.
I will be on the THIRD floor! More details to follow.


Would you like to see new work and work in progress in person?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

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July 2015

a.Muse Gallery presents:

THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
Curating loss and resilience while the city goes boom!$$$

Heidi McDowell, Matt Frederick, Sarah Newton,
Katja Leibenath, Andrew McKinley, Randy Beckelheimer

Read: Great article by Lori Shantzis on Tondo

a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
www.yourmusegallery.com
Exhibit runs through September 13th, 2015

Would you like to see new work and work in progress in person?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

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May 2015

Here is something new:

In light of recent changes in the Bay Area gallery world, I am joining the trend and my paintings will now be available online!

To see available work, please click on "Purchase" on top of this page, or go to

my online gallery

directly.

Or, like before, please feel free to email me.


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April 2015

Thank you all for coming to 1890 Bryant Street Studios!
It was lovely to see you.

I am back at the Revere Studio, working on more Dancers.

Feel free to come visit.


Want to see new work and work in progress?

Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

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April 2015

Open Studios starts tonight!
I will be showing at a pop-up space at 1890 Bryant in the Mission, suite 211!

Friday, April 17th, 6-9PM Opening Reception & Preview
Saturday & Sunday, April 18th&19th, Open Studios 12 - 6PM

1890 Bryant Street @ Mariposa, SF, CA 94110 - plenty of free street parking

Also, still up until April 25:

Spotlight: Figure

ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Curated by Michael Yochum

Arc Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM and
Saturdays 12-3PM

Want to see work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.
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April 2015

It's the time of year again- Spring is here and Open Studios just around the corner!
I will be showing at a pop-up space at 1890 Bryant in the Mission, suite 211!

Save the dates:

Friday, April 17th, 6-9PM Opening Reception & Preview
Saturday & Sunday, April 18th&19th, Open Studios

Also, still up until April 25:

Spotlight: Figure

ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Curated by Michael Yochum

Arc Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM and
Saturdays 12-3PM

Want to see work in progress?
Schedule a private studio visit.
Email me for more information.

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March 2014

Showing Figurative Works this month, together with artists Victor Cartagena, Michal Gavish, Paul Gibson, Christine Aria Hostetler and Fernando Reyes.

Spotlight: Figure
March 7 - April 25 2015

ARC Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Between 8th and 9th St

Curated by Michael Yochum

Arc Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM and
Saturdays 12-3PM

Opening: Saturday, March 14, 6-9PM
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January 2015

Happy 2015 everyone!

I am back from my travels and working at the studio, excited about new ideas I will be exploring. Also planning some plein air time as soon as it gets just a little warmer, can't wait!

I have plenty of regular studio days, please email me if you'd like to come by for a visit to make sure I am there.

If you are interested in purchasing work, please contact me for pricing and shipping information.
Large pieces should be viewed on location, in most cases it is possible to try them at home for a few days before you make a decision.

More information on upcoming shows will be posted here~
Best,
Katja
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November 22, 2014

Presenting:

First Holiday Open Studio @ Revere

Come visit the Revere Studio if you are looking for a year end reward for yourself - or for something really special for those special people in your life.

Studio Katja Leibenath will be open on the following dates:

Saturday, November 22, 2 - 6 PM
and
Sunday, December 14, 2 - 6 PM

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November 2014

Thank you all so much for coming to 1890 Bryant this past weekend!
On Saturday alone we had over 900 visitors - it's a record, ladies and gentlemen!!

If you would like to see new work, please send me an email.
Also, stay tuned for updates on the Holiday Sunday Afternoons the Revere Studio will be open.

Studio Katja Leibenath
1044 Revere @ Griffith
Suite C76
San Francisco, CA


Commissions accepted

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October 2014

I am off for a few days. Leaving tomorrow for some faraway east coast place with a lot of amazing art.

Postponing the Bayview Open Studio for this weekend to next weekend, and to the Mission and Bryant Street Studios!!

Hope to see you there!!

Katja Leibenath Open Studio
1890 Bryant Street @ Mariposa
Studio 207
San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday, 10/31 6-9PM
Saturday and Sunday 11/1 and 2, 11-6PM
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August 2014

This month I am taking a class in paint making, maybe I will give it a try and make my own paints soon.

More news end of the month~

have a great late summer!
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May 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

The studio will now be open on a few Sunday afternoons throughout the year, if you care to see it in actual working mode without getting paint on everything. Now there is room to do it. I am very excited!

First Open House at the new Bayview studio this

Sunday, 5/25, from 3PM - 6PM

at Bayview Industrial Park at 1044 Revere Avenue @ Griffith.

See new figurative work- new Dancers and some Large Figures, in several stages of progress.

Maybe you can make it this time or next time or some other day~ either way, I look forward to seeing you.

All the best, Katja




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May 2014

Thank you all so much for coming to my studio this past weekend!! I had a great time and I hope you did too :)

Feel free to email me for any kind of inquiry, studio visits soon!:
katja { a t } katjaleibenath.com

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April 2014

New landscape paintings- showing this weekend, snapshots on Facebook!

Open Studios Preview - Fri, April 25, 2014, 6 - 9
All studios will be open Sat & Sun 12 - 6

1890 Bryant Street, studio 211, @ Mariposa, San Francisco, CA

Am I really moving out of the Mission??
YES I am, but not very far!

I have outgrown my studio at 1890 Bryant and a friend invited me to her new studio right by the Bay. I was so impressed with the size and the cost that I rented one for myself. I have already moved most of my things, will start painting next week and once I am settled have an Open House on a Sunday or something! Until then, please come by at the old studio at 1890 Bryant this weekend for a final Open Studio!

Feel free to email me for any kind of inquiry, studio visits soon!:
katja { a t } katjaleibenath.com

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February 2014

New figurative paintings- Originals showing tonight, snapshots on the blog!

Show Opening Thursday, February 20, 2014

John McEvoy Fine Art, SF Design Center Suite #152
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December 2013

Wishing you health, happiness and abundance for the holiday and the New Year!

work currently showing:

The Grand Hand Gallery, Napa (Portola)

John McEvoy Fine Art, SF Design Center (Large Figures)
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November 2013

work currently showing:

The Grand Hand Gallery, Napa (Portola)
John McEvoy Fine Art, SF Design Center (Large Figures)
111 Minna Gallery, SF (holiday show)
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art, Mill Valley (From The Model)
Studio Gallery, Polk Street, SF (tiny show)

I also have some small work and a few larger pieces in progress at the studio- email me for any kind of inquiry or to schedule a studio visit,
I am there almost every day.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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November 2013

Thank you so much for coming to the studio last weekend!
I hope you had a great time.
In case you did not make it, the next Open Studios Event will be in April.

Right now I am preparing for a show in February, stretching very big canvases, that's all I will say at this point ... :)

Email me for any kind of inquiry or to schedule a studio visit, I am there almost every day. Stay warm and I hope to see you soon!
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October 2013

Open Studios at 1890 Bryant this weekend!

Opening on Thursday, 10/24/13, 6-9 PM

Please note that due to the Art For Aids auction we will be closed on Friday.

All studios will be open on Saturday & Sunday, 10/26 & 27, 11AM - 6 PM.
1890 Bryant Street, studio 211, @ Mariposa, San Francisco, CA

We look forward to seeing you!
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September 2013

San Jose ICA - Connect & Collect

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art put my piece in the life auction and I am thrilled!

From their website:

The Live Auction gala, one of the Bay Area's most anticipated cultural events of the year, takes place on Saturday, October 26th. Doors open at 6pm and the auction begins promptly at 7pm. Complimentary champagne, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. Admission to the Live Auction – always a sellout event -- is reserved for ticket holders.

Dial (408) 213-4298 and enter 81# to listen to me talk about my piece.

The life auction is on Saturday, October 26 at 7PM. Find more information HERE.
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August 2013

Foursquared at ARC Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, August 24th, 7-10PM

Exhibition: August 24 - September 28, 2013

"FourSquared IV" is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the invited artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro exhibitions.
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July 2013

Goethe Institute - exhibit for the America's Cup.

A group of German artists in the Bay Area were invited to each design a custom sail in a variety of media.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 15th, 5:30 - 8 PM

also coming up in August:

Foursquared at ARC Gallery

Sixteen artists create sixteen small pieces each.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 24th, 7-10 PM

I will be painting at the academy in Trier for a while- have a great summer.

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June 2013

See Ocean Avenue #18 (left) and more in this group show:

City Streets - urban views of the Bay Area

Studio Gallery, 1815 Polk St, San Francisco
show will be up from April 24th - May 26th, 2013
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May 2013

SF Art Fairs this weekend!

ArtMRKT and ArtPad coming up this weekend, May 16 - 19.
Get tickets here.
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April 2013

ArtHouse Fair

presented - among others- by the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

Sat, April 27, noon-4 pm

Parque De Los Pobladores/Gore Park-- SoFA District at Market and South First Streets.

Guided gallery tours, artist talks, live performances, music, food trucks by Moveable Feast, and much more.


City Streets - urban views of the Bay Area

opening reception Sun, April 28, 2-6 pm
Studio Gallery, 1815 Polk St, San Francisco

show will be up from April 24th - May 26th, 2013
Hope to see you at one event or the other ~
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February 2013

Portola.

Working on layers of paint, texture, mood, weather, color, light, grime. Using cardboard strips, brushes, squirt bottles, sponges, rollers, sticks. Paintings go from almost finished to barely started to overdone, paint is being washed off, piled on and moved around. I feel unsure, then convinced, then miserable, even more insecure, and finally, if all goes well, completely happy.

Still a long way to get there. Two more months.
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February 2013

in the midst of working on the new series, Portola - some of the studies from last year that inspired it will be finished and actually become part of it.

Working some more on the colors today~ four more weeks?
Very excited!!
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January 2013

Another Grimm exhibit-
See my Brother's Grimm inspired paper cuts in an exhibit at the German Department of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Among other artists with German roots I will be showing six new paper cuts at Baker-Barry Library, starting January 13. 2013
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December 2012

Thank you, everyone, who made this year so successful and special!
Thank you for coming to my shows, for liking my work and for all your nice comments throughout the year.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season, enjoy the rain and the ample parking in the city, I hope to see you next year.
Happy 2013!
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November 2012

TINY
This year I will have some pieces in this classic annual pre-holidays show at S T U D I O gallery on Polk Street.
I am very happy to be showing with them- they have a great selection of work and represent wonderful artists.
Come visit, the gallery walls are filled with small pieces under $400.

STUDIO gallery sf, Polk St between Washington and Jackson
Thursday, November 8th - Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
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October 2012

Like every year in October, my studio will be open to the public as part of this years Art Span Open Studios month.
Come visit me and my amazing studio mates and see what is going on in one of the largest professional Atelier Buildings in San Francisco's Mission District.

We make just about everything in between portrait commissions, custom jewelry and freshly baked muffins.

1890 Bryant Street Studios (@ Mariposa)
next weekend, October 27 & 28 2012
12 - 6PM
bring the family and the dogs.

We will also have a preview the night of October 26 from 6 - 9PM.

Hope to see you there!
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August 2012

I am having a busy summer, painting at the studio and outside.

Also, next to SF and Ocean Avenue there is another addition to the cityscapes in the works :
Portola.

No photos yet. Large pieces. Very excited!
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July 2012

Working on Cityscapes, Ocean Avenue & SF. Need another month or two.
Pictures soon.
More on the blog.
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July 2012


While I was away...

- my entry for Art For Aids was accepted, event on 9/14

- I brought back a new small collection of travel watercolors

- the small Cityscapes are still up at Love & Luxe

- the larger ones are drying

- the really big ones I just started, on location as planned (see picture to the left)

- I will be working on them at the studio for the next month... pictures will be on my blog soon.

- If you'd like to see my process, now is a good time for studio visits.

Happy Summer!
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June 2012

I just heard that my painting Tenderloin #1 has been selected for the live auction at NINE FOUR ONE GALLERIE'S Hospitality House auction on May 31!

Among other amazing pieces there will be an original Blek Le Rat.

Also, while I am traveling my tiny cityscapes will be in a very special anniversary show at one of the most amazing jewelry designer stores in the Mission.
Opening June 2, more info also on facebook
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May 2012

I finally started the series I had planned for so long- Ocean Avenue

Also, his weekend (May 17-20) there are 3 art fairs going on in the city. I won't be showing this year, but nevertheless, here are some top secret links to free tickets.

I hope they still work! They did this morning.
Hope to see you at one or the other~

best
Katja

katja {at} katjaleibenath.com
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May 2012

Solo Show Opening

Thursday, May 3rd, 3 - 7 PM

McEvoy Fine Art at the San Francisco Design Center, 2 Henry Adams Street, suite #152.

I am very excited about the work, it is all figurative and there will be new large pieces some of which I just finished this week.

Any questions, inquiries etc, please email me~
I hope to see you there!

best,
Katja
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April 16 2012

Thanks to everyone who came to my studio last weekend!! I had a great time and hope you did too.

now...

I am working on a new series.

Save the date:

It looks like I will have an Opening on May 3rd -
more details soon!

Any questions, inquiries etc, please email me~

best,
Katja

katja {at} katjaleibenath.com
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April 12 2012

Join me and hundreds of artists for
Spring Open Studios in the Mission this weekend.

April 14 & 15, noon - 6PM

or come by for a preview on

Friday, April 13, from 6 - 9 PM.

My studio is at 1890 Bryant Street, suite 211.

Lots of free street parking, snacks, interesting people and antics await.

Any questions, inquiries etc, feel free to email me, and I look forward to seeing everyone.

best,
Katja

katja {at} katjaleibenath.com
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March 2012

Hang Gallery still has a few small and medium sized figure paintings and I just finished the large ones I am very excited about, photos see on my blog.

Now I will be traveling with my sketchbook and some canvas for a little bit, but will be back for Open Studios the weekend of

April 14 & 15 2012, preview: April 13 2012

Any questions, inquiries etc, as always feel free to email me, and I look forward to seeing everyone in April!

best,
Katja

katja {at} katjaleibenath.com


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February 2012

I will have paintings in three auctions this spring:

Art In Action's Atelier d'Artistes, Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club,

ArtSpan's Fundraiser, March 10th, 2012 at the SomARTS Cultural Center
and

Hospitality House's Annual Art Auction, Thursday, May 31st at 941 Geary.

I hope you can make it to one of them.

Also, this is a good time for studio visits- email me to schedule or wait until Open Studios weekend in April.


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November 2011

See my new figurative paintings at Hang Gallery-

FIGURE 8

Eight artists exploring the figure

David DeFelice
Katja Leibenath
Gail Ragains
Maja Ruznik
Helen Steele
Kirsten Tradowsky
DAVe Warnke


Artist Reception:

First Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: December 1-15


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October 2011

SAVE THE DATE

You are cordially invited to visit my working studio in October. Once again, over 50 Artists at 1890 Bryant Street will open their doors to the public for San Francisco Open Studios.

For more information go to the ArtSpan website.


Open Studios at 1890 Bryant:

Friday, Sep 30, Preview Party 6 - 10 PM

Saturday, Oct 1, Open Studio 11AM - 6 PM

Sunday, Oct 2, Open Studio 11AM - 6 PM


All major studios in the Mission will be open the same weekend, including Workspace, Developing Environments, Project Artaud, Blue Studio and ActivSpace.


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September 2011

My new series, SF, is in the works,
the smaller pieces are already available at the gallery.

Save the date: OPEN STUDIOS is coming up October 1 + 2.

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May 18 2011

See my new work Riverbank this weekend
at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair at beautiful Fort Mason.

Visit HANG ART at Booth 19.

Exhibition dates: May 20-22, 2011

Friday noon - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Private Preview:
Thursday May 19, 5:30-9:30pm

Looking forward to it!
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April 9 2011

Spring Open Studios is coming up next weekend!!

Like every spring you are cordially invited to visit my working studio at 1890 Bryant Street, #211. I will have some new pieces, prints, drawings and photos especially for this event.

All major Mission Studios will be open the weekend of April 16 & 17th, with the usual Friday night parties on the 15th.

1890 Bryant will be open as follows:

friday april 15th 6-9PM
saturday + sunday april 16th + 17th 11-5PM

more info here

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October 3 2010

Fall Open Studios is coming up next weekend!!
See more details here and here.
I will be showing new small figurative work.
I'll also have catalogs for all four October weekends- you can pick one up for free at my studio as long as they last.

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October 1 2010

City Sky #21 has gone to Hollywood

Hereafter is the new Clint Eastwood movie - and it has some of my paintings in it!

Within their selection of art from Hang Gallery, Warner Bros. had three or four of mine when they were filming in San Francisco earlier this year. I don't know if or when they show up in the actual movie and it was pure luck that City Sky #21 is so visible in the trailer. Love it!!

See stills from the trailer here.

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September 15 2010

The Genius Loci show has come down, I am working on new figures and am almost back to my painting routine after the summer break.
The Opening was amazing, I can't believe how many of you came, thank you thank you! I don't have many photos, unfortunately, so if someone happened to take some by any chance, please email them to me.
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August 29 2010

from the press release that went out last week:

Genius Loci
Katja Leibenath
September 1- 15th, 2010
Artist Reception: September 2, 2010
6 pm – 8 pm


Presented by HANG ART Gallery, Genius Loci is an exhibition by artist Katja Leibenath. This solo show marks Leibenath’s first at HANG ART. Referring to the endemic spirit of a location, this shows concept is inspired by the China Basin neighborhood of San Francisco. Her richly colored oil paintings are multi-layered, echoing the timelessness of this rarely explored area.

Leibenath begins her paintings on location, drafting and sketching scenes that inspire her. Once relocated to her studio, she draws upon her memory and spontaneous intuition to complete the works. Leibenath’s direct visual recollection coupled with her experiential memory shapes each painting. Her educational background in Architecture is evident within each composition, which is based on the theory of form and line. It is her familiarity with the area of origin that builds each canvas surface, and her imagination and reminiscence that complete the thoughtful intent. From the saturated and vivid under-paint to the finishing details and drips, each painting allows the audience to create experiences of their own.

Originally from Düsseldorf Germany, Leibenath has been painting in San Francisco since 2006. Her work has been showcased at numerous venues, including SomArts Gallery, Mina Dresden Gallery, The Lab, Liquid Spaces, Huff Harrington Gallery (Atlanta, GA), and Nahcotta West Gallery (Los Angeles).

HANG ART is located at 567 Sutter Street, between Mason and Powell Streets. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. For further information or high-resolution images, please call 415-434-4264.

Media Contact: DJ Harmon, 415.434.4264 djharmon@hangart.com.
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July 28 2010

Coming up: Genius Loci at Hang Gallery, San Francisco
Opening on September 2 2010, 6-8PM.

Enjoy your summer, I hope to see you there!

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On Thursday, June 24 2010

Live Music and Auction at Mina Dresden Gallery
5:30 - 9:30 PM

312 Valencia St, San Francisco

Proceeds go to Bay Area Wilderness Training for kids
Hope to see you there!
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May 2010
Architecture For Humanity for Haiti Fundraiser

The San Francisco Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and the Warehouse Gallery are pleased to announce a silent art auction and raffle to help fund AfH's rebuilding efforts in Haiti. One of my diptychs will be in the auction, along with work by Scott Tsuchitani, Liz Hickok, dk haas and other great local artists.

Saturday May 15 2010
5PM - 9PM

The Warehouse Gallery, 1234 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

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May 6 - 9 2010
AAF The Affordable Art Fair
New York City

7W 34th Street, New York

Hang Art Gallery will be in BOOTH A-302 with some of my pieces and work from 15 more gallery artists.

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4/25/10
Thank You!

Many thanks to all of you who came by this weekend! I was impressed with how organized all the Mission Studios have become and it was great to be a part of this event.
Hope to see everyone again in fall. I will keep you posted by email- thanks for signing my mailing list.

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3/29/10
Open Studios spring 2010 coming up:

My studio will again participate in the Mission Open Studios this spring.
Will send an email reminder to my mailing list. Sign up if you are not already!

Hope to see you there!

Mission Open Studios
Over 200 artists in 7 buildings will open their studios to the public.

Friday, April 23 2010 do not miss the Opening Party!
Saturday, April 24 & Sunday, April 25 Open House all day

Fiind me at 1890 Bryant Street Studios, Suite 211

More info at Mission Artists United

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10/25/09
HANG ART at 567 Sutter presents:

Twenty Four Seven
a group exhibition
Jeff Dikio | Katja Leibenath | Eddie Rodriguez | Catherine Saiki

Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: November 1-15 2009

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9/30/09
working on new website
I am working on my new website. Stay tuned for an update.