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For more information about William Dreskin's art, please email info@dreskinfineart.com or call 415-457-3949. William's fine art website is currently under construction.


Exhibition Calendar, News, and Upcoming Events

Here is a listing of William's upcoming exhibitions of fine art prints as well as a listing of some recents events. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS. Hope you can come and view the exhibitions!

William's work is exhibited on an ongoing basis at
THE COASTSIDE - A GALLERY
330 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-726-4460
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10 am - 5 pm

NEW CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE SHOWROOM AND ART GALERY IN SAN RAFAEL! Grand Opening is on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at der Keller Furniture,1850 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901; www.derkellerfurniture.com
Showroom opening day was January 15, 2011 and the showroom Grand Opening is Saturday, February 12 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Photography and art by William Dreskin and several other artists. Hope you can come! der Keller Showroom Hours: Wed/Thurs/Fri 10 AM - 6 PM, Sat 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun 12 AM - 5 PM, Mon/Tues closed

MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS GALLERY, Art at the Cheese Factory Series: SEASON OF WATER - 2011-12 POP UP EXHIBITIONS. August 14 to Sept 4, 2011, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957, 415-454-9561

GALLERY IN HALF MOON BAY!
Stop by and enjoy viewing William Dreskin's work at The Coastside art gallery, located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, California on historic Main Street. The gallery focus is on art and photography that reflects the beauty of the California coast and the Pacific Northwest - its oceans, shores, coastal hills, and ranches.
The Coastside - A Gallery
330 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-726-4460
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10 am - 5 pm,

CAFE ARRIVEDERCI
Exhibition of Fine Art Photography by William Dreskin and Art Salon - Café Arrivederci. You are cordially invited to a fine art photography exhibition and art salon hosted by Angar Mora. Enjoy Café Arrivederci's Italian food and fine wines, followed by talks by photographer William Dreskin and writer Cathy Signorelli.
Where: Cafe Arrivederci 11 G Street San Rafael, CA 94901
When: Monday, September 14, 2009
Can't make it on September 14th? William's work will be on display at the restaurant from September 6th until October 1st.

The Coastside - A Gallery
Gallery Grand Opening
330 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Tel: (650) 726-4460
Friday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Oakland Marriott at City Center
State of the Estuary Conference
Fine Art Exhibition
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
September 29 to October 1, 2009

Art Salon - Cafe Arrivederci
Photography Exhibition - Solo Exhibition
11 G Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
September 14 to October 1, 2009

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)
"Inspired by the Masters" - Group Exhibition
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Tel: (415) 506-0137
April 25 to May 17, 2009

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)
"Artists of MarinMOCA" - Group Exhibition
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Tel: (415) 506-0137
January 3 to January 25, 2009

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA)
"Narratives" - Group Exhibition
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Tel: (415) 506-0137
April 12 to May 11, 2008

Marin Society of Artists Gallery
"Escape from Reality" - Group Exhibition
Marin Art and Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957
Tel: 415-454-9561
May 18 - June 8, 2008

Community Art Pavilion
San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival
June 28 and 29, 2008

Marin Society of Artists Gallery
"Arts Alive" - Group Exhibition
Marin Art and Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957
Tel: 415-454-9561
July 20 - August 10, 2008

About William Dreskin

William Dreskin’s broad interests in the arts have led him down various paths including biomedical illustrator, nature writer, artist, musician, and award-winning fine art photographer. He is an author and has collaborated with his wife, Wendy Dreskin, on a non-fiction book, and on numerous writing projects. William received a graduate degree in World Music and performed in North Indian and West African ensembles. He has also performed Western classical music on flute and recorder.

William's articles and photographs have appeared in books and magazines including the Sierra Club magazine, Sierra, Bay Nature, Marin Magazine, Travel and Leisure, and American Art Collector and his photographs have also appeared in calendars and have been exhibited in numerous galleries and national exhibitions. His photographs are in private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.

William's intense interest in art began at an early age. "My interest in art goes back as far as I can remember. As a teen growing up in New Jersey, I spent a lot of time in New York City's museums, especially the Museum of Modern Art, and I was very drawn to abstract expressionism. My artwork at that time (drawing, painting, welded sculptures, and constructions) was influenced by Joan Miro, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky. After moving to California, I began to take photographs on trips to the Sierra, Mount Lassen, Big Sur, and Point Reyes. Starting with landscapes and details of flora and fauna, my interest in doing photography of natural subjects as a way to express pure abstract form has increased over the years. I find the subtle and often unnoticed features in the natural world just as interesting as the more spectacular displays. I hope that you will be inspired by these images and that my photographs will create a sense of excitement about the beautiful colors, forms, and intricate patterns inherent in the most "ordinary" things."

Credits/Bibliography

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

The Coastside, Half Moon Bay, California 2009
Oakland Marriott at City Center, Fine Art Exhibition, Oakland, California 2009
Art Salon - Cafe Arrivederci, Photography - Solo Exhibition, San Rafael, California 2009
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, "Inspired by the Masters", Novato, California 2009
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, "Artists of MarinMOCA - Winter Exhibition", Novato, California 2009
Marin Society of Artists, "Arts Alive", Ross, California 2008
Community Art Pavilion, San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival, San Anselmo, California 2008
Marin Society of Artists, "Escape from Reality" Exhibition, Ross, California, 2008
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, "Narratives", Novato, California 2008 - First Place Award
Marin Society of Artists, "Red is..." Exhibition, Ross, California, 2008
Fort Mason Center, CalArtSF Showcase, San Francisco, California 2007
Marin County Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael, California 2007
Fine Art Exhibit, North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
13th Annual Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show, Palm Springs, California 2007
Marin Veterans Auditorium Photography Exhibition, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California 2007
Marin Society of Artists, 79th Annual Members Show, Ross, California 2006
Marin Society of Artists, "Still Waters", Ross, California 2006
Marin Open Studios Gallery, Corte Madera, California 2006
Marin Open Studios, San Anselmo, California 2006
Pacific Union Realtors, Mill Valley, California 2006
Artisans Gallery, "Absolutely Abstract", Bay Area Artists Exhibition, San Rafael, California - Merit Award 2006
Art League of Northern California Gallery, "It's Photography", Novato, California 2006
Officer's Club - Presidio, San Francisco, California 2006
Gallery at the Bay Model, "Nature's Light", Sausalito, California 2005
Officer's Club - Presidio, San Francisco, California 2005
Enoteca Viansa, San Francisco, California 2005
Marin Open Studios Gallery, Larkspur, California 2005
Marin Open Studios, San Anselmo, California 2005
Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, San Rafael, California 2005
Marin County Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael, California 2005
Marin County Visitors Bureau, Larkspur, California 2005
Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, San Rafael, California 2004


Selected Publications

Bay Nature, magazine cover
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, California, 2010
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, California, 2008
"Marin Up Close: William Dreskin's Miniature Landscapes", Marin magazine, California, September 2008
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, California 2007
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, California 2006
2006 Nature Lover's Calendar, California, WDP Prints and Calendars 2006
Protecting People, Pets, and the Environment (calendar), Marin County, California, Pollution Prevention Program 2006
Protecting Our Water and Wildlife (calendar), Marin County, California, Pollution Prevention Program 2005
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, California 2005
Spring Wildflowers of Marin, California Native Plant Society (video)1995


Comments and Reviews

"The lush colors of these well-composed close-ups of natural scenes from the seashore to the deep woods will inspire you to hoof to such sites yourself."
Paul McHugh, San Francisco Chronicle

"If you know someone who is passionate or intrigued about Marin's natural beauty, consider Wendy and William Dreskin's 2006 wall calendar."
PJ Bremier, Marin Independent Journal

"The natural beauty of Marin County is done magnificent justice by William Dreskin's vivid, nuanced photography."
Ketaki Gokhale, Marin Scope Newspapers


Galleries, Museums, and Affiliations - Current and Previous

The Coastside - A Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA), Novato, California
Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, California
Gallery at the Bay Model, Sausalito, California
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
NANPA Fine Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California
Cannonball Fine Art, San Anselmo, California
Marin County Visitors Bureau, Larkspur, California
Marin County Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael, California
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, California
Artisans Gallery, San Rafael, California
Marin Open Studios
North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
Marin Arts Council

Technical Notes: Equipment

Nikon N70
Nikon D100
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
Nikon D3x

Nikon Nikkor 28-200 mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8
Tamron SP AF Macro 90 mm f/2.8
Tamron 1.4x SP AF Tele-Converter
Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3

Gitzo G-1127 Mk2 tripod
Gitzo G-1177M ball head
Nikon circular polarizing filter
Singh-Ray Grad N.D. 2 Stop Soft
Manfrotto 724B Digi Tripod
Epson Photo 2200 printer

Links

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