Thursday, September 22, 2022

 Hello all-- long time no see :  ) I haven't been officially on the Open Studios roster for a few years. Maybe next year. In the meantime, my studio (at the Atelier One in Graton) is always open by arrangement (; I post more frequently to Facebook (under my name) & Instagram (@lisabeerntsenart); and my work can be seen at the Sebastopol Gallery on Main Street. Hope to catch up with you somewhere soon!

Friday, January 04, 2019

new show: Of Plants and Pattern

Friday, November 23, 2018

Where am I?

No, I'm not very active on blogs anymore...
I do post images of what's going on in the studio
pretty regularly now over on Instagram, username @lisabeerntsenart. Also on Facebook as Lisa Beerntsen -- (though not on the 'Art Business Page' because of Facebook's algorithms). You are welcomed to 'follow me either place, and best way to contact me is  email:

I look forward to connecting!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Time, apparently for an annual update. Here are a few current & upcoming shows and events: would love to see you at any of these!

"Hands on Art" Open Studios at Atelier One, 2860 Bowen St. Studio #8, Graton, CA,  September 29-30, 2018, 11:00-6:00. Celebrating 31 years as artist studios, Atelier One invites you to visit the 17 artists showing in the building. Live music on Sunday noon-3:00. 

Opening soon:

"Flora, Fauna and Other-Worldly Visions" -- Lisa Beerntsen, Susan Stover, Becky Wells, John Kraft, Sofie Contemporary Art, 1407 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA., October 12-December 2, 2018. Opening Friday, October 19, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Continuing through Oct 3:
“Abstractions  in Blue”—Lisa Beerntsen, Heather Patterson, Nathan Haenlein, Herold Mahoney Library Gallery, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, SRJC Petaluma Campus, Petaluma, CA., August 20-October 3, 2018. (campus parking fee applies)
M-Th 8am-7pm; F 9am-1pm; Sat 10am-2pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Open Studios at Atelier One : Sept 30 & Oct 1, '17

So much has happened since I've posted here with any kind of regularity! Easier to keep up with me these days on Instagram or facebook... or come see me in Graton this weekend, as 20 of my studio building-mates celebrate 3o years in our historic building. Sat & Sun, Sept 30 & Oct 1, '17, 11-6, at 2860 Bowen St in Graton, or come visit by appointment by writing me at (Be aware that Sunday is also Graton Day-- lots of festivities on the street, but you may need to detour around the block)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Open Studio this weekend with Atelier One!

This weekend brings one of those rare occasions when many of the studios in the building where I paint— Atelier One in Graton— will be hosting Open Studios all together. It will also be the only weekend this year my space is officially open to the public this year.

So  if you are in the neighborhood, please try to stop by and see us: Saturday or Sunday, Sept 26 & 27, 11-6pm.  Atelier One, at 2860 Bowen Street in Graton

Two weeks later, October 10-11, 17 & 18 brings Art Trails. My husband Tony Speirs will be open just up the street at 211 Donald St, catalog #149. While I’m not on the roster, I’ll be in town and available for studio visits by arrangement, so be in touch at Lisabee or 707 318-9918

studio views

Monday, October 06, 2014


Recently, I've increased the scale on the increasingly geometric work I had been doing in water color for some time. These are 3 x 4 foot canvases.

Friday, August 22, 2014

50/50 Project, and Art Trails on the way

Just a quick update after a long absence from the blogosphere: this summer I worked on a project called 50/50: in which almost 70 artists created 50 small works in 50 days.
The show opens this evening in Pacifica at the Sanchez Art Center, and continues through September 28th.

some of the 50/50 pieces while in progress, before mounting to small panels

Thursday, October 24, 2013

up in the studio recently

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

exhibit: Shimo Center for the Arts

I currently have a show up in Sacramento, at the Shimo Center for the Arts, together with Tony Speirs & Todd Barricklow. It's a good  looking show in a lovely space, so if any of you are out that way between now and May 8th, I encourage you to check it out!  Shimo is located at 2117 28th Street, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5. For photos from the show and opening, click here.

At left, a piece I finished shortly before the show, 22 x 30", acrylic on paper mounted on panel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Atelier One Studio

click here to be taken to visit a photo album of what was on the walls and in the halls in my Atelier One studio, Oct. 2013.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Studio Visitors, Oct. 2012

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

photo shoot & show installation

Today I had a whole slew of paintings properly photographed, so they'll be appearing in an updated page soon.
Tomorrow, I'll be loading up paintings to install at my show  "Underlying Nature" at Crome Architecture in San Rafael:
905 Fourth street, open M-F 8:30-5.

Reception will be during Art Walk, this Friday, June 8th, 5:30-8:30. It would be great to see some of you who are in the area!

click the link above for a list of participating venues.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

'Underlying Nature'-- coming to San Rafael

I'm finishing up a batch of paintings to be hung soon at Crome Architecture in San Rafael. There'll be a reception during San Rafael's Second Friday Art Walk: June 8th, 5:30-8:30.
The location is 905 Fourth Street. Come on by if you can!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SRJC Faculty Show -- & more!

I have a couple of large canvases up in a  faculty show at the Santa Rosa Junior College, where I teach.  It is a really beautiful space, and it is exciting to see the work displayed there, together with work by my many gifted colleagues.
left: 'Wonder', with Deborah Kirklin's paintings to the right

left: 'Twist', with Michael Loffredo constructions in the middle, and Connie Goldman on the right

 If you're in the area, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10-4pm, and Saturdays, noon-4pm.
The gallery is on the ground floor of the Doyle Library. Parking & directions, here. Show continues through March 15.

AND-- this morning I dropped off the two paintings below at Qucksilver Mine Co., a lovely gallery in nearby Forestville. They will be up on the walls during the upcoming opening reception for Chris Beards' show, and through the next month & a half or so.
The reception is on Saturday,  March 3,  4—6pm, and the regular gallery hours are Thursday—Monday 11-6 (Closed Tuesday/Wednesday). Quicksilver is located at 6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) in Forestville.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Year, New Work

Yup, been quite a while since we've had fresh images on here. Yet I have been painting up a storm (well, considering the holidays, and all). I began this batch of paintings just before Thanksgiving. All seen in progress, but some are in the home stretch. Still have a couple more canvases to begin, and then it'll be back to the store for more. Hope you all are rolling into a very fine new year as well.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Also Showing at...

Along with 55 other Northern California artists, I have a small piece included in the exhibition "Boxed In: Working Small" opening at the Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery in Forestville this Saturday. The Opening Reception will be July 9th, from 4-6pm. Gallery is located at 6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Something I've been up to...

I mentioned a few posts back that I was working on Bee Paintings. Well, I've continued to do so--and I've written about it over here. It feels like a convergence of my gardening and painting activities, and its a project that will continue throughout the year as bees move on to new plants for nectar & pollen as they come into bloom. If you'd care to follow along, and learn about the little critters along the way, join me at my new BeeBlog.

Of course I'll be doing other work too, and will continue to blog about it all here, sporadically, as is my way. Hope you all are well.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio Visits

If you're a follower of the Open Studios events in Sonoma County, you may have noticed I'm not listed in the June Catalog-- have no fear-- I'll be back on the roster in October for ArTrails!
In the meantime you have one more weekend to visit over a hundred fabulous participants in Art at the Source (I'm going to get out there some myself).

AND-- you can always come to visit me by appointment (write lisabee(at) spell out the b-e-e but use the @ symbol) and Tony will be kicking off a summer-long print sale, starting this weekend (call 824-1587 if you need instructions).

Happy summer-- I think it's here now!

Friday, May 27, 2011

'The Abstract'-- show at Sandra Lee Gallery

I dropped off this painting today in San Francisco, as it was selected by the juror of the upcoming exhibition 'The Abstract' at Sandra Lee Gallery in SF. Looks like it'll be a fine show, juried by Phil Linhares of the Oakland Museum.
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