Monday, March 28, 2011
Chapter President Robi Kaseman (Williams + Paddon) spoke about the value of IIDA membership and actions taken during her 2010 – 2011 term: a new Partner program to help underwrite programs, a new Chapter identity program and a new website. As is chapter tradition, the membership gets officially introduced to the President- Elect during Honor Awards, so Ms. Kaseman introduced Laura Grigsby (Laura Grigsby Art Consulting), who took the stage to thank the volunteers who made the evening possible and Ms. Kaseman for her year of service, and to tell people about the benefit of IIDA membership and how interior design helps her do what she does better. President Kaseman mentioned that one of the strengths of the IIDA Northern California Chapter is the incredible team of dedicated members who volunteer their time and talent, and in recognition of the individuals who go far beyond in what they do to move the chapter forward, a Chapter Honor Award is bestowed biennially. She presented this year’s honoree: Tamara Roth, associate at STUDIOS Architecture, San Francisco. Ms. Roth joined IIDA in 2003 and since 2005 has been involved with the Student Affairs Committee and the Honor Awards Committee. She joined the Board in 2008 as Co-VP of Student Affairs. As the Chapter Honoree, Ms. will oversee the Student Design Competition for the next two years and will create the student design problem. These awards will be bestowed in Ms. Roth’s name. (picture and article published online at officeinsight.com)
I was watching a rerun of Sex & the City the other night and in that episode the elegant Charlotte York had just adopted a beautiful puppy and named her “Elizabeth Taylor”. I laughed out loud, it seemed funny and appropriate at the same time because both Charlotte and the puppy are Taylor-esque! The real Elizabeth Taylor passed away this week and it took me back to when I was a little girl. Elizabeth Taylor was an icon: beautiful, elegant, larger than life. I remember watching her in the epic “Cleopatra” on the wide screen at a movie theater, she was girl power! I’m not sure she was a great actress (she chewed more scenery than William Shatner, see “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe” sometime! ). But she was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood’s star-making machine. Even if her 8 marriages were to be ignored the rest of her life seemed over the top in an unapologetic way. But in her later years she kept a lower profile and spent time fundraising for her Elizabeth Taylor Foundation. She will forever be memorialized in film, and every time I see her on the screen I will remember that moment in time when she was Cleopatra. -Naaz
Monday, March 21, 2011
This is part of The Crockers "Thursdays 'til 9" series. It's a great opportunity to check out the exhibits (price of the ticket includes admission to the museum) and grab a bite to eat at the cafe before going to the event. They have a wide variety of events from lectures to movies to concerts. Last Thursday I saw a local musician (Kate Gaffney) in concert there. The acoustics were great... so great that they dropped the mics and amplifiers and just played acoustic.
You can check out the full list of Thursday night events HERE
Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners, Inc.
Lafler Moore Connerty & Webb, LLP
2237 Douglas Boulevard
Roseville, California 95661
Photographs by Donald Satterlee
Donald Satterlee works as a commercial photographer in Sacramento and has produced many of the images seen in ads, brochures, annual reports and billboards around Northern California. This exhibit of his personal work features many of the black & white images from the series entitled "Fogscapes."
These images of familiar Sacramento buildings, bridges, tree lined roads, paths and ponds have been described as "dreamy and atmospheric" since they have all been photographed while enshrouded in the early morning fog that often envelops Sacramento on December mornings.
Other work includes gritty images of railroad trestles and train engines, as well as scenes of the National Cathedral in Washington DC and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Join us for an artist's reception
Thursday, April 7, 2011
5:30 - 8:00 pm
John Pugh is the artist that did a mural on the wall of the existing Taylor Hall at CSU Chico Campus (image below). Due to its artistic importance, the University is exploring several methods of preservation / relocation ($$) since the building will be demolished to make way for the new Taylor Hall. He is a CSUC alumni.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We’re back folks and still coming up with new and resourceful ways to raise money for our charity Sierra Forever Families! What is it this time? Pony rides? Javelin throwing contest? Kissing booth? Hell no, we’ll spare ourselves the indignity. Really it’s simple and to the point… another “Garage Sale”!!! This time, we are simplifying it by only requesting items that are media based. If you have any of the below items just sitting around and taking up precious space we would love to take it off your hands and transform it into cash… all proceeds will be put toward placing foster children with Forever Families!
If you would like to donate please contact Kim Settle firstname.lastname@example.org or Amber Seevers email@example.com and we’ll arrange a pick-up/drop-off of items.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Entry - The approach to the entry gives the slightest glimpse of the view, but as you pass though the opening a wall obstructs this view.
The Courtyard Entry - Walking through the opening the designer leads you to the right and into the courtyard. He used the placement of the door to intuitively lead one to the right instead of to the left where the private offices are located. Again, the large wall obstructs part of the view.
Post Script - Big shout out to Paul for sweet talking the rental people into an upgrade to a convertible mustang for our travel. Well done sir.
The Art of Dessert is the Arts Center’s annual, and only, major fundraising gala. Three hundred of Sonoma County’s leading business owners, arts lovers, and philanthropists gather to honor the Center’s Arts Benefactor of the Year.
Proceeds raised benefit the Center’s arts and education programs, which include free and discounted tickets for low-income and at-risk children, subsidies for student transportation to performances, musical instruments loaned free of charge to children who cannot afford to rent or buy them, in-classroom student workshops with artists, and professional development courses for teachers.
Since its inception in 2003, The Art of Dessert has generated more than $650,000 and helped the Center to provide the enrichment of the arts to more than 200,000 children. This years goal was to raise $165,000. I'm not sure if they reached that goal but with the way people were bidding I'm thinking they probably exceeded that number!
Great job everyone!