Studio Notes

Super-Stellar Studio Remodel :))))

After 12 years painting full-time in my current studio on the top floor of Bldg 101, management agreed to annex an unused section of the outside hallway into my existing space. Before construction began, however, I tore the studio apart sorting/donating/recycling years of accumulation....spring cleaning, turbo-charged! Then we knocked down walls, repainted, installed new track lighting, and resurfaced the floors. The transformation has been amazing. Have a look!  [mobile users: tap image to scroll forward]

...or better yet, swing by if you're in the Bay Area next weekend during Spring Open Studios! I'll be featuring several new San Francisco-inspired oil paintings to christen the white walls, as well as silk scarves, tote bags and a fresh collection of smaller framed prints. Come say hello!

Hunters Point Shipyard — Spring Open Studios

April 22 & 23, 2017, from 11am - 6pm

100+ artists • free admission & parking • food trucks • shipyardartists.com

SFBC Winterfest 2016 :: Auction & Party!

Please join me for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Annual Winterfest Fundraiser and Member Party on Sunday, December 4, from 6-10:30pm at The Village [Market Street between 5th & 6th] in downtown San Francisco.

I have donated artwork to Winterfest since 2002, the first year they included art in the auction. It's an honor to support an organization that has done so much to improve our beautiful city, making the streets safer for everyone. This year's donation:  

"Eve", 2016, oil on cardboard, framed 16" x 20". Come out and support a great cause and enjoy the best fundraiser party of the year!

"Eve", 2016, oil on cardboard, 11" x 17" ©Lynn Rubenzer. All rights reserved.

"Eve", 2016, oil on cardboard, 11" x 17" ©Lynn Rubenzer. All rights reserved.

Surrealism @ Bi-Rite Creamery

I am very excited to partner with the Bi-Rite Creamery in creating a site-specific 4 x 14foot oil painting for their Dolores Park location in the Mission District of San Francisco. Three custom birch panels were built to wrap around three continuous walls, creating a surreal panorama of the surrounding neighborhood.

Completed & installed in June, 2016. 

IN-PROGRESS pics documenting the evolution, photographed at the end of each day of painting:

The Midway Mural Project

I'm thrilled to have been selected alongside 5 other artists to create a mural on the exterior facade of The Midway—a 40,000 square-foot arts complex in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Each mural is a portrait of a side-show freak from a slightly askew carnival midway scene. Mine? Why, a fortune-telling pterodactyl, of course! "The Ptero Reader", perched at her table and feeding on the tools of her trade, is located on the far right side of the building alongside Benjamin Clarke's and Chris Blackstock's murals, "The Levitator" & "Twin Personalities", respectively.

The Midway arts complex, founded in 2015, houses a 3,000 square-foot art gallery, 9 artist-in-residency studios, non-profit spaces, an auditorium with culinary tutorial capabilities, a live music venue @ 2,000-person capacity and state-of-the-art surround-sound and lighting, and a daily cafe with outdoor garden space sheltered in the sunny bayside warehouse neighborhood just 10 blocks south of the SF Giants baseball park. Lots of exciting stuff happening at this beacon of creativity on the eastern shores of SF...check out their calendar for upcoming events.

Custom Silk Scarves, Oh my!

Introducing custom silk scarves featuring my San Francisco-inspired oil paintings!

Each scarf is printed on sheer silk chiffon using archival pigments and custom-hemmed in the San Francisco Bay Area....these lovely scarves are 100% locally made! Dimensions: 13" x 88". Hand wash cold. Available for $120 each [see  SHOP :: SPECIAL EDITIONS]

SFBC's 19th Annual Winterfest Art Auction

"The Avenues", 2014, pastel on paper, custom-matted & framed 12" x 18"

"The Avenues", 2014, pastel on paper, custom-matted & framed 12" x 18"

Sunday November 16, 2014, from 6pm - 10:30pm

City View at Metreon [top floor], 135 4th Street, San Francisco

2014 marks my tenth consecutive year donating to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Annual Winterfest Party. This year's piece, "The Avenues", is available at silent auction with an opening bid of $125....as well as many great bikes, accessories, gift certificates and artwork from 50+ local artists. This is a really fun party! Annual membership is included with admission. Please consider supporting this wonderful organization. See you there!

The Launch

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Welcome to my new website!

At long last, I'm thrilled to present my online PORTFOLIO and SHOP featuring a current inventory of all original oils, sculptures & special editions available for purchase, as well as a forum to post news and in-progress pics from my studio. Have a look around and please feel free to email with comments or suggestions. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.....just follow the icons in the upper right corner.

Thanks for your interest in my work.