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Hi All,

Cheers to an energetic spring!  I recently completed a big move to a new studio. I'm excited to expand and share the space! 

You are cordially invited to a group exhibit opening in April at Root Division and an exhibition co-curated with Denise Susanne Townsend opening in May at the new Peralta Studio. 

Save the dates: April 9th, 7-10 PM, 2016 and May 5th, 7-10PM, 2016.

Sending wishes of prosperity and renewal this season.   

Many blessings, 


Root Division - The Alchemist 
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Reception: 7-10pm 

Opening in April is a group show curated by Amy Cancelmo at Root Division in San Francisco. Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. The exhibit will be a part of the annual fundraiser, TASTE. Two works from the Diffusion series and two works from the Permutation series will be on view.  

2nd Sat Reception: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Apr 6, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016
Gallery Hours (or by appointment): 
Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Presented in conjunction with Root Division’s annual culinary event, TASTE, this exhibition looks at the artist - as well as the cook, baker, and mixologist - as wizards in their craft. Conjuring up colorful experiments and irresistible concoctions, this show aims to illuminate the magical transformations that occur in the studio and in the kitchen.

Exhibition Artists: 

Alexis Arnold
Liz Hickok
Michelle Mansour
Klea McKenna
Samuel Metcalf
Lisa Mishima
Yvonne Mouser
Centa Schumacher*
Rachelle Reichert
Sawyer Rose
Leah Rosenberg
Tobias Tovera
Katherine Vetne*

*Root Division Studio Artist


1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 


Studio Exhibition - Symbiosis


Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Reception: 7-10pm | Performance: 8pm

Symbiosis is a co-curated exhibit celebrating the first year of The Ark Project, an artist-run studio and exhibition artist residency program with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art in all forms that engage discovery, transformation, and innovation. The program mission is to promote intercultural dialogue and artist mobility.

Open call applications are now being accepted for 2017.
Visit: for more information.  

The Ark Project's first resident is Denise Susanne Townsend who is a local artist who just moved here from Boulder, Colorado. I met Denise during our graduate studies at SFAI; she is a phenomenal painter and performance artist who explores the transformative nature of her materials. 
New work from Tobias Tovera and Denise Susanne Townsend will be on exhibit in addition to a collaborative project and performance.      

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 
Reception: 7-10pm
Performance: 8pm  

Experience Symbiosis :: An immersive exhibit exploring mutualism and sentience in which the natural world provides life. Movement and energy are trajectories using materials that transform and evolve. 

Enjoy an evening of fine art at the new studio hosting The Ark Project located at Peralta Studios, a converted manufacturing plant rebuilt as creative live/work studio lofts. 

The exhibition will feature a no-host bar to raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program.

*This studio event is open to the public and admission is free

*Live music by SenaRam and the Sonshine Band!

                                            The Ark Project

                                2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117,  Oakland, CA 94607        

Denise Susanne Townsend
Contact,  40x62 inches, milk quark, hydrated lime, gesso, charcoal pencil, mineral and ash on canvas, 2012

Tobias Tovera
Undulance,  48x48 inches, Pigment on panel, 2014


Diffusion of Pigment 2016 Catalog 

New work from the Diffusion of Pigment series is now published.
 E-mail me direct to receive the new 2016 catalog:

*Visit the new YouTube channel*  

Coming soon!  We are currently shooting a film for a new series of work with Stebs Schinnerer at Paper Fortress Films and a film documenting Symbiosis with Alan Sanchez! 

Tobias Tovera on YouTube

On site at the Newark tidelands: shooting the new film


Diffusion of Pigment Archival C-Print Catalog   
The Diffusion of Pigment catalog is available in archival C-Prints on paper and canvas! 
To receive a catalog of available prints e-mail me direct at   

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