Let Them Eat Cake Art Show

Last Friday was our art show collaboration. There was a ton of people there (thanks for coming!) and everyone ate lots of cake. The show is now for sale online right here. A ton of people helped so I wanted to say thanks to my friend Jared who whipped together a wooden sandwich board at the last minute for us. And also to Liz and Michelle for making yummy homemade cakes. Anh Minh who helped me write some of the phrases and to Aubrey who helped hang the show and made the awesome tape cake on the sidewalk.

For the show we strung party streamers all over the paintings and threw confetti all along the edges of the room for a festive feel. We also wrote a loaded little phrase for each and put it below the painting , like:

“She was taking the train to New York with three bags, her French Bulldog and a large yellow cake.”

“After dessert they went onto the roof and watched the stars.”

It was fun, everyone walked around the room looking at paintings, eating cake, and reading the little sayings. To see the paintings and read some of the little sentences go here.

Cake Show Tonight

If you are in the Bay Area tonight stop by and see our art show tonight. It’s going to be so fun. We’ll be eating lots of cake.

September 3, 2010
766 Valencia St
San Francisco


Cake Painting Process

We are crazy busy around here putting the finishing touches on paintings and naming and framing them to get ready for the Let Them Eat Cake show this Friday. I thought it might be interesting to see the process so I grabbed these pictures from my phone.

Notes on the photos: When Paul paints after 10pm I like him to paint in the kitchen so he doesn’t have to walk home super late at night from our studio in the Mission. The second picture shows most everything blocked out but he needs to finish the background (I grabbed fresh herbs from our backyard for this painting.) For reference I choose different backdrops and cakestands and cake proportions to use for Paul to paint from. (Isn’t that vintage rose fabric amazing?) The final picture shows a cake finished and framed in the floater frame.

Don’t miss the show this Friday at 766 Valencia in San Francisco from 6pm-8pm. We’ll be serving cake! More details right here.

For those that asked all the paintings are 5×7 and are priced at $325 each. They will be for sale online on Monday, September 6th.

Let Them Eat Cake Art Show

I’m happy to announce our art show and collaboration (explained here) where I art direct and Paul paints. The show will be in two weeks at our studio in San Francisco and we will be serving cake. The pieces left unsold will be available online the following Monday for purchase. Details below!

Show + Reception
September 3, 2010 from 6pm-8pm
Cake will be served!

766 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Online Sale September 6th

Nie Nie Auction: Blank Canvas Painting

Paul Ferney is donating one 18″ x 24″ blank canvas. Paul will paint a custom oil painting of the winning bidder’s choice. Want a portrait done*? A picture of your house? A landscape of your part of the country? The sky is the limit. (*The only limitation is if you choose to have a portrait painting, it can only be of one individual.) Every last penny from this auction will go directly to the Nie Nie Recovery Fund. This prize is valued at $2200.

Paul Ferney is an oil painter based in San Francisco. He received a BFA degree from Utah State University where he studied under Glen Edwards. Paul is a part of the Belcher Art Studio community, where he keeps a studio. In 2005 Paul became involved in the Plein Air painting community and has participated in the Sonoma Plein Air Festival. Paul paints Utah landscapes and has recently been inspired by the beautiful local wine country and the vibrant cityscapes of San Francisco. Here is Paul’s website and here is his blog.

How to Bid
: Leave a comment in the comment section below with your bid amount. Bid increments must be no less than $1.00. Auction will close Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 10pm Pacific Standard Time. The winner will submit payment to the Stephanie Nielson Fund Paypal Account and send the receipt to me to receive their prize.