Please check out this years Verge Art Auction! A screen print from my recent series Biosphere is included. Help support an amazing organization and some very talented local artists!


OCTOBER 26, 2020 – NOVEMBER 21, 2020

Spotlighting emerging and established artists, the Verge Art Auction is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates Sacramento talents and California’s unique contemporary arts scene.

Past auctions have been lively, fast-paced events where artists and art lovers could mix and mingle with good drinks, good music, and good company. This year, with the safety of our friends and family in mind, we’re turning our auction into a virtual event you won’t want to miss!Support VergeView Auction Items

By supporting the Verge Art Auction, you are playing a key role in helping Verge shape the landscape of the Sacramento art scene. This year’s auction will be a testament to the vitality, community, and strength of our region. When you purchase, 10% of that sale will go toward the Black Artists Fund – an initiative spearheaded by Sacramento Black creatives to address inequity in arts funding. To top it off, when you purchase a piece by an AYP Residency alum, a portion of your sale will go back to our friends at the Ali Youssefi Project.

Find your way to support the 2020 Verge Art Auction, and help secure the future for Verge. Click the button below to find new and exciting avenues for getting on board!

We are so lucky to have one of the best, most nurturing community of supporters in town! Thank you for supporting the 2020 Verge Art Auction!

Ravel Rasmussen Properties | Denise & Donald Timmons

Councilmember Steve Hansen | Gwenna & Dan Howard | Ginny & Phil Cunningham | Gloria Naify

Darrene Hackler & Chris Hoene

Beers Books | Honey | Gail Counts Miller | Elizabeth Fry Moulds | Samantha & Ali Nadimi | The Glenn Sorensen Family

Here are some new screen prints titled ‘Biosphere 1-3″, multi-color screen prints on paper, 13″x19″ paper size, edition of 10 each


I am excited to announce that I have a large scale drawing (Subdivision 4) included in the SFAI alumni exhibition Echos: From There to Here. If you are in the North Bay Area of SF please stop by and check it out!


It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) faculty, Timothy Berry and Jeremy Morgan, present

ECHOES: From There to Here

Erin Dengerink, The Cave, 2018
Indigo on Yupo


Thursday, November 14 | 5pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Please join us on Thursday, November 14 for the opening of ECHOES: From There to Here, featuring select works by SFAI Alumni.
This exhibition is reflective of SFAI’s desire to recognize the wider community of artists who have and will work both within the physicality of this unique architectural environment and with its spirit of place. The artwork included inECHOES: From There to Here accentuates a breadth of vision and concerns, underscoring the significance of art in general and the importance of studio practice as indicative of a lifetime commitment to art and creativity. We are now witness to the artists work as gifts through action and manifestation, to the culture of society, and to the wider world. In so doing, we too are mindful of the profound importance of both creative thought and action.
Zeina Barakeh, Maria Theresa Barbist, Amy Bark, Jerry Ross Barrish, Barry Beach, Fred X Brownstein, Ruth Chase, Patricia Crowley, Beth Davilla Waldman, Maria Dawn, Erin Dengerink, Selvaggio Dordetti, Edward Drew, Kevin Dudley, Peter Foucault, Erlin Adones Geffrard, Dave Getz, Theresa Gooby, Josie Grant, Marc Daniel Hirsch, Paula Izydorek, Jeff Key, Daniel Konhauser, JJ L’Heureux, Rocky McCorkle, Lisa Mccutcheon, Flicka McGurrin, Dana Morrison, Flo Pizzarello, Hugh Pocock, Karen Redgreene, Erik Ritter, Michal Sagar, Irys Schenker, Jesse Eric Schmidt, Craig Schwanfelder, Merle Temkin, Linda Trunzo, Blu Voelker, Ingrid Wells, Aaron Wilder, Holly Wong, Antoinette Wysocki, and Rochelle Youk.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors, including the Harker Fund of The San Francisco Foundation, Institute of Museums and Library Services, Grants for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Work Fund, Koret Foundation, Pirkle Jones Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Fort Point Beer Company. Ongoing support is provided by the McBean Distinguished Lecture and Residency Fund, The Buck Fund, and the Visiting Artist Fund of the SFAI Endowment.

If you are in SF tomorrow night I invite you to please stop by Root Division and check out their annual art auction. I will have my drawing “Doomsday Machine #6” available to bid on. Come out and support a great organization!









Here is a link where you can view my collaborative performance with Bryan Hewitt as part of my solo show at Pro Arts.


A huge thanks to everyone who has stopped by and visited my solo show at Pro Arts and much gratitude to the artists who collaborated with me at both performances! Here is a review of the exhibition.


A Dialog With Chance 

East Bay Express Staff Pick

The exploration of accident, part of modern art since the Dadaists and Surrealists, is at the center of Peter Foucault’s multimedia show, A Dialog with Chance. Comprising screenprints; ink drawings on paper, wood, and aluminum (AluPoly); a performance-related sculpture and video; and performances, one with a drawing robot, the other with a costumed musician playing a homemade didgeridoo; the exhibition explores the idea of art practice as a collaboration between the artist, the audience, and various tools and materials. The drawings are made without human gestures, that shibboleth of Abstract Expressionism: the ink is blown while the substrates are tilted, causing the ink to flow into rivulets and tendrils that suggest geography, roadways, and, occasionally, the human nervous system; Foucault also makes unusual ‘brushes’ for striking the drawings, causing explosive spattering. 

— Dewitt Cheng

Super Symmetry 2, Peter Foucault, screen print, 13″x17″(framed)

For his solo show at Pro Arts, Peter Foucault will exhibit a new series of large-scale drawings on AluPoly and smaller works on paper. In addition, Foucault will set up an interactive robotic drawing installation at the opening reception. There will be a footprint on the floor with room for people to walk around it to interact. Chris Gomez, an experimental bass player, will collaborate with the robot to sketch out a 45-minute drawing composition. Afterwards, the public will have the opportunity to interact with the robot to create a second composition.

About the Artist

Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, performances, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.

Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and his work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Oakland Museum of California,Torrance Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.

In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions and performances that directly engage the public.

Public program 

Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 6 – 9 PM. Interactive robot drawing at 7 PM, which will react to a live bass guitar sound piece by Chris Gomez.

Saturday,  May 11, 12- 12:30 PM. Performance by Peter Foucault in collaboration with artist and musician Bryan Hewitt.

The artist and musician Bryan Hewitt will be creating a custom paper beast suit that has a large built-in didgeridoo and percussive elements. The artist Peter Foucault will be using his body and clothing elements to write out a message across a large canvas that will be placed on the floor…

Peter Foucault: A Dialog with Chance

Above: Fermenta #1, ink suspended in Belgium Beer, blown ink and collage, 11″x15″

Please stop by The Art of Beer Invitational and check out a really cool event and benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation. I will have some drawings available from my Fermenta and Monks Math series where I suspended ink in Belgium Beer to integrate into drawings.

Hope to see you there!


Join us for an extraordinary night on Friday, January 25, 2019 at McClellan Conference Center

VIP Session : 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
$80 – Includes Main Event Admission

Limited to only 400 public tickets. Sample specially-selected pours only available during the VIP session and get a chance to mingle with your favorite brewers before the main event opens. You’ll also have early access to small bites and first dibs on art in the Art of Beer Gallery and Brewers’ Art Silent Auction. We might even have a few special VIP surprises up our sleeves…

Main Event : 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$60 – General Admission

Enjoy unlimited 4 oz. pours and small bites, explore the brewers’ creative art spaces, discover the stories behind your favorite beers, and experience awesome art created by some of the region’s most talented artists.


Every year we partner with a nonprofit to help support the important work they’re doing in our community. For this year’s event, we’re excited to partner with Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, with a goal of raising enough funds to adopt a wish for a local Make-A-Wish® child.

Make-A-Wish® creates life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and is on a quest to bring every eligible local child’s wish to life. Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983 and has granted more than 7,350 wishes to children in our community. With the help of generous donors, community supporters, and dedicated volunteers, our local chapter is on track to grant more than 400 wishes this year.

For more information about Make-A-Wish®, visit necannv.wish.org.


Each participating brewery is generously donating a piece of art to be put up for silent auction. The art could be anything from original works to brewery memorabilia.

100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go to Make-A-Wish®.

This is your chance to be a part of your favorite brewery’s story by taking a piece of it home with you, while raising money for a great cause. In 2017, the Brewer’s Art Auction raised over $5,000.


If you are in SF this weekend please stop by Winterfest. A wonderful celebration for a great cause. I have one of my new screen prints up for bid in their art auction.



$15 – $40


View all the details: Winterfest Event Website

Don’t miss the SF Bicycle Coalition’s largest party of the year – Winterfest! Join more than a thousand of your bike-loving buddies for a full day of festivities. Winterfest is kid friendly – bring the whole family. Kids 12 and under are free.

At Winterfest, you can enjoy:

  • Art show: peruse walls of bike-themed one-of-a-kind artwork donated by local artists.
  • Bike auction: dozens of shiny new bikes will be displayed. Bid on your favorite and you could go home with a brand new ride.
  • Experience the Bay Bridge in VR: View the proposed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path in virtual reality! “Stand” on the proposed path and experience the Bay like never before! Project planners from Arup will be onsite to answer your questions.

    VR experience presented by Arup

  • Games: Classic games with a bike-y twist.
  • Graffiti wall: Let your inner artist shine and add your mark to the graffiti wall.
  • Wheel Talk Live! Your favorite biking advice column, Wheel Talk for Wheel People, live! With performances at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the auditorium.
  • Fix a Flat station: Learn how to fix a flat or, if you’re already a pro, compete for time and see how fast you can fix a flat. The fastest times will be posted on the scoreboard!
  • Temporary tattoos: You’re never too old to love a good temporary tattoo!
  • Design your own street: Using our interactive activity, add bike lanes, widen sidewalks or change the street however you best see fit. Chat with our on-staff community organizers about how we can bring these designs to life in San Francisco!
  • Food and beverage: Fort Point beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. You can purchase a bottomless beverage glass on the registration form when you purchase your event ticket. Buy online now for $15 (vs. $20 at the event) and enjoy unlimited beverages throughout the event plus a commemorative pint glass to take home.
  • Family bike parade to the event: Meet in the Panhandle (Fell St. and Baker St.) at 1:45pm and join a family group ride to the event. RSVP for the bike parade on the registration form when you purchase your ticket.
  • Family Zone: A special area just for kids and their parents. We’ll have kids bikes available and the Freedom from Training Wheels course set up from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm where kids can learn how to ride a bike. Plenty of games and activities will be available to occupy the little ones. Kids 12 and under get into the event for free.

View all the details: Winterfest Event Website

Hope all is well as Fall sets in. Please check out the Root Division Art Auction on Thursday October 25th. Lots of amazing artwork by local artists and help support an amazing organization! I will have a new work on paper available to bid on.

Top Row (L to R): Robert Minervini; Katherine Vetne; Amy Ellingson (Courtesy of Eli Ridgway Contemporary); Hadley Radt (Courtesy of ArtlyOwl) Bottom Row (L to R): Yulia Pinkusevich;  Manuel Neri (Courtesy of Hackett Mill and The Manuel Neri Trust, San Francisco, CA); Andrew Kleindolph


HOST & VIP: 6 PM | EVENT: 7-10 PM 

Join us at our annual benefit auction, which features an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 150 established and emerging Bay Area artists!


Check out our fantastic list of PARTICIPATING ARTISTS»

Buy your tickets before Monday, October 22nd for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS » 






Compass Vineyards







[http:]Cynthia Loukides & Paul Harrison
[http:]Lisa Danzig 

[http:]Adam J O’Donnell
[http:]Andrea Crow
[http:]Kristin Kaiser
[http:]Sarah Ratchye & Ed Frank

[http:]Adam Polakoff
[http:]Ancel Martinez
[http:]Carrie Ann Plank & Blake Simmons
[http:]Cynthia Kagay & David Hayes
[http:]Primo Opilla, Studio O+A
[http:]Sharon Tanenbaum & Matrisha Person

[http:]Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig
[http:]Lizanne & Ben Suter


Black & White Projects
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Eli Ridgway Contemporary
Hackett Mill
Hosfelt Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Johansson Projects
Magnolia Editions 
Mullowney Printing Company
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts
SLATE Contemporary
Spoke Art SF

Elaine Meyers / JP Morgan
Greg Morantz + Green Figueroa
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative 
The California Sunday
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Aldea Home and Baby
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Atlas Cafe 
Baker Lane Vineyards
Bi-Rite Family of Businesses   
Bread SRSLY 
Brick and Mortar
Cal Performances
CCSF Continuing Education at Fort Mason 
Clayroom Pottery Studio 
Cole Hardware 
Curran Theatre
Humboldt Distillery
Meg Hart Design 
SF Symphony
Sloat Garden Center
stARTup Art Fair 
Sweet Sydney’s 
The Crucible 
Viceroy Hotel Group
Wayfare Tavern

See a full list of our SPONSORS TO DATE »

Don’t forget your TICKETS » 


Couldn’t make it last year? Check out the photos from Art Auction 2017 to see what you missed! 



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Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in San Francisco that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Root Division’s mission is to empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The organization is a launching pad for artists, a stepping-stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become involved in the arts.

Root Division is supported in part by a plethora of individual donors and by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, San Francisco Arts Commission: Community Investments, National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for the Arts, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Kimball Foundation, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, The Morton Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Drusie Davis Family Fund, Adobe Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Art4Moore.