I’m very excited to announce that our project “A Drive To Create” has been selected to receive a CAC “Artists Activating Communities” grant! 

This mobile art making project will be traveling to locations around Walnut Creek starting in January 2017! Info on the grant is below…

Walnut Creek, CA– The California Arts Council, a state agency, announced it plans to award $13,500 to Civic Arts Education to help fund “A Drive to Create” as part of its new Artists Activating Communities program.

“A Drive to Create”, is a collaboration between Bay Area artist and curator Peter Foucault, the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education (CAE) Program and selected CAE instructors. “A Drive to Create” features a custom art-making trailer towed behind a vintage 1967 Austin Healey Sprite. This set-up will serve as a visual draw to engage residents when it arrives at sites in Walnut Creek that are identified as being underserved in the arts due to a far proximity from arts facilities or are lower income locations that might not have existing art programming. The goal of this project is to directly interact with residents who often have little access to the arts and provide quality art-making activities that can inspire them to work collaboratively. These carefully designed activities and interactions will act as a catalyst to get participants thinking about the importance of art in their community.

A new pilot grant program, Artists Activating Communities supports sustained artistic residencies in community settings, demonstrating the arts to be a central component of civic life, and artists to be vital in shaping society.  Artists Activating Communities projects are artist-driven, engage community members as active participants, and activate participants to develop and express their own creativity.

This is the first time the Artists Activating Communities program has been offered. Walnut Creeks Civic Arts Education program is one of only forty-seven grantees for this highly-competitive program, which received applications from eighty-five organizations statewide.

“California Arts Council grants support a wide range of projects that are crafted by each community to reflect their values and needs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “It is thrilling to see what artists can accomplish when working collaboratively with their communities. An increased state investment in the arts allows us to further spark powerful growth and prosperity in our communities, such as the outstanding work that will result from the deep arts engagement provided by Civic Arts Education and Peter Foucault’s Artists Activating Communities project.”

To view a complete listing of all Artists Activating Communities grantees, visit http://arts.ca.gov/programs/files/CAC-AAC-2015-16Grantees.pdf.

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The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.




Isotope #15, 46″x43″, drawing on wood panel, 2016

Art Market is almost here! Please stop by the Room Art Gallery booth # 625 and check out a selection of my new drawings on custom wood panels.

Art Market is Coming

Room Art Gallery invites you to visit Art Market San Francisco. Come to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion and look for #Booth 625 to see brilliant works by John TorreySuzanne LongSusan StoverGreg SlickPeter Foucault and more!
The V.I.P. tickets are on us!


If you are in NYC next week I invite you to please stop by the Art on Paper Art Fair at Pier 36. I will have a selection of new drawings available through K. Imperial Fine Art in booth 506. The Art Fair runs from March 3 – 6th.



Art on Paper

Art on Paper

Art on Paper will be open all weekend at downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 featuring 75 galleries from around the world presenting special exhibitions of paper-based art. The fair’s second edition launched Thursday evening to a night of record attendance, and the buzz has continued as more discover the unique, highly focused exhibitions of incredible quality that have quickly shaped Art on Paper into a The New York Times“Where to go Now” destination.

“Art on Paper presents works that push the medium’s boundaries on all sides, depicting the many different ways paper can be transformed and utilized to create art.” BLOUINARTINO

Art on Paper

Don’t miss the great food and cocktails ​prepared just for Art on Paper by Brooklyn’s​ famous​ Fort Defiance​​Fletcher’s Brooklyn BarbecueIce & ViceStand CoffeeCoCo & Co.Big Mozz, and​ ​Ovenly. ​These specialty treats, including some of the best oysters in town, will be available all weekend at Art on Paper’s mezzanine cafe. ​

Please join me this Friday for a panel discussion on art and technology at the Monterey Museum. I will be in conversation with Amy Ellingson and Cathy Kimball.

Technology and Art

February 5, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MMA Pacific Street

amy eFree for MMA Members, $10 for non-members

Technology in art is as old as art itself. Michelangelo used mathematics to create the ceiling frescos in the Sistine Chapel. Johannes Vermeer used mirrors and light reflection to create his photo-realistic interior scenes. During this panel discussion, regional artists who use more contemporary technology in their work, or address its ubiquity in society, will discuss their work with Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

One of our panel participants will be San Francisco painter Amy Ellingson, who uses digital rendering to create geometric patterns, which she then paints with oils and encaustics. Ellingson’s work is represented in the Monterey Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Her public commission, Untitled (Large Variation), is an 1100 square foot ceramic mosaic mural. It is a permanent installation, on view at the San Francisco International Airport.

Also joining the panel is Peter Foucault. Foucault creates works on paper, videos, 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. 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. His work has been shown at the Getty Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, and the Torrance Museum of Art.


Image: Amy Ellingson, Identical/Variation (Erratic Pink and White), 2008, Oil and encaustic on panel. Gift of Barbara and William Hyland, 2013.017.



Here is a link to an article that features some of my new works on paper!




Very excited to announce that high end digital prints of three of my drawings are now available through Restoration Harware’s brand new RH Modern line. Please stop by the showroom or check them out online in the Restoration Hardware 2015 Sourcebook on pages 34, 212, 214 and 307.




Please stop by Root Division on Thursday October 22nd and help support their annual fundraising auction!

A wonderful event at their brand new space featuring the work of some amazing Bay Area artists. I will have a new drawing on wooden panel included. Hope to see you there.

Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm 
Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2015 to October 22, 2015

Root Division presents a chance to see what all the Auction fuss is about. Come see the art we’ll be auctioning off at the event on October 22nd, including work by over 125 established and emerging local artists. The Buy Now Preview & Artists’ Reception is free to attend and almost as fun as the ticketed event. And in case you’d rather not have to bid against your best friend for your favorite piece of art, everything will be available for purchase during the Preview at 110% of the retail price.

To find out more about the Art Auction happening on Thursday, October 22 or to purchase tickets, visit ART AUCTION 2015.