First Weekend of Artist Sargam Griffin’s Open Studio A Success: FINAL WEEKEND TO VISIT! Oct 19 and 20 10-4pm

Visitors in front of Artist Sargam Griffin's Studio
Visitors in front of Artist Sargam Griffin's Studio
First Weekend of Artist Sargam Griffin’s Open Studio A Success: More than 200 visitors enjoyed a visit to Sargam’s Art Studio
Final Weekend-Oct 19 and 20 10-4pm

This past weekend, in the lovely wine country of Sonoma County, more than 200 people visited the Dry Creek Studios of well-known artist Sargam Griffin. Spurred on by the annual ARTrails event, art aficionados, families, art collectors, couples, sightseers - with maps in hand - all descended on Griffin's art studio.

Sargam warmly greeted all her guests and made them feel comfortable in the often nether world
of art-making. After offering refreshments, Sargam cheerfully explained her works in detail. Her
conversation fascinated all. On exhibit were her famous ArtDoors, many intricate abstract works
plus two unfinished paintings which have been commissioned as part of the new Sutter Heath
Medical Center in Sonoma.

Describing this first weekend of her Open Studio, Sargam said "I am always surprised about people's heartfelt comments. During the painting process I just connect, from a quite no thought state. Having people respond so whole heatedly to the work simply moves me! This was my first open studio event and not the last."

Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th, will be the final two days to see Sargam's art during the ARTrails event. Soon Sargam will be leaving to go to South Africa where she will be working on an important commission at a villa.

Please join Sargam Griffin this weekend October 19th and 20th, from 10am to 4pm, when you will be able to meet the artist, view her art, and enjoy the feeling of fall in the air of Sonoma! The Arts Council of Sonoma County has invited the public to Sargam’s Dry Creek Studio as part of its ARTrails Open Studios 2013. All of the artist’s work is on display including the commissioned Sutter paintings, 30 additional paintings and 5 large ArtDoors. Whether you prefer a private showing or would like to stop by during ARTrails, Sargam would look forward to your visit. Refreshments will be available.

More about ARTrails Open Studios 2013

Sargam Griffin’s Dry Creek Studio
15586 Pozzan Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Refreshments available
Abstract Paintings, ArtDoors, New Figurative Works and The Boat
Sutter Hospital: see the commissioned paintings in progress

About the artist-
Sargam Griffin, artist, was born in Bückeburg, Germany.Traveling extensively with her family greatly influenced Sargam’s early impressions of the world. Those memorable trips included visits to the North Sea, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Great Pyramids of Giza. In 1977, she traveled alone to Africa, then spent time living in Italy, Switzerland and India. These experiences formed indelible images that are an integral part of her work, from variations in color, to the depth of the layers and patina used on the surfaces. In 1982 Griffin moved to San Francisco, California where she studied at the Day Studio. This led to twenty-five years of designing and painting custom finishes for large commercial projects and for private estates in California and Hawaii. A visit to Rome in 2006 shifted everything for the artist after which Sargam began creating large abstract paintings on canvas and museum quality panels that possess a quality of dynamic illumination. Her work has garnered national attention and has been added to many international private collections and is in demand by noted museums and collectors. Current representations include galleries in New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin. Sargam paints in her studio set among vineyards in Northern California. Recently she hosted four Open Studios as part of ARTrails 2013 and had more than 200 visitors during two October weekends.
In addition to working toward the completion of the commission for Sutter Medical Center, Griffin is preparing to exhibit new figurative works in San Francisco, as well as readying for a stay in South Africa where she will be creating a commissioned piece for a privately owned villa.
For more information and the complete artist bio, statement and CV, visit the artist's website.
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