May 9th thru June 9th, 2013
Join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, May 11th
Mark Eanes is a painter, printmaker, photographer, curator, and educator who has spent the last 20 years living and working in Benicia, California. Mark is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Eanes has shown his paintings throughout California as well as nationally and internationally. He has had solo exhibitions at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, the Patricia Sweetow and Michael Dunev Galleries in San Francisco, Fairfield Center for the Arts, Dominican College in San Rafael, the Mill Valley Arts Commission Gallery, and the Hanford Center for the Arts. Mark’s work has been included in shows at the Santa Clara Museum of Art, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art’s artist gallery, the Etra Gallery in Miami’s Biennale, the Ruth Bacofner Gallery in Los Angeles, and the San Paulo Biennale in Brazil, among others. His most recent commission work is a twenty-five foot mural installed at the new wing of Vallejo’s Kaiser Hospital. Eanes’ work may be found in numerous private and corporate collections.
In addition to being an associate professor tor the last twelve years at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Eanes has taught at San Francisco State University, Dominican College, College of San Mateo, the Academy of Art College, and Solano College. Mark was a drawing instructor for twelve years at the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), at CalArts in Los Angeles. CSSSA is one of America’s leading pre-college programs in the Arts. Eventually Eanes became Chair of the Visual Arts department at CSSSA for three years. Mark has also conducted numerous private workshops throughout California and Alaska.
Mr. Eanes has been and active member of the Benicia community. He is a former president of ArtsBenicia (a non-profit arts organizations) and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Mark has curated or co-curated eight exhibitions at ArtsBenicia including AB/25Collective Memories, a celebration of twenty five years of shows featuring over one hundred artists form the Bay Area and beyond. Other ArtsBenicia shows Mark has been involved curating include — the first CREAM exhibition, Text/Context, Zoolotry, The Color Purple, Manuel Neri’s Private Collection (A Private Need), and more recently – Drawing/The Probity of Art and Edges of Light/Explorations of the Photographic Process.