Fall 2016 Open Studios at Arc Studios


Cartography, 2010-2016. Mixed media, 96 x 360+ in.

ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios provides the public with an opportunity to see artists in their workspaces. Art lovers are invited to meet the artists and build their art collections. Join us in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood to view a multitude of artists in their workspaces, all within walking distance.

Arc Studios

Location: 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Preview Reception:  Friday, October 21st, 6-9PM

Open Studios:  October 22nd & 23rd, 11AM to 6PM

Arc Studio Artists

Kathy Fujii-Oka, Dianne Hoffman, Peter Howells, Soad Kader, Bonnie Levinson, Sasha Merritt, Priscilla Otani, William Salit, Debra Cook Shapiro, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarantino, Samanta Tello, and Stephen C. Wagner

Guest Artists

Carrington Arredondo, Johnny Botts, Jeanne Hauser, Mike Kimball, Barbara Kleinhans, John Kraft, Erin Malone, Alan Mazzetti, Michele de la Menardiere, Sean O’Donnell, Ken Sloan, and Tanya Wilkinson

​”Identity” Arc Studio Artists Group Exhibition

howells-identityI moved into a new studio this year and the resident artists have a group show in the spring. I’ll be showing some recent work in the gallery space on the first floor and large installation piece in my studio workspace on the second floor. You can visit me in my studio during the reception on Friday, March 25 from 7-10 pm and on Saturday, March 26, 12-3 pm.


Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
March 22 – April 30, 2016

Opening Reception

Friday, March 25th, 7-10PM

Arc Studio Artists

Kathy Fujii-Oka, Dianne Hoffman, Peter Howells, Soad Kader, Bonnie Levinson, Sasha Merritt, Priscilla Otani, William Salit, Debra Cook Shapiro, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarantino, Samanta Tello & Stephen C. Wagner, with Matthew Frederick

Arc artist studios will be open during the Opening Reception for an opportunity to see artists in their workspaces – Art lovers are invited to meet the artists and build their art collections.

Full details at arc-sf.com

New Work @ Blomster Studio: Photos

From July 1 July 4, 2012, I showed recent work at Blomster Studios in Guerneville. The gallery was open on weekend afternoons and by appointment. Here are pictures from the show and some of the work.

The large piece, title Oak, was created specifically for the space. I painted the 8 x 16 foot painting over the course of four weeks. I’ve returned to the them of the Oak tree, and especially the branching of California’s valley oaks, several times in the past and have been interested in capturing the branching patterns in real scale.

New Work @ Studio Blomster

I showed new work at Studio Blomster in Guerneville during the month of  June, 2012

Opening Reception

Friday, June 1, 2012
14045D Armstrong Woods in Guerneville


The gallery is open on weekend afternoons and will be open on July 4 and by appointment. Contact me for more info at 415.235.4821.

Cut. Fold. Interrupt. Repeat. @ Linksoul

CUT.FOLD.INTERRUPT. REPEAT. from linksoul on Vimeo.

From the Linksoul.com press release

Linksoul Lab is pleased to present CUT FOLD INTERRUPT REPEAT, a two-person show featuring new work from Peter Howells and Angela Rose Voulgarelis. The show runs from September 25 -October 23, [2010]…

Here’s the bit about me.

PETER HOWELLS’ “Rearranged World” serves as an analogy to the destructive and creative processes of both nature and humanity. Using obsolete objects and found imagery, Howells carefully and systematically rearrange[d] their parts by inverting the grid, creating unexpected and engaging forms. The “ground” for each piece is a discarded letterpress typeset tray found at a junk shop. Inserted within each niche are strips of out-dated maps. A discourse on how we all process the world around us, Howells inter[wove] simple geometric patterns that disguise additional  layers of order and information.

And about Angela’s work.

Paying homage to a series of texts, ANGELA ROSE VOULGARELIS translates Marianne Williamson’s poem Our Deepest Fear as read by Nelson Mandela at his 1994 Presidential inauguration, poetry by Ingrid de Kok, John Donne, and writings by Agnes Martin. These texts are meticulously beaded into strands of quartz, jade and coral using morse code. The artist describes the making as a form of meditation. Similar to prayer beads, repetition and pattern allow for the translation of text to occur automatically, and with minimal amount of conscious effort, which in turn allows greater attention to be focused to the meaning of the texts themselves…

Water Project @ Thoreau Gallery

© 2008 Catherine Haley Epstein

The “Water Project” visually explores one of our most precious resources and one of the most overwhelming forces of nature. Inspired by water’s depth, colors, energy, mystery and physical properties, the artists have created work using a range of media from film and photographs to wood, canvas and paper.

Curated by Catherine Haley Epstein

Opening reception: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Exhibition date: June 19 through August 8, 2008

Thoreau Center for Sustainability
The Presidio of San Francisco
1014 Torney Avenue at Lincoln Boulevard (directions)

Participating Artists

  • Veronica DeJesus
  • Seth Dickerman
  • Rebecca Haseltine
  • Peter Howells
  • Kimberlee Koym
  • Caroline Lovell
  • David Long
  • Aondrea Maynard
  • Daniel McCormick
  • Carrie Minikel & Josh Levine
  • Elizabeth Pepin
  • Jeff Petersen
  • James Sansing
  • Margaret Silverman
  • Tessa Sutton
  • Marcia Teusink
  • Jennifer Starkweather