The Art Junket

A gathering of artists

Salon East 1.1 – Roots

Shauna Fitzmahan, Daniel Bjelis, Matt Hilliard, Kat Clark-Hilliard, James Michel, Maureen Fitzmahan, Molly, Lisa Sikorski, Erin Mahollitz, Franky Lee, and Snorri

The East Coast held its first Art Junket salon on February 2, 2019 in the countryside of the lower Hudson Valley of New York.  Participants of the salon were Shauna Fitzmahan, James Michel, Franky Lee, Daniel Bjelis, Lisa Sikorski, Erin Mahollitz, Kathryn Clark-Hilliard, and Maureen Fitzmahan.

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Salon West 5.1 – Roots


Manya Nelson, Annelise Dohrer, Doug Dohrer, Katie Fitzmahan Strange, Ana Perches, Brian Nelson, Yun Suh

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Theme 5.2 Morning Poem

mbfitzmahan. Tuscany. 2008

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet died at 83 in January 2019. The poet published a collection of poems called A Thousand Mornings, Poems in 2012.

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Why beauty?

Yellow plumes from a male lesser bird-of-paradise.
Credit: Kenji Aoki for The New York Times

Beauty Makes Scientists Rethink Evolution

“Darwin did not think it was necessary to link aesthetics and survival. Animals, he believed, could appreciate beauty for its own sake.”

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Theme 5.1 – Roots

envelope-layer1.pngDrum roll, please.    Open the envelope. . . . . .The new theme for the first salon of the next Session is……


The first salon will be on January 26th.

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Exhibit 4 – 4th Annual Exhibition

4th Annual Art Junket Exhibit: Friday, November 2, 2018

416 26th Street, Oakland, CA

(photos by Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange)


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