The Art Junket

A gathering of artists



The Art Junket hosts three different kinds of events:
1) Bi-Monthly Themed Salons – artists informally exhibit finished works (members only)
2) Bi-Monthly Night Outs – everyone is welcome to join us as we play, adventure, and create in our community
3) Annual Exhibitions – a pop-up gallery showcasing all the works made by members for The Art Junket

Salon 4.2: Self Portrait

May 20, 2018


by Maureen Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan and Katie Fitzmahan Strange.

The Junketeers rose to the challenge of the theme, “self portrait”.

The Artists and their Artwork


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Self Portrait – Year 4


by Maureen Fitzmahan

I believe that every piece of art is a ‘self-portrait.’  In my best work, I say a lot about myself.  I can’t help myself.  I tell you what makes me laugh. Or cry.  I hide somewhere in that image a mote of aggravation.  I let you know how inadequate I feel.  I scatter metaphysical musings.  Sometimes I purposely share who I am. Many times Maureen is hidden somewhere in my photo.  Sometimes my secrets seep out subconsciously.  My colleagues and family sometimes see ‘me’ in my work, and I am indebted to them when they tell me who they see.

It is humbling.  An artist needs to be vulnerable.  And very courageous.

In the next salon, we challenge you to intentionally create a self-portrait.

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Salon 4:1 – Synesthesia


The Artists.jpg
Manya Nelson, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Brian Nelson, Katie Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Ana Perches, Tao Graham, Tony Jones, Maureen Fitzmahan, Yun Suh

by Maureen B. Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan and Katie Strange.

The 4th year of THE ART JUNKET began with the Salon on March 3, 2018. The Salon was held in Berkeley, California at Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange’s home.

The Salon was attended by Maureen Fitzmahan, Ana Perches, Brian Nelson, Manya Nelson, Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Tony Jones, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Yun Suh, and Tao Graham.

This month’s theme was “Synesthesia.”

The Art



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Synesthesia – what is that!


mbfitzmahan. 2017. Pittsburg, CA

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3rd Annual Exhibit

photo by Brian Nelson.  January 5, 2018

The Art Junket artists were featured in Oakland’s Murmur, the East Bay’s premier Friday art walk.  350 visitors came to view our art.  Congratulations.

Erin and Augie
Setting up the art

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3rd Art Exhibition

The Art Junket at Oakland’s Art Murmur

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