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Bakers Dozen 2012

Quicksilver Presents the Work
of 13 Bay Area Artists

January 20—February 26, 2012

The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents Bakers Dozen 2012, the gallery’s annual exhibition featuring the work of 13 northern California artists. This year’s show opens on January 20th and will continue through February 26th.

Broadly themed around the creative use of surface and texture, Bakers Dozen 2012 features a broad range of work in a wide range of media.

Tiffany Schmierer, "Borders"
Tiffany Schmierer, "Borders,"
Ceramic, 17" X 13" X 5", 2011

Encaustic wax wall pieces by Sandi Miot; Michele Collier’s free-form paper-clay figurative sculpture; and bold palette knife paintings by Carol Andrews.

Carol Andrews, "Gold"
Carol Andrews, "Gold,"
Mixed media on canvas, 48" X 70", 2011

Paintings by Leta Davis, Joseph Mele, and William O’Keeffe, three artists who mix organic and inorganic materials into pigment, gluing, layering and scratching back through those layers.

Joseph Mele, "Destiny"
Joseph Mele, "Destiny,"
Mixed media, 4" X 4", 2011

Martin Webb’s polished concrete paintings, richly stained and incorporating found materials; and Christie Stewart’s assemblage panels made from antique radio vacuum tubes are included in the show.

Martin Webb, "East of East St. Louis"
Martin Webb, "East of East St. Louis,"
Mixed media, 48" X 48", 2006
Christie Stewart, "Broadcast America"
Christie Stewart, "Broadcast America,"
Vintage tubes, toy tracks, cooling racks,
24" X 48", 2010

Also on exhibit are Tiffany Schmierer’s sculptural ceramics; Fred Vedder’s abstract wall pieces made from plant fiber and organic materials; and Susan Field’s complex and intricate fiber art.

Fred Vedder, Untitled
Fred Vedder, Untitled,
Corn husks, 10" X 10", 2010

Rounding out this year’s Bakers Dozen exhibition are Ellen Blakeley’s fine glass mosaic sculptures, and painter Don Bishop’s reclaimed, repainted and inlayed surfboards.





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An Artist Reception for Bakers Dozen 2012 will be held on Saturday, January 21st from 4—6pm.


  • Carol Andrews
  • Don Bishop
  • Ellen Blakeley
  • Michele Collier
  • Leta Davis
  • Susan Field
  • Joseph Mele
  • Sandi Miot
  • William O’Keeffe
  • Tiffany Schmierer
  • Christie Stewart
  • Fred Vedder
  • Martin Webb


Sandi Miot, "Nightfall"
Sandi Miot, "Nightfall,"
Encaustic, 12" X 12" X 3", 2009


Michele Collier, "White Bird"
Michele Collier, "White Bird,"
Ceramic, 17" X 13" X 14", 2011


Leta Davis, Untitled (detail)
Leta Davis, Untitled (detail),
Mixed media, clay


William O'Keeffe, "Terra Firma"
William O'Keeffe, "Terra Firma,"
Mixed media on canvas/panel, 2011



Susan Field, "Lily" (detail)
Susan Field, "Lily" (detail),
Fabric & mixed media,
18" X 16" X 6", 2011


Ellen Blakeley, "Ganster Lean Angle"
Ellen Blakeley, "Ganster Lean Angle,"
Tempered glass, wood, metal,
14" X 13" X 6", 2010


Gallery Shot 2


Gallery Shot 3
Joseph Mele and Tiffany Schmierer
courtesy of Gallery Susan Alexander