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April Flower Brooch in Honor of Earth Day

Every day through the month of April I am going to post a new Flower Brooch in honor of Earth Day. Constructed from post consumer recycled materials, each brooch is a combination of this springs fashion focus on flowers and prints.

April Flower Brooch Blue and Yellow constructed by Harriete Estel Berma from recycled tin cans in honor of Earth Day
Flower Brooch Blue and Yellow with Purple Center     © 2010
Post consumer recycled tin cans.
Artist: Harriete Estel Berman                   Photo Credit: Emiko Oye

Hey, I'm on TV working in the studio.

Eons of Exodus Seder plate by Harriete Estel Berman
Eons of Exodus    ©   2008
Recycled tin cans, Plexiglas, 10k. gold,
sterling silver and aluminum rivets.
Artist: Harriete Estel Berman
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen
Permanent Collection of the
                   Minneapolis Institute of Art

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, KQED (the local PBS station) is doing a repeat broadcast that includes my 3 minutes of TV fame on SPARK. This story is about the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the exhibit “New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table”. You can see me working on my seder plate in the studio and talking about the inspiration behind this work.

The episode will re-broadcast on KQED-TV 9 on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm and will ... re-repeat on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 11:30pm.

This episode can also be seen in the South Bay/San Jose area on KTEH-TV 54 and KQET-TV 25 (same airdates as KQED-TV 9).  Click here for listings on KTEH-TV 54

IF you don't live in the Bay ARea and still want to watch this segment online, a profile about The Contemporary Jewish Museum can be found on the Spark Web site. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH THE ARCHIVED VIDEO stream of the story:
Hope you get a chance to watch it! You need to have "Real Media" to play the online video. This is free to download.
Let me know what you think.

Updates from Boris Bally

Here is an UPDATE from Boris Bally.

BorisBally A previous series of posts about late or non-payment from galleries/stores included an account from Boris Bally  about his experiences. He would like to add this addendum from the "pen of Boris Bally":

Regarding IMEC

I was stunned today to discover a check (no note) in today's mail. I finally received payment from Luis at IMEC- in full! (there were no finance charges assessed, as i wasn't aware how long ago (since the 14 months-or so- that i sent the work) the pieces actually sold (due to poor communication.) This is why I continue to dislike consignment with disorganized galleries- ugh! If Luis had paid me, or even communicated with me when I wrote my first note, I never would have thought to come forward with my story. 

Regarding Robert Kaylor, R Grey Gallery in Boise, Idaho

Yes, they finally paid the amount due and later (actually) paid me yesterday (!!)... for the final interest balance.. that they questioned (!!) 

So we are all squared away after months (of no communication).  They didn't reply to tell me they were paying the balance off.. otherwise, I may not have used them as an example.  Again, a small communication would have helped them.  go figure!

It is a good lesson that a little communication goes a LONG way! Anyway, I want to thank you, Harriete, and Joan, for helping raise your voices in solidarity, and to give mine more range. In the end, who knows why I eventually got paid...? I am just really happy to end on a good finish and be DONE 'neatly.' THANKS a million!