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November Exhibit in San Francisco, Speaking, and Exhibit Tip


Upcoming Exhibit

I am honored that photographs from Treasured Lands will be on display during November at the California State Building in San Francisco. The State Building is located on Civic Center Plaza, next to the San Francisco City Hall, and is the seat of several state institutions, including the Supreme Court of California. The exhibit is open to everyone, but please leave your weapons at home 🙂 since like many government buildings there is a security check at the entrance. I hope to see you at the reception.

Hiram W. Johnson State Building
455 Golden Gate Ave,
Great Hall (Lobby)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dates: November 01, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017
9 AM-5 PM (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)

Reception and Press Conference: November 1, 2017, 3:30 PM -4:30 PM

I am very grateful to the honorable chairwoman Fiona Ma for sponsoring the exhibit and to Herby Lam for organizing it.


Except for NANPA, I didn’t plan any presentations, but I kept getting invitations and ended up delivering quite a few of them. I really enjoyed inspiring attendees through a direct connection. Instead of making occasional announcements in this blog, now have a dedicated Speaking Page where upcoming events are listed. I hope that at some point you’ll find one near you live. If not, please feel free to contact me if you’d like to organize one!

Palo Alto Art Center, photo by Xavier Cohen

Exhibit Tip

Almost all my exhibits have been in galleries and museums, but other places have walls not designed to support prints, like the marble walls in the California State Building. The traditional solution is to use easels – like at the Palo Alto Art Center above. However, there is an alternative method with the following advantages:
  • easier to break down and store,
  • look more contemporary than easels (which are associated with paintings),
  • display prints straight vertical, whereas with easels they are at an angle,
  • display prints on both sides if in middle of room.
The idea is from my wife Lanchi, and I haven’t seen it used by anybody else. Here are wide installation views from the California State Building.

Closer views:

What is the hardware? Garment racks! They are inexpensive. By reader’s request, here is the back:


  1. Francesco says:


    that’s a very interesting idea thanks for sharing


  2. Fred says:

    That is a great idea!
    How, if I may ask, are you attaching the framed photograph to the garment rack? Would it be possible to see a photo of the backside?
    Thank you for sharing this.

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