While an international product manager at Apple, I was seated next to Steve Jobs at his 27th birthday party at the Chantilly restaurant in the SF Bay Area. We shared an interest in ergonomic design. I know he would have been thrilled at this innovative combination of technology and fine art.
I have painted on my iPad during live jazz performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, at the Jazz Center and Yoshi’s in San Francisco, at the Arcata Playhouse, Center Arts at Humboldt State University, Morris Graves Art Museum, and in clubs in Los Angeles and Portland. I have a series of iPad jazz art from three recent Jazz Cruises.
What do I like about using the iPad for painting?
The obvious advantage is the portability. Such a powerful computer in such a sleek small package! And how great to not have any mess, fumes or clean up to deal with.
Compared to traditional digital art the magical touch screen makes it such am intuitive platform.
The apps are inexpensive. Most of them cost less than $10. The fine art apps are multiplying and becoming highly versatile and professional.
The easy online connectivity is a new dimension in art. When you have a finished piece of iPad work you can email it, post it to your favorite social media site and to your blog, directly from your iPad.
And of course you can exhibit your fine iPad art on screens, as well as print them on canvas, metal or paper.
Claire Iris Schencke
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
VIKA Congregation Hall, Vika Lucias, Vika, Dalarna, Sweden 2007
Persimmon’s Garden Gallery, Redway, California 2006
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Butterfly painting workshop & exhibit, Redding, California 2005
Point Reyes National Seashore, The Butterfly Collection, Red Barn, West Marin, California 2005
Humboldt’s Finest, Nordic Landscapes, Eureka, California 2005
Plaza Design, McKinleyville, California 2003
Plaza Design, Arcata, California 2005
Garden Gate, Arcata, California 2004 & 2005 & 2009
North Coast Open Studios, Bayside, California 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
Piante Gallery, The Glacier Art Project, Eureka, California 2011
PLAZA, Arcata, California 2016
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Westhaven Center for the Arts, Contemporary Monotypes, Trinidad, California 2010
Morris Graves Museum for the Arts, Annex Gallery, Lucia paintings, Eureka, California 2008
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, California 2007
The Broome Street Gallery, Brushes with Italy, Soho, New York 2007
HSU’s First Street Gallery, Holiday Invitational, Eureka, California 2006, 2009
Morris Graves Museum for the Arts, Seven, Eureka, California 2003
Nancy Head’s Studio, Community Reflected, Fortuna, California 2006
The Schwab Center, iPad art, Stanford University, California 2011
The Grove, iPad art, New Haven, Connecticut, 2012
Humboldt Arts Council and Redwood’s Arts Association, Eureka, California juried shows
Set design for Massage & Peaceful Pregnancy, Super Massage, The New Sensual Massage,
and Sensual Massage Made Simple, book and video, by Gordon Inkeles, published by Arcata Arts.
Art director, and coauthor for Ergonomic Living, by Schencke & Inkeles published by Simon & Schuster
Performance posters for Arcata-McKinleyville high school orchestra 1999 - 2005.
Sensual Massage Made Simple, video, Runner up Best Art Direction - Feature
Action on Film International Film Festival, Pasadena, California, 2010
Take Back The Night contest, poster, 2nd place, College of the Redwoods, California 2008
FORMAL ART STUDIES
Studio Art, Konstfack Art School, Stockholm, Sweden
Minor in Art History, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum Management, Graphic Arts, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Fine art studies with Carl Riise, Gränna, Sweden, Robert Benson, Cindy Hooper, Alan Sanborn,
Lien Truong, Patricia Sennott, Wayne Knight, California, Christine Debrosky, Venice, Italy.
Stockholm University, MA & Stanford University, MBA
Former arts’ committee chair, Southern Humboldt Economic Development Corporation, Former board member of Humboldt Arts Council, former member of Arcata Artisans, member of HSU’s First Street Gallery, Humboldt Arts Council, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Redwood’s Arts Association, 7 Plus artists collective, Patricia Sennott's Monotype Collective, International Association of Mobile Digital Artists: iAMDA, Arcata Playhouse, Redwood Jazz Alliance, SF Jazz Center,