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  • de Young

    de Young

    Happily I am announcing that I have 2 paintings (“On The Street” and “The Space Between Us”) in the upcoming Bay Area Open exhibit at the De Young Museum. YEA! Due to Covid-19 the dates have yet to be determined. #ThedeYoungOpen

  • New Exhibit

    New Exhibit

    I have an exhibit coming up December 2019 at EBMUD with fellow artist, Melani McKim. Come by when you get a chance. REAL AND IMAGINED An exhibit of drawings and paintings by Melani McKim and Bill Prochnow. EBMUD Oakland Administration Building, 2nd floor, 375 11th Street, Oakland. Opening reception Wednesday,  December 11, 2019. 12 noon-1:30pm. Open to…

  • Lots on my mind

    Lots on my mind

  • Art Route Oakland 2019

    Art Route Oakland 2019

    On May 4th, 10th and 11th I and my fellow artists at Faultline Artspace will be holding open studios and exhibiting new works during the first annual ART ROUTE OAKLAND.Faultline will be open both Saturdays (5/4 & 5/11) from noon-5pm. On Friday evening (5/10) Faultline will be open from 6-9pm with food, music & great art. Pick…

  • Gene Holtan

    Gene Holtan

    My friend and mentor, Gene Holtan, died on November 30, he was 86. When we would get together, our talks gravitated quickly to art. He may have rambled at times but always brought a unique and deep perception to the subject. His work, from the illustrations he was famous for (my god, could that man…

  • River


    I walk like a river, I meander I stumble on rocks and wobble in the wind

  • On Walls and In Streets

    On Walls and In Streets

    Quite by accident I ran across this clip from an unfamiliar book published in 1997 by the University of Illinois. This broadside is in the Oakland Museum of California’s collection. On the Walls and in the Streets: American Poetry Broadsides from the 1960s by James D. Sullivan  

  • First Thoughts

    First Thoughts

    In 2014 I decided to review my paintings & drawings from the last 45 years, including college classwork (yes, I still have some floating around). It almost seemed an unconscious act, as if some hormone or clock kicked in. So, with the intent of throwing work away, I went through everything piled up in the…