Oil on canvas with archival ink

30″ x 30″

Signature: on the back

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Gloria Matuszewski has lived in the California Bay Area since she was a young child, first in San Francisco and then primarily in Marin County, and later in the East Bay. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California in Berkeley, and a teaching credential from SF State University, and also did work in Graduate Studies at the JFK University in Arts and Consciousness.

Matuszewski has taught art and tai chi for several years, primarily in the Adults With Disabilities program for the Oakland Unified School District and for the past several years, in her Novato community.

Her artwork has been featured previously with the Art in Embassies Program in Saudi Arabia and in Myanmar, formerly Burma. She has exhibited in many national shows and throughout the state of California for over 30 years. Her work is in several collections including Kaiser Hospital, Marin General Hospital, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, William F. Black Collection, and the Tempe Public Library in Arizona.

Currently, she exhibits with the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Terra Firma Gallery in Berkeley and Sonoma, She is also an active member and exhibiting artist with the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. The text in the painting is from an African prayer, that Gloria wrote over and over again.

“Let us take care of the Elders for they have come a long way. Let us take care of the Children for they have a long way to go. Let us take care of those In Between for it is they who do the work.” Woven into the text are random drawings over the oil paint and the image of spiraling seeds in flowers. The text has faded over the past year or so. Gloria see it as an organic process, the seeds having been planted in the hearts and minds of the viewers perhaps.

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