2nd Friday Art Walk

5 - 8 pm

2018: 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

AWD Artist Members Workshop

Manage Your Artwork Photos

Saturday, January 27, 11am–1pm

Learn digital file management for your artwork photos. Great photography is essential for representing your art. Correctly formatted digital images will carry your art beyond your studio and into greater realms of possibility and appreciation. This workshop will teach the skills for basic digital image file management including re-sizing, color accuracy, sharpness, metadata creation, file naming, and preparation for online use on social media, websites, and digital submissions.

This is a hands-on working class. Bring your laptop with a selection of digital image files. We will start with Mac laptops using Apple’s Photos app and/or Adobe Photoshop. Then we will focus on navigating online submissions of your art, featuring AWD’s exhibit entry partner (CaFÉ). 

You’ve poured your creativity and talent into your art. Now let’s create technically competent digital photos to represent your work in its best light and get them organized and ready to go when opportunity calls.

Workshop FREE for AWD members, $25 for non-members


Journeys of Renewal

Solo Art Exhibit

February 9 - March 3, 2018

Opening Reception

Friday, February 9,  5-8 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk

Contemplative Photography

& Labyrinth Installation

AWD Underground Gallery

Artist Talk & Workshop

Saturday, February 24

10 am - 12 pm  $25

For Immediate Release:

Professional photographer Cindy Pavlinac has dedicated herself to exploring sites of ancient wisdom and community. She works intuitively using the camera as her tool to communicate the beauty, mystery, and power of place. Labyrinths largely influence her work, both in the metaphor they represent and in the grace of their simple geometry. Journeys of Renewal: Contemplative Photography will include images of local and historic labyrinths as well as other places of great presence, and the gallery floor will be transformed into a walk-able labyrinth installation.


The exhibit opens February 9, 2018 and continues through March 3, 2018 in the Underground Gallery of Art Works Downtown. The opening reception will be held on February 9, 2018, 5 to 8 p.m. during the February 2nd Friday Art Walk Valentines Celebration. Art Works Downtown is located at 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


“Labyrinths have woven a meandering path through the human psyche for thousands of years,” Cindy says, “and are often at the heart of the quest for self-knowledge, awakening, personal integration, community building, and transcendence. These single pathway designs engage the body while freeing the mind. They symbolize the journey of life and the physical turnings of the path alternate right and left to shake loose what no longer serves. The center point invites pause in a state of balance. The return journey offers new perspectives, insights, and hope.”


In addition to her images of labyrinths, Journeys of Renewal: Contemplative Photography will feature other pictures of sacred spaces that invite reflection and provide viewers moments of quietude. It will also include a selection of Cindy’s newest body of work:  colorful, abstracted photos of water and nature printed on metal.


To complement the exhibit, AWD will offer an artist talk and slideshow with Cindy on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to Noon. The presentation will be followed by an interactive workshop. Registration is through Art Works Downtown (Phone: 415-451-8119). The fee is: $25 per registrant, or sign up for you and a friend for just $20 each!


Cindy Pavlinac is a fine art photographer, multimedia presenter, and exhibiting artist. Her images have won numerous awards and appeared in publications such as Time Magazine’s Pictures of the Year, 2002. She presents internationally at venues like Oxford, is an Art History instructor at Dominican University, and offers individual photography mentoring. A gift book, “Marin Labyrinths, Circling Home, Photography & Prose by Cindy Pavlinac” will be published to accompany the exhibit.

© 2018 Cindy Pavlinac, All Rights Reserved