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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Hang Out With Me and My Mom In Denver on Friday 11/1

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My mom (Cecelia Feld) is having an opening in Denver on Friday 11/1 at Artwork Network Gallery from 5pm – 9pm. I’m heading down to Denver at the end of the day on Friday and will be there from 5pm – 7pm before I head out for dinner (a good son has to eat, right?)

I love my mom’s art and if you’ve ever been in my office you’ve seen some of it around. If you aren’t familiar with it, a piece from the show is below or go check out her website at Studio 7310.

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Artwork Network Gallery is located at 878 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 (303-388-7420). I hope to see you Friday night!

Cecelia Feld – Artist

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My mom (Cecelia Feld) just put up a new website (Studio 7310) showcasing her art. In addition to being a really beautiful new site, she’s also started blogging at Art Everyday and tweeting at @ceceliafeld. I’m awesomely proud of my mom for embracing the web and social media – gigantic smiles from the son.

Rather than talk about it, I’ll let a few pictures tell the story. If you are into art, know my mom, or are just curious, venture over to Studio 7310 and take a look. And, if you fall in love with something, don’t be bashful – even though she’s modest about it, she loves it when people buy or exhibit her art (ok – that’s the son doing his shameless promotion thing.)

Amy and I have a bunch of my mom’s art. If you’ve been in my office or to my house, you’ve seen some of it. She works in a bunch of different mediums – the one above is a collage, the one below is a solar plate print.

Following are some of my favorite paintings that my mom has ever done. They are huge (think 20′ x 20′) and bring any wall to life.

I’ll end with a great Texas Hill Country photograph. Don’t forget to subscribe to Cecelia’s (she’ll probably be ok with you calling her “Brad’s mom” – at the minimum that will bring a smile to her face) blog and twitter feed now that I’ve managed to convert her to a blogger in addition to being an artist.

Cecelia Feld’s Art Pick of the Month for November 2010

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My mom (Cecelia Feld) has had a huge positive impact on my life in many ways.  I like to think that I’ve also had a huge positive impact on her life, although I’m sure there have been times that she wanted to hide in a closet from me and scream at the top of her lungs.

Cecelia is an amazing artist who has worked at her craft her entire adult life.  As kids, my brother Daniel and I understood that between 9am and 5pm “mom was working in her studio” and was not to be bothered.  Among other things, I learned the notion of focused, passionate discipline from her, but I also figured out how to keep myself entertained until she was done working for the day.

One thing that I’ve pestered her endlessly about is being a more shameless salesperson for her art.  So, it’s with much pride that I see her now doing her “art pick of the month” where she’s selling one of her pieces for 30% off and promoting it through her email list.  I can’t get her to do a blog, so instead I’ll promote it here.

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This piece is called (#984) Kimono Series #6 and is a collagraph monotype sized 22×30”. Cecelia did this in 2002 which makes me think of the chaos that was in my head as I continued to unwind the mess that was my world from the collapse of the Internet bubble. It lists for $950 so with the 30% November 2010 discount it’s only $665.

If you are an art lover and this piece appeals to you or you want to be added to Cecelia’s email list, send her an email.  I’d love to be able to tell my mom “see – my blog is worthwhile – I sold a piece of your art through it.”

Cecelia Feld Exhibiting at Splash on 7/7/10 at the St. Julien

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If you are a fan of my mom’s art (Cecelia Feld), she’s part of an exhibit at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder called Splash.  The opening is this Wednesday July 7th from 6pm to 8pm.  I won’t be there as Amy and I are hiding in Homer, Alaska for the month, but my mom is coming down from Keystone and I know she’d love to see my friends if you are around.  It’s a real exhibit opening, so there will be food and wine for anyone that shows up!

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Cecelia Feld in Texoma Living Magazine’s Art Issue

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There’s a huge profile of my mom (Cecelia Feld) in this month’s Texoma Living Magazine.  She’s one of the five highlighted artists for their third annual art issue.

If you’ve ever been in my office or in my house, you’ve seen a lot of my mom’s art.  As a kid, I was completely surrounded by art.  In addition to my mom being an artist, both of my folks have an incredible nose for collecting and have built an amazing collection.  Whenever we travelled, a big part of our trips were visits to art museums and galleries.  As an eight year old, this often got really tedious and boring, but it sunk in and today one of my favorite things to do is stroll quietly thought a museum or gallery.

One of the things I’ve always loved about my mother’s art was how she used colors.  She’s got a great line in her interview that reflects this – “I have a sense of how color works with color.”  I’ve never really thought hard about this, but I love colorful stuff and would always rather be surrounded by colors than by black and white.  I guess I’ll start attributing this to my mom!

If you are interested in art and want to see more of her work, take a look at her online gallery at Studio 7310.

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