Category Archives: printmaking

See our Artwork at Comerica Bank

Art_Exhibit_ComericaThrough the months of December and January, come to Comerica Bank in San Leandro to see the wall hung paper sculptures by one of our letterpress printers, Bill Denham, the San Francisco photographs by another of our printers, Bettina Pauly, and mixed media prints by owner Kim Vanderheiden.

The paper in Bill Denham’s sculptures is from the scraps of our Painted Tongue Studios projects. Bill can tell you which project from which each set of papers originated.

Bettina Pauly’s photographs depict scenes around the Golden Gate Bridge, and compliment Kim Vanderheidens prints, which include the Bay Bridge, the cranes at the Port of Oakland, and other urban landscape.

If you get a chance to stop by, let us know what you thought of our work!


Fine Art for a Great Cause

December 11, 12 and 13 at the Anna Edwards Gallery in San Leandro, fine art and holiday gifts created by the artists at Painted Tongue will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Artful Steps Program at the Stepping Stone Growth Center.

The stated mission of Stepping Stones is “to enhance the independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities who might otherwise be alienated from the mainstream of society.”  Learn more about the program at

Painting by LeeAnn Jacobs, handmade box by Mitsuko Baum

Painting by LeeAnn Jacobs, handmade box by Mitsuko Baum

Anna Edwards Gallery
237 East 14th Street, San Leandro, Ca 94577
(510) 632-1134  –

December 11, 12 and 13, 11am to 6pm

Join us Friday, December 11 from 6pm to 8pm for the opening reception, and Saturday, December 12 at 6pm as we raffle off artwork donated by the artists. It’s a great opportunity to purchase affordable fine art and gifts while helping out a truly worthy cause.

Artists galore!

There are a lot of artists working here at Painted Tongue.  Here are a few of their current projects.

K2 Print by Bill Denham

Meeting Doodles by Ben Chan

Linoleum Cut Animals by Jenny Seiler

Cardboard Piece by Kim Vanderheiden

Bunny Boxes by Bettina Pauly

Red Box by Bettina Pauly

Christmas books by Mitsuko Baum

Peace Book by Mitsuko Baum

Paper cut on black paper by Tory Van Wey

Robot linoleum cut in progress by LeeAnn Jacobs

Robot linoleum cut in progress by LeeAnn Jacobs

Holiday Greetings With Love From You!

Warm Holiday Wishes Card Poinsettia with Sleeping Cat

Warm Holiday Wishes Card with Poinsettia and Sleeping Cat. Painted Tongue is offering our Holiday note cards with a personalized custom greeting starting at $150.00 for 25 cards. Email Kim at!

My mother sends holiday cards every year to everyone in her Rolodex. She sits at her kitchen counter and dutifully writes each card to all the people we know. Mom never writes more than a few lines, but…

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Come and See Us on Saturday!


Concerning the Forest: The Work of Sandy Walker

Sandy Walker is an artist from our own West Oakland neighborhood. He is showing a newly assembled exhibition at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco. Sandy is currently a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Studio School. His work includes large-scale paintings and drawings, as well as woodcuts. In fact, two woodcuts in the Meridian show were among those editioned in this studio by Rebecca Fenton, Bettina Pauly, Anna Edwards, Bill Denham, and Kim Vanderheiden.

Follow the “Keep Reading” link to see paintings and drawings from the show, and examples of the woodcuts by editioned at Painted Tongue Studios.

Stephen Walker Print

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Roadworks: Printing With a Steamroller

Come and visit us this Saturday,  September 19th from 12-5pm at the Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Street Fair. (Located on Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th Streets)

This event is just terrific! It’s physical. It’s noisy. It’s a fun celebration where new prints are born! Bring your four year old who loves watching machines. Bring your crafty seven year old to make art of her own at the kids tables. Shop for unique, artistic gifts (some made by yours truly!) at the vendor tables. Meet the artists. Hang with the printers. Enjoy a day outside! Continue reading