Monday, July 11, 2011

Century of Landscapes

California Historical Society, est. 1871 & California Art Club, est. 1909 present A Century of Landscapes: Selections from the California Art Club. July 14 - October 15, 2011.
Join Jim Promessi at the Reception with the Artists: July 14, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 
 Exhibiting Promessi Landscape: Egret at Twilight, oil 26" x 36"
 The California Historical Society is located at 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

EFPN partners with Identity Theft Council

Elder Financial Protection Network: BE WISE Community Education Events - Training for Financial Professionals

The always-innovative people of EFPN are busy presenting and teaching  how we can protect our elders, and be aware of potential harm to them. Jenefer Duane, Founder & CEO of the Elder Financial Protection Network travels across the nation sharing her expertise on the subject of protecting our elders from financial abuse. EFPN is an award-winning nonprofit organization that offers community education events and training for financial professionals.
Founded in 2000 and based in San Francisco, California, EFPN partners with financial institutions and financial professionals throughout the United States to halt and prevent elder financial abuse. They also work directly with elders to empower them to avoid financial exploitation.  EFPN has a new partnership with the San Francisco Identity Theft Council which will be launched October 27th at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bilingual English / Spanish website

Dr. Peter Ernest Haiman of Berkeley, California is a child rearing expert who saw the need to bring his materials to the Spanish speaking community. He enlisted the help of our mighty team: Jude Berman, Project Manager and Editor/Author,  Anitra Grisales,  Academic Editing & Translation, and me Tatiana Promessi, his webmaster. We launched the Spanish side of his site with several articles translated and available in web and .pdf format, and are continuing to translate and post new articles frequently. Dr. Haiman is now considering other languages to make his site available in more languages.

Click the images below to see each home page:


This was a very interesting project which made me aware how helpful it is to have multilingual websites. Culturally translating specific pages that are useful to varied language groups can make important information more available and truly help our clients serve their communities.

Our team works well together and is available for more projects like this.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Salon International 2009

Coyote Creek & Cottonwoods, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. view enlarged.
This landscape painting is currently on display in San Antonio, Texas at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art. They are hosting the Salon International 2009, a juried exhibition of oil paintings, as part of A Project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters.
The Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art is one of the most respected galleries in the United States and has been in existence for 25 years. In August 2005, the gallery relocated to a new 12,000 sq. ft. space, three times larger than the original location. While the gallery can easily accommodate 500 paintings, approximately 350 paintings were juried into this exhibition.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, El Retiro San Igñigo

Mid 2008, then Marketing Director Evangelina Preciado and I redesigned and launched the JRC website, built with XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets giving special attention to optimizing the site for search engines. 

I've had the pleasure of being the webmaster for The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for about two years now and enjoy being part of the marketing team. 

Some key site goals we continue to focus on include showcasing the beautiful retreat center, offering information, schedules and online registration for the retreats,  and helping people support the center's mission through online donations or estate planning.

I've been working with Fr. Tom Carroll, S.J.,  Executive Director to produce HTML E-Newsletters, and may show one in my blog in future posts. Coding for email programs has provided no end of surprises! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cottonwood Trees in Nevada Sunshine

Cottonwoods in Nevada, oil on canvas 24" x 30"
This Nevada landscape captures the cottonwood trees which turn to brilliant yellow at the first onset of cold. The mountain desert is spotted with color in the Fall at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada Range in the Carson Valley. We'll be up there for the holidays and I hope to find more inspirational views. This trip will likely produce snowscapes!
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