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Sherwood Gallery Presents “Rejoined” a presentation of new work by visual artist Kathleen Posada Weber
June 8th, 2017 by Eddie Scher

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2017

Eddie Scher, Sherwood Gallery,, 415.815.7027
Henry Pontarelli, Sherwood Gallery,, 805.595.1345

Sherwood Gallery Presents “Rejoined” a presentation of new work by visual artist Kathleen Posada Weber

[San Francisco, CA] Sherwood Gallery announces a new show with works by San Francisco-based artist Kathleen Posada Weber. “Rejoined” considers the concept of modern perfection seeking and image. The significance of flaws, both perceived and actual, inspire the aesthetic language of the pieces presented. Precious materials and color are employed to contemplate these perceptions and reflect on a reframed perspective; while three of the most historically important blues, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue and Lapis Lazuli dominate the body of work and set the mood of the exhibit.

Kathleen Posada Weber, who studied fine art at the Slade in London, cites her childhood experience in Los Angeles, the influence of the surreal culture of Hollywood and the surrounding suburban expanse, in promoting creativity while hindering her sense of reality.

“It was a time and place of paradoxes, and the joy of illusion was a completely normal state of mind, and some might even say a compulsory part of growing up in La La Land,” says Weber. “I began painting in my mid-twenties, paralleling my fashion career and as my professional creativity evolved, so did my desire to realize my personal and pure artistic expression unhindered by commercial or conventional applications.”

In addition to the main gallery, Sherwood Gallery is also presenting “Clouds,” pieces by artist Lauren Mendez, focusing on the atmospheric quality in the air and sky, resulting in a minimal ‘scape where the mood or emotion is conveyed through a loose painting application. The dramatic subject matter of sky, clouds and weather contain a rich quality of feeling and memory.

Sherwood Gallery, 58 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, presents a hybrid between the experimental and professional landscape, where visual artists are given the opportunity to explore an interdisciplinary practice that contributes to the cultural discourse of the Bay Area community. Through the facilitation of lectures, screenings, panel discussions, and relational events, Sherwood’s program creates an active exchange of ideas reflecting on the global scope of contemporary art. The Sherwood Gallery is open by appointment.

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Sherwood Supports Water Reuse in California
May 1st, 2017 by Eddie Scher

Today Sherwood Engineers delivered our letter in support of SB740, important state legislation that will help promote water reuse in California.

April 26, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener
State Capitol, Room 4066
Sacramento, CA 95814

RE:  SUPPORT SB 740 – Onsite Non-Potable Water System Guidelines

Dear Senator Wiener:

Thank you for introducing SB 740 and for your commitment to expanding water reuse in California.

The benefits of reusing stormwater and greywater for landscape irrigation, flushing toilets, and other non-potable uses is unquestionable in the face of drought and a disrupted climate. For 15 years Sherwood Design Engineers has designed and implemented onsite water infrastructure systems that capture, treat, and reuse stormwater, offsetting demand on drinking water supplies, reducing the burden on water infrastructure, and reducing energy demand from water conveyance and treatment. Well-designed water reuse systems are proven safe and effective. This important bill will help communities across the state take advantage of water reuse systems to reduce water demand and improve climate resilience.

SB 740 will direct the State Water Resources Control Board to develop a comprehensive risk-based framework to assist local communities in developing oversight and management programs for onsite non-potable water systems in multi-family residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings.  The framework would establish treatment system performance standards that are protective of public health and establish guidance for monitoring, permitting and reporting of onsite non-potable water systems in communities across California. The practices set forth in the framework are optional and would be adopted at the discretion of local communities.

For these reasons, Sherwood Design Engineers supports SB 740 and your efforts to promote water reuse in California. Thank you for your attention to this critical issue.


Bry Sarté
Founder and Partner

Happy New Year From Sherwood Design Engineers
January 11th, 2017 by Wendy

From all of us at SHERWOOD DESIGN ENGINEERS Happy New Year!

In 2016 Sherwood worked on university campuses, parks and open spaces, government buildings, homes, and the central plaza in the largest private real estate development in U.S. history. All together we were site civil engineer on more than 60 projects across the Americas, Caribbean, and Middle East. What connects our diverse project portfolio is Sherwood’s ideas-to-implementation engineering approach.

For Sherwood, the New Year means a renewed commitment to connecting with our partners and our values to deliver world class design and engineering:

IMG_7401smWe connect the vision. We put the aesthetic and architectural vision for the project first, we apply innovation and sound engineering to make big ideas possible. 

We connect the people. Our focus on solution-oriented collaboration has a proven track record delivering plans from concept to successful implementation.

We connect the value. Our design integration approach co-optimizes systems in high performance landscapes that save money, reduce water and energy use, that get approved and get built.

WE ARE CIVIL ENGINEERS. We are a full service site civil engineering practice specializing in sustainable infrastructure engineering.


In 2017 Sherwood will push forward more innovative projects from concept to implementation:

Hudson_Yards_HY_161127_GabDuqueSMIn New York, at the center of the Hudson Yards, construction continues on a four and a half acre plaza suspended on a concrete platform above a railyard. Sherwood devised a net-zero water landscape system engineered with a curbless water collection to achieve Nelson Byrd Woltz’s vision for a spiraling park design. The result: this massive Related development with buildings designed by KPF will not contribute to the city’s overburdened stormwater system. In fact, it will help alleviate future sewer overflows and flooding.

For the City of San Francisco, the Moscone Convention Center expansion designed by SOM is under construction by Webcor, in part thanks to Sherwood’s innovative stormwater infrastructure design. Our solution – the use of trench drains instead of conventional drains – will improve underground connectivity of the North and South exhibition space. Close collaboration between Sherwood and city officials ensured our innovative approach was approved for the first time by San Francisco authorities.


Do you have any projects we can help you with? We would love to hear from you, if you can take a moment to reply to this email with your latest developments it would be great to connect. We wish you a healthy and happy New Year!