And of course our local members are invited to our meeting to hear Burt Kallander speak about Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers.
Burt left art school to work as a silk-screen artist for a sign company in 1981. In 1985 he was hired by Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers to mix colors and print. Bruce Bradbury introduced Burt to the 18th century design principles and assigned him to manage the Art Department. There he created such patterns as "Algernon" and "Penelope Border", as well as adapting patterns, hand-cutting separations and developing new color schemes for Bradbury's collection. Burt's responsibilities also involved reproduction work for specific restoration projects. Leaving Bradbury's in 1990, he then returned for almost three years working for Mt. Diablo Handprints. The relatively small size of these companies enabled Burt to develop proficiency in many capacities. He struck out on his own in 1998 but continues to work closely with Bradbury & Bradbury on special projects.