Curious about encaustic art? Live demo 1-3 pm Saturday June 3 2017
Melted beeswax has been used in art making for many centuries. Watch Rachel Laufer, our resident encaustic artist, get into her creatitive groove with a soundtrack of great jazz playing gently in the background. Wanna try your hand? Have questions? Great. All welcome!
Daniele Todaro's art isn't miss a beat either. Her energetic colorful jazz inspired artwork is livening up the walls in the gallery right now, too. See some of her instrument inspired art here
If you are a jazz fan, check out the 2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival program of events ....It's happenin now! June 2-11 . www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/festivals-2/2017-festival/
Reception: Sunday June 4, 2-5pm
Dan is having fun exploring a new medium - encaustic hot wax paintings. His botanical images are painted in oils and appear to float above sketches and found papers which are sealed under a layer of clear wax.
This is a series of a dozen small botanical themed paintings, 11" x 14". Hang them solo, or they would look great clustered in a group , as they are in matching frames .
Reception: June 4 2017 2-5pm
Influenced by strong shapes and contrast, Jan's recent paintings reflect a particular awareness of abstraction in the landscape. "I am increasingly interested in design and placement of shapes and quality of color to communicate a visual story of time and space", she says. "Working on artist grade sanded papers allows me to build up many layers of pastel to create luminous color and rich texture."
This current show includes small paintings, 8"x 10" or smaller, as well as larger works. The small paintings are wonderful additions to brighten a narrow wall or accent a table top when placed in a small easel. They travel well in a suitcase and are affordable for beginner collectors, and as gifts.