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.
FEBRUARY EXHIBIT: CLOSE TO THE HEART
EXHIBIT DATES: February 1 – February 28, 2021
Sonoma County artists, Linda Baretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Karen Miller, Tosya Shore, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Carolyn Wilson present “Close to the Heart,” a new perspective on this Valentine season – things that are uniquely special to each individual artist. Shore’s “Walk this Way” is a watercolor showing a tender moment in an older couple’s day – a scene that would touch anyone’s heart. Miller’s contribution is “Cat in a Quandary,” a pastel painting of her quirky cat in her favorite room where all her best creativity lives. Barretta brings us “Schoolhouse Beach,” an oil painting of a favorite local scene along the Sonoma Coast, painted with blooms beneath her feet. Her piece glows with sundrenched color and the vibrant beauty of the red wildflowers. Wilson’s choice, “Yosemite Valley Winter,” is a mixed media piece that takes us to this magical place in the peace and tranquility of a snowy winter scene. Bird’s “Seeing Reds” is an acrylic painting that highlights traditional tokens of love – flowers and sweets – in delicious shades of red. After the past crazy, dark year, the warm feelings expressed through this exhibit open the door to a beautiful spring and hope for better times. “Because each artist’s choice is special, they resonate with the viewer,” noted Wilson.
New Artist: The Gallery is pleased to announce a new member artist, Sally Cataldo. A water media artist, her expressive abstract paintings are a reflection of observations of her environment. Working in acrylic, watercolor, gouache, her paintings are forceful designs of sophisticated color combinations, dynamic shapes and unique use of line. Whether purely abstract or a subjective interpretation, they catch the viewer’s eye and don’t let go. Internationally renowned, Cataldo is a published, award winning artist who has exhibited widely and participated in Sonoma County Art Trails for a number of years. Sallycataldoart.com
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features a members’ show along the same theme, ”Close to the Heart.” The exhibit highlights a variety of takes on this theme in watercolor, acrylic and oil. In addition to the artists named above, Willow Laland, Donna Schaffer, Gail Morgan, Ron Sumner, Victoria Kochergin, and Laura Roney are showing their work in this exhibit.
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