April Featured Artist: Dee Andreini
Show title: "Dreamscapes”
Show dates: May 1- 28
Reception Date: Saturday, May 6th 5-8 pm
For me as an artist I have always been inspired by the beauty that surrounds me, especially here in our beautiful Sonoma County. It is an ever present love to express myself on canvas. I call this present show "Dreamscapes" as the sensitive nature of my work and the 'dreamy’ quality is a way of bringing the natural beauty that is all around us closer to the heart. I paint in oil and acrylics, most recently in oils, and use a painterly style that of late has been loser, using a lot of soft edges. My paintings are quite colorful and I often use intense colors. Over the years I have found that I am truly a mood painter, losing myself in the piece when I start to paint, then finding it hard to stop.
I began painting in high school when I was 15 years old, and hold a BA degree in Fine Arts. For me, a painting is not finished unless it has the capacity to stir feelings in the viewer. I hope for a personal connection between the painting and the individual, that they will relate as strongly as I to the subject and the feelings that took place when it was created.
February 26 to April 2
by Tony Minnino
Reception March 4, 2017 2-6pm.
My eyes are the lenses on the camera of my mind. Thousands of shots are captured each day as my eyes encounter the ever changing set around me in the movie of my life. Shot, after shot, after shot, the camera rolls until that one special shot catches my attention. Eclectic represents the eclectic mix of shots that comprise this body of new work.
Open House Sunday Feb 19th 2017 11-6
Art from the Heart .
Sunday February 19th 11-6.
Join us for homemade sweet treats and fancy drinks.
Meet 7 of our artists during the day : Debbie Harding, Jan Thomas, Dan Scannell, Cynthia Jackson-Hein. Rachel Laufer and Dee Andreini,Carolyn Wilson
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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