Friday, July 9, 2010
Heatherfields is a special boutique with a focus on art, in the quaint village of Saratoga. Owner Patrice Davis is an interior designer and provided a lovely salon setting to showcase the works of these three artists.
Make sure you stop by for a visit, as the show will be up for another month!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Please join us! We have 11 artists at 275B Linden Street in Redwood City for Silicon Valley Open Studios this Saturday and Sunday, May 8th-9th from 11:00am-5:00pm, with an extended evening opening on Saturday from 7:00-9:00pm, when a trolley will be running from our studio to galleries in Redwood City.
On display will be paintings, monotypes, collages, glass, sculpture, jewelry and fabric design.
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275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California. Across from the Target Shopping Center on El Camino Real.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The lovely gardens at Filoli
Joyce Savre was in a show at Filoli in Woodside, California, called Patterns and Abstractions of Nature, A Fine Art Mixed Media Exhibit. Her piece was a triptych titled "Shadow Lines, Ocean Space". This lovely exhibit featured original fine art drawings, paintings, photographs and other two-dimensional art that illuminate the amazing structures of nature in creative ways. The subjects ranged from something living, such as the veins of leaves, to something not living, such as ripples on sand dunes, to a combination, such as the patterns of reeds and the ripples on a pond. The exhibit ran from February 9 - April 11, 2010.
Along with 6 other artists, Joyce Savre was in a March watercolor show at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.
What's 'Summer' Without a Walleye, Jasper John?
This piece above is Joyce Savre's entry from last year's exhibit. We are happy to announce that Joyce has been invited once again to the 51st Midwestern Invitational Exhibit of Fine Art at the Roarke Art Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota. This year's theme will be "Birthright and Legacy" and is being held June 18 - September 5, 2010.
Joyce's piece, "The Fallen Bird", was one of 70 works out of 600, selected for the prestigious Statewide Drawing and Print Competition, juried by Roberta Loach. This exhibit was held at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, and ran from December 12, 2009 - March 14, 2010.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The artwork was enjoyed and appreciated by many of our members and visitors.
Kersti Lannus Delgado, MSW
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"Peninsula Volunteers....Promoting Vitality for a lifetime."
This exhibit showcases a variety of artist visions, styles, processes, and materials. Housed in a large space, are eleven individual art studios, each inhabited by an artist manifesting their own creativity. We present here the Paintings of Jeff Brown, the Monotype prints of Kalani Engles, a Painted Mural piece by Lisa Kindley, a Mixed Media sculpture by Marianne Lettieri. Book Arts by Barbara Mortkowitz, a Multi-layered Painting by Bonny Novesky, Collage Painting Compositions by Joyce Savre, and Encaustic and Collage pieces by Lia Schnipper.
- Jeff Brown is a painter working with bold, colorful imagery.
- Kalani Engles makes Monotype Prints, and is a Painter.
- Lisa Kindley is a Muralist, and the owner of Butterfly Studios.
- Marianne Lettieri is a Mixed Media Artist. (And purveyer of fancy goods!)
- Barbara Mortkowitz is a maker of Art Books.
- Bonny Novesky creates amazing layered pieces inspired by her travels to far flung places.
- Joyce Savre Is a Collage Artist incorporating Drawing and Painting in her Artwork.
- Lia Schnipper works with Encaustic and does Collage Compositions.
Monday, March 15, 2010
A woman who has collected my art for years recently got divorced from her second husband. Among the sources of incompatibility in their marriage was the fact that he didn’t like my art (or any art for that matter). Whenever she hung a piece of mine, he would complain about it for a while and then take it down. His job, however, required him to be out of town for extended periods. Whenever he was gone, she would hang my art again in the same place it was before. When he returned, he would again take it down. This went on for a couple of years until this and other conflicts convinced her to leave him.
It was not an amicable parting, but they were able to agree on a property settlement – with one exception. He insisted on keeping a large oil painting of mine, Searsville, that she had acquired while they were married. He claimed it had been purchased with community funds, and that the room where it (occasionally) hung would not be the same without it. No amount of argument would change his mind, and she eventually relinquished the painting. Did he experience an epiphany and suddenly fall in love with my work, or was this just his final shot in the war of the walls? Take a look at Searsville (48” x 60”) and decide for yourself.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
One of the biggest obstacles an artist faces in selling a painting is getting both partners in a marriage to agree to buy it. The husband loves it, but the wife thinks it’s too big, too bright, or too scary. For eight years a man in North Carolina who loves my work could not get his wife to put it in their house. Then one day her best friend from New York is visiting and says she knows about my work and loves it. Suddenly, the wife sees everything differently and now has two of my large paintings hanging in her living room (including Lockwood Folly 1). Did she really not like my work, was she trying to stand up to her husband, or did she just need reassurance that she was doing the right thing. Who knows?