Diane Ainsworth, Darrell Anderson,
Peter Batchelder, Martha Brouwer,
Mary Carlton, Cheri Christensen, Raenell Doyle,
Stuart Dunkel,Brian Fisher, Kathe Fraga,
Matt Freeman-Gleason/Alan Vogel,
ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Richard Hall, Max Hayslette,
Don Hazeltine, Pam Ingalls, E.L.Jorgensen, Faye Judson,
Peter Juvonen, Mike Kowalski, Louise Lamontagne, Susan Levan, Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Stephen MacFarlane, Lisa McShane,
Mark Norrander, Wendy Orville, Neal Philpott, Marty Rogers,
Robert Schlegel, Eileen F. Sorg,
David Turner, Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis,
Jen Violette, Jane Wallis, Randena Walsh, Lael Weyenberg
American Art Colllector December Issue 2011 previews Small Works Holiday Exhibition at Roby King Gallery, "Seasonal Treasures" .
"Art is a gift. It is at once timeless and timely, individual and universal,classical and contemporary. Giving the gift of art means the recipients who live with the art are
open to its rewards everyday. …providing a continual sense of beauty, inspiration and a sense of peacefulness.
Small paintings are like gems. Some artists say that it is more difficult to create a smaller painting than a larger one… A small landscape still has to show depth,
a figurative piece needs to maintain all the intricacies of the human form, and a still life needs to give a sense of scale for all the objects in the composition.
Owning a piece of art means that we are merely caretakers for that work before it gets passed on to the next person, the next generation, to enjoy.
Joshua Rose, Editor, American Art Collector, December 2011
It has been a year of recognition and honors for many of our artists.
We congratulate them!
A new DVD was produced about the work of Cheri Christensen.
Straight Ahead: A Palette Knife Demonstration in Oil
2h 45m on DVD
"This is an excellent demonstration of not only interpreting the subject in an impressionistic style, but her skill in using a palette knife to do the majority of the painting.
If you’ve ever wanted to see someone skilled in the use of a palette knife, this video is for you." Ralph Liliedahl
To Order: http://www.lilipubsorders.com/Straight-Ahead-by-C-Christensen-Pre-Pub/productinfo/D-CC1PP/
International Association of Pastel Societies convention, Merit Award at the Hispanic Arts Gallery, Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque.
First place in the Women Artists of the West, Texas.
39th Pastel Society of Americas , New York,
28th American Impressionist Society’s , California,
Oil Painters of America 2011 Western Regional, California.
Chosen for "The Illusion of Reality", traveling museum show.
The Art Renewal Center’s International 2010/2011 ARC Salon® 7th Annual Competition
Honorable Mention: "Breakfast Special: Ham’r and Eggs"
Artist Magazine 2011 28th Annual Competition, Finalist in the Animal/Wildlife category: "Atonement"
Originally from WV and now in his 80’s, Max was awarded the "West Virginia Award", the highest civilian award granted in the state, by the WV State Governor Tomblin
Max presented the city of Rainelle with a painting of the "Meadow River Lumber Mill" an historically important mill for the area. The painting will be a part of the collection of the North House Museum in Lewisburg, WV.
Further accolades came from Dr. John Cuthbert, director of the New Museum of Art at West Virginia University. Max’s paintings and documents will be included in this new museum and archives.
Facing NYC, 40 portraits of New Yorkers, "A Slice of the Big Apple, Portraits of People in Turin House".
A continuation of Pam’s portrait work, a personal study of people from all over the world.
Third Place at the Northwest Plein Air Competition.
Invitation to paint at the Sedona Plein Air Festival from October 21-29.
American Marine Artists Society Annual Exhibition, exhibit will tour eight museums throughout the US.
Tacoma Art Museum’s Show "Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions", June 25-January 2012. Peter’s work is part of the Safeco Art Collection now being donated to the New Tacoma Art Museum.
Best of Show at the Pastel Society of the West Coast, “Pastels USA” Exhibition at the Higgins Museum in Stockton, CA.
For the Locals
We want to thank everyone for their support this year! We have all been annoyed, inconvenienced and at times ticked off because of the street deconstruction and reconstruction!
But we are moments (in geological terms) away from it being completed!! Holiday decorations are going up and tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! We hope you are not too tired from Black Friday and will turn out for some Cider and cookies tomorrow.
Not too late for your framing projects!
Andrea & Wes
JANUARY 6-28, 2012
Gala New Years Exhibition
All Gallery Artists
Introducing new artist Peter Batchelder
Shed and Trees 30×40 Oil
FEBRUARY 2-25, 2012
Parvin/Traveling the West/Solo Exhibition
Road Trip Impressions I 30×40 Acrylic
MARCH 2-31, 2012
Robert Schlegel/Solo Exhibition