Art Gallery News
John Comisky Wins!
Wow! AANV member John Comisky is the winner of the 2020 Smithsonian Natural World photograph of the year. His winning photograph, Whale Tail 2, is on display at Art Gallery Napa Valley, 1307 First Street in Napa, so stop by to see this stunning picture from one of John’s many fantastic trips to commune with […]
Frank Trozzo featured – Napa Library
Frank Trozzo will be speaking about his solo exhibit in the Napa Libray this coming Friday, March 12. Frank writes, Now that we are making progress and are able to move around a bit again, I’m excited to tell you that I’m showing my paintings in a solo show at the Napa County Library during […]
John Comisky Needs Your Vote!
You can vote once a day through March 31st! The finalists for the Smithsonian 2020 Photo Contest are now up and voting is open at the link attached. AANV member John Comisky would appreciate any and all support by taking a minute to vote for his wonderful photo of a whale’s tail. Smithsonian Photo Contest – […]
Assemblage….is what best fits my work… I first discovered the shadows on a piece of ceramic work at the DeYoung museum…and one day a neighbor had a garage sale with a box of unused adding machine tape….and the idea struck me! So when I use adding machine tape or newspaper…I look to see what kind […]
Nick has co-published a childrens book! Nick writes, “Our daughter Christian wrote it and I illustrated it. The Queen of Flowers is the next book.”
Ann updated on her display at Art Gallery Napa Valley today. Ann writes, “I decided that I should unify my exhibit to display a single medium.” Ann comments that there is an ongoing debate amongst artists about how best to display ones work. Some feel a variety of mediums best informs the viewer about the artist, while […]
Marlene Haas Inktober
Marlene writes ““Bubblegum “ is an ink painting: 14 x 14. I began this ink series when I found Zentangles designs several years ago. I liked the meditative aspect of repeated designs in Ink and color patterns. Zentangles and pattern paintings are part of my creative lexicon. Inktober celebrates creations composed with inks and is […]
AGNV Artists in Napa PopUp Art Show
Art Gallery Napa Valley artists participating:Janis AdamsJohn ComiskyTrish DanbyBill MellbergSunshine MoeshlerCary RobnettFrank TrozzoAlan Vaughn Download this map to see participating locations. As you may know, AANV had to cancel its annual Open Studios in September as a result of the COVID-19 virus restrictions. A group of artists will be participating in a spontaneous event instead. […]
Pottery custom made for FUME’ Bistro & Bar Leo writes: I think most of us would agree that 2020 has been a crazy year! However, as a local potter it’s been a perfect time to experiment with new designs and glazes. My past portfolio of work includes plenty of large-scale tile projects and tile tables, […]
Marta Collings on “Green”
Sauvignon SummerLimited edition Giclee on canvas 48″ x 36″ (original sold) The original oil was painted “Plein Aire” near St Helena off Silverado Trail. I tried to capture the feel of summer in this piece by capturing all the subtle warm and cool greens that are so prevalent in the valley during the summer months. […]
Marlene writes, “I became fascinated with the night sky. This spring I viewed the full moon several consecutive nights. I covered amazing colors and values of blue gray lit by the moon. A new painting series was born, I am now working on the 10th canvas in this series. Four of the canvases are in the […]
Join Artist of the Month September, John Comisky, for his Art in the Library program. John writes: “There will in fact be pieces of my photography physically hung starting tomorrow, but it is unclear when the Library will again be open. In place of the usual Reception and Talk, the Library is hosting a Zoom […]
Photographer Geoff Hansen is currently exhibiting in Petaluma’s Virtual Art in the Park This online exhibition extends through the month of August and includes several new images, including Rusty Relic, shown here. This print is available in the Gallery in a couple of different sizes.
I am driven to create. I make abstract paintings that sometimes contain elements of realism. My work explores gestural movement and layering of color, texture, and line to create a multitude of connections. It can be messy and dramatic, but if you listen to the patterns you may create your own visual music. The possibilities […]
Patti writes, “My new glass pod series is all native plants for a show at a Botanical Garden. These pods are mainly horsetail fern. “
Emile writes, “Two of my ‘new’ wall sculptures were juried into the exhibition “Off Center – An International Ceramic Competition” at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA. Exhibition runs through September 12.” Encrusted at right Cling
Maggy writes: I’ve really had fun photographing the garden these past few months, as well as being creative by making a wreath and painting a bird house!
Photographer Geoff Hansen is currently exhibiting in Petaluma’s Virtual Art in the Park . This online exhibition extends through the month of August and includes several new images, including “Rusty Relic”, shown below. This print is available in Art Gallery Napa Valley in a couple of different sizes.