Is another of our Art Gallery Napa Valley artists also showing at Open Studios these last two weekends in September. She’s located on Big Ranch Road with Karen Winograde.
Last year when my studio re-opened after the lock-down, I brought home some clay, mostly slab scraps. I cut the scraps into strips and rolled them into thinner strips which caused the edges to stretch and crack, creating the wonderful texture I wanted. I stood the strips on end, stacking multiple strips together to form the finished composition. These pieces were inspired by the striations that were revealed in mountains and hillsides when they were excavated to make the roads we travel on. These wall pieces will be available at studio #27, 32 Forest Drive in Napa during Open Studios Napa Valley September 18-19, & 25-26.
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 Mother Nature. Great job, John!! And thanks to all who voted for John’s photograph in the Smithsonian’s contest.
The official announcement from Smithsonian can be found at this link
John will be the presenter for the Napa Library Remarkable Journey series, Thursday April 15th at 7pm, as shown on this flyer
John will be the presenter for the Napa Library Remarkable Journeys series, Thursday April 15th at 7pm
Frank Trozzo will be speaking about his solo exhibit in the Napa Libray this coming Friday, March 12.
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 the month of March.
I’ve been busy during the pandemic working on new ideas and forms. The show has 26 paintings, including 17 new works and some that have never been shown before.
During this time the library has been holding live Zoom presentations of the featured artists.
I’ll be speaking about the works Friday March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm. You are invited.
Here is the link if you would like to join me that evening:
I hope you get a chance to see the show and I hope you can tune in to listen to my presentation.
I look forward to the day we can all meet again in person.
If you have questions about the works please contact me at [email protected].
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.
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 of shadows occur….they vary as the light changes…
The paper is painted before placing on the canvas…
And on occasion …I will add Kosher salt…grout or more paint to achieve the look I’m trying to create.
There is a website link on my about the artist page that shows a demonstration of a paper (assemblage) flag at its creation.
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 others maintain that a consistent look and feel is desirable. The latter is the approach of Open Studios Napa Valley where Ann has participated in recent years, that is when she not been traveling in September.
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 highlighted the month of October.
Bubblegum is displayed at the Artist of The Valley, 1307 First Street. Napa, CA.