Falling Into Winter
We are excited over our new exhibit “Falling Into Winter”! We had put put a call through out the valley and over to the central coast and received 104 pieces of art!
We are fortunate to have the work of Larry LeBrane. Larry is a Central Coast artist based in Los Osos. He works in many mediums creating works combining fused glass, odd materials and paints and he paints and draws. He has taught fine art for over 40 years at Orange Coast College and Cuesta Community Programs. Owner of the Glass Cottage in Baywood/Los Osos, Larry continues to teach fused glass and offers private lessons. Larry and his wife Ronda are avid supporters of the Central Coast art scene and belong to many artist groups from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo. Discover more about Larry and his work at https://www.larrylebraneart.com
Local favorite Betty Berk from Visalia brought us her signature colorful florals. Betty started out on her path by using everyday objects as her subject matter and painting them oversized and in bright colors. She was later influenced by the impressionist artists, especially Van Gough. Van Gough’s heavy brush work lead to her hallmark style. Betty studied under Visalia’s Abby Rubenstien who greatly influenced her and became a close friend. Betty will be our guest artist in May of 2023 brightening up the gallery with her beautiful collection of work. Follow Betty on Instagram @betty.berk.
Exeter local Denise Albright has brought us her fun, whimsical pieces for this show. Photographer, watercolorist, dog lover, illustrator and Exeter’s Woman of the Year in 2011, Denise does it all. In 2006, she began her own freelance photography business, Paws for the Camera. The first portraits of dogs, or dogs with their owners, were enough to get her known around town. She started illustrating her dogs and making cute cards which she watercolored. You can find her works on Instagram @paws4camera, her Etsy shop, Angeldogdesign and at Hometown Emporium. They are sure to put a smile on your face.
Richard Harrison has been a photographer for over 50 years, photographing a variety of subjects in the Central Valley and beyond. He looks for what other may not see and at times adding subjects that weren’t there. His botanical works show the beauty of single decaying leaf or a budding rose. Richard has been a part of Sorenson’s Gallery and is a member of Spectrum Gallery in the Tower district in Fresno. He just closed a show at Spectrum, “On The Way Here”. It was a wonderful collection his past and current work. You can find Richard at Spectrum Gallery, on Flickr, @richardharrisonphotography on Instagram and at Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/richard.harrison.71404.
We have many more wonderful artists showing their work from October 1- December 31.
Drop in and see the fantastic art on Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4.
On Tuesday October 4 we invited Micah Rice, the Art Marketing Director at The Creative Center, to judge our current show, “Falling Into Winter”. There are 104 entries in the show in various mediums making his selections a challenge! His criteria for judging was to decide which pieces best depicted the theme of the show. Awards were give to the “Best Depiction of Fall”, “Best Depiction of Winter” and a “Best Overall”. The winners received cash awards and “artistic” ribbons. Hope they spent the cash on more art supplies!
CONGRATULATIONS! to the winners.
Artist – Melinda Scott
Medium – Watercolor
BEST DEPICTION OF FALL
Artist – Betty Berk
Medium – Oil
BEST DEPICTION OF WINTER
“The Sentinel, SNP”
Artist – Joy Collier
Medium – Acrylic
Donovan has been a part of the Fresno Art Hop as a photographer and artist. Donovan’s work is varied and shows he has a great eye for any subject.
Educated at Fresno City College and San Jose State University, Donovan returned to Fresno finding his place in the Fresno art scene. His attention to detail and color composition makes his work pop. He has been a member of the Spectrum Gallery for many years.
Recently Donovan has accepted a position in Tennessee. Fresno will miss his presence there. Luckily we have his work for sale in Exeter. His cubicle is in the lobby/workroom space to the right of the gallery.
FUTURE SHOW INFORMATION
JANUARY – FEBRUARY
Artists Miguel Pujol and Austin McKenzie
MARCH – APRIL
Exeter Only! Looking for Exeter artists past and present. We will be participating in the South Valley Art Tour the weekend of March 25-26 with artits working live on the patio. More details to follow.
MAY – JUNE
Artist Betty Berk
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER
“Cattle Call” An Open Call to Artists to work within the theme of ranching, cattle, cowboys, rodeo. More details to come.
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER
Christmas in Exeter