Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Annual 12x12 Box Show @ Maranda Pleasant Gallery

A big crowd and a wide variety of art. The show hangs through Dec. 20th.
Photos: KM

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Upcoming Events

This blog is not as active as I'd like. Admittedly, I am not getting out to events much. There are many going on - especially this weekend. So please send me your comments and photos if you get to any of these openings this weekend.

* Annual 12x12 Box Show - Maranda Pleasant Gallery
* Holiday Feast - Wally Workman
* Group Show Reception - 700 Lavaca Street (former Chase building)
* 12Buy12 Juried Art Show - Austin Art Space
* Blanton's B-Scene

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

IN BLOOM @ Gallery Shoal Creek

An Installation FLORA ARTE + FINE ART
Pictures and comments by JB.

The floral works were beautiful and on the whole complimented the fine art on the wall well. It featured the floral designs of Benoit Ballon / David Kurio / Jennifer Myers /Mario Gaitan + Keith Burnham / Bonni Taylor who each selected a piece of work from the gallery artists. The stand out artists appeared to be Jennifer Myers who selected the work of Alexey Krasnovsky and Bonni Taylor who chose Melissa J. Craig as her muse for her stunning beautifully delicate piece. However, all the work was of an amazing standard. Unfortunately, my photos do not do justice to these works of art as the opening was very crowded making it hard to photograph and you really must go there to see it yourself. Show hung Aug. 26-29, 2009.

Mario Gaitan and Keith Burnham with the work of Tony Saladino

Jennifer Myers inspired by Alexey Krasnovsky'

Floral artist Jennifer Myers

Bonni Taylor and Melissa J. Craig.

Benoit Ballon and Laurie Frick

Friday, July 17, 2009

Plein Air Austin @ Corridor of Art

Pictures and comments by RCD.
Many of the works in this show depict Austin or Hill Country scenes, which is neat for collectors. The artists paint regularly outdoors together in a variety of medium, so oil, pastel and watercolor are all well represented. The show is beautifully hung and the opening was well attended. The upgrades made in the Corridor were a vast improvement too. 37 talented artists and well over a hundred paintings are on view at the Corridor of Art at 700 Lavaca Street until September 12.

Welcome sign.



Artists Tricia Butler and Terri Wells.

Corridor of Art.

Art (Terri Wells)

Art (Karen Wilkeson)

Art (Erika Jaeggli)

Art (Tricia Butler)

Art (Stephen Parker)

The Corridor

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Carol Marine @ Wally Workman

Pictures and comments by RCD.
What can I say about Carol Marine's work? Her style is unique and fresh. She gives the still life life! Wonderful brushwork and color combine to make paintings that glow. Quirky titles and engaging compositions make the art more appealing. Good to see some sales during this recession time - I'd suggest getting some of Carol's work now, because her prices are really quite reasonable for her talent and popularity. Her show hangs from July 11 - August 6.

Upstairs, don't miss the nonrepresentational works of Suzanne Lewis. The mixed media paintings, reminiscent of mid-century design, are inspired by her artist residency last summer at the Cape Cod National Seashore. The soft coastal colors of sand and sky create a very serene, yet playful tone. Just what memories of the coast should be. The show hangs from July 2 - August 5.



Carol with an admirer.



Very striking wall of art.

"What Texas Means to Me" @ Austin Art Space

Pictures and comments by: RCD
Austin Art Space hosted their first annual juried exhibition at the coop space on Northcross Dr. There were nearly 40 works by various artists depicting their visions of Texas. Juror Jerry Seagle selected works that expressed artistic inspiration both in vartiety of design and materials.
The back of the gallery features the working and exhibit spaces of nine artists who share the coop.
The show hangs from July 10-August 22.

Overview of the crowd.

First Place Award - JJ Barrington


More Art

Second half of the exhibit space.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jill Carver @ Wally Workman - June '09

This is a test post to get things rolling. Gotta have some content to make sense of it all.
This show has passed and you missed a good one. Carver's works are available at the gallery year round so do stop in to see them. Show ran June 6-July 3.