Cathy Schoenberg: “Transition”

Cathy Schoenberg

Cathy Schoenberg, a painter of some 35 years, lives in the Skagit Valley, 60 miles north of Seattle, on Guemes Island, a short ferry ride from Anacortes, where her studio is located. The work in this exhibition indicates transition: from the figurative to the almost abstraction of flowers, both following a path of complex, vibrant color, patterns, rhythm and vibration. “I started sketching with fervor 4 or 5 years ago, not as a precursor to painting, just for my own enrichment , like a daily practice, as in yoga!   But Alas! That is exactly where it led me, To a new frontier: deep onto the texture, shapes, and lush wildness of flowers.” Schoenberg was born in Spokane, WA and obtained a BFA in fine art from Fort Wright College in 1975. Schoenberg’s work has been shown in Skagit Valley area, Seattle, Bellingham, San Juan Island, in various Galleries and venues since 1980.

“People’s Lives” by Daniel Verner

I'm in the Mirror

Daniel Verner is a self taught artist and musician with a great love for all types of artistic expression. Daniel’s art captures and honors the dignity, unique expression, and beautiful selves of the people he paints. “The painted portrait is more about who and what we are rather than just an image of our external appearance. In a sense a painting becomes a relationship, the interaction of what one person (the artist) saw, felt and was able to express visually for others and the life energy of the person represented. It is this sustained moment of sharing emotion, insight, and response that you the viewer is invited to enter.” -D. Verner

Sacred Art with Leslie Gibbons

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“I experience art making as a form of creative prayer that is medicine for the soul of the giver and the receiver.” – Leslie Gibbons   Leslie Gibbons has been creating mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors for over 30 years. She is deeply inspired by sacred art form around the world and the shared journey of creativity and spiritual awakening found in all cultures since ancient times. All of Leslie’s artwork is unique and hand crafted with profound love.   Leslie Gibbons work is currently on exhibit in five cities:   Hill Station – Ashland, Oregon Terrafirma Gift – Jacksonville, Oregon Healing Waters Sacred Spaces – Portland, Oregon Annaflora Gallery – Mt. Shasta City, California The Art Bookstore – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jennifer Cannon Presents “Holocene”

The artist and anthropologist guides an elegant trip through the epoch which encompasses dreamscapes and beingscapes without walls.  Her inspiration is drawn from transformation most brilliantly represented in the natural world.  Eternity resounds within the arc of a hafted stone, a cherry blossom, an avalanche.     Jennifer Cannon is a visual artist and professional archaeologist whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Austin, Texas, Winter Park, Florida, and most recently Portland, Oregon.  

Anita Sumariwalla

Anita Sumariwalla was born near Geneva and raised in Basel, Switzerland. As a young person she spent time teaching children but was more curious about the big world outside Switzerland. This took Anita to Italy where she learned Italian and studied art appreciation. Anitas’ interest in art was influenced by her mother – Marta Hurlimann – who was an artist and art professor in Basel. A chance meeting with Russy Sumariwalla in 1959 brought Anita to the United States and in 1965 they were married in Pittsfield, Mass. Anita took art classes at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. While in Amherst, she started testing her skills in painting and held her very first one- person show at the Unitarian Fellowship there. They later settled in Mill Valley, CA. Anita found a teaching position at the St. Stevens School in Belvedere, CA. Anita showed some of her work at the annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival where one of her paintings was chosen by the local newspaper reporting on the festival. In 1971 they settled in Mclean, VA.It was here that Anita immersed herself in painting and studied under John […]

Eve Golden-Fields Presents: Local Notes

Girl With Lantern 18x24 Oil On Board

I have loved art my entire life and I have been painting with oils for ten years. I am fascinated by light and prefer working from life.  I think that portraiture of live models offers a unique opportunity to react to a continuously changing present.  Of all the places I have traveled and lived, the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon has always resonated most, and I am excited to be back home and currently working out of Talent Studios.  Classical training has helped inform my aesthetic but I am striving for a more direct, alla prima style. I believe that visual beauty has immense meaning in and of itself, and I can only hope to contribute some semblance of that back into the world.

Zoe Alowan: Selections from collections “First Ladies of Jazz” and “Ecstatic Grace”

Ella Fitzgerald

    Zoe Alowan invokes the beautiful colors of Matisse and Mondrian while also delivering a Reductionist’s boldness. Using large rhythmic strokes Zoe Alowan depicts the shimmer and swinging vitality of the First Ladies of Jazz, one of her favorite subjects. Painting since a child and with an Oberlin art degree, she also helped establish the Manifesto of Reductionism along with other artists from the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Her art has graced the venues of hundreds of renowned jazz musicians. Wynton Marsalis, Brandford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and others have preformed alongside her monumental jazz paintings at International Association for Jazz Educators (IJAE) events from 2003 to 2008.             Also showing by Zoe Alowan are selections from her “Ecstatic Grace” collection inspired by traditional Devadasi Sadir. Traditional Devadasi Sadir is the sacred temple dance of South India. For hundreds of years these dances were performed as daily temple punja (ceremony) by Devadasi women. Using a language of gesture and complex steps, the dancer surrenders her identity to become the vehicle for the expression of ecstatic grace.

Zoe Alowan: “First Women of Jazz” and “Ecstatic Grace”

Ella Fitzgerald

    Zoe Alowan invokes the beautiful colors of Matisse and Mondrian while also delivering a Reductionist’s boldness. Using large rhythmic strokes Zoe Alowan depicts the shimmer and swinging vitality of the First Ladies of Jazz, one of her favorite subjects. Painting since a child and with an Oberlin art degree, she also helped establish the Manifesto of Reductionism along with other artists from the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Her art has graced the venues of hundreds of renowned jazz musicians. Wynton Marsalis, Brandford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and others have preformed alongside her monumental jazz paintings at International Association for Jazz Educators (IJAE) events from 2003 to 2008.     Also showing by Zoe Alowan are selections from her “Ecstatic Grace” collection inspired by traditional Devadasi Sadir. Traditional Devadasi Sadir is the sacred temple dance of South India. For hundreds of years these dances were performed as daily temple punja (ceremony) by Devadasi women. Using a language of gesture and complex steps, the dancer surrenders her identity to become the vehicle for the expression of ecstatic grace.