AUGUST 2017 Artist of the Month and Featured Artists
Exhibition Dates: August 1 through September 2, 2017
Artist Reception: 1st Thursday, August 3, 2017 5–8pm
"On a Clear Day" | Karen R. Schroeder
Acrylic on Canvas | 30 x 24 in.
Karen R. Schroeder
Artist of the Month
"THE TREES LEAD THE WAY"
"On a clear day, rise and look around you, and you'll see who you are". --Lyricist, Alan J. Lerner
Using unexpected colors and layering techniques, Karen Schroeder's painting and prints are unique. She is a contemporary narrative artist and enjoys telling a story through her art. "Take a visual walk through these images, a time to reflect and observe, and as if on a real walk, allow the tree-lined path to help you navigate through life. The trees will lead the way."
"My Angel" | Tomi Murphy
Photograph on paper | 30 x 20 in.
Mezzanine | Walls A and B
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." — Dorothea Lange
As the name implies, my exhibit is about faces. Beautiful, interesting, and yes, wrinkled faces.
A person's face conveys not only their thoughts and emotions, but also their experiences. I love seeing faces where the strength and character of the person inside shines through and where you just know they have stories to tell. I saw many faces like that in Havana, Cuba, but I also see these strong, resilient faces here at home. Hope they will make you wonder all that they have accomplished and overcome in their lives.
"Sunshine Day" | Darlene Roker
Digital print on archival canvas | 12 x 16 in.
Mezzanine | Wall C
My goal as an artist is to create fine art photographs, either realistic photographic art, or impressionistic art that expresses my view of the subject. Just as the en plein air painters in the 1800s painted their ordinary subjects with an artist's eye toward light, color and shape, I see much of my environment in the same terms. Using my computer as a digital "paintbrush", I approach each image with a critical eye. Will the image look better realistically or as an impressionistic representation? Remembering my goal, I proceed.
"Low Tide at the Caprinteria Bluffs 2016" | Robert Trimble
Oil on Panel | 9 x 12 in.
Mezzanine | Wall D
"PAINT OUTDOOR SANTA BARBARA"
“Everyone should climb a pass.” – H. Roselle, 1968
A collection of oil starts on canvas or panel, emerged on shuffled ground under our local sky - about our hillsides and farms, our shores and marshes, our neighborhoods and parks. Pondered, revisited…recycling the scrapings, one to the next to the next and away we go.
"Interrobang" | Marlise Senzamici
Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 24 in.
Small Wall Front
"EXPRESS LINE + COLOR"
Lyrical abstract art—purely and unequivocally born from the soul.
In contrast to my demanding graphic consulting and print brokering career, revisiting my passion for fine art has been self-satisfying with a refreshing twist that is colorful—or b±w—surreal, and peaceful at its core.
As depicted in my work, the network of strokes and colors are unbridled and free-flowing while happily bending all the rules. My process is pure unstoppable energy while I achieve the desired effect through line-weight, density, levels of grey or pure black, and color. My most invigorating challenge is getting very close, but not flying off, the edge of uncluttered balance.
"Demon Who Refuses to Say No" | by Rick Doehring
Acrylic on canvas | 36 x 48 in.
Small Wall Back
"If you paint by someone else’s rules, you paint someone else’s painting."
Art is more than what you see on the canvas, it extends as far as the imagination can travel. Art knows no borders, recognizes no authority, accepts no dominion; at its best, art is free and bold, full of all the qualities which make us human. It is the expression, and the record, of the creation of the human soul.
And it’s a hell of a lot of fun to make.
Please join us each 1st Thursday and meet the Featured Artists and many other SBAA Exhibiting Members who also volunteer to host Gallery 113 each and every day, and volunteer their time to make the gallery the vibrant art venue that it is in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.