5 pictures were sold from the Thursday Drawing Group Figure Art Show.
Clockwise from top: Brandon Bowman, Sergio Lopez, Crystal Cissell-Anderson (sold 2). Also, ink drawing by John James.
What a terrific turnout to see the art work from the Thursday Night Drawing Group. Thank you to all the musicians who gave everyone a glorious medley of songs.
For many years we have been part of the crowd, reveling in the undefinable creative explosion called Winterblast, which takes place on the streets of the SOFA Arts District each November. Little did we expect that we’d find ourselves, this year, on the Winterblast steering committee. Between two and three thousand people filled the galleries and studios, Saturday November 15. They lined up four, five deep on both sides of the streets as the illuminated sofas, fire dancers, adn the Hubbub Club paraded down South A street and Sebastopol Avenue. Festival of Friends and FogDub performed at the BAckyard Stage and at Atlas Coffee. There were light shows, colorful lanterns and a kids craft booth. You’ll find photos of all this on the SOFA Facebook page.
Mask by 3D Edddy
Participating artists: Julian Blair, Taunee Callahan, Linda Dove-Pierson, Marie Dungan, 3D Edddy, Robin Factor, Simmon Factor, Nora Fanshel, Eliot Funtushel, Ryan Gallimore, Valerie Hamilton, Lorna Ho, Michael Hofmann, Judy Irene, Gloria Luhan-Whitney, Christie Marks, Tino Plank, Jessica Rasmussen, Dan Scannell, Kate Shaffner, Rebecca Stone, Clark Swarthout, Greer Upton, Corlene van Sluizer, Carol Watanabe
Art students from Elsie Allen High School: Alexx Cordero, Abril Inocencio, Andrea Lopez, Marie Mertz, Olga Plata, Neida Ramirez
SOFA is an emerging neighborhood with more than 30 artists, several restaurants and cafes. Robin and I are thrilled and inspired to have a real stake in it with our Chroma Gallery. Read about SOFA and the Winterblast Festival in this article which appeared in the Sunday Press Democrat. Great photos of Simmon’s painting class.
On Saturday, September 20, Jonquin Albin, action painter and bird activist, thrilled the gallery audience by painting 4 large panels as a a red-tailed hawk posed for her. This was a benefit for the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center and wine was generously provided by Trecini Winery of Santa Rosa. We also wish to thank Sarah, the falconer who brought her fierce friend for Jonqui to paint.
Show Dates October 1 – November 16, 2014. Submit your artwork to Chroma Gallery with this form attached to the back and your entry fee on Saturday, September 27 between 12 and 4pm, or Sunday, September 28 between 11 and 3pm.
Enter a maximum of 2 pieces. Entry fee is $15/one entry or $25/two entries. High school students ages 14-18 may enter one piece for $5.00. If your work is not accepted to show there will be no charge.
Pick up unsold work Wed. November 18 or Thur. November 19 between noon and 4pm. Artists are responsible for insurance for their art. Although all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the saftey and security of the art, artist releases the property owner and Chroma Gallery, and anyone associated with this exhibition of liability for theft or damage to the art cause by forces beyond our control.
I hereby agree and accept any or all risk to my art during this exhibition.
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Entry fee (1 piece $15, 2/$25) $ _______
Chroma gallery’s latest show, RAPTORS: Live Bird Art, opened Saturday August 23 with a special event by bird artist Jonqui Albin. Jonqui’s falconer friend Roy brought in his bird Remy, a young red tail hawk. After Jonqui gave a short talk about bird anatomy the public had the wonderful opportunity of drawing the hawk from life.
Jonqui’s next event at the gallery will be Saturday Aug 30: Wire sculpting with a live bird model. Spectators are welcome to drop in.
$20 sliding-scale donation with no one tuned away for lack of funds. A portion of all Jonqui’s proceeds go to support the Bird Rescue Center.