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Thank You to All!

“The heART of Orange County All Media 2019” Juried Exhibit drew a crowd

 

With our whole heART, we thank you! From the zillions of guests attending, our 64 talented artists, TACFA’s outstanding volunteers, the support of Enderle Center, to our thoughtful judge, Barbara Thompson….we couldn’t ask for more!

The 99 piece exhibit is an interesting mix of style, subject, & medium representing many of the best artists in Orange County. With careful deliberation, Barbara selected her prize-winners in three categories: Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. Sharyn Cable of Enderle Center, one of our generous sponsors, also contributed “Enderle Choice” awards. Congratulations to all!

BTW, TACFA’s Broadway in the Park production will be “West Side Story”. We are hoping Rita Moreno will reprise her role!

If you couldn’t join us on Saturday here they are, the prize-winning artworks from The heART of Orange County All Media 2019″.

To see all works on-line click this link.

Even more heARTistry happening here!

Artist Demonstrations
Saturday, May 11th    1pm – 5pm
Featuring these heARTful artists confirmed to date…

Loretta Alvarado · Roger Bennett ·  Steve Bjorkman ·  Suzanne Currie ·  Lisa Dallendorfer · Dori Dewberry · Jean-Louis Domerego  Joanna Craft · Steve Kell · Prerana Kulkarni ·  Julie Leah ·  Jason Li · Ian Montelongo  · Marilee Nielsen · Patricia Prescott · Pete Roberts · Janine Salzman · Janet Seward · Teri Starkweather ·  Kim VanDerHoek · Sabrina Weld
More TBA

Enderle Center Awards

Honorable Mention:


“Gipsy Lady”    Janine Salzman, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Inspired by Frieda”    Julie Leah, fiber

Enderle Center Choice Award:

“Indian Bride”    Maaria Kader, scratchboard

Contemporary Craft

Honorable Mention:

“Malachite Inlay Lidded Box”    Tom Borusky, wood

Honorable Mention:

“Untitled”    Nick Capaci, fused glass

Honorable Mention:

“Sycamore Bowl w/ Brass”    Michael Evans, wood

Third Place:

“Spring Pendant”    Monique Selwitz, jewelry

Second Place:

“Flights of Fancy: Release”    Randy Au, ceramic

First Place:

“The Dance”    Christine Head, fused glass

Traditional

Honorable Mention:

“Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA”    Roger Bennett,  photography

Honorable Mention:

“Green Pears on Linen”    Amanda Fish, oil 

Honorable Mention:

“Indian Bride”    Maaria Kader, scratchboard

Honorable Mention:

“Sunlight and Shadows”    John Sawyer, oil

Honorable Mention:

“The Gift Box”    Marie Tippets, pastel

Third Place:

“Floating Leaves”    Jason Li, watercolor

Second Place:

“Run of the Mill”    Greg LaRock, oil

First Place:

“Sycamore Twilight”    Jim Wodark, oil

Contemporary

Honorable Mention:

“Connectivity 1”    Katlin Evans, mixed media

Honorable Mention:

“L.A. Basin”    Steve Kell, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Golden Hills”    Konnie Kim, oil

Honorable Mention:

“Augmentation” Karen Liba, acrylic

Honorable Mention:

“Outdoor Fashion”    Pamela Panattoni, oil

Third Place:

“At MoMA with Andy”    Nancy Egan, oil 

Second Place:

“Alice”    Kara Bullock, oil

First Place:

“L.A. River Bridges”    Kim VanDerHoek, oil

Best of Show:

“Afternoon Walk”    Patricia Prescott Sueme, pastel

It’s hard to imagine a better show next year…but we are thinking!

New Art March 2019

Click the artist’s names to see more of their work!

New ART

Steve Kell

Acrylic on board

   John Maxon

Oil on canvas

 Pete Roberts

Watercolor

John Sawyer

Oil on canvas

New CRAFT

Jan Benda

Hand blown glass vases, sculptures, and plates

Deanna Deeds

Handwoven scarves

Michael Evans

Turned wood

Houston Llew

Copper and brass Spirit Tiles

Jaime Weber

Ceramic bowls, plates, and vases

New JEWELRY

       Anna Balkan

           Gemstone and mix metal designs

Ayala Bar

Israeli jewelry

Michelene Berkey

Silver, gold, and gemstone designs

 Suzanne Currie

Wood and resin jewelry

Thank you for allowing us to be “Part of Your World!”

 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us Saturday night for the opening reception of The heART of Orange County All Media juried exhibition! Thank you to Enderle Center and TACFA for generously sponsoring this yearly exhibition. Talented artists and performers, experienced jurors, valued friends, and wonderful volunteers from Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) made this event especially heARTful! Thank you for sharing in our 11th annual juried community exhibition and the start of our 40th anniversary celebrations! It’s because of YOU that our arts community is so vibrant!

In case you were one of the “Poor Unfortunate Souls” who missed TACFA’s big Broadway in the Park REVEAL, we can now share that this summer’s production will be The Little Mermaid!! With stellar performances by the professionals from Chance Theater, you’re sure to believe that you’re “Under the Sea” dreaming about “The World Above.” Keep your eyes peeled on TACFA’s website for ticket information and sales.

If you weren’t able to attend our VERY crowded reception or want to re-visit your favorites, The heART of Orange County will be on display through Saturday, May 5th. And, don’t forget about our heARTful Saturday happenings during the show…

Saturday, April 28    10am – 5pm
1st Place Winners of TACFA’s annual Student Art Invitational
and join us for the Enderle Center’s Spring Flight 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, May 5    1pm – 5pm
Artist Demonstrations with featured heARTful artists, including…

Echo Baker  .  Irina Charny  .  Amanda Fish
Terry Houseworth  .  Elaine Hughes  .  Steve Kell  .  Karen Mohr
Erich Neubert  .  Marilee Neilsen  .  Pete Roberts  .  Teresa Shippy
Kathleen Strukoff  .  Kim VanDerHoek  .  Wendy Wirth  .  Jim Wodark
More TBA!

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from Saturday’s big party, many of them kindly provided by Guillermo LeFranc…

For more event photographs be sure to visit our Facebook album (coming soon)!

From Russia, with Love

Chemers Gallery was thrilled to see our friend and treasured artist, John Sawyer, and his lovely wife, Olga, who were recently visiting from Russia! The couple makes the journey from their current home in Tolyatti, Russia about once a year for a dose of California sunshine, artistic inspiration, and cherished time with friends and family.

John’s passion for oil painting hasn’t waned in the harsh, Russian winters! He spends his days creating scenes from his California home, experimenting with different colors and compositions. Most canvases depict familiar Orange County vistas of Peters Canyon, Irvine Park and Cedar Grove Canyon. His signature style of impressionistic scenery edged in black is reminiscent of Gustave Baumann. Expressive foliage and cloud formations draw John’s audience into his array of canvases and speak to the quintessential Orange County landscape experience.

John regularly updates Chemers Gallery through emails and photographs. His pictures of snow start much earlier than you’d imagine, usually while we’re still in the midst of the autumn heat! During the warmer summer months, John and Olga spend time at Olga’s family’s dacha in the local countryside, tending the fruit trees and vegetables that grow on the property.

When he’s ready to leave Russia with his newest creations, John travels hours to the appropriate Russian government offices with his artwork so they can verify he’s not removing national treasures from the country. With official documentation in hand, John is free to transport his paintings to California, to the delight of his loyal following. John has been a busy guy, because right now Chemers Gallery has nearly TWENTY new paintings!

Seeing is believing, and we think you simply must see John’s paintings in person.
Preview online, or come in to view the newest works from OUR national treasure!

Enjoying the snowy Russian winter!

New Art at Chemers Gallery, November 2015

Click the artist names or photos to see more work!

New ART

Deborah Harold
Deborah Harold, contemporary landscape painting
Liv Saether
Liv Saether traditional landscape painting
John Sawyer
John Sawyer landscape oil painting
Kristina Swarner
Kristina Swarner original mixed media illustration

New JEWELRY

Rewind Jewelry
Rewind Jewelry steampunk rings, earrings, necklaces

New CRAFT

James Aarons
James Aarons contemporary ceramic wall tile
Grace Chang
Grace Chang asian-style ceramic
Georg Palmer
Georg Palmer woven scarf
Carrie Schmitt
Carrie Schmitt hand-painted contemporary floral yoga mat
Karl Tani
Karl Tani ceramic pitcher
David Van Noppen
David Van Noppen contemporary blown glass
Mira Woodworth
Mira Woodworth fused glass bowl

Chemers Gallery New Art – January / February 2017

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more work!

New ART

Amanda Fish
Kay Flierl
Melissa Graves Brown
Pete Roberts
John Sawyer
 Susan Weinstein

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
Mary Hammond
Maruca Design

New JEWELRY

Ayala Bar
Barbara Lanci
Monique Selwitz

Chemers Gallery New Art January/February 2018

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more work!

New ART

John Sawyer
April Willy

New CRAFT

Maruca Design

New JEWELRY

Ayala Bar
Michelene Berkey
Karen Boelts