Joe Mancuso Opens June 19 as Part of Summer Art Series

Solvang, California—May 20, 2019–Joe Mancuso will be featured June 19 as part of Solvang Antiques “Summer Art Series” with gallery openings on Solvang 3rd Wednesdays. The gallery is hosting a champagne reception and artist demonstration from 3-7pm. Mancuso’s work is then on special display for the following four weeks.

Joe Mancuso is greatly influenced by the changing of seasons and celebrates the moods each season brings. Known for the quality of light in his work he enjoys working on location to accurately see and capture the changing light. “When I am attracted to a certain place or scene, it is always my goal to move beyond a literal translation and say something extraordinary about light in my work. It is always the light.”

In 2007 Mancuso was designated “Distinguished Pastelist” with The Pastel Society of the West Coast. In 2016 his painting, “The Tide and Tempest,” received “Best of Show” in the “Rejoice in Art” juried exhibition. In 2017 his painting, “Morning Showers,” received “Best of Show” in the Pastel Society of Southern California Members exhibition. At the 2017 Carmel Plein Air Festival, a juried exhibition of 60 nationally recognized painters, he received “The Artists’ Choice,” “Peoples’ Choice” and “Best Pastel” awards. Mancuso’s continuing recognition as a top landscape painter keeps him in demand as an instructor. His classes, workshops and private lessons are continually sought after.

Mancuso is a Signature member with the Pastel Society of America. He is a participating member of the California Art Club, Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters, The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Southern California and The Pastel Society of The West Coast.  Mancuso has exhibited in the Butler Institute of American Art, St. Mary’s Academy Art Museum and The Haggin Museum. His paintings hang in private collections throughout North America and Europe.

Solvang 3rd Wednesdays are held the third Wednesday of every month, with dozens of merchants, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and professional offices offering special discounts, events and sales. In the summer months this includes free music and activities in Solvang Park.

Join Solvang Antiques on Wednesday, June 19 to meet Joe Mancuso and enjoy the champagne reception. His art will be on special display for the following four weeks.

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