Solvang, California—October 26, 2018–From eagles and seascapes to still lifes, horses and hummingbirds, Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery’s annual show offers something for everyone this holiday season. The Holiday Art Show features new works and opens Friday, November 23rd. A reception with artists will be held on Saturday, November 24th from noon to 4pm. Each Saturday through December 15th, from noon to 4 pm, artists will be demonstrating their various specialties.
Twelve of the gallery’s recognized artists will be featured in the show: Joe Barbieri, Keith Batcheller, Betty Carr, Howard Carr, Bill Churchill, Dirk Foslien, Sheryl Knight, Joe Mancuso, Richard Myer, Barron Postmus, Mary Kay West and Angie Whitson. Works include vibrant and majestic paintings in oil and pastel along with exquisite wood carvings and bronze sculptures.
Demonstrating at the opening reception and again in December is long time gallery regular Dirk Foslien. Known for his California landscapes and seascapes, Foslien is trained in the techniques of the Old Masters and works in oil. Richard Myer, a well-seasoned and dedicated sculptor, is renowned for his ability to sculpt during the Quick Draw, completing a foundry-ready original work within the 60 minutes allowed. Myer will also be demonstrating during the Saturday, November 24th reception. Painting is Mary Kay West’s continuing passion and she has become especially noted for her exquisite renditions of birds. West will be demonstrating for both the reception and in December. Angie Whitson, noted for her limited-edition bronze sculpture and her limited-edition etchings using the soft ground technique with aquatint will also attend the reception.
The gallery’s newest artist is painter and illustrator Keith Batcheller. He loves painting Western subjects, wildlife and landscapes that tell a story. Batcheller began his professional career in New York City as an illustrator. He has also done movie posters for many of the Hollywood studios—including over 50 for Walt Disney Studios.
Join Solvang Antiques on Saturday, November 24th to meet the artists and enjoy artist demonstrations. The Holiday Art Show runs through December 31st.