This season, Solvang Antiques in conjunction with Judith Hale Gallery is proud to present the Holiday Art Show, a special art exhibition featuring the work of several acclaimed and award-winning artists from across the country.
The holiday season, being a time of family gatherings, gifts exchanges, and festive cheer, is a wonderful time of the year to experience beautiful works of art. This year's Holiday Art Show, with its myriad of new featured works and artist demonstrations from 12-4pm each Saturday of the show, is an event that you won't want to miss. Gallery curator Judith Hale says: “It is a great time to add to your art collection, and take advantage of meeting the artists. I hope that you will be able to join us for our reception, or for any of the demonstrations during the holidays.” The opening reception on November 25th from 12-4pm is an exclusive chance to meet and greet this year's featured artists in attendance.
Richard Myer, is a favorite at any art event! Myer, who is providing a special artist demonstration on November 24th, is known for his ability to sculpt during the Quick Draw, completing a foundry-ready original work within the 60 minutes allowed for the artist. “We do not have a time allotment,” says Judy Hale, “but throughout the afternoon you will be amazed to see how Richard progresses from start to finish.” Myer studied at the Art Students League, The Sculpture Center, The American Art School and the Salmagundi Club. He has taught and worked as an art director over his long career.
A regular at the gallery is oil painter Dirk Foslien, who will often spend the day painting and visiting with guests. “Dirk works from his original photographs, taken of the California landscape, most often our favorite Santa Ynez Valley,” reveals Hale. She adds, “He is also exhibiting a collection of works taken from Old Masters, demonstrating his passion for figurative works and skills learned while studying at the Muse Academy in Baltimore, MD.” Foslien’s works are widely collected. His artist demonstration is on November 24th.
Joe Mancuso will be the guest artist on December 2nd. “Joe is an accomplished artist in both pastel and oil. He is well known for dramatic light and color in his work and is greatly influenced by the changing of seasons and the weather,” declares Hale. Mancuso has said, “Although I may be 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.”
Filling the guest slot for December 9th is Sheryl Knight, an award-winning California artist. She is best known for her vibrant oil paintings, winning numerous awards and recognition. Her strong, expressive style could best be described as varying from loose realism to impressionistic. “You will enjoy the opportunity to be welcomed by Sheryl, who always has a radiant smile,” says Hale.
A regular participant in the gallery shows and exhibits, Dee Prater will be featured during the final Saturday demonstration on December 16th. She has a unique art form that she calls "Lamina Process". It is a form of papier-mâché that she developed, where each selection is one-of-a-kind. She is also known for her line of exquisite equine bronze sculptures.
In addition, artists such as Barron Postmus, Vic Fisher, Vicki Catapano, Marty Goldstein, Gene Register, Grace Schlesier, Dave De Matteo, and more will also be featured. These accomplished and nationally recognized artists will have brand new work available for viewing and purchase.
The 2017 Holiday Art Show runs through December 31st, 2017.