Jeff Fulmer: Desert Flora with Kristin Meuser: Abstract Sewing
Sep
6
to Oct 20

Jeff Fulmer: Desert Flora with Kristin Meuser: Abstract Sewing

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MID EXHIBIT EVENT

FIRST FRIDAY

September 7, 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork, festivities, culture, and food.

PREVIEW THURSDAY AND OPENING RECEPTION

September 6, 6:00pm to 9:00pm and 9pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

ARITST TALK

Jeff Fulmer is a Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member in the Fine Arts Department at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) where he teaches a range of courses and manages the College’s art galleries and permanent collection. Jeff studied sculpture, art theory, graphic design and received his MFA from UNLV in 2000. In 1997 he earned his BA from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana with concentrations in painting and drawing.
Jeff Fulmer has taught at UNLV, Wabash College, Herron School of Art, and most recently the College of Southern Nevada. He has exhibited his paintings and sculptures regionally and nationally. Jeff has completed public art commissions through the City of Las Vegas and through Clark County, Nevada. Images and more information can be found on his website, http://fulmerdesign.com 

Kristin Meuser was born in Oakland, attended UC Berekeley and graduated with a degree in Art and Political Science and received the Dean’s Award for Painting. She moved to New York in 1975 to learn more about what graffiti artists and other socially motivated artists were doing. She led art workshops with women inmates at Riker’s Island Prison and at the end of three months their art was shown at St. John the Divine in NY.
When she returned to San Francisco, she studied graphic design and pursued for 35+ years (and still do), enjoying working for clients and helping them bring their vision to life. Also during this time her interest turned to watercolor paintings of landscapes which evolved into teaching watercolor nature journaling workshops which she currently leads in Northern CA and Las Vegas along with pursuing her abstract sewing work.

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Technology and Touch Artist Talk
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Technology and Touch Artist Talk

ARTST TALK

Saturday April 7, starting at 2pm

Join artists Monica Ferrar Miller, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank, Robynn Smith in discussing the role of technology and the human hand in their studio practice. 

PARTICIPATING ARTIST BIOS

Michelle Murillo is an Oakland based artist. Michelle seeks to expand the vocabulary of print and the multiple in an interdisciplinary context. Her work is represented by Bullseye Projects and can be broadly understood as a practice of archiving: the lost, found, re-membered and collected. Murillo's teaching and professional practice is centered around global contemporary printmaking, dialogue, and cultural exchange.

Robynn Smith is a printmaker/painter and the founder of International Print Day in May and runs Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from San Jose State University. Her work is included in many notable collections, and she travels extensively for residencies, exhibitions and teaching opportunities. Robynn runs the Art Studio program at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California.

Carrie Ann Plank is an artist working in printmaking and mixed media. Plank’s work is included in collections including Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China, and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad. She is represented by DZINE Gallery, ArtHaus, and the SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery

Michelle Murillo is an Oakland based artist. Michelle seeks to expand the vocabulary of print and the multiple in an interdisciplinary context. Her work is represented by Bullseye Projects and can be broadly understood as a practice of archiving: the lost, found, re-membered and collected. Murillo's teaching and professional practice is centered around global contemporary printmaking, dialogue, and cultural exchange.

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April Exhibit: Technology and Touch
Apr
5
to Apr 28

April Exhibit: Technology and Touch

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TECHNOLOGY AND TOUCH

PRINTMAKING FROM SAN FRANCISCO AND REYKJAVIK

 

The authenticity of art resides in human expression, in our ability to use tools to further our ideas. The hand refers to the individual. It is our personal mark, our connection with our humanity, our relationship with nature. Technology is innovation: bight, shiny and complex. 

Since the advent of the printing press, printmaking has reflected the relationship between technology and the hand. A mark is made, and employing technology, that mark is transformed and transferred to another surface. That relationship is always there, from the Gutenberg Bible to today's laser cutters and photopolymer plates. The best printmakers seek the right balance of handwork and technology.

Both Reykjavik and the San Francisco Bay Area function as technological gains, yet in both places is it possible to feel the power of the wild. A five-minutedrive from Reykjavik yields a primordial landscape of hot springs and lava. From the Golden Gate Bridge the power of the Pacific Ocean is unfurled in an unbroken vista all the way to Japan. 

Does the proximity to such dramatic landscape affect an artist's use of technology?

Does technology offer artists new tools to express their connection the the natural world?

Every printmaker must strike a balance between technology and touch. This exhibition explores that balance. 

 

 

MID EXHIBIT EVENTS

 

FIRST FRIDAY

April 6, 5pm to 11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork, festivities, culture, and food.

PREVIEW THURSDAY AND OPENING RECEPTION

April 5, 5:30pm to 7pm (Reception) and 9pm (Preview Thursday)

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

 

ARITST TALK

Saturday April 7, starting at 2pm

Join artists Monica Ferrar Miller, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank, Robynn Smith in discussing the role of technology and the human hand in their studio practice. 

Robynn Smith is a printmaker/painter, the founder of International Print Day in May and runs Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from San Jose State University. Her work is included in many notable collections, and she travels extensively for residencies, exhibitions and teaching opportunities. Robynn runs the Art Studio program at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California.

Carrie Ann Plank is an artist working in printmaking and mixed media. Plank’s work is included in collections including Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Guanlan Print Art Museum in China, and the Iraq National Library in Baghdad. She is represented by DZINE Gallery, ArtHaus, and the SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery

Michelle Murillo is an Oakland based artist. Michelle seeks to expand the vocabulary of print and the multiple in an interdisciplinary context. Her work is represented by Bullseye Projects and can be broadly understood as a practice of archiving: the lost, found, re-membered and collected. Murillo's teaching and professional practice is centered around global contemporary printmaking, dialogue, and cultural exchange.

 

 

 

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3 BAAAD SHEEP RAFFLE AND CLOSING RECEPTION
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

3 BAAAD SHEEP RAFFLE AND CLOSING RECEPTION

 

 

3 BAAAD SHEEP CUT-OUT RAFFLE AND CLOSING PARTY

 

TO BENEFIT PRISCILLA FOWLER FINE ART’S INTERN PROGRAM

ENTER TO WIN A CUT-OUT WORTH $400

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PRICE IN ADVANCE: $10, OR 3 FOR $25

PRICE AT DOOR: $20

RAFFLE WILL BE DRAWN MARCH 30TH AT 5PM DURING THE CLOSING PARTY. JOIN US AND THE SHEEP FOR GOOD CONVERSATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ON EVENTBRITE.COM (SEARCH 3 BAAAD SHEEP CUT-OUT RAFFLE), OR IN PERSON AT PRISCILLA FOWLER FINE ART GALLERY.

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THIS COULD BE YOU!

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(Feb-Mar) Exhibit: I know more then you think i do
Feb
1
to Mar 31

(Feb-Mar) Exhibit: I know more then you think i do

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MID EXHIBIT EVENTS

PREVIEW THURSDAY

February 1st and March 1st, 5pm to 10pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

FIRST FRIDAY

February 2nd and March 2nd, 5pm to 11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork and festivities.

LIVE PAINTING DEMO

Saturday, February 10, 1pm to 4pm

3 Baaad Sheep present a live painting demonstration of their approach to making art. The Sheep will work on their fourth large (4 x 15') canvas, combining pieces of their three previous ventures into large-format works. Once finished, this last canvas will be available for attendees to purchase sections from. Don't miss this highly interactive and entertaining event!

I KNOW MORE THEN YOU THINK I DO

3 unique artists… 3 very different paths on the journey of art and life… 1 conversation resulting in a melding of the minds… an urge to collaborate a desire to share something different, creative, and beautiful with the world.

The art collective known as 3 Baaad Sheep came together for the first time on the patio of the Arts Factory in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexander Sky Carranza, Eddie “Cicifu” Canumay and Alexander P. Huerta comprise the trio of mixed-media creators who exploded onto the scene of the Las Vegas 18b Arts District in August 2010.

This collaborative dream-team was formed when Eddie, Sky and Alex discovered that by combining their unique perspectives, experiences and styles into a single painting they were able to create mind-stretching, provocative, edgy, and sometimes challenging works of art. Their pieces can be polarizing, inspiring, critical thinking and inviting the viewer to challenge "conventional wisdom."

Just one year into forming 3 Baaad Sheep, they were awarded "best in show" at the Art-Rageous juried show at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas (July 2011). Today they have collectors spanning the U.S. and Canada, and in Las Vegas they are close to being a household name.

3 Baaad Sheep collaborations are available on canvas, wood, furniture and wall murals in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and subject matter.  They leverage a suite of mixed media, including acrylic, aerosol, oil pencils, collage, sharpies, stencils, and many found objects, and are characterized by vivid colors and compelling imagery.

Las Vegas is talking about 3 Baaad Sheep. Check out their latest work in FEBRUARY and MARCH 2018.

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(Nov-Jan) Exhibition: Celestial Abstractions; Paintings by Benjamin Schmitt
Nov
2
to Jan 27

(Nov-Jan) Exhibition: Celestial Abstractions; Paintings by Benjamin Schmitt

MID-EXHIBIT EVENTS FOR CELESTIAL ABSTRACTIONS 

FIRST FRIDAY

December 1st and January 5th, 5pm to 11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork and festivities.

PREVIEW THURSDAY

November 30th and January 4th, 5pm to 9pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

 

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(Nov-Jan) Exhibition: Holiday Group Hang
Nov
2
to Jan 27

(Nov-Jan) Exhibition: Holiday Group Hang

MID-EXHIBIT EVENTS FOR HOLIDAY GROUP HANG

FIRST FRIDAY

December 1st and January 5th, 5pm to 11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork and festivities.

PREVIEW THURSDAY

November 30th and January 4th, 5pm to 9pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

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(Aug-Oct) Exhibition: Black and White
Aug
31
to Oct 28

(Aug-Oct) Exhibition: Black and White


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Mid-Exhibit Events for Black and White

Preview Thursday, October 5th, 5pm-9pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

First Friday, October 6th, 5pm-11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork and festivities.

 

 

Black and White

"Black and White" consists of drawings, prints, and photographs, all--you guessed it! in black and white. This will be a group show featuring local and regional artists Donald Starr, Hayden Senter, Terrien Hale, Alexander Lui, Clarice Tara, and a few extra surprises.

 

 
 
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Alexander Lui

 

We all love color but sometimes we can more easily “see” an image when there is only black and white and gray, and where line often dominates. Over the past year or two I've met a number of artists whose work in black and white is both compelling and remarkably skilled. Drawing and its sister medium, printmaking (lithography, etching, et al.), are under-appreciated and under-exhibited. Yet these art forms go back hundreds of years, to artists like Albrecht Durer, whose drawings from the late 1400s are still exhibited and collected today.

Drawings and prints, from botanical and medical illustration through mid-20th-century advertising, were useful predecessors to photography for documentation of important educational, journalistic, scientific, and commercial material. But drawing, prints, and photography are also important fine art media. Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, and Sol LeWitt are examples of contemporary artists who have made drawings an important part of their fine art practice.

So I happily organized this exhibit: with Donald Corpier Starr's deeply humanist drawings; Hayden Senter's mysterious narrative drawings and prints; Alexander Lui's fantasy landscape drawings; Clarice Tara's strong drawings from life and delicate staged photos of nudes in the landscape; and Terrien Hale's light, whimsical drawings that will cheer you. Plus a few surprises I've collected over the years.

 
 

Please join us for our mid-exhibit Preview Thursday and First Friday (10/5 and 10/6), and during the week, a quiet and lovely time to enjoy this work.

Click here for normal gallery hours.

(Thanks to my Denver colleague and friend, Richard Jacobi, who inspired this exhibit but was unable to participate.)

 
 
 
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(July-Aug) Exhibition: Lolita Develay - Opulent, Eva Celin: Beach Paintings, and T. M. Scott: Sculpture
Jul
6
to Aug 26

(July-Aug) Exhibition: Lolita Develay - Opulent, Eva Celin: Beach Paintings, and T. M. Scott: Sculpture

"Dreams Come True" from Opulent

 
 Dreams Come True by Lolita Develay

Dreams Come True by Lolita Develay

 

Her work has been described as photorealist depictions, in watercolor and oils, of contemporary subject matter characteristic of Las Vegas. 

My work is about life as I am able to observe it.

— Lolita Develay

Artist's Statement for the Exhibition:

The paintings for Opulent were completed across a period of 3 years. The vision for them began much earlier than that. I grew up on a small farm in the desert, made mud pies and went on countless hikes to search for lizards. My sister would come up from Los Angeles, she smelled amazing, not like dust, and her clothes were always so fashionable. 

I came to be fascinated with the way clothes define us, the politics behind them, how we choose to dress to influence the world’s perception of us. The clothes in these paintings represent an ultimate desire, for me they are status symbols of success. I am often at conflict with the ideas wrapped up in what constitutes success. In spite of this, I too am
drawn in by the appeal of luxurious clothing, fantasies of a luxurious life. 

These paintings embody my ultimate desire for lush surfaces, the luxury of time that is what allowed these paintings to be created. They reflect the precious commodity of time that along with my ability to Indulge myself, to revisit these paintings, to paint them until the surface satisfied my desires. 

 
 

"Umbrella Beauties" from Beach Paintings

 Umbrella Beauties by Eva Celin

Umbrella Beauties by Eva Celin

Artist's Statement for the Exhibition:

My artwork is sincere; simple but more importantly, serene. I try to be well balanced, meditative, calm, and creative in my personal life and I like to paint scenes that remind me of these feelings. I think that it is important to have in our intimate places objects and art that makes us grow spiritually.

This point of view is kind of an opposition to so many art statements about defending ideas, political circumstances, religions, etc, or criticizing so many things that happen in the world. My objective is to stop thinking; to feel and contemplate more. To enjoy the silence, avoiding, hopefully, so much discussion. Even if it is necessary to fix so many things I truly believe that the greatest change that we can make is first as individuals.

This said, as a painter, the real pleasure and thoughts that I enjoy most about painting and viewing art is the painting itself: colour, textures, light, composition, etc. That is where the real meditation happens, and the purpose for many of us (artists) is to create the most beautiful and transcendent piece, learning and enjoying the process of creation. And best of all, we can then show it so other people can enjoy it too. 

 
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(May-June) Exhibition - Rosanne Giacomini - Contemporary Fiber Paintings
May
4
to Jul 1

(May-June) Exhibition - Rosanne Giacomini - Contemporary Fiber Paintings

"Turquoise Burst" from Contemporary Fiber Paintings

Rosanne’s interest in nature has always been a compelling inspiration.  She likes to use found objects as themes for her work.  She works with many types of fabrics, threads and fibers.  New and recycled fabrics of sumptuous silks, brilliant batiks, earthy wovens and wool, leather, colorful threads of rayon, cotton and metal, beads, wire, paints, markers and dyes - all combine to bring her imagination to life.  It would not be a surprise for her to include pieces of fabric from - even her husband’s shirt!  She uses a variety of techniques which vary for each of her one of a kind pieces.  For machine sewing, she prefers using a sewing machine from her collection of vintage New Home and Necchi machines rather than a more modern computerized machine.  She includes hand sewing in her pieces, as well.  To add definition or to enhance color and shading, she may use paints, makers or dyes.  Although she may begin a piece by sketching, the real “magic” happens when her cutting, sewing and embellishing are guided purely by instinct.  Her pieces are assembled piece by piece; almost like putting together a puzzle. Rosanne has lived in Las Vegas since 2005.  She enjoyed time spent in New Mexico, where she became involved with the art community there.  She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As a little girl, she watched her Nana (Italian grandmother), who sewed in a factory for a living; sew on her Singer treadle sewing machine.  The machine intrigued her and was Rosanne’s initial inspiration to sew.  Rosanne’s mother showed her how to sew “Barbie” clothes.  As an adolescent, she designed and sewed her own clothing.  She’s been sewing ever since.  While attending Brookfield East High School, in Wisconsin, she spent as much time as possible in art classes.  She studied ceramics; particularly raku, fiber art, wood working and jewelry.   Marc Sijon, her ceramics teacher, who is currently the number one ranked ”Hyper Realistic Sculpture” artist in the world, was especially instrumental in Rosanne’s motivation to become an artist. 

 

When I’m deep into my work, when time escapes me, when the flow happens, that’s when I know I’m doing what I was meant to do.
— Rosanne Giacomini
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(Mar-Apr) Exhibition - William H Thielen - A Journey in All Directions: Paintings and Drawings
Mar
2
to Apr 29

(Mar-Apr) Exhibition - William H Thielen - A Journey in All Directions: Paintings and Drawings

Selected Pieces from A Journey in All Directions: Paintings and Drawings

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THIS IS A VISUAL FIELD!
Emotions are the aesthetic glue of the work.
All good art is based on a truth;
it is about working towards an unknown.
The Intellects Are Wrong.
Stop Thinking and Start Feeling!
Trust the intuitive voice.
Sounds easy, but it’s not. Why do you think so few artists work in this manner?

When creating pictorial or sculptural objects, it is risky to trust the intuitive nature of emotions and the intellectual information that comes from observation.

For me, the only way to overcome this risk is in the language of abstraction.

The process of abstraction is one of spontaneity, flexibility, and trusting the intuitive nature of the act. Also inherent is an emotional reaction and metaphorical reckoning on the part of the viewer. All of this helps to create a new visual language in which to address the issues behind the visual statement.

The issues behind my work are personal and autobiographical. I work with these issues because they are my attempt to find my own true identity in a divisive social structure. Maybe in a way I am trying to find a momentary calm while existing in a society that is full of hostility and hatred.

These works are about extremes, how they need each other to define each other, and the tension that is created when opposites are thrust together. The compositions—sometimes simple, other times complex—aid in the process of building these works. As the work progresses it evolves. Sometimes black and white is dominant and other times, color, much as life is not always—if ever—on an even plain.

The black and white tends to be the backbone of each piece. It is about the constant struggle of good and bad, life and death, control, rigidity, and—sometimes—sick humor.

The color is entirely about emotions. They are something we all have, yet many people avoid them. If one does not trust them, they can have a profoundly negative effect. To embrace them leads to a positive integration into one’s self, and a healthy way of expressing them. No matter what one does, they will always be there.

I concentrate on the history of the process so that it silently complicates the depth of the object. By juxtaposing complicated geometric patterns with freehand shapes and line, works are created that stimulate, disturb, and distill feeling. The viewer, through a metaphorical language, must attempt to resolve this tension and find the truth in these works.

These pieces are about looking for emotional truth in a post-modern world. I constantly ask myself, “Where do I fit in? Am I legitimate?” I ask the same of these pieces. Where do they fit in? Are they painting, sculpture or mixed media? I leave it to each viewer to answer the question.

— William H. Thielen


Artist Statment

These works are about extremes, how they need each other to define each other, and the tension that is created when opposites are thrust together.  The compositionsósometimes simple, other times complexóaid in the process of building these works.  As the work progresses it evolves.  Sometimes black and white is dominant and other times, color, much as life is not alwaysóif everóon an even plain. 

The black and white tends to be the backbone of each piece.  It is about the constant struggle of good and bad, life and death, control, rigidity, andósometimesósick humor.  

The color is entirely about emotions.  They are something we all have, yet many people avoid them.  If one does not trust them, they can have a profoundly negative effect.  To embrace them leads to a positive integration into oneís self, and a healthy way of expressing them.  No matter what one does, they will always be there.

Artist Biography

A native of Pierre, South Dakota, with both a B.S. and M.F.A. in Art, Thielen has also studied with Judy Pfaff, Ross Bleckner and Charles Cohen.  He has been a full-time studio artist, living and working in Carbondale, Illinois, since 1980.  His abstract work runs the gamut: painting, drawing, sculpture, print and installations.  

 
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