Monday, August 25, 2008

It's That Time Again!

Save the Date!
Chemers Gallery
17th Annual Children's Book Illustration Show and Signing
Saturday, December 6, 2008

Presale of books and illustrations will begin October 1, 2008

This year's featured illustrators are:

Elisa Kleven

Beth Krommes

Holly Meade

Zachary Pullen

Melissa Sweet

Mark your calendars now! It's going to be a great show, filled with exciting artwork and wonderful books! Don't forget, part of the proceeds from this year's show will be donated to Ronald McDonald House, a children's charity that strives to improve the health and well-being of children through its programs. To learn more about Ronald McDonald House, visit their website HERE.

We'll keep you posted on the developments of this year's Children's Book Illustration Show, so keep checking the blog!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

SAC Clay - Santa Ana College Invitational Show of Faculty & Student Work

The best of clay forms by
current/former faculty and advance-level students.

After many years, the ceramic artists of of Santa Ana College (SAC) are back at Chemers Gallery. You won't want to miss the opportunity to see this exciting and diverse exhibit. The show has been curated by SAC professor, Patrick S. Crabb, whose work is collected widely throughout the US and abroad. The work of twenty-two advanced level students and eight faculty members will be featured.

September 6-20, 2008

Artists' Opening reception:
Saturday, September 6, 2008

Enderle Center
17300 17th Street, #G
Tustin, CA 92780

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

More images will be posted after 9/2. Check our blog updates.

SAC Clay department is known for its rigorous, well-focused high profile clay program. Crabb's intent is to promote conceptual thinking, manipulating the already-learned techniques to create one-of-a-kind objects.

Works submitted by students reflect past semester projects. Each semester has a definite focus with specific projects to complete, along with a theme or concept in mind. Such ethereal themes include illusion, humor, narrative, ethnicity, art movement, primitive culture, etc. Wonderful interpretations and translations are formed by the students in their clay projects.

Some of the faculty members participating in this exhibit have taken part-time teaching positions in Crabb’s class for one year each. Crabb chooses young graduates who would like to try the experience of teaching. “This format keeps the system open and flowing, providing first-hand experience. Many have now continued teaching in various colleges and universities. Their works have now matured and are even more worthy of sharing with the public,” says Crabb.

Ceramic Artists Karen Sullivan | Debbie Kupinsky | Jeff Netzer | Jane Nishii | Garrett Stryker | Scott Young | Steve Davis | Karl Tani | Carol Miura | Susie Munger | Patrick Crabb | Bruce Robertson | Nadia Souetre | Cathy Eriksen | Carol Needham | Shari Mildon | Richard Barrier | Tim Keenan | Shahpoor Sotoodeh | Hyunja Kim | Jim Olson | Grace Chang | Dana Sydlik | Barbara Freeman | Steve Hsu | Louis Fuentes | Elsie Amendt | Joyce Redwillow | Tad Kamiya | Peggy Sue Harper | Bill Henke

Escape to Sonoma Valley and Beyond with Carol Jessen

Sonoma Vines
Carol Jessen
Oil on Board

After begging Carol Jessen to send us more of her fabulous work, we finally have a few new paintings to show you! She spent some time recently in California's Sonoma Valley and has sent us two of the resulting landscapes, one of which is pictured above. Carol is really showing her previous experience in pastels with Sonoma Vines - she's applied the oil paint so softly, yet with such a rich hue of color that at first glance we mistook it for a pastel! Sonoma Vines soothes the soul, with lavender mist over the lush valley and the softly glowing tips of the leaves on the grape vines.

Distant Lights
Carol Jessen
Oil on Board

Distant Lights offers a wonderful view of the fog rolling into San Francisco over the bay. While differing from her usual cityscapes, Carol's signature style is maintained in this glossy, ready to hang oil on board. Her rich attention to detail never wavers, no matter the subject. Carol and yet again masterfully captured the warmth within the city.

Come on in to take a look at Carol's new landscapes and her classic cityscapes before they're all snatched up!

Click HERE to see more of Carol Jessen's work.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

The Dreamscapes of Mary Zarbano

Mother and Child
Mary Zarbano
Oil on Canvas

Chemers Gallery has long carried works by noted artist Mary Zarbano. We now have several exciting new paintings, both on paper and on canvas, as well as a delightful series of paper mache vases and sculptures. Mary is very spiritual, and is heavily influenced by her dreams. She often features feminine figures in her paintings, alone and in pairs. She explores themes of sisterhood and familial relationships. Mother and Child visually explores the interconnection of parent and offspring, highlighting the gaze between them. Her flat, almost misty backgrounds draw you into Mary's dream-like worlds. Her paintings are deeply personal and introspective, and cause you to consider the significance of your own dreams.

Purple Seated Bird Lady
Mary Zarbano
Paper Mache

Purple Seated Bird Lady is a wonderful small-scale sculpture, measuring only six inches tall. She appears bound by her bright floral dress, with three small black bird friends. Although she is confined, she doesn't look unhappy. Instead, she has a small Mona Lisa-like smile on her serene face. Although Mary didn't consciously intend for the birds to have any significance, there are some who attribute bird forms to the soul, while others suggest that birds are symbols of motherhood.

Mary attributes her creative talent to her mother, whom she spent part of her adult life caring for, as well as for her two daughters. She found the time to earn her MFA from Cal State Long Beach, and taught at Saddleback College, all while pursuing her own visions.

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