Monday, April 30, 2012

Scenes of Tustin Packs The House!

Party time!
Thank you to all the friends, family and artists who attended the Scenes of Tustin 2012 Artist Reception last Saturday! We had a fabulous turnout and were thrilled to see so many happy faces! We packed Chemers Gallery with an astounding array of artwork from both professional and amateur artists that showed off our favorite views of Tustin landscape, architecture and community. Well done, everyone!

Participating artists Bernard Echanow, Beverly Weber-Fow & Nancy Goldman

Just look at this crowd!

The talented Montelongo family - Ian (winner of 1st Place, Professional Division), Shelby & Soraya

Carrol Ann Wolf, winner of an Honorable Mention in the Amateur Division

2nd Place Amateur Division winner Max Ollendorff

Sandra Morrison with her pastel "Beets Abound"
 As an added treat, some of the participating Scenes of Tustin artists joined us during the day on Saturday for the Enderle Center's Spring Fling to demonstrate their talents to passersby. Watching the creative process is such a treat! We're planning to bring you more opportunities to watch some of our talented artists work their magic throughout the spring and summer months - stay tuned for details!

Tustin Art League member Marsha Lindsey demonstrates her watercolor technique

Marsha Lindsey's watercolors

Nancy Goldman discusses her silk painting with Dana Cooper

Dori Dewberry (Honorable Mention, Professional Division) with a work in progress

Julie Hill, watercolor artist and winner of the Enderle Center Choice Award

Julie Hill & Dana Cooper

Dori Dewberry, Dana Cooper & Julie Hill before the evening's festivities

And who could forget Noah, Aunt Karen's helper for the day? There's always time for a whipped cream break!
Thank you to all of the participating Tustin Art League members and talented professional and amateur artists! This is some of the strongest work we've seen yet!

If you weren't able to join us over the weekend, Scenes of Tustin 2012 will be on display until
May 12th, so there's plenty of time left to pick your favorite vista!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Local Scenes from Artists Far and Wide

For half a decade, Chemers Gallery has been proud to partner with the Tustin Art League to bring you the annual Scenes of Tustin exhibit. This year is no exception! We're excited to see how much the show has grown and matured over the last 5 years. More artists have submitted work for the show than ever before and we think that the current show boasts some of the best artwork to date.

Scenes of Tustin 2012 brings you familiar images of local landscape, architecture and community from amateur and professional artists. Artworks range in medium from oils, watercolor and pastel to photography, mixed media and printmaking.

Come on in to discover a new favorite vista or two and meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, April 28th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. If you can't make it that evening, you can still catch the show through May 12th. All works are available for sale and can be previewed on our website or in person after April 25th.

2012 Participating Artists:

Dana Cooper | Kevin Davidson | *Dori Dewberry | Jennifer Geisert | Nancy Goldman
Julie Hill | Steve Kell | Linda Keyes | Carl Lind | *Ian Montelongo | Alan Moores
Jonde Northcutt | Alan Nowell | *Paige Oden | Max Rodriguez | *Sharyn Sakimoto
*John Sawyer | Barbara Shaw | *Kim VanDerHoek | Carolyn Westfall | *Jim Wodark

Janet Bludau | *Marcia Divona | Bernard Echanow | Carolyn Hoffman | Janis Hunter
Prerana Kulkarni | Christine Lind | *Gwendolyn Lind | Marsha Lindsey | *Sherry Marger
*Shelby Montelongo | Sandra Morrison | Verinda Mudan | *Max Ollendorff
Elizabeth Sawyer | Thomas Sawyer | Beverly Weber-Fow | Sandra Wessel | *Carrol Ann Wolf
*indicates award-winner

Why not make a day of it? Many of the above artists will be painting and demonstrating outside Chemers Gallery during the Enderle Center's Spring Fling event on April 28th from 12pm - 6pm!

The Tustin Art League (TAL), a Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) program, is an organization of visual artists whose purpose is to provide a venue for information, exposure, and growth of each member artist and to focus their talents in an effort to enhance the visual arts within the community to enrich and energize citizens of all ages. For more information about TAL, please visit their blog.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Tremendous Talents of Two Locals

We, at Chemers Gallery, love our artists and we love it when they visit us with new work! Check out the latest from two first-rate painters.

Bonnie Holmes

Bonnie Holmes is one busy, multi-talented lady! Not only does she split her time between her native southern California and Montana, she also paints as much as she can AND she maintains her line of spa-quality skin care!

Santa Anas by Bonnie Holmes, oil on canvas board

Bonnie recently brought in 4 new seascapes for your enjoyment. These paintings are very special, full of her signature soft colors and atmospheric lighting. You can just about hear the waves crashing and smell the salt breezes. A self-professed "city girl," Bonnie was really introduced to the beauty of the great outdoors by her husband and his love of fly-fishing. Over the years she has taken classes and workshops to further her artistic development.

Bonnie Holmes Skincare

You may not know this about our Bonnie, but she's also a skilled esthetician. Her line of facial cremes, cleansers, masques and scrubs are gentle and made with natural ingredients. Perfect for pampering yourself or your loved ones, Bonnie Holmes Skincare leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed and healthy. CLICK HERE for a full list of products and pricing.

Sycamore Trail by Jim Wodark, oil on canvas board

Jim Wodark

Another busy guy, Jim Wodark, dropped in recently, too - twice in one day! He just keeps getting better and better. Have you noticed that his colors are growing more vibrant? Jim's local landscapes and seascapes retain his signature look and style.

He frequently paints the California coastline at Laguna Beach in addition to the state's more rural terrain found in Irvine Regional Park and in our local mountains and canyons.

Jim's skill at capturing his subject is unequivocal. Up next, Jim will be turning his keen eye upon our city of Tustin to be exhibited in our upcoming Scenes of Tustin 2012 exhibit with the Tustin Art League!

Don't forget - the Scenes of Tustin 2012 exhibit with TAL and local professional and amateur artists is fast approaching! Join us for the Artist Reception on Saturday, April 28th 5:30 - 8:00pm. Stay tuned for participating artists and more!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's Getting Close!

The Tustin Art League and Chemers Gallery are hard at work getting ready for Scenes of Tustin 2012. This will be our 5th annual juried exhibit of professional and amateur artists that will feature familiar images of local landscape, architecture and community. The show has been gaining in popularity since our first one in 2008 and we have a feeling that this one will be the biggest yet! If you haven't done so already, be sure to mark your calenders for the artist reception on Saturday, April 28th, 5:30 - 8:00pm. We're sure you'll find a new and unique way to view Tustin and its surrounding area.

We already have a handful of confirmed participating professional artists but check back after April 25th to see the full list!

Dana Cooper
Dori Dewberry
Nancy Goldman
Julie Hill
Linda Keyes
Ian Montelongo
Jonde Northcutt
Max Rodriguez
Sharyn Sakimoto
John Sawyer
Kim Vanderhoek
Jim Wodark

If you can't make it to the artist reception, don't worry!
You can still catch the show through May 12th!

By the way, there's still time left to enter the show. CLICK HERE for entry forms and details.

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