Posts tagged ‘Bay Area Artists’

November 28, 2018

In the Fields: Botanical Lore at Arts Benicia

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

In The Fields: Botanical Lore

The history of art shows us that artists and plants are a natural pairing. Artists have been creating botanical lore for centuries, inspired by the forms, colors, myths, metaphors, science, and symbolism of plants. WIth over 100 works by Bay Area artists, working in a variety of media, this beautiful exhibit is open to the public in the Historic Benicia Arsenal.

 

 

Entreaty, Corn Lily 158, 36 x 36 in. oil on panel. 2017. Artist: Lorrie Fink
Photographer: John Janc

Participating artists:

Heidi Almosara  |  Bobbie Altman  |  Janis Anton  |  Jenny Arevalo  |  Paula Boas  |  Polly Bradbury
Carla Marie Bratt  |  Paul Braybrook  |  Mark Bremer  |  Pat Calabro  |  Lara Cannon  |  Gerry Chapleski
Debi Cooper  |  Lynne Cunningham  |  Merry Curran Gregg  |  Nikki Basch-Davis  |  Shari Arai DeBoer
Vicki Byrum Dennis  |  Hedi B. Desuyo  |  Greg Dietrich  |  Steve Donegan  |  Gary Eleinko  |  Barbara Ellard
Linda L. Ellinwood  |  Marguerite Elliot  |  Lorrie Fink  |  Maura Freeman  |  Virginia S. George
Nancy  Gesimondo  |  Sonia   Gill  |  Lisa Toby Goodman  |  Vicki Gunter  |  Nicolin Haines
Karen Hatzigeorgiou  |  John Haubrich  |  Frank Hoeffler  |  Yue Jiang  |  Joanna Kidd  |  Lauren Kussro
Lynda Kusuma  |  Vanda Lavar  |  Christine Lemor  |  Teeda LoCodo  |  Rosanna Lyons  |  Elise Marshall
Roger Matsumoto  |  Pat Mayer  |  Sonya McAlister  |  Kimberly McCarthy  |  Susan McCarty
Pamela McCauley  |  Erin McCluskey Wheeler  |  David McCrae  |  Teagan McLarnan  |  Julia McLeod
Connie Millholland  |  Marc Newton  |  Kelsey Nollette  |  Mary Parkerson  |  Chuck Potter  |  Ajean Ryan
Robert Schwiebert  |  Roxanne Sexauer  |  Jimmy “James” Shier  |  Mary Shisler  |  Joan Siem
Susan Silvester  |  John Smither  |  Jeff Snell  |  Allison Spreadborough  |  Megan St.Clair  |  Jennifer Tachera
Tanzanight  |  Gene Thomas  |  Dee Tivenan  |  Amy Torgeson  |  Ouida  Touchon  |  Lucia P. Tsang
Steph Van Doren  |  Lisa Warren  |  Jan Watten  |  Diane Williams  |  Laura Sharp Wilson
Danielle Wogulis  |  Emil Yanos  |  June Yokell  |  Linda Zupcic

Jennifer Perlmutter, Juror, balances the influences of nature and civilization in her work, combining environmental character with urban features in a complex layering to create a push-pull of color, figure and texture. Botanicals were her first subjects, used to explore watercolors and oils in the late 90s. She produced chinoiserie, artwork and deep, layered finishes on high-end furniture, featured in LA’s Pacific Design Center. Perlmutter ultimately found her niche in mixed media on wood and canvas, which is her predominant medium today. She opened a gallery in Lafayette, CA in 2014, exhibiting a diverse program of contemporary art. Perlmutter’s work has been widely commissioned, collected internationally, and shown in New York, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit offering diverse and relevant exhibitions in its gallery and at other exhibition venues in Benicia; engaging public programs; creative workshops for adults; and inspiring youth arts educational programming. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the California Bay Area regional art scene for over 31 years, supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.

Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA  94510 | artsbenicia.org | 707-747-0131

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June 8, 2018

Richmond Art Center, Summer 2018

Lots going on at the Richmond Art Center! Two of my paintings are included in concurrent exhibits.

Small Works: Selections by Phil Linhares

I’m honored that my work was selected for this show and received a Juror’s Award.

About the Juror: Former Chief Curator of the Oakland Museum of California, Philip Linhares has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, including solo exhibitions of the work of Leon Golub, Joan Brown, Jim Nutt, Bruce Nauman, and Ruth Asawa. In the Oakland Museum of California’s recent gallery transformation and reinstallation, Linhares directed the installation on Folk Art and Counter Culture including works by Peter Mason Bond and Martin Ramirez (Folk Art) and Wally Hedrick, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner (Counter Culture).

You can read an interview with Phil Linhares here.

Annual Members Show.  Two hundred participants!

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
510.620.6772

No Turning Back, Corn Lily 185. 10 x 10″, oil on panel. Small Works.
For Crying Out Loud, Corn Lily 155. 36 x 36″, oil on panel. Members Show.

Photos: John Janca.

May 23, 2018

Featured Artist: Berkeley Art Center, May–June 2018

 

Each month, the Berkeley Art Center features a member artist on its website, highlighting the breadth and variety of mediums, processes and concepts engaged by our community.

I am honored to be selected as Featured Artist for May-June 2018, and encourage member artists to apply for this wonderful opportunity to share your work and information about your practice.

To visit the Featured Artist page click HERE.

To visit Berkeley Art Center’s Instagram page, click HERE

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
510-644-6893

Hours: Wed–Sat, 11 am –5 pm

Image above: Entreaty, Corn Lily 157, 36 x 36″, oil/panel. 2017.
Artist: Lorrie Fink, Photographer: John Janca

November 3, 2017

Beyond Landscapes

119 Dreaming Lamar Valley 12x12 oil panl 2015

Gray Loft Gallery presents Beyond Landscapes, a group exhibit of landscape-inspired art, featuring abstract, traditional, and non-traditional works in a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing and watercolor by a roster of amazing artists. Curated by Jan Watten. (Image: Dreaming Lamar Valley, Lorrie Fink)

Exhibit: November 10 – December 8, 2017

2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 499-4556
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment

Artists’ opening reception: 2nd Friday, November 10, 6 – 9 pm
Oakland Plaid Friday Weekend: Saturday, November 25, 11:00 – 6:00 pm
Jingletown Winter Art Walk: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3, 11:00 – 6:00 pm

Closing Reception: 2nd Friday, December 8, 6 – 9 pm

Participating artists:
Åke Grunditz
Barbara Nussell
Betty Jo Costanzo
Chad Herrera
Christine Watten
Donna Fenstermaker
Eben Ostby
Ed Summerfield
Francine Hsu Davis
Gale Antokal
Ginny Parsons
Gordon Pagnello
Jamey Brzezinski
Jan Erion
Jan Watten
Javier Manirque
JM Golding
Joni-Marie Theodorsen
June Yokell
Karyn Yandow
Larry Davidson
Lin Fischer
Lisa Rigby
Lorrie Fink
Lynn McGeever
Noga Wizansky
Paul Feinberg
Renee Doty
Shelley Hoyt
Stacy Rosevear
Stephanie Williamson
Steven Andresen
Steven Raskin
Styrous
Susan Scott
Tim Hill

About Gray Loft Gallery:
Gray Loft Gallery was voted Best Art Gallery in 2016 and 2017 in the Oakland Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

September 16, 2017

Collect! Art Auction and Exhibit at Berkeley Art Center, Sept 16, 6–9 pm

Artist: Lorrie Fink
Photographer: John Janca

Berkeley Art Center’s largest annual event features a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. My painting Second Wind, Corn Lily 116 is among the works that are offered. (oil on panel, 12″ x 12″)

Preview the work here

Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food provided by chef Hugh Groman and music by The Window Trio. Interact with poets and postcard machines and celebrate Berkeley Art Center’s 50th Anniversary year!

Main Event
Saturday, September 16, 6 – 9 pm.
Tickets: $50 / $40 BAC Members

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709
510-644-6893
http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org

June 16, 2016

Backyard Beauty at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA

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Demetra Theofanous, glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

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works by Ellen Little, Sawyer Rose, Lorrie Fink, Anne Subercaseaux

 

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Ellen Little, watercolors; Demetra Theofanous (glass nest), Dean Bensen (glass trunk)

 

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Lorrie Fink, paintings

 

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Glass sculpture, Dean Bensen

 

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works by Ellen Little, Sawyer Rose, Lorrie Fink

 

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Sawyer Rose, metal paintings; Emily Farish, charcoal drawing

 

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Dominique Piana, harpist. Paintings by Lorrie Fink

 

Flower pods pounded from metal, shadows cast on a walkway, tree trunks and nests made of glass, watercolors larger than life, exuberant colorful oil paintings.

I encourage everyone to visit this exquisite show at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton, CA, thoughtfully curated by Julie Finegan of the Firehouse Arts Center. The exhibit showcases the work of seven artists, who use a range of materials to express their experiences of nature. Beautifully installed, the energy of these works flows from room to room, offering an oasis of harmony in a turbulent world.

Harrington Gallery
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Gallery Hours: W–F, 1–5 pm; Sat, 11 am–3 pm

Backyard Beauty featured artists:
Dean Bensen, glass sculpture
Emily Farish, charcoal drawings
Lorrie Fink, oil paintings
Ellen Little, watercolor paintings
Sawyer Rose, metal sculpture

Anne Subercaseaux
Demetra Theofanous, glass sculpture

October 24, 2014

Collect! at Berkeley Art Center, Saturday, October 25, 2014

Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, October 25, 5-9 pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709

Ticketed Event

VIP Reception 5-6 pm 
Early admission includes special food and wine, the chance to mix and mingle with donor artists and the honorary host committee, and time to develop your strategy to bring home your favorite artwork.  Take advantage of “buy it now” pricing.

Auction Main Event: 6-9 pm

Collect! is Berkeley Art Center’s largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food, and celebrate Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own.

Here is a link to Collect! details.

View the entire auction is online here!

Facebook link

Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
VIP Reception: $70 in advance, $75 at the door
Children under 18 are free!
Purchase tickets here
 
(And in case you didn’t hear, yes, we will be showing
Game 4 of the World Series LIVE during Collect!)

 

My painting, Thistle, Oakland/Gold Green 211 will be offered during this event. I’ll be there to greet you on Saturday evening.

Lorrie Fink Thistle Oakland 211

Thistle, Oak/Gold Green 211. Oil on panel 10×10 in. L. Fink.