Posts tagged ‘natural world’

December 8, 2018

Frond Frenzy

OS reminder frenzy MCThis weekend I’ll be holding an Open Studio, with new works from my recent series “Before the Clocks Held Time.”

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 11 am to 5 pm
Oakland, California

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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

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 28, 2017

Color Feast! Open Studio, Sunday, Dec. 3

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Here is a selection of small oil paintings from the Out Loud/Corn Lily series. These range in size from 8 x 8 to 12 x 12 inches, with larger dimensions available.

Also available: Wild Things/Thistles & Poppies, Sunflowers, Kettle Ponds, and more!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

11 am to 5pm, rain or shine!

For more information: lorrie@lorriefink.com

April 2, 2017

Paintings at The Gardener, Spring 2017

The Gardener
Several of my paintings are now available at The Gardener at all three store locations: Fourth Street in Berkeley, San Francisco Ferry Building, and Healdsburg in Sonoma County, offering a selection of Thistle, Poppy, and Corn Lily paintings. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit these exquisite stores. I’m quite thrilled!

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September 27, 2016

Botanical Languages

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North Berkeley Investment Partners is proud to present:

BOTANICAL LANGUAGES

selected works by
Lorrie Fink, Sonia Gill, Lee McCaffree & Katie McCann

Four Bay Area artists with four unique perspectives explore the beauty, mystery, and universal appeal of the botanical world. From technical to fantastic, from expressive to abstract, their work compellingly illustrates our enduring connection to a natural world.

Join us for the reception! Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 pm

Exhibition: September – November 2016
Reception: Wednesday, Sept, 28, 2016, 5:30–7:30 pm

North Berkeley Investment Partners
1820 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 528-5820
Hours: M–F, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

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

March 24, 2016

All Things Plant Life

Reconciling Our Differences, Corn Lily 148, 2015 Lorrie FInk.

 

Partners Gallery of Ft. Bragg, CA is proud to present three artists selected by curator Carrie Lederer for the juried exhibit, All Things Plant Life. Ms. Lederer, a widely respected artist and curator, is Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA.

All Things Plant Life showcases the work of these artists:

Lorrie Fink – Paintings

Tanya Lin- Photography

Hopi Breton- Sculpture

Exhibition runs: March 31 – May 1, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION:  April 1, 5–8 pm

Address: 335 N. Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA, north of Mendocino.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Monday, 10 am–5 pm
Sundays, 10 am–4 pm

707 962-0233
www.partnersgallery.com

Image: Reconciling Our Differences, Corn Lily 148. Oil on panel. 2015. Lorrie Fink.

March 8, 2016

Inside and Outside the Studio

Enjoying a sunny morning after the recent rains.

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Above: Out of Our Depth, Corn Lily 152. 36×36 oil on panel, 2016. L.Fink

 

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Day Lily