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Illogical | Illusion Exhibition begins tomorrow

Abstract painting
“The Neighborhood,” oil on canvas, 11″x14″, signed, framed.

“The Neighborhood” will be unveiled for its first showing at The Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA, at the Illogical | Illusion Exhibition tomorrow 8am-5pm, Fri, July 12th—Tue, August 20th 2019.  Sixteen or more other artists are scheduled to be showing using this theme.

“Please view Illogical | Illusion as your opportunity to broadly challenge the viewer through manipulation of elements in the picture plane, intriguing composition, content or process and bold choices”  — Ventura County Arts Council.

“The Neighborhood” was conceived in imagination using the fertile class notes of my non-objective teacher, the late Paul M. Scott, himself a student of legendary abstract-expressionist, Hans Hoffman.

“As reality and abstractions intersect, and colors mix on the canvas, the painting begins to take shape, but is transformed into a new work. Specific techniques toward spatial, mostly non‐objective elements are introduced. While things can get a little chaotic, I know the painting will be successful when all the elements work together” — C.W.

“The Neighborhood” was a two-month project, spanning May 3 thru July 8, 2019.  Price is set for $1500.

Reception & Awards Ceremony

The Atrium Gallery
The Atrium Gallery

I invite you to join me and the other exhibition artists for a reception at The Atrium Gallery on  Friday, July 26, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00pm, Ventura County Gvt Ctr, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA. Cash prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided.

Map to the Atrium Gallery
Map to The Atrium Gallery, Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA
Viewing Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00

Spring Art Festival

You are invited to the 7th Annual Spring Art Festival and Sale at Le Chêne French Cuisine Gardens, Sunday, April 28th , 10am-4pm, for one day only. Forty-five artists, including this writer, will be represented. With warmer and drier weather on the way, the event is expected to be a smashing success. I’ll be there the whole day to greet guests so come keep me company, enjoy Sunday brunch, meet some people, and pursue your artistic curiosity.

Le Chêne, or “The Oak” in French, located on Sierra Highway, is host for the show and has been a French cuisine fixture in the Santa Clarita Valley area for 30 years. With a prior business history going back to the early 1900s, film star Clark Gable is said to have frequented the bar with friends during his motorcycle years. The restaurant has been host to countless weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations when only first class will do.

While no prior registration for the show is required, a reservation for brunch is recommended (661-251-4315). Be sure to request your 15% art festival discount when settling your brunch bill.

The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association (SCAA) comprises local artists of varying genres, meeting together monthly for demos by other artists. The SCAA also creates and manages events year round including hotels, hospitals, libraries, and other restaurants. Membership is a reasonable $50 per year. For more information about the SCAA and this show, visit the SCAA website or on Facebook.