The show is put on by PAVA, the professional association of visual artists [Link].
There are about eighty artists in the show, far too many for me to cover, but here's a selection...
|Work by James Michaels|
Traditional Japanese ways with Western influences characterize Misao Adachi's work. A lot of his work is about the Japanese coming of age ceremony, which takes place when women turn twenty years of age. The works are marked by attention to the formal aspects of the clothing, meaning, the ceremony, and transience. In the painting below left, all these aspects come into play. Note the figure is watching an ethereal looking paper balloon float away over the water.
|Misao Adachi, "Reflection"|
Rebecca Skelton is a premier draughtswoman, perhaps the best in our area. She can be seen standing surrounded by her work at left. Her drawings have many dimensions, including personal, expressive, philosophical, feminist and more ongoing simultaneously. Treat yourself and make time to spend with this work, even the small pieces.
Full disclosure....another two of Rebecca's drawings found their way to my place today.
|Sarah Thee Campagna and her work|
|Work by Sarah Thee Campagna|
On the left is Bruce Ferguson with this oil on wood painting " Red Roots, Skinny Water". His estuarine environment paintings of mangroves are luxurious expressive landscapes, or portraits of specific plants as only one who has spent thousands of hours in the water can see them..
|Coralette Damme (c.) her work and two customers|
In the interests of full disclosure, another of Coralette's works found its way home today. I had to wait a long time for the line to thin out to get this picture. I have reviewed her work many times in this space. It is strong, growing stronger, and still a bargain.
The show will be open on Sunday, July 22nd. Parking was fairly easy today, and the AC was just right. And it's free.