Date: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/15/20
DECEMBER EXHIBIT: PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO ALL
EXHIBIT DATES: November 23 – January 3, 2021
Sonoma County artists, Willow Laland, Gail Morgan, Donna Schaffer, Ron Sumner, Laura Roney, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston present a seasonal offering, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All, a collection of works that highlight beloved facets of this special time of year. Laland’s “Sonoma Vintages,” highlighting this region’s contribution to seasonal festivities is complemented by Schaffer’s “Moonlit Gazebo,” drawing us into the wonder of a moonlit scene. Morgan, Sumner and Roney contributions focus on our feathered and furry friends. Hoting’s jewelry craftings in silver are the height of elegance – unique and stunning. Tobin-Charleston’s joyful jewelry strikes just the right color note, whatever your mood, outfit or season.
Guest Artist: Gale McKee strikes high tone color notes in her eclectic collection of acrylic paintings. Her works present strong interpretations of the figure, landscape and still life. McKee’s graphic design background comes through in her interesting designs. McKee is newly transplanted to Sonoma County from Marin, where she had a studio and participated in open studio shows. McKee’s guest artist exhibit runs until January 3, 2021.
New Gallery Member Artist: Tosya Shore is a welcome addition as a local watercolorist, whose works highlight the flowing beauty of the medium, whether depicting a cityscape or country scene. Watercolor is beloved for its spontaneous qualities and this is what captured Shore when she began painting over twenty years ago. She credits her teachers for urging her to persevere to the point where now, as she says, “I enjoy the process and let go of the result as it became my passion.” Shore is a recently retired software engineer.
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features consignment artist offerings, many under $50. Find just the perfect earrings, necklace or bracelet from collections by jewelers Hamida Judith Dides, Elaine Greene, Brittany Ketcham-Roney, Lorie Marsh, JoAnna Noble, Aaron Poovey, Barbara Tocher, or Robert Yelland. Glass artists Brian and Nancy Roberts, Melissa McCann, and Branka Harris present beautiful pieces ranging from fine art to decorative boxes and flower vases. Ceramic artists JoAnn Cassady, Peggy Parr, Karen Norton and Randy Snyder offer works to enhance any home décor. Photographers Michael Ecton and Alexis Greenberg present a wide choice of images, including stunning vineyard scenes. Animal sculptures by Nancy Winn (paper mache) and Sten Hoiland (wire) are ever popular for their depiction of the delightful antics of our favorite creatures.
Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. (707) 431-4214. Holiday Season Hours: Open daily: 11am – 6 pm; December 5, 12, 18 Open 11 – 8; December 24, closed early; Closed December 25 – Happy Holidays www.upstairsartgallery.net
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