Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: "PRESS ON" by the Inkspots of San Buenaventura

                “PRESS ON” – by the Inkspots of San Buenaventura

   A collection of new works by Ventura County’s only printmaking group.

 

 

WHAT:       11th Annual exhibition of new works on paper

WHERE:     643 Project Space, 643 Ventura Ave. Ventura, CA 93001

WHEN:       Artist Opening Reception November 2,2018   5:00-8:00pm                                               Exhibition Dates: November 2 through November 30, 2018

 

The public is invited to attend the Artists Reception: November 2, 2018 5:00—8:00 p.m.

During the First Friday ArtWalk; There will be a FREE DRAWING for the Inkspots 2018

FOLIO (10 original prints) at 7 p.m.—ALL are WELCOME! 

 

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00—4:00 p.m. November 3, 10, 17  & 24;and by appointment

(email: inkspotsventura@hotmail.com) 

 

The inkspots of San Buenaventura are a group of artists dedicated to creating original prints using

a variety of techniques including etching, collagraph, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock,

and digital manipulation.

 

“Press On” exhibit will include the works of artists Christina Altfeld, Beverly Decker, Virginia

Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Howell, Tiger Huang, Colleen M. Kelly,

Sandra McCullough, Inés Monguió, Leslie Plimpton and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual

styles are as unique as the artists themselves.

 

These artists hail from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland, and Santa Barbara—with some members

participating in additional organizations such as the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the

California Society of Printmakers, and the Santa Barbara Printmakers. 

 

The inkspots present their annual group exhibition at 643 Project Space each November. In 

addition to their work in the gallery, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book project.

The folio this year will include a limited edition print by each artist and will be offered for sale.

There will also be a FREE drawing for the inkspots 2018 Folio and this will take place at the

Opening Reception on November 2nd (during the First Friday ArtWalk) at 7:00 p.m. 

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D.I.Filipinx
Oct
5
to Oct 27

D.I.Filipinx

D.I.Filipinx

 

Aaron Dadacay

Cirilo Domine

Tala Mateo

Maryrose C. Mendoza

Christine Morla

Chris Sicat

Maria Villote

 

 

 

Alluding totheDIY (or "do-it-yourself") aesthetic,D.I.Filipinx is a group show presenting seven contemporary Filipino-American artists—Aaron Dadacay, Cirilo Domine, Tala Mateo, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Christine Morla, Chris Sicat, and Maria Villote—whose works share a handcrafted, self-sufficient approach to artmaking, as well as sensibilities that are perhaps inherent in the cultural roots of the Philippines, where invention and creativity are day-to-day constants.

 

While the works in D.I.Filipinxvary conceptually and in terms of media, the artists are all driven by process, a sense of exploration, and their own individual ingenuity. Additionally, each artist employs alternative materials to create, build, and exhibit transformation in their pieces.

 

Multimedia artist Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza reinterprets everyday objects to explore cultural perception. Mendoza’s oversized soft-sculptural representation of a comfort food from her childhood also depicts anxiety over “otherness” and class differences experienced during her formative years growing up in America. Alternatively, based on a native traditional Filipino tool, Maria Villote’s sculpture is a non-functional, skeuomorphic coconut scraper conveying multiple meanings.

 

Works by Chris Sicat and Christine Morla involve the metamorphosis of natural materials. Sicat’s redwood sculptures are obsessively and meticulously covered with graphite using hundreds of pencils per piece. With several layers of graphite, the redwood develops a silver sheen that ultimately endows the piece of wood with new life. Using both natural and man-made found materials, Morla’s labor intensive woven sculptural pieces reflect patterns from indigenous textiles.

 

Artists Cirilo Domine and Tala Mateo challenge us to view fabric with a renewed perspective. In a continuing series inspired by tectonic plates, Domine uses rocks found in the San Andreas Fault as a guide to create translated compositions in fabric. The intimate panoramic observations of broken lines channel what the artist feels to be momentous cultural dislocations. Mateo uses fabric and peel off mask as materials and employs the process of printmaking to investigate the idea of memory and to negotiate personal space and identity.

 

 

About the artists

 

Aaron Dadacay was born and raised in the bureaucratic capital of the Philippines during the discourse of one martial law regime, a successful presidential impeachment, and two distinct “People’s Power” revolutions. Dadacay explores the sculptural aspect of the human psyche as derived from cultural affiliations and personal mythologies. As a multidisciplinary artist, the term ‘work’ in relation to his artistic practice pertains to the cultural arrangements that form a person’s identity. He has a BA from UCLA.

 

Philippine-born, American artist Cirilo Dominelives and works in Los Angeles, where he engages the genres of drawing, installation, and mixed media. He received his BA from UCLA and his MFA from UC Irvine. As an undergraduate, he received a Getty grant and interned at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Venice, CA, where he was involved in all aspects of exhibition design. He is also a curator, a collaborator, and an activist and has worked for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate Gallery. Solo exhibition venues includeDeepriverand Commonwealth and Council, and his work has been included in group shows at M&B Gallery, the MAK Center at the Schindler House, Pinta*Dos Philippine Art Gallery, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Plug-In Gallery (Ontario, Canada), and Exit Art in New York.

 

Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, and installation. Mendoza was the recipient of a DCA COLA Award, a New York Art Matters fellowship, and has served residencies at Yaddo Artist Residency, Joshua Tree Highlands, and Air Yosuga in Kyoto, Japan. Her solo exhibitions include: Commonwealth and Council, SolwayJones, YYZ Artist Outlet, and HudsonJones Gallery. Her group exhibitions include: Forum Gallery, SOMA Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum, University of Hawaii, and PlugIn Gallery. Mendoza is an Associate Professor and Drawing Coordinator at Pasadena City College. She received her BA from California State University Los Angeles, her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, and attended the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design.

 

Christine Morla is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator working in painting and installation. She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and a BA from Loyola Marymount University. Christine’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Art Frankfurt in Germany, Rimjaus Gallery in Mexico City, the Armory Show in New York, Torrance Art Museum, Huntington Beach Art Center, 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, Jaus Gallery in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Pinta*Dos Philippine Art Gallery and the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard, among other venues. Christine is an Associate Professor at Oxnard College and Director of the McNish Gallery.

Chris Sícatwas a long time Los Angeles artist and curator before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Otis/Parsons School of Design (BFA) and the New York Academy of Arts (MFA. cum laude). His recent sculptures investigate the natural environment as a platform for process and performance-based art making. Sicat has exhibited his graphite sculptures at Southern Exposure, Intersection for the Arts, Root Division, de Saisset Museum, Palo Alto Art Center  and Swarm Gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. He is represented by K. Imperial Fine Arts in San Francisco. CA. Sicat directed Hatch Gallery (1999 - 2001) in Los Angeles and has independently curated numerous exhibitions such as the Gold Rush at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, the controversial “Rejection Show” which was highlighted on the BBC The World and the upcoming Future IDs at Alcatraz in Fall '18.

 

Maria Villote was born in Manila, Philippines in 1984 and immigrated to the United States ten years later. Villote lived and worked in the Bay Area, where she received a BA in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley. She is one of the co-founders/co-curators of Project: One Night Stand (ONS Projects), an ongoing series of site-specific art exhibits that utilize unexpected and unconventional settings/spaces throughout Ventura County. She was also a recipient of the 2012-2013 Oxnard Cultural Arts Grant.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
7
to Sep 29

Leslie McQuaide, Women's Work: Sightings of the Divine Feminine in 21st Century America

643 Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of Vestments, Shrines and Altars by artist Leslie Ann McQuaide. In her work, Leslie seeks to honor women by building shrines and creating vestments the embody the power women offer the world community. Working with found materials and discarded articles, she seeks to build structures as direct expressions of love that underlies “All that has ever been created.” According to Leslie, her process is a simple one, “I regularly go to the Ventura thrift stores, most particularly the Coalition Against Household Violence. I wander and wait for stuff to call to me, and when it does I take it back to the studio and never know whether the objects are for a current piece or one in the future.” Leslie never forces the found objects towards each other, rather she allows the enchantment of the materials, old and worn, to show their beauty.

 

Leslie has been exhibiting her work locally and around California since 2005, and this is her second solo exhibition. Over the past 4-years she immersed herself in her work, spending hours in her studio in Ventura.

Please join us Friday, September 7, 2018, 5-8:00 pm at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA for her opening reception.

The exhibition runs from September 7 - 28, 2018. 

Gallery Hours: Saturdays/Sundays 9/8-9/25 12-3PM, by appointment 9/8-9/25. Please call 805-644-1349/805-320-8113 to set up an appointment. 

 

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Opening Reception: Han Harader, "The Odyssey," Friday, April 6, 6-9:00pm
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Han Harader, "The Odyssey," Friday, April 6, 6-9:00pm

TYPE OF EVENT: Art Exhibition

LOCATION: 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA; www.643projectspace.com

TITLE: The Odyssey

ARTIST: Han Harader

DATES: April 6 -28, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 6-9:00pm

 

"Using the human body and photography to disrupt an internal confinement. A visual dialog of self-limitation transforming to euphoria." - Han Harader

 

643 Project Space is pleased to exhibit the work of Han Harader, in their first solo exhibition, “The Odyssey.”  Han Harader was adopted at birth then raised in Ventura, California. Growing up as an adopted gay person of color in a white dominated school made Han disassociate from peers early on. Finding art to be the way of relating to others was what led to the studies of life drawing, surrealism, expressionism, and then photography. Harader’s connections with other artists helped shape the artistic direction of their work.

               Through their studies of figure drawing Harader garnered insight into human anatomy and the use of lighting to define form. These early practices provided them with a strong influence in their photographic work. Within the drawings there was typically a mutilation shown that altered the perceived reality.  These tortuous looking figures were hidden from the public because of the correlation they felt between themselves and the works. This twisted image of self is consistently shown throughout Han’s career. 

Photography allowed Han the opportunity to develop a sense of visual story telling. Often portraying an open dialog of resentment towards American beauty standards by allowing the skin to fold over itself while creating organic compositions. The rebellion against these standards is produced in an attempt to break free of what Harader had been compared to. Han leaves these photographed bodies anonymous as an exploration of the limited expression felt throughout early developmental years.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6, 6-9:00pm, at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Please contact mfurmanski@sbcglobal in order to schedule an appointment. 

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Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, FREE OR BEST OFFER, Opening Reception, Fri. Feb. 2, 6-9:00pm
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, FREE OR BEST OFFER, Opening Reception, Fri. Feb. 2, 6-9:00pm

643 Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. Both are artists in their own right, and they started working collaboratively in 2014. Marjorie is a landscape painter, influenced by artists such as, Diebenkorn, Monet, Klimpt, and Kiefer. Bob is a figurative painter who draws influence from the works of Caravaggio, Velazquez, Eakins, and Lucien Freud. These collaborations are an ironic and humorous look at “Americana,” and when they decided to collaborate on a painting they applied their mutual approach and created an interesting hybrid that only slightly resembled their own individual work. Their paintings develop from their ever-growing collection of photographs they take during their travels between their studios in Maine and California. Taking turns painting their respective areas, they might combine mid-western skies, fields from New England, and even carriage-driving Shriners.

 

Originally from St. Louis, Marjorie studied painting and drawing at Washington University in St. Louis. She developed into an abstract artist working with paint and mixed media sculpture. She first started painting landscapes during a trip to Italy in 2001. Bob grew up in Philadelphia and attended both the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and Washington University in St. Louis. Marjorie and Bob met while in graduate school at Washington University. They live most of the year in Southern California, but feel that a change in location shakes up and invigorates their work and keeps it from becoming complacent.

 

The exhibition runs from February 2 to February 24, 2018.There will be an opening reception Friday, February 2, 2018, 6 – 9:00 pm at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Contact Marjorie Moskowitz at 805-289-6273 or email

Monica Furmanski to schedule an appointment at mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net

 

 

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Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Jan Blair, November Pages

Press Release:

643 Project Space is pleased to present November Pages a body of collage works on paper by Los Angeles artist Jan Blair. Blair who operates under the non de plume j.b.beau, has been culling fragments of the New York Times since 2010 creating what she calls “Pages” in which, like an archeologist, she excavates the paper discovering the news within the news.

Blair has been excavating the news for over 20 years. She began with the LA Times but when their format changed, she started working with the NYT and now uses only the Sunday edition exclusively. To date she has created over 900 Pages which are all a part of on-going series, In the New York Times . .  Who Knew? This exhibition represents 63 of those works: November 2016 and November 2017, and a group drawn only from the NYT Magazine, Sept. 2015 – April 2016.

With a longstanding background as a black and white film photographer – Blair has always been drawn to documentary style work – it’s no wonder her photo eye began to traverse the newspaper. Snippets, phrases, and images are re-contextualized, reimagined and re-arranged to give you a new look at current events. Each Sunday’s Pages can only be made from that week’s paper – there is no crossing over in Blair’s strict formatting.

Although the work depends on the news of the day, these works also have a timeless quality. Drawing from the traditions of collage artists and poets like Man Ray, Hannah Hoch, Wallace Berman, Barbara Kruger and William Burroughs, her work not only speaks to the viewer, it speaks to the reader in all of us. In this way, the work takes its place among literary traditions as well as alongside the contemporary visual practices of zines and blogs.

Please join Jan Blair on Friday, December 1, 5:00-8:00pm, for her opening reception at 643 Project Space.

Gallery hours are by appointment only. Please contact M Furmanski at mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net to arrange an appointment. 

 

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Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: "ImPRESSed" The Inkspots!

643 Project Space is excited to host the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the inkspots of San Buenaventura, Ventura County’s only fine art printmaking group.  Titled, “ImPRESSive,” the exhibit will showcase new work by artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger Huang, Colleen Kelly, Ines Monguio, Minga Opazo, Jane Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott.  

 

The inkspots explore the printmaking process through a wide variety of techniques that include monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, photopolymer etching, woodcuts, linocuts and relief prints.  Printmaking is the process of making original artwork by running a prepared surface through a printing press, creating an original work of art on paper using ink as a medium.  The subject matter of the artists’ prints is unique and individual to each artist.  A free drawing for their annual folio project will take place at the reception that includes a signed and numbered print by fourteen artists in the group.  Three additional folios will be offered for sale.

 

A series of special events will be taking place at the gallery each Saturday of the exhibition:

 

Saturday, November 4, 1:30pm, Gallery Talk on Printmaking Techniques by Bay Hallowell.

 

Saturday, November 11, 1:30-2:30pm, Printmaking Demonstration by Christina Altfeld & Virginia Furmanski.

 

Saturday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm, Gallery Talk by Master Printmaker, Jim Webb, formerly of Gemini G.E.L. and Donna Granata, Founder of Focus on the Masters.

 

Saturday, November 25, 1-4pm, Closing Reception with tea and cookies.

 

The inkspots began when two of the original members took a printmaking workshop and asked colleagues who had studied with them at Ventura College if they would like to learn the technique. Finding they enjoyed the process, they started exhibiting their work.  Their group later rented studio space, expanded and now includes artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland and Santa Barbara.  As individuals, the artists show their work and are collected both locally, nationally and internationally.  They have also been honored with a panel discussion done by Focus on the Masters that was entered into their official archive.

 

Please join the inkspots for a reception with cake and champagne and music by Caminos Folkloricos, celebrating 10 years of exhibitions on November 3, 5-8pm at 643 Project Space in Ventura.  Gallery hours are Saturdays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1-4pm or by appointment, call 805-850-8848.  

 

For more information or images, please contact Leslie Plimpton, leslie@visionsofamerica.com or call 805-850-8848.

 

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Oct
25
12:30 PM12:30

"ImPRESSive" The Inkspots of San Buenaventura

643 Project Space is excited to host the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the inkspots of San Buenaventura, Ventura County’s only fine art printmaking group.  Titled, “ImPRESSive,” the exhibit will showcase new work by artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger Huang, Colleen Kelly, Ines Monguio, Minga Opazo, Jane Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott.  

 

The inkspots explore the printmaking process through a wide variety of techniques that include monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, photopolymer etching, woodcuts, linocuts and relief prints.  Printmaking is the process of making original artwork by running a prepared surface through a printing press, creating an original work of art on paper using ink as a medium.  The subject matter of the artists’ prints is unique and individual to each artist.  A free drawing for their annual folio project will take place at the reception that includes a signed and numbered print by fourteen artists in the group.  Three additional folios will be offered for sale.

 

A series of special events will be taking place at the gallery each Saturday of the exhibition:

 

Saturday, November 4, 1:30pm, Gallery Talk on Printmaking Techniques by Bay Hallowell.

 

Saturday, November 11, 1:30-2:30pm, Printmaking Demonstration by Christina Altfeld & Virginia Furmanski.

 

Saturday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm, Gallery Talk by Master Printmaker, Jim Webb, formerly of Gemini G.E.L. and Donna Granata, Founder of Focus on the Masters.

 

Saturday, November 25, 1-4pm, Closing Reception with tea and cookies.

 

The inkspots began when two of the original members took a printmaking workshop and asked colleagues who had studied with them at Ventura College if they would like to learn the technique. Finding they enjoyed the process, they started exhibiting their work.  Their group later rented studio space, expanded and now includes artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland and Santa Barbara.  As individuals, the artists show their work and are collected both locally, nationally and internationally.  They have also been honored with a panel discussion done by Focus on the Masters that was entered into their official archive.

 

Please join the inkspots for a reception with cake and champagne and music by Caminos Folkloricos, celebrating 10 years of exhibitions on November 3, 5-8pm at 643 Project Space in Ventura.  Gallery hours are Saturdays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1-4pm or by appointment, call 805-850-8848.  

 

For more information or images, please contact Leslie Plimpton, leslie@visionsofamerica.com or call 805-850-8848.

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: The 'Ol Switcheroo!

Come out and celebrate summer at 'The 'Ol Switcheroo - A Group Art show'. Over 30 artists from the Ventura and LA County Areas (and one Canadian) will be showing their very diverse array of artistic skills exploring role-reversals.

In 'The 'Ol Switcheroo' attendees should be prepared to upend the expected. The pieces in this show will switch the expected relationship between two or more things. Subjects can range from the trivial to the profound, from the provocative to the hilarious. Artwork might take the form of a print, comic, sculpture, painting, book, sketch or installation. Come and check out the show and see the work for yourself!

There will be Food, Live Music, Art & good company!

 

 

 

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Julia Pinkham, Friday, Feb.3, 5-8:00pm

“Ephemera OS"

Julia Pinkham's work are created "Ala Prima" on wide, heavyweight paper. She works with paper either rolled out on the floor or pinned onto the walls of her studio. She works with acrylic paints, pens and pencils, often using brushes attached to long handles in order to further free up the painting process. Although she regularly uses sketchbooks to review and sketch out ideas before she starts a new painting, she mostly relies on creating these works deliberately  without a preconceived plan. Instead, she prefers to freely apply the paint and follow her instincts as she works. Julia says that, "the blank wallpaper base is wonderful in the way it immediately absorbs the paint and keeps the brush strokes fresh. I can't go back and fuss over the marks I make." Working with giant rolls of yards and yards of 54" paper, she can simply roll up her paintings as she goes along. Julia says that this process, "allows me to be in the moment and work without concern for results, or the temporary nature of paper however oversized it may be." Julia has been self-employed as an artist since 1979. Her work has been strongly influenced by her fascination with the natural world and organic forms. Her current series of gestural abstract paintings, done with mixed media and acrylic on both canvas and paper, reflect her ongoing interest in both the Surrealist's "automatic painting" and the Abstract Expressionist movements in American Art. Please join Julia Friday, February 3, 5-8:00pm, for her opening reception at 643 Project Space. 

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Olivia Jones- Hernandez

 

The work of Olivia Jones-Hernandez seeks to depict something lost, lonely, and unknown that is simultaneously inviting, familiar and warm. In her current series, "Departure", there is an exploration of the emotions experienced when forcing oneself to leave their comfort zone in search of the unknown in order to grow. Using colors and faces associated with home juxtaposed with abstraction and highly textured surfaces, the image is blurred. The distortion of the imagery is a reflection of the anticipated change that will occur from leaving her comfort zone. "Departure" is a commemoration of everything around her that makes Olivia feel safe, and everything that she will leave behind in order to grow and experience a new facet of life. This realization that nothing can be kept forever is an inevitable aspect of life that most experience, and is easiest to accept only as it is occurring. Olivia Jones-Hernandez is an artist who creates both visual and sound works. She has been developing her style for over a decade and any medium she works in explores different realms of the abstract and the figure. She studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from CSUCI in 2015. She has shown her work throughout Ventura County as well as Los Angeles, Chicago, and most recently, in Japan. Please join her Friday, December 2, 5-8:00pm, for her opening reception at 643 Project Space.

 

 

 

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Inkspots 9th Annual Exhibition, Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

NEW WORKS BY PRINT MAKING GROUP

THE INKSPOTS OF SAN BUENAVENTURA

TO EXHIBIT AT 643 A PROJECT SPACE

FROM NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2016 ~ 5-8PM

VENTURA, CA (October 12, 2016) - The inkspots, Ventura County’s only fine art

printmaking group, will be exhibiting their new works at 643 A Project Space in Ventura,

California from November 4 through November 26, 2016. 643 A Project Space is

located at 643 Ventura Avenue in Ventura, 93001.

The exhibit will include works of artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly

Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger

Huang, Colleen M. Kelly, Elizabeth McConnaughey, Inés Moguió, Minga Opazo, Jane

Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual styles

are as unique as the artists themselves.

Printmaking is the process of making original artworks by running a prepared surface

through a printing press. There are numerous varieties of printmaking, including

monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography; polymer etching, woodcuts,

linocuts, relief work as well as combinations of these. Each printmaking technique has its

unique qualities. Many of these techniques will be included in the inkspots’ exhibit.

In addition to their major pieces, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book

project. The 2016 folio will include a limited edition print by each artist. There will be a

free raffle of one of the folios as well as two available for purchase. Individual folio

prints will be available directly from the artist.

Meet the artists and the presses at the opening reception that will be held on Friday,

November 4, 2016 (during First Friday ArtWalk) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours

are Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. For further information see

www.inkspotsVentura.Blogspot.com

###

About The inkspots: The inkspots is a Ventura-based artist collective that officially

formed in 2007. This eclectic group of printmakers originally met while taking classes at

Ventura College and have since come together to work in a collaborative workshop

environment to explore, learn, teach, share and inspire each other through the medium of

printmaking. The current group consists of 16 artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland

and Santa Barbara with some members participating in additional organizations such as

the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, The California Society of Printmakers and the

Santa Barbara Printmakers. Members of the group have shown their collective work in

major shows and have collectors nationally and internationally.

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Oct
12
4:30 PM16:30

The Inkspots 9th Annual Exhibition, Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

 

NEW WORKS BY PRINT MAKING GROUP

THE INKSPOTS OF SAN BUENAVENTURA

TO EXHIBIT AT 643 A PROJECT SPACE

FROM NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2016 ~ 5-8PM

VENTURA, CA (October 12, 2016) - The inkspots, Ventura County’s only fine art

printmaking group, will be exhibiting their new works at 643 A Project Space in Ventura,

California from November 4 through November 26, 2016. 643 A Project Space is

located at 643 Ventura Avenue in Ventura, 93001.

The exhibit will include works of artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly

Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger

Huang, Colleen M. Kelly, Elizabeth McConnaughey, Inés Moguió, Minga Opazo, Jane

Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual styles

are as unique as the artists themselves.

Printmaking is the process of making original artworks by running a prepared surface

through a printing press. There are numerous varieties of printmaking, including

monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography; polymer etching, woodcuts,

linocuts, relief work as well as combinations of these. Each printmaking technique has its

unique qualities. Many of these techniques will be included in the inkspots’ exhibit.

In addition to their major pieces, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book

project. The 2016 folio will include a limited edition print by each artist. There will be a

free raffle of one of the folios as well as two available for purchase. Individual folio

prints will be available directly from the artist.

Meet the artists and the presses at the opening reception that will be held on Friday,

November 4, 2016 (during First Friday ArtWalk) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours

are Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. For further information see

www.inkspotsVentura.Blogspot.com

###

About The inkspots: The inkspots is a Ventura-based artist collective that officially

formed in 2007. This eclectic group of printmakers originally met while taking classes at

Ventura College and have since come together to work in a collaborative workshop

environment to explore, learn, teach, share and inspire each other through the medium of

printmaking. The current group consists of 16 artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland

and Santa Barbara with some members participating in additional organizations such as

the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, The California Society of Printmakers and the

Santa Barbara Printmakers. Members of the group have shown their collective work in

major shows and have collectors nationally and internationally.

NOTES High resolution photos available upon request.

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Sep
2
to Oct 7

CLOSING RECEPTION! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 4-6PM!

CLOSING RECEPTION! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 4-6PM!

"Paintings, Drawings and Collages Completed in 2016," work by John White

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 2, 6 - 9:00 pm  + PERFORMANCE  by John White @ 8pm

John M. White is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. He has been exhibiting publicly over 40 years. Culturally, politically and aesthetically influenced by the late 60’s, White’s work exemplifies this period of redefinition and experimentation. Throughout his career, he has focused on three major areas of work: performance art, site-specific installations, drawing and painting. 

Although always interdisciplinary, his work is primarily autobiographical in nature and always includes some element of humor. Considered one of the seminal California performance artists, White has staged hundreds of public performances since 1967, and is included in numerous public museum collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum in New York, La Foret Museum in Tokyo, Total Museum in Korea, Seattle Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, St. Louis Museum, Oakland Museum and others. He is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and has served as a panelist twice. During the city wide exhibition, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, sponsored by the Getty, White was included in three major exhibitions: Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Paul Schimmel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and Pomona. He was awarded the New Talent Award from LACMA in 1971, CETA Grant in 1979 and Djerassi Fellowship in 1989. 

Since unofficially retiring from performance art in 1989 (there have been two exceptions "Annotated Lipschitz ," 1991 at the Los Angeles Music Center and "Circa" 1999 at the Armory Center in Pasadena) he has focused on installation and painting. His recent retrospective at the Armory in Pasadena was accompanied by an extensive catalog. Qualified historians may request access to the Smithsonian Institute Archives which has acquired White’s early sketches and notes. For the Project Space exhibit John White will include paintings, drawings and collage work all completed in 2016.

643 Project Space will host an opening reception for John White on Friday, September 2, 6 – 9:00 pm. He will performing the same evening at 8pm. Please note that gallery hours will be listed soon. For more information about the exhibition please go to f5projects.squarespace.com/2016 (this website is in the process of being built, so please excuse it’s dust). Please email mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net for more information or inquiries.

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"there is me"
Jul
30
to Aug 27

"there is me"

The Artists Union presents "there is me," an exhibition jurored by artist John White. The work will be exhibited at 643 Project Space in Ventura, CA. 

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 30th @ 6pm, with a performance by Red Grass, Amber Bassett, O. Powers and Phil Taggert @ 8pm.

 

 

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