THE GIFT


Jazz Holiday by Simmon Factor

Gallery and Online Exhibition Below 

November 5, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Opening Reception: November 5 from 5-7 pm

The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso

What is your gift? Is it painting? Singing, poetry, dance, sculpture? Artists share our talents – our “gifts” as we approach the traditional season of giving. This exhibit is a showcase for creativity in our lives, in the lives of friends, family and nature.

Artists:
Gary Albright
Jo Arlin
Madeline Behrens-Brigham
Susan Bercu
Angelica Blancas-Mims
Cathy Casteel
Katrin Ciaffa
Zann Cuellar
Suzanne deVeuve
Alyson Dobbert
Simmon Factor
Jain Fairfax
Emily Florence
Lois Goff
Barbara Goodman
Karen Pierce Gonzalez
Susan Gunter
William Haigwood
Pamela Heck
Lorna Ho
Robert Howard *
Robin Johnson
B. Lynne
Brian Martens *
Gary Morgret
Erinn Pavese
Linda Dove Pierson
Leslie Dalton Ramage
Connie Robeson
Dan Scannell
Susandra Spicer
Sharona ChaCha Tracy
* music and poetry

THE GIFT: Art and Music


Gary Albright
The Path Around Cattail Pond  Oil on masonite  11″x14″  $700


Madeline Behrens-Brigham
Create  12″x16″x4.75  mixed-media  $435


Madeline Behrens-Brigham
OH, 074  16″x24″x6″  mixed-media  $575


Susan Bercu
Mary & Elizabeth Gift Shop  Illustrated cardboard diorama
15″w x 23″h x8″d   $1200

Susan Bercu
Tad Lincoln’s Myriopticon  Illustrated cardboard diorama
12.5″w x 11″h x 3.5″d   $800


Susan Bercu
Topsy-Turvy Doll  (slave mother’s gift to child, 19th C.)
watercolor  9″x12″  $250

Zann Cuellar  Red Bird  12″x12″ mixed media  $150

Zann Cuellar  Green Bird  12″x12″ mixed media  $150


Emily Florence
Toulouse  acrylic on canvas  20″x24″  $400


Karen Pierce Gonzalez
Gift of Story: Black Swan
Based on legend of why some swans are black
12″x16″ (framed) mixed media  $225


Karen Pierce Gonzalez
Gift of Body: Dance
3″x6.5 Daisy root, oil & chalk pastels  $180


Karen Pierce Gonzalez
Gift of Prayer: Rain Stick
5.5″x40″ redwood, acrylic, netting, buttons, beads, fabric  $360


William Haigwood
Comfortable Uncertainties #7
Processed photographic collage  $125


William Haigwood
Too Much of Life to See At Once
Processed photographic collage  $125


William Haigwood
Comfortable Uncertainties #3
Processed photographic collage  $125

Robert Howard
Desolation’s View/Sound Offering No. 2

A musical tribute to Wildfire victims including out Earth
https://youtu.be/c8kgbSBFODM

Robert Howard
Sole Solstice/Sound Offering No. 12
A musical tribute to a local cancer survivor and his example of Grace
https://youtu.be/tQ0r0BpyUNQ

Robert Howard
Orfeo Descends/Sound Offering No. 11
A musical tribute in honor of World AIDS Day and the composer’s first partner
https://youtu.be/9mUDjA2y9_4


Robin Johnson
Lacuna  photograph on canvas 24″x36″  $250


Robin Johnson
Crystalline  photograph on canvas 24″x36″  $250


Robin Johnson
La Maree Basse  photograph on canvas 24″x36″  $250


Brian Martens
https://youtu.be/Wb5wJC6DaBM
The Voice  poetry and video


Leslie Dalton Ramage
Conversations  mixed media $500


Leslie Dalton Ramage
Woman in a Flowered Hat  mixed media $450


Leslie Dalton Ramage
Swimming Hole  mixed media $450


Susandra Spicer
Bouquet
37″x22″22″  sculpture  $400


Sharona ChaCha Tracy
The Gift of Birds  acrylic on canvas  $150


Sharona ChaCha Tracy
Ski Mask (for fun)   $75