The East Gallery is presenting a very special group show, Arbitrary and Capricious, with works by the women of Tangerine Arts. Founded in 1999, members create in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, drawing, mixed media, mosaic, painting, pastel, photography, and printmaking and all will be represented in this lively exhibit. The show includes pieces by: Jennifer Alpaugh, Alice Kelmon, Melinda Lightfoot, Kathy Miller Peix, Nancy Mona Russell, Charlotte Seekamp, and Sharron L Walker. Each artist will be showing five works.
Well-known for her cyanotypes, Ms. Alpaugh has chosen to show a selection of oil paintings including florals created with a soft flow of blended color. Alice Kelmon will highlight the diversity of her artist practice with pieces ranging from watercolor and encaustic to printmaking techniques and mixed media. Melinda Lightfoot has noted she is "fascinated with the expressive power of colors and shapes." She'll be showing works created with her first love, pastels, as well as acrylic. Kathy Miller Peix's works add dimension to the show with ceramic and mosaic pieces. The process for Ms. Russell's abstract acrylic paintings start with charcoal on the gesso surface; sometimes it is a road map for the painting, and other times the drawing is only the departure. A collection of silver gelatin prints of chairs shown in unanticipated settings are being presented by Charlotte Seekamp. A love for nature and the environment is evident in Ms. Walker's photographs and are supplemented by additional works in ink.
In addition to the current members, the exhibit will provide the special opportunity to once again view the art of and fondly remember two long-time members and close friends of Sanchez Art Center and the Art Guild of Pacifica, Gale Frances (5/5/37-6/2/21) and Linda Salter (12/23/39-8/3/20).
Gale was always studying and exploring new techniques. From evocative portraits and figurative work, to multi-media creations, her eclectic interests took her in all directions. Truly one-of-a-kind, she described herself as a "neo-post-modern-reactionary-liberal-feminist-seeker-of-origin-and-destiny portraitist."
After retiring from a successful career in academics, most notably as the longest serving president of Skyline College, Linda had her first art studio at Sanchez Art Center. Always fascinated by art, she enjoyed painting and drawing throughout her life. Linda's indomitable spirit took her on many journeys including expertly trying her hand in mediums as diverse as oils, watercolor and Chinese brush painting.
A gallery walk and talk will be held on Sunday, March 13, beginning at 3:00pm to celebrate the women and work of Tangerine Arts.
Special Event Sun, Mar 13
3:00 pm Artist' Talk/Gallery Walk , East Gallery