Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Announcing our 1st Annual Kid's Art Competition

Gallery One has a full slate of art events scheduled for fall ...headed by a brand new art competition for kids. The contest, titled Cold Nose/Warm Art, encourages kids from 4-18 to depict Gallery One's "top dog" in any medium.
Clancy Brown
The gallery "top dog" is Clancy, an 18-pound Lakeland Terrier rescue that has become a Gallery One fixture since his Memorial Day adoption. Officially, Clancy is owned by Gallery One president, Alan Brown.
(At 20-months-old, Clancy spends much of his working hours under the president's desk, often untying his shoes.)
"We plan for this competition to become an annual event," said Brown. "Our goal is to encourage kids to use their imaginations and their talents...and perhaps to become fine artists and/or savvy collectors as adults."
On December 1, famed artist/author Dean Morrissey will judge the competition and award prizes which will include the first annual "Clancy" for best in show plus a variety of gift certificates and ribbons. Information and photographs of Clancy are posted at www.galleryone.com
Here are other links for your convenience:
Clancy's autobiography: http://galleryone.com/BIOCL.html
Contest rules and entry form: http://galleryone.com/coldnose.pdf
And our fall calendar: http://galleryone.com/art_shows.html
We invite you to attend our events, meet our noted artists and enjoy wine and cheese along with our selection of fine art. Please note that parking and admission are free for all Gallery One events. Thank you, in advance, for your support of the arts.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Through the Eyes of the Artist" art lecture series continues at Gallery One!

Last Saturday Felicia Zavarella Stadelman returned to Gallery One and her “groupies” to deliver the latest installment of her popular art lecture series. Pablo Picasso was the subject this time. Picasso's enormous output kept his name before the public, even though his work seemed to be far from the mainstream. His powers of invention and execution spanned more than 80 years.

Normally, Felicia chooses another artist to compare and contrast with the subject of the lecture. But Picasso had no such comparison. He is unique among artists. Attendees were entranced with the details of the life of this 20th century icon! Someone commented, “I didn’t know he was such a randy guy!”

Felicia will be back one Saturday every month through November with more drama, dish & dirt on the following artists:
Paul Gauguin

August 18 -- Paul Gauguin -- He created a profound sense of mystery in his work. It is often said that he painted and dreamed at the same time.

Jack Vettriano

September 19 -- Jack Vettriano -- His prints sell more than those by old masters such as Monet and Van Gogh and yet none of his pictures can be found in any of the country's national galleries, and he has been snubbed by the arts establishment.

Suzanne Valadon

October 27 -- Suzanne Valadon -- Transformed herself from an artist's model into a successful artist.


November 17 -- Michelangelo -- Who said “Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.”

All lectures begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., but complimentary coffee and donuts are served at 10! If you’d like to receive email notices about this lecture series, subscribe to her email list here. We hope to see you later this month or in the coming months as this fascinating lecture series continues.