Grand View Featured Artist Exhibit Showcases Stefan Baumann’s Students’ Paintings
The Grand View Fine Arts Society, Redding Chapter, will be the Featured Artists displayed for the month of April at the North Valley Art League’s Carter House Gallery. The “Symphony of Light” show will feature oil paintings of 14 extraordinary local artists who are also members of the North Valley Art League.
“The paintings to be exhibited rival the art found in the galleries of Carmel and Mendocino,” said Stefan Baumann, the director of The Grand View Fine Arts Society. “The quality of artistry and talent found in the Redding area is astonishing.”
The paintings in the exhibit include a variety of landscapes, still life, animals and human figures created to inspire the imagination of the viewers.
The public is invited to attend a reception be to held on Friday, April 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA, where the show will be on display April 4th through April 29th .
The art show Symphony of Light is a harmonic expression of passion and paint. Each painting illuminates from within as individual artists blend their unique styles. From big bold brush strokes with vibrant colors, to delicate nuances of subtle hints, hues and shapes, canvases are orchestrated into masterpieces. These paintings sing their own song, some softly, some boldly, but with infused light and the underlying melody of a perfectly performed symphony. It is a great show!
The ten artists included in the October 2016 Invitational Group Show are:
Bernie Bryson, Charlotte Bryson, Jim Canter, Melvin Livingston, Vera Neal, Vivian Nestel, James Reams, Gretchen Schnabel, Lucius Upshaw and Marlene Woods. Media range from acrylic, watercolor, oil, colored pencil, photography and sculpture. Each artist has several images displayed. Below is a sample of each artist’s work.
My interest in photography began in High School when I discovered I could photograph cells through the microscope with my Argus box camera. I had a lasting interest in microscopy and photography since that time. This interest evolved to photographing wildlife and people. I find that travel inspires both. In this show I have tried to share photos of interesting people and their activities from many distant places. Thank you for coming to view them.
Featured Artists ~ April 2016
Out and About, On Location
Exhibit March 29 to April 30
Reception April 2, 6 to 8pm
North Valley Art League’s April 2016 Featured Artists are the Lerendipities Painters with their presentation of “Out and About, On Location”. The exhibit at the NVAL Carter House Gallery runs from March 29th to April 30th, with a reception on April 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Formed over twenty years ago by some of the founding members of the North Valley Art League, the Lerendipities faithfully continue to meet each week to paint throughout the community. The painting locales have varied from plein air outings at Old Shasta, Turtle Bay Arboretum, and Parkville Ranch to still-life settings at Shasta Estates, the studio at Carter House Gallery, and artist’s homes. Lerendipities members are dedicated to encouraging one another’s talents while painting in our beautiful Shasta County.
Exhibit March 1 - 26 ~ Reception March 5, 4 to 6 pm
At the age of 47, I took a drawing composition class at the local community college in Gilroy, California, and fell in love with making art. My first love was drawing from life. I now use soft pastels and oils. I was lucky to have studied with two renowned pastel artists, Ramon Kelley and Harley Brown. Drawing and painting while models pose for three hours is so exciting and challenging for me; translating quickly the values, color, and form, into a likeness which is always a bit out of my control. I love the experience of doing it.
I would like to thank all the faithful artists and others who over the years dedicated their time and effort to keeping NVAL alive and well. Thank you for coming and I hope you enjoy the show.
Featured Artists - October 2015 - The Art of Friendship
Exhibit: October 6 - 31
Reception: Friday, October 9, 6 to 8pm
“The Art of Friendship” Exhibit is a celebration of the friendship between Denise Granger Kerbs and Debbie Andrews who met at the North Valley Art League and over time have become close friends. Debbie took lessons from Denise who is the more experienced artist. It is interesting to see how different the student’s style is from her teacher’s, illustrating that art is an individual expression of creativity.
Denise Granger Kerbs
“Paying Tribute to the Intricacies of God’s Creations”
Denise began creating art when she was 12 years old as an assignment for her seventh grade art class. Her parents were so encouraging as they looked at her drawing and said, “Wow, you must be an artist!” At that moment she thought, “Oh, O.K. maybe I am!” So she began drawing everything she could see, painting with whatever mediums were available, and she never stopped. Her passion grew with every piece of art she created.
Denise is the sixth of seven children and has realized over the years that it is because of her very larger-than-life family that she is drawn to the details in every subject just as she was with each of them. She found that it was not enough to only see the obvious, but rather every nuance of each sibling and that has translated into her art. For her, it is there that her search for truth lies. With the added support of her late-husband, Mark Granger, husband Scott Kerbs, and family, she has been able to continue with her artistic journey. Art has been her refuge and her gift.
She was self taught until she went to college in 2004 and graduated from Chico State in 2007. There, she earned a BA in Art at the age of 47 and received her CA Teaching Credential in Art one year later. She loves teaching art and is finding herself at home teaching workshops to fellow artists. She says “The beauty of it is that I am teacher and student because every artist from beginner to professional has their own unique perspective and aesthetic and I find myself inspired by the way art moves so uniquely in each of us!”
Denise is compelled to enhance and elevate the smallest of elements to capture the life and fervor of her subjects. She expresses “Although, I may not always be successful in my attempt at such a lofty goal, it is that aspiration that drives me. I do not seek to mirror God’s creations but merely pay homage to this wonderful gift we call life.”
Debbie Andrews has lived in Redding, CA for over thirty years. She has been married to her husband Mike for twenty-eight years and they have two sons, Bryce 21 and Tristan 20.
She has been painting consistently since 2009. She took watercolor classes at Shasta College, but her boys were young and they took priority. She says time stands still while painting and is a wonderful mystery, but the world doesn’t wait.
Debbie has taken part in many workshops and had instruction from artist’s such as Ken Hosmer, Jeannie Vodden, Fealing Lin, Vinita Pappas and many others. She says, “Every time I take a workshop, I learn something valuable; each Artist has a different technique or creative idea to share.”
She looks for subjects that tell a story and have a unique composition. Her paintings are rich with color, movement, and emotion. When painting a non-representational art piece, she always begins with color choices and placement. Her environment is equally as rich with beautiful music and she loses herself in the painting.
Debbie feels art is a gift from God. She knows she is blessed to have a way to express herself creatively and is grateful for the special people in her life who have been supportive and inspirational.
She passes on this advice:
“Don’t be afraid to try something new and stop telling yourself that you can’t or that you aren’t gifted. You will be surprised….open the gift!”
Exhibit: September 1 - October 3
Reception: Friday, September 11, 6 to 8 pm
As a teenager in England I began sketching the countryside and drawing the occasional portrait. Soon the demands of career and family left little time for art but I still had the chance to attend evening classes in Boston and Walnut Creek in pottery making, clay modelling, etching and drawing. When I retired I was finally able to devote time to oil painting. I have studied portrait painting in several workshops given by Craig Nelson, participated in a landscape workshop by Richard McDaniel and painted still life with Roberta Remy. I have also enjoyed a great many opportunities to paint landscapes and people with friends at the North Valley Art League.
My paintings have been shown at various locations in the Redding area and are held in the collections of a number of people both locally and elsewhere.
Looking back over the work of the past 50 years I realize that my greatest interest has been in people – perhaps reflecting my career – and I now have a number of clay figures, drawings and paintings which reflect changes in the same people over many years as well as portraits of others known only recently.
Lately I have been unable to travel far and my landscapes have been mainly local. Fortunately we live in a beautiful area of the country and there is much well worth painting close at hand.
Jackie Keith started drawing in the late 50’s when she lived in Eureka, CA and had five show horses. She attended numerous horse shows and rodeos taking many photographs, which she now works from. While in Eureka Jackie decided to enter the Western Heritage Art Show in Winnemucca, NV where she won 1st place in graphite pencil. She also had the opportunity to attend an art seminar with Robert Shuefelt, known as “Shoofly”, in Scottsdale, AZ.
She moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1995 and took a 10 year hiatus from her art. Then in 2005 she moved to Redding, CA and discovered the many art classes offered at Shasta College. For the next three years she took classes from John Harper, learning watercolor, acrylics and colored pencil. She teases that she has a 4.0 from college, but it is only in art!
She is an active member of the North Valley Art League where she exhibits her art for sale and has had her work juried into the NVAL National Painting Show for the last three years. She has also received 1st and 2nd place awards for her art at the Shasta County District Fair.
Jackie is 80 years “young” and is a grandmother of 18 and a great grandmother of 14.
Featured Artist -- April 2015
Animals of the World
Sarah has always had a deep love and appreciation for God’s creations, and art has become the perfect way for her to convey those feelings. Even though she was exposed to a variety of mediums while earning her art degree at Shasta College, she prefers to work in colored pencil because of the level of detail she can achieve.
While she enjoys every aspect of nature, Sarah feels a special connection when looking into the eyes of an animal and seeing the light of the soul that God has placed there. She tries to capture that glow of life in the subjects of her artwork.
A collection of her original colored pencil artwork entitled “Animals of the World” is on display at the North Valley Art League’s Carter House Gallery from March 31 to April 25.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sandi Howell has spent most of her life in the Redding area. She studied English and Art while in college and taught both Junior High School and First Grade for a total of 32 years. She and her husband, Bill, have 6 children (collectively) and 8 grandchildren.
She is an avid gardener, and since retiring 7 years ago from Enterprise Elementary School District, she has pursued her life-long interests of photography and watercolor painting, using her garden as a source of inspiration. Sandi is currently the President of the North Valley Art League where she previously had two featured artist shows, one for watercolor painting and another for photography. She has also shown her work regularly and/ or been the featured artist at The Main Street Gallery and The Highland Art Center in Weaverville, The Chico Art Center in Chico, The Placerville Art Association’s National Show in Placerville, and twice at Redding City Hall. Her work has won numerous awards in various local and National Shows.
Sandi wanted to share the beauty and spontaneity of her garden as she was experiencing it daily, so she committed to posting photos on Facebook every morning of these images for her friends to enjoy. She did this five-days-a-week for over 3 months, calling these photos, “Glimpses of the Garden.” Her current show at the North Valley Art League’s Carter House Gallery is titled, “Garden Glimpses…shared through the photography and watercolors of Sandi Howell,” and although it features both watercolor paintings and photographs predominately of the flora and fauna of her own garden, it does include gardens from other locations as well. It is Sandi’s hope that these “Garden Glimpses” will be a blessing; that they will delight the viewer with a sense of the endless beauty of creation and with the peace of being in its presence.