A fond farewell

On Thursday, December 5, 1821 Gallery & Studios will be hosting its final ArtHop. After over 7 successful years as one of Fresno’s premier fine art galleries, 1821 Gallery & Studios will be closing. The gallery will be open until December 24 and then will close its doors for the last time. It is not a time for sorrow, It’s time for new adventures for Bruce and Carol Kalkowski, and they look forward to thanking you in person for your support over the years.Please come see Holly Downing’s Paintings in Praise of Cultural... Read the Rest →


Holly Downing

1821 Studio is proud to announce the showing of Holly Downing’s Paintings in Praise of Cultural Diversity. This sophisticated body of work will be exhibited November 7th to December 24th 2019, and opening, November 7th for Art Hop, 5:00-8:00pm. Holly Downing is a painter and printmaker who has been making mezzotint engravings since the 1970s. She studied painting and printmaking at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Royal College of Art, London. She lived in the UK for 6 years where she received a National Endowment to research... Read the Rest →


Anne Whitehurst

Show Dates: September 5 – October 26 Art Hop: Sept 5 & Oct 3, 5-8PM Artist Reception: Sept 14, 3-7 Multi-genre Artist Anne Whitehurst has been working on her Veritas Series since the mid-1970s, when she realized that writing backwards gave her instant access to her right brain. The evolution of this body of work will be evident as she displays pieces from the seventies progressing through every decade since. Words are the compositional content of this body of work, written backwards and without editing the content. The artist’s ride through her right brain... Read the Rest →


David Samuels

1821 Gallery is thrilled to present Fragments in a Paracosm, the latest showcase of dynamic and bold paintings by Central California born artist David Samuels. For almost a decade Samuels has constructed a subject matter in his art with the key focus on concepts of transformation and metamorphosis. In this new body of work that he has been creating for the last three years he leads his audience through an opened ended exploration in a world where visual narratives become an intriguing experience for the viewer. The method of exercising... Read the Rest →


Dal Henderson

Artist Statement My work is not only about the product, but about the process to reach that end. The differences that occur between one completed piece and another are a result of constant decision making. I deal with materials as honestly as possible, seeking to develop cohesive surfaces. Making a painting starts with a trip to the lumber yard to buy wood, glue, screws, nails and staples for the stretcher bars which I make to stretch the canvas onto. A table saw is used to cut the wood. Canvas is ordered... Read the Rest →


Michael Garcia

Mixed media artist Michael Garcia is returning to 1821 Gallery & Studios with his new exhibition. This outstanding body of work will be exhibited from April 4 thru May 11.  Garcia will be showing 11 new pieces. He creates richly textured works on panels with a process that involves building up layers of paint then tearing them down by scraping, sanding, burning, to reveal a surface that has the abused and weathered quality of an object damaged by time. Garcia’s work reflects his immersion in Japanese culture and aesthetic, from... Read the Rest →


Kevin Stewart-Magee

1821 Gallery & Studios is proud to present the impressionistic oil paintings of Fresno City College Painting Instructor Kevin Stewart – Magee. This work is about time, history and memory; forces and influences that are as invisible as the wind, seen best in their effect. None of these objects or places were new, working or occupied, at the time they were painted. For a moment they were quiet performances of light and shadow. Perhaps a cycle of conception, function, retirement and abandonment runs quietly, slowly beneath the surface of our... Read the Rest →


Keith Lindberg

1821 Gallery & Studios is thrilled to have internationally known and accomplished Carmel artist Keith Lindberg exhibiting January 3 – February 16. It is hard to classify Lindberg’s style. He has trouble describing it. He came out of art school painting abstract because it was the 1950’s and that’s what was happening, but when he came to Carmel in the 60’s he started painting what appealed to him. It took years to hone his craft, but eventually he developed his own distinct style- -a colorful contemporary combination of abstract and... Read the Rest →


Ivana Minafra

French artist Ivana Minafra is returning to 1821 Gallery & Studios for her second show as a featured artist. Profondeurs is the title of the new show. Minafra was born in Genoa, Italy and has been living and working in Bar le Duc, France since 2003. She has been painting for 25 years. A friendship with local artist Leslie Batty and Batty’s association with 1821 Gallery & Studios resulted in Minafra’s successful 2016 show, Traces of California. Ivana describes her process and the meaning of this show; Every human being is an evolving process. Artists... Read the Rest →


Frank Arnold

Thursday, September 6, 2018, the new season for ArtHop is kicking off at 1821 Gallery with the paintings and bronze sculpture of international abstract figurative artist and ArtHop co-founder, Frank Arnold. Along with the showing of original work will be a book signing throughout the evening by Arnold of his two volumes. His first book, “Frank Arnold Painting & Sculpture,” tells the story of his life and journey on the way to becoming an internationally celebrated artist, from his earliest memories to the present. His second book, “Your Creative imagination... Read the Rest →


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