Doug Hansen

Doug Hansen Pen & Brush exhibition at 1821 Gallery Doug Hansen was born in Fresno, CA and comes from an artistic family. He has loved making pictures from the time he was a child. He received his BA and MA in art from Fresno State. His early work was as a cartoonist and self-published underground comic book artist. Hansen was a Fresno Bee newsroom artist for 22 years and is remembered for his Fresno Sketchbook feature drawings. Hansen was privileged to return to his alma mater and art department as a full-time... Read the Rest →

 

Michael Garcia

Happy New Year! We are excited to start the new year with New Work by mixed media artist Michael Garcia This outstanding body of work will be exhibited from January 3 through February 17. Garcia will be showing 19 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 ten... Read the Rest →

 

Ron Wigginton

RON WIGGINTON “HOW IT HAPPENED” NOVEMBER 29TH-DECEMBER 30TH, 2017 1821 Gallery is currently exhibiting the delightful and thought provoking illustrations from Ron Wigginton’s new book “HOW IT HAPPENED” This story, about the beginning of everything, was born from the imagination of his 5 year old daughter, Sophia. In their months-long collaboration these images flowed from another world and Ron painted it. An excerpt form the book reads, “Once when every thing was nothing, and nothing contained every thing, the first stories began. Soon after, the subjects of the stories emerged... Read the Rest →

 

Adam Longatti Obscura

ADAM LONGATTI “OBSCURA” OCTOBER 4- NOVEMBER 11 ARTIST RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 5-8 PM ART HOP, OCTOBER 5TH  & NOVEMBER 2ND 1821 Gallery & Studios is excited to be presenting a completely new body of work by local artist and instructor Adam Longatti titled “Obscura”. This collection is a resonance of experiences gleamed from his life experiences in the Central Valley of California. Some paintings are imagined without visual references; some are from direct observation and physical experience; and some are a combination of both. But each has a non-direct... Read the Rest →

 

Peggy Jelmini Below The Clouds

1821 Gallery & Studios is delighted to welcome back Peggy Jelmini. The award winning local artist has enjoyed critical & commercial success throughout her career and these 16, never before exhibited pieces, certainly reflect her talents. “Being inspired by the shear beauty and uniqueness of the scenery and the landscape of our valley has been something inherit in my challenge to express feelings on canvas. Beyond the physical characteristics of the landscape there is something hopeful in a sunset of colors capturing it’s fleeting magic at the end of the... Read the Rest →

 

Dale Oftedal

For February ArtHop, February 2nd, 1821 Gallery & Studios will be featuring the explosive and colorful work  of  Dale Oftedal. Oftedal has a Masters in Fine Arts and has taught at West Hills college in Coalinga and Fresno State University. He has worked for CBS-TV New York doing corporate design and was Assistant Art Director for the New York Herald Tribune newspaper Sunday Magazine “NEW YORK”. His artwork is in many public and private collections around the world.   Tweet

 

Larry Hill, Story Lines

“Story Lines,” an exhibit of new paintings by abstract expressionist Larry Hill, will be on display from Oct.15-Nov. 12, at 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras Street, in the Downtown Arts District. Artist reception will be held from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Hill helped establish Fresno Art Independent Group and was awarded first prize a number of times in the annual San Joaquin Valley Art Invitational. After being accepted into the Los Angeles Art Institute, he exhibited at the Martin Janis Gallery in Los Angeles and the famed Sidney Janis... Read the Rest →

 

Ivana Minafra, Traces of California

1821 Gallery & Studios is pleased to present, Ivana Minafra, a visiting artist from France with ties to Central California. Her latest work inspired by her travels to California is an outsiders perspective of the beauty of our state. Ivana explains her inspiration for this series of 30 paintings;  “As soon as I landed my very first european foot on this ground, I immediately sensed the energy, the warmth, the light, like a veil had been removed from before my eyes.  These short lines perfectly describe the feeling that has been at... Read the Rest →

 

Scharnick & Blair

GEORGE BLAIR “HIDDEN IMAGES”. This exhibition is collaboration between painter Cedric Wentworth and photographer George Y. Blair. Beginning with oil-on-canvas paintings performed by Wentworth, Blair, the engineer turned fine art photographer, has produced micro-vignettes and turned them into powerful monuments of abstract expressionist art. The digital images produced by Blair, are the culmination of a more than sixty-year artistic love affair with post-war Bay Area art. It was not until several decades later that Blair began collecting many of the works by artists that he had admired. Blair’s deep personal... Read the Rest →

 

The Collection

THE COLLECTION is a new, full-length play about Peggy Guggenheim, famous collector of modern art.  Her collection, acquired between 1938 and 1965, now resides in her former home in Venice, Italy; it is a world-renown museum. THE COLLECTION presents thirty-four brief, critical episodes in the life of Peggy Guggenheim.  Ms. Guggenheim was a fascinating and colorful character.  She was married several times, became friends with a vast assortment of American and European writers and painters, subsidized Emma Goldman so the activist could write her memoires, had an affair with playwright... Read the Rest →

 

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