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Eclectic Art Store, 1feb10

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on March 7, 2010 by Rog

I did finally finish the install of the 24 paintings at the Eclectic Art Store, in early Feburary.  I just have not talked about it much.  Here are the pix.

As you may guess, this is a gallery in the basement of a famous building in downtown Boise.  It is the Idaho Building, and it’s on the National Registry.  This picture, shows some the lighting improvements we are slowly installing there.

These paintings are placed in “extra” space, as we add more artists, this space will not be available.  As we get more elaborate in our custom hanging techniques, I believe we will find this space the most coveted.  Buddy Van Buren, is always adding value to our gallery.  So if you are an artist, and you want some permanent wall space, then note that this entire room is available right now!

We have just added 3 more artists in the last month.  So we have a total of 16 artists, in an eclectic blend — hence the name of the gallery.  We will soon be working on the installation of a gift shop using prints of our work, and frame shop.  If you are a framer wanting to start a picture framing business cheaply; this gallery is a golden opportunity!

Yes, the painting on the left is that “GAUDI” one that I used as a logo design.  Most people cannot believe I hung it again.  But in the possibility that a lover of Brazilian colors in a Sumi-E design, I am hoping someone will fall in love with it.  The painting on the left is the only painting knife painting I have available.  So it too, is a rare gem.

Of course, I cannot get away from showing paintings of trees.  The painting on the right is unique, in that it was heavily criticized for “muddy” color mixing; by a Brazilian.  That is why it is being shown in the same room and on the same wall as the “GAUDI” one.

By the way, you do know that the word “Gaudi” derives from Gaudi, the infamous architect, who did a lot of stuff in Spain a hundred years ago or so.  He is the only artist, I know of, who has ever had a word named after him.  So maybe he is a little more famous than people realize.

OK, above is the last of the pix.  It is called “Where Elk Were”, and until recently it was the largest painting [22×28] I had executed.  It has never been shown before.  There is a greater spiritual thought behind this painting, than most of my others.  It has to do with Elk and Wolves, in Idaho.  Please type in “Where Elk Were” in this blog’s search engine, to find the story I wrote about it.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour.

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Eclectic Art Store Jan29 Install…

Posted in art show, commentary, Eclectic-Jan10 with tags , on February 23, 2010 by Rog

May I introduce you to my helper for this installation.  The renowned nurse [that is RN, i.e. “real nurse”], Shantel Archuleta, my best friend.  Usually I do stuff like this on my own, or with the help of a curator.  But since I was installing 24 paintings on a snowy day in Idaho, we were using her truck and her help… which we needed.  Thanks Shantel!

This photo was taken in the front room of the Eclectic Art Store.  As one of the CoOp gallery members I do installations here from time to time.  This time we had a little extra space.  Below is what I call my “nude column”, which contains two nudes and an abstract landscape with a nude shape.

OK, I know, I know, I am not known as a nude figure painter… keep in mind, this was for the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Below is myself in the heart of my installation.  It features, a select set of 8×10 size paintings.  The prices I post for this installation are very cheap compared to my normal price.  I.e. I have made an adjustment due to the economy.  I hope you do not mind.

Not pictured is the larger paintings available in this installation.  I will post those photos at a later time.  I expect these paintings to remain through May.  At that time, my one man show at the Initial Point gallery will be over, and the next landscape painting show at the Basement gallery will begin.  At that time I will re-evaluate what will be in the Eclectic Art Store.  Until then, I gotta paint…. enjoy.

Posters are on the Poles…

Posted in art show, commentary with tags , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Rog

I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin.  Downtown for events they would hire poster men, who would staple and tape colored posters to anything that stands; including telephone poles.  If I did this recently, it would have been this poster below.  But I don’t want to get a massive littering ticket, so I did not.

Initial Point Poster, final B&W, for press release5

Oh did I mention?  We hung our latest art show last week, and had our opening reception this week.  All without a hitch, due to the helpfulness of the people of Meridian and several members of the Idaho Painter’s Guild.

If you live in the Boise – Meridian – Nampa – Caldwell Metropolitan area, or you are just visiting; feel free to visit the gallery — it is free.  For more information on the show, and the venue, please visit the Idaho Painter’s Guild website.  For more information on my portion of the show, please visit 2009 Initial Point.