Current Exhibitions

 

January 6 - February 12, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 6,  6-7:30 pm with award ceremony at 6 pm. For awards, see below.  

Main Gallery: "MARVELOUS!" International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction
for a poster on this exhibition, click HERE

Today, the mediums of collage and assemblage – deeply rooted in the early 20th century – have spun in a myriad of marvelous directions. We are celebrating this mixed-media evolution with an exhibition of the most outstanding work today from collage and assemblage artists around the world. This show is bringing together de creme de la creme; a unique collection of work by national and international artists, including Koji Nagai (Japan), Jacques Muller (France), Mongobi Bibiane Mele (Italy), Deborah Oropallo (USA), Deborah Wildenboer (south Africa) and many others.

Juried by John Hundt, Sherry Parker, Cecil Touchon

John Hundt
John Hundt is a painter and collage artist whose works are reminiscent of scientific diagrams of plant and animal life recorded for historic purposes. He has been working in the collage medium for over thirty years.  He has shown throughout the US and Europe. John attended San Francisco Art Institute and the New York Studio program. His work is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery (SF), Aeterna Gallery (Los Angeles), and Lauren Davies Projects (Cleveland). John lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma County, California with his wife and their four terriers.

Sherry Parker
Sherry Parker was first introduced to collage in New York in the late Sixties where she was a player in Ray Johnson's Correspondence School and was seduced by “the addictive magic of collage and collaboration.”  She has been working in the collage medium since 1987 and has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Santa Fe, Seattle, Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco, and throughout Northern California.
Parker spent her professional career in advertising and marketing.  For two decades, she was in account management with J Walter Thompson, D'Arcy, and DDB Needham.  In 1990, she founded Parker Jones Marketing Research from which she retired in 2007 to pursue art full time.
Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a graduate degree in French Literature from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Cecil Touchon
Cecil Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist. He is co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, director of the group's Ontological Museum, and the founding director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction based in Santa Fe. Widely recognized and exhibited throughout the world, Touchon’s work appears in the collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. He participated in the Venice Biennial in 2001 and 2009.  He is author of the book, The Art of Collage: Selected Works on Paper (2010).  He lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gallery II “Reflections Within—The Reliquary Series”  by Valerie L. Winslow 

Reflections The unusual and distinctive artwork probes into the psychological aspects of the human condition by combining figurative sculpture with added components symbolizing relics of memories and introspective observations. Mythologies, folklore, issues of abandonment, betrayal and melancholic resignation are the various themes explored.

Gallery III   "Stranger than Fiction", by John Hundt and Sherry Parker

John Hundt and Sherry Parker, concurrently showing in Gallery III, are renowned California collagists whose art reflects their fascination with anthropomorphism.  There are many intriguing commonalities in their work: meticulous execution, flairs of surrealism, edgy whimsy, and witty imagination. In their own unique styles, both of their oeuvres are marvelously stranger than fiction.

In additon to the show, two fabulous, fun AND  educational  workshops in collage

Assemblage Play Workshop  by Cat Kaufman
Saturday, January 28, 10 am to 3 pm

Have you been accumulating pieces of memorabilia or small found objects for years, saying, one day you’ll turn all of this into a piece of art? This is the workshop for you!  Empty your junk drawer, grab those old photos, buttons, jewelry pieces, old letters and ephemera you just can't throw away but wish you could get out of the drawer, then find a simple words box or piece of wood as your base and bring it all to this workshop!  Sharing objects is encouraged!  Mixed media artist, Cat Kaufman will provide help with composition, and all tools and materials for attachment.  All levels welcome.
$85 – donated by Cat Kaufman to benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards

To apply, fill in THIS FORM and pay at SCA (creditcard, cash or send check - adressed SCA)

 

Wacky Portrait collage workshop for kids by Jenny Honnert Abell
Sunday, January 22, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

This incredibly fun exploration into the techniques of collage will begin with a walk through the galleries, looking, learning and sharing our observations and ideas about this diverse medium, and the ways artists use it to create their work. Then back to the studio we will construct monochromatic portraits using various traditional and nontraditional materials. We will discuss the elements of art, vocabulary, and the history of collage. For youngsters age 10 and above.  $20  donated by Jenny Honnert Abell to the benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards

To reserve a space, fill in THIS FORM and bring $20 cash or check.

 


SCA  MARVELOUS! Award Presentations: 


THE LAWRENCE FINE ARTS AWARD

Presented to:  SPENCER BREWER
(Redwood Valley CA)

for his marvelously ingenious interactive electro
construction titled:  “Tesla Man”  – inspired by
early 20th Century electrical engineer and
physicist, Nikola Tesla.
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THE LAWRENCE FINE ARTS AWARD

Presented to: JAMES VERDOORN (Merced CA)

for his marvelously mysterious, painterly,
and explosive digital collage titled:

“A Warrior’s Ruins 2” 
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THE PEPPER HARDING AWARD

Presented to: LYNN SKORDAL
(Mercer Island WA)

for her marvelously thought-provoking, clever,
and exquisitely-crafted, hand-made book titled:

“Brevity”

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THE LILY TOMLIN AND JANE WAGNER AWARD

Presented to: KATIE MCCANN (Berkeley CA)

for her marvelously delicate, quirky, and
creatively-surgical collage titled:

“Leptomedusae” 

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THE LILY TOMLIN AND JANE WAGNER AWARD

Presented to: JULIE BEARDSLEY (Ukiah, CA)

for her marvelously dazzling and elegantly-crafted
beaded ocean assemblage titled:

“Reflections” 

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ED AND JEAN RYDEN AWARD

Presented to: SALLY BRIGGS (Sebastopol, CA)

for her marvelously original, unsettling, and
powerful assemblage commentary on the
massacre at Charlie Hebdo 2 years ago in Paris,
titled:

“Je suis Charlie” 

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COORDINATOR’S AWARD (By Carolyn Wilson)

Presented to: JANET JONES (San Francisco, CA)

for her marvelously accomplished and beautifully
subtle geometric collage titled:

“Lost Languages”

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MY DAUGHTER THE FRAMER AWARD

Presented to: ROSS CARON (Sebastopol, CA)

for his marvelously spiritual and contemplative
collage on 1716 Japanese book cover, titled:

“Balancing Act”