SCA artists Ron Howlett and Thom Wright will be showing their recent art works at the Sunset Beach Art Gallery. This weekend all-media show is part of the Sunset Beach Art Festival held annually on Mother’s Day weekend, coming up on May 13 and 14, 10 am to 5 pm. Ron will be showing several watercolors, and Thom will be showing several of his figurative monotypes from his latest series entitled “Jazz Combo”. This event is sponsored by the “Las Damas” Women’s Club of Sunset Beach, and raises funds donated to local educational groups.
Upcoming at the Huntington Beach Art Center, Thom Wright has entered two paintings, “Jazz Duet” and “Jazz Guitars #4”. Most of my work this past year deals with making jazz come alive. The opening reception is Saturday, Jan 28, 6 – 9 pm. This annual show is a very popular classic for artists and residents to attend. Refreshments and music too. Located at 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. Hope to see SCA members there.
“Round the Clock”, Monoprint, Oil-based ink on BFK Rives paper, 18″ x 24″, Thom Wright
Three monoprints by Thom Wright have been accepted to the “Art Start” Exhibition at OCCCA. This show will have 100 artists selected nationally and runs November 5 to December 9. The opening reception is Saturday, Nov 5, 6 – 9 pm. All works in the show must be priced below $250 to provide more affordable art to the general public. Entry to the show was made free by OCCCA to encourage artists to participate. OCCCA is located in Santa Ana, and its website is www.occca.com
The annual “Centered on the Center” exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center is an open show to the first 200 artists, and opens with a reception on Saturday, Jan 23, 6 – 9 pm. Thom Wright has entered two abstract paintings from his latest series entitled “Tectonic Episodes”. These are acrylic and oil on panel.
ART STATEMENT FOR “TECTONIC EPISODES”
California sits exposed and waits for the next great earthquake of the San Andreas Fault and all of its splinter faults in California. The earth’s tectonic plates in the athenosphere below the earth’s mantle push, shove and subside the continental plates that eventually burst and send vibration and volcanic forces across the earth. My paintings portray these tectonic events at the surface as abstract cataclysms and distortions of the global surface.
As part of a group show at the newest art gallery in Huntington Beach, the Rainwater Gallery, hosts an opening on Thursday evening, July 16, 6 – 9 pm. Located at 508 Main St., the gallery has a large beautiful space showing many art styles from local artists. This opening is also coordinated with the Artwalk Night of Huntington Beach, with many other participating artists, and with the Huntington Beach Art Center, showing the art of 25 members of their Artist’s Council. Live music and refreshments provided.