Category Archives: SCA Member Showing

Artist Council Inaugural Exhibition

Two of my “Earth Tree” series paintings have been accepted to the Artist Council Inaugural Exhibition of the Huntington Beach Art Center.  My latest one in the series is shown above, which has a more expressionist development and vibrant palette.  The warm tones dominate over the cool blue-green base, with a strong broadside of light and heat from the left.  I would be pleased to see you at the opening or at the artists’ talk evening.  Below are the details of show and my art statement for the Earth Tree series.

I also add a note of good news about my other current show at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.  At the Sept. 20 opening, I received a first place award in painting (third overall) for the three Earth Tree paintings in that show.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, October 10th, 7PM – 9PM
*Musical entertainment by Sebastian Bop
*Catering provided by Cucina Alessa

MEET THE ARTISTS:
ArtWalk Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION:
538 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA  92648
www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org
714-374-1650


ART STATEMENT – EARTH TREE SERIES

Big trees have long inspired humans beyond the utilitarian resources they provide.  Their spirit is uplifting; they grow in annual cycles, becoming massive, towering and long lived wonders. There is extraordinary strength in their limbs and branches, and yet they rhythmically move with the wind.  Each is unique, yet is constantly changing with time and season.  They thrive with earth, water and sun to benefit man and the environment, and symbolically they join the earth with the sky.  In my Cubist and expressionistic painting style, I paint abstractions of these qualities of trees.

Thom Wright

Janet Inez Adams Sketches at the Back Bay Muth Center in Newport Beach

Lately I am doing sketchbook drawings of natural settings around my home, and will show 12 of these beginning October 1st for three months at the Back Bay Muth Center in Newport Beach. If you get a chance to go visit the center, it is in a beautiful wild area not far from the beach. It is off Irvine Ave at University.

JANET INEZ ADAMS, MFA

I am searching for the sacred in every day, and finding it with the help of color and shape.

Sometimes my dog and I walk in the Back Bay, and I notice the changes in the seasons and weather, and the activities of the wildlife. Birds are my favorites. I carry a clipboard, archival papers, and some Portfolio Crayons that dissolve in water. Later in my studio I finish each image by adding water and other colors. When I was a teenager I began working with images of Nature, and still I am inspired by what is revealed.  jartms@att.net
http://janetadams.typepad.com

Haiku Series on Display

MOTH Haiku Haiku CALLIGRAPHY 6. ADAMS Haiku O SnailADAMS Haiku O SnailOn Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Jabulani Studio for Yoga, there was a reception for artist Janet Inez Adams. Eight paintings from her Haiku Poetry Series were on display, and Janet gave a synopsis of how yoga and visualizations are linked in her imagery. From 7:30pm to 9:00pm following the reception there was live music, crystal bowls played by Jill Manly, and a gentle yoga session.  Jabulani Studio is at 2711 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, 92625 (near Sherman Gardens). www.jabulaniyoga.com

 

First Annual Food, Fine Art and Music Festival of Huntington Beach

SCA is happy to announce that Thom Wright is one of about 90 artists participating in the First Annual Food, Fine Art and Music Festival of Huntington Beach.

As in many communities across the USA, art shows are evolving into weekend cultural art events. This one is hosted near the Hyatt Resort and Hotel at Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. This fine art event has no crafts, has classic rock music of the 60’s and 70’s, and is in collaboration with the Huntington Beach Art Center, of which I am a member. Thom will be selling his recent paintings (see example above of one of his “jazz guitar abstracts” series), and in competition with many, many others.  And there are greater enjoyments of the day with options for sampling the best of local restaurants and entertainment by many old-time rock and roll bands and singers. A big turnout is expected from their heavy media advertising for its opening success.

As yet, Thom does not have a booth assignment, but it will have a sign on the top of a white canopy:  Thom Wright Fine Art

Dates:
Friday September 5 (4-8 pm)  $5 entry first half-day special
Saturday September 6 and Sunday the 7th (11 am – 8 pm)
Food and Art Entry: $15/day, and with music $20/day
Find out more here:  www.hbfest.com