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For First Friday in September, I took a mini vacation to San Francisco. It was a much needed reprieve taken with my husband and dear friend Jessica. We went to a horse race at Golden Gate Fields and visited with friends.

In my absence a few favorites at the gallery manned the post. This month was the second month for Water Color Places by Duane Anderson.

Minolta DSCThe Facial by Duane Anderson.







We also exhibited large abstracts by Foundry member and volunteer Ricardo Peralez.

RPPhoto courtesy of Crysco Photography.










An abstract collection by Foundry member Nina Landgraff.

NLPhoto by Nina Landgraff.








AND last but certainly not least our September Foundry members monthly challenge installation called “Autumn.”

AutumnPhoto by Crysco Photography.







I’m so thankful for Alan Willis, Diana Campbell-Rice and all those that helped throughout the night. Running a new exhibit truly is a big undertaking and it takes a team of like hearts to pull it off!

Duane Anderson (front)
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On August 2nd, 2013 I curated a show titled Water Color Places by Duane Anderson at The Foundry.
The Artist’s Philosophy: Watercolor painting for me is about RELATIONSHIPS: between the artist and the scene… between the tactile texture of paper and brush between the staining and blending of the paint and, ultimately, between the artist and the viewer.
As for me, “Art” does NOT require a story or agenda other than this sharing of the experiences and resulting impressions of the scene.
This interpretative process of experiencing a three-dimensional subject and translating the experience onto two-dimensional paper involves all the physical, emotional and spiritual senses. They cannot be separated. They cannot be ignored.
Watercolor paint can be a challenging medium. This quality combined with the process and experience of painting is what brings me much pleasure.
This exhibit runs from August through September, 2013 at The Foundry at 1608 19th Street, Bakersfield CA. The art receptions for this exhibit will be held on both First Friday’s August 2nd and September 6th, 2013, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Contact information: Curator: Christina Sweet
Our Mission: The Foundry’s Mission is to provide opportunities in education, exposure and exhibition for select visual artists and art enthusiasts for the purpose of advancing the professionalism of those dedicated individuals. The Foundry encourages everyone to visit our space and consider joining as a fellow artist or arts enthusiast. For more information about The Foundry, please visit our website at or call 661-388-0278.
Postcard art by Duane Anderson
Graphic design by Christopher O’Brien
Duane Anderson (back)
21 Autumn Glare 16x20
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For our September’s member installation at The Foundry the theme was Autumn. The members were challenged to submit artwork using Autumn or Fall colors. Here is my piece, Autumn Glare. This is listed for $250.00 and is available for purchase. Acrylic. 16 x 20 “deep dish” gallery wrapped canvas.

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