In December we had a cute members show titled “Island of Misfit Toys,” inspired by the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass. This was released appropriately enough 49 years ago to the day from our show opening, December 6th, 1964. Artists were given the choice to create their pieces “misfit” as the program had them or traditional. Do you not remember this classic? You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/
Last but not least we had a window installation showcasing studies by Betty Leonor. You can find her artwork at http://www.bleonor.com/ She is an amazing portrait artist that works in oils and acrylic.
The Foundry closed on January 1st, 2014 after a six month financial struggle to keep the doors open. Our monthly cost went up substantially and we gave it all we had. Looking back a month and a half later, I find myself with “extra” time I didn’t know existed before. I visited Betty’s solo show at Metro Galleries on February’s First Friday event. On one hand it was nice to be able to walk around and visit the artists, but my gallery was dark and sad.
In October 2013 The Foundry hosted Lost and Foundry II. For this group show we challenge artists to create artwork using recycled-out of the ordinary items. This show is one of the favorites! This year we had many different styles. It was a great show.
Our members wall show was Sleepy Hollow. This had a small turn out but the artwork was all really amazing.
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.
The Facial by Duane Anderson. https://www.facebook.com/DuaneAndersonArt
We also exhibited large abstracts by Foundry member and volunteer Ricardo Peralez.
Photo courtesy of Crysco Photography. http://www.cryscophotography.com
An abstract collection by Foundry member Nina Landgraff.
AND last but certainly not least our September Foundry members monthly challenge installation called “Autumn.”
Photo by Crysco Photography. http://www.cryscophotography.com
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!