Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SD Gallery Holiday Hours

John deWit


TUESDAY, 12/22 - WEDNESDAY 12/23

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

TUESDAY, 12/29 - WEDNESDAY 12/30

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gale Hart's Extraordinary Objects

Gale Hart has a knack for creating brilliant statement pieces in a variety of mediums. In our current exhibition she has ceramic sculpture, mixed media paintings and steel works.
Gale's Extraordinary Objects will be on view through January 30th.

Toss, 2009, Steel, 42" x 38" x 11" $1,100 (Sold)
A67 Table, 2009, Steel, 32" x 33" x 12.25" $1,200
So Table, 2009, Steel, 29.25" x 30" x 14" $1,500 (Sold)

To see more images from the current exhibition, please click here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Extraordinary Objects Extended Exhibition Date

Paul DiPasqua, 2008, The Life of Soap, Digital Photo AP1, 40" x 57"

SD Gallery's Extraordinary Objects exhibition will be extended through January 30th!

works by:

Gale Hart
Paul DiPasqua
John deWit
Laura De Anna

The gallery is filled with Extraordinary Objects! Come see!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Unique Ceramic Find!

SD Gallery recently acquired this unique ceramic plate piece by Erik Gronborg through a private collector. This piece was purchased during the Crocker Art Auction in 1983. When was the last time you saw ceramic works infused with photographic imagery? This piece is a beautiful find and would make a great addition to an eclectic home.

Erik Gronborg, Plate, 14" x 12" x 3.5" $500 (Sold)
(detail of plate)

The patron who we received this plate from provided us with this bit of information about Erik written in 1983.

Erik Gronborg, Solana Beach

Born Copenhagen, Denmark. Sculptor, Ceramist. Received BA and MA from UC Berkeley. Has worked and exhibited in museums throughout the world and has taught at many colleges on the West Coast. Has exhibited extensively and is a member of many well known art and conservation organizations. Has been the recipient of several national awards. Is currently teaching at UC Davis.

Eric Dahlin's Birds and Bunnies!

PJ's, 2009, Ceramic, 5" x 3.75" x 3" $150
Carnival Ride, 2009, Ceramic, 4.75" x 7" x 3.75" $175
Fish, 2009, Ceramic, 5.5" x 3.5" x 3" $150 (sold)

Eric Dahlin just dropped off three new birds for sale in our gallery,
two cardinals and a phoebe. We recently received three of his smaller rabbit figures for sale as well. These playful works are a great gift for animal enthusiasts, art collectors, and those with a great sense of humor. Please come by and see these works in person!

Cardinal, 2009, Ceramic, 11.25" x 7" x 14" $450
Phoebe, 2009, Ceramic, 10" x 8" x 15.5" $400
Cardinal, 2009, Ceramic, 12" x 8" x16" $450 (s0ld)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Barbara Spring on Youtube!

Barbara Spring came by the gallery this morning for a visit. Barbara's wood sculptures are marvelous, and the process to create her works is impressive. Did you know that Barbara is in her 90's and still creating work with her chainsaw? Please take a look at her youtube video and prepare yourself to be amazed!

To see more of Barbara's works through SD Gallery, please click here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gary Dinnen - Raku Happy!

Gary Dinnen stopped by this afternoon with this little guy named Raku Happy.
He would make a great addition to a good home this holiday season!

Raku Happy, 2009, Raku Ceramic, 12" x 6" x 10" - $650 (SOLD)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Les Birleson Show at CPR January 2010

Les Birleson's River Series paintings will be on view at Capital Public Radio in January 2010.

Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd.
2nd Saturday Reception
January 8th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Leslie C. Birleson is a conceptual artist whose oeuvre ranges from carved granite and mosaic tile to screen-print and light installations. He has produced a number of large scale installation works including two Art in Public Places works for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. "Traveling Light" is installed above the ticket counter in Terminal A at Sacramento Int'l Airport, and his small park-like project titled, "Open Circle" is on Riverside Blvd. near Land Park.

Birleson's "River Series" of large scale oil paintings reveals his emotional response to life along the Sacramento River levees. The seasons bring a change of palette and texture, from the lush rain of winter to the dry heat of summer, but the elements of land and water remain constant along the shoreline.

Sierra Summer, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 78"
High River, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 78"

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Extraordinary Objects For All!

If you are in search of unique art pieces for your home or for holiday gift giving, you will love our current exhibition, Extraordinary Objects!
There is something here for everyone.

Extraordinary Objects - December 3- January 30

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Extraordinary Objects Reception Tonight 6-8PM

Please join us this evening from 6-8pm, for our opening reception of "Extraordinary Objects", featuring the works of Laura De Anna, John de Wit, Paul DiPasqua, and Gale Hart.


Through the month of December Solomon Dubnick Gallery presents the work of four exceptional artists producing work in a variety of mediums. Whether functional or not, the pieces transcend the concept of artwork as being decorative and each stands on its own as an “extraordinary object”.

John de Wit, a native of Woodland, is among the most innovative glass artists working in the Seattle area. His work explores "the vessel as canvas" through painting and incising techniques. John has gained prestigious international honors for his work, and most recently served as Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

Paul DiPasqua has spent much of his career assembling things out of found materials in order to redeem our culture's wealth of misdirected efforts and horrible things. He's also produced a large body of work in photography, collage, painting and mixed media. Paul lives, works, and teaches in the Chico area.

Laura De Anna maintains her jewelry studio in the Sierra foothills near Placerville. She was recently honored as an "Emerging Artist" at the annual Celebration of Craftswomen in San Francisco. Many of you may have seen Laura's work at our 2nd Saturdays on 20th Street.

Gale Hart is a Sacramento painter, sculptor, gallery owner and animal rights activist who produces remarkable furniture out of recycled steel. Gale has also assembled a number of widely acclaimed theme exhibitions at her studio, in addition to her prodigious output of artwork.