Saturday, February 27, 2010

Maija Peeples-Bright - KXJZ "Insight" Interview March 1st & More Available Works

Photo by: Kurt Fishback


KXJZ - 90.9

Monday, March 1, 2010

Between 10AM-11AM

Tune in to learn more about Maija, her work, and the amazing history she's had in the funk art movement of the 60's.

She is sure to give a "insight"-ful interview with Jeffrey!



Maija Peeples-Bright's current exhibition "Favorites," has been a great success! We have red dots all throughout this show. If you have not been in to see this wonderful exhibition this show will continue to evolve. Maija has been bringing in new work to sell as pieces are sold. Come by the gallery to see Maija's available works on paper (framed and unframed), ceramic sculptures, and paintings (small and large). There is work available in all price ranges.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Garr Ugalde's Three Graces at The Art Foundry

SD Gallery artist Garr Ugalde has spent the past few months creating three beautiful bronze sculptures, The Three Graces. These figures are absolutely breath taking! They are on view at the Art Foundry in their current exhibition, Visions In Bronze through March 6th.

Art Foundry Gallery
1021 R Street
Garr Ugalde, Three Graces - $55,000
The maquette of the Three Graces - $6,500

(separate photos below)

Michael Solomon: Photo(s) of the Week

I took this shot in Bangkok in 1974. I wonder how they look now.

Cheers, mts

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Helen Post Bronzes at the Art Foundry

Helen Post, Homage to Richard Diebenkorn III,
12" x 19" x 15", Ed. 5/6, Bronze

At the Art Foundry Gallery, SD Gallery artist Helen Post has works on display in their current exhibition Visions In Bronze through March 6th. Included in the show are Peter Voulkos, John Denning, and Steve Reccia.

Art Foundry Gallery
1021 R Street

Friday, February 12, 2010

Maija Peeples-Bright- 2nd Saturday Reception Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow for 2nd Saturday!!

Majia Peeples-Bright, "Favorites" exhibition will surely bring a smile to your face. Each of Maija's pieces is infused with colors, textures and a dose of fun!

Join us tomorrow for this special exhibition from 2-9PM.


2005 glazed clay , 18”x15”x11”


She is the Woof-World equivalent America’s First First

"Lady, Martha Washington, Wife of President George

Washington. History and my visit to Mt. Vernon really

formed a great admiration for the lady. She was

capable, innovative, fashionable,fun and hard-working

yet exhibited a great love, and the ability to run a large

estate full of hens, hogs,orchards,out-buildings and

I’m certain long-haired dachshund mix dogs. I saw her

tableware, gowns and jewelry and to spice up this

work I had much pleasure making, Martha got an

earring (one I found resembling hers) that I epoxied to

her ear."- Maija Peeples-Bright

Thursday, February 11, 2010

SD Gallery - Valentine's Day Last Minute Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is this Sunday! Are you ready? We have some wonderful original artwork in all price ranges and media for your significant other. For those of you who have your eye on some of our more expensive works, we do offer layaway.

SD Gallery is the place to find a memorable gift this Valentine's Day! Here are some quick suggestions of pieces to surprise your significant other.

Our current show, Maija Peeples-Bright "Favorites" features a variety of works, framed pieces from $180+ and even hand detailed cards, $75 each. Come by to see the show and all the great Valentine's gift options. All of Maija's ceramic works are available to take home at the time of purchase (and we'll gift wrap for you)!

To see Maija's works, please click here. For pricing, please contact the gallery.

Maija Peeples-Bright, Croc Cat, Mixed Media on Paper, 2010, 7" x 5" -$180 (sold)

Wayne Jiang came in today and dropped off a new piece titled, "Outdoor Concert". It is a beauty! Wayne was recently hailed "San Jose's Edward Hopper," on the cover of the San Jose Metro. Grab one of Wayne's works for $350-$400.

Wayne Jiang- Outdoor Concert, 2010, Acrylic on Panel, 7.5" x 5.5"- $400.

If your loved one is a fan of treats, share with them a fabulous Jeff Nebeker ceramic cake ($100), a ceramic cake slice or pastry ($25), ceramic carmel apples ($35), ceramic chocolate covered strawberry ($20), ceramic cupcakes ($35), or a beautiful ceramic rootbeer float ($200). Jeff's tantalizing treats are sweet for the eyes and a blessing for waistlines!

To see Jeff's works, please click here.

Eric Dahlin's ceramic cigars recently sold out! He did bring us 3 small raku works that are uniquely Dahlin. A raku duck named Curtis (7" x 5" x 5") $200, raku shark called Smiley (2.5" x 2.5" x 5") $100, and a very special raku dog - Dog Chasing His Tail (3.25" x 3.75" x 2.75") $75. Please come by the gallery to see these special creatures.

Solomon Dubnick Gallery has books available on artists Jian Wang, Helen Post, Alan Post, Gary Pruner and Kurt Fishback. Prices range from $10-$200.

Support the Fred Ball Memorial Fund for Artists in Crisis by making a donation in our gallery. In exchange you'll receive a special calendar created by Cheri Hacker and Stefani Thomas. These two ladies collaborated their self portrait drawings to create a fantastic calendar that will go to a good cause and keep your sweetie organized! For more information, please visit our gallery.

We are open this Second Saturday from 2-9pm if you are still in need of a gift for your loved one. Take your honey on a date to SD Gallery to see Maija Peeples-Bright's "Favorites," exhibition and let us help you find the perfect gift of original art to take home with you.

Happy Valentine's Day from SD Gallery!

Joseph Bellacera- Winters Community Library Installation

Joseph Bellacera Installation
(Detailed images below)

SD Gallery artist Joseph Bellacera has been creating some phenomenal public artwork. Joseph will be installing this multi-paneled piece for the Winters Community Library. We had the opportunity to view this piece in his studio, and it is stunning. We are looking forward to seeing this piece installed, which should be soon.

Winters Community Library Central Information Area
Artwork 22’ W x 6.5’ H

"(The) Artwork consists of multiple panels depicting aerial landscape from surrounding area of Winters. These mostly agricultural patterns include marshes, orchards, contour and straight set fields as well as irrigation canals and road ways.
The highly textural panels project from the wall at varying depths. Materials include resin panels, aluminum and wood panels. Painted with oils, enamels, acrylics and sealed with UV polyurethane."

Joseph Bellacera

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SD Gallery Current Exhibition: Maija Peeples-Bright- "Favorites"

Woofus Vitruvius and Bat Apple Enjoy the Sunset Over Lake Tahoe, Mixed Media On Paper, 2009, 32" X 39"

For Immediate Release

Exhibition: Maija Peeples-Bright “Favorites”

Show Dates: February 13th – March 20th

2nd Saturday Reception: February 13th, 2-9pm

Maija Peeles-Bright runs the gamut; from one of the originators of the California “Funk Art Movement” in the 1960’s to her current body of work in oil, acrylic, ceramic, textiles and mixed media reflecting and expanding her full range.

Not only is she truly an original, her work embodies funk humor in conjunction with sophisticated primitivism; fusing the creation of zany creatures, loveable animals and of course, the brightest and boldest of colors.

She heralds from a rich and dynamic artistic dynasty. Along with her contemporaries, Peter VandenBerge, DavidGilhooly, Robert Arneson, Roy Deforest, Bruce Nauman and a selective group of other avant garde artists, she played an important role in molding the first “Group Mess” at the Belmonte Gallery, as well as annual shows at the renowned Candy Store for over 25 years. Bruce Nauman proclaimed her body of work quintessentially as “icons”.

Today, this iconic significance is very prevalent, as is Maija’s creative heritage, including one woman shows, group exhibitions, teaching, art in public places, permanent museum and private collections, publications and so much more.

Maija’s work is as pertinent today as ever and merges the hotbed of art with her affection for brilliant colors, an ever abundance of living things and an undying love for rebellion against establishment art.

To view Maija's "Favorites", please click here.