Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maureen Hood and Michael Solomon Exhibition Through May 2010

Mixed media works by Maureen Hood and Jazz Musician photographs by Michael Solomon are currently featured at the Sacramento County Administration Center (SCAC), 700 H Street in main lobby, Board chambers and 7th floor County Executive office. Hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm M-F. Show runs through May 2010. Call 874-8110 for information.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jian Wang: KVIE East Meets West- Thursday April 8, 2010

Please join us on Thursday, April 8th for Jian Wang's East Meets West artist reception, auction, and book signing.

Jian will have new work included at this event. We are pleased to be joining KVIE for this special reception. A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit the station.

Don't forget to RSVP by April 5th! Visit this link to confirm your spot!

Dennis Larkins- Beyond the Frame artist @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery

SD Gallery is pleased to feature Dennis Larkins in our upcoming group exhibition- Beyond the Frame (May 25-July 12th).

The art of Dennis Larkins ranges from retro-kitsch paintings of multi-dimensional landscapes to his legendary and iconic series of Grateful Dead concert posters. Larkins' images were forever burned into the pop psyche by the groundbreaking stage monoliths he created for promoter Bill Graham.

For more information on this upcoming show, please click here.

If you are in the LA area, Dennis has a new book- "Startling Art" and a new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

To purchase a copy, please click here.

Two-Night Event
Opening at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on April 2nd (alongside fellow pop-surrealist Max Grundy), Read Between the Lines: The Art of Dennis Larkins, is a three-week show - his first L.A. showing in three years - featuring a new body of painted three-dimensional-relief extravaganzas on display for the first time. Pioneering and refining a bold new approach to artistic expression, Dennis works in a style forged from both traditional and space age ingredients, creating layered works of arresting depth and intense optical punch. Growing up bathed in the glow of the Atomic Age is bound to scramble any thinking person’s circuits. Dennis has been turning to art to heal his radiation burns from the time America started planting its own mushroom forest out in the Nevada desert a few decades ago.

The opening accompanies the release of Larkins’ book, Startling Art: Revealing the Art of Dennis Larkins (published by La Luz De Jesus/Last Gasp), which takes an often-irreverent look at one man's creative journey, both personal and professional. From his legendary posters for the Grateful Dead and monumental set designs (including many never before published photos of his days with Bill Graham Productions) to the meat of the book, a riotous smörgåsbord of pulp-surrealist fine art, page after picture-packed page reveals the startling contents of one of the "great unrecognized creative minds of the past half century."

Come out to La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, April 2nd, to meet the artist at the opening reception of his new show, "Read Between the Lines", then come back on Saturday, April 3rd, for the launch of his new book, where Dennis will be available to sign copies.

Hope to see you there both nights!

Opening Reception: Friday, April 2nd, 8-11 pm
Show runs until April 23rd.


Book Signing and Gallery Exhibition, 6-9 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Joseph Bellacera: Installation Catch A Book!

Installation of polychrome steel sculpture,"Catch a Book", by Joseph Bellacera. This sculpture reflects the idea that books house an abundance of knowledge ready for the reader to catch. These book...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jian Wang: KVIE East Meets West- Thursday April 8, 2010

Jian Wang East Meets West
You are cordially invited to join KVIE Public Television and the Solomon Dubnick Gallery for an Artist Reception, Art Sale, Auction, Lecture & Book Signing.
FREE Admission

Thursday, April 8, 2010

KVIE Studios
2030 W. El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95833

To RSVP, please click on this link:

Kurt Fishback- Forever Free: Interactions of the American River Canyons

(Our apologies for the late posting on this event. Please Offer Your Support)

Forever Free: Interactions of the American River Canyons
Current Exhibition through March 27, 2010 (Closing Reception March 27th)

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays, Noon to 4 pm.

Price: Free Admission
The Arts Building
808 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Show Map
Venue Information:
Phone: (530) 885-5670 ext:

Forever Free celebrates the importance of the American River to regional communities and beyond. This themed, group exhibition and related events will showcase over twenty visual, performing and literary artists who are inspired by the American River Canyons. The spirit of the exhibit is to present two and three dimensional visual art along with interactive presentations such as poetry readings, musical performances and hands-on workshops. There will also be related outdoor events such as river outings, hikes and on-site lectures and readings. The exhibit opens at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 27 with “Art Flow”, a reception for all participating artists and water blessing by Rick Adams. Please see related calendar events "River Word Sacred" on March 5, "River Walk" on Friday, March 12. "River Action Arts" on Friday, March 19 and t
he Closing Reception on Friday, March 27. Exhibition and events are presented cooperatively by PlacerArts and Protect American River Canyons (PARC). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays, Noon to 4 pm.

Hope to see you there.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Lee Kavaljian and Tony Natsoulas Ceramic Sculpture- April 1 - May 15, 2010


Ceramic Sculpture

APRIL 1- MAY 15th

2nd Saturdays: APRIL 10th and MAY 8TH

Today is the last day of Maija Peeples-Bright "Favorites" exhibition.
We are open today until 6PM.

Next week we will install our next show- Lee Kavaljian and Tony Natsoulas

The entire gallery will be filled with Lee and Tony's work.

This is a show not to be missed!

Join us on April 1st for the first view of this phenomenal ceramic work.

For a sneak peek click here.

Panoramic photo by: Kurt Fishback (Tony Natsoulas, 2010, Permanent Pigment Print) included in this exhibition.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2nd Saturday Today- Maija Peeples-Bright

Join us today for 2nd Saturday!

Meet Maija Peeples-Bright

2nd Saturday hours 2PM-9PM


Friday, March 12, 2010

Join Us For 2nd Saturday Tomorrow!



Maija Peeples-Bright, Lotus of Luck, 1990, Mixed Media on Paper, 23" x 30" - $1250 Framed


Maija has graciously brought in new works to include in this exhibition. Please come by to see these beautiful pieces that offer a much needed contrast to the rain.

Maija will be here!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Maija Peeples-Bright KXJZ Insight Interview with Jeffrey Callison

Photo by: Kurt Fishback

If you missed Maija's interview on KXJZ- Insight with Jeffrey Callison,

please follow this link to KXJZ's site for the show:

Please click on this link to Maija's streamed interview (she is in the last quarter of the stream):