Truly Exquisite: Summer 2020

Online exhibition starting July 11

Vita Art Center is inviting artists to participate in a collaborative, chance-based surrealist art game known as the exquisite corpse. The “Truly Exquisite, 2020″ exhibition follows the spirit of collaboration and inventiveness of the surrealist movement by bringing together our art community for an assembled art experience. Each exhibited final piece will be a completed figure made of 4 panels, each one by a different artists.

About Exquisite Corpse Game: The chance-based drawing game known as the Exquisite Corpse involved each participant creating a portion of a human figure without seeing what others had created, which resulted in fantastic distortions, juxtapositions and surreal composite figures.  The technique was invented by artists and poets associated with the Surrealism Movement that was founded by Andre Breton in Europe after WWI and continued into the 1950s.

Collaborative pieces priced to sell at $120.00 (4 panels – different artists).

Look for my submissions:

These pieces were hand-drawn with pencil and ink on paper, scanned, electronically modified and printed. 8”x10” panels

 

Simple Pleasures: Summer 2020

Simple Pleasures:
What Brings You Joy?

As our community sheltered in place, we called on our local artists to recreate what brings them joy!  Living in a beachside town, caring for colorful spring gardens, caring for beloved pets, and eating well… there is much to be thankful for. This exhibit is fully accessible online, and in-person viewings by appointment are available.  You can also walk by our front window on Linden Avenue to see the pieces in person, rotated on a regular basis.

“Claire Hanging by a Thread and Looking for a Perch” Pencil on Paper 10″x20.5″(framed) Andi Schoenbaum 2020 $1,085.00

 

 

“Gleaming Apollo” June 2-11, 2020

My drawing “Badass Women of Hollywood” is included in the “Gleaming Apollo” online group show by the LA Art Association from June 2-11, 2020. Laaa.org There’s still time to take a peek! All work is available for purchase.

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Petite Works, May 14-22

My pencil drawing, “Claire Looking for a Perch,” is in the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Online Exhibition “Petite Works” May 14 – May 22, 2020.

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H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE TO HOST NETWORKING EVENT

H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | Contemporary art space to host networking event

VC Reporter

Jan 15, 2020 | Art and Culture, Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer, Ventura | 0 |

PICTURED: Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum at H Gallery. Photo courtesy of Andi Schoenbaum

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

H Gallery + Studios is getting into a new groove for 2020. Following the departure of Yessica Torres, who opened a new gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles, the Midtown Ventura creative space (which, despite an error published in “Arts Briefs” in the Jan. 2 issue, has not closed) has a new curator in Ute Culemann-Ritke. She will debut her first show in February.

Currently on the walls in the contemporary art gallery are works by resident artists who occupy the building’s 20 studio spaces. At the moment, gallery viewings are by appointment only, but the public will have a chance to see the exhibit and meet Culemann-Ritke — as well as H Gallery’s artists, musicians, photographers and other creative types — during The Art of Networking, a mixer for artists and other business professionals, on Jan. 22.

The free event was organized by resident artists Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum and sponsored by Business Networking International (BNI) Masters of Business Chapter, based in Thousand Oaks, which aims to build “consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships.” Food will be provided by nearby Native Pizza, studios will be open, and prizes will be given away, too.

According to Clite, the mixer will help H Gallery artists further solidify the relationships they have built with the local business community, and expand their networks as well. “We are one of the pioneering businesses of the Ventura Midtown resurgence,” she says. “We look forward to a brilliant new year of art and music in 2020.”

The Art of Networking takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. at H Gallery + Studios, 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit visithgallery.com or the gallery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HGalleryAndStudios.