Special Fine Art Exhibit POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO

Congrats to Santa Barbara, California, USA fine artist, Metrov– and thanks to him for sending me this news on his latest exhibit—

Hi Marie,

I’ve organized and curated a fine art, pop-up exhibit in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. I sincerely hope you can check it out and share the invite with your art-loving friends! It’s going to be an historic and fun event:

POP-UP@PASEO NUEVO • A Fine Art Exhibition

Featuring some of Santa Barbara’s most accomplished artists including:

Peggy Ferris | Madeline Garrett | Michael Irwin | Metrov | Dug Uyesaka | Susan Venable

WHERE:
The old Big Dogs retail space #101 right next to
Nordstrom’s court entrance in the Paseo Nuevo Mall,
651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WHEN:
‾ Sept 6 thru Sept 30th ‾
Sneak Preview Opening
 – First Thursday Art Walk – Sept 6, 2018 — 5pm-9pm
Grand Opening
 – Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 — 5pm-9pm

Regular Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6

More info: http://tiny.cc/bigdogart

 

I will be exhibiting the following new portraits from my “Lantern Project” — people in the arts & media, plus other works:

 

Portrait: Academy Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer, Robert Zemeckis; 2017; mixed media; 72″ X 72″

 

“Portrait of Carrie White, Hairdresser to the Stars, Author of UPPER CUT.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 


“Portrait of David Marciano, Actor; DUE SOUTH, HOMELAND, BOSCH.” 2018; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

“Portrait: Michael Lantieri, Academy Award Winning Special FX Supervisor.” 2017; Mixed Media; 72″ X 72.”

 

Commissioned Portrait: “Grace Hunter, Actor, Model” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Heather Cass, Graphic Designer, Marketing Exec.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

Portrait: “Michael Bowker, Award-Winning Investigative Reporter.” 2017; Mixed Media; 36″ X 36.”

 

“3082: meadow rapers; A1; A2; A3″ Concrete, plastic, mesh wire, latex, acrylic, glass fibers, wood, steel, paper, ink, varnish, articulating heads. 60″ tall X 22″ wide X 19” deep.

 

“3082: Goddess |of the| TerribleMysteries; 1p” Concrete, concrete-dipped fabric, acrylic, glass fibers, steel, articulating heads. 44″ tall X 24″ wide X 20″ deep.

 

“Goddess of Small Meadows hidden-in-the Deep Forest” Polished concrete, glazed ceramic head, indigenous plants mixed with imported Chinese flowers, articulating head. 22″ high X 32″ wide X 8″ deep.

 

Hope to see you there. And let me know if you have any questions.

Warmest regards,

A. Metrov

http://www.metrov.org

Check out my NU Sustainability Project: http://www.DoYouNU.com

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Artist Mauricio Paz Viola Tests the New Legion Stonehenge Aqua 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper

Watercolor 1, Mauricio Paz Viola

Watercolor 1, Mauricio Paz Viola

 

Last month, we sent a list of artist’s names to Legion Paper company. Legion sent each artist fine art papers with the goal of getting firsthand feedback. California-based artist Mauricio Paz Viola, one of the first to report back, wrote in part-

“I would like to report that the paper test went well. The company Legion Paper got in touch with me and sent me three types of watercolor paper. I tried them and they are of high quality. I did some watercolor work.

I am happy with the results – good, professional quality… My favorite was the HP 300gm – loved its texture! It held up several layers of paint that I superimposed on it and did not saturate. The result was great! I also liked the CP 600gm. I would recommend these papers to any artist, and thank you for considering me in this initiative before it is released on the market. Please feel free to feature my work on your website and include the link to my web www.mauriciopazviola.com

 I am attaching some photos now. I want to thank you for considering me, and for making me part of this project.”
Mauricio Paz Viola received a package from Legion Paper containing sheets of watercolor papers.

Mauricio Paz Viola received a package from Legion Paper containing sheets of watercolor papers.

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Mauricio stretched each sheet of watercolor paper in the traditional manner, using tape on a rigid board. The paper is then dampened and dries flat, ready to be painted on without buckling or wrinkling.

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Mauricio included photos of his paint brushes and the watercolor paints he used, working on white ceramic plates as painting palettes.

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watercolor 2, Mauricio Paz Viola

 

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Mauricio Paz Viola’s Website: www.mauriciopazviola.com

Mauricio’s art printed on shirts and clothing available at Live Heroes here.

Legion Paper http://www.legionpaper.com/

 

Artist and “American Treasure” Metrov’s Excursion To Launch Relationships With Gallerists

California artist Metrov’s thirty minute film METROV: A Life in the War Zones of American Art has received accolades from such greats as Robert Zemeckis and others.

“Metrov is an American Treasure. He courageously bares his soul in this amazing and powerful film. A must-see for anyone interested in the Arts.” Robert Zemeckis, Academy Award winning director of BACK TO THE FUTURE, FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY.

“Riveting… a great story!” Michael Lantieri, Academy Award winner, JURASSIC PARK.

“A fascinating, enjoyable film. I particularly enjoyed the unexpected humor.” Mark Johnson, Academy Award winning producer of RAIN MAN, BREAKING BAD.

 

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Over the past month, we’ve made first gallery contacts for Metrov sending e-postcards of his wall art. Several gallerists replied positively and each time we reported back to Metrov .  In the weeks to follow, Metrov decided to take an excursion to visit these galleries and launch in-person relationships with the gallerists. Metro reported back to us–

At Gallery A, Metrov met a nice, elderly woman gallerist with  “a nice space and some cool art.” She also has since accepted Metrov’s Facebook friend request and he plans to follow-up further.

At Gallery B, which Metrov described as a great gallery space, Metrov just missed the gallery owner. But one of the gallery curators suggested emailing the owner, which Metrov will do.

At Gallery C, Metrov met the gallery manager; “a very cool dude. We agreed to keep in touch. Later, when Metrov got home, he send a Facebook friend request to this gallery owner who accepted. Now that they are friends on Facebook they can continue to interact with images and notes.

At Gallery D, Metrov met the gallerist who had replied to our e-postcard.  Metro described him as  “A very sweet man with a brand new (although quite small) gallery and a great show”.  Metrov told him the report he had gotten from his  “Marketing Director, Marie Kazalia” from the e-postcards sent. Metro said of this meeting, “You were right! He likes my work. He was very pleased to meet me in person and we agreed to keep in touch. The courting has begun!” It was a good time to stop in, just before the opening that evening and Metrov stayed a while but then had to get going on his long drive back home.

“These are all viable spaces for my work,” Metrov said,  “and once I get to know the owners a little more I will propose exhibits to all of them. Whoa! I didn’t really want to make the 2.5 hour drive to LA (traffic is often nightmarish), but it was well worth the trip! Made me realize how important it is to meet people in person.”

Metrov’s website: http://metrov.org  Metrov’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/metrov?fref=ts

 

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