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From Sea to Skyscapes - Fine Art Exhibit

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery is pleased to present

 

                  A Fine Art Exhibit

 Opening Night - September 16, 2017 -  6pm-8pm

 

 


Shannon Celia Fine ArtShannon Celia

 

Shannon Celia is an award-winning artist who grew up in coastal New England and currently lives by the beach in Oxnard, CA. She paints in oil with palette knives and brushes to create her coastal inspired, texture heavy work. She typically paints en plein air or at her seaside home studio.

Shannon Celia Plein Air PicnicShannon Celia is a member of The Westlake Village Art Guild, a California Art Club associate member and an American Women Artists’ Associate Artist with Distinction, she participates in national and local juried art shows. She has won eleven awards in the last few years including a 2nd place ribbon in oils for her piece “Squid Ships” in the 79th Annual Open Juried Show in Santa Paula, CA. She has also had eleven solo shows and was just chosen as the first Artist in Residence at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and will be showing work and painting there weekly in October 2017.  (Image Copyright: Shannon Celia - Plein Air Picnic)

 

Sherri Cassell Headshot Sherri Cassell

 

Sherri Cassell is an award-winning artist who has studied with accomplished national and local artists Bert Collins and Glenna Hartmann as well as studying on her own by going through many miles of paper and canvas.

She was Sherri Cassell Lift your eyes upborn and raised in Santa Paula, CA.  She remembers as a child looking up at the beautiful mountains surrounding her home town and playing underneath the tall eucalyptus trees. This was the beginning of her love for the California landscape. Sherri freelanced in commercial art for several years before devoting herself to her true passion, fine art. Sherri is an impressionistic landscape painter and her focus is the California landscape; she paints en plein air and at her studio. Most of her work is in pastels for she loves the rich colors and tactile quality of this medium, but she also enjoys working in oils. She is a member of the National Pastel Society of the West Coast and was most recently recognized at the 2017 Santa Paula 80th Art and Photography Exhibit where she was awarded the Douglas Shively Award of Excellence. (Image Copyright: Sherri Cassell - Lift your eyes up) 

   


 Arts and Eats  Opening night is in conjunction with Arts & Eats, Downtown Ventura!  Arts & Eats is a fun night where art lovers and foodies can stroll down lively Main Street while they view fine art and nibble their way down Main street! For a full list of participating venues visit Arts & Eats Ventura

 

Coastal Connections Art Show

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery is pleased to present

Tina OBrien Painting

Coastal Connections

A Group Art Exhibition 
Tina O’Brien, Jerry Mahoney and C-Wolf Dezign
 

July 15, 2017 

6pm-8pm

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery – 540 E. Main Street. Contact: Angela 805-628-3540 for full info. 

 

Tina O’Brien

Happy times of surfing, walking and fun family beach days inspire the oil paintings and sketches of Tina O’Brien.  Most days you can find Tina O’Brien in her art studio, the Mermaid Gallery, at the Ventura Harbor. Patrons are treated to dreamy seascapes and local scenes and mermaid paintings.  Ms. O'Brien considers each painting a character study. For locals, she offers fresh look at familiar surroundings.  Her preferred medium is traditional oils.  She uses a traditional technique starting with a under painting, value study, with thick over thin paint, working dark to light, capturing freshness and simplicity and luminosity.   Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery is pleased to exhibit some of Ms. O’Brien’s newest pieces created specifically for the show. 

 

Jerry Mahoney

A long time Ventura resident who has been painting for over 25 years, Jerry has received several first place awards in juried shows.  His kinship for nature and the ocean inspires his watercolor paintings in which he aims to capture its simultaneous moments of beauty, energy and serenity.  Surfing since the late 1950’s, he has traveled the world piloting large ships and sailboats as a professional navigator. A lifetime of hiking, backpacking and rock climbing worldwide has also fostered his love of the outdoors. 

Jerry Mahoney Watercolor

 

 C-Wolf Dezign

The dynamic team of Cat and Wolfie Wiggins is C-Wolf Dezign. Married 20 years, their realistic and fantastical stainless-steel sculptures bring ocean life to the surface.  Enhancing the sculptures with natural elements such as stones, shells and sands, their art sparks awareness of the vast beauty and diversity that exists under our oceans. Each year C-Wolf Dezign donate a portion of annual sales to clean ocean projects. This year they have proudly chosen the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. 

C-Wolf Dezign

 

During the reception, Rachel Bryne, owner of Piece of Cake, will be offering samples of her delicious cupcake treats!

 

 Arts and Eats  Opening night is in conjunction with Arts & Eats, Downtown Ventura!  Arts & Eats is a fun night where art lovers and foodies can stroll down lively Main Street while they view fine art and nibble their way down Main street! For a full list of participating venues visit Arts & Eats Ventura

 

 

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