Monday, October 1, 2012

Dorothy Riggs—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for October 2012: “New Mixed Media”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square
 
Featured artist, Dorothy Riggs

The creative process of art making serves several profound purposes for me. It’s an open-eyed meditation, a playground for the inner child of my psyche: a time and place for ultimate freedom and imagination to come alive.

Wishing Tree © Dorothy Riggs

I’ve had a never-ending love affair with color, texture, and curvilinear forms. These aesthetic principles are incorporated into my work, whether with oils on large canvases or mixed media, and collage on paper.

I work in a direct mode, intuitively and without preplanning. This keeps the imagery fresh and brings forth icons of the subconscious realm, executed boldly and with passion.

My imagery is a merging of nature and the spiritual world, embodying a whimsical, playful portrayal of women and their empowerment. 

Aligning myself with these “Innerscapes” broadens my spiritual awareness, and facilitates personal growth. Art becomes the essential tool, allowing me to express and integrate feelings and concepts visually.

http://dorothyriggs.com

Dorothy Riggs’ exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

The SPIN Group—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for October 2012: “Sensational Silks”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Fall Leaves ©
Linda Duncan
Harvest the Vines © Beverly Johnson









SPIN stands for Silk Painters International, a group that promotes silk painting as a fine art around the world. It has the responsibility of designating artists as Master Silk Painters after they submit an application, complete some rather rigid requirements, and pass a committee of their peers. It is a prestigious honor.

Irises © Pam Rivas
In January of 2011, Stephany Andrews, a local artist who was on the SPIN Board of Directors, met with a group of artists to see if there was sufficient interest in having a local chapter. The response has been overwhelming and we now have 35 members who meet monthly to share ideas, techniques, offer support, and promote our local silk artists. We are now the largest chapter in the world. 

Our mission statement: “To promote silk painting as an art form. It is our purpose to encourage artists through the sharing of information and techniques.”  

Afrasia © Stephany Andrews
Rainbow Fish © Sandy Christey



Bird of Paradise © Eileen Stegman
Ocean Friends © Carol Shaddox





















Sunset © Hiroko Rampenthal
The “Sensational Silks” exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th. 

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068