Tuesday, December 28, 2010

News & Looking at 2011

Elizabeth Manger and Judy Gibbs attended the Monotype/Monoprint workshop 
with New Mexico printmaker Michael McCabe in early December 
at Linda Taylor’s Studio in Ojai.  
It was a wonderful, hands-on learning experience, and fun as well.  
Michael and Linda, working together, created a friendly 
and supportive environment in a great studio space. 

Both Bay Hallowell and Karen L Brown will be having solo shows this coming year. 
Bay will be showing at the SB library in February 
Karen will be at the Buenaventura Art Gallery in June 21-July 16th 2011
We are sure both shows will feature more AMAZING work from both women.
More details to follow

Beverly Decker will have a one person show at the Foster Library in Ventura.  
It will be up until Feb 2011.  
She will be part of the Focus on the Masters on Aug 13, 2011
she will have a one person show at 643 Project Space during the month of August 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

One Night Stand

Ginny Furmanski created a One Night Stand show of the Inkspots work last Friday night for First Friday.
About 30 people came by the unadvertised show. It drew people in that were simply passing by the gallery!
Great work Ginny!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sullivan Goss~ 100Grand Show

I am happy to announce that Monica Wiesblott has been selected to exhibit at
Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery in their:
100Grand show

Celebrating the opening of the second annual holiday exhibit 100 Grand, featuring 100 paintings in one room. The show features a wonderful variety of works by many local and contemporary artists, as well as works from artist’s estates represented by Sullivan Goss.
Monica's work is also on the show card!
the tractor, just under the letter "A"
(click picture for larger image)
Ms Wiesblott has three new photopolymer etchings on display!
Stop by and see the show if you are in Santa Barbara:
Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery
7 and 11 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 730-1460

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Location

Big, bright workspace

As our beloved Seabreeze studios has closed its doors.
We had to find a new place to make our art and we have settled in at
Project 643 Space on Ventura Avenue!
Beautifully restored and appointed with custom features; with our printmaking in mind...
we are now making art and have welcomed several new members!
Come and visit us this First Friday and help us celebrate our new home!

Mountain Views from the new studio

photos courtesy of Monica Wiesblott

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Member News-West Coast Prints Show

November 5- 26th 2010
Monica Wiesblott got a piece into the West Coast Prints show at the Pacific Art League
 in Palo Alto California.
This juried competition was open to printmakers from California, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Hawaii and Alaska!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Judy Gibbs is Making Her Mark!

Lavender 2

Judy Gibbs is making her mark in Ventura, here is where you can see her work!

"Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form";
Open Juried Show,
Harbor Village Gallery,
Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, CA;
Sept 8 - Oct. 10;
reception: Oct. 8, Friday, 5-8 PM.

"Healing Arts";
Juried Exhibit by
Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation;
Community Memorial Hospital,
N. Brent & Loma Vista Rd.,
Ventura, CA.;
Sept. 13 - Dec. 4;
reception: Sept. 28, Tuesday, 5 - 7 PM.

Future Exhibit
"Ventura Autumn ArtWalk";
Stoneworks Studios and Gallery,
300 N. Ventura Ave.,
Ventura, CA.
Oct. 16 & 17, Sat & Sun.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Judy Gibbs "Whimsy & Delight"

Solitude~ currently on exhibit @ Channing Peake Gallery, SB

Judy Gibbs is exhibiting with the Ventura County Arts Councils.
"Whimsy & Delight" is a Juried Show located at the
Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Atrium Gallery,
 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA.,
Show runs: July 16-August 24, 2010
Gallery hours M-F, 8 AM-5 PM.
Reception July 29, 5:30-7:00 PM

Her entry is an encaustic/mixed media painting entitled "Balancing Act."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lynn LeTourneau- shows in Ventura & San Francisco

Gallery at the Crowne located inside the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel
Summer "10  
Exhibit is from: June 19th  to September 15th 2010
Artists Reception: July 22nd 6-8pm in the Aqua Bar


Artists Alley
863 Mission St. S.F., CA
Exhibit runs: July 1st  to October 1st 2010
 To see more of Lynn's artwork visit her website at:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Donna Carver~News from the NorthWest

Donna Carver will be participating in the Peninsula Art Leagues' 20th Annual Gig Harbor Art Festival on July 17th and 18th. The entire length of Judson Street, in historic Gig Harbor, will be closed off and open only to pedestrian traffic. Over 110 artists will be displaying and selling their original art. The artists were screened and juried in to this show from a pool of over 200 artists.


Donna Carver will be showing her art in Peninsula Art League's Annual Summer Juried Show hosted by Key Bank. Opening Reception is on July 17th at Key Bank in Gig Harbor, WA.

To see more of her work visit: http://www.donnacarver.com/

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Channing Peake Gallery May 27th -Sept 17th 2010

Reflections 4 by Karen L Brown

The 17th Annual Juried Printmakers Show is about to open in Santa Barbara at the wonderful
Channing Peake Gallery
The Inkspots did SUPER and many of our members were selected for the show!
Betsy Quinn
Christina Altfeld
Ginny Furmanski
Karen L Brown
Judy Gibbs 
Dahlia Riley
Monica Wiesblott

Retro 1950 by Ginny Furmanski

First Thursday Artist reception and Awards June 3rd 2010

Reynolds Gallery- May 20th -June 24th

Work by Judy Gibbs and Monica Wiesblott can be seen at the Reynolds Gallery on the campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara CA

It is an interesting and strong collection of work, focusing on the topic of "Travelers"
Show runs thru June 24th

Monday, May 10, 2010

Northwest Exhibit- Solo Show of Donna Carver

“The Living Room Gallery” at Cutters Point Uptown
Presenting a Solo Show of the works of Fine Art by Pacific Coast Artist, and now Gig Harbor resident, Donna Carver.
The show is entitled “A Moment in Time”,
featuring the Coastal Waters and Shorelines.

This show will run from June 4 – July 31, 2010.
An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, June 4th from 4 – 7 pm.
Carver’s emotional response to the coastal waters and shorelines is translated in rich colors that allow the viewer to respond to her creative process. Other viewers might feel transported to the serenity and energy that our coastal waters exude –
these experiences enrich our lives and lift our hearts, if only for, “a moment in time”.

Cutters Point Uptown
 located at: 4735 Point Fosdick Dr., NW #400, Gig Harbor, WA (253) 509-0754.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Santa Barbara Printmakers Show

Christina Altfield, Lynn LeTourneau, Judy Gibbs, Karen L Brown and Monica Wiesblott will all be exhibiting work with the Santa Barbara Printmakers Society!
Visit the center to see their work!

Santa Barbara Printmakers Member Show

Ojai Center for the Arts
113 S Montgomery St
Ojai CA
Show runs: May 7- June 3
Artists Reception: May 9th 1-3pm

Friday, April 23, 2010

Member News- Monica Wiesblott

"May Show"
Montecito Frame & Gallery
Ortega Hill Rd
Summerland CA
Show runs: April 30-May 30th
Reception May 1st 3-5pm
#25 on the Open Studios Tour map

Gallery 855 at The Arts Center
in conjunction with Carpinteria's Open Studios
855 Linden
Carpinteria CA
Show runs: April 23rd- May 17th
Open Studios Tour May 8th 11-5pm

Santa Barbara Printmakers Member Show
Ojai Center for the Arts
113 S Montgomery St
Ojai CA
Show runs: May 7- June 3
Artists Reception: May 9th 1-3pm

Monica is also still taking inquiries for Solarplate 101 classes,
she can be contacted directly for upcoming dates and more information:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Karen Brown is Exhibiting Locally

Karen L. Brown has been invited to participate and show her fine art prints in:

"A Taste of Art"

Temple Beth Torah (off Foothill and Kimball Road in Ventura)

June 5th, 7 p.m.

A silent auction will be surrounded by a variety of fine art from local artists

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Inkspots can be seen all over!!

Lynn LeTourneau's work can been seen:

Artists Union Gallery at the Ventura Pier

Earth Show
March 27 - May 2

Art at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Ventura Pier
Spring '10 Feb 1 - May 31 (open for Artwalk)

Spring Artwalk
Bell Arts Factory Studio 74

Monica Wiesblott's work can be seen:

April 17th -18th 2010
Spring Artwalk
Stoneworks Studios in the Garden!
Come by and check out her new lino work

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lynn LeTourneau @ Crowne Plaza benefiting FOODSHARE

A new, collaborative effort debuting in Gallery at the Crowne!

A public "Artists' Reception" THURSDAY, MARCH 18th 6:00PM-8:00PM

Painting a brighter future through the power of art!

Gallery at the Crowne "SPRING '10" exhibiting artists:

• Elizabeth Azcarate

• Tammy Carlson

• Pat Richards Dodds

• Lois Freeman-Fox

• Dorothea Heger

• Sarah Kalvin

Lynn Letourneau

• Tina O'Brien

• Beatrix Rohlsen

• Francine L. Tissot

• Gerald Zwers

The participating Arts Organization: The Channel Islands Gourd Society

Please join us to celebrate an historic event! The unveiling of a unique, collaborative fundraising program that supports the arts while fighting hunger in our community!

Reception Location:

The Aqua Bar Lounge inside the CROWNE PLAZA VENTURA BEACH 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura Where California Street meets the sea!

Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, live music and meet the artists! Experience over 70 works of fine art exhibiting in Gallery at the Crowne!

Art Share will donate a portion of all proceeds from the sale of fine art to FOOD Share, Ventura County’s largest regional food bank serving more than 54,700 friends each month.

Information: Terry Bray, Curator (805) 795-6076 or www.cpventura.com

For more information about FOOD Share: www.foodshare.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Treasure Chest Exhibition at Sylvia White Gallery

Please join us at Sylvia White Gallery for the opening reception

Saturday, February 27, 5-7PM

In the North Gallery, Sylvia White Gallery is proud to host "Treasure Chests," an exhibition presented by the Ventura Music Festival in partnership with selected local artists. The exhibition is part of the annual fundraising campaign that will culminate with dinner and live auction bidding on the treasure chests. They will be on view in the gallery until March 5th. For more information about the dinner, or to place a bid on a treasure chest, please visit http://www.venturamusicfestival.org/.


There will also be an article in this Sunday's Ventura County Star that will feature all the artists that particpated in this project--hope you can pick it up!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Congratulations Ginny Furmanski

Congratulations to our very own Virgina Furmanski, she was awarded a $500 art advance from the Sylvia White Gallery!!
Sylvia White held a "Be A Saint" Valentines day auction and grant award ceramony.
To learn more about Sylvia White Gallery simply visit this link

Donna Carver showing at Tacoma Art Museum

Donna Carver will be showing her work of art at Tacoma Art Museum. The piece is entitled "Reflective Meditation". It is a Dry Point etching on fabric bonded to a black Asian Panel. Six black carved cinnabar "Prosperity" Medallions are embracing the Buddha Panel(1/1),

This work of art was created for the 2010 Chair Affair Fundraiser entitled
"Furnishing Hope" , which is sponsored by the North West Furniture Bank.

The fund raising event will take place on March 4th at Tacoma Art Museum.
Please visit the North West Furniture Bank website http://www.chairaffair.org/chairs/
and support this very important and worthwhile fundraiser.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Folios available for sale!!

Inkspots is now offering a limited edition folio of prints for sale!
click here or on "purchase information" in the sidebar for contact information.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Karen L Brown and Christina Altfeld showing in the LEGENDS exhibit

Reflection #1

Linocut, chine colle and hand painting
on Rives BFK lightweight
18" x 10" (framed 28" x 21")

Karen L. Brown and Christina Altfeld were juried into the Central Coast Printmakers LEGENDS show. The show is an exhibition at San Luis Obispo Art Center from March 5 to April 18, 2010. SLO Art Center is located at 1010 Broad Street in San Luis. The opening reception is on March 5th from 6 to 8 pm. Noted printmaking instructor from Fresno City College, Nicholas Spohrer, was the juror.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lynn LeTourneau's latest news!

Lynn LeTourneau's paintings will be at the Crowne Plaza Spring '10 exhibit located at the Ventura Pier.

The show runs February 1 - May 31, 2010

"Magical Landscape"

Also showing:
Lynn's Painting "Cellular Memory" is at the Artist Union Gallery through February 7, 2010  located at the Ventura Pier.
Creation Myth & Light and Matter
(pictured above)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Monica Wiesblott's work featured

Monica Wiesblott's figure work is featured on the event card for the upcoming Femininity show that will be presented by the Montecito Frame and Gallery.

This is an open call for entries and all are encouraged to submit work.
Congrats Monica!