Acclaimed Pet Portrait Artist Brandis Sarich Teams up with Costco to Provide its Members with the Opportunity to Commission Beautiful Portraits of their Beloved Pets

Maui, Hawaii / Sun Valley, Idaho (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

Acclaimed animal portrait artist Brandis Sarich possesses the unique ability to recognize an animals individual spirit and capture it beautifully in a painting. And now, thanks to a new partnership with Costco, members are able to commission Sarich to paint a custom portrait of their beloved family pets with special rates and sizes for Costco members.

Sarichs paintings are available through Costcos Online Fine Art Sales, where Costco members can also find works by masters including Chagall, Miro and Klee. Sarichs art, available by navigating to http://www.costco.com (click Home & D

Brazilian Artist, Eric Perna, Signed by Florida Art Brokers, Featured at Artopia Art Gallery for Fall Opening Installation


Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

Working seamlessly between mediums, from found objects such as doors, kitchen cabinets and wood panels unearthed in discarded rubble that he transforms into exquisite, if not remarkable works of beauty, to large canvasses, Brazilian-born artist, Eric Perna is a uniquely talented man. Technically considered an Outsider artist, since he was not formally trained, Pernas works, while hard to categorize fall generally into modern expressionism, meaning, he puts his own unique visual spin on the people, places, things, and objects portrayed in his work.

Born in 1975, and the second oldest in a family of 9, Pernas father was a sculptor and his mother a hair dresser. Creativity and expressionism was always around me, says Perna. Perna began painting in early 2000, while in his mid-20s, by 2005 he had produced hundreds of original works. Every single piece of art I ever created was bought instantly, says Perna, mostly by designers, decorators, architects for residential use and public displays.

His inspiration? Family, friends, acquaintances mother, father, wife, daughter, but theyd never know it as Pernas artistic interpretation exaggerates, stretches, distorts even the human anatomy and features – big heads, large eyes, short truncated bodies, exaggerated limbs, all add up to a signature style. A standing series in his collection he creates using children as his focus is called Pernias, mostly little girls, fashioned to a great degree after his own 7-year old daughter, Valentina, and are often seen with balloons.

This past year, many of his pieces were purchased by a collector in Delray Beach, Jeff Mustard, an advertising executive who is also an award-winning writer/producer/director. I fell in love with his work and recognized his rare talent and brilliance immediately, says Mustard. After a number of meetings with Perna Mustard proposed that he officially rep Perna, who is now his exclusive agent, which has led to Pernas first installation at a major gallery in Miami, Artopia (1753 NE 2nd ave., Miami, FL 33132).

With hundreds of art lovers in attendance, and with 14 paintings on display alongside world renowned masters, a major Miami art collector and high-profile restaurateur purchased a Perna piece for $ 5,000. The artwork, a large piece, 65 x 42 titled Pan, a depiction of Pernas father playing a mandolin size/style guitar is acrylic on a wood/door panel, is compelling, bold, playfully irreverent and distinctly Perna.

Pernas works vary in size and medium; from a 16 x 20 acrylic on canvass to a 76 x 27 acrylic on door frame. Each and every one of these is one-of-a-kind with prices ranging from $ 2,500 – $ 8,500. There are no prints, lithographs, serigraphs or Giclees, says Mustard, there is only one piece of art of everything he creates, making each and every one even more valuable and collectible.

With a number of private shows scheduled in the next few months, Pernas work will be featured in Artopia through Art Basel, serving as the worlds largest platform to present the exceptional works of Brazils latest emerging artist, Eric Perna.

Contact Info:

Jeff Mustard, Director, Florida Art Brokers | email: Director(at)FloridaArtBrokers(dot)com

Phone: 954.801.8263

Website: http://www.FloridaArtBrokers.com

Editors Note: A Media Center available for all credentialed journalists contains high resolution images of Perna’s currently available work and sold work. Here is the link:

http://florida-art-broker.com/press-center/.







Artist Frank Lobdell Dies at Age 92


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

FRANK LOBDELL (1921-2013)

Frank Lobdell, a key figure among first-generation Bay Area Abstract Expressionist artists, has died at the age of 92. Lobdell passed away quietly in Palo Alto, California, on the morning of December 14, 2013.

Over the course of nearly seventy years of invention and innovation, Frank Lobdell was counted as an artist who had profound influence in the artistic dialogue of the San Francisco Bay Area, through his artwork and his long teaching career. Widespread critical attention marked every stage of his career, and he was recognized by his peers as an artists artist. Lobdell created a powerful body of work in painting, drawing, prints, and sculpture, all of which relied at their core on the drawings that started and ended each day for the artist.

Frank Irving Lobdell was born August 21, 1921, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Ruth Saxton and Earl Lobdell. He grew up in Minnesota, and studied at the St. Paul School of Fine Arts in St. Paul (1939-40). Lobdell served with the U.S. Army (1942-46) in World War II, completing Officer Training in 1943, and arrived in Europe in 1944 shortly before D-Day. In April 1945 Lieutenant Lobdell witnessed the atrocities of war first-hand when his unit came upon a horrific scene in Gardelegen, Germany, where more than 1,000 concentration camp prisoners had been burned alive. This experience shaped his psyche and formed the backdrop for much of his later work. Injured in the war, he spent time in a hospital in England before returning to the U.S. in 1946.

“After serving in World War II, Frank Lobdell confronted the question of whether art retained any relevance in a world forever transformed by the Holocaust, Hiroshima, and the horrors of war, said Timothy Anglin Burgard, The Ednah Root Curator of American Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In the ensuing decades he worked to resurrect the human figurewhich had been physically and psychically traumatized during the warutilizing a vocabulary of archetypal themes and abstract symbols. Tempering an existential sensibility with a transcendent humanism, he forged a unique pictorial language for our modern age.”

After the war, Lobdell moved to Sausalito, CA, and attended the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco (CSFA, now San Francisco Art Institute) on the G.I. Bill (1947-50), where faculty members included Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and David Park. At CSFA, Lobdell began a lifelong friendship with fellow painter Richard Diebenkorn.

Lobdells war experiences made him a confirmed pacifist. At the onset of the Korean War, he left the U.S. for Paris, where he painted at LAcademie de la Grande Chaumiere (1950-51), until returning to the Bay Area in September 1951. In 1957 he was invited to join the faculty at CSFA, where he taught until 1964.

In 1959 Lobdell began to attend weekly figure drawing sessions with Diebenkorn, Park, and Elmer Bischoff, and he became a member of the group after Parks death later that year. The artists continued to meet weekly in each others studios until 1965, when they accepted new teaching positions. Lobdell was Visiting Artist at Stanford University in 1965, where he was asked to form the graduate art department. He was named Professor of Art at Stanford in 1966 and taught there until retiring in 1991. At Stanford, Lobdell resumed weekly figure drawing sessions with fellow instructors Nathan Oliveira, Keith Boyle, Jim Johnson, and others. In his figure drawings, Lobdell focused on large shapes formed by light and shadow, and these elements later coalesced in the imagery characteristic of his paintings and prints.

Frank Lobdells reputation and stature were well established nationally and internationally by the mid-1950s. During the 1950s and 1960s he exhibited regularly in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, including several exhibitions at Ferus Gallery. Martha Jackson supported Lobdells work through her New York gallery, and she and Michel Tapi

Artist Dawn Rosendahl Exhibits Stunning Sculptures


Maitland, FL (PRWEB) November 03, 2013

The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) opens a new exhibition titled Ex Libris: Altered Book Sculpture by Dawn Rosendahl, on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL. The exhibition continues through January 5, 2014. An Opening Reception is held on Friday, December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center. Reception admission is $ 5; A&H members receive free admission.

Rosendahl, an A&H Artist-In-Action, transforms everyday books into lasting sculptures, resurrecting them as they become obsolete in this age of new media. Working with books like blocks of wood, Rosendahl alters them into stunning, surrealistic masterworks. She discusses her works in her artists statement: The altered books tell new stories; continents, countries, and highways in an atlas shift into another world; history books are rewritten with the stories they tell; and words in an encyclopedia are shifted and layered into new meaning.

A native of San Diego, California, Rosendahl began to draw at an early age. She enrolled in private oil painting classes in middle school and attended a commercial arts high school. Rosendahl continued her art studies in Chicago at the American Academy of Art, where she earned a degree in illustration and the Art Institute of Chicago. After art school, she moved to Orlando where she became a Walt Disney World sculptor and master mold maker. In 1989, she opened a scenic design company with her life partner. For the last fourteen years, she has concentrated on her fine art full time. She has received many awards for her art, and recently received a United Arts 2013 Artist Development Grant. Rosendahls art is collected throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country.

The A&Hs Maitland Art Center Gallery hours are Tuesday Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission is $ 3.00 for adults; $ 2.00 for seniors (55 & older) and for children (4-18 years). A&H Members and children (3 & under) are free.

For additional information, visit http://www.ArtandHistory.org or phone 407-539-2181.

About the Art & History Museums – Maitland:

The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) is a premier Central Florida cultural institution and community gathering place, combining the best of both art and history. Its unique architecture, beautiful gardens, quality exhibits and programming, and two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places make it a must visit cultural destination. Our museums offer unparalleled opportunities for enrichment and inspiration. Programming includes art classes and workshops, hands-on history programs, interactive exhibits, professional artists working in their studios, and much more. Our two campuses include a 1937 artists colony with Aztec and Mayan architectural influences, a Victorian house museum, a working antique tool museum, an interactive telephone museum, and a local history museum. There is something for everyone and each experience is well worth the trip.

The A&Hs Maitland Art Center hours are Tuesday Sunday, 11 AM 4 PM. The A&Hs Maitland Historical Museum, Telephone Museum, Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum hours are Thursday Sunday, 12 4 PM. Visit us online at http://www.ArtandHistory.org.

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The Big Bang Theory Artist Series Debuts At Comic-Con


BURBANK, Calif. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

Comic-Con fan favorite The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS) returns to San Diego in 2013, and this year, TVs #1 comedy makes its appearance at the Con not only in a Friday panel session but also in fine art form. Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have launched The Big Bang Theory Artist Series, an exclusive collaboration with a select group of leading and emerging artists to celebrate TVs #1 comedy and its oft-imitated geek-chic aesthetic with a series of original artworks that will debut at Comic-Con.

Seven original pieces from The Big Bang Theory Artist Series will be exhibited in a gallery space within the Warner Bros. booth, and limited-edition litho prints of two of the selections will be available for sale at the Huckleberry booth. Exhibitions of additional pieces and artwork from the Artist Series, as well as future prints and additional merchandise based upon the series, will follow in upcoming months.

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American Artist Janet Echelman Headlines Amsterdam Light Festival


Brookline, MA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012

Studio Echelman today announced the European premiere of Janet Echelmans 1.26 sculpture, commissioned for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The 230-foot aerial sculpture is suspended from the Amsterdam Opera House over the famous Amstel River.

Echelmans work is the signature project of the 2012-2013 Amsterdam Light Festival, the winter celebration of light and water which runs through January 20th 2013. Curated by Rogier van der Heide, light sculptures by contemporary artists illuminate Amsterdams city center along the historic river and canals.

View a time-lapse video of the installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMxZoc-NxX4

The form and content of Echelmans 1.26 sculpture draws inspiration from the interconnectedness of Earths systems. The artist used laboratory data from NASA and NOAA on the effects of the 2010 Chile earthquake, and the resulting 1.26-microsecond shortening of the Earths day. The sculptures three-dimensional form is inspired by the artists mapping of tsunami wave heights across an entire ocean. The artwork underscores global interdependence.

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries, said Echelman. The light reflections on the water’s surface become a focus of the sculpture here, creating an opportunity for contemplation. The sculpture invites you to pause and consider how were knitted into a larger fabric.

This installation in the Netherlands is the European premiere of the 1.26 project, now exhibited on its third continent. Originally suspended from the Denver Art Museum to commemorate the inaugural Biennial of the Americas in 2010. In 2011, it travelled to Australia, where it was suspended in front of Sydneys historic Town Hall.

Janet Echelman leads Studio Echelman, which is known for reshaping urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. She collaborates with a range of professionals including mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, and fabricators. Echelman is a 2012 Architectural Digest Innovator, selected as one of eight global design leaders challenging received wisdom and conjuring a bold new world. Echelmans TED Talk Taking Imagination Seriously has been translated into 33 languages and is estimated to have been viewed by more than a million people. Recently, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship.

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For additional information regarding Studio Echelmans sculpture, contact Melissa Henry, melissa(at)echelman(dot)com.

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