Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mark Jezierny and Students Show - a Hit With Visitors

Our current show, "Mark Jezierny and Students" has been extremely popular with visitors to aRt Cottage. The show will run through July 27. Please drop by and see these extraordinary works of art.

“What a great show. Lovely work by Mark and a number of his students! Fun, beautiful. Runs the gamut of styles with watercolors and oils.” - Carol P

“Amazing work. What a wonderful way to bring art to the community.” - Laura S

“Community awareness thru the arts. Beautiful.” - Anna K

“Just Wonderful! It gave me hope…I can do it! Love it.” - Ginny




Opening Reception Visitors

Walter Crew and Mark Jezierny Exchange Thoughts

Relaxing and enjoying the art!

Photos by Joe Eiers.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

People's Choice






Mark Jezierny's Diablo Hills and  Marsha Goodman's Ruth Bancroft Cactus  tied for the People's Choice during the reception for Mark Jezierny and Students Exhibit.  There were many admirers of other paintings having a difficult time in choosing "just one" painting.  The exhibit was well attended and enjoyed.  This wonderful show by Mark Jezierny and his students will be up through the month of July.  Please feel free to come by during our regular business hours and check out this wonderful exhibit.

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Show - Mark Jezierny and Students

Our new show,  "Mark Jezierny and Students", is open for the enjoyment of all you art aficionados.  This show is a celebration of Mark's 20+ years of teaching in the Bay Area and of the work of his students. An opening reception is planned for this Thursday, July 5 from 6 to 8pm.  Come join the fun for good art, good food and good artists.

From the July 2011 newsletter of the California Watercolor Association.
"Mark Jezierny has been creating art in one form or another for the past 38 years and seriously painting for the past 25 years. He paints primarily in oils and sometimes acrylics on canvas or board, many of which are done en plein air. His paintings of landscapes, waterfronts, buildings and industrial scenes are done with both brush and palette knife. “Every element such as sky, water and trees deserves a different treatment when it comes to applying paint,” he says. He lets the subject matter tell him how it needs to be painted as opposed to falling into the trap of formula painting. He might visit the same site 4 to 10 times at 2 to 4 hours each time before the painting is completed. He even sometimes has to wait until the season of the year is the same before going back to complete the painting. He creates an impressionistic style with an approach that is unconventional yet boldly realistic. He uses color to convey mood along with atmosphere, perspective and an energy that depicts the overall spirit of the subject matter. Texture and shading are effectively used to emphasize the form, density and richness of natural and man made objects. Since 1987 his paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo, group and juried shows."

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