Favell Museum Juried Art Show & Sale 2017
Contemporary Representational Two Dimensional Art and Sculpture
Presented by the Favell Museum • September 15 – October 28, 2017
The Favell Museum Art Show & Sale is an annual exhibition, featuring original, contemporary, representational art from approximately 30 artists, including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, bronze sculpture, and wood sculpture.
The 2017 show will open with an artist weekend on September 15th-17th, beginning with a Friday evening ticketed reception, a full day of demonstrations and attractions on Saturday, all culminating with a fabulous Sunday champagne brunch.
The Favell Museum has a 43-year tradition of supporting and promoting exceptional artists!
The 2017 Art Show & Sale Artists:
--- Karen often paints en plein air in an effort to capture the essence of the landscape. Usually these plein air sessions are accomplished close to home in Northern California but she also enjoys traveling and recently spent a month painting in Italy. Exploring new places, whether at home or abroad, is a constant source of inspiration for her. She states: “I feel very fortunate to live in California surrounded by the magnificent landscape with its endless variety. Painting allows me to closely examine nature and I now notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Time slows down when you paint or sketch. It’s magical.” She works in both the oil and pastel mediums and believes that one enhances the other. Currently she is primarily focusing on the figure and animals in the landscape and prepares by painting small studies outdoors in the plein air style. She believes that these studies improve the larger, finished pieces by enabling her to capture and recreate more accurate color and atmosphere. It also develops her “artist memory” when racing the clock and observing the rapid changes in light that only occur when painting plein air. Her works are in galleries in California and New York as well as corporate and private collections across the U.S. and Italy. In addition, she has received numerous awards in various juried events, plein air competitions and exhibits. www.karenleoni.com