WhittierArtists.com Fifth Annual Show: Concept to Creation

by Robin Schroeder 22. March 2013 07:17
Please join us for the Fifth Annual WhittierArtists.com Group Art Show at the Whittier Art Gallery!
The show will run from May 1 - 26, 2013
Reception: May 4, 2013, 4-7pm

Featuring Artwork by:
Marty Wilson
Jay Gould
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz
Lucy Breeden
Holly Overin
Wendy Deleon
Donna Larson
Vicki Schramm
Wendy Casalicchio
Maud Aretz

Whittier Art Gallery, 8037 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA, 90602

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WhittierArtists.com May Montage is coming to the Whittier Art Gallery!

by Robin Schroeder 29. March 2012 14:42
WhittierArtists.com is proud to announce our fourth annual show at the Whittier Art Gallery:
May Montage
Show Runs: May 2 - June 3, 2012
Reception: May 5, 2012, 4:30-7:30pm
Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting the Whittier Art Gallery

The Whittier Art Gallery is located on the corner of Mooreland Ave. and Painter Ave. just south of La Cuarta St. in Uptown Whittier. 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602 (562) 698-8710 Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. www.WhittierArtGallery.org

Participating Artists (media):
Sue Helms (mosaic)
Jeanette Kelly (fiber and assemblage)
Marty Wilson (watercolor)
Holly Overin (oil)
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz (mixed media and jewelry)
Luis Vega (mixed media)
Jay Gould (oil)
Pat Brown (ceramics)
Donna Larson (watercolor)
Vicki Schramm (acrylic)
Wendy Casalicchio (jewelry, mixed media)

WhittierArtists.com Divergent Perspectives Show - Announcing Live Entertainment!

by Robin Schroeder 6. October 2010 01:42

WhittierArtists.com is very proud to annouce the addition of live entertainment to the reception festivities on October 9th 6-10pm.
Pomona Space Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony, 300 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA
Need Directions or More Info? Click Here!

Holly & Friends
Painter, Singer and Songwriter
Holly's Music: http://www.myspace.com/hollyoverin
Holly's Artwork: http://www.whittierartists.com/hollyoverin

Holly Overin grew up surrounded by a culture of art and music. Her mother, a plein air painter, vowed to give her children “many strings to their bow”, as she put it. In school, Holly studied painting, film animation and sculpture. She now conducts private lessons, teaching the fundamentals of drawing and painting, a classical method her mother handed down. Ever since she was able to remember, she enjoyed making up songs first with piano and later with guitar when her sister taught her some basic chords. Singing and songwriting she did for fun. It was one part soul search and one part entertainment. Ten years ago, Holly realized the importance of this activity in her life and took up music with a new enthusiasm inspired by listening and meeting local musicians. Appropriately named ‘Greenleaf ’, this band of young but classically trained musicians showed her the way to turn over a ‘new leaf’. Holly began performing at open mics and coffee houses, entering a new phase of sharing her songs.

“I love the way these songs come in when I sit down with my guitar to practice coordinating fingers with strings. I hear the sounds and my life moves into equilibrium. A peaceful space of joy and wonder opens up for me and I hope for my friends and listeners who hear these melodies and messages I attempt to communicate, weave together and release in ever changing arrangements.”

Her plans for the future are to continue playing and performing when opportunities arise. The endeavor is a love which heals her and makes her glad she is alive.

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WhittierArtists.com: Divergent Perspectives at the Progress Space Gallery in Pomona, CA in October 2010

by Robin Schroeder 18. August 2010 20:12

WhittierArtists.com is very proud to present:
Divergent Perspectives
During the month of October 2010 at the Pomona Progress Space Gallery

Featuring Artwork By:
Maud Aretz - Fiber/Montage
Sue Helms - Glass Mosaic
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz - Jewelry, Acrylic on Fabric
Jeanette Kelly - Fiber Arts
Donna Larson - Watercolor
Holly Overin - Oil
Vicki Schramm - Acrylic & Casein
Robin Schroeder - Photography
Luis Vega - Mixed Media
Marty Wilson - Watercolor
WhittierArtists.com: Divergent Perspectives at the Progress Space Gallery in Pomona, CA in October 2010

WHERE: Pomona Space Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony
300 South Thomas Street, Pomona, CA 91766
In the basement of the historic Progress Bulletin Building directly accross from the Pomona Valley Art Association's Gallery SoHo
SHOW RUNS: October 7 - 31, 2010
GALLERY HOURS: Thurs - Sun 11am - 4pm
RECEPTION: Sat. October 9, 6-10pm
The Pomona Artwalk is held on the second and last Saturday of each month (October 9th and 30th) and includes the Progress Space gallery as well as a number of other nearby galleries. If you have never been, it is certainly time to check it out!


Drawing Sessions at the Whittier Art Gallery during March 2010

by Robin Schroeder 9. March 2010 16:02

The Whittier Art Association Gallery Presents:
Life Drawing from the Human Figure
Come be inspired to draw with us from live models. The gallery is sponsoring ‘sit, stand and sketch’ sessions each Friday night from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in March.
The first Friday evening, March 5th begins at 6:30 PM. There will be a model’s fee cost of $10.00 each per session. Some easels are available for use.
Location: 8035 S. Painter Ave, Whittier 90602.
Call: (562) 698-8710 or (562) 693-0605 for information.
This is not a class but an open forum for artists who are interested in developing their skills and ability to draw from life. (Feedback and drawing instruction upon request).

Photos by Vicki Schramm, from the drawing session on Friday, March 5, 2010

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Clayton's Framing and Art in Whittier has MOVED!

by Robin Schroeder 3. March 2010 16:55
Clayton’s Framing and Art
has moved to 6734 Bright Ave., Whittier, 90601 (just north of Philadelphia on Bright)

Everyone’s welcome! Print this blog post out and bring it in for a 10% discount on any framing order!

Master framer, artist and faithful friend, Chris Boyd of Clayton’s Framing and Art.
Phone: (562) 693-1701

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'Utah Lava Rock' by Holly Overin

by Robin Schroeder 18. December 2009 14:28
Holly Overin's new work is stunning:
"Seated under a tree and looking straight up to the sky, I saw the work of giants in this steep face of orange rock which appeared to be the altar for three distinct piles of cubed lava stones placed in a seemingly deliberate manner upon it's horizontal planes. I was inspired to explore the contrasting shapes." --Holly Overin

Utah Lava Rock

For More Information, visit Holly Overin's Page in WhittierArtists.com

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Eaton Canyon Pine by Holly Overin

by Robin Schroeder 10. December 2009 16:42
"Eaton Canyon is a foothill park in Altadena not far from [my] home. A wonderful place to hike up to creeks and falls. There are some magnificent trees along the way. Many of them must be hundreds of years old." -- Holly Overin
Holly Overin is a Whittier, CA native and local business owner. She has been re-creating animal life and nature in various art mediums for as long as she can remember. Artistic self-expression was greatly encouraged by her ‘ plein air’ painter/mother, Janet Church. Holly learned to respect the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture as laid down by master artists of the Renaissance, 19th and 20th century. Observing classical works on museum outings, watching her mother paint, and joining her in nature, activated an enthusiasm in utilizing oils and watercolors to record the rapidly disappearing southern California landscape where she grew up.
Holly teaches adults and children the tools of art. Her method, handed down to her by her mother, artist Janet Church, helps students understand how to convey form, impressionist color harmonies, composition and perspective in oils.

For More Information, visit the this featured artist in WhittierArtists.com

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Tones and Form: Pencil, Paint and Patina by Holly Overin and Glen Eisner

by Robin Schroeder 17. September 2009 00:37
Wife and husband team, Holly overin and Glen Eisner present a 'second act' of their previous exhibit at the Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new installment includes manyof Glen's never-before exhibited figure and animal drawings done from life, as well as many plein air paintings by both Holly and Glen. Also showcased are three of Glen's personal favorite sculputures.

Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2009 4-7PM
The exhibit runs through August 24-November 21, 2009
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
6760 Painter Ave (at NE corner of Philadelphia Ave), Whittier, CA 90601
Call for specific Lobby Hours. Phone: 562.907.4203

Tones and Form: Pencil, Paint and Patina

For More Information about Holly Overin, visit this featured artist in WhittierArtists.com

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Don't Miss: Mythical Bird at the Little Old Bookshop in Whittier

by Robin Schroeder 14. September 2009 18:46
A message from Holly Overin: "Hi, I want to let you know about this great Music Nite Last Wednesday of the month at LOB, that's Little Old Bookshop bookstore, 6708 Greenleaf Ave. in Whittier 90601. Our band, Mythical Bird is playing the wednesday of Sept 30th, 7pm-9pm. Please come out and support LOB's cultural outreach...It's going to be a wonderful night of singing, listening, dancing, druming and browsing the book shelves, besides. This will also be Whittier street faire's last summer extravaganza, so come out and catch the rays of night sun and have some fun!"

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