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Sun-Drenched

Featuring Eyvind Earle's Landscape Prints

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 5-8 PM

Show Runs Through 7/8/17

The Eyvind Earle legend continues to grow!

Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce the opening of our latest Eyvind Earle show, Sun-Drenched, on Friday, June 2.  There will be a First Friday reception from 5-8 PM on this evening at our Albuquerque gallery.

A special occasion merits a special treat.  For June 2, we are providing via Albuquerque’s ABC Cake Shop a luscious sheet cake which depicts one of Eyvind’s print images.  Palette patron Dave Merriam picked our image.  We’re counting on this to be the best vanilla cake with Bavarian crème filling and almond butter crème icing that you’ve ever had!

We're thrilled to also announce that The Walt Disney Family Museum, in San Francisco, is honoring Eyvind with a show entitled, "Awakening Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle" which opened on May 18 and runs through January 8, 2018.  All Eyvind Earle fans need to make the pilgrimage to see this wondrous exhibit which will feature more than 250 of his works.  These will include intricate thumbnail concept paintings for "Lady and the Tramp" and evocative large-scale concept artworks for "Sleeping Beauty."  Alongside Eyvind's Disney artistry will be an extensive showcase of his fine art, including elaborate and lush landscapes, unique scratchboards, and rare examples of sculpture, companion poetry, and commercial illustrations.  In fact, one of the pieces of our own collection of Eyvind's paintings, "Monument Valley," is part of the current Disney display!  For further details, including the purchase of tickets, please visit waltdisney.org.

Reflecting on his time at the Walt Disney Studios, Eyvind commented, "I consider my six or seven years [in the 1950s] at Disney the greatest art school in the whole world, because I worked hard and fast with the very, very best men in the industry."  Beyond his work at the studios, Eyvind's distinctive interpretation of iconic American landscapes as a fine printmaker and artist continue to impact and inspire generations of artists.

The Walt Disney Family Foundation Press will publish a fully illustrated, 176-page catalog.  For all Palette patrons, visiting to view our collection of approximately 20 Earle paintings and prints, you may register (through 7/8/17) to win one of these Disney catalogs.  Visit Palette multiple times, register multiple times, and increase your chances of winning this fine publication!  Bring your friends and frenemies, too!

In the future, during Palm Springs Modernism (October 20-22, 2017) and the LA Art Show (January 10-14, 2018), we will also exhibit Eyvind's pieces for your viewing pleasure.  We anticipate showing more of his pieces in Los Angeles than Palm Springs.

In the interim, beginning June 2, please visit us in Albuquerque, where you can view Eyvind's inky black cows, mustard grass hills, and stylized shadowed perspectives.  We look forward to your patronage!

Birds of Paradise

Featuring Paintings and Assemblages by Charlie Aldrich

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 3-6 PM

With Charlie Present

Charlie Aldrich returns to Palette this July 15th with fourteen new paintings of varying size and shape.

His colorful birds and nostalgic assemblages have grabbed the attention of many Palette patrons for just over a year.

Using acrylic paint,found objects, and resin,Charlie explores still-life settings and cultural elements in his oft-times, fanciful artistry.His sentimental compositions take memorable objects or beings and preserve their status in a thick coat of immaculately-applied resin.

His ever-popular birds flutter to life underneath his resin's shiny glaze and steal the focus of this show.However, Tippi Hedren  need not worry about her safety! Charlie's exhibition continues thru August 31 so if you can't attend on July 15th,you'll get a second reception chance on First Friday, August 4th, from 5-8 PM.

Charlie will be present on July 15th, so be prepared to amaze him with your bird calls and remember to bring your binoculars for there promises to be several bird sightings in the area!

 

Cemented in History

Featuring Glass Sculpture by the late, great Paul Harrie

Opening Reeption: September 1, 2017, 5-8 PM

September's Show is our way of honoring, and thanking, long-time friend of our gallery, and superb glass artist, Paul Harrie (1951-2017).

Paul passed away from his long-term fight with prostate cancer.

Paul, already a well-established artist, started with Palette when we opened our doors in 2003.  We had a show for him in Fall, 2004, and he set the gold standard for which all other artists who've had receptions at Palette, since, can aspire to.  I recall him standing at one pedestal grouping in 2004 and accepting a long line of patrons stopping and asking him question after question concerning his work. He answered all questions, thoughtfully and thoroughly, and with what I considered to be "The patience of a saint." 

His Tectonic Cubes ,large and small, have endlessly fascinated our patrons from Albuquerque-to-Chicago-to-Houston-to-Boca Raton, especially.  Wherever we had displayed Paul's Cubes, we could almost do a 3-2-1 countdown in anticipation of receiving our first inquiries of how Paul created his Cubes when our in-gallery display or out-of-state exhibition began.  My one disappointment occurred in SOFA Chicago several years ago.  We had tried to get a Speaker's Program arranged for Paul, at this fine show, and could not get it approved.  If ever there were an epicenter of interest in and support for Paul Harrie's work, it's Chicago, where, every yea,r we are bombarded with Paul questions at his display.  I figured that Paul would revel in the adulation of his many Chicago fans and would return the favor by satisfying all informational requests.

For the uninitiated,  Paul made his 2.25 and 2.5 inch Tectonic Cubes from cement powder, clear glass, and remnants that he had from scavenged vases, bowls, and platters.  He kept these remnants in a tub.  With his powder and glass he created a matrix in which he mixed in his remnants, let them anneal, cut them down to size, and ground and polished the resulting cubes.  No two cubes were ever alike.  Eternal fun was always had trying to find his signature on these pieces.  He'd carve his autograph on a translucent space, in a non-descript manner and secretly challenge one to find it, "Where's Waldo Style."  Minutes after searching for ten minutes to find his signature, you'd be looking for it again on the very same Cube because you lost it!

What we haven't lost for September is a big batch of Paul's cubes.  These are the last cubes that Paul made, including both an innovative black cube and a wonderfully unique six inch Cube, which can be gently spun on its revolving metal base.  In this 6" inch c ube, you'll find a number of novel glass designs, which even long-term fans have not seen before.

Come join us on Friday, September 1st as we honor Paul!

 

Vintage at the Hangar

September 15-17

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

We will be displaying at the "Vintage at the Hangar" show, in Denver, this September!

You can find general information about the show and ticket information at http://www.nancyjohnsonevents.com/denver.html

Check back for more information about our booth as it gets closer!

Palm Springs Modernism

October 20-22

Palm Springs Convention Center

As always, we will be displaying at Palm Springs Modernism!  You can find all the general information you need at http://www.fall.palmspringsmodernism.com/

Check back for more updates!

Sculptural Objects and Functional Art

November 2-5

Chicago's Navy Pier

 

We're back for yet another round at  SOFA Chicago, this November at Navy Pier in Chicago!  You can find information leading up to the show at http://www.sofaexpo.com/

We'll keep updating with more information, so kep an eye out!

 

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