Feb
15
to Feb 18

Palette Contemporary Art will appear at Palm Springs Modernism!

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft will appear at the 19th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show and you’re invited!

As in the past, this event will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. It will run Saturday, February 16 (10 AM - 6 PM), Sunday, February 17 (10 AM - 5 PM), and Monday, February 18 (10 AM - 4 PM).Tickets are available at palmspringsmodernism.com or at the door.
 
The Preview Gala, benefiting Modernism Week, will be held on Friday, February 15th from 6-9 PM. Tickets for Opening Night are available at the door and at modernismweek.com
 
Please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft as we unveil our fine assortment of vintage radios, watches, glass sculpture, paintings, and Eyvind Earle’s limited edition prints. Our display will include:
 

Mid-Century Artist Jose Mijares’ Cuban Paintings

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Our Palm Springs Modernism booth will exhibit our growing collection of Cuban paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. Our display in this area concentrates on Jose Mijares, one of roughly ten artists featured in David Zwirner’s 2016 book, “Concrete Cuba”. Upon acquisition of these paintings, we hired Luis Neri Zagal, licensed specialist, to restore and conserve these paintings. Luis found a clear compound with somewhat the consistency of rolled-up balls of worn caulk on the surfaces of these paintings. Coupled with painting repairs made on top of this clear material, these paintings displayed unwanted stains and textured surfaces. Painstakingly, Luis removed the misguided painting repairs and clear coatings. Once this “debris” was taken off, these paintings were returned to their original luster and compositional intent for you to view.

 Fred Pichon’s “Roadtrip” Paintings

Architect and painter Fred Pichon’s creations delve into his personal interests of design, architecture, and mid-century history. Previously, his architectural leaning paid homage to Corbusier’s “Villa Savoye” whose images Fred dissected, colorfully re-created, and covered with a resin clear-coat. His gleaming coats of resin have now been applied to his paintings of yesteryear’s neon signs featuring Vaughn, New Mexico’s “Western Motel”, and the “Oasis Motel” in Tulsa. (The Oasis Sign has a secret which you must see in-person!) His Carlyle Motel, a composite painting, owes its foundation to a 1950s Arizona motel, possesses an eternally alluring California swimming pool, and its motivation  is to portray a typically hot and sunny Palm Springs afternoon. Fred’s ready to take reservation for your stay at the Carlyle!

 Karel Wunsch’s Mid-Century Glass Sculpture

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Czech glass artist Karel Wunsch (1932) began his studies at the glass school at Novy Bor from 1946-50. From 1959-69, he designed a wide range of engraved, cut, and enameled pieces at the Novy Bor Glassworks. Since 1970, Karel has been an acclaimed independent glass designer and artist. He currently owns his own art gallery in the Czech Republic.
 
History aside, Karel is best-known, today, for his work that combined modern, angular, and jagged cuts with colored glass casings for effect. His pictured 1960s layered vase is green underneath with a white-enameled casing that delivers dramatic design that almost appears to be “Dr. Seussical” in style!
 
Karel has also produced a number of single-layered vases with geometric designs which will also be on display.

We look forward to both showing you our items as well as to visiting with you during February 15-18, 2019 at the Palm Springs Modernism Show (palmspringsmodernism.com) in our booth at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
 
See you soon!

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Mar
8
to Apr 3

Lightwaves

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Opening Reception: March 8th, 5-8 PM

Artist talk at 6:30 PM

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Hilda Appel Volkin makes colorful, multi-dimensional wall hangings. Possibly, a conventional idea, until you discover that she combines fluorescent plexiglass with dichroic film to create her artistry.

Why does Hilda use such unconventional materials? Fluorescent plexiglass transmits colored light to its edges which gives each piece a “lit” appearance. Dichroic film assists by splitting a light beam into two beams with different wavelengths. The film transmits one beam in color and reflects the other.

Depending upon one’s viewing angle, new colors appear. Working with light’s dynamic properties and being inspired by nature continually challenge Hilda to combine artistic and scientific principles in creative ways. Come see Hilda’s artistry. We promise an illuminating experience!

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Objects of Art
Aug
9
to Aug 12

Objects of Art

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to be an exhibitor at Santa Fe’s Objects of Art show!

Pre-Opening Cocktail Party: Thursday, August 9, 5-6 PM (Benefiting Assistance Dogs of the West)

Opening Night Party: Thursday, August 9, 6-9 PM (Benefiting NM PBS)

General Admission: Friday, August 10- Sunday August 12, 11 Am-5 PM

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Vintage Voltage
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Vintage Voltage

Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce that we will be back at The Vintage Voltage Expo on Sunday, March 18,2018 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center.

From 11 AM-3 PM, a $5 individual admission fee is charged.  10 AM "Early Bird" admission will cost $10 per person. 

Palette will feature a number of vintage tube radios in all of their wooden,metal,plastic splendor. Our mid-60s Panasonic AM/FM Clock/Radio has been enhanced to the show time via the use of Nixie Tubes! Of note, when the radio plays,the clock does not and vice versa.Even better, when the radio is turned off, the clock comes back on to the current time.It must be magic!

We’ll also bring a wide array of mid-century watches. The eternally-collectible Hamilton Pacer Electric Watch will be featured. Developed in the late 1950s with its unique asymmetric design, the Pacer was the first battery watch and the forerunner to the quartz watches,today. We have a number of Hamilton Electrics to show you.As well, we’ll display mechanical watch brands from yesteryear with such brands as Doxa, Jules Jurgensen, Lanco, and Wittnauer.

 Mid-Century wall and desk clocks will complete our display.The ever-popular Junghans Kitchen Clock/Timer will be present. A gray porcelain body houses an easy-to-read circular clock and a timer. Back before the days of microwave or even stop-top clocks, a Junghans Kitchen Clock/Timer let folks know when their meals were ready and in grand style to boot!

We hope that you will attend the 2018 Vintage Voltage Expo and look forward to visiting with you as always!

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A Good Sign
Mar
16
to Apr 28

A Good Sign

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CLOSING RECEPTION, WITH JAQUELINE PRESENT, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 3-6 PM

During 3-6PM, on Saturday, 4-28-18, Jaqueline Cruz, painter, will be present to discuss her astrological works displayed at her current show, "A Good Sign" which is being held at Palette Contemporary Art and Craft. Feel free to visit, and view Jaqueline's fine paintings with a keen eye out for her depiction of your personal astrological sign.Does it match your expectation of what your sign "should" be? Pro or Con, Jaqueline will be ready to discuss her interpretation with you! Our own Ariana Mancino did great research work in uncovering very thorough and engaging written descriptions for each sign which are posted next to each painting.

Further background on Jaqueline's work is provided by the Albuquerque Journal Art Columnist,Wesley Pulkka, whose wrote a wonderful review on April 1..  For your time's investment on one short Saturday afternoon,between Jaqueline paintings and discussion,Ariana's research, and Wes' commentary, you should now feel well-versed in the field of Astrology ,in general,and of your personal stake or "Sign", specifically. Come for Jaqueline's paintings and get the added benefit of admiring appealing art glass from our roster of international artists which are also on display during her show.

Featuring Paintings by Jaqueline Cruz

Beginning Friday, March 16, from 5-8 PM, please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft as we welcome, new painter, Jaqueline Cruz with her Zodiac series.

Originally from Brazil, Jaqueline dreamed of coming to the United States and working toward an exhibition of her artistry.  A busy person, Jaqueline is also a physical education teacher, a Spanish and Portuguese interpreter, and a dancer!

Jaqueline's paintings are heavily influenced by her love of music and dance.  She says, "[I am] fascinated by the culture of movement and how dance can represent lines and limitations to give geometric shape to the movement that fits into the rhythm.  From my observations, I noticed that one's astrological bend influences one's body movement during dance.  Dance is an art, like painting, so I started to figure out how to make that connection.  Intuitively, I wanted to represent the signs of the zodiac using delineated lines, squares, and colors.  I mixed my aforementioned desire with music, and my initial sketches turned into finished paintings."

In addition to Jaqueline’s presentation, on our pedestals, we’ll be featuring a fine selection of Mid-Century glass and ceramic sculpture from across the globe. From the Czech Republic, you’ll see Frantisek Vizner’s cut and polished candlestick holders,Pavel Hlava’s stunningly colorful Sommerso vases as well as Karel Wunsch’s vases a couple of which hail from his renown “Dual Series” from the 1960s. German glass from Walther can be viewed as can a number of glass and ceramic sculptures from the Scandinavian countries.

Plenty to be seen!

On March 16 from 5-8 PM, come stargaze with Palette, admire Jaqueline's paintings, learn about your zodiac sign, and also enjoy our terrestrial sculpture,too!

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