Paralleling the season, this spring's group exhibit centers around the expansive theme of Daydreams. The show dispays a wide variety of styles and mediums, including painting, photography, wearables, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.
Teresa Hsu has been exploring new paints and papers (above, left).
Mike Kesselman recently created this quirky reclaimed-object sculpture (above, right). The parts are intended to be manipulated.
The group exhibit serves as a good starting spot for veiwing the different styles of PMA's studio artists during Silicon Valley Open Studios, May 6 & 7. Taking note of the studio numbers for favorite pieces, and then exploring the halls to find those studios, helps to assure a very satisfying visit. While exploring the studios one will find printmaking, jewelry making, and demonstrations.
On Saturday of Open Studios weekend (May 6) Ellen Howard will demonstrate oil painting in Studio 4. Howard emphasizes plein air quick oil sketches of seascapes and landscapes. She will begin at 1pm.
Also on Saturday, beginning at 11am, Susan Switzer (Studio 10), will demonstrate techniques she teaches in her drawing and oil painting classes. These demos go through 2pm, with a short break at noon.
Above, left, you see a chair in the process of being painted by Nancy Woods. The finished piece is included in the group exhibit.
Kevyn Warnock's painting of sand shadows (above, right) is on display in the painter's upper level studio.
Top Banner Image: Barbara Berk now has two studios. She keeps her upstairs studio (#33) and adds a new space downstairs (#8). Her lower level East side studio is for creating large sculptural works while the upper level studio remains the creative space for small works. This image is a detail of an approximately 3' wide woven bronze piece you will find displayed in Studio 8. Berk plans to keep this studio lit so visitors can see her in-process sculptures during the regular work week.
The group exhibit Daydreams is open for viewing May 4 through May 28, Wednesday-Sundays, 11-5pm..