June 27, 2017

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF REA NAGEL

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season

Rea Nagel's "Catch the Sagebrush" watercolor

If you are making a list and checking it twice, know that we have you covered at Topanga Canyon Gallery.

Gift giving has never been easier or more fulfilling when purchasing a piece of local, original art. The gallery artists turn it out for the Holidays, exhibiting work in all mediums and bringing Holiday cheer. Back by popular demand is the now legendary $50 wall of 6”x 6” art. There are also many other hand-made items below $50 throughout the gallery.

Get into the holiday spirit at one of our two receptions. Please join us Saturday, December 6 from 4-6 p.m., and on Sunday, December 14 from 2–5 p.m. We will also be open late for the Pine Tree Snow Night on Saturday, December 20.

PHOTO COURTESY OF FELICE WILLAT

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season

Felice Willat's "Chinese Landscape" photograph

Just when you thought you saw it all, the gallery is pleased to announce the addition of several new artists. Jeweler Stacy Haviland joins Andrews, Haley, and Goldberg in the jewelry case, always an appreciated holiday gift. New photographer Paul Ivanushka features black-and-white images setting him apart from Willat’s Chinese landscapes formatted on ancient scrolls, Lightfoot’s colorful, exotic doors spanning Morocco, Mexico and Greece, and Horowitz’s enigmatic digital art. Two new glass artists, Gina Michel and Zoe Topsfield are already getting attention with glass surfboards, guitars and large flower tiles. New painters Sarah Stone and Richard Barnett add a touch of whimsy with mythical creatures such as Stone’s “Totem Beasties,” and Barnett’s rich landscapes and figurative work.

PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCA CATTERAL

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season

Rebecca Catterall's "Sake Set."

Gallery ceramic artists have been up to their elbows in clay creating functional and sculptural pieces. Pottery makes a great gift and several on your list might appreciate Azad’s piggy banks, Catterall’s horsehair Raku, or Nissman’s Asian inspired vessels.

Want an animal portrait? Green, Feeley and Goldfarb will oblige with pet to livestock paintings. You can’t miss with an original Brunnick oil, a Williams watercolor landscape or a close-up painting of a flower by Spence.

Bolhuis’s paintings on silk are inspired by nature, as are Tanner’s multi-media watercolors.

If you are looking for abstraction, check out Roberson’s abstract expressionism, Nagel’s watercolor, “Catch the Sagebrush,” which abstracts nature, and Geist-Buch’s urban abstractions. Fine detail is the hallmark for both Garcia and Browning with their figurative work, while bold colors define Salkin’s. Becker promises to present her mixed media photo collages in new and interesting ways, and don’t overlook the strong narrative paintings of Cuban artist Monne.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH STONE

Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season

Sarah Stone's "Totem Beasties."

The gallery has it all, including original art cards, holiday ornaments and arty gifts made especially for this show. We should caution you about the downside to buying the gift of art.

Over the years, several of our customers have confessed that they never gave the piece they bought. They kept it for themselves. No worries! It is just another reason to come to the gallery to buy a replacement gift.

We welcome customers and collectors throughout the holiday season from Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For last-minute shoppers, we will be open on Monday and Tuesday, December 15,16, 22 and 23. Stop in and share some Holiday Cheer.

Topanga Canyon Gallery is located at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., #109, in Pine Tree Circle.

For additional information: www.topangacanyongallery.com; or (310) 455-7909.