Photo by Bill Cates
|Gwen with paintings of the Rivanna River at Martha Jefferson Hospital Exhibit|
SAVE THE DATE Saturday December 7th 1 - 4 pm 2019
Gwen Cates "Cosmic Adventures",
TEL: 323-467-7516 / 323-807-4219
You are cordially invited to Gwen Cates' closing party for her solo art exhibit in downtown Los Angeles. "Cosmic Adventures" takes us on a journey between worlds. We are invited to leap into other dimensions and explore a mytho-poetic adventure. From black holes, to new stars, nature collages, to loving between worlds, and horses jumping through astral planes of existence, Gwen Cates never fails to astonish!
In addition to her "Cosmic Monologues" series, the upper gallery will feature her "Cosmic Horses."
Artist Bio: International artist, Gwen Cates, divides her time between Virginia and California. She began painting in the 1960s and has had art exhibits in Britain, Italy and the United States. She describes herself as a contemporary colorist, creating experimental and playful abstract paintings in acrylic, often with collage elements. The images have been inspired and grew out of earlier en plein air landscapes and figurative work. Traveling deeply into her subconscious and the world of dreams, Gwen reveals fantasies from her imagination. She creates archetypal images and incorporates winged figures, horses and other animals in her compositions. Swatches of fabric, lace, gold leaf and lichen from oak trees are some of the elements that are included in the paintings.
Contact --Salon at the Granada
Address: The Granada Building, 672 S. Lafayette Park Ste. 40, Los Angeles, CA
Lauri Firstenberg 213-793-1530
Susie Landau Finch: 323-467-7515
Instagram: Gwen Cates. Artist
Selected Exhibits 2014:
Selected Exhibits 2013:
EXHIBITS & PROJECTS 2012
Santa Ynez Valley Artists' Studio Tour sponsored by The Wildling Art Museum
AGSYV Avant exhibit & Silent Auction
Solo exhibit of Gwen Cates' abstract paintings, "Interior Monologues,"The C Gallery in Los Alamos September and through November.
Solo exhibit of contemporary plain air landscapes, COLORSCAPES, at GALLERY BLEU in Los Angeles during the month of
February with two catered receptions featuring wine from Tantara Winery.
Shaw Galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania exhibited a collection of
Gwen's vineyard paintings with a reception featuring wines from Tantara
Exhibit and Slide Show of Gwen's vineyard paintings at The Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh with a presentation of Tantara Wines.
Hollister Ranch Paintings at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara on the Mezzanine.
Santa Ynez Valley Studio Artists' Tour sponsored by The Wildling Art
Solo exhibit of Gwen Cates landscapes at the Ballard Inn and Restaurant.
Tantara Winery Spring and Fall Open Houses.
Faulkner Gallery and at Gallery 113 group shows in Santa Barbara.
AGSYV exhibit at Cabrillo Pavillion in Santa Barbara.
SELECTED EXHIBITS 2008
Gallery 113, La Arcada Court, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Island Paintings on the Mezzanine
The Meisel Gallery AGSYV show at the Rehabilitation Institute in Santa Barbara.
SELECTED 2007 EVENTS:
Major cash award at the SBAA Faulker Exhibit, January
Gwen painted on Santa Cruz Island with a group of SCAPE artists.
Tantara Winery Open House.
Body of Work group show at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang.
Gwen gave an oral presentation and exhibit of her Sedgwick Ranch landscapes at Sedgwick Ranch.
SELECTED PAST SOLO EXHIBITS:
2006 Colorscapes, a solo exhibit of paintings at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang and Painting the Bell.
Corridan Gallery Kickoff Exhibit for Santa Barbara Studio Artists Studio Tour.
2005 Featured artist for the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association Spring Festival.
2004 Featured artist for the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association Spring Festival.
Fox Searchlight invitational exhibit of Santa Barbara County landscapes at the Gala Premier of the film, "Sideways"
2002 Faulkner Gallery East in Santa Barbara.
Los Olivos Wines and Spirits Emporium hosted "An Evening of Tantara
Wines and Gwen Cates' Art"
2003 Artist of the Month at the San Luis Obispo Artists' Gallery
2001 Solo exhibit at ArtBrut in Los Alamos.
1999 Downtown Inn Art Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
1995 Alex Gallery, DuPont Circle, Washington DC, Upstairs Gallery
1994 Alex Gallery, DuPont Circle, Washington DC, Main Gallery
1992 Edith Grove Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
1990 Edith Grove Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
1986 Ivy Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
1982 Living Gallery, Roanoke, VA
1981 Yeatts Gallery, Roanoke, VA
1979 Another Gallery, Roanoke, VA