Pacific Art League

The Art of Love
February 4-24, 2016
Main Gallery and Studio One

Participating Artists
Mariya Anderson | Nancy Berry | Teresa Beyer | Zdenka Bleile | Maura Carta | Joy Chase | Danielle Dufayet | Sobhan Dutta | Irina Evangelidy | Danielle Fafchamps | Rosine Abergel Ferber | Susannah Jackson | Trishla Jain | Patricia Jones | Roberto Giannicola | Barbara Grauke | John Haynes | Elaine J Heron | Kelly Hsiao | Xuan My Ho | Amelie Hubert | R. J. Hughes | John Kraft | Ute Kuschnereit | Paloma Lucas | Hallie McKnight | Mark Monsarrat | Caroline Mustard | Maria Pazos | Kim Pourciau | Nora Sarkissian | Curt Schauer | Lin Schiffner | Sherry Symington | Cherise Thompson | Lisa Undercoffler

1st place winner, Third Date by Mariya Anderson

1st place winner, Third Date by Mariya Anderson

Click HERE to view the images and details for all works exhibited in The Art of Love.

“Taking Care” and “Eurydice in Search of Love” by Nora Sarkissian, clay with layered glazes

“Taking Care” and “Eurydice in Search of Love” by Nora Sarkissian, clay with layered glazes

Poetry reading and artist Q&A
Bay Area sculptor Nora Sarkissian gave a public reading of two original poems during the opening reception of The Art of Love, written to accompany her sculptures. Click HERE to read her poems and Q&A with the PAL Gallery Manager.

 

 

ABOUT THE JUROR
Bradley Platz is a San Francisco based oil painter with a background in fine art and Art History. He is also the Curator of Modern Eden, a gallery located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Opened in June 2010, the gallery features monthly exhibitions of established and emerging artists. The gallery's contemporary aesthetic ranges from realism to surrealism with a strong focus on illustrative painting and representational sculpture. Platz has curated shows throughout the Bay Area and exhibited his paintings in solo and group shows worldwide.


#HeartsforArt 2016
Visitors to The Art of Love got into the spirit of Valentine’s Day to help spread their love of art! 

A young artist participates in #HeartsforArt in front of He Gave Her a Rose by Sondra Murphy, oil on canvas

A young artist participates in #HeartsforArt in front of He Gave Her a Rose by Sondra Murphy, oil on canvas

PAL Gallery Manager Stephanie Amon in front of Best Friends by LaRhee Webster, oil on canvas, and Paw Partners by Xuan My Ho, mosaic

PAL Gallery Manager Stephanie Amon in front of Best Friends by LaRhee Webster, oil on canvas, and Paw Partners by Xuan My Ho, mosaic


The Pacific Art League gallery was pleased to participate in Hearts for Art 2016 for the full run of our February exhibition, The Art of Love. A visitor engagement program started at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, this activity invited visitors to take a selfie or photograph next to an artwork they loved. They were then shared on social media with the hashtag #heartsforart and shared with PAL using our Twitter handle, @pacartleague.  Other Bay Area participating exhibition venues included the Oakland Museum of California and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

A young artist participates in #HeartsforArt in front of Love in the Language of Flowers by Lin Schiffner, fabric art

A young artist participates in #HeartsforArt in front of Love in the Language of Flowers by Lin Schiffner, fabric art

LOVE, LETTERS, LACE!
During the opening reception of The Art of Love, community members were invited to add pieces of romantic ephemera to a lace banner in the gallery. We pinned love letters, valentines, and photos of a beloved beside those of fellow visitors to construct a collective celebration of love. Paper valentines have been used to express romantic love since the fifteenth century, and lace has been associated with romance, birth and death since the sixteenth. This public artwork was on view throughout the exhibition, connecting the history and present of romance and affirming love as one wellspring of artistic vitality.

Thank you to our volunteers!
David Cook | Kenneth Chun | Char Devich | Adrienne Felt | Alyssa Gee | Mikaeila Grace | Kaitlin Ho | Deborah Maufer | Cathryn Ng | Cherryl Pape | Craig Sereda | Ben Speaker | Anahita Thornycroft | Annie Tsui | Ana Vacas