TOLEDO OR 9/23/2013:
Michael Gibbons of Gallery Michael Gibbons in Toledo is among an exclusive group of artists who have been selected to show at Klamath Falls’ Favell museum of western art and native American artifacts September 28th through October 26th, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Saturday the 28th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday the 29th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Showcasing contemporary, representational art from 30 acclaimed West Coast artists. Featuring oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, bronze sculpture, wood sculpture and more. Visitors will meet the artists and enjoy music and wine. A variety of activities and mini-lectures will round out the two-day reception.
Weekend events include Stefan Savides, internationally recognized bronze sculptor, who will explain the bronze process while sculpting.
The museum recently celebrated 40 years of protecting and preserving some of the nation’s finest Native American artifacts and contemporary western art. The art collection includes works by Charles M. Russell, John Clymer, Edgar S. Paxson, Roy Anderson, and Frank McCarthy.
$10 Admission – Benefits the Favell Museum – Ticket with attendance makes you eligible for a drawing.
For lodging contact the Running Y Ranch. Mention the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show & Sale for a special rate – http://www.runningy.com
About Michael Gibbons
Michael Gibbons is a master landscape painter who has developed his distinctive style over more than three decades. Leaving the city life in 1978, he chose to make his working center in a small town on Yaquina Bay in Toledo, Oregon. Exploring the virgin landscape is his great love although travels have generated a large number of paintings in England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Florida, and the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.
His first exhibition took place while still in high school. From those early beginnings, he has had successful solo exhibitions numerous locations. Alongside this, many honors and awards have been given to Mr. Gibbons in recognition of his work.
A selection of awards, publications and distinctions for Michael include: the Antonio Cerino Award for Landscape at the Allied Artists of America National Juried Exhibition in 1988; The Friends of the Quast Gallery Award of Excellence at the National Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition in 1997 and the Stobart Foundation Award at the Mystic International Maritime Invitational in 1999. A selection of his museum exhibitions include the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon, Collection Acquisition 2011 and Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, 2003-2005.
To learn more about Michael Gibbons and to see examples of his work visit…
MEET THE ARTISTS
Saturday, September 28th
10:00–Michael Gibbons & Don Prechtal—Plein Air painting in Favell courtyard.
11:00–Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing, a documentary by Norwegian film maker Petter Granrud followed by Q&A with Jim McVicker.
1:00–Don Prechtal—History and Art: thoughts from an artist, historian and collector of military and Western artifacts.
2:00–Lynda Lanker—Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West. Currently exhibiting nationwide, featuring Klamath-area rancher Gerda Hyde.
2:30–Jim McVicker & Terry Oats—Plein Air painting in Favell courtyard.
3:00–Stephan Savides— Creating intricate bronze sculptures with the ancient lost wax process.
Sunday, September 29th
11:00–Michael Orwick & Brenda Boylin—Plein Air painting in Favell courtyard.
12:00–Link River Canyon video.
1:00–Cindy Lewis & Mark Holland—Avian sculpting in wood: a team effort.
2:00–Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing, documentary film.
Live Music by “Rhythm & Bliss”
Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
To learn more, visit the Favell Museum web site: Click Here