Art Farm Gala 2022

Art Farm opening reception will be held September 14 at the Barn Gallery in Woodland. I had submitted two paintings for the exhibit. “Sunflower Field at Elkhorn Ranch” was submitted for the nonjuried exhibit. “Hidden” accepted into the juried silent auction exhibit. This year juror is Kurt Fishback, Sacramento photographer.

Sunflower Field at Elkhorn Ranch, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas
Hidden, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas

Pence Art Auction

The Pence Art Auction is starting their online bidding today and ends September 24th. The gala is held that night from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. It’s fundraiser for the Pence Gallery. I had submitted my painting of grapefruit and avocado halves that I had painted a few years ago and now needs a new home.

The Pence Gallery is located in Davis at 212 D Street. They are open on Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am through 5:00 pm.

Avocado and Grapefruits Halves, 2018, 8 x 8 inches oil on stretched canvas

Pence Gallery Garden Tour

Green Chair, 8×10 inches watercolor on art board by Marlene Lee

Pence Gallery Garden Tour is back after a two year hiatus. As one of the many artists who participated as an artist on site, I was assigned to a Meadowbrook garden in South Davis. This home owner developed her garden over the years with the help of her gardener….a vegetable garden, a fountain, seating areas, dollhouse….and even a woodland near the creek.

I’ve chosen to paint this area nestled underneath a maple tree and surrounded by potted plants. What captured my eyes where the circular sculpture of a hummingbird attending to the flowers. Love the peaceful scene.

Dates for the Pence Garden Tour Exhibit is from May 24th through June 24th. The reception is on June 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

YoloArts Art Farm Events

I submitted these two paintings, The Tree and Red Shed for the Art Farm Events that happens every year. It’s an exhibition inspired by the farmlands of Yolo County. YoloArts had scheduled a monthly visit to the farms for artists to captured the California landscape in their medium.

There are two Art Farm Events. I had entered the Red Shed into the Art Harvest. This is a non-juried exhibit and viewers who had purchased a “shovel” gets to dig up the “art” that matches their number. The Art Harvest is also a preview for the juried exhibit, Art Farm Gala. This year will be jurored by Natalie Nelson of the Pence Gallery. There are awards totaling $1,000. Art that has been jurored in will be in a silent auction. This year I had chosen The Tree to be juried. I think it’s a winner. 🙂

The Red Shed, oils by Marlene Lee
The Tree on Clos Cavanis, oils by Marlene Lee

Logos Book Exhibit

My still life paintings will be on exhibit at Logos Book from April 3rd to April 30th. It is composed mainly of fruits and some vegetables, a china rice bowl, a bright orange vase with a purple flower and even a copy of a Matisse that served as a background. Most are painted purely in oils with brushes but there is one in cold wax and oils and one palette knife. Prices ranged from $95 up to $180.

International Festival 2019

This year as in the past years I have set up a booth at the International Festival to sketch portraits for free. The festival is organized by the International House and features performances, cultural booths and vendors on the first Sunday of the October.

In the past I had only one or two artists. This year there were six artists. Thank you to Scott Shepherd, Tom Corbett, Lynn at Lynn_CoMo, Duke at Dukekm, and Dawn at PaintedbyDawn . And myself at MarleneLeeArt

Check out these artists on their Instagram.

Parade of the Flags

 

Artists at Work

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My portraits

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Crocker BNSA Auction

Last night was the Crocker Museum Auction of Big Names Small Art (BNSA). Primarily of small arts to be auctioned off. 100% goes to the Crocker for art education and exhibits. I donated one of my favorite paintings of four years ago. After being exhibited in various places, it finally found a home at this auction. Thanks to another artist, Dawn Pederson who kept tabs on my painting, the last bid known was at $325.

This painting was painted four years ago. I painted this after taking a workshop with David Shelvino. Here’s blog post that explains how I painted this.