My artwork explores the beauty of the unexpected, whether found in nature, travel or everyday interactions. I build my paintings and monotypes in layers of positive and negative images, the result being ethereal and evocative works. Natural forms frequently occur in my art. Often there is a sense of mystery, of invitation to look into or beyond the image. We have been given an astonishing beauty in this world and its people. My goal is to call the viewer to look deeply into the humble things we take for granted and to see treasure.
For more information about Sonia, visit her artist page.
Sonia Allen orchestrates a sensitive interplay of natural motifs in her acrylic monotypes. These one-of-a-kind hand-transferred pieces emerge layer by layer, and like a journey, they invite the viewer to places of contemplation and imagination.
Sonia is a studio artist and art educator who lives in Salem. Since childhood she has loved to explore new places, and given the chance, she would happily wander the world with sketchbook in hand. The show will be on display at Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon throughout the month of July.
Lunaria Gallery has long been your local source for original art, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture. We welcome the change of seasons with a colorful array of holiday gifts at every price point. Lunaria’s new “LOFT” features scented candles, gorgeous pillows, decorative plates, hand-painted stemware, fabulous gourds and utterly unique ornaments which will lend festive luster to your home, from ours. Lunaria is filled with hundreds of original, handmade items, all created locally. From fine art to finely crafted wearable art and home design items, you’re sure to find the perfect and unique gift for those on your “good list” and for yourself. Or let them decide with a Lunaria gift certificate. Art filled packages are the best!
An opening reception is on December 6, from 7:00-9:00pm.
“Glass Half Full”
reverse paintings on glass by a part-time optimist
Half full or half empty? November’s show at Lunaria Gallery leans in the positive direction. Ann Altman’s artwork is imbued with the spirit of possibility. She has the ability to depict the most mundane of subjects with a brightness and focus, highlighting the beauty of simple things. The unusual technique of reverse painting on glass contrasts the smooth and shiny surface of the glass with the texture and energy of the marks made on the reverse side of the glass. While she has always been known as a colorist, Ann takes that expertise to a new level by building layers of color front to back and playing that off against a separate black background. The signature piece for the show, “Glass Half Full”, displays her typical originality and humor.
Altman has a broad experience in art. She has done work for the United Nations Committee for Human Rights, The Southern Poverty law Center, CASA of NY, and for many other organizations and events. Her work hangs in corporate collections, such as Intel and Simplot Corps as well as in homes throughout the NW and beyond.
Also included in the show is the piece she created at the 2013 SACA benefit. A portion of the sale of this piece will go to benefit the local food bank.
An opening reception is on November 1, from 7:00-9:00pm.
“Glass Half Full” runs November 1 – 30.
“OAK CREEK ART+POETRY”
A very special exhibition of photo-montages, combining the words and images of nine young women housed in the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany, OR. This is only the second time this work has been shown. Don’t miss it. See it and be moved.
Read the Press Release that appeared in Salem Weekly here.
“TWISTS & TURNS”
Emily Start and Kara Pilcher are the featured artists at Lunaria Gallery during the month of October. The show, “Twists & Turns” showcases Emily’s jewelry – soft hammered metal shapes formed into all beautiful wearable art and embellished with stones. Kara is a watercolor painter. Her work is reflective of the years of dance she was involved in – with beautiful swirling patterns in bright colors which are a hallmark of her work.
Paul Jenkins creates sculpture for park, place and pond with lyric interpretations of natural forms in direct metal. From wilderness to wild wings, Maya Trysil’s photographs are rich and layered, imparting a dreamlike quality to her compelling images.
Lunaria Gallery is currently seeking seeking new members
September 11, 2013
Benefits of membership include joining the diverse and talented community of Lunaria artists as well as finding a dynamic gallery in which to display and sell your work on an on-going basis.
The unique qualities of you and your art will have a significant impact on other members, the gallery and the wider community. Silverton, a dynamic and interesting town, actively supports the arts.
Neighboring Silver Falls State Park and The Oregon Garden are two popular local tourist destinations. Our customers come to Lunaria Gallery from all parts of the country. They particularly enjoy the opportunity for personal interaction with the artists.
Your contract with the gallery will include:
Attend monthly meetings
Work in the gallery once or twice per month
Participation on a committee
Attend First Friday Artist Receptions
15/85 sales commission (85% to the artist)
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