Sep
25
to Sep 28

Watercolor Workshop: Watercolor with an Eye for Design with Ratindra Das

Price: $550.00

Ages: 18 and up

In this multiday workshop, Ratindra will focus on design in watercolor. He will share his deliberate, analytical, and intuitive approach to painting. His goal will be to stimulate student's creativity through the "thinking process". He will host demos and lectures in the mornings, emphasizing specific elements of painting. Ratindra will specifically address landscape painting, rather than portraits, etc. Topics covered will include: Exploring shapes and their relationships and placement on paper, using drawings and photographs in a creative way, extracting essential shapes from reference materials, and placing these in an orderly manner on paper. As well, Ratindra will touch on concepts such as lights and darks (values), the difference between "Nature's Light" and "Artist's Light", conceptual and ambiguous lights, value relationship with colors, color in design, how a color dominance (warm or cool) can achieve unity in a painting, and tertiary colors and their effects in painting.

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***Watercolor West and Brea Gallery Members are eligible for a $50 discount on this class. To register using your membership, you must call the Gallery at (714) 990-7731 to register over the phone.

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Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Live Collage Session with Jessie Laura

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Explore the art of collage with PaperWorks exhibiting artist Jessie Laura during this free event. Drop by on the afternoon Sunday, July 15th to join in on the fun as Jessie provides tips and tricks to get the most out of your work of art. Everyone is invited to make their own piece to take home or to contribute to the community art installation inside the Gallery.

Free with general admission ($3, free for Brea residents and children under 12)

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Night Reception - PaperWorks: ReFolded

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Opening Reception: July 14, 2018 7-9 p.m.

Back by popular demand, five years later, this exhibition is a second in-depth exploration of the potential of paper and the beauty of this underrated material. Featuring origami, papercuts, sculpture, collage, book arts, and everything in between, this exhibit is bound to change the perception of paper as just a writing surface. Artists from all over will be invited to display their skill at folding, molding, tearing, cutting, and crafting to fill the Gallery with tactile, inspiring paper works. Interactive projects and accompanying workshops will allow visitors to make their very own works of art. 

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Made in California Opening Reception

 "Bright Lights and Lollipops" by Ingrid Wells

"Bright Lights and Lollipops" by Ingrid Wells

33rd Annual Made in California
Juried Exhibition
April 21 - June 15, 2018
Opening Reception: April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Join us opening night for live music, light refreshments, and a chance to meet some of the artists!

Even after 33 years, this annual exhibition is anything but traditional. Each spring the Brea Gallery invites contemporary artists with diverse skills, varying approaches, and unique ideas to help us paint a picture of what it means to be creative in California. This year’s show is made up of nearly ninety bold, provocative, inspiring, and just plain beautiful works of art. With everything from intricate pencil drawings, to powerful abstract portraits, to whimsical sculptures, and stunning photography, this exhibit has a bit of something for everyone.

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Mar
16
to Mar 25

MFA Biennial

 Front of show card featuring "Follows Me Everywhere" by Megan Kinney

Front of show card featuring "Follows Me Everywhere" by Megan Kinney

4th MFA Biennial
February 10 - March 25, 2018

This contemporary exhibition features bodies of artwork from a selection of Masters of Fine Arts students attending local universities. The diverse collection of works selected, including painting, installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture illustrate the broad range of artwork being made by these dedicated students of the arts. In its fourth iteration here, this exhibit offers insight into the continually evolving themes, subjects, and methods being utilized by these talented artists. This year’s show continues relationships with exceptional schools such as California State Universities Fullerton, Long Beach, and Northridge, as well as Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art and Design. An artist in residence program will accompany the exhibit. 

Check out the Art and Cake review!

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Oct
1
to Dec 17

Watercolor Demonstration Series

2017 Watercolor Demonstration Series

Join us to see five nationally-known watercolor masters discuss their work and careers. Watch as they paint live, ask them questions, and learn more about their techniques and styles in a lecture format with a digital presentation. No supplies needed, just bring a notebook and camera to enjoy a day of learning and observation with fellow watercolor enthusiasts. Click the names below to register online.

Oct. 1st - John Salminen

Oct 21st - Janice Cipriani-Willis

Nov. 11th - Rise Parberry

Dec. 2nd - Lian Quan Zhen

Dec. 17th - Timothy Clark

To register visit breagallery.com or call the Gallery at (714) 990-7731. For our refunds, cancellations, and photography policies, please visit www.breagallery.com.

 

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May
27
4:30 PM16:30

Fresh {AIR}: Brian Johnson

Fresh {AIR}: An Artist in Residence Program
Brian Johnson
June 3 & 4, 12pm-5pm

Join us as the Brea Gallery kicks off our first ever Artist in Residence series during the Made in California Exhibition. On two consecutive weekends in June, we will present two very talented artists and their work. In this informal residency, these artists will simply exist in our space and make work. Visit the Gallery to see their process, pick their brains, and get a first-hand creative experience. 

On June 3rd & 4th from we are very proud to present Brian Johnson, a multi-media artist who has shown in several of the Brea Gallery’s exhibitions in the past. Known for his fluid, seemingly effortless wall-sized drawings, Brian is a master of transforming a blank wall into a mythical, mesmerizing landscape. Using unconventional techniques and materials, he is able to achieve beautiful detail and impeccable perspective in an astoundingly short amount of time. Come by to meet Brian, discuss his experiences as an artist, and be jealous of just how easy he makes it look

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