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Yingshao Liu, Bluebells, oil, 24 x 32.

Yingshao Liu, Bluebells, oil, 24 x 32.

Kirkland, WA
June 7-July 7

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Howard/Mandville Gallery celebrates its 23rd anniversary this month with a show of new works by gallery artists. The presentation opens with a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 7. More than 120 artworks by 40 artists are on view. The painters and sculptors exhibit a wide variety of styles and subject matter. For example, Oregon-based painter Eric Bowman is showcasing a figurative piece, SERENADE TO A DEBUTANTE, which is representative of the current direction in his work. The piece is inspired by the “bluesy jazz” music Bowman listens to in his studio as well as his model’s expression and body language. “The model has kind of a period look about her that harkens back to the 1950s era of jazz,” he says. “The dress was picked up at a vintage clothing store by my wife, and that helped bring it all together.”

Eric Bowman, Serenade to a Debutante, oil, 24 x 20.

Eric Bowman, Serenade to a Debutante, oil, 24 x 20.

Renato Muccillo says his painting in the show, titled TENDRILS, came about by sheer chance. One day recently he was peering through his window blinds into his backyard in British Columbia and saw his trees in a segmented way because of the obstruction of the blinds. “It was kind of like a light had been switched on in my creative mind,” Muccillo explains. “Using that basic idea, 
I wanted to take an element from what could be considered a traditional landscape scene and compose a piece in a way that used traditional motifs but with a more contemporary feel. The close-ups force the viewer to look at the intricacies of the trees themselves.”

There is something for every kind of collector in the show. For wildlife lovers, 
Oregon painter Rod Frederick presents peaceful and timeless paintings that depict creatures, ranging from bears to butterflies, ensconced in their natural habitats. Another painter in the show, Seattle-based Teresa Saia, is best known for her expressionistic use of color in depictions of street scenes inspired by her European travels. Among the other participating artists are Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Gregory Packard, Brian Slawson, Kim Matthews Wheaton, Yingzhao Liu, Romona Youngquist, and Hsin-Yao Tseng. —Bonnie Gangelhoff

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