The March of Time / 時光的流逝 / Der Lauf der Zeit
The March of Time
Oil on Canvas
24" x 30"
Completed in 2016
© Matthew Felix Sun
Selected for Harrington Gallery’s 7th Annual FRESH WORKS Juried Exhibition in Pleasanton. Recognized with an Honorable Mention Award.
FRESH WORKS VII is an exhibition opportunity for emerging and established artists who reside or work in the greater Bay Area, with the focus of the exhibition being on new works. This year’s Juror is Ryan Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Art at Santa Clara University.
My oil painting, The March of Time, was accepted to a juried exhibition, titled "Fresh Works VII" in Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton.
The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center announces the opening of the Fresh Works VII Annual Open Juried Fine Arts Exhibition on Saturday, May 6. The show includes an interesting and eclectic variety of pieces, including paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, drawing in pencil and other media, sculpture, collage, and photography.
The show will be on display from opening day through June 3 during regular gallery hours, as well as two hours before shows in the Firehouse Theater with a paid ticket. Sixty-six artists were accepted this year from throughout the greater Bay Area and Northern California, up from 48 in last year’s show. All 72 works are original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton.
Special guest juror Ryan Reynolds, San Jose artist and arts professor at Santa Clara University, will adjudicate the show. Reynolds has recently exhibited a collection of his watercolor and oil paintings at the Firehouse Arts Center in a special one-person installation.
The exhibition opens Saturday, May 6, with a gala Artists’ Reception from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Artist’s Reception will offer an opportunity for guests to chat with artists about their inspirations, processes, and influences, and includes an Awards Ceremony which will begin at 1:45 p.m. Juror Ryan Reynolds will be on hand, and present an informal talk during the awards session. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $5. The gallery recommends guests arrive early to ensure easy parking, as there is a matinee in the Firehouse Arts Center Theater that afternoon.
Harrington Gallery Director Julie Finegan notes a few new local participants to Fresh Works this year: Sherri Kelcourse, Dave Peterson, and Linda Ryan. Finegan also highlights a few other notable greater Bay Area artists in the show: Michael Manente, an award-winning painter from Oakland who started his career as a pictorial artist in the outdoor advertising business (think Marlboro Man billboards), will have a cityscape in the exhibit; Thomas Cory of Fremont, who also shows at Pleasanton’s Studio 7, shows a small work spotlighting his “passion for painting nature’s treasures;” and Fremont painters David Casterson and Jeff Ishikawa have works in their “realism” style.
Ron and Lisa Rigge, Robert Huberman, Denise Oyama Miller, and Carolyn Lord are a few local artists returning to this year’s exhibition, who might be familiar to Tri-Valley art-followers.
The Young@Art session for this exhibit is titled “Fresh Paint,” and will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 4:30-5:45 pm. Kids ages 5-11 will visit the exhibit and discuss the works and techniques. Then students will go upstairs to the art studio and create some art projects related to what they have learned. $15 Pleasanton residents, $20 non-residents. To register, visit www.pleasantonfun.com, and enter code 64240, or call 925-931-5340 [Call: 925-931-5340] .
The Harrington Gallery is located inside the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, Calif. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and also one hour before most performances and during intermissions. Admission for this exhibit is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.