LJ Art Association Exhibit & Sale
In support of the La Jolla Art Association artists during this difficult time, we have created an online art gallery of featured items for sale. We invite you to take some time to appreciate our weekly posting of beautiful art work for sale.
The major portion of each sale goes to the artist with a small donation coming back to support the La Jolla Community Center. For more information about the artists visit our Featured Artists page by clicking here.
About the La Jolla Art Association
La Jolla Art Association was established in 1918 with a mission to advance the appreciation of fine art in southern California by providing exhibitions and educational opportunities to artists and the public through classes, workshops, and presentations. To learn more click here
Medium and Dimensions: Oil, 23 X 31 inches
Value: $1,600 (inc tax)
Statement about the art and current environment: This is a very tranquil scene of nature and all its resplendent colors. We hope this has a calming effect, considering the current environment, on all who view it.
This piece was donated by Dottie Stanley with 100% of the profits benefiting the La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association.
"Wallflower Gone to Seed"
Medium and Dimensions: Photograph Printed on Canvas and Framed, 36"X36”
Value: $590 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: As you have been staying home to stay safe from COVID-19, perhaps you have noticed a bare wall or an outdated artwork you would love to replace. This photograph of a wallflower gone to seed is a reminder of the intricate patterns found in nature that can calm our souls during difficult times.
"Ancient Arts and Crafts"
Medium and Dimensions: Digital Photography, 11.75 x 7.75 (image) 20 x 16 (framed)
Value: $275 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: This digital photograph was created by merging two images; the elevator doors at the Lodge at Torrey Pines and an ancient metal mask.
"Among the Roses"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil on Linen, 14 x 11"
Value: $538.75 (inc tax)
Statement from the Artist: As we all endure the restrictions placed on us by the Covid-19 crisis, the simple pleasures in life seem all the more precious - like spending some time in a beautiful rose garden on a sunny, San Diego day!
"You Got Mail"
Medium and Dimensions: Watercolor, 17 X 21 inches
Value: $497 (inc tax)
Statement: “You Got Mail” is an original Watercolor Painting by Sharon Hinckley The scene depicts two mailboxes and a picket fence surrounded by red roses. It is reminiscent of an earlier time when the pace was slower. When people wrote letters by hand and people savored reading them . . . even saving them to read again and again. Perhaps even passing them on to future generations. Now that we are being asked to stay in and slow down, it might be time to revive the fine Art of letter writing.
Medium and Dimensions: Water Media, 21 X 26 inches
Price: $1,100 (incl tax)
Statement: As I was creating Madam B, I tried to evoke the beauty of the butterfly without actually painting it. The analogous soothing purples and blues, plus the abstracted movements are part of the enigma of Madam B.
"Shadow Plays for the Cat"
Medium and Dimensions: Digital art, 16X20 inches
Price: $191.63, including tax
Statement: Created on my cell phone, the shadow is a picture of me. I added the guitar, found the cat on the internet, put everything together on my cell phone, and sent the image to my desktop computer. It's finished in Photoshop.
Medium and Dimensions: Limited Edition Archival Photograph on Aluminum, 24X36 inches
Price: $484.88, including tax
Statement: Being attracted to light and shadow, I cannot pass a Frank Gehry building without photographing it. This is The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.
Medium and Dimensions: Mixed media on canvas, 16X20 inches
Price: $350, including tax
Statement: Mixed media lends itself to working with varied textures and multiple layers, thus becoming a metaphor for the diversity and complexity of our lives. I explore the use of these layers and textures to express the ever-changing nature of personal landscape. For me, various natural elements often bring to mind a moment in time, and speak to me of the timeless, elemental nature of home. Our connection to the world around us, the places we seek as touchstones, those that remind us of the glory of nature and the peace of untouched spaces and these are underlying elements in my mixed media pieces.
Medium and Dimensions: Watercolor. Deckle edge image is approximately 17X24 inches (in a nominal 24X30 frame with outside dimensions 29X35 inches).
Statement: This composition is based on four photos I took on an African Safari. The sleeping male lion was photographed in Hwange Nation Park, Zimbabwe. He allegedly became the new pride leader after the infamous and popular lion named "Cecil" had been killed by an American dentist, an event that caused an international uproar.
"Little Pink Bucket"
Medium and Dimensions: Oil on canvas, 14X11 inches
Price: $350, including tax
Statement: Remember when our wonderful beaches were closed due to the COVID-19 safety precautions. Let this painting add smiles, cheer and hope, remembering the fearless enthusiasm of our little ones. Today, we are blessed to be back enjoying the sun, sand, ocean and sport.
Medium and Dimensions: Photography, 16X20 inches
Price: $250, including tax
Statement: As I don't have space for nautical memorabilia and find my attraction for it runs deep, I collect photos like this one, sailing ships, or seascapes to keep my collection of sea life alive. Even more important now is the deep and healing connections we have with water, the outdoors, and the art forms that grow from that. This photos takes me back to a picturesque seaport town in Southern France, fishing nets along the shore, the smell of the sea, and where my father and I launched our little sail boat.
Medium and Dimensions: Oil on canvas, 18X24 inches
Price: $377.13, including tax
Statement: During this stressful time, I find solace in watching the play of light on the surface of the ocean. It sparkles and reflects and brings me into a peaceful, meditative state. I let go of worry and find myself just being in the moment, with the beauty of nature.
"Gull Carhop at Brockton Villa Cafe"
Medium and Dimensions: Mixed Media (primarily watercolor), 18X24"
Price: $375, including tax
Statement: I have a fond spot in my heart for both Brockton Villa Restaurant and for the eager gulls who hand around the area looking for treats. I hope this painting will bring a memory of an earlier, simplier time of life from not that long ago to the prospective buyer.
"Girl with Foxy Cat"
Medium and Dimensions: Giclee painting on stretched canvas, 11X14"
Price: $130, including tax
Statement: Homage to CATS. My love of cats prompted me to do this painting. They have been such comforting companions to me. They provide me with peace and tranquility. One of my cats even cured me from an early depression. No medication was needed. This one is called the Foxy Cat because of its colors.
Medium and Dimensions: Oil, 18X18
Price: $350, including tax
Statement: My pandemic inspired piece conveys aloneness, yet with faceless people around but not connecting. Colors are subdued. An alcoholic beverage is near to help lift the spirit.