Dan Welden, Master Printmaker Workshop: Printmaking with Solar Plates

Dan Welden, Master Printmaker
Dan Welden, Master Printmaker in Santa Barbara sharing some of his print collection

I was fortunate to participate in a solar printmaking workshop with noted artist Dan Welden at the Rusty Barn Studio in Goleta this March 14-16.Solar printmaking is a ecologically more friendly technique than traditional acid etching.  For details on the solar plate making go to: http://www.danwelden.com

Samples of the work I created during the workshop

(NOTE: Theses are available for purchase 😉

"Un Recuerdo", solar etching, artist proof, 5"x8",©2016 A. Michael Marzolla
“Un Recuerdo”, solar etching, artist proof, 5″x8″,©2016 A. Michael Marzolla
Dan Welden, Master Printmaker in Santa Barbara
Dan Welden, Master Printmaker in Santa Barbara washing a solar plate
"To the Wangdang!", solar etching, artist proof, 5"x8",©2016 A. Michael Marzolla
“To the Wangdang!”, solar etching, artist proof, 5″x8″,©2016 A. Michael Marzolla
"At a Red Angle", solar etching, artist proof, 8"x10",© 2016 A. Michael Marzolla
“At a Red Angle”, solar etching, artist proof, 8″x10″,© 2016 A. Michael Marzolla

 

"At an Angle", solar etching, artist proof, 8"x10",© 2016 A. Michael Marzolla
“At an Angle”, solar etching, artist proof, 8″x10″,© 2016 A. Michael Marzolla

 

Recent sales

 

The following images have been added to private collections. Reproductions are available- contact me for details.

"Relations"_ Photo on panel, © 2010 by A. Michael Marzolla
“Relations”_ Photo on panel, © 2010 by A. Michael Marzolla

 

“Luminescent Excogitation” Digital painting on canvas © 2013, A. Michael Marzolla $375.00
“Luminescent Excogitation” Digital painting on canvas © 2013, A. Michael Marzolla sold to the Hutchinson family of Montecito Ca.

 

 

Abstract Arts Collective ART/SEE benefit show opens at the Faulkner Gallery

The new Abstract Arts Collective show benefiting SEE has been hung and will open tomorrow morning, 10AM at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Downtown Public Library. I have several ieces in the show. Check out the event flyer for details.

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Here are a few of my smaller pieces donated to the benefit and available for purchase:

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ll Eyes Totem”_acrylic on panel_11″x14″x1.5″_ A. Michael Marzolla_2015

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"Ain't afraid of no ghost!"-24"x36"x1.5"_acrylic on canvas_©2015 A. Michael Marzolla
“Ain’t afraid of no ghost!”-24″x36″x1.5″_acrylic on canvas_©2015 A. Michael Marzolla

and photos of the  show being hung:

 

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Two new exhibits: Visual Monologues at the Jewish Community Center and Je suis OCEAN! at Casa Magazine

I currently have five paintings hanging in two juried shows.  I hope you will be able to stop by for a visit.

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"En Camino", 18"x36"x1.5", Acrylic on Canvas;© 2015 A. Michael Marzolla
“En Camino”, 18″x36″x1.5″, Acrylic on Canvas;© 2015 A. Michael Marzolla
“Siembras”_acrylic on panel_11”x14”x1.5”_ © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla
“Siembras”_acrylic on panel_11”x14”x1.5”_ © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla
“Swimming on the Edge,” mixed media on Canvas, 24x24x1.5”, © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla    Price: $925.00
“Swimming on the Edge,” mixed media on Canvas, 24x24x1.5”, © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla Price: $925.00

 

 

The “Je suis OCEAN!” show  at CASA Magazine,

23 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara

"Deep Squeeze"_acrylic on canvas_ 12"x36"x1.5"_ © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla
“Deep Squeeze”_acrylic on canvas_ 12″x36″x1.5″_ © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla
"A smudge on the sea"-acrylic on panel_16"x20"x1.5"_© 2015  A. Michael Marzolla
“A smudge on the sea”-acrylic on panel_16″x20″x1.5″_© 2015 A. Michael Marzolla

What I saw today…

This is some of what I saw today:

Nice dose of rain today.  This afternoon I attended my friend Sojourner Kincade-Rolle’s induction ceremony as Santa Barbara’s Poet Laurette at City Hall. On the way out of the building I noticed that there was an exhibition of Ray Strong paintings including these two gems… two color charts that Ray painted:

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The rain stopped and I was able to reopen my studio.

Here are a few images that I recorded today:

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Working in the studio…

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making certain that the work measures up…

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Detail of a work in progress _IMG_6506

and a detail of a painting I’m working on.

 

One of my recent projects… do you think it’s safe to let this character out in public? What do you think?

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Should I let this loose?_IMG_6509

Abstract Arts Collective Multivision Show Opens at TVSB

The Abstract Arts Collective’s new show is up at the TVSB Multimedia Center at 329 South Salinas Street, here in Santa Barbara. The show’s reception will be on Friday, April 3rd from 5-7 PM. Please stop by and see a very interesting show. The show is a benefit for TVSB and 25% of sales will help support their efforts. I have three pieces in this juried show:

"¿Qualquiera....O?" 8”x8” x8”x10”x1.5” dyptyk;© 2015 A, Michael Marzolla; $350.00

"¿Qualquiera....O?" 8”x8” x8”x10”x1.5” dyptyk;© 2015 A, Michael Marzolla; $350.00
“¿Qualquiera….O?” 8”x8” x8”x10”x1.5” dyptyk;© 2015 A, Michael Marzolla; $350.00
“Sin Nombre" , 16”x20” x1.5”,acrylic on canvas: © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla, $750.00
“Sin Nombre” , 16”x20” x1.5”,acrylic on canvas: © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla, $750.00
“Calor” , 18”x36”x1.5”, acrylic on canvas; © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla, $750.00
“Calor” , 18”x36”x1.5”, acrylic on canvas; © 2015 A. Michael Marzolla, $750.00

Reflections show at the Harris and Fredda Meisel Gallery of Art

 

 

 

 

 

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The Abstract Arts Collective show is up at the Meisel Gallery. Stop by when you have a moment. The show is up until April 17th.   I have three paintings in the show:

 

"Lloviendo ranas”, acrylic and crayon on panel, 24”x36”x1.5” © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla Price: $1650.00
“Lloviendo ranas”, acrylic and crayon on panel, 24”x36”x1.5” © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla
Price: $1650.00

 

“Excogitation to the 3rd Power”, 2013, framed triptic; acrylic & mixed media on board & canvas; framed, 16”x36”; © A. Michael Marzolla $2,500.00
“Excogitation to the 3rd Power”, 2013, framed triptic; acrylic & mixed media on board & canvas; framed, 16”x36”; © A. Michael Marzolla $2,500.00

 

“Aguas azules”, acrylic on panel, 24”x36” x1.5”© 2014 A. Michael Marzolla Price: $1650.00
“Aguas azules”, acrylic on panel, 24”x36” x1.5”© 2014 A. Michael Marzolla
Price: $1650.00

 

"Brincando", acrylic on panel, 18"x24"x1.5", © 2013   A. Michael Marzolla
“Brincando”, acrylic on panel, 18″x24″x1.5″, © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla

 

First Thursday at CASA Magazine February 5, 2015

Please join me  here in Santa Barbara for First Thursday opening reception at at Casa Magazine’s office  and gallery  located at  23 E. Canon Perdido St.. this Thursday, February 5th from 5-8:00 PM. I have one piece in this juried show (see below). The show’s theme is Valentine’s Day.

“M. Halibut: Le gran besier”, 12x12” framed acrylic on canvas; © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla  $375.00
“M. Halibut: Le gran besier”, 12×12” framed acrylic on canvas; © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla $375.00