Tuesday, June 19, 2012

4th of July Art Show, 2012

If you're looking for something relaxing to do before the fireworks, come to my artshow in a beautiful garden setting along with many other artists.  This will be my fourth show for this event and is my favorite one to do out of so many others I've done, hands down.  Hope to see you there!

Details are below.  The location is very close to the Mission of Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gallery 113 Exhibit

My reception last Thursday as part of the 1st Thursday Artwalk went very well!  Many showed up including friends and past clients.  I tried to talk to everyone who came to my area and by the end of the evening my jaw was sore from talking and smiling.  After only an hour of people coming through, I sold my largest painting in my display!  The title is "Santorini Island", which is 30" x 40". You can see it below to the bottom far right.

I am replacing that now empty space with another large one (below) called "Succulents by the Shore", 24" x 48",  which won an honorable mention at the Westlake Artist Guild Exhibition last month.

This exhibit along with several others at the gallery will be hanging until Saturday, June 2.  I will be working there on that day from when the gallery opens at 11:00 to closing at 5:00 p.m., just in case you'd like to stop by.  The address is 1114 State Street located in the picturesque La Arcada Courtyard area.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As one of the featured artist, you're invited to my Reception on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Gallery 113 in the La Arcada Courtyard at 1114 State Street.  

As part of the popular "First Thursday Art Walk" which happens every month, State Street will be filled with open galleries, food, drinks and music and will be the place to be! Hope to see you there.

Below are some of my original oil paintings that will be on display from May 3rd to June 1st, upstairs in the Mezzanine area.

Korakia Doorway

 Santa Ynez Vineyard

 Santorini Island

 Twilight in Mykonos

 Sailing in Santa Barbara

Cabrillo Boulevard

Perching Pelicans

Arlington Theatre

El Presido Cafe

Matilija Trio

Friday, March 9, 2012

Retired from the Cabrillo Art show after 20 years!

 After 20 years at the Cabrillo Arts & Crafts Show I’ve decided to retire! And what a long long trip it has been. It wasn’t something that I decided over night, but instead I hung in there for over a year until I had no doubt that it was the right decision.  Actually, my last Sunday there was in the beginning of December 2011 and it’s taken me this long to share this fairly big news in my art career. I guess it just hadn’t really hit me yet, that I’m really not going down there anymore, so I’ve been putting off updating my blog with this news. 

I’ve been enjoying this new freedom immensely and being able to take off on weekend trips and not being held hostage to the show every Sunday for 20 years has been wonderful to say the least.  

This artshow had been a wonderful part of my life with so many special memories, not to mention the income I made over all those years.  When the economy had seen better days, I made enough money from selling on Sundays to get back into real estate. I do miss my artists’ friends and meeting hundreds of people from all over the world, not to mention it is the perfect place for people watching.  I miss this aspect greatly, but I do go down to visit from time to time.

When one door closes, other doors open and they already have.  My work is being represented at the Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcadia Plaza, and Gallery 113.  I’ll also be showing through the Westlake Artist Guild and the Santa Barbara Art Association. I'll still look forward to doing outdoor shows from time to time. If you don’t get to see my work at any of these places, you can always find me at my website and Etsy Shop.  So, if there is still any of you out there still looking for me down there, you're not going to find me.   (  :

The very last known photo of Lynn Fogel at her booth at the Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show.
 "Circa 2011"

 Mick, Charlene and Jimmy are some of my artist buddies.  I am getting teary eyed now just looking at some of my photos of all my good times down there.  They are family to me in so many ways.

 This is the end of my chapter at the beach show.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Paintings Now on the Walls at Cottage Hospital

 The time has finally come!  The new Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara is complete (at least the first phase) and eleven of my paintings are hanging permanently around the hospital.  I attended the artist's reception and with the help of a very kind and helpful volunteer, I was able to locate all eleven of my paintings at this enormous hospital with three floors.  

What makes me the happiest about all of this is that my paintings will be hanging on these walls for many generations to come for all the enjoy and to offer inspiration, hope and healing in this institution.  

Here are a few below. To see all eleven of them, please also see my previous posting. Also, at the very bottom here, there is a chart I put together upon request of the locatoin within the hospital of all of them.

Here's the "Mission Fountain" in the Main Lobby entrance.  If you walk on the left side of the lobby through the corridor and towards the elevators you'll see it on your right.

 Here's the "Barnsdall Rio Service Station", located at A1265, Ridley-Tree on the first floor.

Here's "Sailing in Santa Barbara" and "Cabrillo Boulevard" located in 2265 Conference Room, Ridley-Tree on the 2nd floor.  This conference room is exclusively for the doctors.

 Here's "Spanish Hacienda", located next to the elevator at 3EL, Junipero on the 3rd floor.

Here's "Meridian Studios" at A111, Oak Park on the 1st floor.

Here's the "Mission Courtyard" and the "Arlington Theatre" at the cafeteria on the 1st floor.  This location has tremendous exposure since this cafeteria is open to the public and these paintings are right at the entrance. When you enter the cafeteria, there's another one of mine titled "The Santa Barbara Courthouse" on the back wall.  The nice man in the picture is my friend Dr. Andrew Mester who was there for the very first viewing and was kind enough to send me this picture.

And here is the "Santa Barbara Airport Terminal" located in the Radiology Waiting room on the 1st floor.

And here I am with my happy and very proud mom (Joan) who I love so much.

Upon request, I put below the locations of all my paintings although it still is hard to find them because the hospital is like a maze!