Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rough Alameda...

Hey everyone. I have been busy working on this mini-series for a show coming up very soon. It's for the Frank Bette Center For The Arts in Alameda.

The show is called

En Plein Air: Alameda and Beyond

and it will run from

August 5 - October 1


Rather than follow what the usual protocol is for a plein air painting exhibition, which is; find the prettiest areas of the location, try to paint the best painting you can in two hours, do it about 5 more times, and hope to walk away with an award and sales; I decided to do something different. I've thought about what is interesting about Alameda to me, and it is the industrial areas with all of the machinery, textures and grit of the warehouses, and the coastal atmosphere.  I focused on the broken down areas because I've found that you don't usually see these types of subjects done with a typical plein air technique. All of the intricacies of the industrial subjects allow for an addition of fine detail I don't normally indulge in. These are all 6x8 inch paintings on linen board, done either completely in plein air, photo, or a mix of the two. I did 8 paintings for this series, but the show only calls for six.

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If you're in the East Bay and want to check out these pieces and all of the other paintings from the show, here is the info:


En Plein Air:
Alameda and Beyond
August 5 - October 1

Gala Opening and Awards
Friday, August 5
7 - 9pm

See Plein Air paintings
by artists who have participated in past
Frank Bette Plein Air Paintouts

Participating Artists:
Edwin Bertolet; Beth Bourland; Catherine Boyer; Elaine Carpenter; Inna Cherneykina; Linda Darsow Sutton; Dorallen Davis; Debbie Gualco; Susan Lea Hackett; Marilyn Hill; Sterling Hoffmann; Ramona Kennon-Frink; Loreta Landucci; Sergio Lopez; Patris Miller; Mark Monsarrat; Nancy Roberts; Iris Sabre; Stephen Sanfilippo; David Savellano; Julia Munger Seelos; Carol Sideman; Sandra Smith-Dugan; Carol Tarzier; Bart
Walker; Leslie Wilson; and Tom Zephyrs.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts | 1601 Paru Street | (corner of Lincoln Ave) | Alameda | CA | 94501



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