"Out on location, Mind on vacation"

Past Exhibit at Broadway Heights Restaurant 

300 Broadway St, Chico, CA

September 2021

 

The second reception of 2021 for the artists of the Mind Vacation Watercolor Group was on September 9th at Broadway Heights Restaurant with live music by Steve Johnson, hors d'oeuvres and the exciting art created by Mind Vacation Artists while sheltering in place! We hope you did not miss out on this lovely event. After over a year of COVID and people being confined, we’ve all relished and reflected upon our travels from the past. This exhibit is a celebration of our recent ability to be out and about again, as well as how some artwork is reflective our inner travels through emotions and visions throughout this time of being under quarantine.

These artists, a part of an inspiring community of artists, each freely expressing creatively their own beautiful message, have contributed a diverse variety of multimedia pieces – including oils from Joyce Quaytman, Joan Smith, Janet Lombardi-Blixt, and photography from Tracey Coulter and Shawn Weibel. The trash art faces by Sue Evans are a surprisingly refreshing strong statement of design, humor, and symbolism. The gallery also includes several other watercolors and techniques from various local artists. With Pastel paintings by Carolyn Ayres, several artists including Connie Adams and Judy Richter will also provide beautiful watercolor scenes from a Mind Vacation Plein air painting workshop in McCloud Falls, California and other outdoor painting experiences depicting travels of places across the United States and globally.

Thank you to our Mind Vacation Artists! 

Connie Adams

Sue Evans

Carolyn Ayres

Lacey Epperson

Renee Christenson

Sally Dimas

Jenny Marr

Judy Richter

Joan Smith

Joyce Quaytman

Sandy Gohlke

Tracey Coulter

Janet Lombardi-Blixt

Shawn Weibel

and Host, Amber Palmer

A big thank you to Steve Johnson for his lovely music and to Broadway Heights Restaurant for providing a beautiful space for our artists' work and also for their delicious hors d'oeuvres!

"THROUGH THE SEASONS"

Past Art Exhibit at Broadway Heights Restaurant 

300 Broadway St, Chico, CA

May 2021

 

The first reception of 2021 for the artists of the Mind Vacation Watercolor Group was on Thursday, May 6th at Broadway Heights Restaurant: 5 paintings were sold - three beautiful paintings by Carolyn Ayres, our featured artist, and two of Lacey Epperson's vibrant night pieces! With live music by Steve Johnson, hors d'oeuvres and the exciting art created by Mind Vacation Artists while sheltering in place - we hope you did not miss out on this lovely event.

These artists, a part of an inspiring community of artists, each freely expressing creatively their own beautiful message, have contributed a variety of multimedia pieces including watercolor, pastel, photograph, air brush, trash art, and oil. Artist Renee Christenson says, “Even though we’ve been isolated for a year, we didn’t lose our creativity, and the proof is in this show.” Carolyn Ayres is new to the Mind Vacation Watercolor Group and is the featured artist of this gallery. Her watercolors and pastels are wonderfully displayed along with the works of fourteen others. She says, “I moved to Chico eight years ago and have been searching for where to put down new roots. With this group, I have found my new home, surrounded by supportive artists who encourage me to grow and flower into who I am-someone who loves to paint.”

Thank you to Carolyn Ayres, our featured artist! 

And a big thank you to the rest of our artists who participated in this show:

Connie Adams

Sue Evans

Lacey Epperson

April Richard-Senior

Renee Christenson

Judy Richter

Joyce Quaytman

Sandy Gohlke

Tracey Coulter

Gale Dixon Brown

Georgia Bernoudy

Suzanne Brayton

Leslie Mann

and Host, Amber Palmer