John M. Sollom at the South Bay Contemporary

Happy Summer Art Lovers,
Our dear friend and prolific artist, John Sollom currently has an exhibit at South Bay Contemporary (formerly Zask Gallery) in San Pedro. There is an artist reception on Saturday, June 11 from 6-9pm. Here’s the facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1038584329529453
Come out!

He’s a mad man these days having painted over 300 paintings just for this show. “300 paintings for Sue” is a compilation of what I like to call his Handy Man work. John taught me how to frame walls, install doors/windows, hang drywall, patch/paint, frame/hang art, you name it! He is truly a renaissance man of the craft. This body of work displays vintage tone settings of many the forgotten skills of a true handy man. These oil paintings are on 8″ x 8″ panels and can stand alone in a frame or, as in this show, compiled to make one large masterpiece. He’s known for his signature thick, loose brush stroke that carries extreme likeness of his subjects, but I’ve always appreciated his sense of composition. His grids, colors, and use of type is what attracted me to his work seven years ago.

Check out his Instagram feed — it’s gnarls: www.instagram.com/johnsollom

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Introducing Coffee at the 223

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It was a good run as a gallery. We befriended many many wonderful people and as a result, a great community was developed. So, as we decide what to do next, join us for some good art talk with coffee on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am – 12pm. Learn something. Share something. It’s a step toward more open hours for the Magoski Arts Colony, and a great venue to experience a loving artist community.

Coffee at the 223
223 W. Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

PÄS bookmarks the page before starting a new chapter…

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After seven years in the Fullerton community, PÄS Gallery will close its doors.

We made the difficult decision to stop showing our favorite local artists on the walls of PÄS Gallery. We are grateful for everyone who supported our endeavor (the list is endless): the art patrons, the press, downtown businesses, the community, and especially close friends and artists who are now considered family.

Being a founding member of the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk which launched in March of 2010, and later that year in October, a founding member of The Magoski Arts Colony, we did a lot, saw a lot, and learned a lot. Over the years we have gained an irreplaceable, authentic community which will undoubtedly last a lifetime. We might have coined the term ‘There’s Art In Fullerton’ but it was our honor to witness the Art in Fullerton and be a part of it. It’s been quite the ride. And from this day forward, we will continue to choose risk. We don’t have plans to jump into anything new just yet. The possibilities are endless. We will rest with the knowledge gained from our years as gallery owners, and when the time is right, we will take that knowledge and dream up the next chapter. By letting go of this small space, we are opening ourselves up to a bigger story.

In the meantime, we are proud to say Art is alive and well in Fullerton. You’ll still see us hanging out at downtown businesses, with our family, the colony, and taking trips to obscure parts of the country.

One of our greatest joys was holding to this statement from the beginning, “We are an avenue for emerging artists. We encourage that moment when someone is willing to make the choice and say, ‘I am an artist.’ That risk is what we thrive on.” By advocating for local artists and throwing art events promoting this beautiful subculture, we’ve walked along side of some great success stories, and that is what propels us into the future… to do art, view art, and love people.

Love,
The Prince Family (Brian, Kristy, Noah + Ezra)

Post Script: We hope you can make it out to the next art walk this Friday! Here is our schedule for March if you would like to come talk:
Friday, March 4, 6-10pm (Art Walk)
Wednesday, March 9, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)
Wednesday, March 16, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)

TRANSCENDENCE

a new show will be landing in PÄS Gallery on February 5th.

come experience the Magoski Arts Colony from a land far far away—from a land that is not a land, but a place of existence—an alternate existence…

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featuring:
Jen Fedrizzi
Kristy Prince
L.P. Hastings
E.E. Jacks
Emily Heller
Michael Magoski
Brian Prince
René Cardona
Brandon Monk Muñoz

rsvp: www.facebook.com/events/939953162760828