Laguna Beach Magazine August 2010 : Page 33

works at art fairs and special events. By the time they have their solo exhibitions, there is a solid group of collectors eager to meet them. The night of the artist’s reception the gallery is the stage and the spotlight is on the artist. It is their “moment” of recogni-tion for what they have accomplished. As artists they have been working many hours, days and months getting ready. It is similar to training for a marathon, and the opening is a symbol of crossing the finish line. We are all there to applaud them, congratulate them and most importantly honor them. As a gallery owner at the reception, I am H C U somewhat of a matchmaker: one-by-one connecting artist to collector. I ensure that each guest gets time to have some quality one-on-one time with an artist, the op-portunity to stand in front of a painting and express to the artist what they are drawn to. This is where the true magic of a successful exhibition lies—watching people engage and interact with a work of art. A T A N C Sandstone Gallery Marge Chapman, Founding Partner A great reception is often a measure of warm hospitality. On First Thursday opening nights, patrons find an array of treats along with Sandstone Gallery’s signature punch on the second level’s octagonal table. Unlike in most galleries, viewers can sit in one of sev-eral chairs placed around the open spaces. The Sandstone Gallery here in Laguna has been showing the contemporary work of California artists for more than 29 years. The gallery’s space layout lends an air of professionalism and relaxed charm at the same time. Entering on one level and rising a few steps to the three remaining galleries, the visitor gets a feeling of walking into an eclectic home. “Contemporary tradition” seems like an 4 oxymoron, but that is a slice of what Sand-stone Gallery has to offer. The stable of six artists—myself, Lynn Welker, Anne Moore, Howard Hitchcock, Marjorie Sanders and Jennifer Griffiths—gives visitors an ongoing opportunity to meet us and examine the explorations of each artist’s unique vision. This July, the work of artists KL Heagen and Kay Flierl will be featured in the two guest galleries. LB I A O 6 0 8 orks at art fairs and special events. By the time they have their solo exhibitions, there is a solid group of collectors eager to meet them. The night of the artist’s reception the gallery is the stage and the spotlight is on the artist. It is their “moment” of recogni-tion for what they have accomplished. As artists they have been working many hours, days and months getting ready. It is similar to training for a marathon, and the opening is a symbol of crossing the finish line. We are all there to applaud them, congratulate them and most importantly honor them. As a gallery owner at the reception, I am H C U somewhat of a matchmaker: one-by-one connecting artist to collector. I ensure that each guest gets time to have some quality one-on-one time with an artist, the op-portunity to stand in front of a painting and express to the artist what they are drawn to. This is where the true magic of a successful exhibition lies—watching people engage and interact with a work of art. A T A N C Sandstone Gallery Marge Chapman, Founding Partner A great reception is often a measure of warm hospitality. On First Thursday opening nights, patrons find an array of treats along with Sandstone Gallery’s signature punch on the second level’s octagonal table. Unlike in most galleries, viewers can sit in one of sev-eral chairs placed around the open spaces. The Sandstone Gallery here in Laguna has been showing the contemporary work of California artists for more than 29 years. The gallery’s space layout lends an air of professionalism and relaxed charm at the same time. Entering on one level and rising a few steps to the three remaining galleries, the visitor gets a feeling of walking into an eclectic home. “Contemporary tradition” seems like an 4 oxymoron, but that is a slice of what Sand-stone Gallery has to offer. The stable of six artists—myself, Lynn Welker, Anne Moore, Howard Hitchcock, Marjorie Sanders and Jennifer Griffiths—gives visitors an ongoing opportunity to meet us and examine the explorations of each artist’s unique vision. This July, the work of artists KL Heagen and Kay Flierl will be featured in the two guest galleries. LB I A O 6 0 8 P P T V T works at works at works at orks at art fair orks at art fairs and special events. By the time they have their solo exhibitions, there is a solid group of collectors eager to meet them. The night of the artist’s reception the gallery is the stage and the spotlight is on the artist. It is their “moment” of recogni-tion for what they have accomplished. As artists they have been working many hours, days and months getting ready. It is similar to training for a marathon, and the opening is a symbol of crossing the finish line. We are all there to applaud them, congratulate them and most importantly honor them. As a gallery owner at the reception, I am H C U somewhat of a matchmaker: one-by-one connecting artist to collector. I ensure that each guest gets time to have some quality one-on-one time with an artist, the op-portunity to stand in front of a painting and express to the artist what they are drawn to. This is where the true magic of a successful exhibition lies—watching people engage and interact with a work of art. A T A N C Sandstone Gallery Marge Chapman, Founding Partner A great reception is often a measure of warm hospitality. On First Thursday opening nights, patrons find an array of treats along with Sandstone Gallery’s signature punch on the second level’s octagonal table. Unlike in most galleries, viewers can sit in one of sev-eral chairs placed around the open spaces. The Sandstone Gallery here in Laguna has been showing the contemporary work of California artists for more than 29 years. The gallery’s space layout lends an air of professionalism and relaxed charm at the same time. Entering on one level and rising a few steps to the three remaining galleries, the visitor gets a feeling of walking into an eclectic home. “Contemporary tradition” seems like an 4 oxymoron, but that is a slice of what Sand-stone Gallery has to offer. The stable of six artists—myself, Lynn Welker, Anne Moore, Howard Hitchcock, Marjorie Sanders and Jennifer Griffiths—gives visitors an ongoing opportunity to meet us and examine the explorations of each artist’s unique vision. This July, the work of artists KL Heagen and Kay Flierl will be featured in the two guest galleries. LB I A O 6 0 8 P T V T A A S

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