Indoor Art

CHRISTOPHER EVANS

Christopher Leith Evans has a remarkable talent for translating the subtleties of nature’s light and color to the canvas and the screen. Cultivating that talent led to five solo shows of landscape oil paintings in New York and a glowing review by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith. Evans has worked with film directors George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and James Cameron as a visual effects artist and consultant. In this field, he earned an Emmy, an Oscar nomination and an honorary Doctorate from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Special projects pertaining to indigenous peoples and ancient cultures have included work for National Geographic Magazine, The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and The Borneo Project, a Berkeley-based NGO.

Evans was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1954. Raised on Long Island, he earned a BA and Master’s degree in art at UCLA, where his mentors included David Hockney, William Brice and James Doolin. Evans’s work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berlin. He has lived on the Russian River outside Healdsburg since 1990.

For more information, visit www.christopherevans.net. For purchase inquiries, please contact chris-evans@comcast.net. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, and to the Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund assisting local artists who were impacted by the recent fires.

ROBERTO SANTO

Renowned sculpture artist Roberto Santo is one of only a few artists eligible for commissions for the Vatican. Santo, who works roughly half the year at his studio in Tuscany, Italy and half the year at his home on Sonoma Mountain, created two site specific pieces for the Arts Center; all of the work on display is from his “Springload Series.” In this series, Santo distinguishes himself as a painter of balanced, abstract compositions with an attractive, almost touchable skin.

PIECE
Azzurra

LOCATION
South Stairwell | #3

DESCRIPTION
2012 Wooden Birch Panels

DIMENSIONS
8’ x 10’

ARTIST
Roberto Santo

PIECE
b460.01 Springload Series

LOCATION
Upstairs Hallway Gallery North | #7

DESCRIPTION
2012 Wooden Birch Panels

DIMENSIONS
4’ x 6’

ARTIST
Roberto Santo

PIECE
101.1 Springload Series

LOCATION
Upstairs Hallway Gallery South | #5

DESCRIPTION
2012 Wooden Birch Panels

DIMENSIONS
4’ x 8’

ARTIST
Roberto Santo

PIECE
c560-01 Springload Series

LOCATION
Upstairs Hallway Gallery South | #4

DESCRIPTION
2012 Wooden Birch Panels

DIMENSIONS
4’ x 6’

ARTIST
Roberto Santo

PIECE
Sunset of a New Life

LOCATION
North Stairwell | #6

DESCRIPTION
2012 Wooden Birch Panels

DIMENSIONS
8’ x 10’

ARTIST
Roberto Santo

CONNIE BUTLER

A Humboldt County resident, Connie Butler creates figurative sculpture using wood, bronze, stone, plaster or clay. She strives to bring out the spirit of the material by sculpting it, and the result is “a compromise between the original image and the resistance of the wood to take shape.”
Visit www.conniebutlersculptures.com

PIECE
Gaia

LOCATION
Upstairs Hallway Gallery South | #2

DESCRIPTION
Walnut

DIMENSIONS
8’x4’6″ x 3’4″

ARTIST
Artist Contact Information:
Connie Butler Sculptures
P.O. Box 614
Trinidad, CA 95570
707-677-1687

DENNIS LEON

Dennis Leon (1933 – 1998) was born in London, England and received his BFA, BS and MFA from Temple University. Artist and educator, Leon consistently explored the subject of the natural landscape. He was first inspired as a child by the moors of Yorkshire and then by his subsequent travels throughout the United States and abroad. Leon’s art emerged from the observations and memories of his experiences within these various environments. His body of work includes site-specific installations, collage, drawings, pastels, and sculpture in wood and bronze.

PIECE
Altered Rock

LOCATION
North Atrium | #10

DESCRIPTION
1989 Wood

DIMENSIONS
115” x 112” x 84”

ARTIST
Dennis Leon

This work is the generous gift of Joan Leon and Ramon Jimenez and their daughters, Ann Leon and Susan Peterson.

PIECE
Whisper Rock

LOCATION
North Atrium | #9

DESCRIPTION
1989 Wood

DIMENSIONS
128” x 112” x 70”

ARTIST
Dennis Leon

This work is the generous gift of Joan Leon and Ramon Jimenez and their daughters, Ann Leon and Susan Peterson.

DANIEL OBERTI

Ceramic sculptor Daniel Oberti (1945 – 2009) blends Japanese form with his Mediterranean heritage. His work embodies mythological symbolism, figurative characters and Old World craftsmanship. Oberti’s travels to France, Italy, Egypt, Crete and Athens inspired his unique perspective on ancient wisdom. Universal concepts about time, space, reverence and beauty are evident in his work.

PIECE
Sphaera Sphaera

LOCATION
North Atrium | #8

DESCRIPTION
Ferro Cement

DIMENSIONS
45” diameter

ARTIST
Daniel Oberti

On loan courtesy of Gary and Paula French

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SUBMISSIONS

To submit your work for consideration, please email an exhibit history and link of work samples to:
Anita Wiglesworth, Director of Programming

All submissions will be kept on file for two years. Due to the volume of submissions, only those artists selected for exhibition will be contacted.