La Playa Gallery is excited to honor local impressionistic art phenoms, Claudia Verciani, Rudolph Ciarfella, and Cathy Carey, at a free wine & cheese reception Friday, February 11th, 2022, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition entitled, Interpretative Landscapes: A Study on Stylistic Adoption, two juried artists and a promising newcomer make up the entirety of works displayed at this exhibition. As such, you may come away with a new favorite style and or a painting that remains a part of you and the family. Space is limited. Free tickets are available online through Eventbrite.
La Playa Gallery's Wine and Cheese Reception for Maureen Blackhall
For July, La Playa Gallery is delighted to bring back for your enjoyment, San Diego impressionist painter, Maureen Blackhall. Blackhall delivers high-quality oil on canvas works of art which emerge from San Diego settings Maureen finds inspirationally meaningful. To honor her accomplishments in art, a wine and cheese reception for Maureen Blackhall will be held next week, Friday, July 23, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at La Playa Gallery.
About the Artist
In 2019, Maureen Blackhall was one of our most popular painters. We scheduled a return engagement. However, a pandemic got in the way. So now you know the good news. Maureen is back. The other good news is that Maureen has had more time to paint. Twenty-two of her newest works are now being displayed.
Thematically, Maureen Blackhall loves painting natural setting, inclusive of wildlife, seascapes, and landscapes of historically significance.
Nostalgia and Setting
In the regard Maureen puts her heart into her nostalgic paintings. She paints from childhood memories. Yet she does so with the confidence of a studied adult. This is a powerful combination. In this exhibition you will observe this masterful combination crafted into ocean birds on the wing, backcountry settings and coastal settings reflecting what you love about San Diego.
Childhood and Study
Encouraged to paint since she was as a child, Maureen Blackhall brings her trained eyes and delivery of thick oil on canvas into this gallery exhibition. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 23, 2021.
Both of Maureen’s were accomplished artists. Her niece, Melanie Florio, is a professional painter and illustrator. Growing up, everyone in the family painted. “In our family”, Maureen explains, “I found my true love of art in oil painting.”
Maureen has studied oil painting under the inspiration of Lela Harty, Melanie Florio, and Marjorie Taylor. She has also attended workshops with California artists Ray Roberts, Ron Goldman, Rita Pacheco, and Danny Griego.
So again, mark your calendar now for this reception as you will be given the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of this very accomplished and inspired San Diego-born painter.
By now, if you have come to one of our receptions, you know. Gallery wine and cheese receptions are socially warm and friendly local gatherings.
Our artist reception for, "Space & Surface: an Exploration in Art," on Sept 20th was great fun! Thank you so much for coming out to support our featured artists, Tracy Black and Greg Schaefer, and their amazing art. It was great getting to know new and familiar faces and to hear your views on this exciting collection of work.
The exhibition will be running through November 1, 2019 so feel free to come by the gallery during gallery hours (Monday - Friday, 10 am -4 pm). For more information, visit:
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or visit our gallery at 2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm.
La Playa Gallery sits in the heart of La Jolla Shores offering local residents, visitors and tourists a warm collection of jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and paintings. The gallery provides the public with a unique set of thematic exhibitions each year. La Playa Gallery takes pride in offering its patrons a unique and individual experience while featuring local artists, bringing a variety of art that may not be seen at other galleries.