Featured Artists for November
Sisters Come Out of the Studio
If you’re sick and tired of the same view from your windows as you shelter from
COVID 19, let your mind go somewhere else at The Corner Gallery this November.
Sisters, Nan Bearden Frenkel and Susan Bearden Gates, will mount a display of
watercolors and oil pastels to uplift everyone’s spirits. Their colorful recent works
aim for visual beauty and stimulation.
Born and raised in Mendocino County, Nan and Susan absorbed the rhythms of their
natural surroundings on mushroom hikes with their Dad and were introduced to varied
creative pursuits by their Mom, Francine Bearden, a well-known local watercolorist.
They clearly remember visiting Mendocino’s leather and jewelry workshops, candle
establishments and galleries back in the day, their eyes opened to the many
possibilities in arts and crafts. Nan went on to get a BA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley, while Susan graduated from the College of Natural resources at Cal.
Nan has been playing quietly in her studio, puzzling over compositions for years. She thinks it’s time to share what she’s been up to.
“The last four years of successful drawings were sitting in a portfolio where not even
my family could see them. Now I’ve framed at least a dozen pieces that I can display”.
Compositions range from abstract to animal portrait, from graphic to painterly. A love
of textiles and design is woven through some of her work.
Susan is known for local land and ocean scapes that are rich in color and detail.
Family and friends savor her annual pen and ink Christmas cards, with their
households of frog families preparing for the holidays or cats packing cookie tins. She
greatly enjoys sketching on backpacking trips, sometimes turning those sketches into
watercolors of Sierra streams or ancient pines. Susan has shown her work over the
years at the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville, Edgewater Gallery in Fort Bragg, and other locations including the Savings Bank in downtown Ukiah. A small selection can currently be seen at SIP in Hopland.
Take a Quick Look
Come by and see this art in person. Show is open Wednesday through Saturday 11-5 until the end of November.
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Gifts from Home
A variety of holiday gifts by eighteen local artists: paintings of a perfect gift size by Susan Sweet, Virginia MacIntosh, Susan Blackwelder, Adrianna Oberg, Lynn Graves Gulyash, and Jeanne Koelle; scarves, hats and purses too by Ursula Partch, Cassie Gibson and Sharon Fenton; jewelry by Laura Buckner, Elizabeth Raybee, Barbara Stanger and Linda Wolfard; Laura Fogg's, mini-quilts, Esther Siegel's, decorated frames, Kate Gould's, keepsakes, Katie Gibbs' steel flowers, and for all the packages, Jeanette Carson's holiday tags.
And our sixteen gallery artists are choosing from their inventory to suggest holiday gifts, both memorable and affordable.
Gift wrapping always available.
Come in to browse, find the perfect gift, shop local, support artists.
Open Friday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm.
Starting November 25, open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm
15% discount on all art in December