Saturday, February 13, 2016

Annoucement: "Switch 36" Exhibition Coming this March!



Media Contact:
--Gabriel Diego Delgado, Gallery Director, J.R. Mooney Galleries-Boerne / 830.816.5106

Join the J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art - Boerne on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 4 pm to 8 pm for an exciting evening of Fine Art in “Switch 36.”   The artworks in “Switch 36” are a curated selection of new paintings by local and regional artists from San Antonio and Boerne including Margie Barker, Seth Camm, Cliff Cavin, Bill Scheidt, Sidney Sinclair, and Russell Stephenson.

(Boerne, TX, Jan. 14, 2016)
“Switch 36”
New Year / New Work

New artwork is always so exciting! Artists have been known to covet new art for their upcoming exhibitions at their galleries, hoping to garner abundant anticipated affection for their ‘fresh off the easel’ creations.  For the first major 2016 exhibition at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art-Boerne, our art consultant staff has diligently selected six new paintings from six artists’ studios to arrive at 36 new artworks for the ultimate Beginning of the New Year exhibition. Current gallery practices frequently grant artists one solo exhibition each year at their particular galleries to spotlight their new art.  But, in “Switch 36”, we break the rules!

J.R. Mooney Galleries combines this annual exhibition tradition to include 6 of its own artists; granting opportunity to showcase recent creations in a group exhibition setting; narrated under a conceptual connotation of six solo exhibitions combined into one dynamic night! ‘Switching’ the galleries inventory of artwork to reflect the new and exciting endeavors some of our artists are currently exploring in their respective studios.

Margie Barker is inspired by her love of the land. She has painted everything from New Mexico aspens to the Grand Canyon’s majesty but it is to the flora and fauna of Texas that her brush irresistibly returns. Her oils, watercolors, and acrylics have won her a host of awards.

Seth Camm received his formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he received his MFA. Afterwards his studies continued with master figurative painter Nelson Shanks and then to Norway to study with eminent painter Odd Nerdrum. Camm has had many one-man shows and received many awards for his art, of recent distinction the San Antonio Art League Museum’s Artist of the Year of 2014. 

Cliff Cavin, an artistic purist guided by a time-honored aesthetic principle and mentored by great painters like Warren Hunter, George Hughey, William Reese and Wilson Hurley.  Cliff Cavin, a San Antonio painter, finds comfort and freedom in traditional Impressionistic Landscape Painting. Focusing his attentions to the vast openness of the South Texas region and the expansive deserts of New Mexico, Cavin’s intuitive choreographed artistic calculations in his scenic and visual color soirĂ©es create stylized paintings that capture the ambiance of subtle environmental illuminations.

Bill Scheidt began his artistic career as a painter in 1987.  Largely self-taught, he has studied at the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as with Roy Andersen, Joe Beeler, Jim Norton, R. S. Riddick and Bruce Greene in Cowboy Artists of America workshops.   His subject matter includes North American wildlife, the Native American and the life of the cowboy.  Bill has won numerous coveted awards and significant group exhibitions include: The Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, Arizona; The Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona; The Peppertree Art Show in Santa Ynez, California; The Alamo Kiwanis Western Invitational in San Antonio, Texas; The Roundup and Collectors Classic in Kerrville, Texas and shows by the Texas Wild Bunch, Professional Artists.
Sidney Sinclair earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a short stint at the Warren Hunter School of Art in Texas. This fourth generation Texan has studied with international, national, and regional artists. Sidney studied watercolor painting under Darryl Trott of Australia, and oil painting with artists David Leffel and Gregg Kruetz of the Art Student League in New York City, among many other notables; rounding out a stellar academic course of still life and portraiture with nationally recognized gallerist and western painter, Jay Hester.  Sidney`s work has appeared in American Art Review, Country Lifestyle, Food & Leisure magazines, Boerne Business Monthly Magazine, San Antonio Woman Magazine, and Plumage-TX Magazine.

Russell Stephenson is a Texas artist and a regionally well-recognized contemporary painter with gallery representation in five Texas galleries, including Houston, Amarillo, San Antonio, Boerne and Dallas, with representation in Santa Fe since 2015.  Stephenson has mastered an unrelenting painterly approach to the gorgeous godliness of our great state of Texas. Radiant browns and various tones of burnt sienna seem to meddle perfectly with contrasting cool slate grays, snowy silvers and wispy whites; where atmospheric amalgamations of colors are ever approachable, digestible and delicate in their ephemeral and abstracted beauty.  Bastrop fires, unrelenting skylines, sublime mentalities, conceptual collectiveness, universal experiences, mental constructs and intuitive automatism all play a role in Russell Stephenson’s paintings.  A tribute to the Texas sky, the flat plains of Midland-Odessa area, the rolling Hill Country, and the wide-open plains of the Texas Panhandle topography, Stephenson depicts all that is our great state of Texas in minimally rendered but systematically charged abstracted landscapes.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is a full service Fine Art Retail Gallery, specializing in Texas Vintage, Local & Regional, and Contemporary Art; coupled with a world renowned custom frame shop.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1947 by Joe and Adelle Mooney. Emerging as Modern Paint Company in 1947, with the largest selection of professional artist grade art supplies in San Antonio, the Mooney family eventually expanded their business.  Modern Paint Company became J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art to showcase local, regional and international artists while diving into custom framing, artist representation and other unique attributes.  J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art has an identity reflective of over a half-century existence, becoming custom framing experts and specializing in an array of museum quality art services.  J.R. Mooney Galleries is currently providing fine art services at their signature Broadway address in San Antonio and at their Boerne location.  J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art has provided framing services for every American President since John Kennedy and every Texas Governor since John Connally. The galleries have also supplied the Vatican, the Royal Palace in Madrid, Queen Beatrix of Holland, as well as major collections and collectors in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
8302 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-8214
305 S. Main St
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 816-5106

Gallery Hours: San Antonio – Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm / Boerne – Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is open to the public and FREE


J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

“Switch 36” (New Year / New Art)

March 19, 2016 4 pm – 8 pm

JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne
305 S. Main St., Boerne, TX  78006   ph. 830-816-5106

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