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Blog / News - Sunday - Sep 17, 2017
Link to enter: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4541

This year's Small Works Exhibit is STILL ON SCHEDULE and is NOT cancelled. We will be letting you know the status of your entries as planned around October 9th.

The Key West community is strong and we are working diligently to rebuild our island after Hurricane Irma to get it back up and running asap. Almost every building on the island of Key West weathered the storm in great condition including our host gallery, The Studios of Key West. Together with TSKW, we are excited to present a beautiful exhibit on November 2nd.

Thank you all for reaching out and touching base with us. We appreciate all of the support.


Blog / News - Saturday - Jul 29, 2017
To apply for Nowak's 2017 Lemonade Stand Small Works Exhibit please visit the link below: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4541

Blog / News - Saturday - Jul 29, 2017
Jim Hogan / 2017 / oil on canvas / 20 x 18 inches. This painting was started in Hermosa, Costa Rica and was recently finished in La Jolla, California. It marks the 20th painting finished in the Faces of Surfing Series.

Blog / News - Wednesday - Jul 05, 2017
I am pleased to announce that I have finished another painting for my Faces of Surfing Series of Bruce Irons. I traveled to Kauai to photograph him at his home for the painting.

After that trip, I met Barbara Golden of Golden Paints and Williamsburg Oils. She invited me to see their campus and factory in New Berlin, New York. I graciously accepted this offer and did visit them in October of 2016. She also sent to my studio a full color palette of Williamsburg Oils for me to try.

I dedicated the painting of Bruce to do just this - make it with the new palette of only Williamsburg colors. This was totally different for me because over the past 20 years I chose my palette based on my experience with two different brands of oils. I learned which of the colors in each brand worked best for what I was doing. Each of my paintings have been made with a mix of the two.

What I learned most from this new experience with Williamsburg Oils is the strength of their colors. When I would make a stroke with my brush loaded with paint, the color was on - and it was strong. Most of the time the paint would even cover over a wet layer below without mixing the two layers. I found this to be intriguing because sometimes I wanted the colors to mix wet on wet. It also made me rethink (after all of those years) my palette to canvas process which I have done without thinking for so long. This said a lot to me about the quality of Williamsburg Oils pigments. When adding cool darks to such as Phthalo Blue or Egyptian Violet to lighter colors like Naples Yellow (for example), I needed much less than I was used to using to get the change in tone I was going for. I feel because of this, Williamsburg Oils really did lend themselves to this painting and helped to capture the richness of the Kauai light on Bruce. I am excited to keep working and exploring with Williamsburg Oils for my next works. I am grateful to Golden Paints for getting me out of my comfort zone and introducing me to these incredible colors. Williamsburg Oils paints now have a permanent place in my studio.

Blog / News - Monday - May 08, 2017
I have had a few questions about how to tell if a painting is available for sale on this site. If it does not say, "Private Collection" at the end of it's description it is available. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for pricing and/or more info on the piece.

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Events
Jul 22, 2017
Women of Surfing - Art and History
July 22nd - September 2nd, 2017
Huntington Beach, California
Public Reception: July 22 | 6:30 – 9 pm

The HBAC is celebrating women in the arts who have an intimate relationship with the ocean and surfing with 3 exhibitions that showcase locally, nationally, and internationally recognized female artists.

Special Presentation by Rika Traxler & James Finch: Designers for the Movie Moana: August 26 | 1 – 4 pm. Limited Seating. Please RSVP by calling (714) 374-1650.

Gallery Hours

T-Th: 12 – 8 pm | Fr: 12 – 6 pm | Sat: 12 – 5 pm Closed Sun, Mon & most holidays.

538 Main Street | Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Aug 03, 2017
Artist Talk at Women of Surfing Exhibit
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Huntington Beach Art Center
Nowak will be a guest artist at the Art for Lunch event. Come hear what she has to say about her work and the paintings in HBAC's current exhibit.

Aug 18, 2017
Letty Nowak at Aaron Goulding Gallery Opening Reception
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1273 Prospect Street La Jolla, California
Nowak's paintings will be on display in the heart of La Jolla Village with a solo exhibit at the Aaron Goulding Photography Gallery. She will be unveiling her newest painting, Mark Richards during the Opening Reception. Exhibit will be on display through August 31st.

Aug 26, 2017
Nowak Print Signing
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Jolla, California
Letty will be at the Aaron Goulding Gallery signing her limited edition Faces of Surfing Prints. It is a great time to come see her current exhibit and start or continue your collection of the faces that she has painted. The Gallery is located at 1273 Prospect Street in La Jolla, California

Nov 02, 2017
Small Works Opening Reception
Key West, Florida
Below are the following dates for the 2017 Small Work's Exhibit. The Opening Reception will proudly be co-hosted with the Studios of Key West in their Sanger Gallery on Eaton Street in Old Town, Key West. Good luck with your entries this year!

July 1, 2017: Entries Open
Oct. 1, 2017: Deadline for Receiving all Entry Submissions
Oct. 9, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
Oct. 26, 2017: Deadline for Accepted Work to be at Gallery
Nov 2, 2017: 2017 SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION @ The Studios of Key West
Nov. 24, 2017: Exhibition Concludes