Joanne Taeuffer will be showing her artwork in a solo show and in two shows with the Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA) in November and December:
- Take A Little Trip With Me at Payn’s Stationery Store, 1791 Solano Ave., Berkeley, Nov. 13 – Jan. 14.
- Barn Dance, Celebrating Our Agrarian Heritage at Village Theater Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville, Nov. 14 to Dec. 16.
Reception Sat., Nov. 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
- California Shades at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L St, Benicia, Nov. 18, 2013, to Jan. 2, 2014.
Reception and Art Sale, Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 to 5 p.m.
Take A Little Trip With Me
There’s nothing like venturing out into the world to see the sights. The images in this solo show are from Joanne’s wanderings near and far. Take A Little Trip With Me includes European village and city views, California scenes and even Joanne’s favorite Swiss cow. She’s hoping you’ll recognize some of the sites along the way.
Barn Dance commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Grange being established at the Danville gallery’s location.
“The idea of our agrarian heritage is iconic to most Americans, even the city dwellers among us,” said Joanne. “Our group includes some painters like me, who grew up as farm girls, and some who only imagine the rustic life. But each artist reaches for images that reflect our shared history on the land.”
Among Joanne’s works at the show will be a new 36 x 48 inch painting based on the image of Joanne’s Dad and his tractor (see an early version above) along with blooming prune trees, cows, chickens and a barn cat.
The California Shades exhibit features artworks that explore the play of sun and shade on California’s dramatic color palette. The show captures the sun on a brilliant Big Sur ocean, the shaded trunks of a twisted California Oak, the San Francisco Bay cloaked in coastal fog and many more visions of our state.
The artists extend the exhibit off the walls and into the airy gallery, creating a multi-media ambiance that sets the scene for visitors to enjoy and think about California’s character and characters.
Barn Dance and California Shades are both exhibits by the Bay Area Studio Artists, a group of local artists who have painted together for more than five years. Artists represented in those shows are Jeanette Baird, Susan Bonebakker, Pat Dallacroce, Ellen Reintjes, Joanne Taeuffer, Sharon Tama, Marcy Wheeler and Barn Dance includes guest artists Suzun Almquist and Joe Bologna. For more information on the Bay Area Studio Artists, see the website: bayareastudioartists.com or contact Joanne Taeuffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payn’s Stationery Store is open M-Sat 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Benicia Library is open M-Th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., F-Sun noon – 6 p.m. (Holiday hours apply Dec. 23 – Jan. 1.)
Danville’s Village Theater Art Gallery is open M – T by appt, W – Friday noon to 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.