A Women’s Art Expo 2022
A Women’s Art Exposition:
The Marshall Gallery proudly presents an all-women’s show featuring an amazing mix of artwork.
Join us for AWAE on Thursday, October 14th, and Friday, October 15th, 2022. The Marshall Gallery presents this second annual expo featuring the work of accomplished women artists. Their beautiful work will be on display for the public to experience.
Thursday, October 13th, 2022 / 5p – 9p
Beginning at 5pm we will have our exceptional artists live painting and exhibiting their work.
Join us for a meet and greet while enjoying complimentary beverages.
Friday, October 14th, 2022 / 11a – 3p
We will host the continuation of AWAE beginning at 11 am.
The artists will join us for a meet and greet with complimentary beverages.
Naomi Brown was born in Palm Springs and grew up in Twentynine Palms, California. Now, she, her husband and children live in Queen Creek, Arizona. Self-taught, Naomi is a nationally recognized artist.
For 17 years Naomi’s Southwest and Western landscapes and inspirational religious works have graced the market. Her works range in size from a miniature 5”x7” to an imposing 48”x72”, on museum board as well as canvas. She underpaints with acrylic, then details her gradient skies in oils. Naomi’s instinctual use of color lends her paintings a natural depth and vibrancy.
“I love to capture the delicate beauty and colors of the desert – the desert’s peace and beauty calm me. I was fortunate to grow up in Twentynine Palms and enjoy that beauty – from the smallest creatures to vast open and colorful vistas. The desert is forever instilled in my heart.”
I stand and look at a giant, blank canvas, paintbrush poised, and ponder my initial approach. I walk up as if into the canvas interior and explore my new surroundings, for each canvas has its own, unique personality that I want to find, express, and make distinguished. The colors and “images” reflect my inner buoyancy and progressive optimism. They reflect my spirit and, I hope, will enliven your surroundings.
I am native to the redwood coastal region of southwest Oregon. Growing up, I knew, felt, and respected the northwest Pacific coast’s rugged power, beauty and freedom. Later, I got to know the straight-forward, infinite landscapes of the Texas Panhandle. Then I discovered the surround-sound, deeply spiritual Land of Enchantment. New Mexico’s warm tinges of golden light cavort across the desert in spritely dance.
I love the freedom of expression and mystery in abstract art, which emanate from the soul, with its own language. For me, it denotes a way of life, a captured individualism etched upon its vessel.
Born in Southern California and based in Twentynine Palms, Whitney Gardner’s southwestern landscape art includes her far west Mojave Desert home. A fascination with rugged scenery led her to an artful study of the region. Her plein air and studio compositions are an ode to the remarkable facets of the desert.
Whitney attained a BFA at California College of the Arts in 2010, but she considers herself self-taught as an artist. Her work has been published in Western Art Collector magazine, and in 2019 her painting Ocotillo Sky received the Best of Show award at the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition. In May 2021 she had a sell-out show in a solo online exhibition in Western Gallery.
Elena Golberg was born in an industrial city in Siberia, near Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake. She attended an art school for gifted young children, and was strongly influenced by powerful, Russian realistic art traditions. Classes were taught by talented, Soviet painters, who created a wonderful atmosphere within the learning process. In 1989 Elena earned her fine arts degree and teaching license from a Soviet university. She taught art history, painting, drawing, composition, and sculpture for 15 years.
Elena happily moved to the United States in 2004. Native American culture fascinated her, and many Native American portraits followed. Her works were displayed at the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art in 2011. In 2019, she transitioned to an intriguing, new subject, Saguaro cacti, her current muse, and she braves the Arizona desert to sketch saguaros enthusiastically. The in early morning light catches the “movements” of their muscular trunks and branches. She then fine tunes the saguaros’ strong expressions as they gesture toward Arizona’s big sky.
The love of light and color is what ultimately drove Danene Taysom to become a professional artist. She states that “Capturing the light is everything. It is always the light that brings out the strongest of emotions in me.”
Danene is a professional artist based out of southeastern Idaho. She creates colorful landscape and still life oil paintings. Her degree in Interior Design from Brigham Young University Idaho helps Danene incorporate depth and vitality in her paintings.
She has won numerous awards, and has exhibited her work each year in distinguished art shows. Danene’s paintings hang in both corporate offices and private collections throughout the Western States. She also enjoys teaching art classes in her studio and providing painting workshops throughout the year
Harper Henry is an award-winning, Arizona based artist creating vibrant, abstract-realistic paintings focused mainly on horses and historical western figures.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration, she had a successful 30 year career as a designer and Art Director in the world of commercial advertising. In 2016, she made the decision to resign and pursue painting full-time. Her work resides in galleries and private collections throughout the country, Canada, and Australia.
Harper’s work is a unique fusion of two contradictory art styles; abstract and realism. Inspired by the great works of John Singer Sargent, Nicolai Fechin and Oleg Stavrowsky. With each new piece she tries to push artistic boundaries by finding new ways to look at classical subject matter. Experimenting with styles that seemingly cause past and present to collide. In many pieces, bold brushwork is employed to evoke a sense of movement or reemergence.
Most people are not familiar with the word encaustic. It's an ancient process of painting with a hot melted mixture of beeswax and damar resin. I also incorporate the use of oil paints, pan pastels, photography, and some drawings into my work.
The process requires both patience and spontaneity. It's a rare marriage of being in control and completely losing control in the process. It's labor intensive with many steps. But the outcome is a dreamy, ethereal image with texture and appeal unlike any other art form. You truly have to see encaustic works to really appreciate all they have to offer. Photos rarely do them justice.