Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sizzling Summer Show

I’m finally back from my extended blog absence. I’ve been preoccupied preparing for my one woman show, traveling to the east coast, teaching and partaking in excessive socializing, drinking and eating. Phew!
Below is one of the paintings included in my solo show:

'LA River, Lincoln Heights'...........oil on canvas panel.............7x9" (SOLD)


My solo show started off well, with a generous influx of guests which continued throughout the reception. Time flew by as I excitedly tried to greet everyone who attended. There were collectors, friends and family in attendance. I saw many old friends and made new ones. At one point the room got too crowded and warm forcing the guests to spill out onto the sidewalk outside the gallery. The exciting, prosperous and festive evening ended with an informal and delicious dinner with friends at Bella Sera Trattoria in Old Town Monrovia. You can copy/paste url to view complete online exhibit:
I have included a few pix of the event. Enjoy!


Hangin' out with good friend and art lover, Vivian Kubrick

Good times!

'Gallery Girls' very own Jennifer Fabos-Patton (mucho caliente bartender!)

This gentleman provided exceptional music throughout the evening

Workin' the room.....

....a buzz in the air.....

Vadim Zanginian, Michael Swofford and Ben Fried

Chatting amongst each other

Jennifer and gallery curator, Laura Segil

Pictured here with fellow artist Jason Situ

Outside looking in

Is this what a reverse Oreo cookie would look like??

....as the evening winds down....


Mike said...

Let me be the first to take off my hat and bow deeply! Wow!! Congrats on a great show! It looks like you were a major hit . . .and you should be!!!!!

Very niiiiiiice !!!

And, I could see you beaming! ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Mike!

The beaming is most likely coming from my severe sunburn....;-)

Ryan Evans said...

Cool show-well done!

It's good to see the painitngs framed and on the wall! they look great!


Robin Weiss said...

Nice job on the show Jen! I noticed a few I havn't seen, I'll check out the link to all the paintings.

Glad to see ya back on the blog!!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Ryan :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Robin,

I'll be posting some new pieces from the show...so stay tuned.

...glad to be back on the blog!

Mike said...

You'd be amazed how many of us are waiting anxiously, Jen. Yer stuff is really strong!

Cooper Dragonette said...

Jennifer! Great to have you back. Have you been at Mac's Shack all this time?! Your show looks great--congratulations. The pieces look fantastic, especially framed. And this piece, "LA River, Lincoln Heights" is no slouch either. That great McChristian balance of loose brushwork and cool geometry. Love it!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Mike, you are too kind....thanks for visiting again :)

Jennifer McChristian said...


Unfortunately, we never got around to eating at Mac's Shack, however, we did frequent Moby Dick's restaurant, amongst a few delightful restaurants in Wellfleet. Can't wait to go back next summer!
Thank you for the enthusiastic and generous comments about my show (and painting!)

Danny Griego said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this show. It will be such a treat!

slimjohnson said...

Jennifer: Glad you are back on your blog -- I've been missing your new work. Great show they did for your work. I hope they all sell. Steve

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Danny,

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Steve!

I hope you enjoy your upcoming workshop!

rob ijbema said...

i'm not surprised this sold,
glad to get my fix,
your work is inspiring!

Chris Ousley said...

I agree with Mike. Looks like it was a great show. Welcome back to Blogsville.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Jennifer, your show looked like it was amazing! I wish I lived out there so I could see! Your work in the BG of the photos looks great all framed up like that too.. I would be surprised if they ALL don't find a home.


les lull said...

I am so bummed that I did not make the journey to see your work in the flesh. Congrats. It appears as though you were a smashing delight.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Almost nothing to add. Agreed. Congrats and your show looks great and I am looking forward to see some new work from you. Cheers...Nue

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Rob,

......flattered that I assuaged your craving ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Chris

It's great to be back in Blogsville!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Michael!

....at this point, I wish I lived in Canada. It's too freakin' hot here!

By the way, I too hope they ALL find a home (eventually) :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Les,

I got so caught up with work, painting,etc. and didn't get around to posting an announcement/invite far ahead in advance. Next time ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Stefan,

....new work is on the way!


Frank A. said...

Belated congratulations ! I am happy that I got to see your work even if it was 'on line'. Very Impressive!
..and so nice to see you rewarded. :-)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

i should have come to your one woman show. Great paintings and very nice exhibition. maybe next time...
best wishes,

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Michael!

Stephen Magsig said...

Jennifer, When I saw LA River, Lincoln Heights I gasped. Beautiful, such clarity and crisp color. The warm underpainting gives such life. Congratulations on your show

Miles Thompson said...

awesome J! totally awesome! you go!