Reddi-Arts Gallery 1037 Presents:

Reddi-Arts Gallery 1037 - May 2019

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John S. Bunker

John Bunker has been a professional artist over the last 50 years.  A graduate of Florida State University with a BFA, he also holds an advanced degree (MA) from Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, where he was a recipient of a fellowship in the humanities. 

 Bunker has exhibited his paintings widely, including one person exhibitions at the Jacksonville Art Museum, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Museum of Science and History-Jacksonville, Thrasher Horne Center For the Arts in Orange Park, Florida, the Haskell Gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport, Georgia Southern College, The University of North Florida, Winwrights, Stellers Gallery of Ponte Vedra Beach, Gallery Contemporanea, Fairfax Gallery, Phillips Gallery of Jacksonville University and the Ormond Museum of Art and Gardens among others.  He has participated in numerous group and theme exhibitions throughout the United States.

His works are included in diverse public and private and corporate collections both in this country and abroad.  Selected collections include: AT&T Universal Card, The Mayo Clinic, Dependable Insurance, Nordstroms Department Stores, NCNB Tampa, Hope Haven Clinic, Kenneth Smith Architects, Wachovia Banks, Bank of America, Barnett Banks of Florida, Sawgrass Country Club, the Vestcor Companies, Telecheck, Amelia Island Plantation, Mutual Federal Savings and Loan, Vistakon, Dean Witter, First Coast Oncology Centers,  Sterlings Restaurant, Doctor’s Hospital, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, IDAC, McGarvey Residential Companies, Old San Jose on the River, The Orlando Jetport, Baptist South Hospitals, Timuquana Country Club Stein Mart and The Sea Colony of  St.Augustine Beach. 

 Other paintings are included in the permanent Collections of the City of Jacksonville, City of Murmansk, Russia, The Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, North Florida College, Georgia Southern College, Riverside House,  The Florida Senate. The University of North Florida as well as others.

 Bunker sustained an extensive career with Art Museums culminating in his past directorships of the Jacksonville Art Museum and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.    He was a fellow at the Smithsonian Museum’s Museum Management Institute and the Getty’s Museum Management Institute at UC Berkeley.  An active volunteer for the arts in Florida over three decades, he has served as president of the Riverside Concert Board, CityArt of Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport arts commission,  Board member of the Patrons of the Hearts, and the Jacksonville Public Arts Committee. He is currently on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.  In 2007 Bunker was awarded the prestigious Individual Arts Award for his 30 years of service by the Cultural  Council of Greater Jacksonville.

A native Floridian, Bunker has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, South
America and Africa in pursuit of his art. 

Fascinated by flora and fauna in the natural environment Bunker’s works reflect this interest in his creation of a variety of dynamic, inventive, and unique paintings.  He currently devotes all of his time to making art in his Jacksonville, Florida studio.

 As one reviewer/critic stated
     John Bunker’s work seduces and beckons our attention. 
The subject of his paintings are …simmering with energy,
saturated with color and wonderfully alive.  Flowers dance
and soar through the vibrant paintings in rich, deep colors
accented by metallic swirls and curlicues.
As a native of Florida Bunker uses the forms and patterns found in the natural environment as inspiration for his work.  The diversity of flowering forms and objects in the Florida landscape never cease to inspire him. 

NOFA DIXON

Painting, Fine Crafts, Sculpture and Art in Public Place Works

 Nofa Dixon has been a professional artist and an active member of the Jacksonville Community for over thirty years. She served as Curator of Education at the Jacksonville Art Museum, now, MOCA. Presently Nofa is an Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting and Art in Public Place Projects at the University of North Florida. Soon, Nofa Will be retiring as a Professor Emeritus and is looking forward to reinventing her creative spirit.

Born and raised in a Mid-Eastern culture as a child and growing up in America has created a dichotomy of extremes, which have affected her life, philosophy, and her art. Her art work demonstrates these dramatic extremes of solid, bold and colorful elements contrasted with small, fragile yet subtle expressions, which she hopes will create a stimulating experience for the viewer.

 Although she was raised in a Protestant home, her life was highly affected by Muslim art and culture, which permeated most of her experiences as a child. In fact, it has subconsciously affected most of her adult life. Her art work has always been design-oriented, employing layers of geometric, organic and playful imagery.

 Although Nofa trained as a painter while she was in the MFA program at VCU, she, later became fascinated with manipulating and working with clay. Many years were spent refining the construction of layered surfaces in three-dimensional clay forms. Regardless of medium, she has always allowed herself the freedom to experiment, explore, play and have an adventurous spirit with a variety of materials. This curiosity and sense of adventure led to discovering possibilities and achieving new effects. For the past ten years, Nofa has enjoyed creating hundreds of collage images purely for her personal pleasure. Within a short period of time, she discovered that there are similarities between her approach to creating clay vessels/sculptural forms, paintings and collages. Complex formal design elements are deliberately used to achieve a greater level of sophistication. In the past several years, she has returned to working on canvas and again is enjoying the process of working with the same attitude of layering and utilizing paradox as a common denominator of expression. Her art work is included in hundreds of private and significant corporate collections.


Gallery Opening Sunday, April 7th, from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists.

Please join us for a gallery opening reception, this Sunday, April 7th, from 2:00-4:00 PM. The reception is in celebration of our new show, featuring the work of the Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists. Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while viewing some great art!
"JCVA is a unique organization. We are dedicated to the promotion and development of established as well as emerging artists. Our members represent a wide variety of ages, specialties and experience. We currently sponsor four juried exhibitions a year, at various venues on the First Coast. We welcome both two and three dimensional media which can be hung or displayed on a podium."

Can't make the opening? The show is on display through April 30th.

 

Gallery 1037 Presents

Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists

Please join us for a gallery opening reception, this Sunday, April 7th, from 2:00-4:00 PM. The reception is in celebration of our new show, featuring the work of the Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Artists. Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while viewing some great art!

"JCVA is a unique organization. We are dedicated to the promotion and development of established as well as emerging artists. Our members represent a wide variety of ages, specialties and experience. We currently sponsor four juried exhibitions a year, at various venues on the First Coast. We welcome both two and three dimensional media which can be hung or displayed on a podium."

Can't make the opening? The show is on display through April 30th.

Photos from the Opening

Gallery 1037 - March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Artist Statement: Eve Albrecht

My artistic endeavor is to capture a moment in time, depicting the beauty, light and emotion in my paintings for others to contemplate and enjoy. It is my greatest pleasure to be told that I have really “captured” the essence of the person posing or the mood and emotion in a narrative scene. I primarily paint in oil having studied master artists of the past and present in my pursuit of learning the art of portraiture and landscape painting. My personal goal to stay present enjoy the “being in the now” and I attempt to reflect this in my paintings. I infuse my paintings with emotion and modern context so my art will engage the viewer into pausing if only for a moment and just ponder.

I have always been enamored with far away destinations through reading and traveling. This led me to pursue a business career which gave me the opportunity to live and work in England and Germany. I became inspired by the fine art that surrounded me and the encouragement to develop my creativity and painting skills. This experience has developed my ability to explore new ideas and concepts and continues to influence my art today.

Artist Bio:

Eve has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University and an MBA in International Business from Henley, The Management College, U.K.. Eve has attended UNF focusing on fine art portraiture and the figure studying with classically trained artists Kyle Keith and Paul Ladnier. In 2015, Eve became a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga and meditation locally. Eve has a studio at home where she works on portrait commissions and landscapes when she is not painting “plein air” or outdoors. Her larger format paintings and abstracts are created in her CoRK Arts District studio in the Riverside area of Jacksonville where she is inspired by the talented resident artists.

 

 

Artist Statement: Richard Joseph

Anatomical imagery is the common theme in my paintings, drawings and sculpture.  My background in science and medicine is a natural connection to understanding the figure and the art of classical realism.  I am inspired by the knowledge and skill of the great masters, the classical figures of Greek and Roman sculpture and figurative artists such as Degas and Maillol.

Various processes including welding and forging steel, modeling clay and wax and casting plaster, aluminum, iron and bronze give me greater latitude.  I combine my fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in my work.

Artist’s Bio:

Richard Joseph, was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1948 where he also attended public schools. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, earning both a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D.  While at Emory, he was dually enrolled at the Atlanta School of Art and studied sculpture under professor James Clover and painting under the late Tullio Petrucci.

Joseph completed post-doctoral residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery also at Emory School of Medicine and has practiced in the specialty since 1977.  He maintains an active practice with hospital privileges, and he lectures both nationally and internationally.

He received a B.F.A. in painting, drawing and sculpture in 2015 at the University of North Florida.  He is a figurative artist who combines a fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in his work.

 

Susan Daly Voss  

Susan Daly Voss is a contemporary realist oil painter, who enjoys exploring the effects of light, whether it’s illuminating a still life, landscape or figure.

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, her interest in art was nurtured at a very young age, beginning with summer camps at the Jacksonville Children’s Museum (now MOSH). Her focus eventually led to a BFA in painting and printmaking Summa Cum Laude, from the University of North Florida in 1986, where she earned the award of Outstanding Graduate of the Dept. of Fine Arts.

Daly’s education continued with her move to NY, where she studied at the renowned Art Student’s League and The Andrew Lattimore Atelier. She also studied regularly with Garin Baker at his Carriage House Studios, as well as American master Max Ginsburg. Time spent in the museums and galleries there was an important education as well.

Her years in NY were highlighted by her invitation to join the esteemed Salmagundi Club of NYC, founded in 1871 as a center for artists and collectors.

Back in her hometown of Jacksonville now, and with a studio in the CoRK Arts District, she looks forward to exploring the light and form of the Southeast’s coastal areas, as well as continuing her interest in still life and the figure.

Daly shares her life with her husband John Voss, and son Devin Daly as well as her studio buddy, standard poodle Jax, who is her biggest fan. She is also a songwriter, and can often be found playing her guitar and singing around town.

 

Kyriaki Karalis

Artist Statement: 

Kyriaki’s pottery is about line, form, and function. She creates utilitarian pottery with soft, elegant patterns that stem from math, language, and nature. Most pieces are intended to be used daily. She believes that using handmade objects can bring a newness, a specialness, to every day rituals such as drinking your morning coffee; it's this notion that keeps her rooted in creating functional pottery.

Bio:

Kyriaki first found clay in high school where she skipped other classes (but never music or history class!) to spend more time practicing wheel throwing. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of North Florida in 2004, but continues to study clay indefinitely. In addition to making pottery, Kyriaki teaches yoga, takes photographs, wrenches on and rides bicycles, and spends as much time outdoors as possible.

 

Gallery Opening

Gallery Opening
Sunday, July 17, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ted Head and Hal Radugge
 

      

Reddi-Arts' Gallery 1037 is excited to announce the opening reception for the new show, Art from the Inside Out, featuring the works of Ted Head and Hal Radugge.

Please join us is this Sunday, July 17th from 2-4PM for refreshments and live music as we celebrate these two talented artists!

Can't make it to the opening? The show will be on display until August 31st.

"ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT" ON DISPLAY JULY and AUGUST 2016

Hal and Ted have been best friends for over 40 years, meeting and working together at a graphic design studio in 1974. Their spiritual and artistic journeys over the years are woven into their art, in both theme and vision. Although their styles differ, both express their hearts and emotions in every painting and drawing. From Hal’s introspective revelations to Ted’s capturing nature’s beauty, both strive to create “Art from the Inside Out."

TED HEAD BIO:

My love of drawing began when I could hold a crayon.  A yellow-green one I remember distinctly.  Not only did it have a pleasing color, it tasted pretty good too.  Even as a child, my enjoyment of nature’s beauty was never ending.  The intricacy and playfulness of colors, patterns, light and shadows has always fascinated me.  
I paint with watercolors or oils, using several glazes to achieve rich dark and vibrant contrasts. My style is detailed and realistic, but I endeavor to “see” beyond the obvious to create a painting that surpasses the confines of a photograph.  Shadows infused with color, reflections taking on surrounding hues...when successful, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
I also enjoy painting painting pet portraits as a way to forever cherish their love and companionship.

 

 

HAL RADUGGE BIO:

I'm self-taught and consider myself an outsider artist. My art is about restlessness and regeneration, addiction and salvation, and the expression of the spiritual journey on a personal level.
I also love drawing pencil portraits.
I have worked in many mediums but have a special love of pen & ink and pencil drawings. 

"Students of Allison Watson Spring Exhibition"

June 5, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Please join us Sunday, June 5th, 2-4 pm for an opening reception.

Come meet these Artists and see their beautiful artwork.

Norma Brown
Susan Colcord
Teri LaMarco
Abby Howard Murphy
Patrice Russell
Roberta Talbot Vickers
Tanja Wegerer
Stephanie Welchans

There will also be refreshmants and live music.

For more information please call Patty at 904-398-3161 ext.312