FALLBROOK– Brandon Gallery has unveiled and mounted a 30-foot long section of art-paper signaling the start of its third “Art by the Inch” program.
Carol Zaleski, curator for the “Art By the Inch” fundraising effort, said that this year the gallery will add two new features to the program. Brandon will share proceeds with another local non-profit organization, the Fallbrook Land Conservancy; and to expand the project’s appeal. Popular artists from the local art community will join with those selected from Brandon’s membership.
Sixteen artists, each using acrylic paints on dedicated sections of the mural, are applying his or her unique style to create one long panoramic work of pastiche art. When completed on June 15, the 55-inch-high “canvas” will be a 30-foot long mural consisting of abstract, impressionist and realistic art. Because of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s involvement, the mural will have a broad theme that focuses artistic renderings on “The Land.”
Invitational artists are Claire-Lise Matthey Anderegg, Robin Erickson, Helen Shafer Garcia, Rich Stergulz and Lyndelle Stonick. Participating Brandon artists include Diane Adams, Gabriele Bitter, Linda Doll, Penny Fedorchak, Patricia Korzec, Jean Madueno, Rita Miller, Kathy Morgan, Collette Passini, Beth Taft, Linda Thorne and Zaleski.
Zaleski explained that the gallery is dedicating two sections of the mural to each artist who will draw from a wide supply of acrylic paints. Artists will bring their own brushes but use palettes and other containers supplied by Brandon.
Painting started June 1 and will continue through June 15. As in the past, Brandon will hold a public reception June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. when art collectors and patrons can select portions of the finished mural for the nominal amount of one dollar per finished square inch.
The gallery will provide a selection of pre-cut mats of different sizes to assist customers in making selections.
“Since Brandon launched the first ‘Art by the Inch’ effort in 2009, close to two hundred pieces of high quality collectible art has been produced by participating artists. Sizes ranged from units as small as bookmarks up to 18 by 24 inches,” Zaleski said.
Brandon Gallery, located at 105 N. Main, one door off Alvarado in the Village of Fallbrook, is a non-profit artists’ cooperative with 24 artists representing many major creative disciplines. Each month member and guest artists from San Diego County and the Inland Empire display art that include textiles and sculpture, jewelry and gourd art, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and pastels, greeting cards, printmaking, photography and digital media and artist supplies.
Brandon Gallery, a division of Fallbrook Arts Inc., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.fallbrookbrandongallery.org.