2011/2012 Season


October 9
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


October 22
Ongoing to December 4 – “Near & Far” – New art by GIDEON and MAI-LINH DIEP

  • Reception: Saturday, October 22, 6-9 pm

November 2
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


November 13
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


November 19events11
90th BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BOOK SIGNING FOR MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGAPHER BILL KOBRIN – Sat. 11-5, We will be honoring Bill for a lifetime of achievements;
a contribution of an appetizer or beverage is encouraged. Come and share your favorite homemade recipe with an accomplished celebrity photographer. Gallery open till 9 pm


December 7
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


December 11
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


December 17 to January 22events15
STEVEN SCOTT “Conversations on Canvas” –
This show is for anyone who loves abstract modern pop art with a whimsical sensibility.
The energy in Steven Scott’s art will light-up a room, but it’s more than color that makes these paintings vibrant and exciting.
Some sparkle with embedded Swarovski crystals!

  • GRAND OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 17, 6-9 pm
  • Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6-9 pm

January 4
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


January 8
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


January 14
Reception for STEVEN SCOTT
– This show is for anyone who loves abstract modern pop art with a whimsical sensibility.
The energy in Steven Scott’s art will light-up a room, but it’s more than color that makes these paintings vibrant and exciting.
Some sparkle with embedded Swarovski crystals!

– Saturday night opening, 6-9 pm


February 1
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


January 27 to March 11events16
CARRIE GRABER – “Beautiful Men”
Celebrating sexy men: warm and romantic studies.

  • GRAND OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 11, 6-9 pm During the grand opening on February 11, Rick Jones with “Neon Max” will perform a living art presentation and CD release of acoustic songs.
    The band is from Palm Desert, CA and is known for intimate acoustic performance and classic rock as an opening act for legendary artists like Uriah Heep and Tommy James.
  • Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6-9 pm

February 12
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


February 25
Moderism Week Reception – CARRIE GRABER – “Beautiful Men” Celebrating sexy men: warm and romantic studies. – Saturday night opening, 6-9 pm


March 7
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


March 17 to April 29events17
SNAKE JAGGER – “EVOLUTION” Evolving whimsical surrealism;
unveiling of new abstract artwork and Assemblage sculpture from found objects.

  • GRAND OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 17, 6-9 pm
  • Reception: Saturday, April 21, 6-9 pm

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Reception – SNAKE JAGGER – “Evolution” Saturday night opening 6-9 pm


April 4
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


April 8
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


April 21
Reception – SNAKE JAGGER – “Evolution” – Saturday night opening 6-9 pm


May 2
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


May 2 to June 10events18
RAFI PEREZ – “Single Gender Family”
Testing the boundaries between eroticism and art, while characterizing gay relationships and love as they are expressed in everyday life.

  • GRAND OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 12, 6-9 pm
  • Reception: Saturday, May 26, 6-9 pm

May 12
Mother’s Day Reception – RAFI PEREZ – “Single Gender Family” – Saturday night opening 6-9 pm


May 13
QUEST – This is a group for anyone interested in art or writing. Presentations of art and writing are encouraged and critiques of work can be requested. This is a group for provocative discussioin about the creative process. Participation is free. Contact Lee Balan for more informations: LBALAN@dc.rr.com


April 21
Reception – RAFI PEREZ – “Single Gender Family” – Saturday night opening 6-9 pm


June 6
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


July 4
Backstreet Art District-“First Wednesday”- ART WALK – Fine art and refreshments! Meet the artists, see working studios and experience the art! 6-9 pm.


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