Monday, October 27, 2014

“Seasons of Life” Exhibit at the Peninsula Art Institute

“A Time for Herself”, 24"x24", © 2014 Rebecca Lambing
It’s been a great summer full of travel and good memories! We thoroughly enjoyed my daughter’s last months at home before leaving for her freshman year of college at UCLA. We know all too well how much will change after Hannah gains her independence in the next few months with so many new experiences and responsibilities. She’s settling in, doing well, and loving it. Isaac has also returned to school for his final year of studies. It sure is quiet around here.

So for me the “Seasons of Life” theme for the upcoming Peninsula WCAs group show at the Peninsula Art Institute’s gallery has hit home. As official “empty nesters” it’s the season of change at our house. This is our time to focus on building relationships at home while continuing to support our kids from a distance. It’s a time to go inward and learn more about ourselves, as well. “A Time for Herself” explores just that... things have slowed down and demands have lightened. There is now time to think about all the great things that this life is about and how to make the rest of it just get better and better. The quiet probably won’t last for long, but she’s going to enjoy it for now!

I hope you can make it to view the artwork that will be up from November 20th through January 4th at the PAI gallery in Burlingame, California. There will be 16 local peninsula artists displaying unique pieces that show what “Seasons of Life” means to them. Click on the “Current Shows” tab above to see more details of the exhibit.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

“Our Natural World” Art Exhibit

Detail: “Orchard Shade”, 8"x10", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
I am participating in a group exhibition at the Twin Pines Art Center in Belmont, California that takes place February 5th thru February 27th. The petite painting shown above is hanging, as well as another coordinating painting of a single tree. The Art Center is in the historic Manor House and is a beautiful venue in which to hang out and take in the art. Besides the welcoming gallery, the trees and open space in Twin Pines Park help make it a place you will likely want to visit again once you have gone there.

You are invited to the opening reception on Sunday, February 9th from 2pm to 4pm. You can see more details by clicking HERE or on the “Current/Past Shows” tab above. I may miss the beginning of the reception so I can attend my daughter’s last performance in her school’s winter play but do plan to attend. Let me know if you’re counting on me being there so I’ll be sure to make it asap!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

“New Beginnings” in Daly City

Detail: “Woman with White Coffee Cup”, 48"x36", © 2014 Rebecca Lambing
This large painting is currently being shown in the City Hall Atrium Gallery in Daly City, California. The opening was a wonderfully successful evening with hundreds of people in attendance. It coincided with a celebration of David Canepa’s inaugural term as mayor. He has been instrumental in bringing art back to City Hall and this show, which showcases 22 artists from the peninsula chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art, is the first display in many years at the gallery. The diverse pieces have been well received and add a welcome element of color and creativity to the space.

My work is steadily becoming more confident and I was told this piece spoke to a number of people at the opening. There was one woman in particular who many thought must have a special connection as she looked strikingly like the blonde in the painting. Many, seeing the resemblance, simply said “Wow! She should buy it.” :-)

To view when and where to visit the show click HERE or on the “Current/Past Shows” tab above. The exhibit runs through March. I hope you get a chance to see this show as it is a special one.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Figurative: “Girl in Blue”

“Girl in Blue”, 8"x10", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
Here's a recent figurative painting that I've been able to digitize to share. There are more that will hopefully soon be photographed so I can upload. I've found that it's not always the best idea to stop the momentum of painting, so I will continue... :-)