Sunday, December 8, 2013

1x15 at Matrix Fine Art

Last Friday Matrix Fine Art celebrated the opening of the photography show 1X15 during the Nob Hill Shop and Stroll. 15 different photographers took a variety of images of one model, Nyika Allen.
Photographer Tim Anderson stands in Matrix and jokingly gives me a hard time!
There was a great crowd that evening who were very excited to see the wonderful photos on display!
Tim discusses one of his images with a guest.
Director Regina Held stands in Matrix with one of the photographers.
Model Nyika Allen (in pink) visits with guests.
Photographer Tony Giancola and Tim Anderson.
Be sure not to miss out on all the fun and art and join us for the next First Friday! 

Photos and Blog by Kaitlin Reese, New Grounds Intern.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Landscape Elements

Sarah Hartshorne stands with one of her beautiful paintings during her and artist Ken Dagget's joint show Landscape Elements in Matrix Fine Art.

Artist Pamela Wesoleck and her boyfriend John admire Sarah's work.

Director Regina Held speaks with a guest inside of Matrix.

Two students take a look at black and white photography from a previous show.

Don't forget to join us for the next first Friday!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Black and White, photography by Pat Berrett, Matthew Cohen, and MaryZaremba

A large crowed gathered at Matrix Fine Art to see the stunning black and white images created by photographers Pat Berrett, Matthew Cohen, and Mary Zaremba. Above Pat Berrett stands in front of his photographs.
Photographer Matthew Cohen stands with Pat Berrett in Matrix before the reception.
A couple stops and looks at photos by Pat Berrett and Matthew Cohen.
A guest visits with Photographer Mary Zaremba.
The model, Pam,  photographed by Mary Zaremba examines herself in the photos.
A woman seems impressed by the humorous landscape by Matthew Lutz.
Be sure to visit us for our next First Friday Reception!
Photographs and Blog by Kaitlin Reese, New Grounds and Matrix Fine Art Intern.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

First Friday August 2013, "Excavations", paintings by Raul Dorn andMarilyn Dillard.

At Matrix Fine Art we started the month of August off with a reception showing off paintings by Raul Dorn and Marilyn Dillard, who are both friendly and talented!

Inside New Grounds artists Mary Sundstrom and Kathe Noe pose with a friend between them.

Former intern and now New Grounds artist Ryan Harris came to see the show with his lovely girlfriend Taylor.

Gallery Assistant Tanya Landin Smiles with Matrix and New Grounds artist Phil Peterson.
New Grounds artist Jaqui Lewnes and Tayna stand and smile for the camera in front of a piece by Marilyn Dillard.
Jaqui and our always fabulous Director Regina Held pose in front of work by Raul Dorn in Matrix.
Artists Raul Dorn and Marilyn Dillard.
New Grounds artist Pamela Wesolek prepares for the evening demonstration.

Do not forget to drop by and see us on the next First Friday!

Blog by Kaitlin Reese, Intern.
Photos by Kaitlin Reese and Jeff Simpson

Sunday, June 9, 2013

IMAGE New Mexico 2013

The IMAGE New Mexico 2013 photography event took place last Friday here at Matrix Fine Art. The photographs were all stunning and later that evening awards were handed out to the best of the best.
Director Regina Held speaks with guests.
New Grounds artist Pamela Wesolek stands with photographer and one of the event organizers Pat Berrett.
Artist Adabel Allen, who later that evening won an honorable mention, has a laugh with Pam.
Matrix was crowded with people eager to vote and see who won!
People hurried to get their votes in for the veiwers choice award!
 To see the award ceremony click on the links below.

 Listed below are the Jurors' comments about the 2013 winners!

IMAGE New Mexico 2013

Now in it’s 5th year, Matrix Fine Art is proud to host this juried photography exhibition organized by Tim Anderson and Patrick Berrett,  This year, the show was opened up to artists from around the world as long as the image was taken in New Mexico. This resulted in the submission of 312 images by 86 artists from 17 US states and the UK. From this huge amount of images, jurors Brigitte Carnochan, Robert Farber and Cat Jimenez selected 40 pieces by 31 artists. Here are the juror’s thoughts on their selection process and the resulting exhibition.

Brigitte Carnochan: When I think of New Mexico I think of flat lands, gorges, mountains and valleys—vast spaces and dramatic clouds. My favorite image in this show combines many of those familiar features into a uniquely lyrical dreamscape.

Overall the show teased out many aspects of New Mexico—the crosses and Day of the Dead celebrations, the desert-wracked vehicles and sand-swept adobes, the colorful, diverse heritage, the abundant wildlife, the lavish spectacle of the weather and skies. it was difficult to make a decision and I'm happy that several photographers can be recognized for their penetrating visions.

Robert Farber: My jurors choice is the couple in the classic car …Halloween.
This captures a slice of life in an intense but subtlety humorous way. The graphic composition, of this classic car along with the interaction of the subjects adds to this image's strength.

Overall, there were a number of strong images that had seemed to get their strength
more from Photoshop. I was more drawn to the ones that were not.

Cat Jimenez: I enjoyed reviewing the images of New Mexico, one of my favorite states in the US, a place where there is endless sky, where history and tradition and the unique terrain converge to deliver an idiosyncratic experience for the visitor and the resident alike. The diversity of the images represented in this competition told a wonderful and collective story about the New Mexico I have come to love after visiting annually for the last five years.

Be sure to join us for the next opening and photographers be sure to enter the contest next year!