DATE BOOK - 2014
OCTOBER 11 - NOVEMBER 1
Jacklyn St. Aubyn Natural Reflections
OCTOBER 11, 2014; 4 - 6PM
Artist's Opening Reception Natural Reflections
Jacklyn St. Aubyn
OCTOBER 25, 2014; 6 - 7PM
Poetry Reading & Poet/Artist Conversation
Poet Connie Voisine and Artist Jacklyn St. Aubyn
NOVEMBER 1, 2014; 1:30PM
Jacklyn St. Aubyn Talks About . . .
NOVEMBER 1, 2014; 4:00PM
Exhibit Natural Reflections Close
NOVEMBER 8 TO NOVEMBER 29
Exhibit Benefits the Dona Ana County Humane Society, Inc.
DECEMBER 4 TO DECEMBER 13
Let's Go Ornamental
The Gallery's Favorite And Most Accomplished Artists Create Artful Treasures Suitable For Gifting Or Adding To Your Personal Art Collection
Wide Bay High Desert Repeat in 2015
Unsettled Gallery and the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (Australia) will collaborate again to put on an exchange exhibit during September/October 2015. Planning has already begun!
Unsettled Gallery Blog: Coming Soon!
2/22/2014: With a push and some "how-to" help from Mary Robertson, one of the gallery's artists, who managed to sit us down, make us focus and voilá a wordpress template was selected and features demystified. We're not there yet, but we're close. So, stay tuned.
9/13/2013: Sadly, it appears that the blog is "on the back burner" so soon it won't be, but it will be forthcoming . . .
2/10/2013 update: We have a name for our new blog. It will be titled "Art Notes" to reflect our wide ranging interests in, and musings about, art. We're currently struggling a bit with WordPress, a blogging software product, but stay tuned here for progress updates.
October 11 - November 1
Jacklyn St. Aubyn opens her exhibit, Natural Reflections with an artist's reception from 4 to 6 PM on Saturday, October 11. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibits. Her many collectors - her work resides in both public and private collections - perceive the skills she brings to her compositions: keen observation, an appreciation for what she sees and beauty.
What does it mean to be such an artist? For St. Aubyn, it means doing the work through consistent practice. It means time spent—as much time as is needed—collecting objects to fulfill a narrative assembling in her consciousness. It means selecting from that collection only those objects that tell the story and achieve balance in scale, form and color. It means, each time she picks up her paintbrush, seeing—really seeing—the objects assembled.
About this process, St. Aubyn explains in a recent interview, “When painting my consciousness is sharpened and concentrated on the task at hand . . . but at the same time it is open and porous and connected to subjective thought. Often while painting with this concentration, I feel a deep sense of accord between myself and everything. Time slows down and extends . . . I must maintain this process of discovery in which revelations occur. I am on a path to find beauty and truth.” (Click here to see more of this interview written by the artist Monica Aissa Martinez on her blog.
Please don't miss this extraordinary exhibit. During the month we are offering two related events in addition to the opening reception. (See more about these events in the "Date Book" column of this web page.) All three events are an opportunity to learn more about Jacklyn St. Aubyn's art and hone your own "seeing" skills.
Click here to jump to the gallery's web page with images and more information about Jacklyn St. Aubyn.
Unsettled Gallery and Studio; October 2014
Call to artists: Indescribably Yours Note: Submission Deadline extended to November 15, 2014
Unsettled Gallery is a unique, contemporary art gallery in southern New Mexico, displaying a diverse range of art styles and mediums by a select group of artists.
Located along the site of the celebrated Camino Real (the 'Royal Highway') within the Original Townsite of Las Cruces, New Mexico, the gallery building is an historic, adobe structure. Over its long life, the building served many purposes: family home, apartment, fruit stand, packaged liquor store drive through to name just a few of its personalities. Acquired in 2003 by an artist interested in saving old adobes, rescue and restoration began. The current owners completed a nearly one-year restoration and renovation in 2007 launching the building into use as an art gallery for which it seems happily suited.