Calabasas Art Show
By: Patte Gilbert
On October 21st at 5pm, stop by our office at 23647 Calabasas Road to look at fine art, taste local wine, listen to live jazz and take a look at some of the hottest Ferrari’s & Masserati’s from the Calabasas Auto Gallery.
The art show will host 5 artists that are well known for their plein air paintings. Perhaps most notable is David Gallup who recently won the California’s Art Club’s gold medal for painting of the year. Below, find a brief biography and one notable artwork of David Gallup, Lynn Gertenbach and Karl Dempwolf.
David Gallup is an explorer. Not just of nature but of the introspective and spiritual connection man has with his environment. His life’s passion has become a quest for new interpretations of the natural world without leaving his roots in Plein-Air Observation-Based painting. Working in the style of the impressionist masters, David’s works are created on location in some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating places. They often depict moments when natural elements obscure solid forms, such as fog, rain, glare, or darkness. These elements are used in Gallup’s work to visually represent the sense of awe and mystery he feels for the natural world. For more go to: http://www.dgallup.com/bio.htm
During her nearly 40 years as a professional painter, Lynn has traveled around the world five times to paint and exhibit. She has made numerous trips to Europe and South America. In 1980 The Instituto Cultural Norte Americano sponsored a traveling exhibition of Lynn’s paintings to three cities in Peru. For more than two decades Lynn has traveled to Japan to appear at her perennial one woman shows there.
Lynn has painted portraits of many noted persons such as Maestro Zubin Mehta, the Maharaja of Navanagar, Maestro Ravi Shankar, many actors and corporate CEO’s.
She has received numerous gold medal awards and received the Life Achievement Award (Hall of Fame Inductee) from the Colorado Institute of Art. In addition, Lynn also won First Prize in the Landscape Category of the 2002 Autumn Salon Show held at Edenhurst Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. For more go to: http://lynngertenbachart.com/3/miscellaneous6.htm
Karl Dempwolf spent his childhood growing up in the picturesque Bavarian countryside but at the age of fourteen he and his family immigrated to the US on the Steam ship America. Dempwolf received his BA from California State University Northridge CA, where he will always be recognized as that institution’s first All American Athlete.
Over the years Dempwolf has participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the Phippen Museum in Prescott AZ, the Carnegie Art Museum in Ventura County, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana CA. California, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Dempwolf’s work can be found in publications from North Light Books, entitled Art from the Parks. His paintings are in the permanent collections of large corporations, among them McGraw-Hill Publishers, and the National Park Foundation. Dempwolf’s newly published book “A Painter’s Journey” is available here.