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Abstract Art Collective: Summer Selections Juried Exhibition
CASA MAGAZINE GALLERY EXHIBITION
AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN JURIED EXHIBITION
ART OPENING, Gallery 113
ART RECEPTION, OCTOBER 3, 2014

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Abstract Art Collective: Summer Selections Juried Exhibition

              ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION: 
                   SUMMER SELECTIONS EXHIBITION
                          June 26 - August 23, 2016

                                                                                                    
My painting, "Barcelona",  mixed media, 36" x 36", was selected for the AAC Abstract Art Exhibition invitation


CASA MAGAZINE GALLERY EXHIBITION

Casa Magazine gave a call for Entries for their July thu August 2015 Exhibition, Je suis OCEAN EXHIBITION.  My artwork was selected tor the exhibition.  The piece selected is:

Azul Dorado, mixed-media 15" x 22"

AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN JURIED EXHIBITION

I was awarded First Place by John Carlander, Art Professor at Westmont College, in the juried exhibition at the Faulkner Gallery.  There were 161 entries  for the abstract art exhibition.

The painting given the award is "Two Lovers Walking on the Beach", mixed media, 40" x 54". 

Two Lovers Walking on the Beach
Mixed Media, 40                                                           
                                                
                                                        

ART OPENING, Gallery 113

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ART RECEPTION, OCTOBER 3, 2014

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GALLERY 113

ART OPENING,  OCTOBER 2, 2014

This is the Art Exhibition Invitation for a juried exhibition.  My mixed media This is part of the invitation for the juried art exhibition in which my artwork was selected for the exhibit.I am exhibiting
"Breakfast in Space",
Mixed=Media,  Gallery 113, October 2, 2014

ART OPENINGS, OCTOBER 2, 2014

ART OPENING, OCTOBER 2, 2014

I am exhibiting one painting, "Two Lovers walking on the Beach"
mixed-media, 40" x 54"

This contemporary, designer painting, This is the invitation to the juried competition in which my contemporary designer, mixed media painting,

"ALL THE STARS" EXHIBITION AT MICHAELKATE GALLERY

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"ALL THE STARS" EXHIBITION AT MICHAELKATE GALLERY
Christa Lyons interviewed by Ted Mills discussing new painting, "Barcelona", in the "All the Stars" invitational Exhibition at MichaelKate Gallery September 2014.

MICHAELKATE INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

MICHAELKATE GALLERY INVITATIONAL,  September 5 thru October 26, 2014.  Each artist is allowed one artwork to exhibit.  This show is to feature some of the best works throughout the past three years at MichaelKate Interiors & Gallery.

OPENING RECEPTION, SEPTEMBER 12, 5-8 P.M.  there will be a panel discussion led by Ted Mills,  with the 25 invited artists.  The public is invited.  There will be music and beverages.

I will be exhibiting my newest painting, "Barcelona", 35" x 35", mixed media. 


REFLECTIONS OF AN OIL SPILL EXHIBITION

REFLEXIONS OF AN OIL SPILL ART EXHIBITION
August 1 - August 30, 2014
Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Library
Reception August 6, 6-8 p.m.
First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This is an Art Exhibition honoring the beauty of the ocean or nature in general, and environmental/political.  This is the 45th anniversary of "Get Oil Out" (GOO).


My Universe", Intaglio Print, 15" x 22"                       "Reflexions". mixed-media,
                                                                               22" x 30"

ART EXHIBIT AND BENEFIT FOR SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Art Exhibition and Benefit for San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department, opening June 1, 2014, 3-5 p.m., Bronfman Family Community Center.  There will be 100 8" x 9" original artwork for sale at $45.00 each.  Proceeds  for SMHS Performing Arts Department.  There will also be a large exhibit by the Abstract Art Collective works juried by Jane Deering.
 
                   
                       
Invitation to to Fundraiser for San Marcos Art Department        "Gone Surfing" Mixed Media,
            8" x 8",  Christa Lyons
          

Painting on exhibition for
SMHS Fundraiser
$45.00--all works  sold at this price..

UPCOMING AAC EXHIBITION INVITATION


 
ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE
HOLIDAY EXHIBITION
 
I will have two paintings on exhibit at the Abstract Art Collective (AAC) Holiday Exhibition on December 5. 
 
                                              "Gone Sailing", 16"x 16"
Title is Geometric, Abstract painting displayed in Holiday Exhibition at the Santa Barbara College of Law through January 26, 2014.                                            "Square Dance", 48" x 48"

ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION

The Santa Barbara College of Law will host the Abstract Art Collective Holiday Group Exhibition, which includes a "special" holiday art sale.  The exhibition opens on December 5, 2013, with a reception from 5-8 p.m.  It is open to the public and will be a part of Santa Barbara's First Thursday Art Walk.  In addition to the exhibition a special "Gift Room" will display abstract art priced under $100.00.  I will exhibit one of my large-scale contemporary paintings. 
 
Hope you can make the opening!
 
                                                     Christa  Lyons

ABSTRACT ART EXHIBITION/FUNDRAISER AT BACARA RESORT

          "Fiesta"                                                                        "Evolution"










                                "Luminescence"                                

The Bacara Art Exhibition/Fundraiser is now open to the public on Saturday, August 31, 10-6 p.m., and on Sunday, 10-5 p.m.  The Reception is on Sunday, 2-4 p.m.  I have three pieces in the show.  A large 40" x 48" painting, Fiesta, an  Intaglio print, Evolution, 19" by 16", and a 8"x 8" painting called Luminisence.  Please join the fun at the Bacara Resort with music, appetizers, and beverages!                 

Abstract Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Aug.31 thru Sept 1

Current Abstract Art Exhibition and Fundraiser.  All 8
       

       
 

In the Big Room Invitational Exhibition at MichaelKate


    Nova, 48" x 72"                                                               Square Dance, 48" x 48"

Nova, 48



I was  invited by Brad Nack, Curator, to exhibit two paintings in the new exhibition, "In the Big Room", at MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery.  The exhibit runs from July 5 through August 11, 2012, with a reception on Friday,  July 12, 2013,  5-8 p.m.
           
This is the invitation to the group exhibition at MichaelKate Interiors, which showcases contemporary artwork.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT CITY HALL, MAYOR'S OFFICE

I have been  selected to exhibit one of my pieces, "Breakfast in Space", in the next juried art Exhibition in the Mayor's Office, at Santa Barbara City Hall.  The exhibit opened on Thursday, June 6, 2013. 
 
 Below is the piece that was selected:
                                                        
 
Breakfast in Space, 15                            " BREAKFAST IN SPACE", Mixed Media, 22" x 30"

NEW PHOTOS INCLUDE ORIGINAL PRINTS OF MY "SOLAR REFLEXIONS" EXHIBITION

STATEMENT OF WORK
SOLAR REFLEXIONS
 
In addition to my contemporary, designer paintings, I am adding a series of work titled, "Solar Reflexions".  It is an art form that Man Ray developed during the 1920's.  He was a Surrealist and Dadaist renowned for his photographs of "cameraless" pictures called Rayographs, which he described as "pure Dadaism".
Working between the abstract and the representational, the Rayographs revealed a new way of seeing, which paved the way to the dreamlike visions of the Surrealist writers and painters.
 
My intent is to explore the "universe" within my art, complete with its familiar galaxies and unexplored uncertainties.  I have employed light as an agent in creating images of space, with its vast multiple dimensions of time, light, and matter.  I have learned to manipulate reflections, refractions, and shadows of light to create infinite patterns, which are reminiscent of the region beyond the earth's atmosphere and beyond the solar system.
 
It is "light" that is significant to the creation of the universe, and it is the universe that is significant to the creation of my art.
                                                                     
                                           Christa Lyons
                                            Artist
 
 
NOTE:  The works from "Solar Reflexions" can be viewed on  my    Home page.   Prints are available upon request.  
           

PATHWAYS EXHIBITION

The Black Hole, Edge of Space, 15I am showing in the new Pathways Exhibition, a juried AAC group exhibition at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara.  The exhibition will run from May 19 through August 14, 2013.    
        "The Black Hole",   15" x 22"                    
 
 
 
Birth in Space, 25
                                 "Birth in Space", mixed media 15"x 22"
 

Invitation for Abstract Art Collective exhibition, Pathways, at the Jewish Federation Community Center.  I have two contemporary art pieces from my series, Solar Reflexions.  The exhibit will run through August 14, 2013.

PERIPHERAL VISIONS 2013 EXHIBITION


  "Flight", 30" x 22"
                                                                 
You are invited to view my art at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, with the Abstract Art Collective, a group of professional Santa Barbara abstract artists.  The exhibition opens February 26 through March 22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30-7:30p.m.                                                                                                          
                                       

NEW EXHIBITION AT CASA MAGAZINE GALLERY

NEW EXHIBITION AT CASA MAGAZINE GALLERY, 23 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, California.  This Abstract Art Collective Group Exhibition is Opening Thursday, November 1, 2012, 8 p.m.  This exhibition will be part of the First Thursday Art Walk and will run through November 30, 2012.
 
Reflexions
Reflexions
Mixed Media 22" x 30"
Contemporary, mixed media for interior decor
 
 
 

Paintings of the Funk Zone Buildings Opening

The opening reception for the exhibition, "Paintings of the Funk Zone Buildings" will open on Saturday, October 6 from 3:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.  There will be live music, appetizers, and a wine bar set up.  This event should be fun.  
 
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Toucan
Mixed Media 42  



This is my large-scale painting of a portion of a mural painted on one of the Funk Zone buildings.  Title:  Toucan, mixed-media, 42" x 62".
 
                                                         

                                                                                                    
 
 
 

Christa Lyons' Paintings in MichaelKate Art Exhibition

 
 CHRISTA LYONS
 PAINTINGS IN MICHAELKATE
 ART EXHIBITION
 
 
These videos were taken on June 29, 2012, at the opening reception of the "How Soon is Now?" art exhibition at MichaelKate Interiors & Gallery, Santa Barbara, California.
 
I was invited by Brad  Nack, Curator, to exhibit 11 of my contemporary, designer paintings. The exhibition will run through August 5, 2012.   You can view more of my work at:  paintingsbychrista.net 
 
Thank you for viewing my work!
 
Christa Lyons, Artist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paintings by Christa

Greetings:
 
Welcome to my Blog.  I have had requests to offer prints of my original paintings.  They will be printed from any of the paintings that are included on my website--except the paintings which have sold.  You may choose  from two sizes:
                                          
Medium Print  18"  x  24" at $60.00 each
 Large Print     24" x  36"  at $75.00 each 
(Shipping within U.S. Included)
 
I am looking forward to hearing from you and welcome any comments about my work. 
 
Thank you for visiting my Blog!
 
                                           Christa
                                           Paintings by Christa                            
 

PAINTINGS BY CHRISTA

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Mixed Media Photo 16GREETINGS:
 
I just set up my website and am excited to have you visit it!  I will be adding more photos.  It would be great to hear from you.  My url address is:  paintingsbychrista.net 
 
Thank you for visiting my site.
                                                             
                                                         Christa Lyons, Artist
 
                                                 

PAINTINGS BY CHRISTA

 
 WELCOME TO MY BLOG!   
 
 
 
PAINTINGS BY CHRISTA, Contemporary, Designer Paintings
 
 
My art is contemporary and modern.  My paintings contain geometric forms, shapes and vibrant color. My work showcases well in a contemporary or modern environment.  I have included images  of my paintings on the Home Page of my website, paintingsbychrista.net  Some of the paintings displayed are displayed within interior settings.
 
Your comments and feedback are welcome!
 
 
                                               Christa
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You may email me at:  christa@paintingsbychrista.net
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