Friday, January 7, 2011

Opening Night at The Old Mill

Yesterday was a full day for me, just now getting to my blog. I started early in the studio to try to get some work done before going for an hour run in the mountains behind Lake View Terrace with my border collies and then, running them more in my weekly  two hour dog agility class. The dogs did great! In fact, their trainer, Mike O’Martian, thinks Lefty Loo and Big Guy should compete.
In the evening I went to the opening of the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill. And what a great crowd – and lots of red dots! The exhibition, “Paintings of Tejon Ranch,” is really exquisite, one of the best I’ve seen at the gallery. I was proud to be included.  The paintings by Karl Dempwolf had his special sense of bold design, while W. Jason Situ’s work had his strong sense of realism. Scott W. Prior had a knock-out painting with an interesting perspective of looking out from inside an abandoned shack.  The other artists in the show were Donna Barnes-Roberts, Donald Crocker, Debra Holladay, Sharon Burkett Kaiser, Chuck Kovacic, Conchita O’Kane, Kathy O’Leary, Michael Obermeyer, Rodolfo Rivademar, Junn Roca and Gayle Garner Roski.  I really enjoyed talking to Steven M. Carr, Director and Curator of the Southwest Museum about unique programs for the CAC. It’s so special being at The Old Mill. The mission-style building was built in 1816 in San Marino – and feels like a neighborhood gallery in a great neighborhood.
Here are my new friends, Lourdes Tedmori and her niece Candance Giancanelli. Lourdes purchased my painting “Tejon Forest” from the CAC Gallery at The Old Mill.
That’s Sharon Burkett Kaiser’s beautiful cloudscape above my painting.

Diane and Karl Dempwolf by a couple of his paintings.
Nice work!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world Mr President!

  2. Hi Peter!
    Just last night I checked to see if you, CAC or ALFA were on Facebook so I can see what you're up to. After coming up empty handed,it was a nice treat to see you have started a blog. What a great way to share your talents.
    Hugs from snowy Coeur d'Alene.
    Pattie Strub

  3. Hey, Peter, so glad to see your new blog and more of your awesome work! This will be a good way for all your friends and fans to stay in touch with you.

    All the best for 2011 and beyond.

    Tim Brick

  4. Congratulations, Peter! And thank you for sharing your wonderful art and experiences with us.

  5. hey Peter look at you!!! sorry I couldn't make it to the opening at the Old Mill, thanks for the kudos. I'll see you guys soon!