`The Disciplines: An Interpretation of the Figure by Seven Women Artists'. After a very successful run, Studio C will have a closing celebration for its current show on June 15. Studio C is Peggy Nichols' privately owned Art Gallery in the Santa Fe Art Colony in Los Angeles. It is open by appointment only.
This show at Studio C, is an all woman show, featuring seven women artists presenting paintings and sculpture . The artists represented are Michele Collier, Kaleeka Bond, Kathryn Jacobi, Mary Ancilla Martinez, Peggy Nichols, Penelope Nicolopolis, and Deidre Sullivan-Beeman . The work presented is about strong women making powerful art. The commonality of the work is that all the pieces shown are evocative in expression, in passion, and in their disciplined professional technique of chosen medium.
In talking with Peggy about the show I learned it was her strong intention to show and promote women artists as disciplined and professional as their male counterparts. The opening reception was indeed a celebration of the theme. It included a lively panel discussion around the theme of women artists, and featured as panelists: Ada Pullini Brown, Robin Nichols, Margaret Lindsey, Heidi Gray, Natalia Fabia and Gretchen Smith (for more information on the panelists please see the website link listed below). The Panel discussion was such a hit, it will be repeated at the closing celebration on June 15. A new set of panelists will be announced.
Peggy Nichols is a disciplined and professional artist, who paints in oils, and has a passion for learning and studying art. Peggy is also a well know make-up artist in Hollywood, working as lead MUA on two of the highest rated television shows in the business.
Studio C will present future shows and events, celebrating professional and student artists. There are ongoing drawing workshops in collaboration with Jennifer Fabos Patton's "The Gallery Girls", and often featuring DJ Jason Savvy. There will be a color painting boot camp with Bill Perkins July 20 & 21. And still to be announced will be a show about Sexy and Erotic clowns, including paintings and photographs, as a collaboration of Peggy Nichols and myself (Greg Autry). In the works for later in the year, will be a magnificent show about the life and art of artist Julian Ritter. The Julian show will feature works from the Silver Slipper Collection previously owned by Howard Hughes, and not seen in public for 30 years.
Studio C is about art for the pure and simple expression of art. The closing Celebration June 15 and future events should not be missed.