Mountainsong Galleries recently hosted a solo exhibition for Master Artist Albert Handell. Handell is a credentialed Master Artist in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Handell is the poster child for overcoming adversity. As a child he was sickly and his Mother would not permit him to go outside to play. He was restricted to the sidewalk outside his home with a box of chalk. From this childhood he emerged as one of the greatest pastelists of our time, having been nominated to the Pastel Hall of Fame over three decades ago.
Most recently, Handell was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Masters Category at the 2013 OPA National Exhibition for his oil painting, L’Abre, which currently hangs at Mountainsong Galleries. His works have hung in museums from coast-to-coast including the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art.
Handell hosted a workshop this past May with several local Monterey County residents who are inspiring artists. On Saturday, July 5th at 5:30 p.m. workshop participants will have their paintings on display at the prestigious Mountainsong Galleries which only hangs works by OPA and AIS Masters.
· Saturday, July 5th
· 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
· View 18 pieces of art from Albert Handell workshop participants (2 of the students whose work will be on display are from Monterey County!)
· Meet Albert Handell - Master Artist, Living Legend
· Sip wine
· Enjoy a nibble
· Event is complimentary and open to the public
· RSVP required (831) 626-0600
Save the Dates:
The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions from July – October 2014 including the First in the World OPA Masters Only Show in July. Save the dates for these upcoming exhibitions. (all receptions open to the public with an RSVP)
· First in the World OPA Masters Only Show: July 25 - August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 - 8:00 All OPA Masters
· Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show: August 30 - September 30
o Opening Reception August 30 5:00 - 8:00
o The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
· Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang - Couples Show: October 4 - October 31
o Opening Reception October 4 5:00 - 7:00
o Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM
Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
· Private Viewings By Appointment - Call 831-233-8255
· Website www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
· Hours of Operation Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)