NEW EVENTS

COME SEE THE COSMIC EXPERIENCE at UPPER WEST  3321 Pico Blvd near the corner of Pico and Centinela.  Eva Montealegre's paintings have been featured and awarded by THE MODERN ART GALLERY, THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, THE PICTURE ART FOUNDATION, ARTSLANT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN CAUCAUS FOR ART, ARTAVITA and many others.  THIS SHOW IS ICONIC with suns, moons, seascapes, bears, serpents, horses, owls and deers.  You must come and see this exhibit and while you're there enjoy the great food by a master chef and the drinks by a wonderful mixologist.  Wines are available as well.  It's the perfect evening or lunch outing.

 

 COSMIC OWL TWO
56" x 40 an original oil painting
with bronze and gold patina by Eva Montealegre
 makes its debut at Upper West June 26th
Eva Montealegre's work will be at UPPER WEST for four months

LA ART PARTY, KATHY LEONARDO, WRITES: It's that time again. Upper West Restaurant welcomes artist Eva Montealegre on Sunday, June 26 with an artist reception for her solo exhibition, “The Cosmic Experience" from 4-7pm.

Montealegre is a big fan of the restaurant. "The cuisine is chic comfort food. You get a farm to table feeling about the whole meal experience." She went on to say the restaurant is a wonderful place to show art. "The walls are huge with a beautiful old world feeling in a stylish setting."

Montealegre paints on a daily basis and often integrates many types of media into her oil paintings. "I want to honor a vision of my life experience, my love and passion for life. That's what I'm about. That's who I am. If I am truthful, it is simple, clear and undeniable. I can't resist the pull, I can't resist the rhythm, the beat of my own heart. The charm of the Universe. I am its dutiful servant."

Montealegre studied with artist Robert Kingston and admitted he was one of her biggest influences. In turn here is a quote from Robert Kingstona about Montealegre's art.

"Eva Montealegre's works appear to swirl out towards us from the mist of a dream. With the haunting and elusive quality of a deja vu the work is yet startlingly immediate and energetically in the moment. Montealegre's impasto paint handling and vibrant use of color have the emotional and physical intensity of expressionistic painting yet her interest lies more in the centered and serene images and concerns of the mythological, the magical and the mystical. The half seen, half remembered visions which speak from the subconscious and subterranean parts of our being are the narrative for her work. The open, broad and rhythmic strokes of color from her brush are the flickering light that illuminates her vision.

When Eva paints animals she taps into the vibrant spiritual attributes of the cave paintings of Lascaux and Altamira. The animals are rendered simply yet essentially and are alive with the robust and magic energy of nature. Similarly, her figures are always spiritual beings, ghosts or angels bent on some divine but unascertainable quest. They seem to quietly glow -- many of them have wings. Montealegre's landscapes are always actually the terrain of dreams, indistinct and atmospheric, they are no place or everyplace. The open, shifting cloudscape of a reverie -- a spiritual plane where Eva would have us play out our meditations and reflections." - Robert Kingston

Catch the art of Eva Montealegre in “The Cosmic Experience" opening Sunday, June 26, from 4-7pm at Upper West Restaurant.

What: Opening Reception

Where: Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
When: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Phone: 310 586-1111

Website: http://www.theupperwest.com   http://www.evamontealegre.com

3321 W Pico BlvdLos Angeles, CA · (310) 966-1919
You are all welcomed to the party! Free food and drinks. The paintings are available for acquisition. 


 




Look for artwork by Eva Montealegre in the upcoming books of Eva Batonne. Eva Montealegre has won many awards and her oil paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. In the Joan Lambert series, the protagonist, Joan Lambert, receives a huge crate with an easel, paints, brushes and most importantly, several paintings that her mother did not complete before her death. A psychic urges Joan to finish them. When Joan does this she becomes infused with the artistic passion and feels closer to her mother. Eva Batonne has been a literary crime writer and also an artist for many years painting under the family name of Eva Montealegre. Designing the covers for her crime fiction was a natural thing to do and the art resonates with the series. Eva will be having an opening reception for the exhibit of her paintings at Upper West on Pico near Centinela in West Los Angeles on June 26th. . Her latest book, RESURRECTION DIVA, is already available - you can buy it right now - just go to www.evabatonne.com, and press on the button "buy it now." 

 
 COSMIC OWL TWO,
56" x 40 an original oil painting
with bronze and gold patina by Eva Montealegre
 makes its debut at Upper West June 26th

 

COME MEET BOTH AUTHOR & ARTIST IN PERSON.  Let's party! 

 

Eva Montealegre, artist   aka:  Eva Batonne, crime fiction author    



The City of Santa Clarita will be presenting my work
Come to the Big Party at the Abstract Art Reception on January 20th
@ 7 pm  - Join us of the HUGE CITY HALL ART EVENT!

DEEP ONE, 44" x 70" oil on canvas, an original painting by Eva Montealegre, will be featured in in their show: FOOT IN THE DOOR - ABSTRACT ART January 15th - April 9th.  Opening reception January 20th - come and meet the artists that are featured in this fab show!



“A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning.”

Please join the City of Santa Clarita’s City Council, Arts Commission, and Arts and Events Office on
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
at City Hall, for a reception celebrating the newest exhibit in the First Floor Gallery,
“A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning.”
presents works of abstract art, and provides the viewer with context about each piece, explaining what inspired their piece, what message they are trying to convey through the work, etc. The exhibit will be on display from January 15, 2016 thru April 9, 2016.

Come meet the artists’, talk to others that are excited about art, and enjoy light appetizers and entertainment.

The First Floor Gallery is located at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

 

 





ANCIENT HABITAT #2

selected for the upcoming exhibition
"Water: A Necessary Conversation"
at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles
by juror Susan King.



Ancient Habitat #2
36" x 24" mixed-media with oil

look forward to seeing you at the reception
at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles
on November 14, 2015
between 7 and 9 pm. 
showing through December 6th 2015
Gallery Address:
131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042  
this event sponsored Southern California Womens Caucus for Art
more info at scwca.org/upcoming/exhibition


2015 Latina Art Initiative
Eva Montealegre is inducted

2015 ARTAVITA BEST ARTISTS
Eva Montealegre is named a BEST ARTIST


"Find Your Roots" is produced in collaboration with the Arts and
Cultural Affairs Commission & the Russian Advisory Boards.
International Women's Day
Sun, March 9th, 4.00 - 7.00 p.m., Pacific Design Center
Blue Building Conference Center, B259, 2nd floor



HIGGS BOSON, PORTRAIT OF THE FIRST WOMAN
an original painting by Eva Montealegre





64" x 96" oil on canvas is featured in FIRST POST
to announce the Nobel Prize Award to Peter Higgs for his creation theory
explaining the origin of the Universe - what an honor!



Sunday, November the 17TH "HIGGS BOSON, PORTRAIT OF THE FIRST WOMAN" was presented @ the INSTITUTE FOR GENETIC MEDICINE ART GALLERY




Higgs Boson: Portrait of the First Woman, an original painting by Eva Montealegre
64" x 100"  oil on canvas



MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART LOGO
in Long Beach, California
will feature Eva's sculpture, LADYSTARSKULL PONDERS THE COSMOS
as part of an OFRENDA presentation for
DAY OF THE DEAD
a special exhibit at MOLAA
OCTOBER 27 from 12:00 - 3:00


ANCIENT MAYAN MASK WITH JADE, GOLD, OBSIDIAN

HIGHWAYS THEATRE, DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT
Santa Monica, CA 90290
A theatrical experience featuring masks made by Eva Montealegre


ANOTHER PAINTING EXHIBIT AND MASK WORKSHOP! 
EVA MONTEALEGREMASK PRESENTATION

The WAAS GALLERY exhibition will include both paintings and sculptures and on the opening night there will be a mask presentation @ the art reception.  The masks presented will be created in the community workshop, facilitated by artist, Eva Montealegre.

Dream Deer Heals, original painting by Eva Montealegre and WAAS GALLERY OWNER

Eva's work is in permanent residency @ WAAS GALLERY in Dallas, Texas on Logan Street




DEEP TWO 44" X 70"  OIL ON CANVAS



 
 EVA'S NEWEST WORK PRESENTED AT A NEW
GALLERY:  ART FOR ALL PEOPLE on Pacific Coast Hwy
Saturday October 27th  2012       19562 PCH 6:30 - 9:30
Earth Based Costume & Headdress Party, wine and light appetizers
Her paintings, It's Alright and Moon One wialong with paintings:
Shift, BirdLady, Soma, Dawn, and others!
 
 
moon painting with  lot of texture in creamy colors against dark blue with light sparking off it
"MOON ONE"  36" x 48"  Oil on canvas, original painting by Eva Montealegre  ACQUIRED!
 
August 2012  "MOON ONE"  36" X 48" will be featured in ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE coffee table book
 
April 2012 San Diego's Women's Caucus for Art has awarded Eva's painting, "IT'S ALRIGHT," FIRST PLACE in their open themed online exhibition

 
BLACK WHITE AND RED LOGO WCA
 
 
 The Sun!
 FIRST PLACE WINNER         "It's Alright" 44" x 70"  oil on canvas
 
paintings by Eva Montealegre will be featured at the WOMEN'S DAY EVENT at MOLAA on Sunday, March 18, 2012
 
logo of MOLAA, MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
 
 
Eva Montealegre is now represented by WAAS GALLERY on Logan Street in Dallas, Texas
 
WAAS GALLERY LOGO @ 2722 Logan St, Dallas, TX
 

and

 

 
 
a mysterious underwater landscape of the psyche 
Deep Two, 44" x 70" oil and bronze patina on canvas, featured at THE LOFT Feb 2102
 
 
 
oil on canvasd deep red color field red and black stitches, dramatic
 
DEEP VEIN 48" X 36" oil and mixed-media on canvas
will be featured at the PICTURE ART FOUNDATION MUSEUM'S
I HAVE THE RIGHT opening
November 16th through August 2012 
 
POSTER OF I HAVE THE RIGHT OPENING NOV 16, 2011 
 
 
PREVIOUS EVENTS:
 
"Deep Vein 3" & "Looks Like Rain"
 
two paintings of Eva's recent work featured in an ad for
 
American Art Collector, a national monthly magazine 
Articles emphasize the new work of thousands of the most talented living artists
painting & sculpting traditional fine art today    
 
 
 
Eva's paintings can be bought at
 
 
 
 
 
 
 XANADU GALLERY
in Scottsdale Arizona
 
see her art in the ONLINE FEATURED ARTISTS of their website: 
 
 
 
Previous gallery presentations:
 
 A whole room dedicated to 
Eva's BULL SERIES
 
 Come and take a chair in the Bull Room!  Dec 15 - Jan 29, 2010
 
Eva's paintings & David's sculpture
at BLUE BIRD ART HOUSE
NOVEMBER 14   6-10 pm
 
 
 
Blue Bird Art House announcement
 
 
 
 
 
WILDLIFE JURIED ART COMPETITION - IRVING ART ASSOCIATION
Eva's Dream Deer Series spotlighted at The Irving Art Association's
WILDLIFE EXHIBIT
 
 
  
MODERN ART GALLERY  July 10 5-8 PM  3240  WILSHIRE BLVD
CLOSING RECEPTION   "Portals"  Paintings, Sculpture and Fiber Art  
1 block West of Vermont -  valet park in back      
 
This is absolutely "An Art Happening!"
 
 
invitation with Eva Montealegre paintings and fiber artist samples
 
 
MARBLE SCULPTURE OF LOVERS AND A WOMAN SUSPENDED IN A CIRCLE OF RUSTED STEEL
 
 
 
 
 
2009  Eva directed "EarthTribe: DreamDeer, LaughingBear" and others at Pierce Spring Dance Concert - in this theatrical performance art presentation Eva's soft sculpture, masks and artwork are utilized to tell the story of modern man as an EarthTribe in relationship with nature. Animals, forces of nature and human spirit express the need to heal the heart and mother earth.  Pierce students were featured in the roles of different archetypes and a dynamic performance was recorded on film which will be available for viewing soon!
 
  
2009 Eva's HAUNTED HEART SERIES 
featured at ART RAW GALLERY
in West Chelsea, New York  
  
 
2009  Eva's "Shaman" "Bobcat" and "Mountain Lion" auctioned recently at a CRLA FUNDRAISER on June 21, 2008 in Los Feliz, a star-studded event and a great cause.  This is the second year she has auctioned her work successfully to raise funds for this great organization.  See CRLA.org for more information
 
 
2009 "HAUNTED HEART - CAT" aquired by collectors at the HEART TOUCH FUNDRAISER at TAG GALLERY in Santa Monica
 
 2009  Both David Carmichael's sculpture and Eva's paintings featured at ORLANDO GALLERY in a show titled "Haunted Heart" in August
 
 
2009  David's work featured at JAMES GRAY GALLERY located in West Los Angeles at renown BERGAMOT STATION at 2525 MICHIGAN AVENUE 
 


2008   Eva Montealegre, Rene Russo & Hartmut Eggert, with Eva's original oil painting on canvas titled, "Musk Ox 2," SOLD! at the first Heart Touch Org art fundraiser at VERVE GALLERY  - Hearttouch.org for more information.

Eva, Renee Russo & the buyer at HEART TOUCH FUNDRAISER
2007  Topanga Art Safari
2006   Eva's Luminosity #12 auctioned at yet another CRLA'S FUNDRAISER
2007   Eva opens up home studio gallery
2006   TOPANGA ART GALLERY Studio ART SAFARI, Haunted Heart - Passion on a red couch acquired
2005   Eva's paintings featured at the historical SANTA BARBARA ART PAVILLION, the CANOGA YOUTH ART CENTER, and Warner Center's BEAUTY BOX. 
2003   Evas "Rites of Passage" paintings featured at M.J. HIGGINS GALLERY on the Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk
2002   Eva Montealegre's gallery debut at Long Beach Arts gallery where, Lady Starskull Ponders the Cosmos, a mixed-media piece, inspired by the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, garners 3rd prize
2001   PIERCE ART GALLERY sells Eva's "Mayan Children's Room" and "Mother Moon" drawings to featured artist in Pierce gallery
2000 PIERCE PAINTING CLASS  Eva sells her first painting, a figure