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:
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 Blvd, Los 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. She also happens to be an author! In her 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. Crime writer, 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 books 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."
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 the work of Eva Montealegre
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
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!
Higgs Boson: Portrait of the First Woman, an original painting by Eva Montealegre
64" x 100" oil on canvas
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
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
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!
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.
Eva's work is in permanent residency @ WAAS GALLERY in Dallas, Texas on Logan Street
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