Art appraiser, advisor and curator Lily Yu is combining her love of art with her appreciation of food and wine for “Paintings and Pairings,” a series of dinners featuring the works of a local artist combined with a downtown chef’s cuisine and a Monterey County winery. Yu said she plans to hold the dinners at different locations around the Peninsula. The inaugural event will be a collaboration between painter Paul Seftel and chef/owner Soerke Peters at the Village Corner, located at Dolores and Sixth, Sept. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Monterey Museum of Art has invited multi-media artist Hector Dionicio Mendoza to hold a one-month artist-in-residency and mixed-media art project. I'm excited to have been invited to collaborate with him on a unique piece for this exhibit. The piece we created is titled Beautiful Devastation, and captures the cycle of wind, water and fire across the California landscape.
December 28, 2017 – February 4, 2018. Opening Reception, Friday 5th January 2018
Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940
The exhibition explores diverse approaches to nonobjective art from three varied perspectives. From the contemplative canvases of Paul Seftel to the enigmatic spatial forms of Rebecca Koury and the forceful brushwork of Linda Simmel. The variety of materials and techniques included in this presentation testifies to nonobjective painting’s enduring potential as a form of artistic expression.
Art Hamptons, Davidson Art Advisory, Bridgehampton Museum NY 2017
Reception Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 6.00-8.00 pm NIDO Living 2233 Alameda Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
From urban sprawls to the elemental and remote, we see how man has inhabited space on earth and in the air. The land becomes a playground of illusion that we project onto.
4 ELEMENTS tracks the process of creating a large-scale collaborative painting from February 2nd - March 11th 2012. Artists Nic Bevilacqua, Justin Brunelle, Fletcher Crossman, and Paul Seftel combine their four distinct styles into a fluid exploration of new possibilities.