Saturday, August, 13th
1:00PM to 4:00PM
|Join us for the launch of The Andis Art Experience
Enjoy world class wine, meet the artist and enjoy noshes and nibbles.
Artists are given carte blanche to use the Andis Event Center to display signature pieces for the weekend with a larger collection being on display in the Andis Tasting Room for a three month run.
Exhibit runs from August 13, 2022 until October 16, 2022
Our featured artist, Ray Beldner is a mixed media artist –
“I create sculptures and works on paper by appropriating images of paintings from different art historical periods that I find in books, auction catalogs, and magazines. I select these images as collage elements for their historic importance, and also for the shapes, colors and textures that draw me to them. I cut, arrange and rearrange, playing with their complementary and contrasting attributes and create surprising, lyrical and visually confounding new compositions.
I am often surprised by what results from the simple juxtaposition of unrelated forms. It is as if I have released some kind of latent energy from the original work. Over time these pieces have developed from simple layered fragments of paper to large-scale assemblages and free-standing sculptures. The rocky forms and bright landscapes of the Sierra Foothills, where I recently moved, are starting to appear in the organic shapes and textures in the work.”
Ray’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and can be found in many public and private collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, the San Jose Museum of Art, the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, California, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, and the Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., among others.
Born in San Francisco, Beldner received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including a California Arts Council Fellowship in New Genres, a Creative Work Fund Grant from the Haas Foundations, and a Potrero Nuevo environmental art grant.
He has taught sculpture and interdisciplinary studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts, University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz.