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Welcome to my blog.  Here, I will post photos, stories, events, and new work to share.  Enjoy, and please feel free to leave a comment.

EVENT: In the Mind's Eye

March 28, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Join us April 13, from 4-7PM, at the reception for "In the Mind's Eye", a new exhibition at Topanga Canyon Gallery.

 

Featuring work by:

Patrick Ramsey (Photography)

Idelle Okman Tyzbir (Metalwork & Watercolor)

Carole Carpenter (Die on Silk)

How does the artist approach their work?  Is the vision before they start fulfilled, or does the work itself stimulate the final piece?  Do we see through their mind's eye, or only though our own lens?  These are the questions asked by this exhibition, and the artist provide their own answers- which may not be yours.

Show runs April 3-28, 2019

Reception April 13, 4-7PM

for more information:

www.topangacanyongallery.com

 

Topanga Canyon Gallery

120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109

Topanga, CA 90290


EVENT: "Everything Has a Story"

February 18, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
CucuruchosCucuruchosThe Sunday two weeks prior to Easter is the first Semana Santa celebration of the season in Antiqua, Guatemala. Families stay up all night covering the streets with elaborate flower carpets to honor the procession of heavy wooden floats which are carried around the city by Cucuruchos in purple robes and women dressed in black and white. The procession goes from early morning to late at night. 100 men carry the float honoring Jesus, and every block a new group of 100 step in without breaking the rhythm of the procession. The city is decorated with a multitude of purple robed men. Bearing the float is sacred to them, and I could see the men straining under the weight, eyes closed, often praying. As the procession passes, the thou-sands of observers are totally silent; once passed, a festive atmosphere takes over. This image was taken at the high point of the day, as the procession circled the plaza, and these men were waiting for the honor of carrying the heavy float.
Join Patrick and the rest of the Topanga Canyon Gallery Artists February 24 from 12pm-3pm for a reception at the "Everything Has a Story" show.

Artists in this group show are exhibiting pieces that have a narrative or back story:  one that you might find surprising, or one that might change how you look at the work.  Each piece or selection will be accompanied by it's story.  Come to see, and to read.

Patrick's work will feature "Cucuruchos", a limited-edition fine art photography print of his photo from Guatemala.

"Cucuruchos"
The Sunday two weeks prior to Easter is the first Semana Santa celebration of the season in Antiqua, Guatemala.  Families stay up all night covering the streets with elaborate flower carpets to honor the procession of heavy wooden floats, which are carried around the city by Cucuruchos in purple robes, and women dressed in black and white.  The procession goes from early morning to late at night.  100 men carry the float, honoring Jesus, and every block a new group of 100 step in without breaking the rhythm of the procession.  The city is decorated with a multitude of purple-robed men.  Bearing the float is sacred to them, and I could see the men straining under the weight, eyes closed, often praying.  As the procession passes, the thousands of observers are totally silent; once passed, a festive atmosphere takes over.  This image was taken at the high point of the day, as the procession circled the plaza, and these men were waiting for the honor of carrying the heavy float.


Join Patrick at the Topanga Canyon Gallery on February 24, from 12-3pm at the Reception, where you can meet the artists and discuss the work.  Can't make it to the reception?  The exhibit runs through February 27, 2019. 
 
Coming Soon:  "In the Mind's Eye" at the Topanga Canyon Gallery, featuring new works to Patrick's main collection.
 
 

EVENT: Sausalito 2018 Recap

September 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This past Labor Day weekend was the Sausalito Art Festival, and from the opening night gala to Labor Day closing, it was a success!  Patrick showed new work, as well as his "Women at Work" collection, appropriate for the holiday.

Patrick's booth was located next to the music stage, and while much of the weekend was accompanied by high-energy, country and rock bands, there was a slot during which a classical quartet played.  One viewer said it provided a perfect backdrop to the new piece, "Solo", featuring a stand-up bass player in the Bethesda Fountain area of NYC's Central Park. 

 

This year's festival had many young viewers, as well.  It's always an honor to share Patrick's work with a youth audience, and hear their interpretations of his photography.   Thanks to all who spent their holiday weekend at the festival! 

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EVENT: Sausalito Art Festival 2018- Labor Day Weekend

August 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Labor Day means a lot of things- the end of summer, pool parties, bbqs, and the Sausalito Art Festival.  "America's premiere waterfront art festival" offers food, music, wine and, of course, fine art!  Join Patrick as he exhibits again this year, showcasing his "Women at Work" and "Awakenings" collections. 

Saturday, Sept 1 & Sunday, Sept 2: 10:00am- 7:00pm

Monday, Sept 3: 10:00am- 5:00pm

Buy your tickets online in advance and save $5!

Festival Information

The PaddyThe PaddyThis rice farmer is doing hard work – as difficult or more-so than someone working on a small farm anywhere in the world. And yet her step is delicate, almost dance-like, in concert with the beauty of the land that is her world and her livelihood. "The Paddy" from the "Women at Work" collection


Thank you from the 2018 Studio Tour!

June 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

From all of us at the Topanga Canyon Gallery Artists Studio Tour and Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography, we just want to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see us this weekend!  We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather, exciting artwork, and behind-the-scenes glimpse into how, and where, these 42 artists do what we do.

The Studio Tour is always the highlight of the year at TCG, as it is inspiring to exhibit alongside so many talented individuals who share their work at this event.  Patrick is thankful for the chance to share his work with art lovers, and would like to thank everyone who attended.  Be sure to follow Patrick on Facebook and Instagram for updates on new work, upcoming events, and more!