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John Cobb and Henry Finkelstein exhibitions at Valley House

Opening reception was held on Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for two exhibitions, “John Cobb: Reclamation” and “Henry Finkelstein: Paintings.” Preview the exhibitions online at www.valleyhouse.com and scroll down to learn more.

Both exhibitions will be on view through January 20, 2018.

ABOUT John Cobb:

“These small works are the result of a tribulation. Eyes that could see only double, a heart that gave out from chemo, facial surgery to remove half the face; I lived only in hope against hope to be able to work again. With that old dear longing, restored face, renewed heart, and improving health, I started again to recline upon the shores of Texas waterways and vistas wishing to express as simply as possible my love and delight at being able to see and paint again. Also included in this exhibition will be the egg tempera panel, “Christmas,” one of the recent paintings completed for “The Chapel” installation, now 36 years in the making.”
“God bless us one and all.” – Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
– John Cobb

When John Cobb enrolled in RISD in 1974, his realist tendencies were ostracized. Using funds intended for his education, Cobb moved to Europe, bought a Vespa, and learned by independent study in museums and by making watercolors in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. When funds ran low he returned to Austin to finish his art degree at St. Edward’s University. Valley House Gallery has exhibited his work since 2010.

ABOUT Henry Finkelstein:

“Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation. Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging. To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work. I am not interested in documenting that fact of where I am, but in trying to convey what that place says to me. I go there, I enjoy the light, I enjoy the history. I’m more interested in my direct feelings from what I see, which come mostly from color. When I draw for a while, looking for a motif, color starts to give me a real buzz and I get excited. For me it’s the feeling I can imbue into the work and hopefully communicate to someone else. It is never fixed, but rather it lives on in its own right. This is the simplicity that I seek.”
– Henry Finkelstein

Henry Finkelstein returns for his eighth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery since 2002. A residency at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, in 1992, and again in 2000, introduced him to this region where he returns each summer to paint. Finkelstein earned his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art in 1983, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study in Italy. In 1994, he was elected a National Academician. Finkelstein has taught painting and drawing in New York City since 1996.

We look forward to seeing you at Valley House!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Donald Vogel exhibition opens Nov. 4 at Valley House Gallery

Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004): A Celebration

November 4 – December 2, 2017

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth year.

Donald S. Vogel, along with his wife Peggy, founded Valley House Gallery in 1954. As a studio painter, Vogel allied himself with the temperaments of Vuillard, Renoir, and Bonnard.  In his paintings, he created imagined worlds of color and light; contemplative works that emerge as “moments of pleasure.” His philosophy was to “rejoice and celebrate each new day, knowing it is a gift in itself, and produce something of worth to be shared.”

For information email LGreen@valleyhouse.com

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Mary Vernon exhibition opening Sept. 23 at Valley House

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at www.valleyhouse.com or stop by to preview in person.

About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, “I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It’s not that drawing is first and painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and painting, get in each other’s way at every moment.”

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon’s 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of Mary Vernon’s career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.

Mary Vernon will give an artist talk on Saturday, October 14, 11:00am, at Valley House.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through October 28, at Valley House.

A second Mary Vernon exhibition “Painting is Drawing” is on view at The Grace Museum in Abilene. The Artist Reception will be Saturday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at The Grace Museum. The Grace Museum has compiled a time-lapse video of the installation, and will soon post an interview with Mary online. Stay tuned!

In case you missed “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors” at The George W. Bush Presidential Center with Sedrick Huckaby, Gail Norfleet, and Jim Woodson, find a link to watch it at http://www.valleyhouse.com

Also on our homepage, a link to watch an interview with Cheryl Vogel and Jeff Levine on moderndallastv about our recent TREES exhibition.

Congratulations to Brian Cobble who received an award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition, on view through September 30, at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

If you purchased tickets for this Saturday’s CADD Mystery Dinner, plan to stop by Valley House on your way to dinner to see Mary Vernon’s exhibition! Proceeds from the Mystery Dinner fund a CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Save-the-date for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Trees: A society grows great… opening August 19 at Valley House

OH HAPPY DAY Lu Ann Barrow oil on canvas

A society grows great when old men plant Trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

This Greek Proverb is the inspiration for our upcoming exhibition on the theme of TREES. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

JOIN US for the opening reception on Saturday, August 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

PREVIEWS BEGIN next Tuesday, August 15, as we are painting the gallery walls and waxing the cork floors this week!

EXPLORE the exhibition online at www.valleyhouse.com

Lilian Garcia-Roig Hyperbolic Nature: Extreme Maple oil on canvas

TWO LECTURES AND A TOUR are planned in conjunction with the exhibition:

Native Plants for Birds, Lecture by Dr. Tania Homayoun, Urban Biologist, Dogwood Canyon, Wednesday, August 23, 7:00pm

A Passion for Texas Native Trees, Lecture by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, Thursday, August 31, 7:00pm

Tour of Dogwood Canyon for Valley House Patrons, Saturday, September 2, 10:00am

As the long days of summer stretch through August, we invite you to enjoy a respite from the heat under the shade of our trees, and revive with art and nature!

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl Vogel and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery

6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

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Kathy Boortz and Lindy Chambers Opening Reception June 17 at Valley House

Kathy Boortz In Plain View

Join us Saturday, June 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening reception for two exhibitions, “Kathy Boortz: In Plain View (a mixed media celebration of Texas backyard birds)” and “Lindy Chambers: No Glass Slipper (living off the grid in rural Texas.)” Lindy Chambers will give a gallery talk on Saturday, June 24, 11:00am. The exhibitions will be on view through July 22. Exhibition catalogues will be available for each.

Preview at www.valleyhouse.com

Lindy Chambers No glass slippers


“Modernism’s First Wave: Texas Art, 1900-1936” will be presented by independent curator and author Rebecca E. Lawton at Valley House on Wednesday, June 21, 6:30pm.

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, MondaySaturday

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MILES CLEVELAND GOODWIN: The Maze opens at Valley House


Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our second exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Mississippi artist Miles Cleveland Goodwin, along with the publication of a catalogue illustrating his recent work.

Join us this Saturday, January 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening of “The Maze” at Valley House Gallery.

Collectors Catherine Such and Douglas Walker write:

“Miles Cleveland Goodwin looks at an America that is both long past and just within reach of the future. He crafts a unique landscape portrayed through a lens of archetype and myth and peopled with characters familiar or fantastic yet always resonant. Not quite dystopian, but fundamentally introspective and haunting, the work is meticulously crafted with layers both of material and allusion into a narrative that simultaneously draws the viewer into what might be happening but maintains a deep reserve.”

“Nothing is quite straightforward and narratives are never definitively resolved in Goodwin’s work. Viewers are compelled to speculate about a greater story that lingers tantalizingly just out of reach. Longing, mythos, a gothic formality, and many recognizable but dreamlike elements provide an entry into an ultimately interior experience of his work. The subconscious experience of his art is deeply intimate.”

“This rests on a bedrock of rare skill and ability, coupled with a distinctly southern artistic sensitivity. Goodwin expands his psychological themes with color – particularly white and crimson – and the depth of surface, texture, brushwork and manipulation of paint and material. Imagery arises through a complex and ever-evolving process of interaction between artist and materials.”

“The result? An old master painting rescued from a corner of the attic. A scene played out in a landscape emerging from our shared anxiety for the future. Or a prophetic vision transfigured in pigment and feathers and branches.”

“Deeply American, in its isolated landscapes and beautiful anxieties, the work of Miles Cleveland Goodwin endures.”

Miles Cleveland Goodwin was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1980, and raised in the South. He earned his BFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and later returned to Mississippi. Valley House Gallery presented his first exhibition in Texas “Where We Prayed” in 2015.

“The Maze” will be on view through February 11. View the exhibition at www.valleyhouse.com.

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Lilian Garcia-Roig exhibition: Oct. 22 – Nov. 26


We are pleased to announce Lilian Garcia-Roig’s exhibition, Fleeting (Autumn Woods and Flowing Waters), from October 22 through November 26, at Valley House Gallery.

The exhibition opens Oct. 22, with a reception from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. At5:30pm, Lilian Garcia-Roig will give a gallery talk about her recent paintings and watercolors.

This exhibition includes on-site paintings made in Northern Florida and at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia during an artist residency. A series of watercolors from the Skykomish River in the Cascades will be shown for the first time.

Lilian Garcia-Roig was born in Havana, Cuba, reared in Houston, and lives in Tallahassee, where she is a Professor at Florida State University. She received degrees at Southern Methodist University (BFA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MFA) and taught for nine years at The University of Texas at Austin. Lilian Garcia-Roig will travel to Cuba in 2017 for an artist residency program.

When her physician parents emigrated from Cuba to Houston, Lilian Garcia-Roig was confronted with a striking difference between cultures, which ultimately led her drive to create a form of plein-air painting that straddles abstraction and a sense of realism. Her immigrant experience prompted her to push for new boundaries in her painting.

In 1990, at the recommendation of SMU professor Roger Winter, Garcia-Roig attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Skowhegan, Maine. When she arrived, the glorious fall landscape was in full swing. That was the first time that Garcia-Roig addressed the landscape in her painting, instead of the figure. Unlike other plein-air painters, she doesn’t seek to convey a view, but rather the tangle of the woods. Ultimately, her choices express the essence of the subject without being tied down to a traditional pictorial landscape view.

On her palette, Garcia-Roig uses as many as 65 commercial oil pigments, supplemented by around 100 mixtures of her own devising that she prepares ahead-of-time. This preparation allows her the freedom to paint in her maximalist style in which her surfaces are encrusted with bold strokes of paint, set on top of one another, as she pulls elements from ever-changing light to make her paintings.

Cezanne scholar, Richard Shiff, Ph.D. and Lilian Garcia-Roig were colleagues when she taught at The University of Texas at Austin, where Shiff currently directs the Center for the Study of Modernism. In his essay on her work, Shiff writes:

“With her densely physical paintings, Garcia-Roig, like Thoreau, touches eternity. This is quite a claim, but it feels right to me. It is my own claim, not Garcia-Roig’s; she is more modest, more pragmatic, about such things. So I need to explain. To paint nature is to be involved with natural cycles of passage and renewal. To paint water is to confront, all the more obviously, the phenomenon of time—eternal, ever-moving time. With her pictures of moving water, Garcia-Roig enters a natural cycle in a specific location. Water itself, no matter where we find it, participates in a round of evaporation and condensation. And, as a fluid, it can assume any shape and take any direction. Its natural movement is downward – “seeking its level” in accord with the universal force of gravity – but evaporation (and at times sublimation) reverses this effect to restart the cycle.”

“It may be that Garcia-Roig cares little about gravity, condensation, evaporation, and the like – these are a natural scientist’s abstractions, not those of an artist who renders nature with her own material means. Yet each of Garcia-Roig’s paintings enters a natural cycle. Her art is less about fixing the image of a moment, more about participating in the moment, which heightens the artist’s sensitivity to her existence within nature’s continuity. In one sense, as Garcia-Roig paints, she must lag behind time, which defeats her attempts at being true to nature, seizing water’s movement by its passing color – the tail of the beast. Whatever effect she captures has already run past. But we need to recall that the finished painting is as much an abstraction as a representation. As a material abstraction – as the object that Garcia-Roig has fashioned – the work is complete when (in her words) “my eye is never stopped in any one place in the painting.”  In this respect, when she faces her finished painting, it is no longer “finished.” At this moment of contact, the painting never ceases to move, nor do Garcia-Roig’s vision and comprehension of it come to a static rest. Her art establishes an eternal harmonic balance – an energizing equilibrium that, like nature’s configuration, keeps changing.”

Among her awards are a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, a Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting, a State of Florida Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Museum collections include the Austin Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Art, Museum of South Texas, Huntsville Museum of Art, and Polk Museum of Art, among others.

This is Lilian Garcia-Roig’s 9th exhibition at Valley House Gallery.

View the exhibition online at www.valleyhouse.com

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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July Openings from CADD


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels.  CADD includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. To see a list of galleries, go to http://www.caddallas.net/wp/about/. CADD also sponsors mystery dinners, bus tours, CADD FUNd, a scholarship competition and exhibition, and Thirds Thursdays Happy Hour (new – each highlighting a different gallery).

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