Current & Upcoming Exhibits

The gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, Noon – 5pm, during exhibitions. Admission is free to the public.

Sunspots, Marian Yap

Women’s Caucus Art Exhibit
June 22 – July 21, 2018
Reception: Friday, June 22, 7-9 pm

Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, Summer Days presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of women artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. It was founded in 1972 as an offshoot of the College Art Association. The exhibition will open on Friday, June 22nd, with an Artists Reception from 7 to 9 p.m. and will remain on display until July 21st, 2018.

The Women’s Caucus for Art is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national, and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.

Princeton Harbor, Greta Waterman

The exhibition will focus on the works of WCA’s Peninsula Chapter employing a wide range of media and demonstrating a remarkable variety in style and content. The following artists’ work will be on display: Debbie Bakker, Lorraine Capparell, Christine Cianci, Carol Golemme, Sherri Hanna, Xuan My Ho, Kris Idarius, Pat Keefe, Marie LaPrade, Rebecca Lambing, Tanya Lin, Breeze Momar, Yvonne Newhouse, Deanna Taubman, Rachel Tirosh, Annette Wagner, Greta Waterman, and Marian Yap. All are very renowned and well established in their respective fields.

Patterns of Waves, Annette Wagner

Annette Wagner, a native Californian, loves to travel and brings her paints wherever she goes. With a diverse background in spirituality and technology, she is an Intentional Creativity teacher and coach. She specializes in sumi-e, sketching in nature and connecting to the essence of what she’s drawing. Another California native, Christine Cianci, is a self-taught artist, who has learned from studying the works of ancient and modern masters. Her preferred medium is oils, and her favorite subject the human form, saying, “I frequently think of paintings as one would a stage tableau, capturing a moment in time.”

Carol Golemme grew up in Georgia, loving the outdoors and capturing it on paper. Her compositions are characterized by “bold colors, fluid strokes, harmony and motion.” Now settled in California, she enjoys being surrounded by “the amazing west” that inspires her work “in very colorful ways.” Guided by “intuition, emotional response and a sense of exploration of materials,” Marian Yap is an abstract artist striving for “simplicity and visual clarity” in her work. She likes to explore subtle variations and effects of colors while moving between mediums, from painting to mixed media to pastels and mono prints. 

Invitation to Pause, Yvonne Newhouse

Working with a variety of media, including ceramics, printmaking, and painting, Deanna Taubman consistently uses letters and words in her art as powerful tools to communicate. “Language is holy,” she says. “It binds people together.” Also, practicing painting, printmaking, ceramic sculpture along with digital photography, Kris Idarius is an art therapist who works with several populations of different ages with mental health issues.

Debbie Bakker, who grew up in Canada, earned a BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University, and now specializes in watercolors, illustration, and murals. “From whimsical to serious,” Debbie’s art displays a passion for detail.

Another Canadian, a native of the prairies of Saskatchewan, Yvonne Newhouse is awestruck by the stature and grandness of the mountains and meadows of California. Being an avid hiker, she has “witnessed and recorded many vistas of infinite beauty” that she enjoys painting using transparent watercolor.

Dog Days, Marie LaPrade

Many of the artists in this group have moved from New York to settle down in California. Greta Waterman, an accomplished artist, has been described as a “cross between cubism and fauvism and sometimes a reminder of stained glass.” She likes to paint in oils, oil pastels, ceramics, and mixed media and is known for her vivid colors and abstract views. While growing up at a time when “the commonplace reigned supreme,” photographer Marie LaPrade developed the habit of looking beyond the everyday. She learned to spot “subtle hints of the extraordinary,” which are astutely captured in her photographs.

“I make art to pay tribute to the spirit within,” says Lorraine Capparell, a sculptor, photographer, and painter from New York, who studied sculpture at San Francisco State University. She was exposed to Buddhism and Hindu culture during her travels in Asia, which has greatly influenced her art and spiritual philosophy. Patricia Keefe received her B.A. and M.A. in Fine Arts and Sculpture from the University of San Francisco. Her work is “surreal, whimsical and metaphoric,” each piece being one of a kind. Whether it hangs on the wall or stands free, she continually experiments with new ideas and materials.

Tea with Diebenkorn, Sherri Hanna

Rebecca Lambing’s abstract acrylic and mixed-media paintings have a multidimensional quality that is rendered by the application of many layers of paint. Her process involves an exploration of color and texture, rhythm and balance, until the painting is rotated 90° four times, and she “loves it equally in each orientation.” Growing up in Florida, Sherri Hanna spent her time drawing and swimming. She came to California on a swimming scholarship and never returned. After earning a Fine Art degree from Stanford, she continued to pursue her passion for art. She paints “because it makes her happy.”

An engineer by profession, Rachel Tirosh worked in the high-tech industry for twenty years before switching to art. After experimenting with various mediums including painting, collage, papier-mache, mosaic, clay-print, photography, and digital-design, she is now focused on polymer clay and mixed-media abstract painting. Another artist who gave up her information technology career is Xuan My Ho, an immigrant from Vietnam. During a visit to Barcelona, she was greatly inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s use of mosaics in his architectural structures, which led her to practice mosaic art, first as a hobby, and later professionally.

Double Delight, Debbie Bakker

Photography, x-rays, assemblage and holography are the tools Tanya Lin uses to communicate visually. Most of what she does is process oriented. “Like a mad scientist seeking a reaction,” she sets events in motion, and then takes photographs, “acting as both instigator and scribe.”

Whatever their reason for creating art, each one of these artists have a story to tell. You are invited to come meet them and enjoy the diversity of their work!