Three artists in different media will display at Courthouse Gallery’s fall show “Images X 3”


EXETER – The newest art show in Exeter is thrice as nice!

The Courthouse Gallery’s Fall Art Show will feature three local artists in Nancy Quinn, Sandy Richter and Nancy Randell in the exhibit, “Images X 3,” which will feature pastels, acrylic and metal art. The show opens Sunday, Sept. 9, and runs through Monday, Oct. 29. The artists’ reception will be held at the museum from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Each artist will have a special piece available in a “silent auction” during the reception and the successful bidders will be announced that evening.

Pastel artist Quinn of Tulare has had the opportunity to study with many local artists and has attended weeklong plein air workshops with nationally know artists Maggie Price and Albert Handell. She has also had the privilege of twice attending the International Pastel Society Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Water” by Nancy Randell.

“Water” by Nancy Randell.

“I particularly enjoy landscapes, florals, and still life,” said Quinn, a pastel artist living in Tulare. “My work reflects our local valley life as well as my travels. I paint in order to share with others images of what I love and enjoy.”

Visalia’s Richter describes herself as an organic artists because her talent has developed naturally over the past decades. She said animals are her favorite subject matter, and in particular their eyes.

“Eyes are often thought of as the ‘keys to the soul’ and can express thoughts without words, which is why they tend to be the focal point in most of my paintings,” she explained. “Especially empathetic towards those without a voice, vivid animals portraits are a hallmark of my collection.”

Randell, another Visalia resident, traced the origin of her creativity back to her childhood. She said while staying at Stony Creek in Sequoia National Park, she and her grandmother Tyson would create miniature art scenes using bark, moss and pine needles. And while this show will display her metal art, Randell said she has worked in a variety of media.

“Gorilla” by Sandy Richter.

“Gorilla” by Sandy Richter.

“I have created with all types of media and materials and continue to learn new techniques in art workshops or via YouTube,” Randell said. “It is just something I like to do. I belong to local art groups and shall continue to create and photograph subjects that me be of interest to everyone.”

To celebrate her 80th birthday, Randell said all of her artwork will include the number ‘8’ in the price.

The Exeter Courthouse Gallery is located at 125 S. B St. in Exeter. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tour groups are welcome during the week by appointment. For more information, call 559-592-5900 or like them on Facebook.

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