Shows & Events

Marcia Gawecki kneels before her small portrait of Miles Davis at the Colin Fisher Studios

Marcia Gawecki kneels before her small portrait of Miles Davis at the Colin Fisher Studios

NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 30, 2014

“Here’s Looking at You” group Expressionist art show at the Colin Fisher Studios in Cathedral City. Featuring one small (5 x 7 inch) portrait of Miles Davis in the 500-piece show that runs daily from Nov. 15 to Dec. 30. Located at 68929 Perez Road #M. Call (760) 324-7300.

SAT, DECEMBER 20, 2014

Winter Solstice Art Show sponsored by the Art Alliance in Idyllwild. There will be three new Pop Art paintings of jazz musicians, including Billie Holiday and Marshall Hawkins. On Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Idyllwild Elementary School located at 26700 Hwy. 243.

SAT, NOVEMBER 15, 2014

6th Annual Barrel Tasting for Middle Ridge Winery (from Idyllwild) held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday night, Nov. 15. Among the barrels of wine, there’ll be jazz music, food and art from Idyllwild! For my part, I will feature door-sized jazz banners of Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Herb Jeffries. Also will have small prints of jazz greats for $15-$25 each. Located on Diaz Road in Temecula.

Portrait of Paderewski for the annual festival held in Paseo Robles.

Portrait of Paderewski for the annual festival held in Paseo Robles.

NOVEMBER 5

Submitted a 3 x 3 foot framed portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a Polish diplomat, musician and composer, to the yearly classical music festival in Paseo Robles. It was painted with hardware paint in the Pop Art style. Note pink crowned eagle in background, a noted symbol of Poland. Commissioned by the Polish American Congress of Southern California.

MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014

VillageFest, a Thursday night street fair on N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs. Set up a booth featuring my large jazz banners, paintings and small prints. Held every Thursday night in October from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. My booth is located in the art’s section, about a block from Starbuck’s and across from an ice cream store at N118 (numbers are marked on street). Due to budget constraints, I will only be showing at VillageFest for one month, but I may pick it up again before the year’s over! Stop by and see some of my new work!

OCTOBER 2014

17th ANNUAL IDYLLWILD ART & WINE WALK

The Acorn Gallery

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 – 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 for wine glass to taste 25 varieties of wines and peruse local art at the galleries!

I will be showing Pop Art jazz banners of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Graham Dechter on the deck! Smaller prints of locals, including Casey Abrams and Marshall Hawkins will also be available, $15 – $25! I may be painting on site, but only if there’s room!

Gallery Address: 54750 North Circle Drive in Idyllwild (next to Cafe Aroma).

Gallery open weekdays (Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays) 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and weekends 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with small banners and prints for sale.

Contact: www.acorngalleryidyllwild.com or (951) 659-9590

FRANK SINATRA & FRIENDS

Friday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m.

with vocals by Scott J. Foster

at Cafe Aroma

My Frank Sinatra banner will serve as a backdrop for the stage show.

Sinatra banner will serve as backdrop for the show!

Sinatra banner will serve as backdrop for the show!