Show to Include Several Eras of Celebrity’s Portraits Available for Acquisition For the First Time. Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more OPA and AIS credentialed Master Artists than any gallery in the world.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, May 14, 2014 – Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today’s OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists, whimsical and dramatic bronze sculptures, stunning glass art and custom wood furniture. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.
The gallery announced today its upcoming exhibition: Portrait Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler presents “Kinstler & Hollywood”. The show will include several eras of celebrity’s portraits available for acquisition for the first time. Kinstler & Hollywood begins June 7 and runs through July 7, 2014 at Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The opening reception is June 7 at 5 pm – 8 pm.
Everett Raymond Kinstler has had the privilege to be the portrait artist to seven U.S. Presidents as well as the Hollywood greats – Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne and Christopher Plummer as well as many contemporary celebrities including Plummer,. Paul Newman, Carol Burnett, Peter O’Toole, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood and more. For the past two decades, all of Kinstler’s exhibitions have been at museums including the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, The Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery owns over 100 of his originals. This is the first time that these pieces will be available for acquisition.
At 16 Everett Raymond Kinstler began his career drawing comic books and illustrating books and magazines. He eventually transitioned to portraiture and quickly established himself as one of the nation’s foremost portrait artists. In addition, as a part of the golden age of comic book artists, his work influenced the pop art school. With more than 2,500 portraits to his credit, his subjects include U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, cabinet members, university presidents, business leaders, authors and famous Hollywood figures.
Kinstler’s Hollywood portraits are the focus of this solo exhibition. The show explores how the movies influenced Kinstler’s art and depict many film personalities who posed for him including Ronald Reagan. The Reagan piece is a life sketch that was done from life during official White House portrait. The show at Mountainsong Galleries will focus on a series of paintings based off Hollywood greats.
“Motion pictures had a profound influence on my art, as I responded to the visual images accompanying the narrative. Filmmaking and the actors interpreting characters stimulated my imagination and affected my portrait painting, and indeed all aspects of my work including my landscape and figurative art,” says Kinstler.
“My current film series is based on images new and old, real and imagined invented and reinvented. Color and scale, text and context, are part of my attempt to pay tribute to movies,” he says.
Save the Date: The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions through December 2014 including a first in the world OPA Masters Only Show in July.
First in the World OPA Masters Only Show: July 25 – August 24
Opening Reception July 25 5:00 – 8:00 All OPA Masters
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show: August 30 – September 30
Opening Reception August 30 5:00 – 8:00
The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang – Couples Show: October 4 – October 31
Opening Reception October 4 5:00 – 7:00
Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM
Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
* Location: Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California • View Map
* Phone: (831) 626-0600
* Private Viewings By Appointment – Call 831-233-8255
* Website: http://www.mountainsonggalleries.com/
* Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6
* List of Master Artists
*Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
*Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
*Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
*Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
*Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
*Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
*Harley Brown, OPAMaster
*Nancy Bush, AISMaster
*John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
*William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
*Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
*Kim English, AISMaster
*Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*David Hettinger, OPAMaster
*Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
*Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
*Steven Lang, OPAMaster
*Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
*Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
*Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
*Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
*Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
*Joan Potter, OPAMaster
*William Schneider, AISMaster
*Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
*Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
*Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
*William Whitaker, OPAMaster
*Alan Wolton, OPAMaster
*Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
*Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris
*Barry Stein whose dramatic bronze work is in the Pentagon and The Waldorf Astoria
Media Interviews Available Upon Request, Additional Photography Available Upon Request.
Please contact Lucinda Mountainsong at 831-626-0600 or Lucinda@mountainsonggalleries.com for additional details.
Marci Bracco Cain
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396