Terpening-Peters-Doellinger National Art Show at Whistle Pik Galleries
11/1/2013 TO 12/21/2013
Whistle Pik Galleries is hosting their much anticipated annual Fall Show, featuring three award winning national artists works: oil & water color painter Sonya Terpening, oil painter Robert Peters and bronze sculptor Mick Doellinger. The Opening Artist Reception will be on Friday, November 1 from 6 to 8 pm and all three will be in attendance. The following day, "An Afternoon with the Artists" will be held from 2 to 4, giving you an opportunity to visit individually with the artists in the gallery. To preview the show you can visit the events page at www.whistlepik.com.
Sonya Terpening features over 10 new pieces for the show (water color and oil), with subjects ranging from architecture to figures to landscapes. She has participated in numerous national museum shows including the Prix de West Show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the Masters of the American West at The Autry National Center where she was awarded the Gold Medal in Watercolor. Sonya has been the featured artist at the Rendezvous at the Gilcrease Museum, was the inaugural recipient of the "Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist for the Doel Reed Center for the Arts" award from Oklahoma State University, as well numerous other awards and recognitions throughout the years. She has been featured in several national publications including "Art of the West", "Southwest Art", "Western Art Collector", "Western Art & Architecture", "Persimmon Hill", "Cowboys & Indians", and others. Sonya has known since she was in junior high in Oklahoma, that she wanted to pursue a career in art. She graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma State University and continued to study with great American artists such as Richard Schmid, Bettina Stienke, Donald Teague, Lowell Ellsworth Smith and Curt Walters. She and her husband Mark have lived in Texas for over 20 years and are actively involved in the Grapefest, Grapevine's annual wine celebration.
Robert Peters finds himself drawn to stunning western landscapes that provide limitless inspiration for his work. He will have up to 14 new paintings in the show featuring landscapes and still life. He has painted for over 30 years and lived in New York, Colorado, California and currently resides in Arizona with his wife, Nanette, and their two children. He began his career as a freelance illustrator in New York City where his works were published on the covers of magazines such as US News and World Report and in advertising campaigns for national corporations such as 7UP, IBM, Audi, Intel, Revlon, TV Guide and more. From there he discovered his true passion was found in the western landscape and has never looked back. He says that "All my paintings have their beginnings with firsthand experience in the field" so that it imparts an authentic and natural quality to his work. He strives to constantly improve and have each painting be better than his last, "I believe there is no limit to how far you can take your ability." He regularly contributes to museum exhibitions including the Prix de West Show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the Masters of the American West at The Autry National Center and Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum. He also participates in the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Phippen Museum show in Prescott, AZ. He has been featured in numerous publications as well, including "Art of the West", "Cowboys and Indians", Persimmon Hill", "Southwest Art", "Western Art Collector", "Western Horseman" and "Wildlife Art".
Mick Doellinger began his appreciation for animal anatomy with a career in taxidermy manikins in Australia in the 1970's, where he gained international industry recognition for his physical accuracy and unique artistry in his work. He says that years of wildlife management in the Australian outback led to a profound understanding and appreciation of animal anatomy and behavior. In 2003 Mick moved to the U.S. where he has focused solely on perfecting his bronze sculpture and captured the attention of the collectors with his ability to accurately depict the technical anatomy of the animal along with the artistic imagery that emits an emotional connection to the piece. He has participated in numerous events including the Masters of the American West at The Autry National Center, the Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Society of Animal Artists, the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and others. His work has been featured in numerous publications as well, including "Art of the West", "Cowboys and Indians", "Southwest Art", "Western Art Collector" and "Western Art & Architecture". Mick and his wife Katrina enjoy traveling so that he can be "with" the animals he wants to create and have recently taken two extensive trips to Africa for material for some of his new works which will be featured in this show.
The show will hang in the gallery through December 2013 and is available for viewing Monday - Saturday from 10 to 5 at 425 E. Main Street. The public is invited to all events
For more information, please visit www.whistlepik.com.