Artist Reception & Boutique Shopping

featuring Artists Dottie Stanley and Rudy Villasenor with Carolyn Brockhaus’ rolling boutique “Dressed Up” img_6662

Meet and mingle with the featured artists and community members. Enjoy music and refreshments and shopping with Carolyn Brockhaus’ Dressed Up boutique which will feature designers Joseph Ribkoff and Alberto Mikali at incredible prices- 50% to 75% off – to be  displayed in the Great Room.
Guests are welcome to bring family and friends. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served.
Friday, December 2, 5:30-8:30pm. Admission is Free.

A little bit about Dottie Stanley:
dottieMy passion for painting started as a young child and was enhanced when I began studying portraits, figures and still life with Arthur Maynard at the Ridgewood Art Institute of New Jersey.  He was considered a master painter and was a student of Francis Vincent DuMonde, a protégée and contemporary of Winslow Homer.

I always loved to paint dramatic lights and shadows, much like the work of Edward Hopper.  My pallet consists of cobalt blues, cadmium red, yellow ochers, siennas, ultramarine, and others.  I strive to achieve an atmospheric quality in my work portraying the time of day, temperature and mood.

Some of the notable artists with whom I have studied are David Leffel, a living master;  Everett Raymond Kinstler, official White House and The Smithsonian portraitist; Harvey Dinnerstein, Art Students League, New York City; William Scott Jennings of Sedona, AZ; Ken Auster of Laguna Beach, CA, and Mary Beth McKenzie and Wolf Kahn of New York City.

My work sometimes tends to have a lonely, forlorn quality.  I concentrate on an attitude, a confrontational message to the viewer, or some other nuance that establishes an inner loneliness.  The remarks of one art reviewer provide an accurate portrayal of my objectives.  “Dottie Stanley finds beauty in the everyday scenes that most of us take for granted.  In her paintings of individuals and groups of individuals, she is able to convey their entire history in their expressions.  The compositions and settings are rich with narrative possibilities.  The viewer can spend days thinking of how the subject got where he or she is and what will happen next.  One gets a sense that these are people whom we might see in our neighborhood.

“Dottie’s landscapes have a similar impact, but on a different level.  Her paintings of old buildings are technically excellent.  Her sense of light, shadow and color are so developed that one is not sure where the image ends and the frame begins.  But once again a feel for the history not only for the building but for the area is conveyed.  It feels as if we know these places.”

I am a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and an invited member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City.  I am also a member of the Allied Artists of America and the Oil Painters of America.  I am the founder and current president of the Allied Artists’ Association of San Diego and was featured as one of the four best artists of the Artists Guild at the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts.  I am past president of the La Jolla (California) Art Association, a past member of the Art Students League of New York, The Market Street Group (of San Diego) and the San Diego Art Institute.

I am one of the artists featured in the book “Best of America Oil Artists (Vol. II).”  My works are in collections throughout the United States, Italy, Poland and Mexico and are award winners in international and national juried shows.  They have also been exhibited in museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Bonita (California) Cultural Museum and Art Center.