Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Exhibition Schedule 2013

It has been an intense year of past and current production of work, and I have really been enjoying creating pieces for each show. I have taken a leap into oil this year, exploring it's benefits and challenges. This year is a combination of a body of works in Acrylic or oil and it has been a year of tremendous growth for me, in navigating through my discovery of oils. I continue to assert my effort in learning. 

Below is a list of the 2013 Schedule.

Friday, April 12, 2013


I have some big things happening this year that I will get into a bit later, but for now-
The playful season of Spring is gaining momentum and I am thrilled it has arrived! I love the freshness of spring, with the sound of birds rustling about early in the morning, and the animals, birds and bees becoming frisky from the winter's long slumber. What a soft and sweet way to wake up. Of course we can't forget the main attraction, Spring's shining star: Flora! 

I am pleased to announce a wonderful group show that I will be contributing a piece to, opening in May, hosted by the wonderful folks at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, appropriately titled: 

"The Language Of Flowers", with artists 
Christopher Umana, 
Redd Walitzki, 
Archer Dougherty, 
Rudy Fig, 
Kassie McMahon, 
Amy Minchew, and more

This will take place in tandem with Helice Wen Solo show; "Between Lost and Found".

All of the pieces look amazing so far, and you will not want to miss this in person. 

I have selected The White Rose and it's meaning Silence, along with featuring some bleeding hearts with it's meaning of elegance, (although for me a deeper meaning). I will be posting a pic of my finished piece closer to the date of opening. Enjoy the show!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Two Group Shows In February 2013

Two different Galleries, Two ends of the State:

As I mentioned in the previous post, On February 16th, I am participating in the: 

"Venice" group show in San Francisco at Modern Eden Gallery.  

At the other end of CA, I will have a piece in the group show:

"BaRococo erotic" show at 423West Gallery in Los Angeles CA.

Both shows run through the month, so if you are in either area, stop by. The work is so much better in person. Both pieces posted below:

"Storia d' amore a Venezia"
(Love story in Venice)
unframed, sides painted (continues/wrapped)
acrylic on wood 2" gallery panel
"Venice" group show in San Francisco at Modern Eden Gallery.

acrylic on wood
"BaRococo erotic" show at 423West Gallery in Los Angeles CA.

Inquire with gallery for purchase and availability.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

February 2013 group show

This February 2013:

Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco CA presents two shows in tandem 

Archer Dougherty solo "Bound" 
"Venice", invitational artists group show based on the inspiration of the Beautiful city of Italy.

Artwork pictured from right to left: Archer Dougherty and Melissa Hartley.

Venice is a city like no other on earth with its canals, baroque architecture, and fabled history. From Titian, Bellini and Canaletto to Whistler, Monet and numerous other artists throughout history, Venice has been a constant muse and inspiration.  Idealized and romanticized in art and literature, traveled and adored by countless millions, Venice continues to inspire to this day. The grand decaying architecture, the reflections off the grand canal, the dramatic horrors of the Carnivale and the colorful delights of the sinking city all define an otherworldly place, a place of macabre intentions, where imagination fills in the blanks of what is possible.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nevermore Group Show Dec. 2012 at Modern Eden

This December 15th in unison with Leilani Bustamante solo Ascension; Modern Eden Gallery presents a group show NEVERMORE after Edgar Allen Poe. Both shows are sure to please, so you won't want to miss it!

Here are some details:

event Flyer with When, Where and How:

My contribution to the show:

"Darkness Peering"
acrylic on wood
12" x 12" 
on deep-set panel. 
Sides finished, no need for framing.

If you are interested in purchase of Darkness Peering,
contact Modern Eden Gallery for availability.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Moon Goddess Group Show at Modern Eden

"The Mysterious Connection"
artwork size 14" x 12.5"
acrylic on wood

frame size 20.25" x 19.75"
acrylic and mosaic with sanded grout on antique wood chair refinished as a frame.

I am so excited about participating in this group show taking place at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco!

"Moon Goddess" exhibit opens October 27, 2012 and runs through the month of November.
Here is the info from the event flyer, and online Preview Links below.

Here is a direct link to my piece online for pricing and availablilty: 

About/Full Preview:
Curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell J. Moon, and hosted at the wonderful Modern Eden Gallery each artist brings their interpretation of a "Moon Goddess" to the walls of the gallery. Lighting your night with passion, celestial visions, and all encompassing creativity.

Having been photographed, painted, sculpted, costumed, and brought about in every medium to secure her mystical allure into eternity -- it is no wonder why we adore her presence. With this exhibition the artists have taken all her nature, and created artwork based on the "moon".

Full Artwork Previewshttp://www.moongoddessexhibit.com/art.html

Glenn Arthur
Carrie Ann Baade
Tom Bagshaw
Cory Benhatzel
Nichole Bruckman
Lara Dann
Ixie Darkonn
Sheri DeBow
Patrick Deignan
Rudy Fig
Scott Holloway
Tina Imel
Aunia Kahn
Edith Lebeau
Fang Ling Lee
Angie Mason
Miss Mindy
Shaunna Peterson
Arabella Proffer
Cate Rangel
Christopher Umana
Jessica Ward
Jennifer Weigel
Casey Weldon
Julie Zarate

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Happy Little Trees" a Bob Ross Tribute art show

Hi Friends! Here is my latest piece with a new mosaic art frame!

"Happy Little Tree Spirit" by Lara Dann
acrylic on wood; custom mosaic frame of vintage object
artwork measures: 11" x 16.75 with frame totals: 13" x 24"

contribution for the BOB ROSS TRIBUTE group show curated by Aaron Jaskinski at Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland OR.

Show runs September 27th to October 21st, 2012
Inquiries; contact Andria Ewald (503) 922-1500

Detail of painting

Side A Detail base 

Side A

Side A top detail

Side B 

top view