Saturday, December 27, 2008


The Lost Video Clip - Roman Loranc & Mt Shasta

2 minutes 15 seconds

The lost video clip of Roman Loranc discussing his photograph 'Mt Shasta' has been found. Here's Roman talking with fellow gallery artist Paul Kozal during the reception for Roman's show that opened at Studio 391 on June 28, 2008. Enjoy the clip.
>> See more of Roman's photographs from Northern California

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Roman Loranc Photographs

Roman Loranc wasted no time getting into the darkroom to print his newest works from his most recent trip to Poland, Ukraine, and Paris. The new works are limited to an edition of 40 prints of all sizes and prices increase as the edition sells out.

Click here to get a sneak peek at more of Roman's new photographs. There are currently a dozen new works posted on our web site. And, please be sure to visit periodically as we will be posting more new works as they are issued.

Happy Viewing!

Christopher Burkett - December Print Special

Christopher Burkett is offering Helios at the special introductory price of $750 for the 20"x20" size print and $1,500 for the 30"x30" size print until December 31, 2008. After December 31, the small print will increase to $1,000 and the larger print will increase to $2,000. Click here for more information or contact the gallery.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Studio 391 Exhibiting at Photo LA 2009

Studio 391 is pleased to announce that we be exhibiting at PhotoLA - the 18th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition. This event showcases vintage and contemporary photography and photo based art from dealers and galleries around the world and also offers collecting seminars, lectures and other photography related events.

We will be exhibiting works by our gallery artists including Lucienne Bloch, Lyle Gomes, Rolfe Horn, Paul Kozal, Kerik Kouklis, Roman Loranc, DavidJohn Lotto, Ryuijie, Unai San Martin, William Scott, and Ion Zupcu.

Photo LA
January 9 - 11, 2009
Barker Hanger, Santa Monica

More information at

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Senator Wiggins Attends Gallery Opening

(Carol Kozal, Gallery Director, Center: Senator Pat Wiggins, Paul Kozal, Artist) 

Studio 391 was honored to have Senator Pat Wiggins attend the exhibition opening/artist reception for Paul Kozal's new show, Winter.

Senator Wiggins represents California's large 2nd Senate District which includes portions or all of six North Coast Counties: Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma. As a first-term Senator, Pat introduced 35 pieces of legislation in 2007 on topics ranging from agriculture, youth employment and land use to political reform, health care and veterans' affairs.

Pat, at one time, was an accomplished parachutist, having been raised in a family of daredevils. Her father, Ralph Wiggins, was the stuntman responsible for the wing-walking maneuvers in Robert Redford’s classic movie, The Great Waldo Pepper, and her mother Grace was one of the first women ever to parachute.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

They're Back

Rolfe Horn and Roman Loranc have both returned from recent photography trips.

Rolfe Horn was recently photographing in Japan for almost a month. He’s returned with over 100 rolls of film and is already in the darkroom developing his film.  Rolfe also enjoyed the natural hot spring baths, fresh caught sashimi, local vegetables and even ate chrysanthemum flower petals which he says are delicious.

Roman Loranc was in Poland for three months and explored the neighboring countries of Lithuania, Ukraine, and even made a side trip to Paris on this latest trip. And, like Rolfe, he’s not wasting any time getting into the darkroom to develop the film he’s returned home with.

We look forward to seeing what develops. New images will be posted on our web site at as they are released. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History of Photography (Part 2 of 3)

Time 9:54
Please check back soon for Part 3 of this series.

The first installment of this series was posted on this blog on Saturday, September 20, 200. This is Part 2 of 3 in the History of Photography series originally produced and aired on PBS in New Mexico.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Rolfe Horn: A Place of Magic
Photography Exhibit at SFO

If you find yourself in Terminal 3 at the San Francisco International Airport between now and the end of December there is an exhibit at Gate 76 of Rolfe Horn's photographs. A Place of Magic features a selection of 17 images taken from 2001 to 2008.

The San Francisco Airport museum is one of the only acredited airport museums in the country. You can view
Rolfe's photographs - including his latest works - anytime on our website at

Saturday, September 20, 2008

History of Photography (Part 1 of 3)

The history of photography is Beaumont Newhall! Throughout most of the 20th century he has seen a central figure in the movement to have photography recognized as an art form. It might also be said that he created the "history of photography" as a distinct and respected field of study. As a founder and father of the history of photography, photographer, curator, art historian, writer, scholar, teacher and administrator it seems as if there has been more than one Beaumont Newhall. Beginning in 1938 at the Museum of Modern Art, he created the first retrospective exhibition of the 100-year-old art of photography. This film highlights some of Beaumont's experiences of being a lifelong friend, mentor and confident of many photographers now in the annals of history.

Time: 7:48

Please check back at a later date for Part 2 & Part 3 of this series. Originally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME

In the meantime, please take this opportunity to view works by a selection of our gallery artists that continue to make their photographs using traditional, historic, or alternative methods and processes:

Christopher Burkett - Ilfochrome
Rolfe Horn - Toned Gelatin Silver Prints
Kerik Kouklis - Wet Plate Collodion
DavidJohn Lotto - Platinum Palladium
Unai San Martin - Photogravures

Saturday, September 13, 2008

See You In September

Translucent Forest -
September Print Special
New photograph by Christopher Burkett offered at a special introductory price

Christopher Burkett is offering Translucent Forest at the special introductory price of $750 for the 20"x24" size print and $1,500 for the 30"x40" size print until September 30, 2008. After September 30th, the small print will increase to $1,000 and the larger print will increase to $2,000. For more information about the Christopher Burkett September Print Special, please visit our website or contact the gallery.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mount Shasta Retires

Mount Shasta by Roman Loranc
Issued 5/29/08 - Retired 8/23/08

As of today, Roman Loranc's photograph of Mount Shasta is no longer being printed and the negative has been retired. It's always a good idea to take a look at the new work when we send out our email announcements. As you can see this image sold out in less than 3 months. But, we do have on 20"x24" print at the gallery at this time. Please contact us for details.

Prices when first issued / Prices before print retired
First price for 8"x10" - $450 / Last price: $2,000
First price for 11"x14" - $600 / Last price: $3,000
First price for 16"x20" - $900 / Last price: $5,000

First price for 20"x24" - $1,500 / Last price: $7,000

Friday, August 22, 2008

On the Newsstand

Wendy Schwartz is the featured artist in the current issue of Western Art & Architecture (Summer/Fall 2008). Each issue the magazine profiles the everyday life of a working artist in column format accompanied by several photographs of the artist and their studio. Some of the paintings pictured in the article are currently on exhibit at the gallery.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Big Boys Find New Home

Big Boy and Sprightly have a staring contest.

Congratulations to sculptor Steve Worthington. The Loveland High Plains Arts Council have selected a pair of Big Boys for permanent display in the Benson Sculputre Garden in Loveland, Colorado. Learn more about Steve Worthington and his bronze sculpture - including Sprightly mouse and friends - at our website.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Have Camera Will Travel

Chip Hooper photographing at Timber Cove on the Sonoma Coast

Gallery artist Chip Hooper visited the North Coast this week. Chip could be found photographing along the beautiful Sonoma and Mendocino Coast at various times of the day. He was easy to spot. He was the tall guy with the large 8"x10" view camera under the black cloth. Stay tuned for future photographs. In the meantime, take a look at some of his earlier images made on the California Coast and New Zealand.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Now Showing

Home on the Coast features a selection of new paintings by artist Wendy Schwartz. The paintings are scenes from the Mendocino and Sonoma Coast. Paintings range in size from 6"x8" to 20"x24". To see Wendy's newest paintings please be sure to check our website often. This exhibition will be on view thru August 17th.
Above: A peak at some of the new paintings by artist Wendy Schwartz.

Monday, July 7, 2008

On the Walls

Our current exhibition features new works by California photographer Roman Loranc. Included in the exhibition are new images from Northern California and Roman's most recent trip to Poland. New Works remains on view thru August 17th. Can't get to the gallery? View Roman's newest works online.
Above: Guests attend the artists reception at Studio 391.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Finishing Touches

We've just finished framing and are now in the process of hanging the new Roman Loranc photographs for the new exhibition which opens this weekend. Roman will be here at the gallery for the artists reception on Saturday, June 28th from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Going Coastal

We're getting ready for Wendy's upcoming exhibition here at the gallery. We went down to her studio the other day to pick up the paintings and as you can see there are quite a few pieces that will be included in the show. Home on the Coast opens on Saturday, June 28th. Can't wait to see the new works? Get a sneak peek at some of Wendy's new paintings on our website.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Picturing Frida

Last weekend marked the opening of the Frida Kahlo retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In addition to numerous paintings on exhibit there are also a number of photographs, some taken by Lucienne Bloch, an artist whose works are represented at the gallery of Studio 391.

Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999) was born in Geneva, Switzerland and came to America with her family in 1917. She was the youngest child of the internationally famous composer and photographer Ernest Bloch. She was a gifted and talented artist accomplished in many mediums – clay, glass, murals, printmaking and photography.

As an assistant to Diego Rivera for the murals he was commissioned to create in New York and Detroit, Lucienne became a close friend and confidant of Frida Kahlo, Rivera’s wife. Playful moments between two friends were captured with Bloch’s Leica, the first 35mm camera: Frida Biting Her Necklace, Frida Winking and Frida at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel are just a few of the many candid and revealing photographs taken during their friendship in the 1930s.

The photograph of Frida at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, 1933 (pictured left) was taken shortly after Frida finished painting one of her self-portraits. Frida sat down in a chair, lit a cigarette and Lucienne captured that moment of a portrait within a portrait on film.

For more information about Lucienne Bloch or to see more Frida Kahlo photographs
, please visit our website at

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sprightly The Magical Mouse

Gallery artist Steve Worthington created a YouTube video called Sprightly the Magical Mouse. Take a look and enjoy.

See more of Sprightly and his friends by Steve Worthington at