Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christopher Burkett Price Increase

Christopher Burkett has announced that three of his prints - Translucent Forest, White Callas at Dawn, and Spruce & Bright Aspen Forest - will increase in price at the end of the year.

The 20"x20" and 20"x24" prints will increase from $1,000 to $1,500 and the 30"x30" and 30"x40" images will increase from $2,000 to $3,000. The new prices will take effect on January 1, 2011.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christopher Burkett - Print Specials

Studio 391 - Gualala, CA
Christopher Burkett has just issued several new photographs. This is an opportunity to acquire these newly released images at a special introductory price.

These photographs are available in two print sizes - 20"x24" or 30"x40". The special introductory price for the 20"x24" print size is $750 and the 30"x40" print is $1,500 until January 31, 2011. After February 1, 2011 the prints will increase to $1,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Christopher Burkett is one of the few color photographers working today that prefers film capture using an 8x10" large format camera. Christopher handcrafts each print in a traditional darkroom using the Ilfochrome process.

Please contact the gallery for more information or to make a print purchase.
View these and many more Christopher Burkett photographs at

Monday, November 8, 2010

Studio 391 Drawing Contest

Studio 391, Gualala, CA - Studio 391 is pleased to announce its first ever drawing contest. There are two categories - Adult and 12 & under. No purchase necessary.

Draw or sketch on the drawing pad provided at Studio 391 using one of the designated Agelio Batle Graphite [pencil] Objects between the dates of Friday, November 12, 2010 and Saturday, February 12, 2011. Or, purchase any Agelio Batle Graphite [pencil] Object during the contest dates and mail or deliver your entry on or before February 12, 2011.

Winning drawings plus a selection of contest entries will be on exhibit at Studio 391 Saturday, February 19 through Monday, February 21, 2011.

More information and contest details available at

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Celebrating the Art of the Mushroom

Artist Paul Kozal explains his photographic process to an onlooker at the exhibition opening on Saturday, November 6th

Gualala, CA - Studio 391 celebrated the art of the mushroom with Boletus Edulis, a new photography exhibit featuring images of Caliofornia King Boletus mushrooms by Paul Kozal.

These images were created with a cameraless, filmless technique and then infused onto a sheer aluminum surface allowing the images to take on almost magical luminescence.

This special exhibition is part of Mendocino County's Annual Wine & Mushroom Festival. This year the festival runs from Friday, November 5th through Monday, November 15th. Highlights of the festival include mushroom dinners, wine-and-beer pairing workshops, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom foraging walks and much more.

Rated "One of the Top Six Food Fests in the Nation" by, it's a fun event and if you like mushrooms there's no better place to be than in Mendocino County.

Studio 391 served up a selection of Mendocino County wines along with mushroom appetizers including Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding Bites, Warm Brie with Sauteed Cremini Mushrooms and Porcini Honey Ice Cream.

Boletus Edulis is on exhibit November 6th through November 29th.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Graphite Objects from Agelio Batle

Studio 391, Gualala, CA - Sculptor Agelio Batle has just introduced four new graphite objects, horn, fleur de lys, turret shell and sparrow.

These sculptures are not only works of art, but also act as a drawing or writing tool. They are cast using carbonaceous graphite, which contain a smudge-resistant compound. The entire sculpture can be used just like a pencil, as the entire surface is graphite.

Each graphite object is produced as a limited series.

> View more of Agelio Batle's graphite sculpture

I had the opportunity to visit Agelio over the summer at his studio in San Francisco. His showroom was filled with an archive of graphite objects plus his other artwork and assorted other items including furniture that he used to design.

As much as I wanted to see the work room that was not allowed as his smudge-resistant formula has a patent pending therefore no visitors beyond the showroom. Did you know it took Agelio over a year to perfect the smudge-resistant compound for his graphite objects?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Underwater Photography Exhibition at Monterey Aquarium

A special exhibition of Kanchi, The Quiet Place by Studio 391 artist Ryuijie, in collaboration with Camille Lenore, is now on view at the Monterey Aquarium through May 2011.

The two free divers and photographers came up with the intriguing idea of making platinum and palladium prints from underwater photographs. Kanchi, The Quiet Place, celebrates the life forms and quality of light that exists only underwater.

Ryuijie’s works have appeared in View Camera, Photovision, Camera and Darkroom, Black & White and LensWork magazines. He has published three books: Photographs - Time and Place, Fragments of Time, and Ten Photographs.

His works can be found in private and public collections worldwide including the Getty in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Got QR?

Studio 391 now has its own QR (Quick Response) bar code. A QR code is a mobile phone readable bar code. Just point an iPhone or other camera-enabled mobile at it. If the device has QR code-decoding software installed on it, it will fire up its browser and go straight to that URL. (iTunes has a free app called QR Reader that works well if you need to download one.)

This QR barcode points to our Google Places Page.

Try it for yourself and see.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just Released - New Roman Loranc Photographs

Studio 391, Gualala, CA:
Roman Loranc released a few new photographs today. Which is your favorite?

Carmel Valley Mist | Toned Gelatin Silver Print | Limited Edition Print
Available sizes: 8"x10" or 11"x14"

Two Hearted Oak, Study 2 | Toned Gelatin Silver Print | Limited Edition Print
Available sizes: 8"x10", 11"x14", 16"x20" or 20"x24"

Tule Curtain | Toned Gelatin Silver Print | Limited Edition Print
Available sizes: 8"x10", 11"x14", 16"x20" or 20"x24"

Sleeping Tule | Toned Gelatin Silver Print | Limited Edition Print
Available sizes: 8"x10", 11"x14", 16"x20" or 20"x24"

Please inquire for availability and current pricing.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Rolfe Horn Book

Shin Jo Sui: Landscapes of Japan is a new 80 page book containing 73 photographs from Rolfe Horn’s travels throughout Japan from 2001 through 2008. Roughly translated, Shin Jo Sui means "May Your Heart Be Pure Like Water". Presented in a 12 x 12 inch hardcover format, the book can be previewed and ordered online through For more information visit Rolfe Horn’s website.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Three New Exhibitions at Studio 391

Studio 391 is pleased to present three new exhibitions at the gallery.

NEW Photographs
Chip Hooper: California's Pacific
New large format black-and-white seascapes from the Sonoma and Mendocino Coast

NEW Paintings
Chris Henry: Connections
New series of mixed media paintings on wood panels

NEW Ceramic Sculpture
Andy Rogers: Nature Observed
Collection of nature inspired ceramics that resemble but not copy nature

Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception: Saturday, July 3rd from 4 pm to 7 pm
Artist Chris Henry will be present.

California's Pacific, Connections, and Nature Observed will remain on exhibit through August 22, 2010.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Studio 391 Voted #2 Best Wine Country Art Gallery in The Bay Area

Studio 391 won 2nd place for Best Wine County Art Gallery of 2010 in the "Bay Area's Best" Contest. The gallery received 40 recommendations in addition to votes cast on the SFGate/BayList site. Here is a sample of some the comments received:

This gallery has the best art on the Coast! -- Sharon N.
If it were in LA or San Francisco it would be one of the top galleries in either City. A gallery lover's delight. -- D. Jacobs
The quality of artists featured in Studio 391 is fantastic. I would recommend a visit to Studio 391. -- Colleen S.
An amazing collection of wonderful photographs, paintings, and sculpture. If you love art I highly recommend a visit to Studio 391. -- Julienne B.
The quality and variety of work is outstanding. -- Wayne
We are never disappointed in the selection of art and artists in Studio 391. -- Bill W.

Thanks to all who voted for us. And, a special thanks to those who left such wonderful comments about the gallery.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Christopher Burkett Celebrates 30 Years

Christopher Burkett is celebrating 30 years as a Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) printer. Burkett is a recognized national expert in the process by virtue of his use of sophisticated and unique masking techniques. Each of his prints is meticulously printed with impressive sharpness and rich tonality. His masterful printing and numerous exhibitions have brought him international acclaim.

Studio 391 has a large selection of Christopher Burkett photographs in the gallery at all times or view his images online anytime at

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kim Kauffman Workshop

Studio 391 artist Kim Kauffman will present a weekend workshop at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts June 26 and 27. In this hands on workshop Kim will demonstrate the scanning and photo-collage techniques she uses to create her Florilegium and Illumitones images.There are a few spots left for the workshop. Details and more information at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ninja Tree Frog vs. Crickets

Enjoy this clip of sculptor Steve's Worthington's inspiration for his new series of bronze tree frogs. View more of Steve Worthington's bronze sculpture at

For more information about Steve's work and current pricing please contact Studio 391.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Artists Paint to Preserve Marin Farmland

Painting by Christin Coy for the upcoming MALT Show & Sale

Three of the artists represented at Studio 391, Christin Coy, Richard Lindenberg, and Wendy Schwartz, were selected to participate in The 13th Annual Ranches and Rolling Hills Show and Sale on May 15 & 16, 2010 in Nicasio, CA. More than 40 artists exhibit and sell their landscape paintings of West Marin to raise funds that help to protect and preserve Marin's open space and farmland. More info at

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Glass Art Debuts at Studio 391

Left: Candace Martin - Glass Artist | Center: Treg Silkwood - Glass Artistt
Right: Carol Kozal - Gallery Director/Owner

Treg Silkwood and Candace Martin were present during the artist's reception on Saturday, May 1st for the opening of the new exhibiton Eight New Artists + New Works. Their glass blown sea forms of shells and seaweed were very popular, especially the bull kelp and seaweed leaves. Please stop by the gallery on your next visit to Gualala to see Treg and Candace's exquisite glass works along with the new works by all the new artists.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Opening May 1st
California Light:
New Photography Exhibition
New photogravures of modern architecture in the California landscape by Unai San Martin.

On view through June 30, 2010

Eight New Artists + New Works
Introducing James Aarons, John Burton, Allyn Cantor, Reed Farrington, Carol Henry, Andy Rogers, Treg Silkwood, and Jan Wagstaff
along with a selection of their works.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 4 PM to 7 PM
Glass artist Treg Silkwood will be present at the opening reception.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Art of Helping - Art Auction

Over 50 of the most prestigious artists from across the United States have donated original paintings to raise money for the victims of Chile's earthquake. You can buy their work via this online auction and assist in this great humanitarian effort. 100% of all funds raised by the this auction will go to help the Chilean people in their hour of need.

This auction was coordinated by John Burton, a new artist of Studio 391. We wish him well in his fundraising efforts. Please take a moment to look at some of the paintings up for auction. Bidding starts today.

Details at


Kerik Kouklis' unique, one-of-a-kind wet plate collodion prints on aluminum will be increasing in price on May 1, 2010.

The 8x10 inch plates are currently priced at $900 increasing to $2,000. The 11x14 inch plates are currently priced at $1,200 increasing to $2,500.

View more of Kerik's wet plate prints at

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Art in Embassies Acquires Paul Kozal Photographs

Ambassador Pascual's residence in Mexico City

Four of Paul Kozal’s photographs, Mescalero Dune, Mesquite Flat I, Mesquite Flat II, and Mesquite Flat II have been selected by the Art in Embassies Program to grace the walls of Ambassador Pascual’s residence in Mexico City.

Art in Embassies was established by the United States Department of State in 1964. The Art in Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works by art of by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide.

Kozal’s photographs will also be included in the Art in Embassies new catalog scheduled for publication this summer.


From the exhibition Beyond the Lens by photographer Kim Kauffman at the Dennos Museum

Kim Kauffman's cameraless images will be on exhibit at the Dennos Museum at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City April 10 through June 13, 2010. Beyond the Lens features three current bodies of work: Florilegium, Collaborations and Illumitones. The opening exhibition starts with a talk by the artist on Sunday, April 11 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a reception in the galleries.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Vote Studio 391 - Best Wine Country Art Gallery

Check Studio 391 out on the BayList!

Studio 391 is a nominee in the 2010 BayList Best contest in the category Best Wine Country Art Gallery. Voting begins Monday, March 29th and runs through Friday, May 28th.

Last year Studio 391 ranked #2 in the category - this year we're hoping for 1st place.

Vote Studio 391 and let's put Gualala on the map! >> Click here to cast your vote

Friday, March 26, 2010

Christopher Burkett - Print Special

Crystal River Aspens is a new print special that is being offered by Christopher Burkett at a special introductory price.

The special introductory price for the 20"x24" print is $750 and the 30"x40" prints are $1,500 until June 30, 2010. After July 1, 2010 the 20"x24" prints will increase to $1,000 and the 30"x40" prints will increase to $2,000.

For more information or to purchase this print, please contact the gallery. This offer applies only to
Crystal River Aspens.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Three New Exhibitions at Studio 391

From the new exhibitions at Studio 391

Three new exhibitions opened this weekend at Studio 391. Kanchi, which translates from Japanese to "quiet place" features the underwater photographs of Ryuijie and Camille Lenore. Perspectives offer a glimpse of the non-representational imagery and close-up explorations of subjects from nature by guest artist Kristin Otwell. And, Nests are detailed kiln formed glassworks by the gallery's newest artist, Heather Palmer. Exhibitions will remain on view through April 18, 2010.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Rolfe Horn | Creek - Izu, Japan 2008

Gallery artist Rolfe Horn is featured in the April 2010 issue of Black & White Magazine. The article is accompanied by several of his newest images from Japan. To see more of Rolfe's Japan photographs please visit our website. For current pricing please contact Studio 391.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Studio 391 Exhibiting at Art International San Francisco

Studio 391 will be exhibiting at Art International/San Francisco - A Fine Art Fair March 19, 20 and 21 at the Concourse Exhibition Center at the San Francisco Design Center.

The gallery will feature photographs by
Christopher Burkett, Rolfe Horn, Kim Kauffman, Paul Kozal, Roman Loranc, William Scott and others.

Details at event website:

We hope to see you at the show.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Photo LA 2010

Last weekend the Santa Monica Civic Center hosted photo l.a., the 19th Annual International Photographic Art Exposition. More than 30 galleries and dealers from around world - including Studio 391 of Gualala, CA - were exhibiting.
Attendance was strong from opening night right until the show closed on Sunday evening. Our booth is always crowded and this year was no exception. Thanks to all that stopped by to say hello and see what we had to offer.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Studio 391 Exhibiting at Photo LA 2010

Studio 391 has been invited to exhibit at photo l.a., the 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition January 14 - 17, 2010. Returning to the Santa Monica Civic Center, photo l.a. has earned a reputation as one of the foremost art fairs and photo-based events in the country. For more information visit