Thursday, September 8, 2011

Un-Edibles: The Making of Bronze Produce

Two of the artists represented at Studio 391, Valerie Brunmeier and Matt Hart, of Bronze Plus, were recently featured in an episode of Celebrate Sonoma, a series that explores the culture of Sonoma County, California. This episode shows the step-by-step process of how they make their un-edible bronze sculptures of California produce using the lost wax process. You can watch an 8-minute clip of them making 'asparagus' at: A big thank you to Petaluma filmaker James Parker for filming this segment about the making of a bronze sculpture for all to enjoy.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Pawsitive Review

Hairy Putter, Mendocino County's canine reviewer extraordinaire, visited Studio 391 in Gualala's Cypress Village Gallery District recently. Hairy, (right) and companion Jai Ram, (left) toured the gallery and gave it a "pawsitive" review. Before heading off to their next destination, the two dogs posed for a photograph in the gallery. Hairy chronicles his visits to various pet-friendly destinations in Mendocino County on his own blog at

Monday, August 15, 2011

One If By Land, Two If By Sea

Charles Waldman | Sea Cliff Colors | Oil on board | 9"x12"

Charles Waldman has delivered not one, but two new oil paintings to the gallery. 'Sea Cliff Colors' was painted of the north end of Sea Ranch. 'Looking South' is a view from the south end of Sea Ranch. Each painting measures 9"x12" and is framed to 14"x17" in a brown wood plein air style frame. Works are priced at $900 each. These paintings convey the beauty of the land and sea on California's beautiful Sonoma Coast.

Charles Waldman | Looking South | Oil on board | 9"x12"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Whale Watching

After numerous requests Agelio Batle has released a whale pencil. The graphite object [pencil] measures approximately 4 inches, has nice detail and fits nicely in the hand. It retails for $28.99 and comes with a gift box that includes information about the artist and his process. Please stop by the gallery to see this new pencil and the other offerings from Batle Studio.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cypress Village Gallery District Exhibiting At The Sea Ranch Lodge

The Cypress Village Gallery District is pleased to announce it will be featured in the Front Room Gallery at The Sea Ranch Lodge. Each month the Front Room Gallery (West Wall) will present on-going, monthly exhibits by various artists of Gualala's Cypress Village Gallery District which is comprised of Henley's Art & Interiors, Placewares+LyndonDesign, Spindrift Gallery and Studio 391.

The inaugural group exhibition includes a selection of paintings, photographs and mixed media works by Sea Ranch artists Craig Gilliland, Paul Kozal, Maynard Hale Lyndon, Kathleen Sandidge and Michael Wayman.
The Cypress Village Gallery District is one of the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast's best destinations for original fine art by established professional artists located under the clock tower at the corner of Highway One and Ocean Drive.

Monday, July 11, 2011

3 Hours in 91 Seconds

View Studio 391's latest gallery opening in 91 seconds. This clip was recorded from the recent gallery opening/artists reception on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 4 - 7 pm.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Introducing Carole Gray-Weihman

Sneak peek of plein air paintings by Carole Gray-Weihman

shown with new ceramic vessels by Nicholas Bernard

Studio 391 is pleased to introduce artist Carole Gray-Weihman to the gallery.

Carole Gray-Weihman is a devoted painter that paints in the Hawthorne-Hensche Tradition. She is considered by some to be of the ‘Color Visualist Movement’ and others the ‘New American Impressionist Movement’. Carol Gray-Weihman is frequently invited to participate in national and regional juried plein air events. She is also the co-founder of l’Atelier aux Couleurs Art Academy in Petaluma.

An exhibition featuring her plein air paintings is planned for Fall 2011.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three Hours in 90 Seconds

View Studio 391's May 28th three hour gallery opening in 90 seconds...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Find Us On Facebook

Studio 391 is now on Facebook. If you’d like to ‘like us' you can 'like us' directly on our Facebook Page or you can visit our website at and click on the ‘like’ button at the top of our home page. Please feel free to share our page or post a comment. We hope you will follow us on Facebook.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Studio 391, Gualala, CA - Roman Loranc will be joining Kim Weston (pictured above) for a Photography Workshop & Book Project at the San Miguel Mission in California, May 12 through 15, 2011. Attendees will be photographing in and around the mission with special access to private areas normally restricted to the public. To register or receive more information contact Gina Weston at 831.624.8111 or visit

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Synecdoche Studio Meets Studio 391

Pictured left to right: Artist Kim Kauffman with Gallery Director/Owner Carol Kozal

Studio 391, Gualala, CA - Gallery artist Kim Kauffman of Synecdoche Studio visited Studio 391 Fine Art Gallery after the opening of her solo show "Illumitones'" at the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, CA which opened last weekend. The exhibit will be on view at CPA until May 28.

If you want to know why Kauffman's photographic collages are so special, reach for a copy of George Barr's book, 52 Great Images: Who Made Them, What Makes Them Special and Why which profiles her photograph, Fugue from the Illumitones series. Available at a bookseller near you or online at

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vistors Flock to Studio 391 For New Shows

Studio 391 was teeming with activity on Saturday, March 26. from 4 to 7 pm in celebration of the new exhibition openings and announcement of the formation of the Cypress Village Gallery District.

The new photography exhibition, For The Birds, featured new gallery artist Yuko Ishii and her bird portraits. The exhibit also included works by gallery artists Kim Kauffman, Unai San Martin, William Scott. Concurrently, Paris: City Views, a new solo painting exhibition by artist Charles Waldman featured a dozen new oil paintings. Exhibits are on view through May 22.

Attendees enjoyed viewing the new exhibitions at Studio 391, mixing with fellow gallery goers while enjoying a taste of gelato by Gelati Pazzo Marco and wines by Les Caves Roties de Pente.

Neighboring galleries in the Cypress Village Gallery District hosted artists' receptions and exhibition openings on the same day. Gallery goers to the gallery district also enjoyed viewing fine art, meeting artists, sampling hors d'oeuvres, sipping wine and live music. There were approximately 300 people visiting the gallery district to partake in the festivities.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rolfe Horn - Special Edition Prints

Rolfe Horn has just released two special edition prints - Creek, Study 3, Izumo, Japan 2004 and Volleyball Court, Study 3, Santa Monica, California 2001.

The image size for Creek, Study 3 is 7 1/2" x 7 3/4". Volleyball Court, Study 3 measures 7 3/4" x 7 3/4". Both are overmatted to 16"x20" with archival 4-ply board. Prints are signed and numbered by the artist. Each print is limited to an edition of 25 prints.

The print special pricing is $350 each or $600 for the set of two. For more information please contact Studio 391.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In Other News...

Agelio Batle’s Graphite Object, asparagus, is featured in this month’s issue of Elle D├ęcor UK. The article features designer, Thorten van Elten with mention of the asparagus and other graphite objects.

Batle’s graphite objects are limited series. There is also a small peapod that has become very popular.

Please view our selection of Agelio Batle Graphite Objects at

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Peter Hess, the winner of our first ever drawing contest. Peter sketched a wonderful landscape using the Twisted Leaf Agelio Batle Graphite Object to create his drawing. His bold yet detailed drawing expressed the entire surface of the pencil and what is has to offer on a 5x7 inch piece of white paper.

Peter wins his choice of any Agelio Batle Graphite Object [pencil] available from our current selection in our gallery showcase.

Thank you to all that entered the contest. And, a special thanks to Hall Kelley of Hall Kelley Organization for judging the contest.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Rolfe Horn Photographs

Rolfe Horn | Receding Tide, Cannon Beach, Oregon 2010 | Gelatin silver print

Sometimes photography trips take an unexpected turn. Last year Rolfe Horn headed for the Olympic National Park in Washington State. As he approached the Oregon border the weather further north was forecasted for 70 degrees and cloudless skies so Horn changed his destination.

Instead, he headed for the Oregon coast where atmospheric conditions are usually a certainty. It is here that Horn spent a few days turning his camera to the sights he enjoys photographing. These newly released images embody Horn's trademark ethereal look and rich tonality. His quality of light and exceptional darkroom printing are always a superb combination.

>> View the new Rolfe Horn photographs from Oregon at

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Studio 391 + photo l.a.

Jeanne Falk Adams (Ansel Adams' daughter-in-law) visited Studio 391 at photo l.a.

Studio 391 just returned from photo l.a. XX, the 20th International Photographic Art Exposition. Studio 391 was one of more than 50+ galleries invited to exhibit at the photographic exhibition.

For one weekend in January (usually the 3rd weekend) galleries and dealers from around the world converge in Santa Monica to showcase and sell fine art photographs from some of the most famous names in photography as well as emerging artists.

In addition to the exhibition, there were collecting seminars, lectures, book signings, and much more.
Jeanne Falk Adams (pictured above) was one of five panel members that was in attendance to discuss, Troubled Waters: History and Politics of Landscape Photography.

Photo l.a. is one of the longest running photography fairs west of New York City.
If you haven’t attended this event before, mark your calendar for next year.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Eric Kent Wine Cellars will feature Rolfe Horn's photograph 'Schooner Gulch' on its latest vintage, a 2009 Small Town Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast appellation.

If you like Sonoma County wines and art then you should know about Eric Kent Wine Cellars.

Kent Humphrey and Colleen Teitgen, the duo behind the barrel, made it their mission to capture the best Sonoma County has to offer in every bottle and feature works of art on every Eric Kent wine.

The 2009 Small Town Pinot Noir retails for $43 a bottle but clients of Studio 391 are eligible for the club discount price of $36 by referencing “Rolfe Horn” when placing an order.

More information about Eric Kent Wine Cellars at