My art is contemporary and modern. My paintings contain geometric forms, shapes and vibrant color. My work showcases well in a contemporary or modern environment. I have included images of my paintings on the Home Page of my website, paintingsbychrista.net Some of the paintings displayed are displayed within interior settings. Your comments and feedback are welcome!

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ART EXHIBIT AND BENEFIT FOR SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Posted on 3 May, 2014 at 4:17 Comments comments (502)
Art Exhibition and Benefit for San Marcos High School Performing Arts Department, opening June 1, 2014, 3-5 p.m., Bronfman Family Community Center.  There will be 100 8" x 9" original artwork for sale at $45.00 each.  Proceeds  for SMHS Performing Arts Department.  There will also be a large exhibit by the Abstract Art Collective works juried by Jane Deering.
 
                   
                       
Invitation to to Fundraiser for San Marcos Art Department        "Gone Surfing" Mixed Media,
            8" x 8",  Christa Lyons
          

Painting on exhibition for
SMHS Fundraiser
$45.00--all works  sold at this price..

UPCOMING AAC EXHIBITION INVITATION

Posted on 4 November, 2013 at 5:33 Comments comments (595)

 
ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE
HOLIDAY EXHIBITION
 
I will have two paintings on exhibit at the Abstract Art Collective (AAC) Holiday Exhibition on December 5. 
 
                                              "Gone Sailing", 16"x 16"
Title is Geometric, Abstract painting displayed in Holiday Exhibition at the Santa Barbara College of Law through January 26, 2014.                                            "Square Dance", 48" x 48"

ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION

Posted on 31 October, 2013 at 3:09 Comments comments (406)
The Santa Barbara College of Law will host the Abstract Art Collective Holiday Group Exhibition, which includes a "special" holiday art sale.  The exhibition opens on December 5, 2013, with a reception from 5-8 p.m.  It is open to the public and will be a part of Santa Barbara's First Thursday Art Walk.  In addition to the exhibition a special "Gift Room" will display abstract art priced under $100.00.  I will exhibit one of my large-scale contemporary paintings. 
 
Hope you can make the opening!
 
                                                     Christa  Lyons

ABSTRACT ART EXHIBITION/FUNDRAISER AT BACARA RESORT

Posted on 31 August, 2013 at 5:17 Comments comments (309)
          "Fiesta"                                                                        "Evolution"










                                "Luminescence"                                

The Bacara Art Exhibition/Fundraiser is now open to the public on Saturday, August 31, 10-6 p.m., and on Sunday, 10-5 p.m.  The Reception is on Sunday, 2-4 p.m.  I have three pieces in the show.  A large 40" x 48" painting, Fiesta, an  Intaglio print, Evolution, 19" by 16", and a 8"x 8" painting called Luminisence.  Please join the fun at the Bacara Resort with music, appetizers, and beverages!                 

Abstract Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Aug.31 thru Sept 1

Posted on 7 August, 2013 at 2:18 Comments comments (697)
Current Abstract Art Exhibition and Fundraiser.  All 8
       

       
 

In the Big Room Invitational Exhibition at MichaelKate

Posted on 6 July, 2013 at 3:44 Comments comments (323)

    Nova, 48" x 72"                                                               Square Dance, 48" x 48"

Nova, 48



I was  invited by Brad Nack, Curator, to exhibit two paintings in the new exhibition, "In the Big Room", at MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery.  The exhibit runs from July 5 through August 11, 2012, with a reception on Friday,  July 12, 2013,  5-8 p.m.
           
This is the invitation to the group exhibition at MichaelKate Interiors, which showcases contemporary artwork.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT CITY HALL, MAYOR'S OFFICE

Posted on 30 May, 2013 at 3:05 Comments comments (708)
I have been  selected to exhibit one of my pieces, "Breakfast in Space", in the next juried art Exhibition in the Mayor's Office, at Santa Barbara City Hall.  The exhibit opened on Thursday, June 6, 2013. 
 
 Below is the piece that was selected:
                                                        
 
Breakfast in Space, 15                            " BREAKFAST IN SPACE", Mixed Media, 22" x 30"

NEW PHOTOS INCLUDE ORIGINAL PRINTS OF MY "SOLAR REFLEXIONS" EXHIBITION

Posted on 29 May, 2013 at 12:29 Comments comments (1132)
STATEMENT OF WORK
SOLAR REFLEXIONS
 
In addition to my contemporary, designer paintings, I am adding a series of work titled, "Solar Reflexions".  It is an art form that Man Ray developed during the 1920's.  He was a Surrealist and Dadaist renowned for his photographs of "cameraless" pictures called Rayographs, which he described as "pure Dadaism".
Working between the abstract and the representational, the Rayographs revealed a new way of seeing, which paved the way to the dreamlike visions of the Surrealist writers and painters.
 
My intent is to explore the "universe" within my art, complete with its familiar galaxies and unexplored uncertainties.  I have employed light as an agent in creating images of space, with its vast multiple dimensions of time, light, and matter.  I have learned to manipulate reflections, refractions, and shadows of light to create infinite patterns, which are reminiscent of the region beyond the earth's atmosphere and beyond the solar system.
 
It is "light" that is significant to the creation of the universe, and it is the universe that is significant to the creation of my art.
                                                                     
                                           Christa Lyons
                                            Artist
 
 
NOTE:  The works from "Solar Reflexions" can be viewed on  my    Home page.   Prints are available upon request.  
           

PATHWAYS EXHIBITION

Posted on 16 May, 2013 at 16:50 Comments comments (1944)
The Black Hole, Edge of Space, 15I am showing in the new Pathways Exhibition, a juried AAC group exhibition at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara.  The exhibition will run from May 19 through August 14, 2013.    
        "The Black Hole",   15" x 22"                    
 
 
 
Birth in Space, 25
                                 "Birth in Space", mixed media 15"x 22"
 

Invitation for Abstract Art Collective exhibition, Pathways, at the Jewish Federation Community Center.  I have two contemporary art pieces from my series, Solar Reflexions.  The exhibit will run through August 14, 2013.

PERIPHERAL VISIONS 2013 EXHIBITION

Posted on 5 March, 2013 at 19:24 Comments comments (269)

  "Flight", 30" x 22"
                                                                 
You are invited to view my art at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, with the Abstract Art Collective, a group of professional Santa Barbara abstract artists.  The exhibition opens February 26 through March 22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30-7:30p.m.                                                                                                          
                                       

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