An exhibit of paintings of models in Victorian dress is on view through March 12 at Payn’s Stationery Store, 1791 Solano Ave. Payn’s is the newest venue being curated by El Cerrito Art Association (ECAA), an organization of East Bay artists.
The inaugural show features paintings by eight artists who participated in two plein air painting days at South Bay gardens. On each occasion, models dressed in authentic Victorian costumes posed in and around historic homes.
Artists represented are Ikuko Boyland, Charlotte Britton, Linnea Gershenberg, June Hunt, Barbara Rockhold, Jean Sichterman, Jean Witzke and Meg Stockwell. All are active participants in ECAA’s weekly Plein Air Painters group.
Payn’s Stationery, which has been at its Solano Avenue location for 63 years, has recently expanded its traditional office supply product line with other items such as note cards, specialty paper, art supplies and drawing pens. Payn’s was also the sponsor of a Merchant’s Award last year at the annual ECAA Art Show and Sale. Payn’s website is at www.paynsstationery.com.
There will be a new exhibit of artwork at Payn’s bimonthly.
ECAA, with almost 200 artist members, also curates art exhibits in three other locations: the El Cerrito Community Center, Library and DMV. Additionally, ECAA has monthly meetings where professionals demonstrate their artwork, mounts an annual show in October, sponsors a weekly plein air painting group and participates in other local art events. For more information on ECAA, go to elcerritoart.org.