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OGS Gallery Exhibitions 2013 / 2014

mother| artist | woman

An invitational exhibition curated by Normi Burke

Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 22


Some who look through the lens of motherhood find that this view is primary to interpreting the world, no matter what other hat is being worn. An often misunderstood or under-rated sensibility, six artist’s work, express a diverse view of life via maternal and artistic practice, and challenge the socially prescribed role of motherhood, artist, and woman.


Jennifer Anderson

Normi Burke

Kathleen Daywalt

Sharon Hazard Taylor

Denese Sanders

Melissa Smedley


Melissa Smedley | "It's Flexible"

Open Ground | New Arrivals

EXHIBITION DATES: February 25 - March 18, 2014

Artist Reception: Friday, February 28, 6-8pm


Open Ground Studios is proud to exhibit a diverse array of work by three very distinctive and talented artists. Endo’s color reduction woodcuts are a powerful display of color and scale in a Geisha’s world, while Watten’s accomplished paintings draw the viewer into the serene essence of our landscape. In contrast, Rosenbaum brings a conceptual look at our everyday, taken-for-granted experiences through surprising installations of her exquisite copper etchings. All three artists are recent additions to the Open Ground Studios Artist Community and we are delighted to share their work with Monterey.

Alyssa Endo


A recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Alyssa received her BA in Art emphasis in printmaking and photography. She first entered the printmaking department in early 2010 and has never looked back. Her work travels between color reduction woodcut, intaglio, and silkscreen. She joined Open Ground studios in the fall 2013 and hopes, “ being a part of this community, will help me grow not only as an artist but as a member of society as well.”

Dora Lisa Rosenbaum


received her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and her BA from Wesleyan University. She has received several awards and grants in support of her work and has attended artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts, and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy.Her work centers the everyday, individuals’ un-theorized, taken-for-granted experiences and understandings of their worlds. Dora’s work has been exhibited across the United States and Italy in both solo and group shows. Dora has been an admirable asset in the Open Ground Studios community since fall 2013.

Christine Watten


is a native Californian who spent her youth between Japan, the Republic of China, Oakland, and Spain. She earned a BA in Studio Art from California State University, East Bay. Christine has received awards for painting and has exhibited paintings and ceramics throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay AreasShe has painted landscapes in Southern Spain and from Mendocino to Monterey, being most inspired by the rolling hills and Live Oak trees of the California coast. The love of folk art and design, early impressions from her life in Asia , as well as an appreciation of Mediterranean functional ceramics, inspire eclectic expressions in clay and glass .

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