My One-Woman Show

Posted in a recent church newsletter:

Rainbow Collage

PinkAndBlueReceptionTableGallery1551“PAULA PETERSON’S ‘ONE WOMAN ART SHOW’
Opens Aug 7, Gallery 1551, located at 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

(First United Methodist Church)

Paula has been making and selling art all her life, and painting in watercolor for more than 20 years. She has studied with many local and national artists, and has come to love mixed media as well. Paula currently hosts workshops in “Soul Painting,” a wonderful, meditative form of art-play.

A member of Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO), Paula’s first and best love is painting plein aire in watercolor, ‘where time stops and the painting is all there is.’  More recently, she has been working with mosaics in a process called “Pique Assiette.” Literally translated, it means plate thief and relies on tesserae (mosaic bits) from broken china and crockery.”

The Open Doors Project

This was a fundraiser for our Creative Arts Ministry Advisory Board and the ReStore in Santa Rosa, CA.  The art was displayed at First United Methodist Church Community Garden on our Stony Point & Giffen Avenue.  Finally, we had an ice cream social and auctioned off the doors.  Success!

Workshop Scheduled January 22, 2011

Check out the article in the Roseleaf:

Can’t wait to see everyone there!


During the gallery show, there was a sign up sheet for folks wanting to attend a workshop about the collage process used in most of the pieces that were hanging.  Unfortunately, that sign up sheet disappeared.  That is okay, because people may sign up again here.*

Saturday, January 22, 2011, will be the next Soul Painting workshop.  It is to be held at the Stony Point/Giffen Avenue campus of the First United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa, just south of Sebastopol Road.  Time will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  This will be a Christ-centered fun and spiritual workshop in which participants will connect to deeper meaning through art play.  NO artistic ability is needed!  Bring your sense of humor and your faith.  The workshop is free, but there is a materials fee of $25.

*If you would like to sign up for this workshop, email me at:  (Members of the First United Methodist Church have priority.)

Aqua Areas Art Show

I’m in!  I dropped off my painting, “Marsh Madness,” to the Coddingtown show this morning.  There is some GREAT art in this show!  Makes me wish I hadn’t bothered on some level though it is good to test my work in a juried show.  It is a bit hard to find as it is on the bottom of the display, midway up the aisle to where Gottschalk’s used to be but, that’s okay.  You can see the painting here in my online gallery under “Paintings”.

Tuesday Night Reception

The Tuesday night reception at the gallery went very well.  Some of my old work friends stopped by to say ‘hello’ and see the new pieces.  They were very encouraging.  (Thanks Gang!)  It was so hot I thought I would melt!  And still, people came.  Success!

Looks like there is enough interest for me to do a workshop, at least 12 people signed the list.  Yay!  I will schedule that for some time in September or October.  Should be loads of fun!  I can’t wait!

My One-Woman Gallery Show

Well, here they are, pictures from the gallery receptions.  (note: there were two!)  It was a sweet affair at my church art gallery and everyone was impressed.  Many signed up for more info on a soul painting workshop to be held at some point in the future.  First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa.

Folks who stopped by to take a look at the new gallery show at the evening reception.

She is pointing at my traditional watercolors, (left), 3 of them. Catherine and her daughter are looking at some of my collages.

Note my bio on the wall, right.

Begin the gallery view street-side

"Welcome!" Michelle says. She was the docent for the morning reception. Thanks for everything, Michelle, you are awesome!

You Are Invited!

Come see my show at the FUMC gallery and sign my guest book!

1.  Sunday morning, August 22, 2010, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 1551 Montgomery Drive, (First United Methodist Church), just 2 blocks east of Memorial Hospital

2.  Tuesday evening, August 24, 2010, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., same location.  See ya there!Collage

Now Showing!

Ahem!  Announcing:

The one-woman art show by Paula L. Peterson is now up in the gallery at FUMC Montgomery! (Wish my camera wasn’t broken, I’d post pics.) And, thank you Bob Cheal for helping me hang 13 pieces this morning.  I am so honored to have been asked to do this, it was a daunting task and a humbling experience.  There will be a reception on the 24th as well, if you can believe that!  It is a bit surreal! I am inviting attendees to sign up if they are interested in participating in a Soul Painting workshop.  If there is enough interest, I will schedule it.  Stay tuned!

Soul Painting Workshop August 8, 2009

A local FA group is hosting my workshop, Soul Painting, at Isis Oasis.  It is a closed workshop for FA members only.  (Pics to come!)  The above collage was done in preparation for this workshop.  I love bright colors, they seem so happy and the red, yellow and blue ribbons of of color used here seemed very happy indeed.  Of course butterflies are a metephor for beautiful, positive change like that the FA members are going through.  Brava to them for loving themselves enough to make the changes necessary.