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    EARTHSONG Celebrating Land & Sea

    EARTHSONG Celebrating Land & Sea

    Radical Stimulus: A juried Exhibit- Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825- 5/2013Image copyright© Seda Saar 2013


    Film Screening : Nov 24 , 2012, 3-4:30pm

    Exhibition Curation & Art Installation: Seda Baghdasarian, MLY Gallery – Malibu

    MLY Gallery 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu CA 90265 (310) 982-7594

    Artist Documentary film: Written & Produced by Seda Baghdasarian- MLY Gallery- Malibu


    MARY WRIGHT- ELEMENTS- The Circle Of Life…

    MLY GALLERY – Malibu Lumber Yard – Oct. 27 – Nov 30

    Exhibition designed , written and curated By SEDA SAAR

    Written By Seda Baghdasarian- COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL © SB2012

    Mary Wright opens the inner portals to nature in her solo exhibit ‘ELEMENTS’, at the new Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery. Committed to what she calls ‘environmental sanity’ all her life, she achieves Zen-like clarity in her mixed media watercolors, taking us on an unmistakable journey, through Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, reconstructing the circle of life. Wright uses found objects, elements from the land, natural and man-made that mimic nature. Sometimes these are remains of objects processed and conceived by natural forces such as fire and water, other times they are simple skeletons of natural life-forms, elements from the sea and sand, sky and air; common elements surrounding our daily lives.

    Mary Wright’s paintings explore color and structure in the way the archeologists discover the earth; in ‘Earth’ , her intricate layers create the perfect balance between substance and light, allowing us to build our experience incrementally as we move and connect with each work. Taking inspiration from ancient teachings, her abstractions barely suggest the impassioned internal discourse in our planet today – We seem to connect with each piece, like a symphony – contemplating the wonder of life.

    In ‘Air’ , Wright’s silk paintings are complex portals to cosmic grace, allowing the unsettled eye to discover a myriad of faint textures and nuances that draw the viewer into a meditative, blissful trance. Related installation with elements also hang from the ceiling, floating in space like the element of air that encapsulates them, allowing the movement to float into a tunnel, as if this possibly were the portal to another world.Installation of Fire and the elements by Artist Seda Saar.

    Amidst the subdued tones of the elements and abstract landscape of her compositions, she breaks the tension in ‘Fire’ with vibrantly layered yet softly spoken swirls of fire energy dispersed amongst the blackened woods and melted homes lost in the Malibu Fire of 1993-

    Woven into the serene landscape of ‘Water’ are the silent brushstrokes of the inhabitants of earth – at once primal and futuristic, promoting us to contemplate the time continuum and our place in the web of life – Water element composing most of us and the planet…Interchangeable by abstraction.

    Her pronounced cosmic paintings, interlinked forms, invoke the beauty of creation and our place in it. Highly textured & colorful with intricate gestures, her art takes us on an eternal quest for the love of earth, and the wonder of creation. With so much turmoil and disruption to our planets natural systems, she is delivering a prayer for the healing of mother earth & our human race, leading us to a place of transcendence & empathy for all creation.

    Honoring Women’s Rights: National Steinbeck Museum, Salinas, CA. Jurors: Dr. Joyce Aiken, Dr. Ruth Weisberg and Patricia Rodriguez. Sept- Nov. 2012

    PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition at the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at Florida A&M University. August, Sept- 2012


    ‘PHILOCTETES’ A MULTI -MEDIA OPERA, Open Gate Theater, Glendale Moose Lodge, Glendale, CA, August 2012.

    June – July 2012 Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery www.mlygallery.comThe fifty two plein aire and in studio paintings of local artist SEDA, a comilation of over a decade of work.Oceans, A coastal journey supports Sea Shepherd California and in sharing my appreciation of beauty & appreciation of the environment a portion of proceeds will benefit the marine conservation group.
    2012 Summer National Juried Exhibition  Juror: Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator & Director of Programs & Collections, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

    June 02 – July 15, 2012
    Reception: June 2, 5-7 pm

    Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949   415-506-0137

    Nature’s Landscapes, Allied Artists of Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore, March 2012Malibu Beauty, Malibu Arts Association February 2012

    Enchanting Spaces, Malibu Art Association Juried Exhibit- Juror: Susan Schomburg

    Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station (thru April 25th)

    2525 Michigan Avenue, E-3A
    Santa Monica, CA
    seda Beyond the Image: A Five Women Photography Exhibit in Conjunction with MOPLA
    March 24 – April 19, 2012
    Artist Reception: Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 19, 7pm-9pm, moderated by Shana NYS Dambrot
    Location: KGB Studios
    1640 North Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012 Colors
    Digital Arts California
    ” Gem” at Gallery 825 , Los Angeles Art AssociationEvent Dates: April 21 – VIP Preview 6-7pm
    General Admittance: Saturday, April 21, 7-9pm


    Copyright SB2012

    2012 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition, Farmington Museum, New Mexico
    Exhibition Dates: May 12th- July 30, 2012, Juror : Hugh Wilson
    Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19th, 7-9pm
    Farmington Museum
    Gateway Park, 3041 East Main,
    Farmington, New MexicoMuseum Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm
    T4C – London Los Angeles- Juried Exhibit & Competition-Voting on  4/12/12 & 4/29/12

    A Group Exhibition of entries for Britweek Los Angeles Artists CompetitionOpening: Downtown Artwalk April 12- thru April 29th, 2012

    Farmers & Merchants Bank
    401 E. Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    “Pasadena- It’s Aura” – Historic Landmark Exhibition at the Blinn House

    The Women’s City Club of Pasadena at the Historic Blinn House, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, Ca (626) 796-0560

    A celebration of Pasadena’s Historic Landmarks featuring Russel Hobbs, local historins & eleven local artists

    Visit: for link to the Online catalogue

    Sylvia White Gallery -Collectors Choice 2012
    Sylvia White Gallery, 1783 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001    Tel: (805) 643-8300
    Sylvania Gallery-Small works Juried show-Reception thru 2/30/12
    www.silvanagallery.comThe Second Annual Holiday Small Works Group Show Features
    A Group Exhibition of Traditional and Contemporary Original Oil Paintings,
    Acrylic, Mixed Media and Sculptures by local American Artists.
    exth-forest2011 2010-2011: “Paint the Forests”
    National/State Tour (California) celebrating the United Nations’
    “International Year of Forests 2010-2011”
    Juror: Bruce Helander, Internationally renowned artist, juror, critic and curator
    Edgewater Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA Dec 3 – 31, 2010
    Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA June- Aug 2011
    Gualala Arts left, Sonoma, CA Sep 9-Oct 2, 2011

    2011: International Art Exhibition

    during Art Basel Miami Beach Featuring 40 artists from 20 countries
    November 28, 2011 – January 28, 2012
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by City of Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado
    Monday, November 28 | 6-9 p.m. RSVP
    Arts and Entertainment District | North Bayshore Drive | Miami, Fl 33132 | | 305.395.3599
    Black & White (Dec 2011) Beauty (Feb 2012) Abstracts (April 2012)
    Preview Reception: Friday, December 9, 2011, 5:30 – 9:00pm
    Linus Galleries Pasadena & Long Beach


    December 8 – December 30, 2011
    Opening Reception Thursday December 8 , 7-9pm
    Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
    102 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    (in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk)
    memorial-th 2011: “Portraits of the Fallen” Memorial
    Read More about the exhibition in the Pasadena Star News
    Preview Reception: November 12, 2011, 6:00 – 10:00pm
    at Terrell Moore Gallery
    1221 S. Hope Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (view map)Reception
    2011: Pasadena Society Of Artists 86th Annual
    Juror: Lisa Goodall
    2011: Schomburg Gallery
    Bergamot Station, Santa Monica , CA
    Juried Exhibition of Malibu Artists Association
    Juror: Susan Schomburg
    BEIJING Collection 2011
    Beijing Artists Space, China International Photography Exhibit
    Sponsor: NY Arts Magazine & Art Fairs International
    exth-miami 2010: International Biennale Artists MIAMI
    Nina Torres Fine Art – Wynnwood, Miami
    exth-teach2011 2011: Allied Artists of Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore
    Mountain Restoration Trust, Calabasas, CA
    2010, 2011 Aurora, Gem, LAAA Jury Panel
    Los Angeles Artists Association, Gallery 825, Los Angeles
    2010: The United States Artists Biennial
    Broadway Gallery, NY, NY.Group Exhibit, Juror: Abraham Lubowski
    2010: “The Word: Between the Lines”
    Pasadena Society of Artists, Pasadena Central Library
    Group Exhibit, Juror:Pasadena Society of Artists
    2009-2010: Florence Biennale
    Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
    Invitational & Distinguished International Juried Exhibition
    exth-gift 2009: “Precious Gifts”
    California Art Club’s Associate Artists
    at The Historic Blinn House Women’s City Club, Pasadena
    Juror: CAC
    exth-armenia2009 2009: “Armenia, Beauty of the Land…” A solo exhibit of over 32 original large paintings painted over 2 years-
    Ararat Center, Los Angeles, CA