Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Light & Shadow" opens Satudray, April 12, 2014 * 3p-7p


Light and Shadow - Group Show
Featured artist: Ulla Anobile

Show Runs: April 12 - May 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 3-7p
Held in conjunction with NELAart.org's Second Saturday Gallery Night

Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.801.8669

For pre-sale info: Sandra Mastroianni, Owner, semastroianni70@yahoo.com
The gallery is open to installment plans to help you grow your collection.

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11a-5p and by appointment

Cactus Gallery is pleased to present Light and Shadow, featuring multimedia works by fourteen female artists. Our featured artist is Ulla Anobile. Light and Shadow examines the ideas of light and shadow in myth, nature and the mystery of the psyche.

Most of us like to declare ourselves children of love and light, and aim to eradicate our personal darkness. But for most, it is the darker, shadowy side of life where growth, germination and new beginnings originate.

Only by acquainting ourselves with our own darkness can we hope to become fully human. Only then may we stop pointing our fingers at, and reveling in, the darkness of others. Yet on the other hand, by not over-identifying with - or romanticizing - the shadowy realm, can we hope to learn to draw the line between ordinary human weakness and true evil. Join us for this exploration of both the literal use of lights and darks and also the metaphorical use.

Joining Ulla in this exploration are: Donna Abbate, Jaclyn Alderete, Lacey Bryant, Ashley Fisher, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Theresia Rosa Kleeman, Patricia Krebs, Mavis Leahy, Susan Malloy, Janet Olenik, Lena Sayadian, Kelly Thompson, and Jessica Ward.

About our featured artist: Ulla Anobile's paper mache/fiber work is inspired by such folk art forms as the mask, the doll, the totem and the altar. Her ideas come from dreams, mythology and folklore, as well as from childhood summers spent in the unspoiled Finnish countryside. Her work often emphasizes the spiritual aspect of nature. Birds and owls, both mythical and real, are among her favorite subjects.

Among her fiber work are dolls, wall hangings, ornaments and finger puppets. She embellishes her pieces with cross-stitching and other kinds of embroidery; skills learned in the traditional (no longer existent) school for girls she attended in her native Finland.

Her sculptural masks have been included in reviews of contemporary mask making at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg WA, Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, the City of Los Angeles World Airports Exhibition Program and Pierce College, CA. She was invited to make a one-of-a-kind ornament for the White House Blue Room 1999 holiday tree. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well as in England and Finland. Ulla, a former journalist, was born in Helsinki, Finland. She has lived in Los Angeles since 1975.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cactus Gallery presents "9" - available works from our current group show celebrating the gallery's 9th birthday!




Exhibit runs March 8 - April 8, 2014

For purchase inquiries or to visit the gallery space, contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com.

Cactus Gallery NOW in the Treeline Woodworks Showroom @ 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles (( Elysian Valley FROGTOWN )) CA 90039

Hours are Saturday and Sunday 11a-5p and by appointment.

The gallery is open to installment plans to help you grow your collection.



Follow Me - Andrea Bogdan - Acrylic, oil, pastel on repurposed wood, 16.25" x 28.5" - $700 
Muntiacus (Muntjac) - Ashley Fisher - Paper cutout in antique frame, 13” x 10”
(framed 15.5” x 13”) - $450

La Loma Bridge IV - Wm. Earling - Acrylic on panel, 8” x 10”, framed to 13" x 15" - $260

Breaking Through - Rosie Garcia - Oil on Canvas, 11”x14” - $180 - SOLD

Burning Desire - Christine Benjamin - Acrylic on canvas, 8” x 10" - $255

Hi, I’m Daniel - Daniel Rolnik - Ink and industrial marker on paper, 8” x 10” - $20

Anchor - Darryl Blood - Acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14" - $85

Death: New Beginnings - Jinx - Acrylic on board, 11"x14" - $200

Paula, My Nova - Daniel Galindo - Acrylic and oil on canvas, 39" x 60" - $1500

Edgar - Mavis Leahy - Mixed media, 15" x 8" - $150

Elefante Pensando - Jorge Bernal - Ink on paper, 17” x 14” framed to 23” x 20” - $300

      El Musico - Miriam Martinez - Acrylic on canvas, 6”x12" $165


A Visit from the Arctic - jaxiejax - Acrylic and ink, 6” x 8”, framed to 8” x 10” - $330


Represent L.A. - Daisuke Okamoto - Ink on paper, 11" x 14”, framed to 16” x 20” - $750

Siren From The Sea & The Sea Is Still Part Of Me - Sheri DeBow - Hand sculpted art doll, mixed media, 21" tall  - $540 

La Familia Dichosa - Claudia Galvan - Mixed media on wood, 12" x 36"- $650

Eve - Janet Olenik - Gouache and pencil on paper, 2.5” x 3.5” - $30 each 

Green Agave - Janice Grimes - Acrylics on canvas, 36" x 48" - $700

Conjoined - Joe Carrion - Mixed media on canvas, 16" x 24.75" - $350 - SOLD

Coat of Arms - Joe Alvarez - Lino cut print, 15'' x 18’’ - $240 - SOLD


Celtic Skull - Kelly Vetter - Acrylic on wood, 7" x 5.5" - $300


Moose - Lena Sayadian - Acrylics on wood, 8" x 8" - $250

Little House in the City - Douglas Alvarez - Mixed media on canvas, 12" x30" - $300

Veronica - Loretta Gonzalez - Oil on panel, 12" x 12", frmaed to 16" x 16" - $500

Eggman - Carl Lozada - Acrylic on wood, 17" x 14" - $350
8760 #3 - Melanie Pruitt - Ink on paper, 12" x 16" - $250

Kuan Yin Dances - Sherri Miranda - Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 18" - $750

Hyalophora - Donna Abbate - Pencil and paint on paper, 9" x 12" - $135

Mr. Tom and His Pet - Rasa Jadzeviciene - Mixed media, 12.5" tall - $380

Spilled Milk - Nichol Norman - Ink and acrylic on paper, framed to 28" x 12" - $450

Follow My Notes - Oscar Rosales - Acrylics on canvas, 6" x12" - $125

The Creation - Patrick Haemmerlein - Mixed media on wood, 12"x 13" - $200 - SOLD

Luz - Roger TriviƱos - Acrylics on wood, 12" x 15" - $325

On a Short Leash - Paul Samenfeld - Mixed media, 9" x 16" - $250

Valley Alley - Sarah Stone - Oil on canvas - 18" x 36" - $650

Rosa - Susan Weber - Collage on vintage photo, 13" x 16.5" - $180

Blue Maiden (Sinipiika) - Ulla Anobile - Paper mache, acrylics, wood, 15" x 10" x 3" -
$90 - SOLD

Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright - Michelle Waters - Acrylics on wood, 9" x 12"  - $300

Machinations of the Heart - Julie Zarate - Oil on canvas board, framed to 8” x 16” - $325
The Other Day - Ashira Siegel - Mixed media on wood, 12” x 12” - $295

Ancient Deity Powers: Power of the Word - Bobby Rojas - Acrylic on wood, 5” x 7” - $400

Snowy Owl - Susan Malloy - Cone 10 Stoneware, 13” tall - $175

Seeing Eye #2 - Kim Gordon - Acrylic and Graphite on Wood, 4” x 6” - $65

Little Miss Mila  - Estela Hyde - Mixed media on canvas, 24” x 30” - $550


I Don't Understand You - Murphy Adams - Acrylic and ink on paper, 5” x7”, framed to 10” x 12” - $125


Pug in a Tub - Terri Berman - Acrylic on canvas, 16” x 20” - $275
Suedehead - Jose Castillo - Ball point pen and airbrush, 20" x 20" - $295 - SOLD

Still No. 92 - Kristin Forbes-Mullane - Acrylic on masonite, 15” x 12” - $400

La Serenata - Manny Cuchilla - Gouache on cigar boxes (triptych) - $350
Untitled (Late Spring #51) - Theresia Rosa Kleeman - Acrylic, rayon, and glass on wood, 20” x 13” - $350 - SOLD



Two to Tango - Bobbie Rich - Mixed media on canvas, 36” x 36” - $1650
The Frog Man of the Hahamonga Watershed - Henry T. Cram - Mixed media, 17” x 17.5” tall - $400 - SOLD

Heart - Unframed hand colored print with watercolor on paper - K Howell - $20 - also available are black and white prints
Grapes with Joe - Anselmo Ortiz - Photograph, 20.5" x 20.5" - $300

8/17/13 (Leaves) - Angela Maria Ortiz S. - Photograph (unframed) - $250