Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Opening Reception This Friday! Sept 2 6-10pm

'Cape Cod Beach Path' - Acrylic - 11"x 14"

Opening Reception: Friday - Sept. 2, 2011 6-10pm
'The Collective Works of Heather Lynn Harris'
Artist will be present at Opening Reception

Heather began her love for art at age five when her mother encouraged her creativity by sending her to art classes at the Memorial Art Gallery in her hometown of Rochester, NY. She continued to pursue art through private instruction in middle school and art classes in high school. She knew she wanted to have a career in art, but like many artists, fear of starvation made her pursue a degree in a field that could offer her greater financial stability. After gaining a degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration she went on to pursue a rewarding career in marketing while continuing to create art in her spare time. She knew art would always play an important role in her life and continued to nurture it until the time was right.

After the birth of her son,
followed a few years later by the birth of boy-girl twins, a swell of artistic energy caused Heather to decide to return to her first love, art. She dedicated herself full time to the study and creation of art. She spent the last ten years experimenting with charcoal, acrylics, oils, pastels, and pen and ink, gaining an appreciation for each medium. She improved herself through practice, private instruction, workshops, and recently she embarked on formalizing her skill as an artist through a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She paints landscape, still life, figure and portrait, but her favorite subject is the human form and she enjoys creating art that tells a story.

As a Co-Founder of Redfish Art Studios, she orchestrated and
curated many art shows, as well as led art excursions to the South of France where artists have been inspired and renewed in their passion for creating art.

Over the past five years Heath
er has experienced tremendous growth as an artist and has been thrilled to receive two second place awards for her oil paintings in juried shows. Now in her own studio space, Heather is focusing on figurative work, illustration and private instruction. Her work can be found in private collections in Western New York.

'Brushes at the Ready -' Oils - 16"x 20"

Just a short walk from VFA Gallery

at the Harold Olmsted Gallery located @ SCA

'Fred Langless Retrospective'

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 - 4pm

For More info contact Springville Center for the Arts
Email: admin@springvillearts.org / P:716 592 9038

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


'Brushes at the Ready' - 16"x 20" - Oil

Hi All,

I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to see the Joanna Cutri Show Though the show was scheduled to come down on Aug 6th, We have decided to leave it up a couple more weeks because people have enjoyed the show so much.

First off there is a change to our upcoming calendar.We have a new show lined up for Sept. 2, 2011,
The Collective Works of Heather Lynn Harris will replace the 'Fire and Timber' show. Heather's opening reception will be Sept. 2 from 6-10pm.

Also opening that same evening at the Springville Center for the Arts -
Fred Langless Retrospective.
Contact: Springville Center for the Arts for more info (716) 592 9038

This Wed Aug 17th at 7:00pm we are having an opening reception for the kids in my 'Custom Vinyl' class, that I gave at the Springville Center for the Arts - Summer Art Camp. 12 student's, custom vinyl toys will be on display along with some of the artwork from some of the other classes for the Summer Art Camp.

Downtown Buffalo I have my work on display and for sale at The Eights Bistro at 888 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Outstanding food, a great atmosphere and great prices.
Opening soon for Lunch. www.theeightsbistro.com

New board member Dawn Valentine added to the VFA board. We welcome her and are very happy to have her on our board.

I want to apologize for the gap in updates and gallery hours. I have been a little side tracked with my wife's serious illness,She is the most important thing to me. I'm happy to say things are going in a positive direction with her treatment. So we are just taking it day by day.

So allot going on here so stay tuned.

Our Best,
Richard VanOver
VFA Executive Director/Curator