Join US for a Divine Feminine Art Opening by Kathy Crabbe at SILER GALLERY - Opening Night: Friday, Aug 2, 6-9pm

Dear Temecula & Area Creatives & Supporters of the Arts,

This month is special!  I’m the featured artist at our one and only art gallery (not run by the city) – the Siler Gallery – woohooo!!! I’m having a retrospective exhibition of Goddess Paintings I created from the early 1990’s up until now.

I genuinely hope to see you there even if it’s just to say hello (or in spirit, that counts too!) and to help spread the word – we have a NEW and wonderful GALLERY IN TOWN and serious, professional, working artists too!

Kathy Crabbe: Divine Feminine Art Exhibition Aug. 1-4
Opening Night: Friday, Aug. 2, 6-9 pm (during Art Walk)
Siler Gallery, Old Town Temecula
41923 Second St., Ste. 101
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Press Release

My creative exploration of goddess myth and HERstory began in 1995 with the publishing of my Goddess Zodiac Playbook compiled from over thirty paintings, poems, stories, and musings I created during a one month period as the moon transited through the twelve signs of the zodiac.

In 2008 I turned these paintings into a Goddess Zodiac Oracle card deck that guided over 1000 souls during intuitive readings I gave at Nirvana in Temecula, online, and in Moon Circles I facilitated at Mt. San Jacinto College and Yoga for Life, Temecula.

In this exhibit you will find ten goddess paintings completed between 2014-16 that have been published by We’Moon Datebook, the New Zealand Astro Diary, and SageWoman Magazine available at our very own Barnes and Noble, Temecula.

The ten large abstracts on display are from my Divine Feminine Journey into Intimacy series painted with acrylic on canvas from 2008-12 when I HAD to paint large. These paintings have been shown at Sun City Library and San Marcos Library.

You will also find my favorite, most popular silk art mermaids from my Laguna Beach days at the Sawdust Art Festival.

The latest work on display are goddesses painted on vintage, reclaimed wood and oak and sugar bush foraged from my Temecula property.

If you ask I’ll show you the series I’m working on now (not on display) called 54 Goddesses – I’m painting one-goddess-a-day for 54 days before I turn 54 on Sept. 7.

In 2020 I will publish the Goddess Zodiac Oracle deck (the book is already available here) and exhibit nine of those paintings at the Grace Mellman Library, Temecula in March.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe
Awaken Your Intuition

About Kathy Crabbe
Artist, writer, teacher and soul guide, Kathy Crabbe invokes faerie goddess spirituality to heal, make whole and holy. She is Mother of the Lefty Oracle and Elfin Ally Oracle decks. She’s also sort of ambidextrous. Her work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine, Sawdust Art Festival and the Women’s Museum of California. Kathy writes a moon column for Witches and Pagans and is a mentor at Wise Woman University where she teaches a Divine Feminine eClass.

Kathy Crabbe: Siler Gallery Art Opening
Kathy Crabbe: Siler Gallery Art Opening
Kathy Crabbe: Siler Gallery Art Opening

My Lefty on Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce that my Lefty "Full of it" (pictured left) will be part of the BARED exhibit at the Ground Floor Gallery. This exhibition explores the gendered narratives that clothe and fashion the body as well as gender subversion and the traditional male gaze. It was curated by Sally Deskins and features the work of selected artists from the book of the same name, published in January 2017 by Les Femmes Folles. The exhibit runs from August 2 - September 2, 2017. 

Interestingly enough when I was recently chatting with Susun Weed on her radio show she mentioned that the Goddess Ephesus who was my inspiration for "Full of it" might possibly be sprouting rows of testicles, not breasts as I had originally thought.  Hmmmm...food for thought!

"Love that image!" ~ Janet Decker Yanez, Artist/Curator/Director, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios

Buy a hand signed print of Full of it

About the Exhibit: BARED
Curated by Sally Deskins

Artists: Kathy Crabbe, Courtney Kenny Porto, Libby Rowe, Chuka Susan Chesney, Stacy Howe, Teresa Dunn, Cathy Sarkowsky, Bonnie Gloris, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Susan Jamison, KA Letts, Susan Detroy, Florine Desmothene, Evelyn Katz, Belgin Yucelen, Suzanne Proulx, Lauren Rinaldi, Amy Cerra, and Marlana Adele Vassar.

Bared Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

Ground Floor Gallery: BARED Exhibit
August 2 – September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017 6-9 pm

942 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37210
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursdays 5-8pm
Otherwise by appointment
groundflrgallery.com
Contact: 615.478.1467

Ground Floor Gallery is committed to providing contemporary exhibitions with depth and relevance in multiple disciplines for a diverse audience with the intent to connect artists with other art professionals, community builders and potential buyers. We present artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in an alternative gallery and collective artist community, which allows artists to take risks that are not generally supported by commercial galleries.

Parking in front of the building or on Oak Street.

About Les Femmes Folles

Les Femmes Folles is a volunteer organization founded in 2011 with the mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels of art from around the world with the online journal, print annuals, exhibitions and events; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). LFF was created and is curated by Sally Deskins.  LFF Books is a micro-feminist press that publishes 1-2 books per year by the creators of Les Femmes Folles including the award-winning Intimates & Fools (Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2014), The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Laura Madeline Wiseman/Lauren Rinaldi, 2015) and BARED: Contemporary Poetry & Art by Women (Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2017). Other titles include Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 available on blurb.com, including art, poetry and interview excerpts from women artists. See the latest call for work on the Submissions page.

Sally Deskins is an artist, writer, curator, mother and wife based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her art explores gender, the body and motherhood and has been exhibited nationally in group and solo shows. Her writing focuses on women, feminist and curatorial issues and has been published in Bitch Magazine, Hyperallergic and n.paradoxa, among others. She has curated several independent exhibits around feminism and women. She founded Les Femmes Folles, an organization providing a platform for women in all levels, genres and styles of art. She obtained an MA in art history from West Virginia in 2016 where she won two awards for her thesis research examining the curating of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. She is currently Exhibits Coordinator for West Virginia University Libraries.

Lefty Oracle Deck Originals at Riverside Art Museum

I just finished exhibiting all 52 originals from my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Deck at Riverside Art Museum. Here's a bunch of fun photos of folks trying out non-dominant hand drawing, being brave and getting up on stage to pose as a lefty...you'll find collaborating couples, moms and daughters, best friends, solo artists and more. Click here to read about my show in the Valley News.

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