Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Pasadena-Its Aura" Show Preparation - Studio visit with Russell Hobbs, Artist and Architect

Exhibition on View Until June 30, 2012
at The Historic Blinn House- Home of the Women's City Club of Pasadena
160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-796-0560



Shot with an IPAD 2 by Margaret Danielak, Curator
160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena 91101
RSVP Club Phone: 626-796-0560

Monday, April 16, 2012

CALL FOR ARTISTS: "Come Fly with Me!" - Major Destinations and Exotic Places

"Come Fly with Me!”Major Destinations and Exotic Locations

 "St. Lucia" by Olga Kaczmar

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena
at The Historic Blinn House (Built 1905)
160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101

EXHIBITION DATES: July 2, 2012  through September 30, 2012

Theme & EligibilityThis is an open call to artists who live in the State of California. The theme is to celebrate travel. Paintings need to be of major destinations, exotic places and/or people enjoying themselves on vacation in romantic exciting/exotic places.  

Selection Process:  The Curator of Exhibitions for The Women’s City Club of Pasadena, Margaret Danielak, owner of DanielakArt, and one member of the Board of Directors of The Women’s City Club of Pasadena, will select the artwork. Artists may submit up to 10 works of art for consideration of which 3-5 will be considered for acceptance.  (A total of over 50 works will be selected for display). Artists must be 18 or older and must be living in the Golden State of California.  Professional artists and students are invited to apply.  All artwork must have been created in the last five years and not have been exhibited previously at The Blinn House/Women’s City Club of Pasadena.       

Media: Oil paintings, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, colored pencil drawings, still photographs and original poster art reminiscent of the 1950’s travel posters will be considered.  No sculpture please. Lighter, brighter works in lighter weight frames are greatly preferred and highly recommended but not required. (No nudity) Artists are encouraged to visit the website for the Women’s City Club of Pasadena at to learn more about the venue.

The Entry Form and administrative fee of $35.00 (includes up to 10 images for consideration) must be completed and returned by Thursday, May 31, 2012 to be considered.

Artists may submit up to 10 images only.  Electronic images should be in JPEG format, sized so as not to crash the Curator’s computer.  Send multiple emails if necessary!  The artist’s name should be included in the file name.  (e.g. J_Doe_SunsetOverHills.jpg)  Clearly indicate medium, size, title, and sales price for each image in the submission.
Email by Thursday, May 31, 2012 to  SAY “Travel” in the subject line.

All artists are responsible for dropping off (on Monday July 2, 2012 at a time to be determined) and picking up their own artwork at the end of the exhibition.  No exceptions.  No storage is available for artwork, nor are shipping services provided unless to a buyer from out of town.  If you live outside of the area, you will need to make arrangements for dropping off and picking up with an authorized representative.

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email on or by Friday, June 8, 2012.  If no email address is provided, the artist will be notified by telephone.

LiabilityArtists are responsible for insuring work while in transit and on display at The Women’s City Club of Pasadena located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101.  Framed artwork ready to display is greatly preferred and highly recommended.

PhotographyDanielakArt and The Women’s City Club reserves the right to photograph works for publicity purposes.

FeeThere is a $35 administrative fee for up to 10 entries (NOT $35 per entry...) payable to “DanielakArt” . Send to DanielakArt at at PO Box 91656, Pasadena, CA 91109  
AwardThis is not a contest but an opportunity to show and sell your artwork. No awards will be given.  Note 15 works were sold at the previous "RED" exhibition in February.

Artists Reception:  Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

CommissionArtists will receive 50% of all sales of their work.  DanielakArt will receive 30%.  The Women’s City Club will receive 20%. Artists will be paid by DanielakArt on or by the 30th day after any art sale. Art buyers will be allowed to come into possession of their artwork as soon as a replacement work by the artist is made available. Artists will be required to maintain inventory sufficient to replace quickly any sold works as The Women’s City Club requires art on the walls at all times.

All sales will be handled by DanielakArt which will take a 50% commission on all sales, of which 20% will be given to The Women’s City Club of Pasadena. By completing the application form, should your artwork be accepted for exhibition, you give your consent for Margaret Danielak of DanielakArt to sell your artwork.  Artists will be encouraged to promote the exhibition.  Press, postcards and cross promotion, in addition to social media (Facebook and Twitter) will be employed to promote the show. NOTES:  The Women’s City Club of Pasadena has a dress code which is enforced at all times.  (No jeans).   

Questions and information:  Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt  Phone:  626-683-9922. Please do not contact The Women’s City Club of Pasadena directly. Address: DanielakArt, PO Box 91656, Pasadena, CA 91109.  FULL CALL TO ARTISTS AND ENTRY FORM AT

Monday, April 2, 2012

"Pasadena - Its Aura" - A Celebration of Pasadena's Historical Landmarks at the Blinn House

A Celebration of Pasadena's Historical Landmarks

The Women's City Club of Pasadena 
at the Historic Blinn House
160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101
CLUB PHONE: 626-796-0560

Visit for link to online catalog

EXHIBITION ON VIEW: April 2, 2012 through June 30, 2012
ART VIEWING HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  
 SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

$25.00 Donation Requested - Includes hors d'oeuvres & a glass of wine

Exhibition features the unique pen & ink drawings of noted artist and architect, Russell Hobbs
accompanied by narratives written by local historians,
including the work of eleven local artists including Seda Baghdasarian, Karla Bartholomew, Timothy Bulone, Celeste DeCoudres, Jose de Juan, Lynne Fearman, Dick Heimbold, Julie Hill, Anna T. Kelly, Robin Neudorfer and Beth Summers 


(Left to right - City Hall by Robin Neudorfer, Crown City by Lynne Fearman and The Green Hotel by Timothy Bulone)