Donald Karwelis Art

Donald Karwelis Art one of the greatest painters since VanGogh
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SELECTED LIST OF EXHIBITIONS: (ONE MAN) 1994 Studio Show, Santa Ana, CA 1992 Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Antoinette A. Sullivan Studio Gallery, Irvine, CA 1990 Great Western Bank, Newport Beach, CA 1989 LJ Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 1986 J.J. Brookings & Co., San Jose, CA Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA Piret's, Costa Mesa, CA 1984 Kirk de Gooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Maxwell's, Irvine, CA 1983 Studio Show, NYC 1981 Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA Abraxis Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 1978 Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1974 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1972 Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA 1970 Eugenia Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1968 Loma Linda University, Riverside, CA 1967 Riverside City College, Riverside, CA Corner Room Gallery, Riverside, CA 1964 Image Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA SELECTED LIST OF EXHIBITIONS: (GROUP) 2012 Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 - 1980 Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler 2012, Los Angeles, CA 2011 Laguna Beach Museum, "Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971" 1995 Fullerton Community College 1994 Newport Harbor Art Museum/Emporio Armani, Costa Mesa, CA Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA 1992 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA John Wayne Airport, Costa Mesa, CA Bistango, Irvine, CA 1991 The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA Sata Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA Nese Gallery, Santa Ana, CA 1990 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA Lithuanian Art Museum: Lithuanian World Center, Lemont, IL Lithuanian Art Gallery Ciurlionis, Chicago, IL 1988 Marilyn Pink Master Prints & Drawings, Los Angeles, CA Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA 1986 Marilyn Pink Master Prints & Drawings, Los Angeles, CA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Costa Mesa, CA 1985 Kirk de Gooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Costa Mesa, CA 1984 Mills House Gallery, Garden Grove, CA Edge Gallery, Fullerton, CA Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 1983 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA Gensler & Associates, Irvine, CA 1982 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 1981 Abraxis Gallery, Newport Beach, CA 1980 Southern California Art Institute, Laguna Beach, CA 1979 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA 1978 Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 1977 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA 1976 Film Anthology Archives, NYC The Kitchen: Center For Video & Music, NYC Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1975 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA University of California, Irvine, CA La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 1973 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA California State University, Fullerton, CA Midland-Group Gallery, Nottingham, England 1972 Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC Midland-Group Gallery, Nottingham, England Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1971 Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA University of California, Irvine, CA Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA COLLECTIONS: (PUBLIC AND CORPORATE) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Museum of Modern Art Library, NYC Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CA California Canadian Bank, Los Angeles, CA Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, Costa Mesa, CA Princess Hotel, Palm Springs, CA Peat Marwick & Mitchel, Costa Mesa, CA Rutan & Tucker, Costa Mesa, CA Fluor Corporation, Irvine, CA AirCal, Newport Beach, CA Paul Schorr, III, Lincoln, NB Coopers & Lybrand, Houston, TX VitaTech International, Tustin, CA Mervyn's, Hayward, CA The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, CA Riverside City College, Riverside, CA Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA Cooney/Phair, Newport Beach, CA Odetics Inc., Anaheim, CA Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Mission Viejo Company, Mission Viejo, CA TG Marketing & Advertising, Anaheim, CA Newport Beach City Library, Newport Beach, CA Kirk de Gooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Tony Alamia Audio, Anaheim, CA James Cross Design, Newport Beach, CA Baker International Corporation, Orange, CA Industrial Publications & Graphics, Inc., Fullerton, CA Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Donald S. Smith & Associates, Anaheim, CA Midland-Group Gallery, Nottingham, England HONORS AWARDED: Academician of Italy (w/gold medal), Accademia Italia Della Arti E Del Lavoro, Parma, Italy - 1980 National Endowment For The Arts Fellowship Grant - 1976 - 1977 NDEA Research Grant - 1970 SELECTED LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: Who's Who in the World, 12th Edition, New Providence, NJ, 1994. "Lithuanian Artists in North America": Vol. 2 of the series Faces of Two Worlds, Algimantas Kezys, Galerija, Stickney, IL, and Ethnos, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1994. "Focus II: Takes Off on Walls at John Wayne Airport": The Orange County Register, Kinney Littlefield, August 9, 1992. "Striking Their Colors: Newport Harbor's Gala Will Focus on Black and White": Los Angeles Times, Ann Conway, June 9, 1992. Gateway, John Wayne Airport, Costa Mesa, CA, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 1992. Art Forum Newsletter: Contemporary Art Issues, Vol. 11, No. 4, April/May 1992 Rancho Santiago College Art Department. Orange County Metropolitan, Steven Churm, February 15, 1992. Expressions, School of Fine Arts, University of California, Irvine, Winter 1992. Who's Who in California: 65th Anniversary Edition, Who's Who Historical Society, Bainbridge Island, WA, 1992. "Lithuanian Art: Mythological and Metaphysical Abstraction in the Art of Donald Karvelis": Lituanus, Margaret L. Henrikson, Volume 37, No. 4, 1991. Lituanus, Donald Anderson, Volume 36, No. 4, 1990. "Orange Coast Art Scene": Orange Coast Daily Pilot, David Battenberg, September 30, 1990. "Irvine Fine Arts Center: Then, and Now": Los Angeles Times, Cathy Curtis, June 9, 1990. "Top of the Crop: 10 Year Pick": Irvine Fine Arts Center, May 1990. "Daile 90": Aidai, Vilnius, Lithuania, Algimantas Kezys, Nr. 3, 1990. "Religija Lietuviu Mene: Daile 90": Lithuanian-American Fine Arts Association, Inc., February, 1990. "Karwelis' Paintings Seem To Return To Square One": Los Angeles Times, Cathy Curtis, October 28, 1989. Rockford Register Star, Leona Carlson, August 3, 1989. "Arts Business Merger": Orange County Business Committee For The Arts, Vol. V., No. 2, Winter, 1986. "The Strength of Outsiders": Artweek, Suvan Geer, August 9, 2986. "Karwelis Show Unveils Artist's Path to Present": the Orange County Register, Suvan Geer, July 25, 1986. "Arts Center Exhibit Intimate Perspective": The Irvine World News, Miki G. Hammond, July 10, 1986. "An Artist's Brush With The Past: A Retrospective": Los Angeles Times, Rick Vanderknyff, July 10, 1986. "Donald Karwelis; 20 Years In Retrospect, 1966 - 1986": Irvine Fine Arts Center, Essay by Melinda Wortz, June, 1986. "New York Art Review": Les Krantz, The Krantz Company Publishers, 1990-86. "Who's Who In Society": American Publishing, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1986. "OC Artist As Survivor: Donald Karwelis Reflects On Lean Years When Art Was All That Mattered": The Orange County Register, Cathy Curtis, December 1, 1985. "Video: A Retrospective, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1974 - 1984", Long Beach Museum of Art, 1984. "What's Up": Register, Susan Paterno, November 2, 1984. "A Focus On California": Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July, 1984. "Men of Achievement": International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, 1984. "What's Up": Register, Susan Paterno, July 2, 1984. "Arts: Olympics Festival In Orange County: Register, Thomas O'Connor, June 19, 1984. Artweek, June 16, 1984. "American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of American Contemporaries", Les Krantz, The Krantz Company Publishers, Inc., 2nd Edition: 1990, 1st Edition: 1984. "Art Connections '84", Kate Johnson, Editor, Orange County Arts Alliance, June, 1984. Los Angeles Times, Robert L. Pincus, September 25, 1981. Artweek, September 19, 1981. "Western Artist Searches For Shibui": Register, Roger Lewis, September, 1981. "Karwelis Work Blends East and West": Pilot, Kathy Byant, September 11. 1981. "Of Haiku and Harmony": Orange County Home & Garden, K. Ann Ford, September, 1981. "Donald Karwelis at Abraxis Gallery": Premier, Lauri Pelissero, September 1981. "The California Art Review", Hank Baum, Editor, Celestial Arts/Krantz, 3rd Edition; 1991. 2nd Edition; 1981, 1st Edition, 1980. "Personalities of America": 1981. "Contemporary Personalities": Accademia Italia Della Arti E Lavoro, Parma, Italy, 1981. "American Artists of Renown": 1981-80. "Who's Who In Orange County": 1981-80. "Our Own Artists": Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1979. "A Closer Look At Orange County": Artweek, Lynn Gamwell, October 20, 1979. "Centrally Located": Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, 1979. "Dictionary of International Biography, Vol. XX, Vol. XVI":, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1979. "Donald Karwelis' Formal and Emotional Space": Artweek, Lynn Gamwell, January 28, 1978. Los Angeles Times, Henry J. Seldis, January 16, 1978. "Fresh Approach To Pictorial Space": Evening Outlook, Eleanor Harris, January 14, 1978. "Southern California 100": Laguna Art Museum, October 1972. "Who's Who In American Art": 1992-91-89-88-87-86-85-84-83-82-81-80-79-78-77. "Who's Who In The West": 1995-91-90-89-88-87-86-85-84-83-82-81-80-79-78-77. "Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans": 1976-1977, American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina. "Irvine 1965-1975": La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, November, 1975. Artweek, October 18, 1975. "Southland Video Anthology": Long Beach Museum of Art, June 1975. Journal, The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, December, 1974. Journal, The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, June, 1974. Los Angeles Times, William Wilson, April 26, 1974. Artweek, February 2, 1974. "In a Bottle": California State University, Fullerton, April, 1973. LA Artist' Publication, February, 1973. Artforum, Peter Plagens, November, 1972. Artweek, September 9, 1972. Artweek, July 1, 1972. "New Art In Orange County": Newport Harbor Art Museum, June 1972. "Los Angeles Here It Comes": New York, Barbara Rose, June 5, 1972. "One Page Piece": 3/70, December, 1970. "Ninth Annual All California Show": Artforum, Irma E. Desenberg, September, 1963. DEGREES: University of California, Irvine: MFA University of California, Irvine: BA ACADEMIC HONORS: Summa Cum Laude TELEVISION INTERVIEWS: WREX:TV, Rockford, IL, August 1989. Channel 21, Orange Cablevision, June, 1984. KNBC:TV, January, 1972. KHJ:TV, February, 1972. THEATER DESIGN: "Mad Woman of Chaillot": University of California, Irvine (costumes & scenery), 1970. COMMISSIONS: Business committee For The Arts, woodcut; "Edo Boogie-Woogie", 1986. CURATOR: "Charles Kessler", Laguna Beach College of Art, April, 1982. AUTHOR: "Speaking to the Enemy": Artweek, September 5, 1987. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Lecturer; Mexican Art History - Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, 1995 Asian Art History, Introduction to Art - Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, 1993-95 Ancient Art to Medieval, Renaissance to Modern Art, Modern Art, 1994 Lecturer; Michelangelo & The Sistine Chapel, Asian Art Survey: China - The Middle Kingdom, Asian Art Survey: The Pacific Basin's Influence On China/China's Influence On Asia, Plein-Air Painting In Orange County, Plein-Air Painting: The Urban Landscape, Watercolor Workshop, Gouache Workshop - U.C. Irvine, Extension, 1993-95. Lecturer; Drawing, Art Games, Performance - University of California, Irvine, 1986-87 Instructor; Life-Drawing, Painting, Life-Drawing & Anatomy, Pastel, Portrait, Special Studies: Mixed-Media - Southern California Art Institute, 1978-82. Instructor; Beginning Drawing - Saddleback College, 1979-80. Instructor; Drawing, Painting & 2-D Design - Riverside City College, 1971-72. Instructor; Visual Fundamentals, Sculpture, Drawing & 3-D Design - University of California , Irvine, 1969-71. LECTURES: "Michelangelo & The Sistine Chapel Restoration", 1994 University of California, Irvine Extension "Lithuanian Art: Mythological & Metaphysical Abstraction in the Art of Donald Karwelis", 1992 Orange Coast College Orange County Center For Contemporary Art Antoinette A. Sullivan Gallery Rancho Santiago College "Artist/Critic/Dealer: Who Is The Tastemaker?", Laguna Art Museum, 1983. "The Role of Photography In Contemporary Art", Pomona College, 1972. MSW:DONRES.DOC 6/13/2011

The master himself, hard at work Sept 1985
08/14/2019

The master himself, hard at work Sept 1985

Insulated dog houses for pets now required by law
11/21/2018
Insulated dog houses for pets now required by law

Insulated dog houses for pets now required by law

This winter, pet owners who don't supply an outside dog with an insulated dog house face a $500 ticket, a court appearance and 90 days in jail.

01/18/2018
Bradford J. Salamon: 'Visages II' at Launch LA
06/26/2016
Bradford J. Salamon: 'Visages II' at Launch LA

Bradford J. Salamon: 'Visages II' at Launch LA

Artist Bradford J. Salamon—a portraitist who prefers choosing his own subjects as opposed to working on commission—paints creative people he admires. Sal...

notes for the installation of the "Earthquake Chair"
06/21/2016

notes for the installation of the "Earthquake Chair"

notes for the installation of the "Earthquake Chair"

starts tonight! and a great way to spend valentines day!
02/11/2016
Art Palm Springs Fair

starts tonight! and a great way to spend valentines day!

Art Palm Springs will be the buzz of the desert this winter: the most prominent and internationally respected fine art fair ever in the Coachella Valley.

Paul Williams Gallery
08/10/2015
Paul Williams Gallery

Paul Williams Gallery

Welcome to the Paul Williams Gallery in Ontario, California. A studio and gallery, showing art and engaging the local community.

Paul Williams Gallery
06/30/2015

Paul Williams Gallery

a must read!
06/04/2015
Past is Prologue

a must read!

At 89, Ed Moses is every bit the fierce artist of his youth By Michael Aushenker When the international fine arts community speaks of Venice, three titans dominate the conversation: Ed Ruscha, Larr...

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
05/18/2015

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
05/13/2015

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

RIP Chris Burden
05/10/2015
LACMA Streetlights Artist Dies

RIP Chris Burden

Los Angeles artist Chris Burden has died, the LA County Museum of Art said Sunday. He was well known for his streetlight installation outside of LACMA.

what a flash back!
04/14/2015
The Cool School: Story of the Ferus Art Gallery

what a flash back!

The Cool School is an object lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. Featuring Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper and narrated by Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges.

Amboy School may become home to artists colony - Route 66 News
04/10/2015
Amboy School may become home to artists colony - Route 66 News

Amboy School may become home to artists colony - Route 66 News

The long-closed Amboy School in the desolate Route 66 hamlet of Amboy, California, may become a center for an artists colony, according to the Needles Desert Star in Needles, California. The Needles Unified School District owns the property, and is…

EMS ARTS
04/10/2015

EMS ARTS

Nude Survey One. The Inaugural. Curated by EMS.
Jamie Brooks Fine Arts. Costa Mesa.
IMG X EMS. thuvanarts.com

the gang at Jamie Brooks gallery last night
04/04/2015

the gang at Jamie Brooks gallery last night

at Jamie Brooks gallery last night!
04/04/2015

at Jamie Brooks gallery last night!

this was an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the Los Angeles art scene! dad was fortunate to have been apart o...
01/14/2015
Art of The Possible: A Reappraisal Of The Eugenia Butler Gallery

this was an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the Los Angeles art scene! dad was fortunate to have been apart of the Eugenia Butler gallery

A refletion on the influence and continuing legacy of artist Eugenia Butler on the L.A. and international art scene.

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 4
11/15/2014

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 4

11/15/2014

you know my father was the hands down king of the "mono print"

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 3
11/15/2014

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 3

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 2
11/15/2014

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 2

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 1
11/14/2014

Karwelis flat file drawer 3 part 1

Karwelis flat file drawer 1
11/12/2014

Karwelis flat file drawer 1

this is to good to not share here! my father would have loved this!
11/12/2014

this is to good to not share here! my father would have loved this!

90-92
11/11/2014

90-92

71-75
11/11/2014

71-75

81-90
11/11/2014

81-90

11/10/2014

got a collector on the way to the house, OY

the show and especially dads work got a shinning review!
09/27/2014
Exploring Exhibits in Old Newport and Coastline Community College

the show and especially dads work got a shinning review!

Sly humor and marketing genius are the most compelling ideas behind curator David Michael Lee and his "RIBBA|500" exhibition at Coastline Art Gallery. Using Ikea's cheap RIBBA picture frames—spe...

good time with good friends at POST last night
07/21/2014

good time with good friends at POST last night

20 July'14 Eric Johnson (curator), Liquid Gold, including A.S. Ashley, Lisa Bartleson, Joe Davidson, Doug Edge, Rachel Kaster, Eric Johnson and Ron Reihel;

various sketches 67-69
07/12/2014

various sketches 67-69

4th o july party at Eric Johnson's School of Resin Arts and Ranch Management (photo credit Eric Minh Swenson)
07/06/2014

4th o july party at Eric Johnson's School of Resin Arts and Ranch Management (photo credit Eric Minh Swenson)

4th o july party at Eric Johnson's School of Resin Arts and Ranch Management (photo credit Eric Minh Swenson)
07/06/2014

4th o july party at Eric Johnson's School of Resin Arts and Ranch Management (photo credit Eric Minh Swenson)

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
04/03/2014

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
03/31/2014

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
03/28/2014

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

a friend and amazing artist
03/27/2014
Hung Viet Nguyen

a friend and amazing artist

Artist Hung Viet Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1957. He studied Biology at Science University in Saigon, Vietnam, and then transitioned to working as an illustrator, graphic artist and designer since

the gang!
03/24/2014

the gang!

me and the family 3 generations at Brett Rubbico Gallery
03/22/2014

me and the family 3 generations at Brett Rubbico Gallery

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
03/06/2014

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

this was just so over the top! palm springs fine art fair was simply awesome! the last few years ive been to these fairs...
02/17/2014

this was just so over the top! palm springs fine art fair was simply awesome! the last few years ive been to these fairs from san francisco to san diego and PS is the best!

i hope to see lots of people in palm spring this week end!!
02/13/2014

i hope to see lots of people in palm spring this week end!!

You are invited to attend courtesy of PSFAF. Explore the finest in Post-War & Contemporary Art from around the world, Valentine's Day weekend at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Click here for your Complimentary DAY PASS, valid for one admission Feb 14-16, 2014: http://palmspringsfineartfair.com/fb/

Artwork: Alex Couwenberg / Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo
02/12/2014

Donald Karwelis Art's cover photo

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