Above: Title: Unknowing Series #21, Watercolor 44 x 34 in. $3200.
2016 Open Studio Dates - May 21 & 22nd - 11-5pm -146 Monte Vista Drive, Napa, Ca. 94559
Mythos Fine Art - Shades of Black and White -Group Exhibit
Opening Reception March12 - 5:30 -8:30. Exhibit closes April 9th
1790 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley,Ca 94709
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, "Abstract" exhibit opens February 12th. Reception 6-7:30pm. I will have my watercolor Presence 23 on exhibit. Show ends 3/20/2016
Most Recent Commentary of my work by Peter Selz including Dewitt Cheng.
" Peter Scaturro's recent watercolors, the UNKNOWING Series (2014-15) and the PRESENCE Series (2012-15) are very large watercolors. Art Critic Dewitt Cheng has posted on Facebook; “…Scaturro’s…. watercolors have the intensity and weight of oils; great color harmony and rhythm too….”. These Expressionist abstractions were produced with spontaneous painterly energy and make us think of the Abstract Expressionist canvases created by Kandinsky a hundred years ago, and pursued in the "all-over" compositions by the American post-War painters, who, as the critic Harold Rosenberg pronounced, used their canvases (or paper) as an "arena in which to act". Similarly, but with a 21st Century outlook, Scaturro produces pictures which suggest luminous organic forms, done with pulsating colors." Peter Selz Ph.D.
Peter Selz Ph.D.– Art Historian of German Expressionist Painting and Professor (Emeritus) of Art History, University of California, Berkeley 1965-1988. He was the founding director of the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley. He has authored numerous books and was the Curator of the department of painting and sculpture exhibitions at the New York Museum of Modern Art. This is a small listing of his accomplishments that created his distinguished career.
DeWitt Cheng, Curator of Stanford (University) Art Spaces posted this comment: "Abstract Expressionist Peter Scaturro watercolors have the weight and intensity of oils; great color harmony and rhythm too....his ceramic sculpture as well" 2014
Donald Kuspit ,Professor of Art History and Philosophy at University of New York , Stony Brook and renown American Art Critic emailed me about Presence 22 (Sold) watercolor:
"Peter, Presence 22 is more 'realized', stronger and subtler( then earlier painting 'Presence 16'). Indeed a 'projective' presence. Firstrate work. All the best, Donald Kuspit 2014
Past Good News:
I have watercolors in the Mythos Gallery - 'Improvisations' - Group Show - 1790 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, Ca. October 24 - Novemeber 21st.
www mythosfirehouse.com, Contact me or Curator Sue Steel 510 - 277 - 2269. Hrs : Wed & Sat 1:30 - 6pm, Fri. 4- 8pm
Also: I am one of the artists talking about my work on the Panel Discussion on Wed. Nov. 11th from 7 - 9pm. at Mythos.
My watercolor Presence 24 was selected by the Springfield Art Museum as their signature image to go on the Catalogue Cover for the Watercolor USA 2015 exhibition. Postcard invitations and banners were produced with the same image as well.
An Award of Excellence ($300) was given to me by the Watercolor Honor Society for my watercolor titled, Presence 24, which along with Presence 29 is in the national competition exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum Watercolor USA 2015, Mo. Opening reception on June 6th. Show closes August 23rd. Paintings are available for purchase. Contact me.
Two of my watercolors were accpeted to the national competition exhibit at the Springfield Art Museum's Watercolor USA 2015. This exhibit began in 1962. It is Curated by Patricia Watt .
More Good News:
Four of my pen and inks drawings from my WhiteNight - BlackLight series were sold by the SFMOMA Artist Gallery to a collector in Baech, Switzerland. 2015
Watch for Engage Art Fair in Calistoga on the 25th and 26th of April. It is the inagural finale event for the Arts in April created by the hard working Arts Council of Napa Valley. 2015
4th Annual Plates and Totem Show @ Blue Line Arts Reception: October 18, 2014 from 6-9 pm. I made aTotem from my ceramic, 3 color clay components that was over 6 ft. tall!
Exhibition in San Francisco @ the Museo ItaloAmericano
Great Opening night on May 8th, 2014. Large crowd attended and sales were made. Show Closed August 10th.
DeWitt Cheng, Curator of Stanford (University) Art Spaces attended my talk about my work on 6/20. He posted this comment: Abstract Expressionist Peter Scaturro watercolors have the weight and intensity of oils with great color harmony....his ceramic sculpture as well"
Exhibit Dates were: May 9th - August 10th, 2014
Address: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building C, SanFrancisco, Ca. 94123
This was a 2 person show. I had over 50 works in abstract painting, pen and ink and sculpture.
Many artworks are available for purchase now at my studio in Napa. Please see contact me to arrange an appointment.
SOLD - Presence 25 and Presence 8 Look for them on loan in the exhibit on the title walll at the entrance to the show.
SOLD OUT First 6 watercolor collages from the 'Hearts Rising Series'
I was nominated to appy for the Eureka Fellowship Grant issued by the Fleischhacker Foundation of SanFrancisco.
Exhibit: A Date With the Devil @ Napa Valley Museum - Artist's Reception August 30th, 2013. Look for my original pen and ink in this exhibit. Closed 9/30 Original was sold.
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Critque by Triton Museum of Art, Chief Curator - October 2012
"Looking at these two works ( Presence 15 - watercolor and Offering 1 - sculpture) I experienced a rare feeling whenever an artist sends two different works in different media’s. It is rare when the artist's intent, idea, and handling, and most of the harmony of all of this comes together and works fluidly. In this case they share the same fingerprints of the artist without sacrificing the strength and feeling you are trying to express. In each work they hold their own very uniquely and strongly, yet they are connected to the same direction of the idea.
They both work together or separately and the message is the same. What is there for me is a fresh fluid experience of movement, depth, atmosphere which all translate to a engaging feeling, mood and atmosphere. " George Rivera
MORE GOOD NEWS! My sculpture titled 'Offering 1 ' was juried into the Crocker Art Museum- Kingsley Art Club exhibit at Roseville Arts / Blue Line Gallery exhibit open November 17th. The Juror was Michael Duncan, contributing editor to Art in America magazine.
Classes: I offer private, insightful, constructive criticism sessions at my studio or at yours. One on one/two or 3 students max per one hour + session. My 25+ years experience and a Master of Fine Art degree will compassionately direct your work towards a greater maturity that you will clearly notice. My fee is $70. per hour. Reduced fee for 4 classes. Please go to the 'Contact' option on this page and send me an email or call 707-299-8652. Thanks.
Workshop: Intro to Abstract Painting Using Watercolor. This is a 2 hour workshop. It begins with an overview of the Father of Abstraction, Wassily Kandinsky. I then do a demo of how to begin a painting. We then do a collaborative painting and then you are able to create your own abstract painting with my guidance. It is all wonderfully expressive of your inner self and you will come away enlightened. Please contact me for further info and prices. Ex. $270. for 3 people for 2 hours.
See me speaking informally about my work @ www.youtube.com/peterscaturro
Other Past News:
Napa Valley Museum 'Minatures Exhibit' 2012
Napa Valley Register newspaper article on my Silk Scarf inspired by Presence Series # 7 . Click Here
Presence Seven and New Diamond 21, Crepe de Chine Silk Scarves can be found at Gumps in SF and Mustard Seed Clothing in Napa.
Siena Art Institute. Italy. "Drawing Connections" October 2011
My work has been represented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artists Gallery @ Fort Mason for many years.
Napa Valley Museum Exhibit '4 ON FOUR' Opening night , 1-23-10, Show closed 2-28-10
2009 shows :
Exhibition at the Museo ItaloAmericano @ Fort Mason in San Francisco March 3 - May 5, 2009
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Bienial 2009 (Juried Group Show) September 5 -Nov.29 http://www.svma.org/exhibitionschedule.html?bpid=9664
142 Throckmorton Theatre (Solo Exhibit) in Mill Valley, Ca. November 1-29th
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE > Sunday 7/26/09. Art Critic KENNETH BAKER chose to give a notice to my exhibit in the DON'T MISS section of the Entertainment Pink Pages. Go to www.SFGate.com> search my name> scroll and click> my painting titled; NDS # 20
BANK OF AMERICA, CONCOURSE GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, 2009, WWW.CASEYANDASSOCIATESSF.COM
NEW INTERVIEW ON LOCAL CABLE CH.28 GO TO WWW.NAPAVALLEYTV.ORG> VIDEO ON DEMAND> CH.28>LOCKHART@LARGE> EPISODE 6/11/09
Comcast Cable TV Show Highlights my Exhibit: Go to> ON DEMAND> GET LOCAL> COMCAST HOMETOWN> INSIDE CITY LIMITS> EPISODE 4/8/09
Newspaper article on my show at the Museo. Here's the link. Just click on it.