nichols gallery

Second Saturday Gallery Reception: August 11 and September 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists.

August 1 – September 15, 2018

Lisa Orselli
Journeys Through Encaustics

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I came to encaustic via print making. A fellow printer introduced me and I was immediately taken by the surfaces, then the brilliance of the colors and the diversity the medium invites. Years later it continues to lure me in different directions, exploring the ability to layer, to embed, to excavate, to create textures and draw with a pen. Working with the wax engages me, challenges me and inspires me. I continue to work with a mix of control and surrender and follow the paths that open.

— Lisa Orselli

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Stephens College – AA, 1966
University of the Pacific – BA English, 1968
Saint Mary’s College Teacher’s Certificate, 1975
California College of Arts and Crafts – BFA Printmaking, 1993
Painting with Louise Stanley, 1993

Resident KALA Print Studio, 1993-1994
Member of Oakland Women’s Art Collective, 1994-1996
Artists Coop Gallery of Mendocino, 2004-2014
Northcoast Artists Gallery, 2014–Present

Group Shows
California Center for Books, 1993
Juried Print Show Mendocino Art Center, 1994
Royal Grounds Coffee Gallery, 1995
Mendocino Art Center Juried Show, 1996
Odd Fellow Group Show, 2008
Artist Coop of Mendocino February, 2009
Mendocino Art Center, 2010
Mendocino Art Center, 2011
Pajaro Arts Council Gallery Juried Show, 2012
Partners Gallery invitational, 2014
AIM (Artists in Mendocino) Odd Fellows, September 2016
AIM Odd Fellows, September 2017