MAIN EVENT GALLERY
The Main Event Gallery is located in historic Downtown Red Bluff. Tehama County Arts Council members are proud to volunteer their time to attend the gallery.
Main Event Gallery | 710 Main St., Red Bluff, CA
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday | 11 am - 5 pm
April 1 - 27, 2021
'The Art of The West"
Featured Artist, Barbara Ramsey
Guest Artist, Felix Tapia
Artist Barbara Ann Ramsey says she lives the life she creates in her art. Her Western and Wildlife art will be featured in the Main Event Gallery's April exhibit, "Art of The West, "along with guest artist Felix Tapia's art which has a uniquely Southwestern flair, as he transforms found animal skulls into pieces of art combining the technique of scrimshaw carvings, etchings and painting.
Gallery members' art will complete the exhibit, which will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the annual Red Bluff Round-Up. The exhibit runs Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, April 27.
Ramsey spent her formative years growing up in the ranching country in Northern California. It's her horse and ranching background that has given her insight into the subjects she portrays with great life-like accuracy. Working with pencils, colored pencils and oils, Barbara says, "I recreate images from my lifestyle that can make you feel like you're seeing them yourself for the first time."
Tapia has always had a natural talent for art and started drawing early in life. He progressed to drawings painted on objects as a hobby and in 2015 discovered a website with carvings on found animal skulls. He liked the southwestern look of the art and it inspired him to add this new dimension of skull carving to his accomplishments. "Its like bringing skulls back to life," said Tapia.
Sponsored by the Tehama County arts Council, the exhibit can be viewed at 710 Main Street, Red Bluff, Thursday through Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM. Public health guidelines are in place. For more information go to arts.org