Local artist to Donate Proceeds of Art Exhibit to Red Cross

West County Fall painting
I have a need and desire to help those in the community who need help.

Local artist Louisa King Fraser has opened a solo exhibition featuring 65 of her original paintings and drawings running now through January 9, 2014 at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club at 333 Country Club Drive in Santa Rosa. Proceeds from the sale of her art at the exhibition benefit the American Red Cross.

“I have a need and desire to help those in the community who need help,” Fraser said when asked why she supports the Red Cross through the sale of her art. “I like that the Red Cross is a neutral organization.”

Fraser is offering personal tours of the exhibition. Please contact her directly via email at louisaf@sonic.net to schedule a tour. Her featured art includes plein air works from abroad and within the United States, as well as studio works including her ‘Earthvisions’ and ‘Butterfly Tapestries’ series.

From the Artist:

As a life-long artist, Louisa King Fraser has produced drawings and paintings which have been selected for national, state and local competitions. Exhibition credits have included solo shows at Bradford Gallery in San Francisco, Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa and Press House Gallery in Sonoma, and group shows at Opera Gallery in New York, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., El Presidio Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, and many local venues. Louisa's honors include a Purchase Award from the Santa Rosa Civic Arts Commission, a Merit Award from Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and a grant from the Sonoma County Museum for pen drawings (The Dream Continues: A History of Sonoma County). Louisa studied painting with Walter Gaudnek at UCLA, to whom she attributes the abstract quality of her work. She subsequently studied with Daniel Mendelowitz in Florence, Italy, while a student at Stanford University. She subsequently received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Stanford in 1962. In recent decades she has produced a significant volume of works painted on location - at home and abroad, including France, America's park lands and northern California back roads and coastal areas. Studio work has included working from the figure with fellow artists, and most recently, paintings reflecting her visions of the land from above. Louisa’s artwork is included in hundreds of collections, including those of the Charles Schulz Estate, Jack Leissring, Sonoma National Bank, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Stanford Museum.

Find Louisa King Fraser on the web at www.louisakingfraser.com.