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The Brewery Artwalk October 2016

The Brewery Artwalk is just around the corner again, (actually, at the end of this week), and I want to put out an update on what I’ve been doing with my art recently.

We Chose Art: A Feminist Perspective
A diverse group of talented women!

In May I showed three of my Native pieces, North Winds, Sweatlodge  and Spirit Song,  at the MuzeuMM Gallery in West Adams for the show “We Chose Art. A Feminist Perspective 2016“. The show showcased a diverse group of women using a wide array of media in their art.

Also in May with the stellar effort of Baha Danesh I co-curated the I5 Gallery show, “Reflections”, a collection of works from the students of Bravo Medical Magnet High School. This was the second year we have hosted this show and each year it just gets better. It’s a great opportunity for young aspiring creatives to expand and connect with more established and successful artists.

 

In June I was in two member shows. My photographic metal print, Water Dance

Water Dance
Water Dance

was on display for the Los Angeles Center of Photography at dnj Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and Hummingbird Girl,

Hummingbird Girl
Hummingbird Girl

(mixed media, colored pencil and pastel), was at Avenue 50 Gallery in Highland Park for the SCWCA show “Earthly Delights”.

Currently, I am enjoying the feel of my new photographic metal prints that will be for sale this weekend.

My studio at 642 Moulton Ave W15 Los Angeles, CA 90031 will be open this weekend for the Brewery Artwalk. I look forward to seeing you there.

Brewery Artwalk October 2015

The Brewery Artwalk is here again. I’ve upgraded my walls, I have new pieces of art. Everything is feeling great, wonderful and I am really looking forward to it. My featured work in the I5 gallery is from my I Occupy Myself series and titled “Mine”. See it at the I5 gallery located in the Atrium along with many other excellent pieces from other Brewery residents.

CHAKRA

Artwalk April 2015

This Brewery Artwalk, I will be displaying my new piece, “Chakra”. She is the latest of my Veenus series artworks. She is vibrantly electric. Come down and have a look for yourself this Saturday and Sunday, (April 25-26 2015), from 11am to 6pm.
I’ll be at 
Wilde Sanctuary gallery to sign my poetry and art book, “She Has a Penchant for Passion”, Which is also available at Amazon.com.

I look forward to seeing you there!

THE SCREAMER

Seeds

If it wasn’t for a dear friend who surprised me with a mysterious challenge, I would be doing something else. These illustrations give me respite, a mini vacation between other projects. Who knows where they could lead? I am reminded that it is important to draw every day. I never know what is floating in that mind of mine. There you have it:
…a dancing girl,


the_dreamer…a dreamer (she moves between planes)


the_counter…and the counter, who is enchanted by the energy of the flower.

Artists of the Brewery/Artwalk April 2014

Thank you for supporting me and all of the artists at the Brewery this weekend. It was an honor to have you all gracing my space, and wonderful to see so many familiar faces.

As you may already know I have been producing a documentary on some of the artists here at the Brewery. It is called “Artists of the Brewery”, and is a glimpse into the hearts and minds of 25 innovative and creative thinkers gathered in one very unique place.

For ease of viewing on YouTube it is divided into “Artists of theBrewery” Part 1 and Part 2.

If you want to know about more artists, there has been a great response to the film, and so I have decided to continue this project!

Also, There have been a few short films done about the Brewery before this. Check them out as well, anc zlxo the one prior to this, titled: A Day in the Life of the Brewery, produced by Kristine Schoemaker.  Eric Minh Swenson filmed and edited the videos thus far and Bryan Zee, (also a Brewery resident), composed the soundtrack for “Artists of the Brewery. ”

We still have some editing and touching up to do, but I wanted to make sure the video was up and running in time for the April Artwalk. Here they are very nearly complete. Enjoy them now and the tightened version will be up soon.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the video!

Ps.  I’ll follow up with full credits and contact information soon!

Peace and love.

Victoria.

 

Bugs

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Housefly
EYE BEE EYE
Eye Bee Eye

I began a new series before Fall Artwalk titled Encounters in Nature. I wanted to capture pivotal memories and moments people have had with small creatures, bugs and birds. We tend to forget that our world is both strong and fragile, and that without these beings we would cease to exist. We also are caught in awe, fear, confusion and amazement when we get to look up close and personal at other living beings. Through a bit of exaggeration and distortion I am creating the emotional portrait of that meeting of the minds. My hope is to create 10o of these, and I thank those people who have sent me emails of themselves reprising that experience. If you are interested in contributing your magic moment in image and story, please send to sanddancer99@gmail.com.

Namaste,

Victoria

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“Penchant for Passion”

My book, “Penchant for Passion” is available on Amazon.com . It is a unique hardcover “coffee table  book” of 44 poems and 45 photographs. It is designed in 4 chapters as a psychological and spiritual journey that any person can relate to and find inspiration in : Section 1: A Walk between Two Worlds speaks of the thin veil between the material and spiritual world. Section 2: Deviations and Desire: Love and Passion in relationships and of self. Section: 3: On Becoming: The journey of coming into self, self-love and acceptance, and Section 4: In Visible Woman, celebrating self.  The photographs are beautiful full color renditions.

http://www.amazon.com/She-Penchant-Passion-Victoria-Sebanz/dp/0985627808/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384132453&sr=8-3&keywords=penchant+for+passion

 

 

Spring Artwalk 2013

I had 5 new prints and 5 pastel drawings ready for this artwalk. My book was on display as well. Friends, family and supporters all were at hand. Thank you all! I look forward to seeing you at the next artwalk in October. Also, I had several people ask about doing commissioned art pieces (yes I do) and if I had a variety of print sizes I could do. (yes) You can contact me here or at sanddancer99@gmail. com!

All Blessings,

Victoria

 

Modern Art Romances the Cairo Cowboy

I was invited by James “Berky”Berkowitz to take part in the Venice Art Crawl. The event took place at the Cairo Cowboy near the Venice boardwalk on Nov. 15, 202. I installed 4 photographs (Shadow of a Woman, I Occupy Myself, Evocations 2, and Moon Dancer. I had copies of my new poetry and art book on hand “She has a Penchant for Passion”. I also recited a poem titled “In Visible Woman” (seen here as recorded by Bryan Zee). I danced as well to a recorded poem titled “She Always Ran But Never Left”. It was an exciting night, with very talented people in the house. There was great music by Corty Byron and Tim Geracoulis, painting by Bill Dambrova, and photography by Nina Trip. James Berkowitz recited an impassioned set of poems as well.In Visible Woman

She has a Penchant for Passion

My Art and Poetry coffee table book titled “She has a Penchant for Passion” arrived the day before the Brewery Artwalk! Thanks to all of you who have purchased a copy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. It has been a long and rewarding journey. It is not over and I am trusting in the paths my artistic endeavors are taking me. To all those familiar faces I have seen over the years, your support means so much to me.

This Thursday November 15 I will be appearing at the Cairo Cowboy Grill as part of the Venice Art Crawl. The Cairo Cowboy is located at 46 Winward Ave in Venice right near the boardwalk.  I will be reciting poetry, displaying photography, dancing and signing my Art and Poetry book from 7:30-9pm.

Fall 2012

The Universe unfolds very quickly and our Fall Brewery Artwalk is almost upon us. Come visit Oct. 20-21 from 11-6. My studio address is 642 Moulton Ave. ste W-15 LA CA 90031. This is the 30th anniversary of the artwalk and promises to be spectacular. For me this will be the celebration of the birth of my first coffee table book, “She Has a Penchant for Passion”. It is a combination of Poetry and Photography, Painting and Illustration….very unusual. Come out and join us!

New Works

Five new photographs had their debut at the Spring Brewery Artwalk. They began as documentation of a 4th Wall Project, directed by Brian mcCormack, in collaboration with dancer/model Ashley Parker. In one location audience members called out words or phrases, which were translated into sound waves, graphed, projected and then painted onto Ashley. After experiencing this process, I chose these 5 images to develop in a more spiritual, painterly fashion. I recognize that we are frequency, resonance, and vibration, and was moved by the idea that a woman is infiltrated with cultural, social and political “waves”, yet can and must remain…her own. To occupy oneself is to be a conscious creator, to be aware and sensitive to one’s own essence.

Fall Artwalk 2011

September Artwalk came and went, and was at the very least, fascinating. I was invited to show my work at three galleries, sold some prints, and had a great time with the very informed guests who came to grace my studio. My book is so close to being done! I am just waiting on the biography…All in all, I am happy.  The year is coming to a close, and I am working on generating some new work, as well as helping develop infrastructure for 14 camps at Burning Man. I love the idea of helping connect these amazing people and making it easier for them to have more balance between work and fun…

I just helped connect two amazing visionary artists to the Brewery community. My friends Amanda Sage and Michael Divine graced our Brewery Artist colony this month for a 5 day workshop and culminating party. The artists painted in West Eleven, a new studio workshop space. (Highly recommended). The teachers were focused and inspiring! Pictures will follow…stay tuned!

Post Artwalk

It was an incredible time. Many of my past supporters, clients, art patrons and friends came out to visit. The message from the Universe was clear: Art makes a difference. It inspires, opens the mind, and brings beauty in new and unexpected ways and places. Thank you for telling me I am making a difference. It felt like I was being mind-hugged all weekend.

Now…..Questions asked (and answered for you here and now) were:

1. Do you still make your angel paintings? (Yes, by commission, and they are still $450.00…it is a magic number! )

2. Do you photograph special events? (Yes, extraordinary ones!)

3. Can I purchase prints in any size? (Yes, standard sizes are common and I will work with specific frames as well)

4. How much are your framed poems? ($50.00, unique with added embellishment)

5. How much for the Body Pieces? (Sorry, they are not for sale at this time. I am creating a series for a gallery show, and each one speaks to me about the other…so they need to be together!)

6. I haven’t seen any of your illustrations lately…are you still selling them? (I have been focused on the body inventions…I can do commissions but will need lead time.)

7. When will your poetry/art book be out? (Barring any green over-analyzing on my part, 6 months! I must admit I am a stickler for details!…It has to feeeeeeeeel like me!)

The Brewery Artwalk April 2011

The Brewery Artwalk Spring 2011

The Brewery Artwalk April 2011

Join us for our biannual Artwalk! It is April 16-17 from 11-6. Wear good walking shoes as there is much to see. Barbara’s Cafe is opening for casual and artistic dining! Come visit me…walk over the troll bridge into my garden and studio! This Spring I am focusing on finishing the Body pieces and refining two others. The newest ones are “Alchemy” and “Nesting”

“Alchemy” is largely made of plastic, resin, metal (tin, copper, silver, gold leaf), wood, glass beads, coral, photographic collage and die cuts with an orchid blossom in the center. I made a few updates on her since her show at Lyfe Yoga Gallery in Huntington Beach.

“Nesting” is mainly made of wood, plastic, eucalyptus bark, glass beads and maple seeds.

The rest of my time has been on finishing my first book titled “(She has a….) Penchant for Passion”, a coffee table book of poetry and artwork. If my readers are interested in being informed on dates for the opening celebration for the book, please send an email. Thanks to all who have supported and continue to support my artistic endeavors.

I look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the Brewery Artwalk!!!!

Fall Artwalk Review

Artwalk was a resounding success! Thank you to all who came to connect, be inspired to open new doors to perception and creativity! Your support is greatly appreciated and honored! Patrons are curious about my process in creating the body pieces, so I have been showing them in various stages of growth. Original drawing….

to wooden skeleton…

to the collage and diecuts…

to the resin mold filled with gold leaf and copper

It took a bit of weaning to take my newest piece, titled “Alchemy” and give her immediately to the LyfeYoga Gallery in Hermosa Beach for display. ( I would have loved to have shown her off a my studio, but she was off and running! ) LyfeYoga Gallery is located at 1310 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach CA 90254. Call 310 374-5933 for gallery hours and information. Also, I had one photograph there as well, which sold the first night. I will be placing another limited addition print of Homage to the Journey there this week.

I have installed new photographs onto the website. Check out 3 new images under “Portraits”, and a new “BurningMan” image. My fan Ken has been bugging me to get my book ready and out there, (thank you Ken!) so I am editing the final poems, photographs and images of my paintings, drawings and mixed media for this coffee table book. Big learning curve! More news on that later. Somehow between visits from hundreds of people I managed to I have a few minutes to visit Guillermo Bert in his studio. It was a wonderful weekend!

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Artwalk Fall 2010!!

It’s been an amazing year so far…a trip to Italy to paint with visionary artists, a solo show, an artwalk in April, a new show to participate in at Lifeyoga in Santa Monica, Burning Man, and now our latest artwalk, which is arriving very quickly!

(and I thought being on the design and implementation team to create two new schools was challenge enough!)

Please join the artists at the Brewery in celebrating the many facets of art! We do so enjoy connecting and sharing with you.  It is both a wonderful time to meet and create new friendships, and enjoy established relationships!

Thank you for your continued support and patronage!

Upcoming Art Events

In Visible Woman” A solo art show for the month of June, 2010

Opening Saturday June 5, 2010 7-10pm…Come Join Us!

(photography, poetry, and mixed media) by Victoria Sebanz

At the Rumor Mill, an intimate coffee house gallery

11739 West Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles Ca 90066

310 397-5400

Information also on Artslant.com

under The Rumor Mill and Victoria Sebanz

September: Work will be at The Folk Tree in Pasadena CA, more information to come

October: Work will be on display at the Brewery LA CA, more information to come.

NESTING

Nesting

Nesting is number 4 in the body series (Sacred Land, My House-My Skin, Hot-House Flower and She is My Tattoo having had their respective gestations and births long ago)

The materials continue to evolve as does the piece. Eucalyptus tree bark is the most important material….it serves as her flesh.(It was also used in Tree Spirits Singing).

I love to use this because it is like human skin, many-layered and sheer. Nesting indicates and honors the beauty of pregnancy and gestation itself.

This piece is inspired by my daughter, an amazing woman and mother.

Hurray!!

I have just created my first artwork for the week. “Shadow Dancers”
Die Cut …………….water color, archival ink……….and yes I used scissors!!

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Backbender

My miniature version of Shadow Dancers is painted on a light bulb(!). It’s part of the Lights on LA public art project at Pershing Square, Jul 15-Sept 18, and is presented by the Tarryn Teresa Gallery.

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Dancer

In Visible Woman

I will
Never be invisible again
No more a distant echo
Of your twisted imaginings
I am rooted beyond brain and bone
And in
Welcoming this synaptic discourse
I will
Lament no memory forgotten
Wrapped in the intrinsic, beautiful madness
Of my spirit dancing
I will
Be forever so much more than moving flesh and sound
I am rooted yet unbound
In stillness more than my silhouette
Dark yet visible
I am found
I remember me

She Always Ran

She always ran but never left
And I only heard the hurt without hearing the reasons
The season came and went for me to listen
The leaves fell at my feet
I didn’t notice the colors
I forgot the timbre of her voice and the brightness of her smile
That beckoned stay with me, be my love of a lifetime
Dance with me awhile
I didn’t notice the colors
That floated in her eyes
Kaleidoscoping brightly
In the quickness of her mind
I forgot her fear and replaced it with mine
And couldn’t listen, wouldn’t listen
I ran out of time
I replaced her
With others of a watercoloured hue
Wanting only to preserve
My point of view
And I found the palette wanting
Still not knowing what to do
I’d forgotten how to listen to both her and myself
And couldn’t listen, wouldn’t listen
Put us both upon the shelf
I didn’t notice the colors her asking fingers drew
As they trailed upon my chest and lips
(She kissed my eyelids too)
I couldn’t see the colors blur
In her last goodbye
Her heart had been in love alone
I forgot the reasons why

Women are the Weavers

Women are the weavers of stories and lives
And a woman can see in another woman’s eyes
To the depth of a heart and a soul in seed
In the want, in the joy, in the cry in need

Heart honed as the fingers of a fleshless sigh
To the visceral laughter of an angel on high
Drawn near, drawn close to a point, to a hole
Not filled ‘til we heal our own aching soul

‘til we eye to eye each other in time
Say I to I
I am, am I

And a mother is no mother
But a spirit of flight
As a beacon that beckons
In a pale blue night

To draw near, draw close
Ourselves in time
Say I to I
I am, am I
Women are the weavers of stories and lives
And a woman can see in another woman’s eyes
To the depth of a heart and a soul in seed
In the want, in the joy, in the cry in need

Heart honed as the fingers of a fleshless sigh
To the visceral laughter of an angel on high
Drawn near, drawn close to a point, to a hole
Not filled ‘til we heal our own aching soul

‘til we eye to eye each other in time
Say I to I
I am, am I

And a mother is no mother
But a spirit of flight
As a beacon that beckons
In a pale blue night