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FADA is already looking forward to 2017 with a presentation of Desert X, a contemporary art biennial, at the FADA-founded LA Art Show, January 11th-15th. Booth #1004 introduces participating artists and the questions they will address in site-specific installations amidst the expansive Coachella Valley landscape. Looking forward to an art-filled 2017!

Jerald Melberg Gallery

year-review-1 While participating in many popular art fairs from coast to coast, including Art on Paper, Art New York, Seattle Art Fair and Art Miami, Charlotte based Jerald Melberg Gallery opened a pop-up space in Blowing Rock, NC from June-November. The Hickory Museum of Art acquired a Lee Hall painting for their permanent collection. “Maine Edges” will be included in the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Woman Made: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection” December 17 - April 23, 2017.  Lee Hall’s works, deriving from the tradition of abstractions produced by meditations on nature, were featured in a solo-show last fall at the gallery, Lee Hall: Celebration. year-review-2

MAINE EDGES   1989  Acrylic on Linen 36 x 30 inches

 Keep up-to-date with the gallery at @jeraldmelberg

 Rosenbaum Contemporary

Postwar, Modern and Contemporary masters year-review-3 Rosenbaum Contemporary exhibited Robert Indiana: The Power of Words which featured the artist’s new Bob Dylan Suite as well as a selection of his powerful, word-based works such as HOPE, LOVE, ART, BODY/SOUL, HE and SHE.  An iconic figure of the Pop Art movement, Indiana’s inspiration from American commercial signs are evident in the exhibit. Newly minted Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bob Dylan, the quintessential American wanderer, is the perfect subject for Indiana’s laconic words. year-review-4 Keep up at @rosenbaumcontemporary

Questroyal Fine Art

American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries year-review-5 Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Great Mad Genius Returns, the most extensive exhibition and sale of Blakelock paintings in history, was on view at Questroyal Fine Art November 11–December 10. With over 130 works on view, this monumental exhibition represented each phase of Blakelock’s career, from his iconic moonlights and Indian encampments, to rarely seen late works created while he was institutionalized. The show was covered by the New York Times on October 28. year-review-6 @questroyal_fine_art

 Nedra Matteucci Galleries

19th and 20th century American art, including the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism year-review-7 Two heads are better than one. Nedra Matteucci Galleries held two exhibitions, each featuring two artists: Natural Wonders: Paintings by Chris Morel and Sculpture by Dan Ostermiller, and John Moyers and Terri Kelly Moyers: Time-honored Traditions in Painting. The first featured Chris Morel’s luminous southwestern landscapes and Dan Ostermiller’s expressive animal bronzes while the second paired husband and wife artists, John Moyers and Terri Kelly Moyers, in a presentation of their newest collection of original oil paintings, showcasing a broad range of locations. year-review-8