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Featured artist: Jen Raven
Scheduled to run: November 18 - December 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18 * 6p - 9p

Cactus Gallery is pleased to host our twelfth annual small works show. This popular exhibit includes handmade ornaments, acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media works, hand painted pendants, embroidery, felted works, paper mache, handcrafted jewelry, and itty bitty sculptures.

This will be a cash and carry style show and all works are priced $10 - $150. Give the gift of art!
ABOUT OUR FEATURED ARTIST :: Things with Wings by Jen Raven 


"Art flies around the truth, but with the definite intention of not getting burnt. Its capacity lies in finding in the dark void a place where the beam of light can be intensely caught, without this having been perceptible before.” ~Franz Kafka 

I want to tell the truth, as I know it --without getting burnt, or burning others, in the process.  All of my winged works, in one way or another, aim toward this objective.  

Chickens appear often in my work. Born with wings, but rarely given the chance to fly, they represent deep, often unsatisfied longing, for that which cannot be --for paths not taken; for unrealized dreams; for unrequited love.   

I have made a study of Bees over the last three years, through my painting, sculpture, and collaborative works. The purpose of this study has been to raise awareness about the many dangers currently threatening our world’s valuable pollinators.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Douglas Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, Kat Anderson, Ulla Anobile, Julie B, Lea Barozzi, Skye Becker-Yamakawa, Elisa Belloni, Christine Benjamin, Sheila Bentley, Terri Berman, Denise Bledsoe, Andrea Bogdan, Brooklyn Dollworks (Valerie A. Gladstone), Lacey Bryant, Ivonne Carley, Catherine Carr, Laura Castellanos, Joan Charles, Gigi Chen, Anna Chung, Nancy Cintron, Joshua Coffy, Bob Doucette, Eden Folwell, Jacqui Gallant, Rosie Garcia, Patrick Haemmerlein, Annette Hassell, Jennie Hepler-Takens (Prim Pumpkin), K Howell, A. Huggard, Anita Inverarity, Brooke Kent, Patricia Krebs, Kross D, Lisa Kurt, Mavis Leahy, Candace McKay, Malathip, Miriam Martinez, Amber Leilani, Jazmin Molina, Tammy Mae Moon, Martina Moreno (Love Is Possible), Nobu Happy Spooky (Domenico Scalisi), Nichol Norman, Daisuke Okamoto, Roger O’Leary-Archer, Janet Olenik, Vera Paras, Sarah Polzin, Tania Pomales, Olga Ponomarenko, Myriam Powell, Ragged Caravan (Alex Wells), Christine Rasmussen, Jen Raven, Salvage Art Sweetheart (Marsha Perloff), Lena Sayadian, Silvia Scarpellini (La Tilla), Carolina Seth, Karin Skiba, Corina St. Martin, Carisa Swenson, Kelly Thompson, Vestri DisFairy Clay Artist, Kelly Vetter, Ted von Heiland, Yishu Wang, Michelle Waters and Simone Young.