Events

June 14th 2014 – 2nd Saturday Open Studio
in the Art Exchange Building
6-10PM

The working art studio / gallery of Margie Darrow is a studio that offers a unique Gallery/Studio presentation of artwork in various stages of completion by the artist. Visitors are privy to art and ideas in process as well as finished pieces.

Darrow has a unique ability to intersect the real with the abstract with pieces that showcase a phenomenal eye for color. Her wide range of work: paintings, woodwork, drawing, and installation makes for an inviting and interesting gallery walk that provides a creative, eclectic and educational environment in which to explore.

Currently on display:
FRONT WINDOW is Darrow’s Albino Peacock mannequin installation – Inspired by the 1920’s starlet costuming.

Also exhibited are a variety of Darrow’s work including several NEW Paintings and NEW Wood work. Always a good mix of drawings and mixed media artwork.

ALL STUDIOS in THE ART EXCHANGE BUILDING are open and participating with events!!

Sponsored in part by the:
ARTS COUNCIL FOR LONG BEACH

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
or free street parking. Meters end at 6pm

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk

April 26th 11pm – 6pm
Bixby Park – 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA.

I will be LIVE PAINTING at this Event with the Squeeze Art Collective 

 

 

In celebration of Earth Day, Green Education Inc., in collaboration withLeadership Long Beach, and Green Long Beach! are kicking off the first annual Green Prize Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

The Green Prize Festival is a one-day event highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, sustainable transportation, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers. The event will also feature the Localism FREE bike valet, the Kress Market & Deli Beer Garden of Earthly Delights, green vendors and food trucks as well as children’s activities. We’re also pleased to introduce the Green Prize annual award program!

Our villages include:
-The Localism Fresh Fair Village – Urban Farms & Community Gardens
-ReLEAF – Health & Wellness
-Cleaner Tech – Green Tech & Clean Tech
-Green Prix – Sustainable Transportation
-Lil Sprouts – Children’s Area
-Eco-Friendly Vendors
-Earth Orgs & Community Orgs

Entertainment on the Long Beach Independent Stage:
-DJ Rahfee Zahkee
Romero Y Perez
MBT MajicBulletTheory)
-Amritakripa
Fathers & Suns
Hopeless Romantics
Lefty Phillips Trio

 

 

ARTiculate ART TALK SERIES
Featuring Art Exchange Artist: MARGIE DARROW

April 4th 2014 – 7:30 – 8:30
Elise’s Tea Room
3924 Altantic Ave. Long Beach, Ca. 90807

First Fridays has launched a free monthly series called ARTiculate. ARTiculate features significant artist and arts leaders speaking about their personal stories and creative process.

This event sponsored in part by the
Arts Council for Long Beach.

More about First Friday in Bixby Knolls
https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysLongBeach

More About Arts council for Long Beach
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Council-for-Long-Beach

 

 

The Collaborative is proud to present the work of this year’s artist fellows:
Margie Darrow
Jeff Foye
Jessica Kondrath
Annie Stromquist
Kurt Simonson.

Febuary 1, 2014 – Opening Reception
7pm – 9pm
412 W. Broadway
Long Beach, Ca. 90802
The exhibition runs through March 22, 2014.

 

The Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach’s living artists. These awards recognize exemplary artists for their recent work. Eligible artists must reside in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three years. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and
professional achievement.

These local artists represent a unique cross-section of the Long Beach artist community. Together their work spans a broad variety of media, including video, photography, painting, mixed media, dance and wood cutting. The variety in background and artistic practice emphasizes the diversity for which Long Beach is known.

Margie Darrow
Nature, history and counter culture inspire Darrow’s artwork. In the breadth and scope of her art remains a common thread – the underlying desire to tell a factual story of the earth’s inhabitants and their transitory etching upon it.

Jeff Foye
For the past six years Jeff Foye has been making video and performance work in collaboration with Gordon Winiemko under the name JEFF&GORDON. Foye’s artwork engages with the social customs and cultural idioms that underlie both how we distinguish ourselves as individuals and how we relate to each other in the social sphere.

Jessica Kondrath
Kondrath’s choreography is primarily derived from the musical score. Her works craft a visual representation of the music so that the work may be experienced both visually and aurally. She creates movement that is both beautiful and awkward at once, utilizing counterpoint to illuminate the visual presence of elasticity within the body. Kondrath’s work also investigates and seeks to bring awareness to the relationship between audience and performer.

Annie Stromquist
Stromquist’s mixed media on paper explores the human condition through a poetic lens. Her images are abstract and minimalist with empty space used as an active presence. The scale, typically small, reflects a desire to create images whose evocative power unfolds within an intimate viewing context.

Kurt Simonson
Simonson’s photography is a lyrical and strange family album, a collection of photographs that speak to his search for home, a journey to find a sense of belonging, a sense of place and ultimately a deep desire to find a connection to family and community. His body of work revolves around the tensions and questions that surround this search.

 

 

JOIN ME!
January 11th 2014 at 344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
For the Monthly Open Studio.

ITS 2014! Lets see some ART!

The working art studio / gallery of Margie Darrow is a studio that offers a unique gallery presentation of artwork in various stages of completion by the artist. Visitors are privy to art and ideas in process as well as finished pieces.

Darrow has a unique ability to intersect the real with the abstract with pieces that showcase a phenomenal eye for color. Her wide range of work: paintings, woodwork, drawing, and installation makes for an inviting and interesting gallery walk that provides a creative, eclectic and educational environment in which to explore.

NEW THIS MONTH AND Never display is a selection of collaborative artwork by the now disbanded Fallopian Artopians. The Fallopian Artopians 2007-2009 were a Live Collaborative Female Painting Troupe (Yvonne Sanders, Justine Serebrin and Margie Darrow). All paintings are rendered by rotating the canvas between the three artist on timed 30 minute intervals. Ending the painting process when the paintings were complete or a 2 1/2 hour performance was complete.

Also exhibited are the detailed and delicate flora and fauna color pencil designs and Botanical paintings and animal themed pieces that are slowly transforming the studio into a menagerie with a turn of the century vintage flavor.Unique and affordable selection of original art and limited edition items for anytime gift giving.

In the window is Darrow’s vintage inspired front window installation “Vintage Circus,” Featuring lowbrow style of the “Tattoo Lady” and “Vintage Apothecary” Visitors can enjoy and amuse in the installation, or find interest in Darrow’s recreation of an 1800’s traveling apothecary case.
This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

This Event is sponsored in part by the:
ARTS COUNCIL FOR LONG BEACH

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
or free street parking. Meters end at 6pm

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk

 

 

Margie Darrow Studio 344 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, CA
Saturday November 9th 6pm – 10pm

The working art studio / gallery of Margie Darrow is a studio that offers a unique gallery presentation of artwork in various stages of completion by the artist. Visitors are privy to art and ideas in process as well as finished pieces.

Darrow has a unique ability to intersect the real with the abstract with pieces that showcase a phenomenal eye for color. Her wide range of work: paintings, woodwork, drawing, and installation makes for an inviting and interesting gallery walk that provides a creative, eclectic and educational environment in which to explore.

Currently on display, are Darrow’s vintage inspired front window installation “Vintage Circus,” Featuring lowbrow style of the “Tattoo Lady” and “Vintage Apothecary” Visitors can enjoy and amuse in the installation, or find interest in Darrow’s recreation of an 1800’s traveling
apothecary case. 
Also exhibited are the detailed and delicate flora and fauna color pencil designs and new (in-progress) Botanical and Bird paintings and the “Hobo Symbol” mixed media work – you can become knowledgeable regarding the amazing system of communication created and used by American Hobos in the early 1900’s to pass information or warnings to “fellow travelers” on the railroads and highways of America.
Also featured are two of Darrow’s current commissions (in progress): “California” and “Owl #2”

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk

 

 

Margie Darrow Studio 344 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, CA
Saturday Sept. 14th 6pm – 10pm

The working art studio / gallery of Margie Darrow is a studio that offers a unique gallery presentation of artwork in various stages of completion by the artist. Visitors are privy to art and ideas in process as well as finished pieces.

Darrow has a unique ability to intersect the real with the abstract with pieces that showcase a eye for color. Her wide range of work: paintings, woodwork, drawing, and installation makes for an inviting and interesting gallery walk that provides a creative, eclectic and educational environment in which to explore.

Currently on display, are Darrow’s vintage inspired installations and art: “Vintage Circus,” “Hobo Symbols.” “Vintage Apothecary” and “Montage.” Visitors can enjoy and amuse in the lowbrow style of the “Tattoo Lady” installation, or find interest in Darrow’s recreation of an 1800’s traveling apothecary case or the detailed and delicate flora and fauna mono-colored designs of “Montage.” Then, become knowledgeable regarding the amazing system of communication created and used by American Hobos in the early 1900’s to pass information or warnings to “fellow travelers” on the railroads and highways of America.
Also featured are two of Darrow’s current commissions: California and David Hedden’s project “BIRD UP!”

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$

This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk
https://www.artslb.org/

 

 

Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event
JULY 13, 2013 6-10pm
ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

This month:
SUMMER fun with the Circus at the studio!
Vintage Circus Window Installation +
plus a little circus vibe in the way of some mixed medium pieces.
Also Drawings and Paintings and Wood cuts.

Live Music – Enjoy the keyboard style of R. Scott
An unique mix of deep soul, New Orleans- r&b, jazz, blues, cabaret and pop.
Also rumor has it Ms. DD Wood join in for a few tunes

Foodie Treat this month – My grandpas own Popcorn Fudge to celebrate thesummer circus. Its Yummy!

 

 

The philosophy for the monthly event is…
The storefront space is a working art studio and gallery space.
There is always artwork in progress…
Always art evolving – Always something new to come back to see.
Live Music and some new foodie treat!

I hope you will stop by and join me as the new summer art and exhibit develops and changes with the season and new inspirations.

344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
6-10 pm

Exhibition sponsored in part by:
The Arts Council for Long Beach

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$

This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

 

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk
https://www.artslb.org

 

 

Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event
ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

NEW Vintage Circus INSTALLATION +
plus a little circus vibe in the way of some mixed medium pieces – Also Drawings and Paintings and Wood cuts

The philosophy for the monthly event is…
The storefront space is a working art studio and gallery space.
There is always artwork in progress…
Always art evolving – Always something new to come back to see.
Live Music and some new foodie treat!
This month:
Here comes the SUMMER folks Finally!
I am bringing the circus to the studio it is changing up with
the New Window installation is Almost complete 🙂

This month Live Music will be provided by:
As yet to be announced

And of course there will be some sort of hand made foodie?
For the Foodie in you – I am thinking mini-cupcakes of some sort. That summer circus-isn’t it! Who doesn’t like a cupcake?

I hope you will stop by and join me as the new summer art and exhibit develops and changes with the season and new inspirations.
344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
6-10 pm

Exhibition sponsored in part by:
The Arts Council for Long Beach

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$

This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk
https://www.artslb.org

 

May 11 2013!
Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event
ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

Hobo Symbols Exhibition  + New Works
Drawings and Paintings and Wood cuts

The philosophy for the monthly event is…
The storefront space is a working art studio and gallery space.
There is always artwork in progress…
Always art evolving – Always something new to come back to see.
Live Music and some new foodie treat!

 

 

This month
As Spring is upon us – The Black and White pen and ink wall has morphed – As the studio brightens up to warm weather 🙂

This month Live Music will be provided by:
Hugh Van Der Linden

And of course there will be some sort of hand made foodie?
For the Foodie in you – This month a Surprise Surprise!

I hope you will stop by and join me watching the art and exhibit develop and change over the time, season and inspiration.
344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
6-10 pm

Exhibition sponsored in part by:
The Arts Council for Long Beach
arts council for LongBeach logo.jpg April 13 2013   Monthly Open Studio Event! 

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$

This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk
https://www.artslb.org

 

 

LBMA Art Auction XV

 

April 18 – May 19, 2013 Exhibition

Art Auction May 19 2013

I will be participating with this piece “Catching a Spotfine” up for auction  – A special museum and  piece of art that are both near and dear to me.
I will have links to the auction as soon as it is live.

The Long Beach Museum of Art and its fundraising affiliate, Phoenix, organize one of the best auctions of contemporary art on the West Coast every other year. Over 100 artists are participating in the exhibition, which is comprised of over 150 works of art that will fill the Museum’s gallery. Art Auction 15 represents a high-visibility event for a number of local, emerging and mid-career artists.

 

 

APRIL 13 2013!
Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event
ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

The current Three part Exhibit includes:
Hobo Symbols Exhibition * Black and White Wall * Collection of Wood Cut Art
The storefront space is a working art studio
and gallery space.

The philosophy for the monthly event is…
There is always artwork in progress…
Always art evolving – Always something new to come back to see.
Live Music and some new foodie treat!

This month
MORE new artwork completed for Hobo Symbols – Black and White Wall and Wood pieces.
Featuring Live Music by:
AP and Rory
I haven’t decided what my special food treat will be yet…but something SPRING-Y!
Is Spring-y a word?

I hope you will stop by and join me watching the art and exhibit develop and change over the next several months.
344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
6-10 pm
 

Exhibition sponsored in part by:
The Arts Council for Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk
https://www.artslb.org

 

 

Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event
ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

The studio is a working art studio and gallery space…
There is always artwork in progress…
Always art evolving – Always something new!

This month artwork continues with new:
Hobo Symbol Art work completed and
New Black and White Pen and Inks

ALSO
I will be PAINTING LIVE with violinist Tallualah Kidd
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tallulah-Kidd-Violinist)
and LIVE MUSIC with Charles Chartrand/ Dennis Lorence/Dylan Chartrand in the Hobo Jungle installation.

And every month I make a special eating treat..

I hope you will stop by and join me to watch this exhibit develop and change over the next several months.

344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach
6-10 pm

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!

https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio
https://www.facebook.com/ArtExchangeLB
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachDowntownArtWalk

Margie Darrow StudioFebuary 9th – 6pm to 10pm
Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studio Event.
This month continues on with the progress of:
The Hobo Symbols installation and art
(looks like the hand made cigar box guitar will be debuting!)

The Black and White wall features ongoing
50 pen and inks for 50 bucks – Just in time for VD Day!
and a collection of wood cut art work.

The studio is a working studio and gallery space…
There is always artwork in progress – Always art evolving – Always something new!
I hope you will join me to watch this new exhibit develop and change over the next several months.

ART – LIVE MUSIC – TREATS

There is usually some body painting going on as well.
I hope you will stop by.
344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
This event is in the Art Exchange building and in conjunction
with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk near by!
https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

This month New Art for the New Year!
Monthly 2nd Saturday
Open Studio Event.

344 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, Ca. 90808
January 12th, 6pm – 10pm

The studio is a working studio and gallery space…There is always artwork in progress – Always art evolving – Always something new!

I hope you will join me to watch this new exhibit develop and change over the next several months.

The 50/50 Wall and Black and White Installation
Fifty Pen and Ink Drawings available for 50 dollars.

Hobo Artwork and installation in process…

And a collection of wood cut artwork and paintings.

ART – MUSIC – TREATS

Perhaps some black and white body painting.
I hope you will stop by.

Parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for $5
Updating information at https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

 

 

 

Monthly 2nd Saturday
Open Studio Event.

This month New Art for the
NEW YEAR!

The studio is a working studio and gallery space…
There is always artwork in progress – Always art evolving – Always something new!
I hope you will join me to watch this new exhibit develop and change over the next several months.

The 50/50 Wall and Black and White Installation
Fifty Pen and Ink Drawings available for 50 dollars.

Hobo Artwork and installation in process…

And a collection of wood cut artwork and paintings.

ART – MUSIC – TREATS

Perhaps some black and white body painting.
I hope you will stop by.

parking available behind 3rd and Elm lot for 5$
https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

photo credit: Steve Frye

CLOSING EVENT
for PACIFIC-LY – An Art Odyssey into the Sea
Dec. 8th, 2012 6-10 pm
344 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, Ca.

This is a free event… open to all of the public.
The Project Space/studio is currently dedicated to

Pacific-ly Project Exhibition – An Art Odyssey into the Sea.”
The space is an on-going work in progress.
It has grown, developed and changed every month.
This month is the closing event and last time to see the installations and art work in full effect.
Music:
We have a variety of musicians through out the evening
Food:
I will preparing dishes made with sustainable Albacore Tuna provided by American Tuna.
Relax and enjoy – I will have my body paints set up for fun too!

Come and enjoy art, live music, and eat some sustainable treats!

Monthly, I participate with an Open Studio event in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Art walks in Long Beach and rotating gallery exhibits in the Art Exchange Building.

Stroll the Art walk and come by and say hello!

Link to my FACEBOOK Page:
https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

 

Pacific-ly is sponsored in part by:
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Nov. 10, 2012 at the Pacific-ly Art and Music Exhibit event from 6-10pm
344 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach Ca.

This is a free event… open to all of the public.

We have a special Live Sea-Sound/Music Art installation.

The Project Space/studio is currently dedicated to building
Pacific-ly Project Exhibition – An Art Odyssey into the Sea.”
The space is an on-going work in progress.
It is changing , growing and developing every month.
This month there are several new pieces and some work now for sale.
Music:
D.D. Wood will be playing songs from her new album, SONGS FOR THE RED KING throughout the evening.
Food:
I will preparing dishes made with sustainable Albacore Tuna provided by American Tuna.

Come and enjoy art, live music, and eat some sustainable treats!
Also body painting will be available on site.

Monthly, I participate with an Open Studio event in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Art walks in Long Beach and rotating gallery exhibits in the Art Exchange Building.

Stroll the Art walk and come by and say hello!

Link to my FACEBOOK Page:
https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

 

Pacific-ly is sponsored in part by:

 

 

 

 

I invite you join me Oct. 13, 2012 event 6-10pm – October is Arts month – I am planing a special Live Sea-Sound/Music Art installation and some Live Painting.
* 344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach.

Storefront PROJECT SPACE in downtown Long Beach Aug 1 – Dec 31 2012
I am utilizing the nice big walls to build my Pacific-ly Project Exhibition – An Art Odyssey into the Sea.”
The space is an on-going work in progress.
It is changing , growing and developing and every month there are new art pieces installed in the exhibit.

Monthly, I participate with an Open Studio event in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Art walks in Long Beach.

Stroll the Art walk and come by and say hello!

Link to my FACEBOOK Page:
https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific-ly is sponsored in part by:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a temporary storefront PROJECT SPACE in downtown Long Beach.
I am utilizing the nice big walls to build my “Pacific-ly Project Exhibition – An Art Odyssey into the Sea.”
So the space is kind of an on-going work in progress.
It will be changing and growing and developing in the months to come.

I will be participating in the monthly 2nd Saturday Art walks in Long Beach – with open studio and music and I am sure some live art and what not.

I invite you join me
Saturday Sept 8th  from 6 – 10 at 344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach.

Enjoy the ambient sounds of members of Meow Twins

Sea-rreal body painting for visitors throughout the evening.

Meet Big Carl – A marine species friend and special guest! 

Stroll the Art walk and come by and say hello!

Link to my FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

I have a temporary storefront Art Studio in downtown Long Beach.
I am utilizing the nice big walls to build my “Pacific-ly Project Exhibition – An Art Odyssey into the Sea.”
So the space is kind of an on-going work in progress.
It will be changing and growing and developing in the months to come.

I will be participating in the monthly 2nd Saturday Art walks in Long Beach – with open studio and music and I am sure some live art and what not.

I invite you join me
Saturday Aug. 11 from 6 – 10 at 344 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach.

At 8PM enjoy the hip-hop sound of The Natives.

Stroll the Art walk and come by and say hello!

Link to my FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/margiedarrowstudio

Senate’s 9th Annual California Contemporary Art Collection Exhibition
California State Capital – Sacremento Ca.

March 2011 – September 2012
Selection for 27th District by Senator Alan Lowenthal

Artist Alliance – Group Exhibit
Groves Gallery
February 4 – April 1, 2012

 

 
Visit OMA Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 1 -4 pm
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, Ca 92054
www.oma-online.org

 

Time lapse video of creating this portrait in acrylic on canvas.

 

 

Past Events