Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 of Hooshang's works to become part of museum's permanent collection

Two of Hooshang's works on paper will be added to Lake Eustis Museum of Art's permanent collection. Leading up to that, the paintings will be exhibited in the Florida museum's "Paperworks 4 Me II" exhibit that runs from Dec. 10 through Jan. 16.

The paintings – "Through the Glass Darkly" (above, left) and "Window Glance" – are part of Hooshang's "Window Series." They are mixed media on paper; each measures 22x28 inches.

The artist statement concerning this series is:

"The subject of this work is a beautiful, mysterious woman – the lady that you see always, everywhere, but you don’t know her. With her face in the shadow, her identity is only partly disclosed. I like to think that each time that a viewer looks at my paintings, there will be something new for them to see. With my work, I seek to find the energy and inner life within my subjects without fully revealing them. I try, as it were, to unveil the mysteries and the beauties of the world around me."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'Color Storm VII' sold at Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum show and auction

The painting "Color Storm VII" was sold Nov. 6 during the 19th annual Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum Benefit Art Show & Auction. Hooshang has participated several years in this event.

The painting is part of his new Color Storm series. Other paintings from the series are on display at The Cottage Gallery in Laguna Beach, Calif., and at Hooshang Studio in Ruston, La.

You can see the very latest addition to the series during the annual Holiday Arts Tour this coming weekend, Nov. 19-21. Hooshang Studio, 1001 Cedar Creek Road, is one of the stops on the tour. Come visit anytime from 3-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. We'll have some tasty hot tea ready and waiting! Plus some chocolates ....

Monday, November 15, 2010

NCLAC's Holiday Arts Tour to include Hooshang Studio

Hooshang Studio will open its doors this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the region's annual Holiday Arts Tour. He has participated in this event since 1999.

Specific times for each day are:

* Friday, Nov. 19 - 3-9 p.m.
* Saturday, Nov. 20 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
* Sunday, Nov. 21 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come visit the studio of this award-winning nationally exhibited fine arts painter, where you can interact with the artist himself in the welcoming setting of his own home.

On display will be original acrylic and mixed media paintings in several genres: abstracts, flowers, horses, landscapes, still lifes and female figures. Numerous sizes and prices are available as well: 6x6 inches to 48x60 inches and from $150 to $3,500.

Additionally, smaller versions will be available as prints: 8½x11, $35; 11x14, $55; and 13x19, $75.

Hooshang is represented by galleries throughout the country, such as The Cottage Gallery in Laguna Beach, Calif.; Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Art in Hot Springs, Ark; and Phoenix Gallery in Topeka, Kan.

His work has been shown in numerous museums, and he has won Best of Show in multiple exhibitions. He is also represented by the well-known Bentley Publishing Co. Recent exhibits have included Beverly Hills "Affaire in the Garden" and Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

'Color Storm VII' in museum show and auction in Massachusetts

Hooshang's painting “Color Storm VII” will be in the 19th Benefit Art Auction for the Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum. If you are interested in an abstract work by Hooshang, this is an opportunity for you to buy one in an interesting, possibly exciting, way and also to support the arts.

The online auction will run from Oct. 8 to Nov. 3, with the live event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time Nov. 6. The physical exhibition at the museum is from Oct. 15 to Nov. 6. The painting is mixed media on gallery-wrap canvas and measures 36x48 inches.

Here is a link to the auction site:
Attleboro Arts Museum Benefit Auction.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beverly Hills welcomes Hooshang to 'Affaire in the Gardens' art show

Hooshang will be at Beverly Hills' "Affaire in the Gardens Art Show" the third week of October -- Oct. 16-17 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

Four blocks of arts and crafts will be displayed between Rodeo Drive and Rexford Drive, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Park Way. Hooshang joins approximately 250 other artists who will be featured in what the organizers call "acres of exceptional art."

The exhibitors, who come from around the nation, will showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and printmaking. Also available will be live music, children's crafts, gourmet delights, and a wine and fine ale garden.

Held each May and October since 1973, the art show is one of the most popular art events on the West Coast.

Hooshang will exhibit his equine series of running horses.

"Come see us at Space #302," he says.

Click here to be linked to "Affaire in the Gardens."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hooshang's 'Luminescence #3' in September Competition

"Luminescence #3," a set of two 36x36-inch mixed-media-on-canvas abstracts, will be part of the Alexandria (La.) Museum of Art's 23rd annual September Competition. The opening reception is tomorrow, Aug. 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Set to run through Oct. 2, the exhibit stems from a national competition featuring artists who work in all media. This year's juror was Kelli Scott Kelley, an associate professor of painting at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.

"The much-anticipated September Competition promises a strong exhibit that will intrigue and inspire the most discriminating art lover, with works by talented artists from around the country," according to a release from the museum.

Monday, July 19, 2010

MOSI to display Hooshang's 'In the Shadows'

unseen will be a national juried art exhibition in the ARC Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry and will include a wide range of artistic interpretations. Artists explore such concepts as dreams, visions and images that are either taken from our current environment, our personal viewpoint or an imagined idea. unseen will take the viewer on a visual journey and exploration of existing and new realities and unique perspectives.

Hooshang's "In the Shadows," mixed media on canvas, 30x40 inches," will be part of the exhibit, which is scheduled for July 23 through Aug. 27.

The ARC Gallery at MOSI strives to feature a wide range of artistic media, expressions and styles, from contemporary and abstract to classical and realistic. Its mission is to promote the art of local, regional, and national artists, while focusing on artistic quality, originality and merit.

The unseen exhibition is curated by Zarth Bertsch, director, IMAX Dome Theatre and ARC Gallery; Michael Massaro, sculptor and gallery director of Gallery 501; and Ofra Friedman, sculptor and co-curator of EarthVisions at MOSI. The exhibition will feature all media art, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video art, which will be screened in the IMAX Dome Theatre. The ARC Gallery surrounds the MOSI IMAX Theatre.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hooshang's equine work displayed in La Jolla

Hooshang will participate at the La Jolla (Calif.) Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26-27.

This 24th annual event welcomes guests to enjoy the work of nearly 200 of what the show organizers term "the West’s finest artists." Additionally, the show features live music, a silent auction and much more in beautiful coastal San Diego.

Hooshang will be in Booth #727 and will be showing equine paintings.

Concerning Hooshang’s running horses series, consider this excerpt from “Gallery Talk: Conversations with Lee Malerich” in a description of The Ormond (Fla.) Memorial Art Museum's exhibition of “Four-Footed”:

“… These magnificent large-scale acrylics scream 'undomesticated' as they roar, head-on across the canvas. (Hooshang’s) choice of color and kinetic, yet exacting brush strokes exacerbate the motion study. These works are so strong that at a glance one can hear the panting breath and the pounding hoofs of these exotic creatures.”

The festival is located in the La Jolla district of San Diego. It is easily accessible from I-5, I-805 and CA-52 and offers plenty of free parking. From I-5, north or south bound, exit Genesee Avenue and turn east (away from the coast). The festival is approximately one mile ahead. Additional info can be found at Admission is $10.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hooshang prints shown at Louisiana State Museum, also in LPB art auction

Two of Hooshang's prints published by Bentley Publishing Group were featured in a group show at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge from April 27 to May 7. The exhibit was a precursor to Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s 2010 Art & Travel Auction, which will air from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 13, on LPB. Online bidding began May 1.

The auction is an annual fundraiser for LPB so that the station can continue broadcasting quality educational and cultural programs. It also helps LPB with its community outreach events all year long.

Featured prints are Luminescence #2B (see this item at the LPB auction site by clicking here) and Luminescence #3A (click here). They are framed and signed by the artist.

"These days, funding for the arts and education seems to be the first thing cut from budgets," Hooshang said in a letter to his collectors, "so I’m happy to donate my work for what I think is a very worthy cause. Please visit the LPB Art Auction web site and bid on my piece – or some of the other interesting items being offered."

The televised auction of donated art work will be broadcast in seven cities across the state: Monroe, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans. Bidding will close during this live statewide broadcast on LPB and WLAE (New Orleans).You can also watch online at

Lisa Washington Green, Art Auction manager, said in a news release, “Art & Travel Auction is a great partnership between LPB and artists statewide and LPB’s surrounding viewing areas. Over 120 artists have donated art works for this wonderful event.”

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yellowstone Art Museum exhibits Hooshang Khorasani's work in 'Art Auction 42: Hollywood Extravaganza'

Hooshang's painting "Quiet Horse" is part of the 42nd Annual Art Auction at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Mont. The event is a juried show with more than 600 artists vying for the opportunity to be one of the 160 artists represented.

"Art Auction 42: Hollywood Extravaganza" celebrates the elegance of 1942 Hollywood and will take place March 6.

Artwork featured in the exhibition, which began Jan. 28, showcases the eclectic mix of styles that has come to characterize the culture of Montana. Artwork ranges from "cutting edge" contemporary to traditional landscape to Western and includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. The auction draws collectors from across the country.

Yellowstone Art Museum is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in Montanta. Contemporary and historic work from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists is featured there in changing exhibitions.

To preview the auction and see the museum’s catalog, visit Live and silent auctions will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 6; bids may be placed at the event or by absentee bid. Call (406) 256-6804 to contact the museum for more information.

'Be ready to be surprised' by Hooshang Khorasani's abstacts

"Be ready to be surprised by the abstract art of Hooshang Khorasani. They are vibrant, with beautiful textures and colors. He sent two sets of paintings. One set I have hung together to see how they interact next to each other, and the other set I have hung separately. It is always surprising to me how these paintings still interact with one another even though they are separated. The brilliant colors reach out to each other and to the observer, completing a circle of interaction."

- Excerpt from "Contemporary Artists at Andrews Art Museum," The Andrews (N.C.) Journal, May 14, 2009

One set of the paintings described is shown above, "Luminescence #2." The museum is shown below.