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.”