Artists of all ages are invited to submit original artwork with an emphasis or accent on the color teal for the Art Beat of Hayward gallery show titled “The Teal Show.” The exhibit will open Saturday, Feb. 9, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. and will run through March 9.
This is the 11th color show sponsored by Art Beat. All artwork is for sale and 35 percent of the proceeds from art sales will go to the Park Center and 65 percent to the artist.
“I really enjoy putting up this show,” said Art Beat owner Deanna Persson. “There are many people in our community who enjoy making art, and this gives them a focus and purpose. It is exciting to walk in the gallery and feel the energy of one color, even though all of the works have a variety of colors, shades and values. There are a variety of mediums such as glass, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, jewelry, pottery and fibers.”
Anyone interested in participating in this show should bring their work to Art Beat at 15845 W Second Street between the hours of 10 to 3 p.m. by Feb. 6 (closed Sunday and Monday). Work should be framed if appropriate and ready to hang or display. Artists should include the title of the work, medium, artist name, contact information and price.
The color teal is a medium blue-green color, similar to cyan. Its name comes from that of a bird — the common teal (Anas crecca), which presents a similarly colored stripe on its head. Teal can be created by mixing blue with green into a white base, or can be deepened as needed with black or gray. The complementary color of teal is maroon, Persson noted.
“The soothing blue-green shade evokes tropical lagoons and dense jungles,” she said. “From oceans to peacock feathers, teal is a common sight in the natural world. Polls show that blue and green are Americans’ favorite colors, and teal is the happy medium.”
Teal is often used in logos, web designs and interior decorating — especially in the bathroom, library and living rooms. The hue is an interior design staple because it adds a sophisticated splash of color to a neutral room. Not as bright as turquoise or as basic as blue, it contrasts nicely with coral, maroon, and gold. Teal can also be seen in a lot of pottery, jewelry and Southwestern-style textiles.
The public is invited to ”The Teal Show” opening Feb. 9, where they can meet the artists and support their efforts. Art Beat is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Art Beat at (715) 934-2780.
For another art gallery experience, visit Out of The Woods Winery on Hayward’s Main Street and view the ”Winter Show” in the Patricia MacLaughlin Gallery.