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Kenwood artist Fred Parker holds exhibition

Kenwood artist Fred Parker holds exhibition
Fred Parker’s latest exhibition on Sept. 17 to Oct. 9 will have 8 new paintings, each 3 by 5 feet as well as several smaller studies all created in the last 12 months.Red Vines #1, Acrylic on Canvas, 3 x 5 feet by Fred R. Parker

A one-man exhibition of new paintings by Sonoma Valley artist Fred R. Parker will take place at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma, September 17 – October 9. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. each day, closed on Monday.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, September 17, from 1-6 p.m.

All of the paintings on exhibition were created over the last year to celebrate the visual beauty of vineyards after the harvest.

Parker will be working at his easel on new paintings throughout the exhibition.

The artist studied art at San Francisco State University, and he earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree at UC Davis. After graduating in 1966, he directed a number of university art galleries and held curatorial positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art (now the Norton Simon Art Museum). Since 1984 he turned his full attention to creating his own art. For an in-depth review of his career visit his website at: parkerfineart.com.

After moving to Sonoma in 1986, Parker was selected as the City of Sonoma Treasure Artist of 1994 and now lives in Kenwood, where he is the resident artist at Deerfield Ranch Winery. His home studio/art gallery is located on the corner of Highway 12 and Adobe Canyon Road. Call (707) 833-2602 for further details or to schedule a visit.

Known for his images of Northern California landscapes, Parker’s media includes traditional oil, acrylic and pastel, as well as exploratory techniques often related to photography and computer processes. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and the Di Rosa Foundation in Napa.

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