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LAURETTA LOWELL is an award winning mixed media/assemblage artist from Palm Desert, CA who sells her artwork in fine art festivals and art galleries. Her whimsical assemblages are in art collections in many countries. Articles on her work, and her journey to becoming an artist, have been published in several major magazines
She is from Santa Barbara but moved to California’s desert nine years ago. You can find her working hard creating and teaching in her art studio in La Quinta, CA.
"My art isn't planned in advance; I just let it happen. The story just seems to write itself when I wander around my workshop picking up this and that, combining treasures to see if they talk to me or spark some sort of electrical current through my veins. Using found vintage objects; I hope to offer you an interesting and fulfilling moment that captures your curiosity and makes you smile.”
After sustaining a serious head injury in a small plane crash in the late 1980s, a brain tumor developed in 2002 causing Lauretta to have several small strokes. She took five challenging years to recover and regain her bearings. Although she lost her aptitude to continue the career she had once known as a corporate marketing executive, she found herself increasingly drawn to art, both as a way of regaining her health and as a means of expressing herself. She feels blessed to have recovered with such a gift and a passion.
CODA Gallery, 73151 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA, www.codagallery.com - June 2015 to present
ChimMaya Gallery-FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBIT , Los Angeles, CA - September 11, 2015-July 2017
Borrego Art Institute, 665 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 - May 2016 to Sept. 2016
Indigo Interiors Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA
Onward Art & Design - Santa Barbara, CA
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Gallery at The River - Rancho Mirage, CA
Gallery 27, “One Night Stand” – Santa Barbara, Ca
Harbor Village Gallery – Ventura, CA
Ruby Blues Winery Gallery – Penticton, BC
AFS Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA
Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibit, “Making Mischief: Humor in Art” – Irvine, CA
Art & Soul Gallery – Bothell, WA
Brandon Gallery – Fallbrook, CA
Heusso Gallery - Palm Springs, CA
FINE ART FESTIVALS:
Sand Castle Championship and Dimensional Art Challenge, San Diego, CA - Sept. 1 – Sept. 4, 2017, Broadway Pier and Pavilion, 1000 North Harbor Drive.
Art on Main Street - La Quinta, CA, 2016-2017
Indian Wells Art Festival, March 31-April 2, 2017, Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival - Scottsdale, AZ
Rancho Mirage Art Festival (Featured Artist) - Rancho Mirage, CA
Indian Wells Art Festival (Blue Ribbon Winner) – Indian Wells, CA
Southwest Arts Festival – Indio, CA
Ojai Arts Festival, “DISCARDED Art from Trash” – Ojai, CA
Art Under The Umbrellas - La Quinta, CA
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival – La Jolla, CA
Palm Springs Art Festival – Palm Springs, CA
Malibu Fine Art Festival - Malibu, CA
Hermosa Beach Art Festival – Hermosa Beach, CA
La Jolla Festival of Fine Arts – La Jolla, CA
Calabasas Fine Art Festival - Calabasas, CA
Art Doll Quarterly, Spring 2016 Issue, Fairy Dolls
Cover Art for "Bogie, Golf as it Was" by Charles Hellman, 2016
Cover Art for "Aletrice Nike Rutherford & the Ancients" by Mary Ann Eisenberg & Wendie Willson, 2015
Palm Springs Life Magazine, Oct. 2014 Issue – Cover of The Guide and Article
Art Doll Quarterly, August 2014 Issue, Page 110
Valley Woman - Oct. 2014, Volume 1, Issue 3
More Magazine - "Art + Humor = My Second Career"
More Magazine - "She Turns Furniture Into Art"
The Creativity Portal - "My Discovery of Self-Fulfillment and Happiness"
Margin Call, Outsider Art – New Art Review by Katy Augustine, 2012
Whimsical Curiosities: Assemblage Art – Self Published by Lauretta Lowell