Presby Memorial Iris Garden Reception and Exhibition 2017
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens hosted a season long exhibition of Lisa’s new works inspired by the gardens in the historic Walther House located on the gardens in Upper Montclair, NJ. It was a grand time during one of the hottest evenings in May with lots of yummy treats catered by Laddey’s Lunch Box.
The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturist and a founder of the American Iris Society. The gardens offer a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites. Lisa’s notecards and small prints can be found in the Bloom Room Gift Shop located at the gardens.www.presbyirisgardens.org
Photo credits: Pushparaj Aitwal.
Spring Open Studio 2017
Lisa Palombo Studios hosted its 16th Annual Spring Open studio earlier this month. We hope everyone who came to visit enjoyed the festivities!
Here’s a recap of a few things that were going on at this year’s show: First, we premiered Lisa’s latest documentary, “Living Waters,” a short film, directed and produced by cinematographer Christopher Plunkett of Stonestreet Cinema, which documents the creation of Lisa’s latest large-scale masterworks, also titled “Living Waters.” With the help of her children, Ruby and Nathaniel, the painting was unveiled to the audience after the screening! Click on the image below to watch Lisa paint this latest piece in her “Water Lilies” series and to hear more about her life as an artist.
Picture above: Lisa with her family after the unveiling of “Living Waters,” acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 108″. Photo credit: Pushparaj Aitwal.
“Living Waters,” short documentary by Christopher Plunkett of Stonestreet Cinemas.
Ladies Tea, Caldwell, NJ
Lisa Palombo Studios hosted its inaugural Ladies Tea this March to celebrate the first day of spring. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and the studio was filled with lovely ladies, great conversation, and plenty of tea cups!
Thank you to all who attended and for making it a most memorable day. It was a wonderful way to start our favorite season!
The Liberty & Love Tour Art Collaborative Project, Winter Park, FL
The idea was born on July 4th, 2016 when artists, Lisa Palombo, Pierre H. Matisse (grandson of Henri Matisse) and Georgeana Ireland agreed to create an epic art collaborative painting titled “Liberty & Love.”
The “sneak peek” unveiling took place September 24th at the beautiful Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, FL. Be sure to follow us on the official Liberty & Love Tour Facebook page to see the behind the scenes making of this painting in Pierre H. Mattise’s Florida studio and to keep up with the latest news and events on this painting’s journey and it’s message of Liberty and Love.
Our latest short film! Watch Lisa start a large painting en plein air during the peak season in the renown Presby Memorial Iris Gardens (Upper Montclair, NJ) and then take it to finish in her NJ studio. Thank you Black Board productions (Hoboken, NJ) for being a part of this amazing creative project!
The American Iris Society’s 2016 Convention hosted by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Upper Montclair, NJ
This season, the world-renown Presby Memorial Iris Gardens hosted the American Iris Society’s 2016 Convention in which Lisa was a featured participant. Pictured is Lisa Palombo, winner of Lisa’s iris painting, and Nancy Skjei-Lawes (president of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens) at the luncheon in the garden. Soon to be 100 years old the American Iris Society has grown into a large vibrant organization that is dedicated to the iris, the flower of the rainbow and it’s members who love them.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
The LA Art Show claims to be the largest, longest running, most comprehensive art experience on the West Coast and the most diverse Art Fair in the world. Not only that, it’s filled with celebrities and actors walking throughout the Opening Night Premiere Party and 5 day experience. Ethos Contempory Art in Newport Beach, CA represented Lisa’s art at the show. Pictured here is Lisa and artist, Georgeana Ireland at the opening night premiere party, hosted by Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman.
California Chrome: A Race For the Dream, CA Museum, Sacramento, CA
Nov. 10, 2015 – Sept. 25, 2016
Lisa Palombo’s painting, “California Chrome: In the Lead” has been selected as the only original painting to be featured at California Museum’s exhibition – California Chrome: A Race For the Dream.
The year-long exhibition features never-before-seen artifacts from the personal collection of California Chrome owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn. The exhibit also explores the career of California Chrome, the California-bred horse who capped a six-race winning streak in 2014, including two legs of the infamous Triple Crown. He is recognized as the 2014 American Horse of the year and “America’s Horse” due to his lowly pedigree and humble beginnings.
photo credit: CA Museum
Deljou Art Group
Deljou in Atlanta, GA Represents Palombo’s “Flower Power” series.
“Sun Kissed” (22″ x 30″, acrylic on paper by Lisa Palombo) is featured as one of the 8 step-by-step demostrations in the latest Best Seller edition of Exploring Color. Click here to purchase on Amazon.com.
This updated 30th anniversary edition of the North Light classic Exploring Color teaches artists of all mediums and skill levels how to use and control color. With a fresh new design expanded to 176 pages, Best-selling author Nita Leland displays inspiring artworks by 58 artists as examples of what’s possible when you understand how color works. Nita shows you the way to more expressive painting through color. In addition to more than one hundred contemporary paintings, Nita’s book includes 90 hands-on exercises, 8 step-by-step demonstrations and countless nuggets of color knowledge throughout. Work at your own speed—in your own private workshop!
ArtExpo, New York, NY
Lisa Palombo debuted her new koi series as well as her popular water lily and floral paintings at ArtExpo, NY.
ArtExpo, NY is the world’s largest fine art trade show. Over its 34-year history, ArtExpo NY has hosted many of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indian, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman.
Art Design Consultation
Palombo appointed as an Advisor to NYC-based Fastlane Communications for experiential marketing, brand color palette development and design consultations for global 2000 brands.
Columbia Pictures selects “White Peonies” painting for the feature film, “The Bounty Hunter” starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, directed by Andy Tennant.
Palombo wows crowd at VIP demo night at her studio gallery. To see video of the night, click here.