Press Release for Saguaro Hotel Art Show Opening and Ongoing Show
Headline: Up and coming abstract metal artist, Paula Gibbs, selected for Palm Springs Museum art show Palm Springs Museum art show.
February 29, 2016 (Palm Springs, CA) – Paula Gibbs, a Palm Springs, CA abstract artist, has been selected as a featured artist in an Saguaro Hotel exhibition that will open on March 2, and run through the end of March. Paula Gibbs is a member of the Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council and was selected for this honor by the Saguaro Hotel.
“The Artists Council has 400+ members. As a fairly new artist I was not expecting to be selected for this honor,” explains Paula Gibbs. “Then to get a show during the peak season month of March was incredible!”
Paula creates her unique art using metal, which she distresses, paints and sands, then mounts on wood panels, to create unique works of abstract art. “I have always been attracted to old metal. It is such a sturdy foundation on which this grungy patina of time and weather is created,” says Ms. Gibbs.
In her art she prefers using new metal that she can choose to distress or not. Describing her process, Ms. Gibbs explains, “I prefer to use new metal. Although I usually distress it, it still has its glow. I create bumps and folds as areas for sanding and revealing layers of colorful paint and glowing metal.” She adds, “I always have the metal at least peeking or glowing through somewhere, as I like to remind the viewer to look beyond the paint to the unique surface below.”
To launch Paula Gibbs’ artist exhibition, the Saguaro Hotel will host an artists’ reception on Wednesday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m., in the hotel’s lobby. This reception is free and open to the public. All of Paula Gibbs’ displayed works will be offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated by the Saguaro to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The Saguaro is located at 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive at the intersection of East Palm Canyon and Sunrise.
For more information about Palm Springs artist, Paula and to view her art please visit http://paulagibbsart.com/ .
About the artist, Paula Gibbs
Paula Gibbs is an up and coming abstract artist residing in Palm Springs, CA. She is currently focusing on the medium of metal. She likes to incorporate a mid-century modern design into some of her pieces. Most of her art is very colorful, and large scale.