For your consideration, a stylized mixed media work by the iconic Mendocino California artist Button Quinn. The work is entitled “To Be (with) You”. The circa 1978 work reflects the counter-culture aesthetics of the 1970’s; a genre associated Bay Area Figurative movement and one explored by artists in the California coastal art community of Mendocino, an art colony that attracted art luminaries in painting, sculpture, ceramics, music and performance art. The pastel and ink drawing is signed “Aug 3rd 78.”, and notated “Button Quinn” on the verso. The work is excellent condition with no damage or repairs and measures 16” x 10 3/8” and is in its original artist painted frame (18 ¾” x 14 ¾”).
About the artist (from Button Quinn website):
Born Long Island, N. Y. Family moved to UK when I was two, brought up in England, the eighth
of nine girls and one boy, lived in Scotland, Wales, Holland, Ireland, Spain, New Zealand,
Waiheke Island and move d to California in 1977. She has three daughters born 1975, 1982 and 1985.
1980-81 College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, California, Etching, N'ima Leveton.
1972-73 Robert Brothers Circus, England, Trapeze Artist.
1969-71 Bringham Theater School, Bringham, England. Studied under Dame Sybil Thorndike Costume design and drama.
1966 Somerset College of Fine Arts, Taunton, England
1967-65 St Mary's Convent, Shaftesburg England. 'A' Levels in English Literature, Art and Sewing.
1963-64 Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
1975 Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland , New Zealand. Batik paintings.
1977 Open Studio South of the Market, San Francisco. Acrylic paintings.
1977 Art Co-op Group Show., San Francisco. "Mannequin Show", sculpture.
1978 Mendocino Art Center-Mendocino Group Show, Merit Award for "Big Sur" painting, Acrylic and Felt Pen.
1979 Incestuous Rubber Stamp Company Mendocino, California. Acrylic paintings and etchings.
1980 Rubber Stamp Company, Mendocino, California, "Some Works, Some Don't".
1982 College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg. Calif. Etchings.
1987 Mendocino Cafe, "Family Portraits, acrylic paintings.
1989 Mendocino Cafe, "Blue Freeze", English landscapes, acrylic paintings.
1989 Caspar Studio, Caspar, California. Screen printing, T -shirts and Fabric.
1990 Caspar Studio, The Screen Show", Dividing Screens, wood and canvas, and batik silk fabric.
1990 Caspar Studio, "The Love Show" Acrylic and silk-screened fabric.
1990 Mendocino Art Center, members show, Acrylic painting.
1991 Red Barn Studio, Albion CA. "Earth Spirit", multi-media installation and exhibit.
1992 Mendocino Cafe. Mendocino, California. "17 Days on the Road", acrylic paintings.
1993 Open Studio, Dixon, New Mexico. Acrylic paintings and faux painted furniture.
1993 Fort Bragg Center of the Arts, Fort Bragg, California. Acrylic painting.
1994 Red Barn Studio, Albion, California, Acrylic paintings and fabric art.
1994 Mendocino Cafe, California, Acrylic paintings of Native American pottery.
1994 Mendocino Cafe, Mendocino, California. "Tea Time", batik paintings.
1995 La Petite Gallerie, Mendocino, California. Xerox of slides.
1995 Wilkessport Gallery, Mendocino, California. "Off the Wall", acrylic paintings.
1995 Albion Post Office Community Gallery , Albion, California. Acrylic painting.
1995 Stem Grove, Mendocino in the City", San Francisco. Group show, Acrylic painting.
1996 Rubber Stamp Gallery, Mendo. Ceramic plates
1997 Mendocino cafÃ©, Mendo. Landscapes, acrylic
1998 Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Fort Bragg, paintings, acrylic
1999 Mendocino Art Co â€“op, Mono prints
1999 Spring Grove Art Show,San Francisco. Paintings
2000 Mendocino Art Co-op, paintings, acrylic
2001 LAFOCO, Los Angeles. "Anti War" paintings, and video.
2001 Blackcat Gallery, Los Angeles, paintings acrylic
2002 Blackcat gallery, Los Angeles, sculpture, bronze
2004 DLD, London, Group show(, â€œIts all Relativeâ€ family.) Painting
2005 Sifnos Island Greece, Mural painting on To Kyma Taverna, Faros.
2006 Apollonia Gallery, Sifnos, Greece.â€œFound Objectsâ€ wood, paint and wire.
2007 Christiâ€™s Bar, Frome. Somerset. UK â€œFound Object, wood, paint and wire.
2007 Bowlish Gallery, Shepton Mallet. Somerset. UK Paintings .
2008 Beckington CafÃ©, Becking, Somerset, UK Paintings, collage
Kastro Exhibition Space Sifnos, Greece . Paintings,Bronze Sculpture. Group show with Students from my painting class
Albion Artist,s Tea House, Albion, California.USA
2013 Partners, Fort Bragg. California . June-July
Button Quinn Mixed Media Drawing, Circa 1978