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Denise Bledsoe, “Disorder” @ Distinction Gallery

As the November winds blow, we forge ahead further into the year and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons and the anticipation of things to come than with a new body of work sure to heighten your senses. Distinction Gallery invites you join them in celebration of Denise Bledsoe’s “Disorder” solo exhibition, a collection of art doll sculptures that tug your heartstrings and shape a permanent toothy smile.

From puffy-eyed clowns and chubby-cheeks Ginger to pumpkin friends and snail maidens waiting for you in the garden…one glance is all it takes and you’ll know just what I mean. Join them for the opening reception with the artist, live music by Eric Brinker, open studios, and drinks for sale by Last Spot by Hidden Hive on Saturday, November 12th from 6-10pm!

denise-bledsoe-doll-art
“Rusty”
Mixed Media

I’ve been involved in art with one media or another from an early age. Although I spent many hours sketching, drawing with pen and ink, and painting with acrylics and oils, my first love has always been sculpting and mixed media. I currently use both ceramic and oil based clays. It is the three-dimensional and textural qualities achievable through sculpture that satisfies me creatively. I feel that being able to experience a piece by holding it in one’s hand is most fulfilling. In the case of my figurative pieces, it becomes an interaction…with “eye contact”.

Denise Bledsoe

Denise Bledsoe, “Disorder”

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates:  November 12- December 3, 2022

317 E Grand Ave, Suite B | Escondido CA 92025

phone # 760.781.5779

No heavy message or serious statement is intended in most of my figures. They are as simple as their little faces depict. My hope is that they will spark an emotion in the viewer…one of happiness, an understanding, a reminder of someone they know or even just a smile. Any kind of reaction, good or otherwise is my goal.

Denise Bledsoe
denise-bledsoe-ginger
“Ginger”
Mixed Media

About the Gallery // Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, cutting edge artwork. Distinction has hosted over 185 exhibitions since its inception featuring emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists. Distinction’s artwork is available for purchase online to clients around the world, and most of our artists are available for commissions. In order to further expand offerings to the community, Distinction converted part of their location to ArtHatch, a non profit organization.

ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses Distinction Gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, “The Alley”, featuring 15 local artist, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 16 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 500 sq ft, ArtHatch Escape Rooms, and Last Spot Art Bar.

denise-bledsoe slug
“Escargot”
Mixed Media

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Internationally exhibited artist and creator of Wooden Ophelia, Bella Harris is not only the Online Editor at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, she also oversees all staff writers and helps support website functionality and development. As a contributing writer for the website, active copy editor, and editorial photographer, she plays a vital role in the growth of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine while working closely with advertisers and artists. Wooden Ophelia is a contemporary collection of original moon designs, handmade woodwork, artwork furnishings, and sacred crystals... all to enchant your home.

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