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HQ Gallery press releases

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HQ Gallery's Grand Opening and Art Weekend

On Saturday, May 4th, HQ Gallery is celebrating the Grand Opening for its new, expanded space in downtown Benicia, coinciding with Benicia Art Weekend, a city-wide celebration of local artists.

The Grand Opening reception is from 2-4 pm on May 4th, with goodies and member artists in attendance.

New Show and Classes at HQ Gallery

HQ Gallery is proud to present its new, expanded space with the next show Thursday, February 29th through April 28th.

In honor of spring, it’s called “Wild Things” featuring painters Jeanette Kanozik and Dina Appel, along with 13 more member artists.  Sculptor Elizabeth Denton continues as the Guest Artist.

Reception for the show is Saturday, March 9th from 2-4 pm. Flutist Jim Kovalcik will be providing the music.


HQ Gallery now has art classes!

Artist Ebba Navas has another jewelry making class on March 11th from 1-4 pm.  In this class, you will make a wire-wrapped gemstone pendant and hang it on a silver-or gold-toned chain. Cost is $75 including materials. For more info call or text 707-980-3368.

Beth Grimm, master photographer and artist, is teaching iPhone art on March 4th, 11th, 18, and 25th, from 10 am to 12 pm. $100 for all 4 classes or $35 for an individual class. Contact or call or text 925-787-0890.

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HQ Gallery Featured Artists: Life Experiences Equal Richness of Artistic Expression

By Dina Farris Appel

HQ Gallery features two of their member artists with each show, and the current featured members are photographer Dan Suzio and painter Ebba Navas.

Although their work at first appears to have nothing in common other than its beauty, there are interesting commonalities that appear to a perceptive viewer! What could a subtle photo of an ancient rusted-out car interior have in common with a bright and juicy abstract painting?


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February Events at HQ Gallery

HQ Gallery has many exciting events in February, starting with the Wine and Chocolate Walk on Saturday, February 3rd from 1-5 pm. Next is a water color class on the four Tuesdays in February, the 6th,,13th, 20th and 27th, from 1-4 p.m.  Award-winning artist Dina Appel is teaching the class in the gallery.


On Tuesday, February 26th, Master of Fine Arts Ebba Navas is holding her second one-day jewelry making class from 1-4 p.m. You can contact her at 707-980-3368 or go to the HQ Gallery website.


The “Moments in Time” show is ongoing through Feb. 25th, with Featured Artists photographer Dan Suzio and painter Ebba Navas. Guest artist is ceramicist Elizabeth Denton.

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"Moments in Time" opens January 4, 2024

"Winter Light" opens November 2, 2023

"The Selective Eye" continues through October

“The Selective Eye” opens September 7, 2023

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