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Pleasanton Weekly

- February 17, 2012

Late winter exhibit opens at Studio Seven Arts

Pastels show features trio of award-winning artists

Studio Seven Arts, known throughout the East Bay for its fine art, handcrafted jewelry and custom framing, is hosting a late winter exhibition featuring the works of three master artists.

Called "Love of Art in Pastel," the exhibit features master pastel painters Debbie Wardrope, Bonita Paulis and Marla Baggetta. Their varying works feature breathtaking landscapes, California vineyards and other colorful scenes.

Tomorrow, Debbie Wardrope will be at Studio Seven from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate her pastel techniques and to show her latest works.

"Nothing matches the color and inspirations of pastels," said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts. "Our featured works by Debbie, Bonita and Marla typify some of the finest work in natural scenes."

Debbie Wardrope is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast who also works in oil and acrylics. She teaches art through the city of Pleasanton for children and adults.

Bonita Paulis is also a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, who has created paintings from a diverse collection of areas in the western United States from the high Sierra to the California coast and the desert southwest.

Marla Bagetta, also a signature member of the Pastel Societies of America and Oregon, has been a professional artist since 1983 when she began painting landscapes. She is one of the West's' leading representational painters with her compelling and sophisticated imagery.

Studio Seven Arts, one of the Bay Area's largest art galleries, has been voted by Pleasanton Weekly readers as the Best Art Gallery in Pleasanton in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The store is located at 400 Main St.

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