Stanford Art Spaces
September 30, 2011 to December 1, 2011, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Sue Averell
Carmen Barefield
Marianne Bland

Rainbow Chicago © 2011 Sue Averell

A Walk with Gavin © 2011 Caremen Barefield

Flashy © 2011 Marianne Bland

This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Paul G. Allen building (C.I.S.). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists.
For information: contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or - or contact DeWitt Cheng, Associate Curator, at

Sue Averell
SF Bay Bridge © 2011

Growing up in Southern California, Sue Averell spent much of her time drawing and knew early in life that she was going to be an artist. In the mid 90’s her style began to emerge. Her intent is to enable the viewer to feel the energy she puts forth in the creation of her works through the use of expressive paint and color application. All of her paintings are made by applying thick, juicy layers of paint, allowing the color on top to almost melt into the layer below.

After her urban landscape series was displayed in the North Beach Gallery in San Francisco. Sue’s gallery representation has continued to grow and she is very proud to be represented by several prestigious galleries in California, Arizona, and Florida.

For more art by Sue Averell, click here.

Carmen Barefield
Wonder Woman © 2011

Carmen Barefield’s paintings use loud colors and varied textures to create beauty and evoke response. Her pieces represent a memorable person or place in her life, as her memory is often linked to a certain color or palette. In her current series, We the Stripes, she uses a layering process to apply lines of acrylic paint and varied texture media, beginning with a specific color palette and mood to be communicated. Initially the patterns evolve organically, but the subsequent layering is guided by observing the relationships of the lines. Textures are then applied to the bright foundation, enriching the individuality of each piece while deepening the cohesion within the series. The completed painting has colors and textures in balance, communicates the intended mood, and stimulates her memory.

Carmen also does Pop Art. She hopes that all her works speak subtly or loudly to each viewer, comforting or exciting them, and enhancing their environment. She lives in Tiburon and holds a BFA from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

For more art by Carmen Barefield, click here.

Marianne Bland
Pistachio © 2011 Marianne Bland

Marianne Bland paints urban landscapes that document stages in an ever-changing tapestry. Her favorite subject is San Francisco, a romantic metropolis with concurrent diverse individual experiences that form an intricate, layered composition like brightly colored threads on a loom. Her style reflects this harmony of contradictions, with color schemes both dark and bright and images in flux between the sharp renderings of architectural detail and the soft blurs of movement.

Marianne has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She recently painted a 50 foot mural for the city of San Bruno. During the past two years she completed a year-long daily art challenge and was featured as artist of the month in N Magazine and on Marianne shows art regularly at venues throughout Northern California including City Art Gallery in San Francisco.

For more art by Marianne Bland, click here.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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