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Fred Holle

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20140726172654-gnomegame_registered
GNOMEGAME, 2014 PIGMENT PRINT 4" X 6" © All rights reserved
20150511065046-himself_
BESIDE THE POINT FREEHAND AIRBRUSH WITH ACRYLIC 40" X 30" © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
20140724070240-jester__
JESTER, revisited, 2014 Freehand Pigment Print 15.5" X 12" © All rights reserved
20140910162513-woebegone
WOEBEGONE, IML FREEHAND AIRBRUSH WITH ACRYLIC 24" X 18" © All rights reserved
20140414225220-born-to-serve_-revisited
BORN TO SERVE (the print), 2014 Freehand Pigment Print 24" X 18" (framed)
20140429132449-don_t
don't...touch., 2014 Freehand Pigment Print 12" X 15" X 0 Inches © All rights reserved
20140429053322-epiphany_iii_
Epiphany III, 2014 Freehand Pigment Print 12" X 15" © All rights reserved
20121008182503-the_joy_of_art
THE JOY OF ART Freehand Airbrush With Acrylic 40" X 30" © all rights reserved
20130124165515-the-mime-_f-_e
THE MIME, 2013 Freehand Digital Pigment Print 15" X 12" © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
20121123171632-me_and_my_muse
ME AND MY MUSE, 2012 Freehand Digital Pigment Print 12" X 15" © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
20110316222300-what_can_we_do_
What Can We Do? Freehand Airbrush With Acrylic 40 X 30 X 0 Inches © Fred Holle
20120805171452-politics_
POLITICS Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 32 X 40 X .1 Inches © Fred Holle
20120902182548-prophesy
CULT, 2012 Freehand Pigment Print 15" X 12"
20120902182310-men_of_means
MEN OF MEANS, 2012 Freehand Pigment Print 15" X 12" © all rights reserved
20140707142735-hombre_barbudo_
HOMBRE BARBUDO FREEHAND AIRBRUSH WITH ACRYLIC 24" X 18" Inches © All rights reserved
20120823174725-laugh__v
ONE MUST LEARN TO LAUGH, 2012 Freehand Digital Pigment Print 12" X !2" © all rights reserved
20120809131350-the_closed_mouth_catches_no_flies
The Closed Mouth Catches No Flys Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20120726152840-simple_pleasures-_gelato
Simple Pleasures, Gelato Freehand Airbrush/acrylic 40" X 30" © all rights reserved
20120809130937-simple_pleasure__the_lollipop
Simple Pleasures, The Lollipop Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20111116122824-dvd_w_1_
CLASSICAL LIFE DRAWING Video © all rights reserved
20111117232159-bearded_reclining_male_
Bearded Reclining Male, 2010 18" X 24" © Fred Holle
20111117231022-maude
Maude, 2010 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
20111117230722-sleeping_male
Sleeping Male, 2011 Charcoal 18" X 24" © Fred Holle
20110203103010-judith_sleeping
Judith Sleeping, 2010 Charcoal 24" X 18" © All rights reserved
20111117222941-otiano
Oteino, 2011 Charcoal 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
Reclining_female_ii
Reclinting Female II Charcoal 18" X 24" © Fred Holle
20110904121156-oracle_
ORACLE, REDUX, 2011 12" X 12" © All rights reserved
20110821005930-one_can_hardly_bear_to_watch
ONE CAN HARDLY BEAR TO WATCH, IML Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20110516121948-epiphany_i
EPIPHANY I Freehand Airbrush With Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20110627225904-a_man_of_means_
A MAN OF MEANS Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20110112084052-serenity
SERENITY (limited edition of 50), 2011 Free Hand Digital Print 15.5 X 12 X 0 Inches © all rights reserved
20110213101721-the_dance_
THE DANCE, 2011 Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
20121008191323-choke_
Choke, 2010 Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 24" X 19" © Fred Holle
20110203124348-popeye
Popeye, 2010 Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
20101223191043-our_happy_homeless__
OUR HAPPY HOMELESS Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 40 X 30 X 0 Inches © all rights reserved
20110210213939-pilgrim_
PiLGRIM III Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 40 X 30 X 0 Inches © Fred Holle
Gnomegame
Mine Own Sweet Jewel Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
Consider_the_human_hand_
Consider the Human Hand Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
Death_
R.I.P. Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 30" X 40" © Fred Holle
The_rapture__
The Rapture Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 36.5" X 36.5" © Fred Holle
That_dark_night
That Dark Night Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 32" © Fred Holle
Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf, IML Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
The_audience_
The Audience III Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 32" © Fred Holle
Alienation_
Alienation Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 32" X 40" © Fred Holle
Pilgrim_revisited
Pilgrim revisited Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
The_new_roman_
Chickenhawk Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 24" X 19" © Fred Holle
Magic__holle
Magic Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 32" © Fred Holle
Oracle_
Oracle Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
Queue
Queue (Seasons) Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 30" X 40" © all rights reserved
Born_to_serveii-
Born to Serve Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © all rights reserved
Eye-of-the-beholder-
Eye of the Beholder Acrylic With Freehand Airbrush 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
Otinayo_1
Oteino Charcoal 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
John
John Charcoal 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
Rita_
Rita Charcoal 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
Bearded_man
Hombre Barbudo Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 24" X 18" © Fred Holle
Faces_2-6_
Faces Computer Drawing With Wacom Pad 11" X 8.5" © Fred Holle
Drawing
Drawing Free-hand Digital Print 12" X 12" © Fred Holle
My_pooka__emerging_
M'muse, emerging Free Hand Digital Print 15" X 12" © Fred Holle
Waste_management
Waste Management Free Hand Digital Print 17" X 12" © Fred Holle
Deus-ex-machi
Deus ex Machina (edition of 50), 2008 Free Hand Digital Print 15 X 12 X 0 Inches © all rights reserved
Joie-de-la-vie-
Joie de la Vie Free-hand Airbrush With Acrylic 40" X 30" © Fred Holle
20130502075659-self_portrait_13
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lives in
San Carlos
Schools
San Diego State College, San Diego, CA, 1956, B.A.
S.D.S.C, San Diego, CA, 1960, M.A.
Arizona State University
Tags
arts-education drawing, contemporary-traditional painting figurative realism, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional, digital
Statement

Fred Holle (pronounced "Holly")

Artist’s Statement

I'm a figural artist of "Romantic" persuasion. I'm also a painter/printmaker who's aware
that drawing is the genesis of all of my work. I constantly draw from models, partly for the great pleasure it affords but, primarily, to maintain perceptual sensitivity and to obtain fresh data to fill a mental reservoir of images that may be tapped, when needed, for my paintings and prints. I want to stress, however, that the use of this stored information is strictly a subconscious act as regards the works from my imagination. I have the greatest faith in intuition and the truth it generates.

My primary "vehicle" of expression over the years has been an ongoing Series of paintings and prints titled "GNOMEGAME". It's guiding concept relates to the revelation and personification of universal human attitudes ranging from foibles to the darker edges of human nature.

As a painter, my approach utilizes the freehand airbrush with acrylic paint which permits me to synthesize my drawing and painting into one act providing a direct conduit from subjective cognition to the picture plane.

As a printmaker, my principal MEANS of expression is the computer and the FREEHAND use of the Wacom pad and pen. I have found that, with this approach, one could develop works of a traditional nature maintaining the same integrity as those created using orthodox printmaking mediums. The computer also afforded a great sense of experimental freedom due to its capacity to develop multiple versions or return to earlier states of any given work. The introduction of the computer and the Wacom pad/pen creates an exciting amalgamation of the contemporary traditional artist with modern visual technology.

As a teacher, I consider drawing to be an indispensable discipline for visual artists of all persuasions. For this reason, I welcomed the opportunity to participate in the production of a series  of five CLASSICAL LIFE DRAWING videos,  each  covering a specific aspect of figure drawing.

They remain in production under the trademark, Artist-in-Residence® videos. (DVD & VHS available)

For  information/ order forms  go to: MY BLOG, VIDEO DESCRIPTIONS or fred@batnet.com

 

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Education

  • Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Arizona State College, Tempe, AZ. 1950-1952

        (Served in USN Hospital Corps. 1952-1956)

  • San Diego State College, San Diego, CA. 1956-1958, B.A.
  • San Diego State College, San Diego, CA. 1958-1960, M.A.

Awards

  • Lifelines,’93 5th annual National Drawing Competition, Mendocino, CA: 1993 (award) (Juror: Kenneth Baker, Art Critic, San Francisco Chronicle.)
  • 2012 Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Ark., (Juror's Merit Award), Juror: Roberta Waddell, Curator of Prints Emerita, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
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  • (First Award) SPRING AWAKENING, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA: 2014

                         ArtSlant Showcase Awards

        4th 2010 Showcase Winner in category Painting

        1st 2011 Showcase Winner in category Painting

        5th 2011 Showcase Winner in category Drawing

        3rd 2012 Showcase Winner in category Drawing

        4th 2012 Showcase Winner in category Painting

        5th 2012 Showcase Winner in category Painting

        6th 2012 Showcase Winner in category Drawing

       1st 2013 Showcase Winner in category Drawing

       4th 2013 Showcase Winner in category Painting

       5th 2013 Showcase Winner in category Painting     

       6th 2013 Showcase Winner in catagory New Media

       8th 2013 Showcase Winner in catagory New Media
 

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS 2005-2015 (PARTIAL LIST)

IN THE ABSTRACT: MidCentury San Diego  Painting & Sculpture, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA: August 15-November 1, 2015

100 ARTISTS -1OO YEARS The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild: 1915-2015 at    The Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA: April18-Huly 26, 2015

PUSH AND PULL, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society's Membership Exhbition, The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA: 2014

The Arts Visalia  North American Print and Drawing Exhibition, Visalia, CA: 2014

LEFT COAST ANNUAL Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA: 2014

SPRING AWAKENING, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA: 2014 (First Award)

29th Annual "MADE IN CALIFORNIA" Juried Show", The city of Brea, CA Fine Arts Gallery: 2014

"ABSTRACTIONS", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA: 2014

"The art of NO", Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA: 2013

"Figures and Faces", Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2013 (2nd award winner)

52nd International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA: 2013

28th Annual "Made in California Juried Show", The city of Brea, CA Fine Arts Gallery: 2013 

Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas: 2012 (Juror’s Merit Award) Juror: Roberta Waddell, Curator Emerita, The New York Public Library, New York, NY

Stones Throw LAPS Exchange Show, Robert Blackburn Print Workshop, New York, NY: 2011

The 2011 LAPS Membership Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

Art and Labor, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA: 2010

Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro,Arkansas: 2009-1010 Juror: David W. Kiehl, Chief Curator, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

2009 Statewide Drawing & Print Competition and Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA: 2009-2010

Bay Area Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA: 2009 Juror: JoAnne Northrup, Chief Curator of the San Jose Museum of Art

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: 2009 Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator, Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA

Ink & Clay 35, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 2009

Boston Printmakers, North American Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA: 2009

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, “Identity”, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA: 2008-09

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, “Stones Throw”. LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA: 2008

Ink & Clay 34, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 2008

Ink & Clay 33, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 2007

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Exchange Exhibition, Belfast, Ireland: 2006

Brand Galleries National, “Conflict”, Glendale, CA: 2006

Ink & Clay 31, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA: 2005