GDCA is pleased to announce our June, 2021 Group Exhibition,  "Essence"


"Essence" - celebrates eight colorful, expressive and self-reflective voices in Painting, Mixed Media and Collage.

Featured  Artists 

Adria Becker, Susanne Belcher, Richard Bell, Michele Castagnetti, Teri Dryden, Suki Kuss, Linda Stelling & Bill Sherwood.


Exhibition Dates: June 5th - June 30th, 2021


JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON GALLERY RECEPTION - Saturday, June 19th from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION -  SATURDAY, June 26th from 6PM - 8PM (PST)!  


Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or to arrange for a masked & socially distanced in person appointment during our temporary business hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 12noon - 5pm!! 😷

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GDCA is pleased to announce our June  2021 Solo Exhibition:

Cynthia Ann Swan:  "Deja Vu"


"Deja Vu" is a retrospective selection of the glass artist's most celebrated series.


JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON GALLERY RECEPTION - Saturday, June 19th from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION - SATURDAY, June 26th from 6PM - 8PM (PST)! 


Exhibition Dates: June 5th - June 30th, 2021.


Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or to arrange for a masked & socially distanced in person appointment during our temporary business hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 12noon - 5pm!! 😷

Cynthia Ann Swan


“Dejavu”

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"Déjà vu is a limited retrospective of my work created in three of my earlier collections, Autumn-Winter 2012, Black & White 2013, and Snowflakes 2013. The work has been curated to share four cohesive characteristics: chronology, palette, presentation, and nostalgic reference. The title intends a double meaning, the literal experience of viewing these pieces with the sense of having seen them before, and the figurative reflection of time and memory as emotionally charged moments of repetition.

These three collections were created at three different times, and embraced. three different concepts: seasonal change, one magical night of the Jellicle Moon, and the celebration of winter beauty contrasted against the threat of its destruction and the melting ice caps. What unites them is that they all represent a strong trigger for my own personal sense of déjà vu, back east winters of childhood memory.

Experts tell us that memory, stress, and fatigue create the perfect storm for déjà vu. No wonder, then, we are all part of this surrealistic collective reflection. The world has just passed through a tumultuous year of fear, loss, and sorrow. In the chaos, anger, and isolation, we have found ourselves grasping for bits of normalcy, the “beforetimes” of memory, before the sickness, before the death, before the disconnection. Have we been here before?Can we go back again?But we cannot go “home”, again. All we have is now, and “now... what”?  "

- Cynthia Ann Swan

SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan,"First Snow", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 17"). $1,200. 

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black Cow Eating Licorice in the Dark", Virtual Cow Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 8"). $750.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Reflections of a Jellicle Cat", Dreaming in Ice Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (30" x 12"). $999.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black & White Cow Eating Oreos in the Fog", Virtual Cow Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 8"). $750.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Rite of Spring", Winterludes Series / Fairy Frost Collection, Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (20" x 9"). $950.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Guardians", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,775.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Night & Day on Ice", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,250.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Aqueus", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Wood Presentation panel, (13" x 11"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Translucent", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Wood Presentation panel, (13" x 11"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Deliquescent", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Wood Presentation panel, (13" x 11"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Aqueus", "Translucent" & "Deliquiscent". Ice Floes Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Wood Presentation panel, (13" x 11") each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Silver Fork", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $1,500.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan,"Nightwood", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $3,000.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Mystic Intersections", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $2,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Peaceful Hush", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Left) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Silver & Gold", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Center) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Sanctuary", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Right) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Gatsby Afterparty", Autonomous Panel.. Kiln-formed Glass on Canvas Presentation Panel, (20" x 16"). $1,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Autumn In Lothlorien", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Left) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 6")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Magical Grove of Galadriel", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Center) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 6")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.


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Cynthia Ann Swan, "The Golden Glow of Mallorn Trees", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Right) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 7")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.


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Cynthia Ann Swan, Goldenwoods Triptych / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panels, 3 x (17" x 7")/ each . Triptych $2,800.


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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Windy Blues", Nightclub Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,300.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, "Elvenwood Triptych" / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (19" x 5") x 3. 

Triptych $999.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Cool Jazz",  Nightclub Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24").  $1,900.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Winterberry White",  Black Ice Triptych (1) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 4"). $250/each.Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Afterlife of Leaves", Black Ice Triptych (2) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (10" x 16"). $250/each.

Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Eagles Wings", Black Ice Triptych (3) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 4"). $250/each.Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black Ice Triptych" / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panels . Triptych $650.

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Adria Becker

"My artistic journey began in my childhood bedroom on a blackboard wall my parents had the insight to provide. I have had wonderful teachers who challenged me to explore and develop my talent. Trips to Tahiti, and living in California, with their light, colors, and flow are reflected in my paintings and drawings.

My studio is now my chalkboard.

Mixing and pouring oil paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to drip, bleed and pool, as well as directing it by blowing, tipping and brushing, leads to a convergence of colors and shapes. The paint requires time to dry between sessions, and sometimes I return to find it has shape-shifted, and I incorporate these happenings into the completed work. The painting evolves from this intuitive, chance-based approach.

I also love to paint and draw the figure in a non-traditional way, and I enjoy sharing this approach with my students of Right-Brain Figure Drawing. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of jurying and curating many gallery exhibits, along with being a past Executive Director for and on the Art Panel of Artist Co-op7, my position as a Director of the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, and teaching at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA." - Adria Becker

Adria Becker, "The Trees Are Melting II", Oil on Canvas, (48" x 48") . $4,500.

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Richard Bell

“I’ve always been heavily influenced by music. A chord progression or a lyric connects me to specific moments in my past with great fondness. These artists are some of the ones who’ve influenced me the most throughout the years.” - Richard Bell

Richard Bell, "Billie", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Richard Bell, "Bob", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Richard Bell, "Miles", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Richard Bell, "Lenny", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Richard Bell, "Steve", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Richard Bell, "Mick", Acrylic on Linen Panel, (18" x 24"). $900.

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Susanne Belcher 

"Mother Earth nurtures all her children and can also punish them when they disobey Her. Human kind has become a parasite upon Her breast as it takes more than it needs and gives little in return. The ocean is our cradle but it now begins to overflow to wash us away. Her gentle breezes have become unrelenting storms to blow us off the earth. My reverence for Mother Earth, our wildlands, and wildlife along with the growing implications of climate change informed my work in this exhibition. Let us remember that we are only visitors here and not the Masters upon this Planet Earth that we call Home."- Susanne Belcher

Susanne Belcher, "Journey To Oz", Acrylic / Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 48"). $3,000.

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Susanne Belcher, "Eye Of The Storm", Acrylic / Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" xx 48"). $3,000.

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Susanne Belcher, "Ocean's Rising", Acrylic / Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" xx 48"). $3,000.

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Michele Castagnetti


"It is only through symbols of beauty that our poor spirits can raise themselves from things temporal to things eternal. - Abbé Suger



Michele Castagnetti, "Seascape" (Diptych), Acrylic on Canvas, (48" x 120"). $3,700.

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Teri Dryden

“The Solace of Open Spaces” Teri Dryden April 2021

The need to simplify has become an important factor in my day-to-day living. In my latest series,“The Solace of Open Spaces,” I continue to explore the concept of spaciousness.

Breathing room, high ceilings, the area between the lines of a poem. It’s that place you go when you become still. Quiet. Calm.

My process of uniting color, shape, line and texture focuses on finding that place by creating complex surfaces only to cover them, leaving only what is necessary." 

- Teri Dryden

Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Green", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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SOLD! Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Black", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Red", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Indigo", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/White", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Violet",

Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Orange",

Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Blue", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Yellow", Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). $700.

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Suki Kuss 

“In this latest exhibition, I have continued my exploration of balance, space and texture. In this new series, Altar of the Sun, I have created work with hand made and hand dyed sheets of paper. The papers have dictated a shift in my work as I’m using a colorful palette as well as wild bird feathers.

The five pieces were created in a very short period of time and are particularly satisfying due to that rapid developmental process. I worked on one piece until it was finished as opposed to working on several pieces at once. Staying with each individual canvas for a specific time was an enlightening and uplifting experience. The sense of completion was exhilarating as was the need to move on to the next blank canvas.

The two pieces, Music City I and II, complete my portion of the exhibit. Both pieces were created for a one woman show and share my signature pale palette. Using elements of vintage lace, sheet music, fabric and dress patterns that weave an abstract city scape, there is an element of contemplative quietude that reflects the delicate touch of a woman’s hand. The urban landscape is softened by that touch.” - Suki Kuss

Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun IV - Smoke & Ashes", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun III  - Icarus", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 20"). $1300.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun V - Rise", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun II - Reflective", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun I - Sun Spots", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Music City III", 'Music City' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (20" x 20"). $1,200.

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Suki Kuss, "Music City", 'Music City' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (18" x 24"). $1,300.

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Bill Sherwood

"I reverse paint on glass using resins and epoxies often lighting behind the painting creating layered effects.

'What were you thinking?' I’m often asked when my works are displayed on a gallery wall. Early on in my career I rendered simply, 'when art meets science' " - Bill Sherwood

Bill Sherwood, "Wind and Gone", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (60" x 50"). 

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Bill Sherwood, "Having a Baby", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (72" x 60").

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Linda Stelling

"Sunlight feeds everything I do. The studio where I work is built like a big treehouse overlooking colorful gardens and water features and from this point of view I can focus my energy. ... I strive to bring as much joy and love into the work because I feel like this is why we are here on this planet, to “Dream Love” - Linda Stelling

Linda Stelling, "Original Sin" (Diptych), Acrylic, Oil and Wood on Canvas,(60" x 72"). $5,800.

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Linda Stelling, "Breed", Acrylic on Canvas,(27" x 20"). $800.

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Linda Stelling, "The Inoculation", Acrylic on Canvas,(48" x 48"). $3,800.

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Linda Stelling, "In Bloom", Acrylic on Canvas,(51" x 57"). $4,200.

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Linda Stelling, "Fiesta Rosa", Acrylic on Canvas,(36" x 36"). $2,260.

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Linda Stelling, "Wisteria", Acrylic on Canvas,(40" x 38"). $2,280.

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Linda Stelling, "Summer Sweet I", Acrylic on Canvas, (12" x 12").  $250 / each. Set of 4 $900.

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Linda Stelling, "Summer Sweet II", Acrylic on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $250 / each. Set of 4 $900.

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Linda Stelling, "Summer Sweet III", Acrylic on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $250 / each. Set of 4 $900.

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Linda Stelling, "Summer Sweet", Acrylic on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $250 / each. Set of 4 $900.

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Linda Stelling, "White Rose", Acrylic on Canvas, (22" x 22") Framed. $695.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis"  - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis" - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis" - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis" - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis" - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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Linda Stelling, "Crazy Genesis" - 1 of 8 colors - , Archival Ink on Archival Paper, (16" x 16") Framed. $325. / each. Set of 8 $2,400.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!! Saturday, May 29th was the GDCA Gallery 'Virtual Closing Reception' for "Resonance" & Cynthia Ann Swan "Deja Vu"! 

If you weren't able to attend, check out this recording of the live event on YouTube.

Although the physical exhibits have concluded - the artworks are available for ongoing viewing appointments!

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