GDCA is pleased to announce our May, 2021 Group Exhibition,  "Resonance"


"Resonance" features artworks by 12 notable artists in Mixed Media, Painting, Digital Mixed Media and Photo-Painting.  

Featured  Artists 

Nurit Avesar, Adria Becker, Ezra Bejar, Susanne Belcher, Anthony Caldwell, Teri Dryden, Sylvia H. Goulden, Suki Kuss, Ryan Lane, Kathe Madrigal, Richard Reiner & Stephen Schubert . 


Exhibition Dates: May 5th - May 31st, 2021


JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON GALLERY RECEPTION - Saturday, May 22nd from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION -  SATURDAY, May 29th 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!! 😷

GDCA is pleased to announce our May  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, May 22nd from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION - SATURDAY, May 29th from 6PM - 8PM (PST)! 


Exhibition Dates: May 5th - May 31st, 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

Nurit Avesar 

"This body of work is in response to quarantine and uncertainty. I draw comfort and inspiration from my familiar surroundings – items collected over the years, my favorite books and the potted plants on my porch. I find myself contemplating smaller compositions and paying close attention to mundane details. The surreal sensibility of the paintings is a reflection of this restricted and complex time." - Nurit Avesar

Nurit Avesar, "A Different Tune", Mixed Media on Canvas, (57" x 45") , $3,200.

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Adria Becker

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

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Adria Becker, "Tree Of A Different Color", Oil on Canvas, (49" x 36"). $3500.

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

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Ezra Bejar


An Unusual Sight - Landscape inspired by a rare shaped Torrey Pine tree with a sunset scene in the background. This painting was created after a long walk on the magnificent Torrey Pine State Park located in North San Diego. The scene shows an aurora-like sky, which highlights the strange esthetics of the tree, bringing tranquility and peace to the viewer.


Fifth Avenue  - Inspired in the glamour found in some circles and in large cities. This requires an extensive social fabric to depict and promote. This colorful abstract painting shows the image of a woman with black hair and bare torso looking back. She is standing at what used to be one of the busiest streets in New York City, Fifth Avenue. A luxurious stretch of retail in the country, a place always welcoming a steady stream of fashion mavens, but now during the pandemic, may give the world a different impression." - Ezra Bejar

Ezra Bejar, "An Unusual Sight", Acrylic on Canvas, (30" x 40"). $1,900.

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Ezra Bejar, "Fifth Avenue", Acrylic on Canvas, (30" x 40"). $2,170.

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Susanne Belcher 

"This whimsical, fun, ongoing series that I call ‘Coming Together’ continues to be a feel-good metaphoric work for me. Each square, each pod lives and plays nice together in Cyberspace. There is no fear of being different, no prejudice, homelessness, despair, isolation, depression, judgment or anxiety. Diversity is embraced as a must in Cyberland and the stranger the pod, the more welcome they are. So, as they migrate together in unity, like birds of a feather, each welcomes Joyous Reunions at Homecoming."- Susanne Belcher

Susanne Belcher, "HAPPY LANDING ON FANTASY ISLAND", Acrylic / Mixed media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $850.

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Susanne Belcher, "Joyful Reunions", Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas, (10" x 25"). $525.

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Susanne Belcher, "Homecoming", Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 36"). $1,600.

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Susanne Belcher, "A WINDOW IN TIME", Acrylic / Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $850.

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Anthony Caldwell

"Caldwell’s current body of work is comprised of alluring urban scenes that explore the transient effects of light and color with a photorealistic quality. Natural light “sets the stage” of each composition, with sunset and twilight serving as his favorite times of day. Vibrant changes occur within the surrounding atmosphere as the sun descends just below the horizon. The sky gradually transforms into deep shades of blue. Sources of natural and synthetic light begin to offset the impending darkness with radiant illumination. Shadows become elongated and dramatic as nightfall settles in. Architectural structures appear mysterious and stoic with brilliant flashes of light peering through the sky. Emblazoned with color and palpable energy, Caldwell deftly brings these subtle details to life."

Anthony Caldwell, "Late Night Rhythm", Photo-Painting / Archival Print on Paper, (40" x 26"). $1,500. 

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Anthony Caldwell, "Night Street", Photo-Painting / Archival Print on Paper, (40" x 23"). $1,500.

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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", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Black", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Red", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Indigo", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/White", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12"). 

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Violet", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Orange", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Teri Dryden, "The Solace of Open Spaces/Blue", Mixed Media Collage on Wood, (16" x 12").

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Sylvia Hamilton Goulden 

"Power As One" SERIES

"I created this series of monoprints as my thoughts reflected on the strength we gain while working and creating together with close friends. After completing two or three of my pieces, I became engrossed with the idea of expressing the importance of women uniting to become more powerful. I created more than nine pieces in the series with the thought of exhibiting them as a grid. To further express my thought, I wrote this Haiku:

GATHERING AS ONE MIND
FRIENDS THROUGH THE SEASONS OF LIFE 
DANCING THEIR POWER" 

- Sylvia Hamilton Goulden

Sylvia H. Goulden "Gathering: Shadow Dance", Monoprint, (19"x 15") Framed. $575.

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Sylvia H. Goulden "Gathering: Spirit", Monoprint, (19"x 15") Framed. $575.

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Sylvia H. Goulden "Gathering: The World Is Mine", Monoprint, (19"x 15") Framed. $575.

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Sylvia H. Goulden, "Gathering: Emanation", Monoprint, (19"x 15") Framed. $575.

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Sylvia H. Goulden, "Gathering: Encantada", Monoprint, (19"x 15") Framed. $575.

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Suki Kuss 

" I am displaying selections from three different series: “Celestial Navigation”, "The Edge of the World" & “Sanctuary".

They are visually and symbolically connected by the metaphor of maps - each representing the search for a path towards their respective ends…which is of course no end at all, but a journey… a journey towards strength, towards peace, towards truth, towards courage - ultimately towards destiny." - Suki Kuss

Suki Kuss, "Music City" Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 12"). $1,600.

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Suki Kuss, "When Women Were Birds", Mixed Media on Canvas, (20" x 20"). $800.

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Suki Kuss, Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 36"). $2,050.

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Suki Kuss, Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 36"). $2,050.

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Suki Kuss, "When Women Were Birds", Mixed Media on Canvas, (20" x 20"). $800.

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Suki Kuss, "Asian Quilt", Mixed Media on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $500.

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Suki Kuss, "Asian Quilt", Mixed Media on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $500.

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Suki Kuss, "Asian Quilt", Mixed Media on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $500.

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Suki Kuss, "Asian Quilt", Mixed Media on Canvas, (12" x 12"). $500.

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Ryan Lane


“It seems to me that I’m painting events. And the in paintings of mine that I like the most the stasis of the horizon is in jeopardy." - Ryan Lane

Ryan Lane, "#39", Enamel, Oil, Paper/Paint Samples on Wood, (25" x 16"). $2,600.

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Ryan Lane, “Tropic of Cancer”, Enamel, Oil, Paper/Paint Samples on Wood, (17" x 17").  $2,600.

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Ryan Lane, "#40", Enamel, Oil, Paper/Paint Samples on Wood, (29" x 18"). $2,600.

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Kathe Madrigal

Kathe Madrigal, "Sea of Thing", Oil / Encaustic on Canvas, (31" x 25") Framed. $2,280.

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Kathe Madrigal, "Windsor Knot", Oil on Canvas, (40" x 30"). $2,360.

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Kathe Madrigal, "After The Rain", Oil on Canvas, (24" x 20"). $1,720.

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Kathe Madrigal, "Not Listening", Oil / Encaustic on Canvas, (48" x 24"). $2,360.

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Kathe Madrigal, "When the Wind Changes", Oil / Encaustic on Canvas, (28" x 22") Framed. $2,280.

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Richard Reiner

Richard Reiner, "Sierra Mountains", Oil on Canvas, (20" x 20"). $1,725.

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Richard Reiner, "Off The Pacific Coast", Oil on Canvas, (25" x 25"). $2,250.

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Richard Reiner, "Changing", Oil on Canvas, (25" x 25"). $2,250.

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Richard Reiner, "Here Comes The Night", Oil on Canvas, (20" x 20"). $1,725.

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Stephen Schubert

"Kitchen tools, foam, rags, boards and anything from Home Depot can make interesting painting mates, although primarily, I use a spackle knife.

Dragging, spraying, dripping, smearing and scraping are all part of the process. Varying amounts of pressure applied with my spackle knife enables me to create some control over the haphazard nature of my approach.

I lay down up to 15 layers of paint and frequently finish the piece with a resin topcoat. Alternating this application with paint, resin, paint, resin numerous times renders a startling effect in which the paint layers appear to “float” above the other layers. 

This causes light to be trapped between the layers, giving a wonderful sense of inner illumination." - Stephen Schubert

Stephen Schubert, "Winter Pane", Acrylic on Canvas, (31" x 86") Framed. $10,800.

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