"A painting is good not because it looks like something but rather because it feels like something”
Phil Dike

Upcoming Events

Updated 5/10/2017

Watercolor West

49th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition

City of Brea Art Gallery
October 14th - Dec 17th 2017

I have a piece in this exhibition, entitled "Tectonic".
For a list of artists & their entries, click here (.pdf)

The juror is internationally known artist John Salminen.

Past Events

Mammoth Lakes 2017

48th annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts

September 2-4, 2017 in Mammoth Lakes, CA

I first attended this event way back in its second year, and am pleased to still be showing my work at the 48th annual show.

From the website of the Mono Arts Council:

Set high among the pines, this world class Festival provides fairgoers a beautiful viewing and buying experience.

Over the course of 4 days, visitors and residents of Mammoth Lakes will enjoy 110+ exhibiting visual artists, sample international food, local craft beers and wine, listen to live musical performances and entertain families with kid’s art workshops. The quality of the participating juried artists contributes to the Festival’s continued recognition as the premiere visual art show in the Eastern Sierra.

The unique alpine setting of Sam’s Woodsite transcends this free Festival into a truly enchanting experience for all ages. MAC is committed to enrich the community by showcasing the quality and diversity of the visual and performing arts at the highest levels.

Hoping to see you there!

Images from the 2012 show:



Manzanar 2014

The 17th Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop

Thursday May 15 to Monday May 19, 2014

Organized by Al Setton
In Memory of Henry Fukuhara (1913-2010)
Assisted by Michele (Shelley) Pearson and Dan Dickman

A fun filled, informative and exciting plein air workshop open to artists of all levels. The workshop will span five days with daily artist demonstrations by prominent California artists, three group critiques*, individual “Office Hour” sessions, a Meet and Greet dinner, and a related no-fee-no-sales-commission art show in August 2014. Come and experience the camaraderie.

From last year's workshop

Highlights of 2014 Workshop

Painting Locations: Final locations TBD. Weather permitting, demos, group paint-outs and crits will be OUTDOORS in various locations in the the Owens Valley at the foot of the Eastern Sierra: Independence, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Manzanar and Keeler. All painting sites will have accessible restroom facilities.

Demos by distinguished artist volunteers:
Jan Wright - jan-wright.com
John Barnard - johnbarnardart.com
Al Setton - alsetton.com
Dani Dodge - danidodge.com
Phyl Doyon - phyllisdoyon.com

Crits by distinguished artist volunteers:
Jan Wright, Al Setton and Phyl Doyon.

Office Hours by distinguished artist volunteers:
Ron Libbrecht - apcgallerypages.wordpress.com/ron-libbrecht/
Dan Dickman - dandickman.com
Al Setton - alsetton.com
Phyl Doyon - phyllisdoyon.com

To Enroll:
1. Send email to michelep11@verizon.net with your name, address, email, and phone #.
2. Send a check for $110 made out to Albert Setton and mail to:
Michele Pearson, 1244 12th Street, Unit 5, Santa Monica 90401.

For questions or more information contact:
Shelley: (310) 663-9582 michelep11@verizon.net
Al: (310) 428 0051 asetton64@gmail.com

Speaking at last year's show:


Past Events

The lith below was auctioned June 9, 2012, at the art gallery of Laguna College of Art + Design.