Fragments Lost and Found” oil on canvas, by Dahlia Riley

art rileyCarson Pritchard’s recent sculptures and Dahlia Riley’s abstract paintings will be featured in Interpretations, their joint exhibition Sept. 22-Oct. 17 at the Buenaventura .

Though also an accomplished painter, Pritchard is showing only three-dimensional works here: three wall sculptures — two made of wood — and about a half-dozen freestanding pieces 2 to 3 feet tall. For them, she said, “My medium varies from fired terracotta to plaster and bronze.”

Riley will have up to 20 paintings in oils, acrylics and mixed media, from 12 inches square to 30 inches on a side — bold, nonobjective works that celebrate her love of color. “Color is the driving force and trigger of most of my paintings,” Riley said.

Both Buenaventura Art Association member artists will attend a gallery reception 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2, during First Fridays Ventura. Examples of their artwork can be viewed online at and

In addition to their Inspirations show in the Clophine Dooley Gallery, BAA will be displaying a juried exhibition of members’ works in the main gallery and the latest show of notable paintings by early 20th-century artists in its California Heritage Collection.

Buenaventura Gallery, at 700 E. Santa Clara St., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more about BAA shows, workshops and other programs, visit the nonprofit group’s website,, or call 648-1235 during gallery hours.

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