Red Door No. 5 Exhibition – Marsha Hammel

<— Back to Artist Page

presents

Marsha Hammel

Thriving on a Riff

Fever  © Marsha Hammel

Private Preview (Reservations Required)

Thursday, March 2

6:00 – 9:00pm

RSVP TO THE PRIVATE PREVIEW reddoor5gallery@gmail.com

Opening Reception

Friday, March 3

6:00 – 9:00pm

Featuring a RealTime Creation of “Live Music”

Marsha’s Muse Band for the painting is Lounge Cat Eddie Rosicky, Jim Morey, & Billy Carr

Our Opening Reception is held in conjunction with First Fridays Art in the Heights.

This is open to the public so please invite all of your friends if you so desire!

 Tfff

Artist Talk

Wednesday, March 8

6:00pm

Arts Council of Hillsborough County Networking Event

Full Exhibition Dates:

Thursday,  March 2 – Sunday, April 2

gallery hours are by appointment:alyson@reddoorno5.com

“The body of work that I have selected for the Red Door No. 5 Exhibition expresses a consistent vision over a 40 year studio and life practice. Largely figurative, my approach to the subject has shifted from an almost Abstract Expressionist focus on gesture to a Post-Modernist use of line and flat areas of saturated color. Since living in New Orleans in the late 70’s I have filled scores of sketchbooks with “from life” drawings of performing musicians; they are still my most important muse. The vision and narrative of my paintings has always been about the best of our lives such as the joy of music and dance or the pleasure of a quiet moment. My focus has remained consistent over a lifetime of painting regardless of changing trends and cultural influences.”…. Marsha Hammel 

1910 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Alyson Maier  /  941.276.0336

Facebook Like Button


“The body of work that I have selected for the Red Door No. 5  Exhibition expresses a consistent vision over a 40 year studio and life practice. Largely figurative, my approach to the subject has shifted from an almost Abstract Expressionist focus on gesture to a Post-Modernist use of line and flat areas of saturated color. Since living in New Orleans in the late 70’s I have filled scores of sketchbooks with “from life” drawings of performing musicians; they are still my most important muse. The vision and narrative of my paintings has always been about the best of our lives such as the joy of music and dance or the pleasure of a quiet moment. My focus has remained consistent over a lifetime of painting regardless of changing trends and cultural influences.”…. Marsha Hammel

Having moved back to Florida in 1980, Marsha Hammel established studios in St. Pete, Tampa, Sarasota, and Miami. At the end of that decade her first public exhibition was produced in Ybor City showing 75 paintings half of which were sold opening night. 

During the 90’s her work was featured in Art Expos in New York City, Miami and Atlanta, galleries in Vail, Toronto, Richmond and Alexandria, Virginia..

Felix Rosenstiel’s, a major International Art agent and publisher based in London, England expressed interest in representing her work in the UK and Europe.  Rosenstiel’s sponsored successful shows in Belfast, Edinburg, Manchester and London during the 2000’s. In 2010 the Cadogan Hotel, in Knightsbridge, London  hosted a private show of her during its celebration of Oscar Wilde. The hotel commissioned a portrait by Hammel of it’s most famous guest presented   Wilde painted by Marsha Hammel. The demand for her work grew significally after this show, so in the last six years most of her paintings  have gone to collectors in Europe. This is the first exhibition of Marsha’s work in the U.S. in 10 years.

“Although I go away, I have never really left the Gulf Coast, it stays in my heart. When I saw the magnificent old Tampa Fire Station No.5, I knew I wanted to paint music here. It has  the vibe of the great old Jazz clubs. Its good to come home.”….Marsha Hammel.