The Kings Art Center proudly presents selected works from the Joey Wester Collection at an exclusive showing from January 19th through February 23rd. The exhibit can be viewed in the Marcellus Gallery at the Kings Art Center during its regular hours. Wednesday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission is free to the public.
Joey Wester, a Lemoore native, spent a great deal of her childhood drawing, painting and listening to music and later performing in rock bands. Her art career really began in 1996 after she snuck onto Sony Pictures lot with her portfolio, finding JC Backings which houses the works of the master artists of sets and props in the entertainment industry
Joey was hired by JC Backings and was the first woman in 7 years to work for the company. From there, her career expanded and she became known as an artist capable of emulating the masters as well as brandishing her own unique signature of color, technique, style, and texture to create artworks for the Movie/TV/Music Industry. She also became sought-after by private collectors.
Wester has over 75 paintings inventoried at major prop houses in Hollywood and has worked with and photographed well known musicians for promotional materials. Her paintings have been used in Blockbuster movies from Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount and more. Top TV shows such as Scandal, True Blood, American Horror Story, Mad Men, House, 24, The Mentalist, Californication, CSI Miami, Heroes, Shark, 11th Hour and 100's more have used her paintings on their sets.
Ms. Wester has a diverse portfolio, utilizing several artistic skill sets spanning over 30 years as an artist. In addition to art work for movies and tv, she has developed marketing materials for a wide array of clients in the entertainment, music, and business. Her design earned a Grammy Award for CD Design in 2004.
Curator and Executive Director, Bruce Kane says, “the Joey Wester Collection brings a variety of truly brilliant art works to Kings County. There is something in the collection that everyone can enjoy. It’s exciting to show off a ‘local girl’ who launched out into the metropolitan world of art and built a substantial career there.”
In addition to her exhibit, Joey will speak at an art talk on Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. She will show some of her works not presented in the gallery exhibit, and will discuss how she made a career as a working artist. The public is invited to attend at the Kings Art Center.
Also exhibiting in the Kings Art Center’s Members Gallery, Nathaniel Rodriquez. Nathaniel is a street artist who uses unconventional mediums to create evocative and unique works. His exhibition represents a new horizon of opportunity for young, new, and nontraditional artists in Kings County.