Welcome to the Woodman/Shimko Gallery website. Please enjoy the site as you wonder from artist to artist and view the creations
from painters, photographers, sculptors and other wonderfully creative men and women from Palm Springs, Provincetown
and elsewhere from around the country.
The window displays at the gallery uniquely present the art in a way no other gallery tries to create.
The display of any store or gallery is the eye to the environment you will experience once inside.
Gallery shows are usually on Friday evenings but please
check our schedule for the up and coming shows..
The Woodman/Shimko Gallery is known for not only showing creative and
contemporary work but showcasing in a way unlike other galleries.
The Woodman/ Shimko Gallery is proud to show the work of a strong list of local and non-local photographers. Jeff Palmer, Ronald David Erskine, and Terry Hastings all of Palm Springs are joined by Eileen Counihan and Bobby Miller of Provincetown, Richard Ransier of LA and the legendary Jim French of Colt Studios fame.
The wonderful selection of sculpture that Woodman/Shimko presents includes famed ceramic artist Paul Bellardo, metal artist Terry Hastings and local bronze artist James Messana.
The paintings in the gallery and on this site represent a range of painters from Provincetown to Palm Springs. Contemporary artists such as Richard Ransier from Los Angeles, Roger Allen Mosser and Austin Calloway from Palm Springs and Cassandra Complex, Christopher Sousa, Chet Jones and Larry Collins from Provincetown among others. Acrylic, oil, sumi ink and encaustic are beautifully expresses by all 15 artists.
Click medium below to see our current artists
Featured work includes tables created and designed by Woodman Shimko. The tables are made from vintage shoji screens from Japan. Pipe wrenches, car jacks and other industrial items are used in a way not seen before. Designed as coffee tables or hall tables, they take on a modern, yet retro look in any home.
The use of Japanese tenugui has been around for hundreds of years. Originally and still used today as hand towels, the collection of Woodman Shimko shows how this fabric art form has changed over the years. This collection is from 20 years of collecting them in Japan, from galleries, museums and art shows.
In addition to the tenugui collection, Shimko has designed wall hangings from paper stencils used for printing kimono fabric. These stencils are from the 50’s and 60’s.
Mark your calendar
A word from our artists
Michael Gerry, Palm Springs Photographer: Jan. 8 - Jan. 21, 2016
Victor Picou- Sculptor: Jan. 22 - Feb. 4, 2016
Russell Butler, Palm Springs Painter: Feb. 5 - Feb. 18, 2016
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: Feb. 12, 13, and 14, 2016
"Face to Face The Work Of Artists
Cassandra Complex - Painter + Gene Dudak - Sculptor": Feb. 19 - March 3, 2106
James Messana - Sculptor: March 4 - March 17, 2016
“Photography is art: not merely a picture. It should arouse curiosity and stimulate emotion. Ideally, the viewer will be drawn in where contemplation is evoked, thus allowing self interpretation and appreciation.”
- Ronald David Erskine
“It seems to me that any work of art – be it a musical composition, a sculpture, or choreography in dance, is an attempt to take something intrinsically intangible in nature; an emotion, a thought, feeling, belief or impression and to translate it into physical terms, in this case onto a two-dimensional canvas.”
- Russell Bennett
“Art is not a living,
it is life itself.”
- Steve Bowersock
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“My art is a meditation on, as well as an attempt to capture, the moment when a complex inner life meets the unyielding outside world. ”
“Light is a living presence that supports everything.”
"My sculpture, ... is how I have communicated my thoughts throughout the years and my interpretations takes form with suggestions of growth, evolution, change- consistently dynamic."