Collection: "Golden Hour" organized by Poppy Dodge (online exhibition)

About the Exhibition

Golden Hour, the time in the late afternoon when sunlight becomes magic- elongating shadows and inviting our imaginations and excitement for the evening ahead, is my favorite time of day.

I chose this group of artwork because each piece gave me a feeling of magic, a moment where I’m not sure where the rest of the day may go, with an excitement and curiosity.

From Samantha Kershnar’s dreamy ink drawing of relaxing in a hammock to Thomas Harden’s glowing family portrait, the work in this collection transported me to a place of wonder, relaxation, and joy.


About the Organizer

Poppy Dodge is an abstract painter living and working in Petaluma, California. Poppy is a self proclaimed Color Maximalist who delights in creating harmony and balance using all the colors. Her work explores her obsession with stacking color and shapes and is influenced by modern quilting and abstract collage.

Poppy graduated with her BFA from California State University East Bay with an emphasis in painting and drawing in 2003. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she began her career in art education and studio art. In 2013, Poppy and her family grabbed an opportunity to move to Wellington, New Zealand. Inspired by living on the sea, Poppy’s work shifted from playful narratives to brightly colored abstracts. After five years abroad, Poppy and her family relocated back to Northern California in 2018.

Poppy was the featured cover artist for UPPERCASE magazine (quilt inspired theme) in Fall 2021 and was also listed in the LA Times Holiday Gift Guide in November 2021. Poppy can be found making art in her home studio, teaching 4th and 5th grade art at local Sonoma museums, and gathering inspiration on daily walks and hikes in beautiful Sonoma County.

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