Heritage Gallery West is Coming to Paso Robles!
by Sasha Irving
Westward Ho! Heritage Gallery, the Western art powerhouse that represents the likes of Remington, C.M. Russell, and other old masters, comes West this Summer. A partnership of Robert and Lisa Urciuoli of Paso Robles and Tim Wiegand of Scottsdale, Arizona, Heritage’s sister gallery, Heritage Gallery West, will be located at 840 13th Street.
Heritage Gallery’s history in Scottsdale dates to the early 1960’s, the very emergence of Scottsdale as a Fine Art center. Heritage Gallery West aims to do the same in Paso Robles. Recognizing that there is a growing interest in art in the region and Paso Robles emergence as an arts destination, local residents Robert and Lisa felt compelled to “become a part of the movement by opening a commercial art gallery with a traditional focus.” The gallery will expand on Heritage Gallery’s extensive western art collection, with representation and impressionistic offerings as well.
Lisa explains, “My husband Robert and I fell in love with the picturesque landscape and warm hospitality of the Central Coast in the 1990's. Since relocating here, we continue to be moved by the natural beauty and agricultural roots of the community. We hope to reflect these qualities in the art pieces we offer, including original paintings, sculptures, and limited edition giclees.”
In addition to featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, Heritage Gallery West will also be introducing pieces from regional plein air artists and sculptors as well. Some of the artists that will be featured include: Alfredo Rodriguez, Andre Kohn, BC Nowlin, Carol Armstrong, Carolyn Hesse-Low, D. Michael Thomas, David Argyle, Ken Rowe, Mark Keathley, Paul Dykman, and Susan von Borstel.
While the gallery will be open to the public later this month, the official grand opening will be Saturday, July 13 from 6 pm to 9 pm. It features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and local wines.
Sasha Irving is the Programs Director of Studios on the Park and the Coordinator of the annual Paso Robles Festival of the Arts. Proud to be a native Paso Roblan, she is also a member of Ballet Folklorico Cachanilla and an usher at Old Mission San Miguel Arcangel. For more information please visit www.studiosonthepark.org or call 805.238.9800.