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Get “An Eye Full” at Cerulean Gallery


Dallas, June 14, 2006 —Cerulean Gallery announces its latest exhibition entitled “An Eye Full” which will run June 30 – August 8. 


“This exhibition is literally going to be an eye full. We will be showing outdoor paintings, thick and colorful palette knife paintings, and sculptures with lighted pedestals, and so much more,” said Caroline Crockett Pickton, owner of the gallery.


Exhibiting artists will include:


o        Karen Francesca James, Dallas

o        Aurora Rios, Dallas (University Park)

o        Robin Hazard-Bishop, Hot Springs, AR.

o        Caroline Crockett Pickton, Dallas


For Cerulean Gallery’s “An Eye Full” exhibition, Karen Francesca James will introduce a new series of paintings.  The Thinker series consists of several pieces that feature a sculpture-like human form in serene settings.  Cerulean Gallery will also exhibit two of James’ outdoor abstract paintings in addition to several of her popular abstract personalities featuring out-of-proportion, Picasso-style feet.


“I am a self-taught artist whose work illustrates a multi-faceted view of the human body. The human form constantly inspires my work and my pieces convey a sense of emotion and life,” said James.  


The works of Aurora Rios of University Park will occupy the entire upstairs space of Cerulean Gallery.  "DNA" and "9 1 1" have lights that glow from underneath from within pedestals. Rios works with a variety of materials including wood, medal, stone, glass, bronze, marble, canvas, etc.  She also features palette knife paintings consisting of very thick acrylic paint on canvas. 


Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, Rios earned her BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago.  Her artwork has been inspired through travels to Europe.  “My paintings exude job and happiness illuminating colors to ignite ideas of love and passion that is in all of us,” said Rios.  “I enjoy using the heart shape for its universal symbol of love.”


Back by popular demand, Robin Hazard-Bishop will unveil new work, inspired as always by color evident in her strong and vibrant paintings.  A graduate of Southern Methodist University, her fine art degree focused on painting, drawing and printmaking.  She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has many corporate and private collections including the American Bank in Houston and the Cancer Treatment Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Her drawings were featured in 1983 at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth as part of the Creative Process - Drawing Symposium. .  She has also been included in the 500 Exposition in Dallas, the Dallas Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Dallas Life Magazine, At Home in Arkansas, and in many gallery exhibits. 


Caroline Crockett Pickton will unveil her new series, which branches out and takes realism to another level by using multi-media.  "The Wall Paper Series:  Wall Flowers" mixes realism with abstract, creating a vintage nostalgia that is a breath of fresh air in a modern world.


The artists’ reception will be Friday, June 30 from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.


Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza.  Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday.  Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit


About Cerulean Gallery

While most of Dallas’ top art galleries are located in the renowned Design District, Cerulean Gallery is strategically located in Snider Plaza, where shoppers, students, and diners will be provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment.  Cerulean Gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett Pickton, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University.  The gallery features the work of emerging artists, along with Caroline’s own commissioned works. Additional information can be found at