Award Winning filmaker Curt Walheim founded Abstract Pictures as a boutique film production company specializing in international time lapse photography. Since that time he has shot time lapse footage and stills for a variety of clients in over twenty countries and thirty states .
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ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Taurus
FORMER BANDS: Painted Grey (Los Angeles)
Big n Yerp (Silverlake, CA)
FAVORITE ALBUM: Natural Bridge by Silver Jews
FAVORITE NAME FOR A GIRL: Meredith
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FAVORITE WRITER: F. Scott Fitzgerald
LIKES: Barbecue, traveling, philosophy, silence
FAVORITE WORDS: dictionary, maniacal, eternity
HAIRCUT DISASTERS: each and every day
FAVORITE CHEESE : Stilton
Meredith Hayes’ artistic life began early. Growing up in Traverse City, Michigan an elementary school art teacher reported her to have a ‘very vivid imagination.’ Meredith’s interest in art continued throughout high school in St. Paul, Minnesota. She dabbled in jewelry making, fabric dyeing, pottery, sculpture, photography, drawing and most of all painting. Hayes entered her work in many regional exhibits. Finally, greatly encouraged by her teachers, she decided to attend art school following graduation.
At Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon Meredith had a rather wide focus. She studied painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, and block cut along with the usual academics. All of these subjects were ultimately reconciled with a thesis in mixed media.
While at PNCA Hayes also had the opportunity to participate in a four month internship with the claymation pioneer, Will Vinton Studios. There she learned the skill of model making. Meredith worked on various projects (including The PJ’s and Gary and Mike) model making, puppet dressing, and assistant costuming both during and after college.
Hayes currently lives, works and makes art in Los Angeles, California with her husband.
Robert E. Schmolze
Robert E. Schmolze
Robert E. Schmolze is a California native, working in Los Angeles, and is in private collected, locally and internationally. After receiving his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design he returned to Los Angeles. For ten years, he curated and participated in over a hundred art shows. Exploring ideas of how art is viewed and consumed. The events took place in traditional and untraditional galleries. Offices, night clubs and pop up spaces. Like Onyx Café, Insomnia Café, Calhoun Square, the Light Bringers Gallery, The Hangar, The Hive Gallery, The Ivar, Boardners, Spanish Kitchen Studios, Da Vinci Gallery, Pearl Arts and Crafts, The Art Store, Upstairs at the Market Gallery, the Pig ‘n Whistle, American Electric Tattoo, Ecological Art Gallery, State Farm Insurance, Zackheim Gallery, The Julia Dean Gallery and private residencies; for one night events. He believes strongly in community and collaborations. These collaborations with Los Angeles artists have led to the creation of Artist Groups, Events, Billboards and limited edition hand made Artist Books. He is actively involved in the community, focusing on art and education. You can friend him on facebook, linkedin, twitter, or in person.
For more information on sales and commissions you can contact him through his website www.robertschmolze.com
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Nina E. Hamalian Koumachian Ehlig
Nina E. Hamalian Koumachian EhligAncient cultures, mythology and erotica are woven into Nina’s art work. She continues to venture the trails of art anarchy through her charged adornments.Nina considers herself a west coast native even though she was born in Boston. Her Familia moved to the San Gabriel Valley when she was 2 years old. In the late 1950’s she attended art programs at the Pasadena Art museum and in the 1960’s at Temple City High School and Pasadena City College. She lives with her husband and their Ball Python “Mr. Snakey”.