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“Always Have a Plan B” Meet the Artist Fabio Napoleoni!

Santa Fe, NM:  The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to welcome painter Fabio Napoleoni as they open his “Always Have a Plan B” solo exhibition in Santa Fe.  This is Napoleoni’s first exhibition and sale in Santa Fe. The Collector Preview is scheduled for Friday, August 12 from 6 to 8 PM at the gallery, 126 W. Water St. at Ortiz. Mr. Napoleoni will be drawing “live” at this event. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 1 to 6 PM with Napoleoni in attendance; he will be signing dedications at both events. These receptions are free and open to the public.

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“Always Have a Plan B” fine art reproduction on paper by Fabio Napoleoni, exclusive to the Chuck Jones Gallery.

Much of life’s loves and tribulations have influenced Fabio’s artwork but none more than the traumatic events that followed the birth of his second child.  His daughter, born with severe heart abnormalities, had to face several surgeries to correct issues that could have prevented her from having a future. His now iconic character, the tattered and stitched together Marcenivo, and his quest for eternal happiness and love, is one way he shows the resiliency of the human spirit. Through his art, he feels that he can repay a debt of gratitude for the life his daughter now enjoys.

Napoleoni, one of America’s rising young art stars is making his first appearance at the gallery.  “As a child and into my teen years, the characters created by Chuck Jones played a huge role in my creative thinking. Chuck was able to create unique characters that made you laugh and smile uncontrollably. I utilize a similar sensibility except instead of laughter, my characters tug at your heart strings and evoke deep emotions. The fact that my works hang on the same walls as those of Chuck Jones I consider a high point of my career.”

About the gallery: The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the plaza neighborhood of Old Santa Fe, is the destination for art collectors and visitors from around the world.  Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the art of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of American popular culture. Included in the on-going display is art by not only its namesake, Chuck Jones, but also, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Tom Everhart, Markus Pierson, Glen Tarnowski, Fran Lew, and Fabio Napoleoni. For more information, please call the gallery at 505-983-5999.

Mr. Napoleoni is available for interviews subject to his schedule. Images available upon request.

Visit Our New Location in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–Santa Fe has moved to a new location, 126 W. Water St. at the corner of Ortiz. Our new gallery location is in a beautiful adobe building; the interior has an intimate and welcoming feeling to it with nooks and crannies to explore. We believe you’ll find it the perfect place to visit when you’re in Santa Fe to view all of the latest offerings from Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Fabio Napoleoni, Mike Kungl, and many others.

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould, on the left; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right.

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked on the left by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right. 

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

Chuck Jones + New Mexico Celebrate Their Centennial in 2012

Chuck Jones said that part of his great pleasure in visiting the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) was probably due to the fact they both came to be the same year, 1912.  "New Mexico" magazine celebrates the state's centennial in their latest Collector's Edition, which included a great note about "taking a left turn at Albuquerque".  

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It reads: "1953: Cartoonist Chuck Jones popularizes Bugs Bunny's phrase, "I knew I shoulda tooke that left toin at Albakoikie," [sic] sparking a pop-culture onslaught of references to getting lost near the Duke City.  Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies creator Chuck Jones lived in California, but traveled frequently to New Mexico.  Reflecting his attachment to the state, a gallery of his work operates in Santa Fe today."

New Mexico’s Rose Parade Float Starring Pepe le Pew Wins Grand Marshall’s Trophy!

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New Mexico’s 2010 Rose Parade float “Enchantment is in the Air” won the coveted Grand Marshall’s Trophy for the second time in their fifth outing in Pasadena’s renowned Rose Parade.  Designed by Raul Rodriguez, the float featured the Warner Bros. animation characters, Pepe Le Pew and Penelope Pussycat, created by director and creator Chuck Jones. 

 

In the video below, Raul Rodriguez of Fiesta Floats discusses his inspirations for last year’s New Mexico float (starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner) as well as those for this year’s entry.

If You Were an Amorous Skunk–Where Would You Spend New Year’s Day?

Chuck Jones' delightful character, Pepé le Pew, will make his Rose Parade début Friday morning, New Year's Day as the floats roll down Colorado Avenue in Pasadena, California.   Chuck writes, "He [Pepé] sees rejection as no more than a temporary setback, and every pursuit as an interesting variation  on the road to inevitable success."

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So, whether you're attending the parade or comfortably settled in at home, keep an eye out for our favorite skunk Friday morning! 

Ascent of Love: Pepé le Pew Makes His Début at the Rose Parade

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Chuck Jones' Pepé le Pew will make his Rose Parade début this year as the central character in New Mexico's entry in the Rose Parade on their float "Enchantment is in the Air."  If you're attending or if you're at home–he's sure to catch your fancy!  Look for him on Friday morning, January 1st!

Chuck Jones’ Pepé le Pew Is ‘A Cut Above’: New Mexico Rose Parade Float Design Unveiled

Dateline Santa Fe, NM–Last night New Mexico Tourism Secretary Michael Cerletti along with Raul Rodriguez of Fiesta Parade Floats unveiled the 2010 New Mexico Rose Parade Float design in a ceremony at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.   Titled Enchantment is in the Air, it features Chuck Jones' Academy Award® -winning Pepé le Pew and Penelope Pussycat and a series of balloons traveling over the New Mexico landscape.  You can read the full report at What's the Word with Peter St.Cyr.

Rose Parade 2010 float design 

Mr. Rodriguez said "Chuck Jones is an inspiration to me and I hope that he would be proud and happy with the floats that we have created for New Mexico."  Craig Kausen of the Chuck Jones Galleries presented Raul Rodriguez with
a work of art depicting the amorous skunk by his grandfather, Chuck
Jones, in appreciation of his continued celebration of Chuck Jones and
his characters.