Artists

EXHIBITING ARTISTS AT Art AROUND Adams

Visit and support our Artists. They make it all happen. Expand each listing to find the gallery location for the artist on the avenue. Also visit exhibits Exhibits and Performances.

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Aaron Cathcart — Artist

Artist: Aaron Cathcart

I am humbled to share my story, my craft with the world. To take part in an age old  practice is to reach back thousands of years and learn from people who were doing exactly what I’m doing now. To add my own ideas and techniques to the ever-expanding body of wisdom, and to then give it away to future craftsmen just like myself is, truly meaningful. Wisdom is mankind’s greatest asset.

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Artist Link: Aaron Cathcart

Exhibit Location: ROVE The Adventure Shop

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Abelardo Rodriguez — 3D Mandala Jewelry, Mandalas on Canvas, Acrylic, T-shirts Art

Artist: Abelardo Rodriguez

Focused on producing Art based on Sacred Geometry, we create a unique visual experience that is healing, educational and fun.

Mandalas engage the mind, align, quiet and center. They have been used by great civilizations to train the mind to perceive and see with a new understanding.

Many studies on the effects of classical music have proven that the mind and energetic bio-magnetic fields are impacted with this music. Mental clarity and senses are heightened and a person experiences a different type of consciousness. Composers whom use Sacred Geometrical principles in their music, like Mozart and Vivaldi, are typically associated with these effects.

Artist Link: Abelardo Rodriguez,

Exhibit Location: Konrad + King

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Accidental Aliens

Artist: Accidental Aliens

Accidental Aliens is a San Diego based art group. Creating stories and original art is our goal.

Scott Lost

After deciding at the age of 9 years old that he wanted to become a comic book artist, he took a 10 year hiatus at age 20 from creating art to pursue another childhood dream: Becoming a Professional Wrestler. During his successful career on the independent scene, he helped to create/- co-found the now world famous Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). Ending his wrestling career on his own terms, Scott decided it was time to hang up the tights and that it was time to return to drawing them in his Comic, ‘The 2nd Shift’. http://www.scottlostcomics.com/

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Rodney Anderson, Jr

studied at Savannah College of Art and Design where he received a bachelor’s degree in Sequential Art. Currently he resides in San Diego working as a freelance comic artist and illustrator as well as teaching comic book art classes at Kalabash School of Music and the Arts as well as the Urban Discovery Academy.

Emily Rocha

has lived and worked as a comic colorist and illustrator in San Diego for over 10 years. From being a storyboard artist at NAS Productions in the early 2000s to book illustration today, she utilizes her unique art style in visual storytelling. http://colorbyemi.com/

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Travis Rivas

is a mutant. He’s also a lover of comic books and Star Wars. He’s been writing for the past twenty years but has only recently starting writing comics. He was born with a rare limb difference, called TAR syndrome. Because of this, he’s an advocate for seeing individuals with limb and body differences in media. He’s currently writing his own comic about a superhero with a limb difference entitled The Unstoppable Cherub. You can buy the debut issue of Unstoppable Cherub at cherubcomics.etsy.com

Chris Terry

is a former Supervising Visual Effects artist whose work can be seen in such films as: Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Jurassic Park, Pacifc Rim and more. His unique style is influenced by his love of hip hop, 80’s movies, kung fu films and Comic Books. Chris is now in Sunny San Diego as a illustrator and design gun-for-hire currently involved with numerous projects. christerrydraws@gmail.com

Andi Dukleth

Andi Dukleth majored in Art and Technology from California State University San Marcos. Born and raised in San Diego County, she works as a news photographer for ABC 10 San Diego and as a freelance comic book artist. She was heavily infuenced by Manga and Anime, namely by Hayao Miyazaki, Junji Ito, and CLAMP.

Aricson Tarasova

is a freelance artist, illustrator and writer based in San Diego, California. He has studied at Watts Atelier of the Arts and Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Aricson holds a Certificate of Communication in Media Writing from San Diego City College. aricson@cox.net

Drah Hard

is a native San Diegan that studied in the realm of fine arts with a background in drawing / painting and graphic design, now a freelance artist / designer. Drah’s skills have allowed him to work in many creative endeavors such as: art shows, commissioned paintings and illustrations, comic books, book illustrations, murals, skateboard graphics, sculptures, branding, video editing, and textile designs. Drah has been on local news broadcasts and newspapers for various creative skills.

Exhibit Location: Villainous Lair Comics and Gaming

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Aileen Reyes — Paintings and Drawings

Artist: Aileen Reyes

Since 2004, San Diego, has been a place, where her visual nature has thrived and she has been able to produce a large, uninhibited body of work, in just a few years. She was part of Exhibit Ambush; the multi-sensory fashion and art show held at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in San Diego in October.  Celebrating her 10th year living in San Diego, she is working on some interior design projects,as well organizing small art shows in alternative spaces.

Artist Link: Aileen Reyes

Exhibit Location: Urban Roots Community Salon and Boutique

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Allison Dunlevy — Skateboard Art

Artist: Allison Dunlevy
Allison is the featured artist at Blind Lady.  Allison started working here back in 2011, and in 2012 had her first solo show at the restaurant!  Since then she’s had several shows, exploring different mediums and venues. Her last 3 shows have been collage work; she likes making multi layered pieces that look like something you’d see in a 70’s subway station. The main piece that will be up in Blind Lady is a 3 X 4 that pays homage to two of her favorites; Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry.

 

Artist Link: Alison Dunlevy

Exhibit Location: Blind Lady Ale House

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Andi Catherine — Ceramics

Artist: Andi Catherine

Andi Catherine started pursuing a serious career in art in 2012, albeit her background in and motivation to create art transcends this. She spent 3 years in Mission Beach mastering the craft of henna, as well as honing her talent around town at various events. Constantly doodling, she confesses that sharpies are her favorite utensil. However, ceramics are the object of her passion. She invites her audience to follow suit through her creations: breaking down the walls of formality, disregarding the conventions of high art, and bringing artwork back to its roots—an intrinsic compulsion to create. She has sold her pieces from New Orleans to Canada and doesn’t plan to stop there. She remains active and dynamic in her hometown, putting her works on display at art shows, galleries, and any venue that will have her. She is also available for commissioned works. ExperiencingNow currently has a store front in Creative Crossroads at 502 University Ave Hillcrest, San Diego.

 

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Artist Link: Andi Catherine

Exhibit Location: Spin SD

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Andrea Towns — Fractalista Designs

Artist: Andrea Towns

Fractalista Designs is the laser-guided creation of San Diego-based designer, Andrea Towns. Custom laser etching https://www.etsy.com/shop/Fractalista

Artist Link:  Andrea Towns

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery

Angela Harken — Paintings

Artist: Angela Harken

A celebrated painter, her intuitive sense of painting has inspired others to take action in their own lives to live a life filled with possibility. Her paintings are inspired by her passions- the love of the human figure, floral design, nature, the ocean, her infatuation with color and the relationships in her life. Angela’s painting style introduces the connection to mind, body, and spirit. This unique fusion offers up a truly heart opening experience- one that honors intuition, self-discovery and embracing the unknown.

Angela is honored to be a certified Golden Paints educator and volunteers as a teacher at A.R.T.S. (a non-profit nationally recognized organization that believes in the power of the arts and creativity to literally transform lives – especially those of kids.)

Artist Link: Angela Harken

Exhibit Location: Village Vino

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Anna Tillett — Mixed Media Art

Artist: Anna Tillett

Anna Tillett was born in Florida, where she spent the majority of her life until attending college at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN.  While in SoCal, she enjoyed eating her way through L.A., painting socially awkward bunnies, and illustrating for children’s books.

Tillett’s work has been licensed for use as set decor on  “The Mistle-tones”, as well as “Secrets From a Stylist”.  You can currently find her work at Signed and Numbered of Salt Lake City, Tin Top of Winchester, VA, Viva Pops of San Diego, Sassysquatch tees at Threadless.com, and her original paintings represented through Trifecta Gallery of Las Vegas, Graphite Galleries of New Orleans, and Bear and Bird Gallery of Ft. Lauderhill.

 

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Artist Link: Anna Tillett

Exhibit Location: Viva Pops

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Annie Hardy

Artist: Annie Hardy

Local artist, Annie Hardy, is a native to San Diego and has been a brow & makeup artist at ‘Brow Lounge’ in Downtown, La Jolla for the past 9 years. Growing up she engaged in many forms of art including choir, musical theatre, makeup artistry, and cake decorating.

It was not until 2011 that Annie found her love for oil painting. Pursuing her passion, she dove into the local art community and began participating in many live art shows and festivals around the city. Inspired by all forms of life and beauty in nature, Annie paints a wide range of subjects from animals and people to landscapes and city skylines. Her peers and other local artists, however, more commonly know her for her detailed leaf and flower paintings.

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Artist Link:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/AnnieHardyART/about/?ref=page_internal

Exhibit Location: Clip Art Salon

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Art Competition

Artist: Art Competition

Thumbprint Gallery and Exodus Studios presents the Art Around Adams Juried and Popular Vote Art Competition.

This is the finale of the year long art competition that has been ongoing the first Monday of every month at URBN in North Park.  Each month a group of artists have submitted their work for voting from a group of judges and the general population.  The winners of each month will be displaying their best work for the chance to gain a cash prize.  This is a much anticipated event for the artists, so come and show your support and cast your ballot for the best of the best.

Exhibit Location: Konrad and King

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ArtFORM / Rare Hare Studios — Artist

Artist: ArtFORM / Rare Hare Studios

ArtFORM will have an open house displaying the types of projects that can be made from creative reuse.  Creative Reuse Store OPEN during the Art Around Adams event.  Come gather recycled materials and art supplies for a low cost donation.

This year they are featuring an Elvis head display.

Exhibit Location: ArtFORM / Rare Hare Studios

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Artful Ruins — Artist

Artist: Artful Ruins

Artful Ruins, Art, Antiques, Original Art & Photography, Hand-Painted Signs, Gifts & Specialty Artisan Items by local artists. The shop also exclusively carries their amazing line of all natural soaps, lotions and skin care products called Mortar & Pestle skincare, hand-made by the shop owners.

Come check out the new more masculine scents; such as Dusty Cowboy, Hipster, and Monkey Farts.  Than indulge in some old favorites; Idyllwild Evening Stroll, Cypress Berry Forest, and Oatmeal and Honey Goat Milk.

Both will be participating in the days activities with homemade Sangria and treats.

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Exhibit Location: Artful Ruins

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Artful Ruins/Artisan Collection

Artist: Artful Ruins/Artisan Collection

Come by for individual chance drawings with purchase in both locations, refreshments, and discounts on selected merchandise.

Artisan Collection — Artist

Artist: Artisan Collection

Artisan Collection is a fine jewelry and art gallery featuring custom jewelry designs in gold, silver & platinum by master jeweler & owner Shirley Kanno Boynton.  Local artisans in painting, sculpture, art glass and ceramics are also showcased.  Between Artful Ruins & Artisan Collection, customers have a one-stop shopping destination for original art and unique gifts.  Both will be participating in the days activites with homemade Sangria, beverages and a special chance drawing.

Exhibit Location: Artisan Collection

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Barbara McDonald — abstract modern

Artist: Barbara McDonald

Barbara McDonald creates one-of-a-kind wall sculptures in steel on board, sometimes with stained glass embellishments. Her style has been described as “painting with a plasma cutter.”

She carves unique organic designs in metal.  Many of the pieces are multi-layered on brilliantly colored backgrounds.

Her themes are generally cosmic or at least other-worldly.

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Artist Link:  http://www.whimofiron.com/

Exhibit Location: Sabuku Sushi

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Artist: Bearded Bowtie

Exhibit Location: The Bearded Bowtie

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Bella Hollingworth — Watercolor

Artist: Bella Hollingworth

 

Bella Hollingworth believes, as did her Portuguese forebears, in exploring boundaries.

Having emigrated from the island of Madeira, Portugal, to Boston at the age of four, Ms. Hoflingworth soon established fine art as her career goal. As a high school student, she studied in a special program at The Boston Museum of Fine Art. She continued her education at the Massachusetts College of Art and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.  Following a teaching position in Connecticut, Bella moved to the Point Loma Community of San Diego. Attracted by the abundant flora and year round color of Southern California, she changed her career direction to nature and food illustration. Her nature drawings can be found in the award winning  Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego and her watercolor illustrations in local and national publications.  She is familiar to Kensington and Talmadge residents as a painter of homes and family pets.

She is a member of The San Diego Watercolor Society where she has won several awards.

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Artist Link: Bella Hollingworth

Exhibit Location: Ascent Real Estate

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Benjamin Lavender — Artist

Artist: Benjamin Lavender

Benjamin Lavender was born and raised in Austin, Texas, an artistic and musical city. When he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, he earned his Associates of Fine Art from Watkins College of Art and Design, with first place in ceramics and second in sculpture during his exiting student show.  Lavender then moved to San Diego and received his BA in sculpture from San Diego State University in 2003. Benjamin quickly established himself in local group and solo shows in the surrounding area.  Lavender’s most recent exhibition is “Roots,”  solo exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art. He has also made 2 appearances at San Diego Fine Arts Society’s annual, “Sculpture in the Gardens,” at the San Diego Botanic Gardens (formally Quail Botanical) in Encinitas, CA, displaying his latest large-scaled desert sculpture “Second Century,”  along with a permanent piece “Ocotillo,” that was purchased and donated to the gardens the previous year.  Lavender recently exhibited his largest sculpture to date, “Kite of Paradise,” in the annual “Kites Over Vista”, in Vista, CA, with an appearance in Vista Magazine as a featured artist.  Lavender has also participated in several other juried group shows including: the annual “Sculptures in the Street” in Mesa, AZ, “Art and Science” at 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA, and “San Diego Art Prize: New Contemporaries,” at Simay Space, San Diego, CA,  and the Port Of San Diego Sculpture Show (now named Artwalk on the Bay) at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego. Benjamin has shown at Planet Rooth, San Diego, CA multiple times over the past 4 years during “Ray at Night,” San Diego’s longest running art-walk located in North Park. Other benefit shows Lavender has participated include, Jeans For Justice Benefit Auction, Mozart Foundation Benefit Auction, and Party With A Purpose, a New Orleans Benefit.  Benjamin Lavender has claimed San Diego as home, but continues to spread his artwork throughout surrounding areas.

Abstract Naturism is an appropriate way to describe my work, as well as industrially-organic.  Both define the outcome of mimicking nature through intense hours of manipulating metal, concrete, paint. and found or reclaimed objects into organically formed art.

Exhibit Location: Clem's Tap House

Bradford Lynn — Artist

Artist: Bradford Lynn

Chula Vista native Bradford Lynn likes to say he started as a graffiti artist when he was 4, using red marker to revamp the walls of his family’s apartment (which led to their subsequent eviction). Lynn has since traded in the red marker for acrylics, galosh, ink and other mediums to create eerie images he hopes will inspire wonder.

“I like the mystery,” Lynn says. “That’s what draws me in. I just want people to follow their curiosity.”

Lynn drew his inspiration for the illustration on the cover of this week’s CityBeatfrom the song “Ghost” by Harvard, which led him to title the image “Ghost.” The lyric “I can feel it in the air” stirred Lynn to envision what ominous thoughts might actually look like. He wanted to create an image of the invisible insecurities people carry around.

“Your thoughts, negativity or your fear could be some sort of entity, almost like a spirit that follows you everywhere,” he explains.

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Artist Link: Bradford Lynn

Exhibit Location: Hawthorne Coffee

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Brave Element — Artist

Artist: Brave Element

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Artist Link: Brave Element

Exhibit Location: Local Butcher Furniture and Design Studio

Brent Hefner — Painter, tattoo artist

Artist: Brent Hefner

Brent Hefner began his love for art when he was a young boy. He was given a golden ticket and allowed inside a large beer brewing factory and led around by a strange man who liked to sing and dance with little people who sang songs making fun of other contest winners. He discovered at a young age the power of art but since singing and dancing really wasn’t his thing, he escaped and hid in Northern California.
He developed a love for drawing and painting and would draw pictures of skulls and demons while passing notes to girls in class. “Do you like me? Yes… No… Maybe….” This love for drawing developed into a full blown enterprise for Brent drawing pictures on notes for other people in school to pass off as their own.

By age 13 Brent was a full blown hundred-aire and was on top of the world until a girl went public with one of his notes and Brent was forced into art rehab. While in rehab 15 other girls came forward and snitched that Brent had been sending them art covered notes too. This forced Brent into hiding once again only to surface 10 years later….
In San Diego.
Part of his rehab was Brent was no longer allowed to make art on paper so he switched up and started tattooing people. Come in and meet with Brent as part of his lifelong battle with art addiction. Remember every little bit helps and you are not just doing it for art, or for Brent, you are doing it for Corey

Artist Link: Brent Hefner

Exhibit Location: Black Anvil Tattoo Shop

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Brian “Monk” Rojas — Paintings

Artist: Brian “Monk” Rojas

Brian “Monk” Rojas is a San Diego based artist recently relocated from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Growing up amongst the city’s murals and graffiti pieces, he has sought to combine his love for contemporary styles of urban art with ancient and classical traditions. While his work incorporates a wide range of media, including oil, acrylic, stencil, spray paint, and printmaking, Rojas explores a variety of themes. He addresses issues of religion, identity, life and death, and most recently the balance of ancient and indigenous traditions with contemporary culture.

Many of his works are produced on found objects such as scrap lumber, pieces of furniture, and even reclaimed canvases “when pickings are good.” A habit formed from a childhood of dumpster-diving and alley-picking with his mother and siblings, his use of trash-picked materials has morphed over the years. What originated as an inability to afford canvases and other art supplies has become a conceptual questioning of concepts of value and “high” versus “low” art. When interacting with the discarded items, transformed with striking images, the viewer must question what exactly gives art value.

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery

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Brian Meyer — Artist

Artist: Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer was born in San Diego in 1971. He has always been drawn to art, from doodling drawings to painting, and always felt that was what he was made for. He joined the army upon graduating High School and even painted some Nose art on some British Tanks for a case of British MRE’s. Got to see a bit of the world, from Saudi Arabia to Germany and France.

His focus now is on Watercolor, and has been studying on the WetCanvas.com forum, by going to Paint Outs hosted by the San Diego Watercolor Society, and just making sure he paints every day. He works with a limited palette of neutralizing complements, with an emphasis on tone. Plain air paintings of scenic spots in San Diego, and live figure drawing at the Museum of the Living Artist. He is just getting started.

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Exhibit Location: Eva's Hair Design

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Bridgett Bowley — Custom art, portraits, visionary work

Artist: Bridgett Bowley

Bridgett is a visionary artist of custom pieces and spiritual portraits. She has the ability to connect with the individual(s) she is working with and create representations of their inner selves.  Many pieces have a meditative quality and bring peace or creative inspiration to the viewers. Custom work is a powerful gift she can connect and share with you.

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Artist Link: Bridgett Bowley

Exhibit Location: Zen Santuary

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Brise Birdsong

Artist: Brise Birdsong

Brise Birdsong is an award winning book illustrator based in San Diego, CA.  She specializes in a variety of projects which include murals, teaching art, illustrating children’s books, painting, and digital illustration. Although she graduated from the Art Institute of California-San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Media Arts and Animation, her work is heavily based in acrylic painting.

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Artist Link:  Brise Birdsong

Exhibit Location: The Box Stop

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Britton Neubacher — Living Walls

Artist: Britton Neubacher

Britton Neubacher spent her formative years on the island of Oahu where the people’s reverence for their land instilled a radical respect for nature and the power of place.  It was during a lengthy career in crisis work that the balancing power of plants upon stressful environments was made apparent. This growing desire to create “sanctuary with style” brought mindful gardening together with high design and thus Tend Living was born. Britt’s passion for creating transformative green spaces has powered an exciting and unexpected journey in entrepreneurialism, collaboration, and re-connection with self and Source. She resides in San Diego with her husband and a chatty cat named Cow, and is always up for a dance party.

Artist Link: Britton Neubacher

Exhibit Location: The Haven Pizzeria

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Cale Winchester — Pop art, painting, sculpture

Artist: Cale Winchester

Cale Winchester here, and I’m a 26 year old artist originally from Europe. I came to the states about 6 years ago and I am one of the employes for Villainous Lair Comics and Games. I went to school in Naples Italy graduating with a bachelors degree in multimedia and fine arts. I have been creating art and on commission for years working in a wide range of mediums from painting, drawing to sculpture and love making costumes and props. A lot of the decor in Villainous Lair is also done by my sister Sara and me.

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Artist Link: Cale Winchester

Exhibit Location: Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming

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Cassandra Schramm — Artist

Artist: Cassandra Schramm

I am from Southern California, but i recently moved back to San Diego after 7 years of living in Boston. I have been painting my whole life but I have been a muralist for over 18 years.

My paintings are as random as my life. I am inspired by everything around me but my usual subject matter is eyes. The reflection and human connection associated with eyes. I have always found it hard to look someone in the eyes when I am talking to them. I have tried to be better at this as the years pass. When you make eye contact with another person, you let down your guard, it is growing vulnerability the longer the contact lasts. There are many theories on eye contact while talking, but I notice that there is a limit, most people must look away off and on, while talking.

Artist Link: Cassandra Schramm

Exhibit Location: Heights Optometry

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Cecilia Anastos

Artist: Cecilia Anastos

Multi-cultural and polyglot artist, Cecilia Anastos, has always used the canvas to express her mind and soul.  After a long career as linguist, and then as strategic intelligence analyst and cyber intelligence specialist, she is now turning into her passions: painting, dog training and horse massage therapy. This eclectic background does not fit into a conventional artist’s bio, and that is what you see in Cecilia’s paintings: her sense of humor plastered all over the canvas, and no conventional rules. She has spent her life following rules so when she paints she likes to defy all conventional wisdom.

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Artist Link:  https://www.art-meta.com/meet-our-artists.html

 

Exhibit Location: Pappalecco

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Christy Pepper Dawson — Artist

Artist: Christy Pepper Dawson

Hola. I’m Christy Pepper Dawson – an illustrator and painter of macabre misfits and whimsical worlds.

I was born an only child in a small town in Nova Scotia. Growing up, I tended to bond more with insects and imaginary creatures rather than children my age.
Little has changed since then. I still find most of my inspiration from these beings. Of course dreams, music, fashion, photos, nature, comics, films and gummy bears also influence what I create.

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Artist Link: Christy Pepper Dawson

Exhibit Location: Hawthorne Coffee

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Common Ground – Iraqi Culture and Art — Paintings

Artist: Common Ground – Iraqi Culture and Art

The art exhibit will open with a public reception on June 4, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Artists from the Iraqi Culture & Arts Association and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will explore how people with different languages, backgrounds and beliefs can unite through art. The goal of the Iraqi Culture & Arts Association is to build friendships and greater awareness of their culture by identifying commonalities.  Many of the Iraqi participants are established artists who art careers began in Iraq and are now gaining recognition in the United States.

Exhibit Location: Sophie's Kensington Gallery

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D Benzo

Artist: D Benzo

Born in San Diego but raised in Northern California, Bay Area I’ve always had the passion for art. As a kid I always drew on anything I can get my hands on, from furniture, family photos, desks, benches, light poles, even to walls.  At first they were meaningless sketches and doodles of a wandering mind, a prolific daydreamer. Seemingly expressionless until I noticed, or was noticed by others, that what I would draw seemed to appeal to people.  From trees, to stick figures, to comic book heroes, even to cartoony versions of friends, and eventually pin-ups, I would draw just to pass the time.  This eventually would culminate into pursuing my dream.  

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Exhibit Location: Soda and Swine

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Dan Stringfield — Pottery

Artist: Dan Stringfield
I’m one of the owners of Twiggs, which is how I earn money (at least most of the time it earns money).  I’ve been taking pottery classes for the past 12 years and enjoy the escape it offers me from the real world.  My work is mainly functional dinnerware and service ware, reflecting my love of cooking.
 

Exhibit Location: Twiggs Bakery and Coffeehouse

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Daniel Jaimes — Paintings, Pencil, Cartoons

Artist: Daniel Jaimes

Thanks to a little known space fantasy film called Star Wars which premiered in May 1977…it was by far the most amazing and Epic movie I’ve ever seen!  As for this 10 year old native kid at that time…I was totally blown away by the special effects which inspired me to pick up a pencil  and began drawing spaceships, characters and battle scenes from the movie which seemed to come natural at such a young age.

Present Day: My work is now recognized and appreciated by many at every exhibit I show, from Comic Con to people’s homes, coffee shops, wineries, restaurants, respectable galleries, beautiful hotels, live music concert halls and most of all…Charity events, because giving back is priceless!

Artist Link:  Daniel Jaimes

Exhibit Location: Get Fit on Adams

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Dark Horse Coffee Roasters — N/A

Artist: Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

There will be no artist showcased at this business, but please stop by and enjoy the Pour Overs, French Press and Cold Brew. Our goal is to bring you the highest quality coffee available.

Exhibit Location: Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

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Darnel Tasker

Artist: Darnel Tasker
Darnel Tasker’s art work has been featured in countless shows and exhibits in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. Her style resonates with the young and old. She is continuously able to make a connection and inspire viewers to find new perspectives, hope and reflection. She is currently working on an educational travel app that she hopes will help foster the idea of “Uno Mundo” or one world.
Darnel’s creativity is endless. For the past 7 years she has committed herself to completing a drawing every single day. She continues this exercise and posts her daily drawings on her blog,
Darnel spends most of her time in San Francisco learning from and growing with her 3 year old daughter Zoey and her husband Saul.

Exhibit Location: Moosie's Ice Cream

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David Goff — Artist

Artist: David Goff

On arriving in San Diego, in 1999, David’s artistic drive was woodworking and furniture building, along with expanding on the use of construction building materials in wire and steel sculpture. Today, David combines many mediums in his artistic endeavors, from building materials in his sculptures, to photography, collage, and stencils in his paintings. David’s influence comes from all areas from pin up photographs and paintings of Vargas to the pop art of Warhol and Allen Jones.

Artist Link: David Goff

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David Pena — Artist

Artist: David Pena

David Peña is an artist based out of San Diego, CA and Tijuana, MX. Half Asleep is the alias for his creative work. His designs are inspired by the flow of patterns in the natural world, his spiritual upbringing and the in-between state of waking and sleeping.

He graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Art. David began a project called OUT HERE in Tijuana where he collaborates with his brother Daniel Peña to host art events including group exhibitions, murals and workshops. His projects have been featured in national and international media such as Picnic, Computer Arts and Juxtapoz.

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Artist Link: David Pena

Exhibit Location: Hawthorne Coffee

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Deanne Tiffany — Painting

Artist: Deanne Tiffany

Artist Link: Deanne Tiffany

Exhibit Location: Ladybug Art Center

Demetrios Christo — Digital images printed on canvas

Artist: Demetrios Christo

I have always been intrigued by the art of photography: Capturing that specific moment in time. My interest in the photographic arts started as a young teenager with a simple Pentax film camera, and I was anointed the photographer of the family. That position provided me opportunities to take pictures of family vacations to lands far and wide as well as recording gatherings of family and friends. With the advent of digital photography I have expanded my passion for photo imagery and in 2010 I launched blueolivepress.com with my signature imagery of a trip back to my homeland, Greece, after a 14 year hiatus. From that point, I have expanded my repertoire to include imagery of nature, architecture, industrial wastelands,landscapes, people and animals as well as diving strongly into the brilliance and depth of HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography.  I find myself capturing anything that interests meand  I try to stay true to the art of photography with minimal post editing. I feel that I am providing the viewer an experience that hopefully will make them think more about what they feel the image is saying to them rather than me telling them what Ithink it states; therefore breaking rules and allowing a participation, if you will, into my world as I see it through my lens.

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Artist Link: Demetrios Christo

Exhibit Location: Twiggs Bakery and Coffeehouse

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Eat it Huffman — Interactive House Mural

Artist: Eat it Huffman

 

Their will be a live mural to the front of the house, with community members welcome to help to do the painting.

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Artist Co-op Link: Fool’s Errand

Exhibit Location: The Normal House

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Elena Sabo

Artist: Elena Sabo

My name is Elena and I’m a Florida transplant residing beachside in sunny San Diego, California. I come from a long-line of amateur artists and I’m so excited to finally be fulfilling my destiny! I paint for the sheer joy of painting- as it brings out my inner child. Adulthood is overrated! I love playing with color and am heavily inspired by the great outdoors and music. My style is abstract and whimsical and every painting is designed to spread the message of love.

Artist Link: http://www.rawartists.org/elenamariasabo

Exhibit Location: Clem's Tap House

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Elizabeth Zaikowski — Mandala inspired works

Artist: Elizabeth Zaikowski

Elizabeth Zaikowski is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Art Education. Over the years, she has been showing and teaching art in public schools and museums.

Elizabeth’s work portrays themes that originate in the spiritual character of the mandala and the world of magical fantasy and illusion. Mandalas are symbolic of the universe and its eternal character, which is to provide symmetry and balance. In much of her work, communication, connection and participation with nature’s cosmic world order are inherent themes. Her paintings are a reflection of the symmetrical nature of the universe.

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Artist Link:  Elizabeth Zaikowski

Exhibit Location: Liquid Eden Holistic Center

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Emily Poole — Cork Installation Art

Artist: Emily Poole

Emily will be displaying 3-D cork art.

Emily Poole is an artist born and raised in Palm Springs, California. College brought her to San Diego where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from PLNU. Emily has focused mainly on site-specific installation work and has shown locally at Space4Art in East Village and Not An Exit Gallery at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

Artist Link: Emily Poole

Exhibit Location: Maven

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Emmanuel Saltis — Artist

Artist: Emmanuel Saltis

Art to me is imagination, it is life, the memories and the most creative way to express ones feelings and peoples thoughts and to express them widely open so everyone can see, admire, and even judge.  Art makes our lives infinitely rich, stimulates different parts of our brain and gives us a way to be creative, to express the feelings that words cannot describe, to give a form of “reality” to your dreams.  Stop and stare at an art piece. Think as you used to think when you were a child. When your mind was full of colors and smiles. See the life now? ~Emmanuel

Exhibit Location: Artful Ruins

Enrique Plazola — Artist

Artist: Enrique Plazola

I’ve been a working artist for 8 years. I specialize in illustration,concept art, and fine art. I was trained at Studio Second Street, and attended Art Center’s Entertainment Program.

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Artist Link: Enrique Plazola

Exhibit Location: Barberside

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Eric Woods — Sculpture / Pottery

Artist: Eric Woods

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Exhibit Location: Clay Associates

Eric Yandell — 3-D Art

Artist: Eric Yandell

Artist Link: Eric Yandell

Exhibit Location: Hawthorne Coffe

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Erika Hartman — Photography

Artist: Erika Hartman

I sketch and paint images of pets, people, and nature. I would be happy to paint any portrait for you.

Artist Link: Erika Hartman

Exhibit Location: Edward Jones

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Evelyn Goldman — Ceramics

Artist: Evelyn Goldman

An autodidact in ceramics, I was introduced to clay at the Genesee Co-op Communiversity in Rochester, New York in 1972.  For the most part, my work is wheel thrown; stoneware is my medium. While confining myself to the rigors of the potter’s wheel, my personal challenge is produce work which contains strong organic elements. .

In recent years, I have been exploring the wide world of hand built ceramics. The results are wedge and box shaped plant holders, along with the beginnings of sculptural forms.

Exhibit Location: Clay Associates

Fabiana Foca — Artist

Artist: Fabiana Foca

 

 

Fabiana Foca was born in Brazil on April 20th 1981. Moved to San Diego in 2001 and have been locally doing art ever since. Mosaic art and Photography are the most noticeable mediums on Fabiana’s resume. The photography is manually transferred into the wood. One of a kind (unlike prints) every single photo is an original piece of art. All recycled wood for the wood transfers and recycled materials for the mosaics as well.

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Artist Link: Fabiana Foca

Exhibit Location: Copa Room

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Frances Camaccio — Contemporary

Artist: Frances Camaccio

Exhibit Location: El Zarape Mexican Eatery

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Galvan Originals — Bowties

Artist: Galvan Originals

My name is Luis Felipe Galvan.  I am one of 12 brothers and sisters in my family.  When I was 12, I became interested in sewing.  Clothing inspired me and I wanted to create it.  My parents supported this dream and I started from the ground up; cleaning a tailor’s shop in exchange for lessons.  I realized my passion was design.  I started crafting one of a kind bow ties 5 years ago.  I am very ecologically minded and believe in repurposing materials.  I use one of a kind vintage fabric and new materials for my creations.

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Exhibit Location: John Michael's Hair Salon

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Garnik Mictonyan

Artist: Garnik Mictonyan

Exhibit Location: Moosie's Ice Cream

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Geoff Peterson — Artist

Artist: Geoff Peterson

Exhibit Location: CCSD

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Gerald Thiebolt — Ceramics

Artist: Gerald Thiebolt

His work is on display at the Memorial Wall, Unitarian Univresalist Fellowship of San Diego, in Solana Beach, as well as the Wall of Remembrance, Sacred Heart Church of Ocean Beach (not open to the public).

Exhibit Location: Clay Associates

Get Fit on Adams

Artist: Get Fit on Adams

2nd annual planking contest going on all day.  1st place gets a prize!

Exhibit Location: Get fit on adams

Ginny Kim — Illustrations

Artist: Ginny Kim
What started as a creative outlet for artist Ginny Kim to embrace the imperfections of life, Speckled Bliss has transformed into an at-home design studio focused on sharing the benefits of art, nutrition, and yoga to allow every speckle of happiness to fulfill your mind, body, and soul.
Through her illustrations and plant-based recipe experiments, Ginny strives to make a connection with individuals with a thirst for knowledge to elevate themselves to their highest potential through healthy living.
When Ginny isn’t collaborating with rad eco-conscious individuals (yoga teachers, wellness entrepreneurs, musicians, and even start-up companies to name a few), she meditates her way into creating new artwork that invokes consciousness with an organic modern twist. Yoga, surfing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, and hiking are also key ingredients that add to her happiness in San Diego, CA.
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Artist Link: Ginny Kim

Exhibit Location: Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga

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Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic

Artist: Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic

Good Vibrations is having a Re-grand opening for their new remodel.  They will be celebrating with not only their artist, but musicians as well.

Greg Bartz — Painter, tattoo artist

Artist: Greg Bartz

I have been obsessed with body art ever since I got my first tattoo. A mostly self-taught tattooer I have been tattooing since 2005. I love all styles of tattooing but have been really loving realism lately. I have been an artist as long as I can remember and got a graphic design degree in 2004 from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
My art is greatly influenced by the world around me and the artists I work with. As well as such artists as Drew Struzan Mark Ryden, A. Mucha, Salem. Thanks for checking out my website. Feel free to drop me a line and ask any questions you may have. For my latest work and pictures check me out on

Artist link: Greg Bartz

Exhibit Location: Black Anvil Tattoo Shop

Greg Lloyd

Artist: Greg Lloyd

A dynamic blend of art and music, Greg Lloyd’s Kinetic Collage may best be
described as video “painting”.
Born from the free-spirited rock & roll light shows of the 60s, Kinetic
Collage is now an all digital mix of compelling abstract visuals combined
with customized imagery and performed with a unique soundtrack of
underground electronica music.

Whether softly painting amorphous forms, or flashing rhythmically to a
syncopated beat, Kinetic Collage will transform its space into an exciting
multi-dimensional experience.

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Artist Link:  Greg Lloyd

Exhibit Location: Mason Unity Lodge (inside)

Gretchen Eichar — Artist

Artist: Gretchen Eichar

Exhibit Location: Get Fit on Adams

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Gretchen Smith — Paintings

Artist: Gretchen Smith

My philosophy is that art is the greatest expression of faith.  Gretchen M. Smith has been producing work professionally for nearly 20 years. Typically her work is categorized as abstract expressionist paintings but she works in many media and basically follows God’s lead. Currently she is working on installations and group projects exploring the dynamics of the human interactions of the artists participating in the projects. She seeks to exhibit her work in venues that encourage cultural and religious gaps to be bridged through faith-based abstract visual art. Ms. Smith is interested in pursuing large scale kinetic public art projects that integrate water, video, and non-traditional mural materials in venues that reach large demographically diverse groups.

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Artist Link: Gretchen Smith

Exhibit Location: Get fit on adams

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Guillermo Ramirez — Mexican Repousse/Milagro Art from Mexico

Artist: Guillermo Ramirez

Gilberto Ramirez, who introduced mural art to San Diego’s Chicana/o movement, was honored and his influence expounded upon on Thursday March 6, 2014 at a rededication ceremony. The three-panel “Triptico” mural painted by Gilberto Ramirez and two SDSU students Guillermo Aranda and Ruben DeAnda is stunningly displayed inside of San Diego State University’s brand-new Montezuma Hall. The original 1968 Aztec Center was torn down, to be rebuilt as the new three-story C. P. A. Student Union for today’s larger student body.

 

The three-panel mural “Triptico” was rededicated in the brand new Montezuma Hall. This is the first of three panels, CREPUSCULO (Sunset).

Exhibit Location: Back from Tomboctou

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Guitars — Muscial

Artist: Guitars

Exhibit Location: San Diego Guitar Repair

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Holly Sandy

Artist: Holly Sandy

Holly worked in Graphics/Advertising and did editorial cartoons for a variety of newspapers. She is now exploring Creative Photography and other avenues of Fine Art.

Exhibit Location: John Michael's Hair Salon

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Itzel Islas — Artist

Artist: Itzel Islas

 

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Exhibit Location: Hawthorne Coffee

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J. L. Anichowski

Artist: J. L. Anichowski

I was born and raised in Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada. Through my schooling there I came to the realization that all I wanted to do in life was paint and create. So I packed up and moved to southern California, where I have continued my learning, painting, and creating.

I’m inspired by life. The works of Salvador Dali, Micheal Parks, and the wonderful San Diego local artists I’ve come to personally know help to shape my vision. I find my paintings in the forms of the clouds, the bubbles in my bath, and in the playfulness of the creatures of nature.

Artist Link:  http://www.rawartists.org/jlanichowski

Exhibit Location: SD Spin

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Jackie Stenzel — hand crafted jewelry

Artist: Jackie Stenzel

When I’m not teaching yoga or working at my restaurant job, I like to sit down and relax with some cool jams, a big glass of coconut water (or coffee), and go into a deep jewelry-making meditation.  When the mood is right, I like to drift off into my creative zone for hours of end.  The act of creating and making things with my hands is so satisfying,…it’s a way of letting my creative energy flow, and finding expression through color and form.  Sometimes I will be listening to African drum beats or Hawaiian ukulele, and the music will inspire a more colorful palate of mixed stones together to create some rather funky pieces! Other times, I will play some Indian music or Native American flute, which creates a more meditative jewelry making process.

The jewelry pieces I create are a collection of unique and one-of-a-kind handmade items. I like to keep mixing it up; with new materials and stones, different techniques and methods of making the pieces. The styles are diverse and ever-changing. This is what keeps me making jewelry, – the shear freedom to make whatever I’m inspired to in that moment makes me feel so ALIVE! I love that my creative work can also bring beauty and happiness to someone else out there!

 

Artist Link:  Jackie Stenzel

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery

Jannelly Herrera — Artist

Artist: Jannelly Herrera

Jannelly obtained her BFA in drawing and painting from the Academy of Art University in 2007. She has had the pleasure of teaching art for nearly ten years.

Artist Link: Jannelly Herrera

Exhibit Location: NH Unity Mason Lodge

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January Derilo — Functional Art and Jewelry

Artist: January Derilo

much of what inspires me can be found surrounding us every day/every moment.

there is an art to every thing,
each person/object/look/earthly element/
in all that we do.

and when we recognize it,
we let go/allowing ourselves to create.

wood burning allows me to reinvent what was once two-dimensional, meditative explorations into art, functional art and jewelry.

Artist Link: January Derilo

 

Exhibit Location: Moncai Vegan

Jason Lane — Large wood sacred geometry piece

Artist: Jason Lane

Jason Lane is the Principle of JXL Studio and a senior partner of Bells & Whistles Design/Build, the San Diego team responsible for popular destinations like The Starlite, The Smoking Goat, and UCSD’s The Loft. Lane sharpened his early creative teeth as front man for the infamous Aktionist Art Group Crash Worship and as a prop designer for clients such as Dita Von Tesse and Fantasy Inc. The Golly Pods came to life in a moment of playful reverie but frenzied attention from the international design circuit has demanded that JXL Studio make them a sell-able reality.

Artist Link: Jason Lane

Exhibit Location: The Haven Pizzeria

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Jen Fong — painting

Artist: Jen Fong

i consider my art organic. it flows from me when i’m inspired… a fleeting glimpse of what goes on in my head… and in my heart, unfiltered and indulgent. i believe we are all uniquely beautiful.. in rhythm and form, shape and balance, strength and vulnerability…physically, figuratively and spiritually. perfectly imperfect. a native san diegan, i am an enthusiast of hugs, smiles and recycling. i believe every day is a gift.. and live towards spreading love through art, music, and compassion…especially over coffee 🙂

Artist Link:  Jen Fong

Exhibit Location: Key Crew

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Jennifer Cooksey

Artist: Jennifer Cooksey

Jennifer Cooksey is an American artist living and working in San Diego, California. She is also the owner of After Dark Creations who specialize in Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art and mixed media monster sculptures.  Jennifer had a multicultural upbringing, having a Mexican mother and Irish father gave her a unique perspective that she brings to traditional art. She also infuses her love of classic monsters and punk music into her work.

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Artist Link: Jennifer Cooksey

Exhibit Location: Blackmarket Bakery

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Jennifer Dodge — Artist

Artist: Jennifer Dodge

I am an untrained artist born and raised in San Diego, CA that just happens to know some pretty amazing people. Each of whom has had a hand in teaching me something new. I have worked in and am now running a prop house for an even production company. I have been with the company for over 10 years now (Another great breeding ground of creativity, art and problem solving) I love to learn and try new styles and techniques.

Exhibit Location: Artful Ruins

Jennifer McHugh — Acrylic Paintings

Artist: Jennifer McHugh

I’m a California native and live in beautiful San Diego with my husband and three kids. There are a few things that are necessary for my overall contentment and well-being, and they have been the same my whole life – traveling, exploring new places, meeting new people, creating, eating and cooking good food and spending time with friends and family. Then there are the little things that just make me giddy with happiness. That first sip of good strong coffee, anything handmade, the beach, freshly brewed sun tea, the color yellow, waking up in a new city, thrift store scores, a new magazine in my mailbox, long walks…and paint on my hands. I spent most of my adult life teaching English to students both here and abroad. This fulfilled my love of teaching and travel, but creativity has always played an important role in my personal growth. At one point, my need for even more creativity led me to painting, and I’ve never looked back. Painting is my passion and I’m so happy to share it with you!

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Exhibit Location: MRH Interiors

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Jessica Johnson — Artist

Artist: Jessica Johnson

Born and raised in San Diego, Jessica has been creating art for as long as she could pick up a crayon. Art has always played a large part in her life. Being a fashion design major, her love for fashion still constantly lingers over into her artwork.

Currently she is teaching art courses for children, teens and adults for several companies in San Diego County. Teaching has given her the opportunity to combine two of her passions: art & aiding people with their natural talents. She is also co-founder of the San Diego-based art collective Aesthetigeist as well as the founder of Hidden San Diego, which is a website that showcases all hidden, haunted and amazing spots in San Diego!

Photography is equally important to her as it gives her the opportunity to showcase the world through her own eyes. Currently she is the fashion photographer and stylist for Rico Knits as well as the photojournalist for her Hidden San Diego website.

 

 

Artist Link: Jessica Johnson

Exhibit Location: NH Unity Mason Lodge

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Jessica oh! — Visual Art

Artist: Jessica oh!

I am Jessica Oh (Oropesa), a visual artist based in San Diego, CA. In college, after being undeclared for TWO years, I found my way into the art program and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Since returning home after college, I have participated with numerous local art shows, including RAW Artists San Diego, the Infusion Project, and Art In the Park at Bluefoot Bar. I also helped curate three annual benefit art shows with Celebrating Life through Art (CLTA), a not-for-profit organization that honors the life of friend, Rebecca Mabunay, by raising money to donate to youth art programs.

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Artist Link: Jessica OH!

Exhibit Location: Chez Rouge Salon

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Jim Yuran — Zedism

Artist: Jim Yuran

In 1995, Yuransky galvanized a timely new aesthetic balance between the material, technological and virtual world’s that co-exist in today’s digital age…thus Zedism was born.  Yuransky’s art form is a glimpse into the “virtual” world of molecular aesthetics, scientific order, technology information systems and human/environment integration. It is his hope that Zedism is a new language helping to support and develop a robust human nervous system for the coming millennium’s challenges.

Artist Link: Jim Yuran

Exhibit Location: Moncai Vegan

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John Tighe — Photography

Artist: John Tighe

Illustrator, designer, photographer, I’ve always been fascinated by the process of transferring ideas to paper, and sharing them. I’m interested in both sides of the camera. In being the subject, and the author.

Artist Link: John Tighe

Exhibit Location: The OAS Center

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Jonathan Wenner (Unity21) — Artist

Artist: Jonathan Wenner (Unity21)

Jonathan Wenner was born in Manhasset, New York. He grew up in both Elmont, New York and Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. The urban versus country atmospheres sculpted into multi faceted content. His education has been gained from experience, a few teachers and the privilege of great peers met sporadically all over the United States. He has painted murals in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Chicago, San Diego and specializes in custom helmets, bikes, cars, tattoos, portraits, and pretty much anything artistic he will find a way to make it happen. The name Unity came as a result of spiritual experience and it simply displaces himself from taking credit for what God is doing through him. He currently resides in San Diego as a home base but will continue to travel all over the world, painting, learning cultures, and creating unity.

Artist Link: Jonathan Wenner (Unity21)

Exhibit Location: Zia Gourmet Pizza

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Judy Sawyer — Artist

Artist: Judy Sawyer

 

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Traveler Palm Details by Judy Sawyer

Exhibit Location: Eva's Hair Design

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Julianne Ricksecker — Artist

Artist: Julianne Ricksecker

Julianne B. Ricksecker portrays realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor painting. Art by Julianne has been exhibited in local, regional and international competition. She is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, the Pastel Society of San Diego, and  the San Diego and North County Printmakers.

“Inspired and delighted by the beauty of landscape, I try to express the awe and wonder I feel through a variety of media on paper.  I am fascinated with the effects of light on the colors and textures of the landscape, and with the rhythms and patterns of the shapes therein.   I wish to evoke in the viewer some of the pleasure, peace and joy I feel when experiencing and contemplating our natural world in the form of the landscape. ”

     Julianne’s imagery comes from places she has visited, such as waterfalls in Yosemite, vistas of Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and desert scenes of Anza Borrego.   Look for imagery from her recent trip to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

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After the Rain, oil pastel by Julianne B Ricksecker

Artist Link: Julianne Ricksecker

Exhibit Location: Ladybug Art Center

Julio Pompa Frizza — Digital media with traditional art techniques

Artist: Julio Pompa Frizza

I am an artist and illustrator based in San Diego, California. I work in various media: oil, acrylic, ink, pastel, pencil in combination with the computer as a creative tool.

Combining digital media and traditional art techniques, I construct a new visual language. This new expression is the base for social commentary, beautiful landscapes, erotic posters, intricate patterns and much more.

The translation of the digital image into archival limited edition prints is, I believe, a new way to experience visual art. The artist’s marks on the paper, done with traditional media, are filtered and processed through technology, and then printed on archival paper. The full circle process therefore, gets recorded on paper as digital impressions.

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Artist Link: Julio Pompa Frizza

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery

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Justine Tachiki — Photographer

Artist: Justine Tachiki

Artist Link: Justine Tachiki

Exhibit Location: La Loupe Vintage

JW Michaels Collection — Jewelry

Artist: JW Michaels Collection

Unique Jewelry for Men and Women

Exhibit Location: John Michael's Hair Salon

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JXL Studio / Tend

Artist: JXL Studio / Tend

TEND was born in 2006 as a response to founder Britton Neubacher’s observation of the profound effect plant life had on her Social Work clientele. Non-profit program resources were limited and plants became an easy way to decorate and create an inviting space. But something much more powerful began to happen the greater the presence of living greens. Upon entering these greened spaces, an audible deep breath would fall over people seeking solace and their shoulders would drop in a visibly relaxed state. What was a crisis drop-in center became a tranquil sanctuary where program utilization increased and even rival gang members laid down their arguments to sit quietly together during their free time. Seeking her own respite from the high stress of Social Service work, Neubacher began building miniature versions of these sanctuaries in the form of the first Eco Orb; a high-style hanging glass terrarium utilizing serene, modern design with imaginative plants. The mental transcendence these terrariums would inspire, and their wide-spread popularity further confirmed the power of plants to enhance our well-being and imagination.

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Scott Caligure Photography

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Exhibit Location: The Haven Pizzeria

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Kathleen Elaine — Mixed Media Art

Artist: Kathleen Elaine

Exhibit Location: Get Fit on Adams

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Kathleen Mitchell — Glass

Artist: Kathleen Mitchell

I make things, I always have

Like many other object makers, I am a collector of things, an assembler, an arranger.
The techniques I employ to make my work are fraught with danger.
Molten or sharp: glass and metal can burn you, cut you, scar you.
The physical aspect of working, the sweat, the dance, the communion with your partner or your team… Its earthy and difficult.
I like that
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Artist Link: Kathleen Mitchell

Exhibit Location: Artisan Collection

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Katie Halvin — Paintings

Artist: Katie Halvin

Ever since she was a little girl, Katie has been enthralled by color, nature and music. Their respective influence on her, undeniable and their combined influence upon her, life changing!  Sharing her world through art so that it may influence someone else to pursuit their dream first is what drives her.  Each day she strives to create something new. When she succeeds her flight of fancy comes alive in the hearts and minds of others.

 

Artist Link: Katie Halvin

Exhibit Location: The Book Tree

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Katy Reeve-Weezner — Watercolor

Artist: Katy Reeve-Weezner
 Katy began her career as an artist at an early age in England by following her artist uncle and mentor around with her sketchbook. This led her to the Sheffield Art College where she studied drawing and painting and on to the prestigious London Central School of Art where she majored in theatre set and costume design. After graduation she embarked on a career in the theatre, designing for plays, opera, ballet, and film.
     On moving to America, Katy returned to her first love of painting and chose watercolour for her medium. Her award-winning paintings are held in private and public collections. Several of her works have been featured in magazines and other publications.
     Katy returns to England each year to sketch and paint. Also, she has been visiting other European countries and, more recently, Central America and Mexico which has resulted in many paintings and drawings in a series of sketchbooks.
     A constant rewarding comment from her collectors is that your paintings bring happiness.

 

Artist Link: Katy Reeve-Weesner

Exhibit Location: Ladybug Art Center

Keith Greene — Artist

Artist: Keith Greene
Keith was born and reared in Brooklyn, New York and realized at an early age that he was gifted and destined to be an artist.  Keith graduated from the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  He lived in Sweden for 13 years and expanded his artistic focus while defining his art. He returned to the States in 2001 and now lives and works in San Diego, California, as a Tattoo and freelance artist. Keith paints and draws in his free time as he expands his artistic knowledge and expresses his gift of creativity.

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Exhibit Location: Federation Ink

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Kelly Mallaby — Jeweler

Artist: Kelly Mallaby

Kelly Mallaby is an artist who has worked in several mediums over the years in addition to being a high school art teacher. Originally from Indiana, she earned her bachelors degree from Indiana University – Herron School of Art. In 2002 Kelly relocated to San Diego, California with her husband. It was in San Diego that Kelly renewed her interest in jewelry design and metalsmithing.

A self-taught jewelry artist, Kelly is inspired by nature, art, design, architecture and everyday objects. The tools and materials she works with also direct Kelly’s work. Designs often evolve through intuitive, aesthetic choices as she hand forms and fabricates each piece in her home studio.

Sterling Silver Abstract Pillow Pendant

 

Artist Link: Kelly Mallaby

Exhibit Location: Artisan Collection

Kelly Paige Standard — Oil Painting

Artist: Kelly Paige Standard

Kelly Paige Standard – a depictive oil painter – specializes in painting people. Her hauntingly accessible figures radiate with an honest balance of joy and sadness. Using strong values and colors, she explores and celebrates the best parts of being human. Kelly’s paintings are often solitary, occasionally piercing, but always mysteriously truthful and radiant.

Artist Link:  Kelly Paige Standard

Exhibit Location: Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic

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Kerry S. Campbell

Artist: Kerry S. Campbell

Kerry works in encaustic (beeswax), using mixed media and iridescent pigments.  Large, vibrant, and full of texture, these pieces are created using layers of wax application and mixed media including fabric, paper, flowers, thread, and sometimes original photography.  She also works in acrylic and oil in an abstract expressionist or minimalist style.

Kerry will often write a haiku poem to go with each piece.  She has a Master’s in Creative Writing and studied studio art at the University of California, Davis.

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Meet her at the river side

https://www.kerryscampbell.com/about

Exhibit Location: Subway

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KimCHI — Cosplay Outfits

Artist: KimCHI

KimCHI (aka Linda Nguyen) is a San Diego native that grew up around Adams Avenue. Surrounded by several artists in her family, the expressive talent came naturally for her, and she has been creating since she was a child.

Her life experiences are her inspiration and her canvases capture your attention with their large scale and intricate detail. She also finds inspiration in the beauty and allure of sex and the female form. She displays the juxtaposition of dangerous beauty by adorning her girls with guns and ammo.

When KimCHI is not painting, she spends time designing costumes to cosplay for Comic Con International: San Diego. All components of her costumes are made by hand – she paints, forms, and sculpts everything from masks, weapons, and accessories. It’s a grueling process of trial and error, but the end results make everything worthwhile. She has been featured on several costume websites and even made an appearance on The Colbert Report. Eventually she would like to travel to other conventions in different cities to showcase her passion for cosplay.

Artist Link: KimCHI (aka Linda Nguyen)

Exhibit Location: Chez ROUGE Salon

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Kristel Anne — Artist

Artist: Kristel Anne
Kristel Anne is a  San Diego pop artist with creative works that have exhibited at galleries and art shows throughout California and Arizona.

Kristel’s artwork is heavily influenced by some of her favorite visuals from her childhood, including comic books, Garbage Pail Kids, and 80’s flicks. She draws inspiration from creative geniuses such as Jim Henson, Dr. Seuss, Alfred Hitchcock, R.L. Stein and Tim Burton. She loves pairing dark subject matter with vibrant color, to create a juxtaposition of emotion.

In 2014, Kristel was recognized for her distinctive style, being selected by the RAW: Natural Born Artist Organization to be featured in their summer artist collective in San Diego. 

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Artist Link: Kristel Anne

Exhibit Location: Cafe 21

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