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.

Artist Listing

Aaron Cathcart — Wood Sculpture

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.


Artist Link: Aaron Cathcart

Exhibit Location: Sycamore Den


Adams Ave Park

Artist: Adams Ave Park

There will be a full lineup of performances in the park.  Please see the music schedule for more details.

Also, come check out the tiny home experience.  You can explore a real tiny home, enjoy some amazing artists, or just come by to relax and enjoy the scene.

Aimee Baca — Screen print on wood

Artist: Aimee Baca

Creative Crossroads is a local art and handmade crafts gallery in the heart of Hillcrest! I graduated from UCSC in Fine Arts, with a focus in printmaking. I learned about the ancient medium of printmaking and discovered new ways of creating images on unconventional surfaces.

Artist Link:  Aimee Baca

Exhibition Location:  Bench Home

Amber Leonard — Drawing, Photography, Writing

Artist: Amber Leonard

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Artist Link: Amber Leonard

Exhibit Location: Humphrey Appliance


Amber Vavro

Artist: Amber Vavro

Amber Vavro is the Owner + Designer at .v. Custom Jewelry. As a life-long, passionate seeker of fabulous jewelry, she strives to create pieces that are just that – fabulous. Amber designs and handcrafts each one-of-a-kind piece using high-quality, consciously sourced materials. All of her original creations are dreamed up and produced with true heartfelt care, great attention to detail, and with a tremendous amount of love that stems from her own personal passion for beautiful, unique jewelry.

Artist Link:  Amber Vavro

Exhibition Location:  Subud San Diego

Amy Baca Lopez — Paintings

Artist: Amy Baca Lopez

One day I decided to take a long walk. This notion took me to Spain, where I trekked 303 miles along the Camino de Santiago. The journey inspired me to get back into slow process image making. When I returned home to the States, I treated my inner artist to paints and canvas. I’ve been a full-time art-making-machine ever since.

I am influenced by Spanish Masters– Miró, Picasso, Gaudi, Dali. I am also inspired by street art, the evidence of time, distressed wood, rusty metal, patterns in nature, and music.

You can find me at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market every Sunday in San Diego.



Artist Link: Amy Baca Lopez

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, 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


Annie Hardy — Painting

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.

Artist Link:  Annie Hardy

Exhibit Location: Pappalecco


Annie Neil

Artist: Annie Neil

Artist Link: Annie Neil

Exhibition Location: Kaya Salon

Anthony Guzman — Live Painting to Music

Artist: Anthony Guzman

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Exhibit Location: Alternative Healing Network


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.


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.

ArtFORM is dedicated to helping promote arts instruction and environmental awareness in San Diego schools.  A surplus of materials exists for arts instruction and other projects, but organizing, sorting and making available this surplus and highlighting its potential reuse is a primary goal.  Art instruction with the creative reuse of these materials makes this a unique and vital program for San Diego schools and the community.

Exhibition Location:  ArtForm / Rare Hare

Baraciel Almada — Title/Kind of art she does: Illustrator, Watercolor, Gouache, Collage, Shadowboxing

Artist: Baraciel Almada

Baraciel Almada is an anthropologist and religious scholar from Tijuana, Mexico. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Archeology at San Diego State University, focusing on Maya pottery from Cahal Pech in Belize.

As she comes closer to finishing her M.A., she has given herself permission to pursue art, a life-long passion, thus enrolling in Southwestern College. Now in her third year of formal art training, Baraciel is a freelance artist and illustrator.

Artist Link:  Baraciel Almada, online store

Exhibition Location:  White Rabbit Day Spa

Bernard — Curbside Paintings

Artist: Bernard

Bernard has been doing curbside art for over 20 years.

Artist Link: Bernard

Exhibit Location: Viva Pop


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.

Artist Link: Brent Hefner

Exhibition Location:  Mona Lizzy’s Art Studio

Brise Birdsong — Murals and Pet Portraits

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


Bruce Fayman — Painting

Artist: Bruce Fayman

Whether introduced by early explorers or exploding from the well-tended gardens of the suburbs, invasive plants have created a foothold that they are unlikely to surrender any time soon.  As they change the environment in which they now thrive they are labeled as aggressive, invasive or noxious.  Some of the plants can quickly wipe out acres of other native plants or cultivated corps, while other move slowly through riparian area.  Though we assign them traits based on their ability to wreak havoc on an ecosystem, many of these plants appear as beautiful flowers, trees, and grasses to the untrained eye.  They can be spectacular when blanketing a forest floor or spreading color across open fields and hillsides.  These are all original photographs taken from the environments where these plants have taken root.

Artist Link: Bruce Fayman

Exhibit Location: Bench Home

Camilla Robina — Paintings

Artist: Camilla Robina

If everyone has an element of duality to their lives, Camilla Robina’s shows up in her art. The San Diegan, who cut her teeth drawing and painting in college, makes everything from dark “end of the world” zines, to greeting cards and backdrops for weddings.

Cami dabbles in collages, watercolors, and acrylics, working within the themes of women, nature, color, and patterns. And when she isn’t refining her skills with personal projects, she’s working at The New Children’s Museum as a chalk artist extraordinaire, or sharing her expertise by teaching painting and color theory.


Artist Link: Camilla Robina

Exhibit Location: La Loupe


Cassandra Schramm — Paintings

Artist: Cassandra Schramm

Stop on in for open house refreshments all day during the event.

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

Exhibition Location:  Edward Jones

Cayce Hanalei

Artist: Cayce Hanalei

Owner and founder of Hanalei Artworks, Cayce Hanalei, received her Fine Art degree and Business degree in 2013 and currently resides in Chula Vista, California. She specializes mostly in portraits but loves to play around with different mediums and subject matter. She has been featured in many National and International exhibitions, including shows at La Bodega Gallery, The Studio Door and Art on 30th.

Artist Link:  Cayce Hanalei

Exhibition Location:  Zia’s Gourmet Pizza

Chris Lopez — Murals

Artist: Chris Lopez


White Rabbit Day Spa will be hosting a stage the day of the event.  Please see the performance tab for more information.

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Exhibit Location: White Rabbit Day Spa


Clay Associates — Ceramics / Pottery / Sculpture

Artist: Clay Associates

Spring Ceramics Sale – Stop by for great deals on authentic creations

Featuring new work by Associates and students
with new items added throughout the sale

Clay Associates is a ceramics studio whose mission is the advancement of the clay arts and of arts in general. It is a structured collective of nine associates – potters and sculptors. It maintains studio and classroom space in an encouraging and nourishing environment to promote growth in the creation and teaching of the clay arts.


The Clay Associates are Eric Woods, Evelyn Goldman, Gerald Thiebolt, Lance Walsh, Michael Nobel, Shaun Craig, and Warren Bakley.

Exhibition Location: Clay Associates

D Benzo — Paintings

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.  

Artist link:  D Benzo

Exhibit Location: Soda and Swine


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.
Dan Stringfield has been a potter for the past 15 years.  His pottery features utilitarian pots and plates

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

Exhibition Location:  Sycamore Den

Daniel Turner — Handmade Furniture

Artist: Daniel Turner

Retrofit Reality is a handmade design brand led by artist Daniel Turner. The main focus is working side by side with our clients to create one of a kind pieces of functional art.
Daniel started life as an artist early on as a musician, which was the main priority up into college. Studying more artisan mediums, in combination with an early interest in building and fabricating changed his course eventually.
Daniel began his path as a furniture artist being self-taught, first introduced to building by helping his father around the house growing up. Multiple collaborations and work experiences have been a source of “formal education” for Daniel in this craft. Including custom cabinetry shop, professional art installation, and custom outdoor structure fabrication shop.

Artist Link:  Daniel Turner

Exhibit Location: Dulcinea


David Warder

Artist: David Warder

Come by and enjoy free massages and a skin care analysis, as well as ice tea and cold water.  Check out the kids page for activities for the younger groups here as well.

David Warder is the owner of Zen Sanctuary, also a teacher , massage therapist, and handy man extraordinaire . He created the back ground images for his personal website Warder Body work. He designed and built the art pieces displayed in Zen Sanctuary’s recently expanded 2 treatment rooms.

Artist Link:  David Warder

Exhibition Location:  Zen Sanctuary

Dia Del Cafe

Artist: Dia Del Cafe

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Exhibition Location:  Die Del Cafe

Exhibit Location: 2873 Adams Ave.


Artist: Dimille’s

Dimille’s is the official Art Around Adams host for the Beer Garden.  Come on by and enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio while listening to some great acoustic bands.  Check out the lineup in the Performances section.

Stage Location:  Dimille’s 

Elena Maria — Paintings

Artist: Elena Maria

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: Elena Sabo

Exhibition Location:  Pappalecco Kensington

Elie Kennedy — Rock Paintings

Artist: Elie Kennedy

I started painting rocks and raising funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On behalf of my son, Anthony. As my own healing process through grief and depression. I also create mixed media pieces that always have a message of my journey. Hoping to help others that can relate. I want people to know that they matter. That there is hope. That there are other people struggling just like them, like me.

Artist Link:  Elie Kennedy

Exhibition Location:  Clem’s Tap House


Enrique Plazola — Illustration

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

Exhibition Location:  Kensington Brewing Company

Eric Woods — Sculpture / Pottery

Artist: Eric Woods

Eric Yandell — 3-D Art

Artist: Eric Yandell

Artist Link: Eric Yandell

Exhibit Location: Kensington Brewing Company


Eva Luz — Jewelry

Artist: Eva Luz

Eva Luz a.k.a. Edgy Chola is an artist who has been designing jewelry for the past 18 years. Her strongest influence comes from her Mexican heritage and her love for Meso-American history and culture, Other forms of influences range from insects & bugs, dreams, astronomy to friends she has met along the way either in travel or in everyday living. Eva Luz creates beautiful and edgy jewelry using a combination of new/vintage beads and semi-precious stones. Her styles range from necklaces strung on fishing line creating a magical floating affect against the skin to a variety of bold and elegant sterling silver and vintage chain accessories. She has collected beads throughout the years either through travel or gifts from friends who reside in different parts of the world. Every piece of jewelry has a history. Each item may not carry just one, but many stories as to where and how they came together to be one beautiful piece of art.

Artist Link:  Edgy Cholo Designs

Exhibit Location: Subud San Diego


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.

Fabiana Foca — Mosaics and Photography

Artist: Fabiana Foca

Come by to check out the great specials.  Heights Optometry will be celebrating it’s 4 year anniversary the day of the event.

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

Exhibition Location:  Heights Optometry

Fractalasia — Digital

Artist: Fractalasia

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Artist Link: Fractalasia

Exhibit Location: Discount Fabrics


Friendly Feathers — Jewelry

Artist: Friendly Feathers

Friendly Feathers aims to provide fashion lovers a conscious and earth friendly way to wear plumage. We want to make the birds more important, to connect customers with the origins of feathers.

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Artist Link: Friendly Feathers Jewelry

Exhibit Location: Discount Fabric

Gayle Grant — Paintings

Artist: Gayle Grant

Gayle Grant was a versatile artist, painter/video-artist/sculptor/photographer and author. She was born in New York City where she studied under Harry Sternberg at the Art Students League. Gayle taught art in the New York high schools as well as working in advertising art. She created art videos and art books as well as painting vibrant abstract geometric canvases and metal sculptures. Her artwork has appeared in Art in America. She has exhibited in San Diego both in solo and group shows. Gayle visited 95 countries and enjoyed spending time in Tecate, Mexico. La Jolla was her permanent home. “My life is a constant art project!” stated Gayle Grant (nom d’art of Donna Rubin, Linda, Harv and June’s deceased mother).

Artist Link:  Gayle Grant

Exhibit Location: Sophie's Gallery in Kensington

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).

Harv Rubin — Photography

Artist: Harv Rubin

Harv Rubin is a San Diego based photographer. He enjoys snapping landscapes including Yosemite, Joshua Tree, San Diego seascapes, people and macro images of flowers that sometimes look like canyons. He produced his first music video, Freedom Loving Man, and is in the process of producing a reality TV series, Shooters about movie makers, photographers, models, actors, actresses, and MUA producers.

Exhibit Location: Sophie's Gallery in Kensington

Information Booth

Artist: Information Booth

The Park will be a hub of acitivity.  The info booth will be giving away great free prizes for those who complete collecting the stamps along the bottom of the program.  Vendors, random performances, and music create good time for everyone.

Information Booth / Punch Card Prize Location


Artist: Isiko

We aim to support and empower artisans around the globe through the universal language of art. The products carried and curated by isiko connect humans across the world through the stories they tell in the use of fabric, in the patterns, the texture and in the design itself.  Using traditional techniques and materials, our handmade products are not only beautifully unique, but also bring deserved recognition and provide jobs to underserved communities around the world.

As a social good company, every quarter we identify a deserving organization and donate ten percent of our proceeds to support their efforts. Every purchase you make at isiko helps give back to a community so desperately in need. Learn more about the organization we are currently supporting by visiting the Social Goodpage.

Artist Link: Isiko

Exhibition Location: Kiko and Sven

J. L. Anichowski — Paintings

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:  J. L. Anichowski

Exhibit Location: Uptown Bicycles


Jacki Geary — Paintings, watercolor, pastel, etc

Artist: Jacki Geary

Jacki Geary explores the psychology of introspective moments in her female subjects.  She illustrates her focused parallel views of women as beautiful, yet tough; strong, yet vulnerable.  Often embracing a vintage aesthetic, Geary’s paintings serve as a collection of quasi-self-portraiture.

Jacki Geary was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She studied at Western Connecticut State University and graduated with honors, earning a BFA with a concentration in photography. After a 10 year career as a professional photographer, Geary began painting.  Working initially as an abstract painter for 9 years, she eventually fused abstraction with female portraiture.  Using acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal, and watercolors, Geary continues to combine the essence of abstract expressionism with figurative beauty in her most recent work.

Artist Link: Jackie Geary

Exhibit Location: Mona Lizzy's


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!

Bohemian Tribe Necklace Green Turquoise Howlite Stone Necklace Brass Statement Necklace Beaded Necklace

Red and gold earrings faceted stone Magenta Fuschia pink agate stone Drop earrings handmade earrings

Artist Link:  Jackie Stenzel

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery


Jason Lane — Large wood sacred geometry piece

Artist: Jason Lane

Haven will be having drink specials all day during the event, come on by.

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

Exhibition Location:  The Haven Pizzeria

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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Nightmare before Christmas jack and Sally figure set

Artist Link: Jennifer Cooksey

Exhibition Location: Subway

Jennifer Jean Lee — Multimedia

Artist: Jennifer Jean Lee

I am a multimedia artist with a BA from UC San Diego. I often find myself exploring art by trial and error. I continue to evolve my style by experimenting with new mediums, while my insatiable curiosity about the world and human nature drives me to learn something new everyday.

Artist Link: Jennifer Jean Lee

Exhibit Location: Subway


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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Artist Link:  Jennifer McHugh

Exhibit Location: MRH Interiors


Jennifer McHugh — Abstract 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!

Artist Link:  Jennifer McHugh

Exhibit Location: Bench Home


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


June Rubin Artist — Watercolor, Paintings, Mosaics

Artist: June Rubin Artist

June Rubin’s expertise in art comes naturally – she inherited the art gene from her mother. After acquiring a degree in Anthropology at UCLA, June attended and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has worked as an illustrator, art director, art educator, and fine artist. June has designed giftwrap, tote bags, t-shirts and more. She enjoys teaching art to elementary students who inspire her with their creativity. June enjoys painting watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and collage. June enjoys world travel. For the True Blue art exhibit she created Diamonds in the Veins of Blue Leaves and a whimsical Blue Cat. She has exhibited her art in group and solo shows in her hometown, San Diego. She enjoys working out of her art studio in Liberty Station, San Diego.

Artist Link: June Rubin

Exhibit Location: Sophie's Kensington Gallery


Karina Bania

Artist: Karina Bania

One of the interesting things about creating something for people to look at is watching them look at it. It’s a bit surreal. The work came from you, but it’s not you. Much like your children, you created them but they came into the world wholly their own person, sometimes as if you had little to do with it. Standing back, I watch people get in close, take a step back, discuss it, want to touch it. They’re doing all the things that I do as I look at a piece. I am always interested in everything that went into a painting, so I usually sneak in close to decipher details and technique. I see many people doing this too. And coming back, I always like to see the people that come back to get a second look. Or a third.

Artist Link:  Karina Bania

Exhibition Location:  Cotton and Flax

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

Exhibition Location:  The Book Tree

Keith Greene — Tattoo 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 High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  He live in Sweden for 13 years and expanded his artistic focus while defining the art.  He returned to the States in 2001 and now lives and works in San Diego 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.

Artist Link:  Keith Green

Exhibition Location:  Federation Ink

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

Exhibition Location: Good Vibrations Chiropractic

Kensington Club Stage

Artist: Kensington Club Stage

Kensington Club will have a full lineup of shows; see the performance page for more details.

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


Kristen Palumbo — Artist

Artist: Kristen Palumbo

While I have always been visually driven and artistically inclined, it wasn’t until I took an art history class in college that I was pushed to create a piece of art based on inspiration from another artist. I decided to attempt to create stencils and a layered piece of art using spray paints. I discovered a fascination with this process and an ability to recreate images in new found ways.  My goal is to sell pieces at affordable prices so that people can enjoy my art and I can enjoy making more!

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Artist Link: Kristen Palumbo

Exhibition Location:  Soda and Swine

Kristi Cherundolo — Paintings

Artist: Kristi Cherundolo

Cherundolo’s art is about taking these pursuits of perfection and redirecting our perspectives. A controlled and refined approach brought together by reacquiring the infinitely possible in lieu of reality. Cherundolo’s art uses the many faucets of life and the roles required to succeed in it, in order to craft a scene that captures the innocence of unbound and unpolluted beauty while weaving a tapestry of naturally present curves and momentum so prevalent in our day-to-day lives.

Home Designs

Artist Link: Kristie Cherundolo

Exhibit Location: Moosie's Ice Cream


Kyoko Umezu

Artist: Kyoko Umezu

Kyoko Umezu is a self taught artist that has been painting for a long time. She loves to paint flowers and landscapes. This is her first exhibit.

Artist Link:  Kyoko Umezu

Exhibition Location:  San Diego Poke Company

Lance Walsh — Ceramics

Artist: Lance Walsh

Creating ceramics is a constant journey. Beginning my journey 6 years ago as a Student at Clay Associates. Trying new glazes and different techniques keeps it fun and interesting. Mostly I like the experimental aspect of creative process, I never really know what I am going to get.


Laurie Nasica — Paintings

Artist: Laurie Nasica

Laurie grew up in Provence, a region of southeastern France; her curious mind took her to San Diego where she has been residing for the past seven years. Passionate about human rights and visual arts, she earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from San Diego State University while spending every free unit she had in the Art Department developing her craft. Her creative nature and love of cultural diversity inspired her to pass on her passion for the Arts and encourage people of all backgrounds to get in touch with their creative side. Laurie specializes in illustration and drawing. She regularly takes part in events organized by the local art community and her work has been featured in several art shows and galleries throughout San Diego.

Artist Link:  Laurie Nasica


Exhibit Location: Little Dame

Lenny Millones — Live Painting to Music

Artist: Lenny Millones

Artist Link: Lenny Millones

Exhibit Location: Alternative Healing Network

Leroy Davis — Paintings, Mixed Media

Artist: Leroy Davis

Drop by all day during the event for price specials throughout our menu.

Acrylics, Oils, Mixed Media, Ink

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Artist Link: Leroy Davis

Exhibition Location:  Little Miss Brewing


Linda Rubin — Mosaic

Artist: Linda Rubin

Linda Rubin, June’s older sister, is an accomplished artist despite being developmentally disabled. Linda has always enjoyed expressing herself through a wide range of artistic outlets, including her colorful attire and jewelry. Working in the art studio at Sophie’s Gallery she has created some lovely and intriguing artworks, not only on canvas, but on tote bags, hand-painted silk scarves, t-shirts, suitcases, mosaics and birdhouses. Considered “outsider art” her colorful and naive whimsical artworks express her love of cats, people, flowers, and home. Linda’s creations have been shown in group shows at Sophie’s Gallery, San Diego ArtWalk, Bread & Cie, and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Exhibit Location: Sophie's Gallery in Kensington

Little Dame — Handmade Goods

Artist: Little Dame


Tiny Badger Ceramic Vase

Cat sticker

Bunny by Emily

Exhibit Location: Little Dame


Luckie Pop Up Shop — Various Vendors

Artist: Luckie Pop Up Shop

LUCKIE hosts Pop Up Shops at various venues throughout San Diego where guests can enjoy an interactive shopping experience while enjoying house music.

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Artist Link: Luckie Pop Up Shop

Exhibit Location: The Rabbit Hole


Lyndon Kersee — Digital Art

Artist: Lyndon Kersee

Swing on by for an all day Happy Hour special during the event.

Dino Detective by bearmantooth

L'agneau by naiiade

Artist Link: Lyndon Kersee

Exhibit Location: Kensington Brewing Company

Madison Shea — Paintings and Photography

Artist: Madison Shea

Paintings, Graphics and Photography

Maple Springs

Artist Link: Madison Shea

Exhibit Location: Sabuku Sushi



Artist: ManRabbit

Stop by all day during the event for free samples of delicious treats.

Carla Naden and Lee Selman make up the artistic duo of ManRabbit.  The two met through a Craigslist ad in 2007 and formed Quiet Hero, a popular t-shirt company that was sold in Nordstrom and Fred Segal.  T-shirts were not the end game for either of them, and after deciding to leave the rat race of fashion they needed a new outlet for their combined creative energy. Turning to mixed media, their first piece was auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles and was bought by Richard Pryor’s wife.
ManRabbit has evolved into Carla and Lee making their mark in a male dominated art world. They collaborate weekly in a maelstrom of popcorn, bad TV shows, and a swirling pack of rescued dogs. You may catch glimpses of their life throughout their art, in pictures and ink spills and torn out pages from journals. At times Lee has cut out future pages of Carla’s day planner and surreptitiously placed them in more than one piece. Carla has since learned to not leave her day planner unattended.  Outside of ManRabbit, Carla owns Synergy Animal Rescue and works with senior and special needs dogs, she loves glitter and gold tattoos and the color fuchsia. Lee owns Paleo Treats® and practices Filipino street fighting.  Enough of this. You want good art? You want a good artist? Check out what we’ve done. If you dig it and it sings to your heart and you know you’re ready to step up to our jukebox of art and slip in a few quarters, we’re here.

Artist Link: ManRabbit

Exhibition Location: Paleo Treats

Mason Lodge Inside

Artist: Mason Lodge Inside

The performances have been relocated to the Kensington Club.  Please see the performance page for further details.

Exhibit Location: Kensington Club

Michael Nobel — Ceramics

Artist: Michael Nobel
My work in Ceramics is an exploration of nature as a medium to finding new self-truths. The forms that I work with explore soulful moments of life transitions as a son, father, and lover.  While studying ceramics at George Fox University I was introduced to Anagama (wood) and Raku firing. My foundation in art is based on the complexity that is explored in the Edo period of Japanese Art. 
Michael Noble currently holds the position of Associate at Clay Associates in San Diego, CA. His work in Ceramics for the last seventeen years has been in wheel throwing and hand-building. Michael has worked as an Artist in Residence at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. He studied art at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon and other schools in Maryland. 
Artist Link: Michael Nobel


Michele Valenzuela Pruyn — Artist

Artist: Michele Valenzuela Pruyn

I paint. Sometimes animals. Sometimes babies. Sometimes music. Sometimes feelings. I also hit metal with a hammer and make words and people wear it. 🙂

Artist Link: Michelle Valenzuela

Exhibition Location: Bine and Vine

Michelle Ferrera

Artist: Michelle Ferrera

I believe Art, in any form, is not only self-healing, but also provides a safe place to communicate and break down stigmas, taboos, and walls. There is beauty in flaws, self-reflection in creative expression, and connections through honest dialogue. From my garage studio, I turn my journal entries into freehand drawn, figurative portraits using pencil (sometimes incorporating mixed media) on handpicked, cut and framed wood panels. The inspiration for my art is simple #theartoflife.  MDFerrera Fine Art is a combination of education, practice, experience and experimentation; which allows my perspective as a female artist to remain traditional yet contemporary. Art is how I balance life, love, motherhood and the artists’ brain while offering hope through vulnerability.


Artist Link:  Michelle Ferrera

Exhibition Location:  Get Fit on Adams

Michelle Huber

Artist: Michelle Huber

Michelle is Owner & Principal Designer at MRH Interiors, a retail shop & showroom located in the heart of Normal Heights. We specialize in North African textiles, but also carry an assortment of home goods from local artists & craftsman. In addition to offering interior design & styling services, Michelle loves to get her craft on and party with friends.

Artist Link:  Michelle Huber

Exhibition Location: MRH Interiors

MIRA Group

Artist: MIRA Group

MIRA, a collective of women artists seeking inspiration, collaboration, and camaraderie was formed two years ago. Although as artists they express themselves through diverse media – it is with one voice that they celebrate and elevate feminine iconography, transforming symbology into a substance of presence.

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Exhibition Location: Sophie’s Kensington Gallery

Exhibition Source: St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

Music — Music

Artist: Music

There will be a full lineup of shows during the event, please refer to the performance page for more details.

Stage Location:  Lestat’s West

Exhibit Location: Lestat's West

Nicole Pisciotto — Photography

Artist: Nicole Pisciotto

Nicole Pisciotto is widely known in the healing, beauty and visual arts. She has a passion for creating positive change on the planet beginning with encouraging others to discover and connect to the inner light & peace inside of themselves.

A blend of creative vision, style, and compassion are words often used to describe Nicole’s approach to life. Embracing life as a free spirit she encourages relaxation and comfortable ambiance in all endeavors and invites you to do the same.

Artist Link:  Nicole Pisciotto

Exhibit Location: Shanti Spa and Gallery


Norma Cortez — Vintage and new jewelry

Artist: Norma Cortez

Norma Cortez has been collecting  and selling vintage jewlery for 20 years.  She has also been making her own jewelry for the past 5, principally featuring turquoise.

I love the idea of finding/uncovering a piece of sterling silver jewelry at an estate sale or antique shop and ushering it into a new life with a new owner.  It’s kind of like match making for jewelry. I’ve been at the vintage side for about 8 years and recently started to silversmith my own pieces.

Artist Link: Norma Cortez

Exhibition Location:  Twiggs Bakery

Normal Heights United Methodist Church

Artist: Normal Heights United Methodist Church

See performance page for musical line-up



Olivia Page — Caricatures

Artist: Olivia Page

Olivia Page is a digital caricature artist with over 6 years of professional experience. She began her career as a lead caricaturist at LEGOLAND California and has moved on to travel the country drawing digital caricatures for upscale special events and corporate functions. She has entertained thousands of happy customers with her cute and funny sketches at all sorts of special events including trade shows, weddings, proms, retirement celebrations, and more!

Artist Link:  Olivia Page

Exhibit Location: Barberside


Optimus Volts

Artist: Optimus Volts

His parents named him Isaac Coronado but you can call him Optimus Volts. Legend has it that at the moment of his birth; a Transformer disguised as a Mac Truck was in a three way collision with Mickey Mouse and a bus full of graffiti artists. The resulting explosion created an unstable art field that was absorbed by the newborn. His work is the mashed-up root pulp extract of 80s cartoons, spray paint Kung Fu along highway underpasses, the four color comics of every age, textile manufacture and whatever else he can work into the divine blender that is his head and his hands. Wherever the world cries out for art, he’ll be there. You can reach him anytime by using the Optimus Volts signal

Artist Link: Optimus Volts

Exhibition Location: Chez Rouge

Padgett Mason — Animals in Acrylics

Artist: Padgett Mason

Padgett Mason is a San Diego artist known for her Pet Portraits as she has the ability of capturing the unique personality of each animal.  Every piece is highly energized, colorful, and typically injected with a bit of whimsy.  Cats and dogs are the most popular subjects but all animals are possible.  The majority of her work is in an illustrative fashion full of character and humor.  She also creates realistic pieces, though they are often charged with color.  The Funky Feline series emerged 7 years ago.  Original artwork can be seen at Spanish Village in Balboa Park as well as Mission Federal ArtWalk and Art Around Adams.

Artist Link: Padgett Mason

Exhibition Link:  Mariposa Ice Cream

Papaha — Digital art, Paintings and Installations

Artist: Papaha

Papaha has been a working artist and designer for over 30 years in San Diego. Currently he has been exploring sculptural installations and site specific digital projections. The projections utilize various types of media including painting and digital animation, and are created for specific architectural locations and sculptural works. Papaha writes: “Art can no longer evolve except towards the Divine. Going into the 21st Century we find the mental and conceptual evolution of art has lost fulfillment and connection with the common man. To rekindle man’s aspiring oneness with art, we must now evolve from creating with the mind to creating with the heart, and eventually, with the Soul.”


Artist Link: Papaha

Exhibit Location: Papaha's Gallery & Studio

Paris Davis — Recycled Material Sculptures / Jewelry

Artist: Paris Davis

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1 Ton Donated Material

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Step One: Collect donations in the local community.

Step Two: Blend in a high-speed mixer until smooth. Consistency should be like caramel.

Step Three: Ride On.

Artist Link: Paris Davis

Exhibition Location:  Rosie O’Grady’s

Paul Elder — Paintings

Artist: Paul Elder

Personal artist for Ballast Point Brewery

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Art Print - Oktoberfest

Artist Link: Paul Elder

Exhibit Location: Beerfish


Paul Naylor — Painting

Artist: Paul Naylor

My name is Paul Naylor, I’m an illustrator/designer living in San Diego, where I’ve been my whole life.  I have been drawing since I was three, and currently specialize in acrylic paintings / illustration, and also enjoy logo and general design.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the Art Institute of San Diego in graphic design.  I’ve been lucky enough to perform and educate for audiences at the San Diego Zoo, Downtown Disney, and many other events around the US. I currently work with my friends and mentors at Launch Live Art, where I paint, perform, and have even played live percussion.

I was drawn to graphic design because I was intrigued by the idea of using typography artistically, and I’ve always loved art associated with underground music and film, especially from decades past where emphasis was heavy on hand-rendering. I also play drums in a couple local bands, and love when visual art and music can be combined. Big influences on my art include a long love of animals, old horror and sci-fi movies, vast natural landscapes (especially Yosemite), Godzilla, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mid-Century Modern design, and music.

Artist Link:  Paul Naylor

Exhibition Location:  Buddies and Babes

Peter Geise — Mixed Media

Artist: Peter Geise

Geise, a veteran of the San Diego scene, employs drawing, painting and collaged material with a  stream of consciousness style. The self taught artist utilizes abstract figures and non objective elements in his work.  Working along similar methods of Klee, Miro, and Picasso, Geise’s work is an “updating” of 20’s to 60’s abstract art. His work often features biomorphic “figures” or “glyphs” in formal and random or “automatic” compositions.  Geise works mainly with acrylic paint, collage and colored pencil. Additional influences on composition and theme include music (alternative rock, etc), classic film, “underground” comics, 1950’s Science Fiction, graffiti, and various contemporary themes.

Artist Link: Peter Geise

Exhibit Location: Zia's Gourmet Pizza


Artist: Ponce’s

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant will not have an artist day of, but they are are fully supporting Art Around Adams as a Community Sponsor with their community mission.

The Meza family is not here just to make money. They are here to enrich the lives of all the people who walk through the doors here at Ponce’s. This includes the employees – who are able to support their families, pay their rent, work their way through college, raise enough money to travel, or many other things we’ve yet to see; the guests – who are able to shed their stresses when they sit down to a comfortable, affordable meal at the end of a long work day, or to establish family traditions by gathering for a weekly meal, and so on; and the organizations that we support. It is through these filters that we view our success.  We’ve done it for over forty five years, and we hope to continue to do so for many more.

Restaurant Link

Pujari Scheaffer — Watercolor and Mixed Media

Artist: Pujari Scheaffer

Pujari Scheaffer is a landscape painter who uses watercolor and mixed media. He has exhibited in Northern California. Most of the paintings are California landscapes and also Tuscany, Italy.  Pujari’s love of nature and the outdoors in evident in his paintings. Pujari Scheaffer has been painting since he was a child, and he studied Art at Humboldt State University.

Exhibit Location: Zia's Gourmet Pizza

Rich Walker — Paintings, sculpture, murals

Artist: Rich Walker

My artistic focus is in the use of recycled, reclaimed, and natural materials.  I balance these mediums with colors, depths, textures and movement.  I work with metal, ceramic and wood.  I often use a combination of mediums within one project.  I enjoy the challenge of creating custom work, so consider contacting me.

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Artist Link:  Rich Walker

Exhibit Location: Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga


Richard Shaw — 3-D Wire Art

Artist: Richard Shaw

Whimsical Stories & Fantastic Realism Told with Twisted Wire & Mixed Media. Shipped anywhere from San Diego! Email:

Artist Link:  Richard Shaw

Exhibit Location: Clem's Tap House