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December 2018

Artist Blake Kern

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Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation to Hold a Special Art Walls Exhibit Honoring Blake Kern- December 18, 2018

Blake is an Oceanside resident and has lived in North County since 1975: Married for 47 years with two adult children, and two grandchildren. She is a retired educator (2008) who now has the time to explore her personal creativity. She joined the Artist Alliance through the Oceanside Museum of Art in the fall of 2007 and has been trying to establish a reputation for creating unique, one-of-a-kind altered and hand-made books as well as Altar (art) boxes. She has participated in many shows at the Oceanside Art Gallery, Oceanside School of Art, Jazzercise Exhibits, Oceanside Art Walk, and Art in the Alley in Oceanside. She has sold many pieces, and has been praised for her distinctive style.

Blake enjoys writing poetry which becomes the story behind the art in her sometimes rather dark and mysterious books. Creating altered books and altar boxes is a way for her to focus on a particular theme and develop the layers of texture and 3-D effect that is not obtainable with canvas or paper. She explains her process as follows: “I begin with an idea or sense of where I want to go, and by the end finds myself somewhere unexpected. The piece just takes on a life of its own, and I know when it’s done because it just feels right.” Blake’s goal is for the viewer to have a visceral reaction; to explore the box or book and discover the tiny details and symbolic messages that it contains. Not only does she want to evoke an emotional response, but she wants to tell a story.

Contact Info:
blake.kern@outlook.com
760.439.0928

Artist Susan J. Osborn

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Art Walls O’side
Fourth exhibition

Susan J Osborn December 13 – February 11, 2019

 

 

 

“Matisse’s Studio/Freedom” Art Walls exhibition

M.A. Visual Art and M.A. Education, San Diego State University-Now working full time in her studio. Ms. Osbornpreviously taught art at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, the San Diego Art Department, Southwestern Community College and seventeen years at The Bishops School in La Jolla. Her work is included in various collections in the United States, Denmark, Japan and Spain. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women. Among her many awards, she has received a Visual Artists Assistance Award from the State of California (1977.)

“Matisse’s Studio/Freedom” Art Walls exhibition

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS include:
2018 “Survival is Insufficient” Oceanside Museum of Art
2017 “Wings and Whimsey,” Encinitas Library
2016 “Part and Parcel,” San Diego Art Institute
2015 “Colorful Marks,” Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA
“She Says…,” Next Door Gallery, San Diego, CA
2012 “Wings and Whimsey,” San Diego Art Department
2011 “Demented Dolls and Devices,” San Diego Art Institute
2010 “Crosses, Shrines and Tributes,” San Diego Art Institute
2009 “Evolutions,” San Diego Art Department, San Diego, CA
2007 “Pastel Views,” San Diego Art Department,
2006 San Diego Hospice Exhibition, Third Ave., San Diego, CA 2004 “Small Constructions” at San Diego Hospice
2003 Ariel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 “Artists Guild Presents”, (exhibit of four selected artists), San Diego Museum of Art
1997 “Myth and Animals,” The Art Union Gallery, San Diego
1995 “Painting: Three New Directions,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista CA
1992 “Landscapes,” Stephen Clayton Gallery (Addi Galleries), Coronado CA

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:PERMANENT COLLECTION: Museo Internacional de Electrografia, Universityde Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain, 1990

 

 

 

INCLUDED in Who’s Who of American Women, 25th edition (2005 – 2007); Who’s Who in America, 60th anniversary edition; Artistic Photographic Processes, Suda House, Amphoto Books (Watson-Guptill), New York, 1981; Michelangelo, His Life and Works with Pictures and Stories, Otto Mower, Ph.D., 2004; cover design for On Zion’s Hill, Anna Small Roseboro, 2015.