Presents Artist Beverly Stuber
@ Mission Branch Library
Friday, March 27th from 5:30 – 7 PM
Beverly has been a member of the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance since the early nineties. She has been instrumental in providing spaces for local artists to show their work, first at the School of Art, then Bank of America, then at The Phantom Gallery in Artist Alley, and borrowing the conference room of Main Street Oceanside for the exhibits.
Then Bev worked with Parks and Recreation Department to hold art exhibits at the two Oceanside Senior Centers. With fellow members Mary and Joe Villela the Museum was persuaded to provide exhibit space bi-annually to Artist Alliance members which has turned into some of the best attended receptions and bringing new people to our area.
Bev considers her work to be impressionistic realism. You know what it is but reinterpreted somewhat. Most recently she has worked with Mary and Joe Villela, exhibiting at their Oceanside Art Gallery until it moved from Carlsbad back to Oceanside. Her work has been juried into exhibits at the COAL and Front Porch galleries. She continues to be a member of the OMA Artist Alliance, volunteering as needed.
For additional information contact the artist.
B.A. (Beverly) Stuber
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents
Opening Artist Reception
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM
“TO BE ABLE TO TRANSFORM MULTIPLE IMAGES INTO ONE AND CREATE AN ART PIECE…PRICELESS!”
About the Artist: I was born in Colombia, married the love of my life and raised two high-spirited and happy children. I live in Encinitas, one of the most exquisite cities inside America’s Finest City, San Diego, California.
Passion for photography was inspired by photographing my family. In 2011, I spent 5 weeks in India which allowed me to see the world differently through my camera lens. A new aesthetic was born within me; observation, color, humanity, life energy.
When I returned to San Diego, I toured every nook and cranny of my beloved city and beyond looking through this new prism. After some years and thousands of images collected, someone asked, what are you going to do with all those images? Well, in 2015 I was exposed to Photoshop Artistry with Sebastian Michaels and discovered the endless possibilities of using and incorporating my images into works of art. Inspiration and passion intensified. So my journey continues….
My desire through this medium “Digital Art” is to convey a personal expression more than a realistic rendering of a subject. I love “storytelling” through my art. I use Photoshop to transform drawings and my photography into many different styles of art. It can mimic different mediums – from acrylics to oil and pastels. Just as an artist uses a brush, a sculptor uses clay, I as a digital artist, use a computer screen as my canvas to create…this enables me to explore my imagination in infinitude.
Above is Trombone Fourth of eight Silhouette series. I’m fascinated by Tonal Value, it is an artist prize possession of artistic mastery. This art piece reflects my tonal awareness.
“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” -Robert Schumann
presents ArtWalls O’side at the Civic Center Library
Friday, April 3rd from 5:30-7:00 pm
Josephine Coyle – I believe all manifestations of art are landmarks in the progress of the human spirit as each work of art reveals something of the artist and of our world/universe. I feel my art speaks for itself – giving the viewer insights into existence, circumstances, and emotions = an additive and positive experience!
Josephine might well have been considered a child prodigy as the gift of art emerged at the age of 4. Growing up the message was often transmitted that art was not a viable career choice. However the prevalency of the gift and call to express was ever present.
In the sixties, in Florida, she commenced working in marine biology, coral reef ecology, collecting and cataloging fish, underwater still photography and filming. Josephine had photographs and article in National Geographic Magazine. Detailed pen and ink drawings of fish collected were done and published. During her years of diving and marine collecting she found new species of fish, mollusk and flora and has a new species of fish named after her.
Finally acknowledging and using her God given gift of art Josephine turned her attention to creating detailed pen and ink of animal life. This progressed into oil painting and sculpture. She began exhibiting in 1984 and had her first one woman show in 1989.
From 1989 to 1999 Josephine executed a series entitled “How a Woman Feels when….” symbolic images of women’s life experiences on the physical, mental and spiritual planes. One image, “How a Woman Feels when Liberated” was selected by NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) printed as a card and made available nationally. Another painting “Winged Hands of the Deaf” was released as a limited edition print/poster by the Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore, MD. During the years 2001 to 2008 she created large scale murals, scenic backdrops for plays, children’s programs and women’s conferences, did commissioned paintings and led drawing classes for children.
Josephine continues to paint images, in oil, acrylic and oil pastel, which are thought provoking and invite the viewer to venture inward. Selections of Josephine’s work are in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. archives.
Carrie Ventola – Do what you love and love what you do, always influenced by the beauty that nature provides you!
Raised in Tucson, Arizona and already a well-known artisan and craftsperson in New England, Carrie’s desire to create beautiful land and seascapes took hold long before her relocation to California in the 1990’s.
Her drive to create fully blossomed in California and with her move to sunny San Diego in 2001, she feels she has come full circle.
Carrie has been strongly influenced by a number of great Southwest, New England, and California artists. Defined by her trademark umbrellas, her gentle and sunny style reflects the beauty, optimism, and dreamlike qualities of Southern California. She has participated in numerous juried shows at galleries, corporate facilities, and public institutions throughout San Diego and Orange County, winning many best of show awards. Her paintings are displayed in a variety of private collections and corporate offices, throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
@ O’side Bakery
Thursday, February 20th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Born and raised in North San Diego County, Kene Lohmann grew up painting since early childhood, developing his passion for watercolor. He was privileged to study under noted San Diego County watercolorist, Thelma Speed Houston.
Kene’s watercolors are treasured in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe. His watercolors have earned numerous awards in juried shows and exhibitions. A portion of Kene’s sale are donated to different children’s organizations throughout San Diego County.
Kene will be donating a portion of any sales to
Studio Ace where he teaches classes in watercolor.
Opening Artist Reception
Third Exhibition @ Blade 1936
Dawn Tappen is an abstract painter who lives and works in Oceanside, CA. She received her B.A. at California State University of Northridge. Initially planning to pursue illustration, she spontaneously took an abstract painting class and became captivated with the freeing process of discovering the unknown, by layering and excavating paint to allow her creations to unearth and emerge in an organic process. With no expectation of the outcome, Dawn makes marks and layers, choosing colors intuitively as she allows her paintings to come to life. Her choices of mark and color are made in the moment, and even if not a completely evident part of the finished result, are part of the beautiful end creation in all of her work.
Ms Tappan has always been fascinated with nature. Taking adventures into the woods, turning over stones and collecting the creatures that were underneath are some of early childhood memories. Dawn reflects, “I picked up and analyzed everything. The endless shapes and sizes never ceased to amaze me, but it was the color, the endless color that drew me in”.
Through many transparent layers of paint she creates the translucent colors found in nature. Then like an archaeologist excavating a new site, she sands into my painting to reveal the layers of color built up through time. Creating a window through which the viewer can enter into the history of the painting. “It’s like being a child all over again, the excitement of unearthing something new and beautiful.”
Art Walls O’side @ O’side Bakery
El Camino High School Student Art Reception
Friday, January 17, 2020
El Camino High School Art reveals to the viewer a collective and multifaceted prism of students’ imaginations in our very own community. Their art reaches out from the Valley to the Pier and beyond, to showcase fantasies, dreams, and wonders. The oeuvre of traditional two-dimensional images you are viewing, ranges in style, media, and dimensions. The constant of the work, however, is our students’ unlimited creative potential in a world of constant technological change and diminishing imagination.
Diego De La Luz, Art Instructor
El Camino High School
“The Art of Photography”
Here at El Camino High School, students begin their photography journey with the basics of taking pictures with cell phones. Afterwards, they start to explore taking high quality photos with digital cameras. Once they have a full understanding of how to capture an image with the correct exposure, contrast, composition and focus, the next step is to add creative edits. With the use of the latest Adobe Photoshop software, students gain new insights as they explore various editing techniques. By the year’s end students have completed numerous photographic works of art that share their creative voice.
Anika Victoria-Wong, Instructor
John Linthurst Opening Reception
November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Second Exhibition @ Blade 1936
John Linthurst is a former Los Angeles resident who now resides in Oceanside. He has participated in numerous regional shows and has exhibited solo in notable venues throughout the region for many years. He graduated from the Photo Arts program of Pasadena City College, and went on to hone skills at CS Fullerton, taking odd assignments and learning much along the way.
The greater part of John’s life has been dedicated to various entrepreneurial pursuits and he has had a successful career in business and agriculture. Photography was one of his early avenues of expression and he completed the program at Pasadena City College – and then several additional sections at Cal State Fullerton where he eventually graduated with a degree in English (AMST). In his years in Pasadena he was fortunate to be called into projects by several of his photography friends attending nearby Art Center College of Design and learned greatly from the collaborations. At his creative zenith he was a rock and roll band photographer, with Van Halen and Joey Chamber , and then did a year stint as a roller derby photographer. (L.A. T-Birds} …. quite the adventure!
‘Coast Loco’ is beach specific series derived from seemingly mundane trips to the sand and collecting unremarkable pictures in volume. They consist primarily of multiple layered images taken from the same day’s excursion, and then reordered into a new reality – something the artist may find fitting – but not necessarily accurate. Some are handpainted with oils. The ploy becomes compositing interesting parts into a new whole, creating a beach culture fueled with madness and mass. That residual is what I am after; absurdity we can both laugh with, and at ourselves. These extremes can jockey from a quiet solitude, as nature can provide, to a testimonial of the human bio mass that can annoy to absurd proportion.
Essentially the ‘Oceanside Ally’ series was built around rain events downtown during the wet winter of 2019. In a sense, there is a majestic silence to each alley, a personality of sorts, weighted by history and a survivor’s wherewithal. Wiser they are, and if one is to draw art from them, you do it on their terms. The flush of a winter storm, and the residuals left over in puddles and mirrors, is the equivalent of an alley in full bloom. At least in this artist’s opinion.
John now prefers a contrarian application of photo technique; the more he can disrupt a ‘time and space document’, the better chance for defining a new reality from it … a manufactured reality. His photos consists of dozens of inserts, layers, text, pencil, paper, paint, and once even insects!
“I can’t remember the last time I used a photograph as a whole. I produce them, but tend to desecrate them with chaos or madness right away. Absurdity conveys better sometimes.”
Please contact the artist at: www.studiovistadelmar.com
Grace Shelley Opening Reception
@ O’side Bakery
Oct 17, 7:30 PM
This show has evolved over the past several years.I love experimenting with new ideas and styles, and though my art is based in photography, I consider myself a photographic artist rather than a purist photographer.
The genesis of the bulk of the show, the water lilies, koi, and succulents, grew out of my love of nature. I have long loved the work of the Impressionists — Monet and Renoir are two of my favorites. Georgia O’Keefe’s work has also been an inspiration.
There are also several abstracts here and as much as my soul is stirred by nature, the world that humans have created is filled with all sorts of visual arts that can be very surprising when one’s perspective of mundane objects shifts.
A frozen tide pool became “In the Beginning”; a rusty steel road construction plate a paean to love: “XOXO – Public Display of Affection”; and a macro shot of a rusty pile of marine salvage metal became “Aging Gracefully” — beautiful when capturing the colors in the iron ore. These are just a few pieces from my Mysterious Mundane series.
Thanks to the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation and the O’side Bakery for supporting solo artists. We appreciate you! Enjoy the show, and thank you also to all of you who take the time to appreciate and celebrate art and the artists who create it!
Grace wasborn and raised in Alaska and has spent most of her adult life in the western United States, much of it in California. She lived in Victoria, Canada for a dozen years; spent a year on the east coast, and currently lives and makes her art in Carlsbad, California near the ocean where she bicycles and walks daily.
Grace’s early life and exposure to nature in her home state of Alaska has deeply influenced her work. Growing up in small villages around the state as her government-employed parents moved from station to station with their FAA jobs, developed a deep appreciation for nature that still inspires her, wherever she is.
Grace’s imagination and creativity were honed from a very early age
In those tiny little towns nestled at the bottom of mountain ranges and on the edge of rivers. The cultural impoverishment–no art classes, theater, libraries or museums, no radio, television or newspapers—created a thirst for experiences, culture, and hands on knowledge for things she had only read or dreamed about.
Grace learned about great art and music through books and recordings that her parents had in their home. It wasn’t until her freshman year in high school that she took her first art class, and she was hooked. At twenty she began to realize her life’s dream of traveling the world and seeing the art, cities and cultures she’d hungered for.
Though she has always been a “creative,” she didn’t start her art career in earnest until 2015. Largely self-taught, Grace has emerged into a prolific photographic and mixed-media artist who has a heart for lost, lonely, and forgotten people.