Artist Kene Lohmann

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Presented by  the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation

Kene Lohmann

Opening Reception
Eleventh Exhibition

 

@ 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 later spent a number of years in Hawaii, where he continued to study, paint and exhibit his works. His colorful landscapes invite the viewer into the painting for a visual escape. His love of nature and the world around us is captured in his works that dazzle the eye with their intense color palette. “I strive for that emotional reaction connecting the viewer to my work,” states the artist.

                                                                                           

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.

Artist Dawn Tappen

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Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents

Dawn Tappen

Opening Artist Reception

Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM

                    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.”

www.dawntappen.com/

El Camino High School Art Show & Reception

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Art Walls O’side @ O’side Bakery

Tenth Exhibition

El Camino High School                                      Student Art Reception

Friday, January 17, 2020

 

“O’side Art”

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

Oceanside is a California Cultural Arts District

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Dec. 11, 2019 KOCT – Voice of North County

 

Oceanside is one of only three designated California Cultural Districts in San Diego County. A 12-person steering committee comprised of talent from historical and arts organizations, lodging and business, city planning and economic development now focuses on the preservation and growth of the Oceanside California Cultural District.

This video was commissioned by the City of Oceanside to highlight Oceanside being designated as a California Cultural Arts District.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zO_lDG3VAk

O’side News: John Linthurst Opening Reception 11/21/2019

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Oceanside CA— Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation’s ArtWalls O’side presents local artist John Linthurst at Blade 1936, 401 Seagaze Dr. An opening reception will take place November 21, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm.
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.
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. 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 hand-painted 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 consist 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.”
His art is the result of periodic creative bursts of energy, that at times, have led him into writing ninety thousand word novels (Emma Isaacs 2009, To Live and Die in Mexican Water 2015) – to designing upside down hillsides of blue plants. Although he paints larger acrylics, and sometimes works with mosaics, photography has always been the driver, and an early avenue for expression. John completed the Photo Arts Program through Pasadena City College and then several additional sections at Cal State Fullerton where he eventually graduated with a degree in English (AMST). He has exhibited extensively, including a full year at the SD International Airport as one of the cities chosen Centennial artist. He also has had individual shows at the North Coast Repertory Theater, Solana Beach (20015), and a fifty five piece show at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (2013). John also has had individual selections hung in the Oceanside Museum of Art, consistently hung in Escondido Municipal gallery, as well as COAL Gallery (Carlsbad) and various government buildings in San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas as well as an artist invitation into Art Walk Laguna Beach. While the bulk of his photographic work is manipulated, in some manner or another, disqualifing him from being a photographic ‘documenter’, that flight allows him to proceed as a photo artist, often incorporating mixed media, to bend rules between reality and interpretation, by evoking elements created to alter the story. “If I can’t actually see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. An artist just creates it.”
Come by, Nov. 21 and judge for yourself.

Artist John Linthurst

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Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents

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

CA ArtNews: http://www.bobcoletti.com/CAArtNews/caartnewsNov2019.php

Artist Grace Shelley

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Presented by the Oceanside     Cultural Arts Foundation

Grace Shelley      Opening Reception

Ninth Exhibition

@ O’side Bakery

Oct 17, 7:30 PM

ARTIST’S  STATEMENT

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 SHELLEY BIO

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.

A portion of the sales from this show will benefit Graces’s favorite charity.

Grace@GraceShelleyArt.com
www.graceshelleyart.com
Facebook: @graceshelleyart.com
Instagram: @graceshelleyart.com

Sept 28 – Mission District Arts Festival

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Studio ACE has partnered with Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, Oceanside Public Library, and Friends of the Oceanside Library, to bring ART TO THE VALLEY with the  first annual MISSION DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00am  –  4:00pm
Location: Mission Plaza Real Shopping Center (between El Camino Real and Douglas— where Studio ACE is located)
Cost: FREE!!

This FREE family-friendly event will feature:
Artist’s booths, live music, delicious food, a Kids Corner with crafts & face painting, live mural painting and drum circle, Oceanside Public Library book sale and bookmobile, a visit from the Library’s mascot, Splash, free chances to win prizes, and more!

Artists or businesses can sign up for a booth to showcase their work for only $25 for the entire day. Nonprofit organizations can join for free! There are also open slots for musicians to play at the event throughout the day.
To sign up for a booth or a music slot (or to volunteer at the event), please fill out the form below by completing all *required fields. Once the form is submitted, please pay the $25 fee (if applicable) by clicking on the PayPal link.

Please contact ACE Executive Director, Julia Fister, at (760) 730-5203 or julia@studioace.org with any questions or for more information.