The Journey to Peace – An Interview with Artist Jason Humphrey

The Journey to Peace – An Interview with Artist Jason Humphrey

Jason Humphrey is a skilled artist and one of eight featured at this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy. Jason’s story is of self discovery, evolving from a troubled youth to an accomplished artist. Jason was kind enough to share correspondence and give us a glimpse into his journey. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Congratulations on being a featured artist at this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk. How did you learn that you were chosen? Jason Humphrey: Thank you!…

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View Into the Craft – Artist Talk at Sparks Gallery

View Into the Craft – Artist Talk at Sparks Gallery

I recently heard someone explain that the difference between art and craft is that art is the finished work, and craft is the process. Even though we enjoy an artist’s finish product, rarely do we, as outsiders, get to see the craft and all an artist goes through to get to the piece we see displayed. That’s what is great about artist talks, having the privilege to hear the about process, struggles and successes.  Many times we learn something surprising,…

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Thumbprint Gallery Show Gets Attention Beyond San Diego

Thumbprint Gallery Show Gets Attention Beyond San Diego

The Strange Dreams Surreal Art Collective and Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla are getting some attention beyond San Diego. The arts and culture magazine YAY! LA did a spotlight piece for the show ‘Nightmares’ that is on display at Thumbprint until May 7th, 2017. The Strange Dreams collective is an international group of 25 artists, which include San Diego artists Evgniya Golik and Nonie Cruzado . Visit the Strange Dreams Surreal Art Collective or Thumbprint Gallery websites for more info: http://www.thumbprintgallerysd.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ThumbprintGallery/…

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Today is Slow Art Day

Today is Slow Art Day

Today is Slow Art Day, and there is one local San Diego gallery participating. This is the eighth year for the event that event reminds us that it is important to spend more quality time with the art we visit, especially the ones that resonate with us. The idea behind the event is to visit a museum or gallery, take some time with art, to really look at a piece and get intimate with what it says to you, and then share your…

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Deep Expressions: An Interview with Michelle D. Ferrera

Deep Expressions: An Interview with Michelle D. Ferrera

The art of Michelle D. Ferrera is a journey into emotion and self exploration. The wood she creates on is an extension of the natural beauty of her subjects. Her work has been displayed all around San Diego County and continues to gain accolades for its passion, grace and elegance.  I caught up with Michelle this week and was able to interview her via correspondence, between her many responsibilities. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Hi Michelle, thanks for taking…

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Local Artist Awarded The Business of Art Scholarship – To Be Featured at 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk

Local Artist Awarded The Business of Art Scholarship – To Be Featured at 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk

SAN DIEGO, California – February 20 – Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeish at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30.  Mikaela was selected as this year’s The Business of Art scholarship awardee.The Business of Art scholarship is awarded to one lucky art student or emerging artist who has a body of work to…

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Where Is The “A”?

Where Is The “A”?

A recent article published by The Voice of San Diego has prompted a look into the A (art) portion of the IDEA concept for property development in the East Village.  The IDEA that “A” be included in the development of the East Village is an awesome thought. At the moment it is mostly that, just a thought. I frequently walk the streets of San Diego, in particular those of the East Village. The latest art installation, which is almost 2…

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The Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Erica Putis

The Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Erica Putis

This week I interview the multi-talented Erica Putis.  She is a renaissance woman, producing an impressive amount of diverse work. She was able to break away from her many responsibilities to spend some time to chat online. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Hi Erica, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day! Erica Putis: Thanks for having me! AGSD: I know you are an artist of many mediums, sculptor, gallery curator, musician, clothing designer, skincare alchemist, makeup artist…  All…

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Art of the New Economy: An Interview with Alex Dikowski

Art of the New Economy: An Interview with Alex Dikowski

It has been a busy time for Alex Dikowski, going from one side of the country to the other showing work for his exhibition “Attention Economy”. He now he has new work and a new show at Basile IE opening this Saturday, February 11th. Alex took a few moments from his busy last minute preparations to answer few questions. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: It has been a couple of months since I last saw you at Art San…

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Discovery and Dedication: An Interview with Patric Stillman

Discovery and Dedication: An Interview with Patric Stillman

A life’s journey can take many paths.  For Patric Stillman that journey has sometimes taken the parallel paths of artist, administrator and mentor. His accomplishments as an artist and and mentor have influenced many in the San Diego art community, and as director of The Studio Door has given exposure to many other artists. I chatted online with Patric this week to find out where that journey started and where is has taken him. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego:…

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