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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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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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The Creative Balance of Art and Science: An Interview with Artist Melissa Walter

The Creative Balance of Art and Science: An Interview with Artist Melissa Walter

Melissa Walter has achieved that artistic nexus, where art at science meet and something extraordinary emerges. Her artwork is at once precise and loose.  Balanced geometric lines and solid tones fade into multiple points and scatter, leaving the void to be filled by underlying coloration. Wire and thread emerge from precisely cut holes in solid material to create patterns both beautiful and mesmerizing. Paper cut and manipulated or holes created in random precision give a feeling of order and impending…

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Impressions in Light and Texture: An Interview with Artist Matthew Snyder

Impressions in Light and Texture: An Interview with Artist Matthew Snyder

It is an exciting moment when you find an artist whose style captures your eye and transports you into that other-worldly place within your own imagination. That happened for me the first time I saw Matt Snyder’s work in August of last year.  Since then we have had a few conversations which are always interesting and intelligent. As luck would have it I was able to get some time with Matt this week and get some of his thoughtful insights…

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Local Arts Organizations Announce Scholarship Program for Emerging Artists

Local Arts Organizations Announce Scholarship Program for Emerging Artists

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door have announced a unique opportunity for local artists with this year’s The Business of Art scholarship in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy held on April 29 and 30. The Business of Art scholarship is awarded to one lucky art student or emerging artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork. The scholarship includes a…

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Optimus Volts Featured in This Week’s VOSD Culture Report

Optimus Volts Featured in This Week’s VOSD Culture Report

Optimus Volts a.k.a. Issac Coronado is mentioned in this Voice of San Diego Culture Report by Kinsee Morlan, where she talks about his Christmas tree sculpture at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for the toy drive cohosted by Alexander Salazar Fine Art and It’s All About the Kids® Foundation.  See the Art Guide San Diego’s interview with Optimus Volts here.