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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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.

Deconstructed: An Interview With Optimus Volts

Deconstructed: An Interview With Optimus Volts

By deconstructing and incorporating discarded cans and other materials Optimus Volts, a.k.a. Isaac Coronado, creates a unique style of visually striking, bold and colorful art. His is a unique style that stands out in galleries and exhibitions. Optimus Volts has a dedicated following and avid collectors. He routinely sells most of his works at each show. His solo show at Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar downtown, “Kill Bitches, Volume 1”, a take on the “Kill Bill” duo of films, was…

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Contemporary Contributions

Contemporary Contributions

   It is possible that we could look back on the mid-to-late 2010s as one of the most important periods for modern art in San Diego. We now stand at the onset of uncertainty and change that will drive art expression for years to come. As we have seen in the past, In response to the recent events, artists will inevitably be inspired to create impassioned art that reflects the sentiment, mood and scenes of this time.    The exhibition…

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