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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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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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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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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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The Flow of an Artist’s Soul

The Flow of an Artist’s Soul

When you experience a piece of art created by Erin Bowman, you see the artist. Everything you need to know is there before you: emotion, compassion and soul. There are themes of nature and connectedness, there is symbolism reflecting observations and connections. The patterns she uses expresses movement and the color she uses gives the art vibrant life. Erin’s work is a celebration of life in the positive playfulness that everyone responds to. You can’t help but feeling uplifted by…

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The Possibilities of Paper

The Possibilities of Paper

With all the varied surfaces that art is being created on, it was nice to see an exhibition that was centered around paper. The idea of art on paper may seem simple, but the detail, creativity and work that went into the pieces at the Art On Paper exhibition at Mike Hess Brewing, North Park, and presented by Art By Kami, was impressive. Many variations were represented and there were surprises as well.   Graphite on paper was represented exquisitely…

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