Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Fiber & Book Arts 2010 (West Coast)
Sept. 1 - Oct. 1, 2010
Reception: Sat. Sept. 11th. 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fiber & Book Arts are highlighted in exhibitions featuring over 60 artists from the West Coast of the United States at the Escondido Municipal Gallery in September. This bi-annual exhibition features artists from Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and California. Fiber and book art materials in the exhibition include crochet paper, traditional hand loomed Shibori,hand dyed and woven silk, water color tint papers, pine needle basketry, beading, quilting, knotting, knitting, tapestry, textiles, weaving, encaustic fiber, and woven felt.
Juror : John Marshall
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Memories in the Making, a fund raising event sponsored by the San Diego Alzheimer's Association paired local artists with persons who have dementia and memory loss. The work of art was created in a Memories in the Making class and this art was placed side-by-side with a piece of art created by a local artist who found inspiration in the original artwork. These companion pieces of art work will be featured at an Art Auction Fundraising Event Monday October 4, 2010 at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego CA. Three of the local artists are Josie and Al Rodriguez and Viviana Lombrozo. "I was moved that I could meet the artist whose work I interpreted in my encaustic art. Her name was Rosemary and loved the idea of being an artist for a day!" Al's piece was a beautiful accordion artist book, a memorial to his mom who recently passed away from Alzheimer's, and Viviana's, an exquisite art quilt.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Also, San Diego Art Institute. My encaustic piece, "Trapped" was accepted. I am thrilled by both of these acceptances. You never know. Just keep on keeping on. My goal is to continue to work on my art and enjoy the process.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Once I left the conference, my husband Al met me at my sister's house in Ashburn, Virginia. There our 3 week road- trip adventure began as we explored parts of Virginia, Lancaster and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. We stayed with family and friends. Loved the green rolling hills and history of Virginia and Pennsylvania, and art, museums and galleries in Washington DC. culminating in seeing the 4th of July fireworks in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Awesome. Plan to go back...soon.
I promise to post lots of information really soon about my ALLEY ART PROJECT--a project that has taken on a life of its own.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The reception for SD Book ARts National Juried Exhibition today was well attended and great fun. I especially enjoyed talking with a young UCSD student who made a point of telling me that she really enjoyed my book, "Prescription for Poetry." Her enthusiasm for seeing all of the selected books was contagious. Speaking with the juror was a treat as I was able to discuss my vision and
process of creating this artist book. I have always believed that writing is universal in its ability to heal the spirit. I placed my original poems in prescription bottles with the prescription that said, "read or write a poem each day or as needed for health and healing." I was touched by the kind comments I received.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Artist’s spring cleaning yields giveaway gallery
BY DIANE BELL, UNION-TRIBUNE COLUMNIST
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010 AT 12:02 A.M.
On a wooden fence along a one-block alley in Mission Hills hang paintings one would expect to see in someone’s living room. A sign beside them invites: “Free artwork. OK to take it if you like it.”
Behind the green fence on Goldfinch Place is a home and art studio. Inside, Josie Rodriguez often can be found sketching, creating abstract acrylic paintings or collages and preparing art for shows. Her artwork is on exhibit at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, The Gathering restaurant in Mission Hills and the Lyceum Theatre, and she teaches encaustic art at a San Diego Art Institute studio.
Like many artists, she suffers from an overload of ideas and a lack of space. Spring cleaning for Rodriguez means making room for new art creations. So a few months ago, she put some older paintings outside by her trash collection area. A few hours later they were gone. She put more art out, and again it disappeared.
Selling her artwork through galleries and exhibitions and doing commissioned work is great, Rodriguez said, but she was jazzed that a gentleman told her husband one day that he loved a painting he picked up so much that he gave it as a gift. After that, Rodriguez officially gave birth to her Alley Art Wall.
A recycler at heart, she decided that whenever she had extra art she would hang it on the fence for passers-by to take.
I drove by on a Wednesday when four small paintings decorated her giveaway gallery. On Thursday two remained.
“I won’t have art there all the time,” said Rodriguez, noting that her art wall will come and go as space dictates.
Clearly, she has perfected a second art — the art of giving.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The past month has been spent sopping up after the huge rainstorms we had, dealing with a few medical situations and submitting work for juried exhibitions for International Encaustic Artist Association and San Diego Book Arts. The past few days have been absolutely beautiful, warm and clear—perfect days to finally work outside on encaustic projects that I have been wanting to do.