Sunday, September 19, 2010

International Encaustic Artist Retreat ( Advance) San Francisco, CA

Al and I will be driving up to San Francisco this Tuesday to attend International Encaustic Art Association Retreat ( Advance). I have been asked to speak as a panelist on the topic of Artists Studios, specifically my indoor/outdoor studio that was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Will share more information later.

West Coast Fiber and Book Arts Exhibition

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

Artist's support Alzheimer's Research and Education

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.