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Barb shared last weeks finished painting.

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Here we are last year in the same place!

Mission Bay called and we answered, no roller coaster thrills in motion, but on paper we did it up big time.

REMINDERS:

Weds. Painters

Feb. 22, Del Mar Sopping Center

Drop Off for next show: Feb. 25

First Friday: March 3

 

 

img_1427Wednesday painters bridged the gap, in Balboa Park and got some great paintings on the Laurel Street Bridge. One major reminder for next time we meet there, parking does not start until ten o’clock, so our early people didn’t find us there earlier.

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Weds. Painters 

2/15   Mission Beach  Roller coaster and rides

2/22       Delmar Shopping center

 

FirstFriday March 3

Next Show drop off- Feb 25

BlogChallenge – boats

NEXT MONTH Demo Sat. Paintout:

3/11 Kit Carson Park with Shuang Li

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Tomorrow Mission Bay Roller Coaster and Merry-go-round. This is Jay Andrews version.

 

img_9720PAINTOUT  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11!!    9:00 AM
The Saturday Feb 11 paintout is going to be your Valentine treat!  The demo artist is our Sweetheart of an artist, Shuang Li!  Shuang was born and raised in China where she was classically trained in art.  She has a BA in Graphic Design and a Masters in Art History.  She also received a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Oregon. Shuang is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, NWS,  and the San Diego Watercolor Society, SDWS!
Shuang Li follows the traditional “En Plein Air” impressionism in her paintings.  She paints primarily on location but also in her studio.  Her main objective is to recreate nature’s beauty by capturing the mood and color of a scene and to seize the light!  Shuang’s are rich in color, mood, atmosphere and action! Every time we have her demo it is like taking a workshop.  She has the ability to share the secrets of watercolor and enjoys doing so to help all of us succeed in our journey as artists.
The many awards and honors are too many to list so please visit her website at www.shuangliwatercolors.com.
Our paintout is going to be located at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.   The address is, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido.  This is one of Shuang Li’s favorite places to paint.  It is a large park with a duck pond, trails, people, trees, flowers, sculpture garden, and buildings.  We have never had a paintout here so it will be like a Box of Chocolates!  Bring a sack lunch and picnic with your paint!
Directions to Kit Carson Park–Take I-15 North to Escondido.  Take exit 27 that is Via Rancho Pkwy and turn Right onto E Via Rancho Pkwy.  Continue onto Bear Valley Pkwy.  Turn Left onto Amphitheater Drive.  Continue straight onto Entrance Drive.
BE MINE, VALENTINE and join us at the paintout!  All levels of artist are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The demo starts promptly at 9 am with the critique of  LOVE will be at 12:30.

REMINDERS:

Weds. Painters

2/15               Mission Beach  Roller coaster

2/22                Delmar Shopping center

Demo Sat. Paintout: 2/11 Kit Carson Park with Shuang Li

FirstFriday Feb 3

Next Show drop off- Feb 25

BlogChallenge – boats

Ten of the top art curators out there right now.

1. Hans Ulrich Obrist: Zurich-born Olbrist began curating in his kitchen (you read that right) at the age of 23. These days, he is a giant in the field. As artistic director at London’s Serpentine Galleries, co-editor of the art revue Cahiers d’art, and author of his own Interview Project in which he has recorded nearly 2,000 interviews to date, Olbrist has been called “the curator who never sleeps” by New Yorker Magazine. Brainard Carey also interviewed him for Yale University radio.

2. Massimilliano Gioni: By age 30, Manhattan-based curator Massimilliano Gioni was co-director of the Venice Biennale. His work has found its way to Tate Modern, among other venues. He is artistic director at the New Museum in New York City.

3. Thelma Golden: One of the two originators of the term “Post-Blackness,” Thelma Golden grew up in Queens and cut her teeth while still in high school as curatorial apprentice at the Met. She has curated at such venerable museums as the Whitney Museum of American Art, and these days she is director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

4. Paul Schimmel: This former chief curator for Los Angeles MOCA is known for his philosophy that artists, not curators, should take the lead. Following his MOCA tenure he partnered with Swiss based gallery Hauser & Wirth going on to open Hauser, Wirth, & Schimmel in Los Angeles in 2016.

5. Gwen Chanzit: For over 30 years, Gwen Chanzit taught at University of Denver. She serves as curator of modern and contemporary art at Denver Art Museum (DAM) and recently mounted an unprecedented exhibition of Women in Abstract Expressionism.

6. Amanda Hunt: During her brief time at Harlem’s Studio Museum, Hunt has already made a name for herself with the show “A Constellation” which featured work depicting African diasporic history. Before Moving to Harlem, she shook things up at LAXART in Los Angeles.

7. David Moos: A former curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Birmingham Museum of Art, David Moos now heads up David Moos Art Advisory. In addition to this he is a contributing editor at two publications, Art Papers and Art Us. The Canadian comes from an art curation dynasty. His father, Walter Moos, was an influential art curator in Toronto.

8. Selene Preciado: Her career has found her as curator in places like the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and MOCA in Los Angeles. Presently Preciado works as a program assistant for the Getty Foundation, the Los Angeles based foundation for preserving and continuing visual arts.

9. Piper Marshall: Mary Boone, a New York City art magnate, plucked Piper Marshall from her Ph.D. program at Columbia to curate six shows in her uptown and downtown NYC galleries. At just 30 years old, Marshall is already a force to be reckoned with in the world of art curation.

10. Okwui Enwezor: In 2014, this New York and Munich-based curator was named the 24th most powerful person in the art world. He is adjunct curator for the International Center of Photography in New York, a fellow at Whitney Museum of American Art, and director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. In 2013, the Nigerian born Enwezor was appointed the first African born curator of the Venice Biennale.

REMINDERS:

Weds. Painters

2/1                  La Jolla Cove

2/8                 Laurel St Bridge into Balboa Park

2/15               Mission Beach  Roller coaster

2/22                Delmar Shopping center

FirstFriday Feb 3

Next Show drop off- Feb 25

BlogChallenge – boats

img_0841 First Fridays bring the faces in so you can place a face with a painting! So come and have a nosh and a drink and meet the artists.img_0850

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Keiko came in town for her demo with us.

REMINDERS:

Drop Off: Jan 28

FirstFriday, Feb 3

BlogChallenge– draw or paint a piano Keyboard

 

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Lorri did an exception job

 

REMINDERS:

1/25  Kensington District Near sign over street or Ladybug Art gallery 4685 Biona

Drop off next show  January 28

FirstFriday Feb 3

January Blog Challenge is music to your ears- paint or draw a piano keyboard.

Check out this site for inspiration to boosting your art:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/artbiz/Reports/golden-rules.pdf

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1/18               Old Globe theater in Balboa Park

1/25               Kensington District Near sign over street or Ladybug Art gallery 4685 Biona

Drop off next show  January 28

FirstFriday Feb 3

January Blog Challenge is music to your ears- paint or draw a piano keyboard.

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