Artists' Blog

Climate Park Project Exhibit

Climate Park Project Exhibit

I’m honored to be invited to participate in the first climate park in our nation. I’m a minimalist photographer and want to share the intimacy of my experience in nature. I approach my art meditatively, communing with the pregnant awareness that everything springs...

Painting Here and There

Painting Here and There

The previous year in the life of this painter—Painted in my own tiny yard during the first few weeks of lockdown, staying safe in my perimeter as instructed—experimenting with palette knives and finding a new, looser, freer style.Many early...

Elaine Unzicker & Silver Chain Mail

Elaine Unzicker & Silver Chain Mail

Did you know I also work in sterling chain mail? At least for a little while longer I can. I've slowly been using it up and have discovered it's not replaceable. And, this is even more delicate than the small ring stainless chain mail. It has a...

Carlos Grasso Light Show at Victoria Ave and Moon Dr.

Carlos Grasso Light Show at Victoria Ave and Moon Dr.

Hello Art lovers!Organized by The Ventura County Arts Council, I am honored to be one of the chosen artists to exhibit my piece COLORSPACE at the junction of Victoria Ave and Moon Dr in Ventura. If you happen to pass by at night there is a light show that makes the...

Artist for Peace Wins an International Award

Artist for Peace Wins an International Award

Here’s an image of one of my HOLOS designs which I titled Oneness. We are cells in a connected universe.I am so honored as I just received this 2021 award. https://thevisioneers.ca/connect/brian-bermanAs an “Artist for Peace” my life has focused on ways that art...

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Over a decade ago, I read Julie Cameron's book, "The Artist Way."  Like so many artists have experience, it is a wonderful journey and invaluable guide to living the artist life. I gained insight into understanding myself and my creative...

Exploring Still Life

Exploring Still Life

Oftentimes, artists are asked to submit to themed group shows.  I always seem to be 'that one' who never has something to submit within the required theme.  Sometimes, it is as simple as needing a 'landscape' or a 'still...

Palettes in My Mind from Beyond the Window

Palettes in My Mind from Beyond the Window

I love to jump in my car and head out of town for a day. Most of the time, I have only a general idea of where I am headed.  Open road without a plan. There is nothing better than a random day trip through the gorgeousness that California offers...

Blog post—Leslie Clark

Blog post—Leslie Clark

The lockdown has been very productive for me, but I have not been painting very much.  I have taken this year to realize something I have plotted for a long time—my memoir.  Digging into 25 years of journals, sketches, paintings, films and photographs has...

Fast Faces

Fast Faces

I’ve been challenging myself with ‘speed’ painting as an exercise to improve my drawing skills, explore color pallets and experiment with a variety of techniques. About a month ago I began painting portraits with a time limit of 3 hours. Most of them are about 2...

Weather Together by Duane Dammeyer

Weather Together by Duane Dammeyer

In this time of forced isolation and of living in a bubble, I've been thinking about the whole process of sharing your bubble with someone, growing older together and what that all means.  Out of that contemplation came my most recent sculpture-"Weather...

Jewelry is Wearable Art

Jewelry is Wearable Art

The diamond was established as a true betrothal stone by the fifteenth century,  symbolizing undying affection and the passion of love. Diamonds, of course are still popular, but when a client has me make a ring for them it’s not just a diamond ring - it’s an...

Milky Way Drifts Across the Lifeguard Tower

Milky Way Drifts Across the Lifeguard Tower

A man sits in the lifeguard tower enjoying the ocean waves and the peace and quiet of the night sky. He contemplates the Milky Way as it drifts slowly across the sky as it has done since the beginning of time.Lindsay ThomsonWebsite:...

Deborah Lyon’s new “Drifters” series

Deborah Lyon’s new “Drifters” series

I’m working on a new series documenting the desolate beaches during the pandemic. I look forward to seeing all of you again in the early summer months as we venture out increasingly and carefully. Until then, stay safe and be well. www.lyonimages.com

THE LAUNDRY SERIES

THE LAUNDRY SERIES

I am thrilled that The New Farmer’s Almanac Volume V publication has selected my essay on laundry and several of my photographs from The Laundry Series.  The publication will be released on February 1, 2021.   The Laundry Series In 1958...

Flag and Sunset

Flag and Sunset

A flag and sunset in honor of inaugural day.Lindsay ThomsonWebsite: www.lthomson.artEmail: lindsay.thomson.art@gmail.comCell Phone: 805.272.5990

Soni Wright FINALLY has a website

Soni Wright FINALLY has a website

Well now that I’m in my 9th decade, I guess it’s time to have a website!  With thanks to Deborah Lyon, you can go to www.soniwright.com and see my art – and even a blog and some inspiring prose/poetry.  It was a lot of fun putting it together,...

Dawn Patrol Surfer 2

Dawn Patrol Surfer 2

Some things in life are worth losing sleep over.View this image and others on my Fine Art America "At the Beach" collection.https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-lindsay-thomson?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=886116Lindsay...

SPARK TAYLOR’S ONLINE STORE IS OPEN!

SPARK TAYLOR’S ONLINE STORE IS OPEN!

I have many small, framed pieces at the store on my website, for last-minute shoppers! If you are local in Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara or the San Fernando Valley, I can deliver by Christmas Eve day. Use Paypal on the site, email me, or give me a call if you'd...

Live From The Field

Live From The Field

A while back I built a mobile studio into the bed of a pickup truck with no idea how useful it would be in a pandemic. It was a tight thing to design at about 50 square feet but with a brace of pencils and a pad of graph paper, it was eventually fitted out with a...

Eric Dubnicka – 2020 review

Eric Dubnicka – 2020 review

I am so grateful for the Ojai Studio Artists group and its hard working volunteer members. My first year in the group allowed me the opportunity to see first hand why it is so renowned and recognized and it has truly been a pleasure to be involved. The arc of my Ojai...

A basket of eggs for gifts

A basket of eggs for gifts

Each egg was created using wax and dye in an ancient and traditional Ukrainian method. They are available in my studioWho says we only gift eggs at Easter?Bernadettedipietro@gmail.comwww.Bernadettedipietro.com           Happy Holidays

Christine Beirne has an Online Store

Christine Beirne has an Online Store

I'm so excited to "Open" my online store. At the moment, I don't have too many items, it takes time to upload them - but I do have my 2021 calendars, and I have to admit, they are the best yet! Free shipping in the continental United States!to access the...

Giving Thanks – A Challenging Year for All

Giving Thanks – A Challenging Year for All

I am Giving Thanks, till the end of this year, with a GivingThanks coupon for 20% off any of my HOLOS Amulets. Please go to https://www.Holosamulets.com/store to see what I am creating with this design that enhances Love, Peace, and Unity.  Here are...

Animals Are Great

Animals Are Great

This is a portrait of Sacagawea. I love painting our animal friends. They are the best. Never has an animal I've painted questioned the composition, color, or even likeness of their portrait. Every animal friend I’ve painted has loved their portrait and some have been...

Mary Neville Art – A Dark Horse Year

Mary Neville Art – A Dark Horse Year

"Dark Horse" Mixed Media on Paper This year was a long shot, Sink or swim time. How do I buoy myself and maintain an art business? I found resources I didn't know I have. I added fuel to my artistic fire, and found ways to heighten my creative instincts. It has been a...

Eggs for Christmas

Eggs for Christmas

We can gift decorated eggs year round, not only at Easter Bamboocottagstudio@yahoo.comOr visit my website Bernadettedipietro@gmail.com

Yes, it really does….!

Yes, it really does….!

Change everything! Yes, art does change how you feel when you walk into a room. It can stop you in your tracks. It can wake you up or calm you down. To experience what I mean, have a look at my website page, “Art that Changes...

New Collages by Bernadette DiPietro

New Collages by Bernadette DiPietro

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 1:02 PM Bernadette DiPietro <bernadettedipietro@gmail.com> wrote: I have always had a fascination with paper and collage offers me the opportunity to deconstruct and then re-construct. These new pieces were created during our Covid...

Ted Gall Sculpture

Ted Gall Sculpture

I intend for my sculpture to be intriguing, both visually and psychologically, to probe the viewers' imaginations and to draw them into the pieces themselves, allowing you to come to your own conclusions.Ted Gall's large scale work  is on...

New Paintings by Spark Taylor

New Paintings by Spark Taylor

Exploring the local open spaces, where safety and beauty reside. It's good to spend time in the quiet, real places—and remember that life is good. Baby LemonBreak of DayFoggy MeadowGhost TreesHills to the SouthMorning at the DunesRancho Sierra VistaSunflower...

New series by Carlos Grasso

New series by Carlos Grasso

Very recently I’ve been working in this new series of “Circle” paintings on handmade indian paper. From colorful designs to straight monochrome, they gave me the possibility of exploring, helped by the “mysterious” free hand writings, the compositional space filled...

New Work by Martha Moran

New Work by Martha Moran

In such stressful times, I wanted to create pieces that were small and intimate and made me feel good.  Thus, the Goddess Eye Series. My Reiki Rocks are mini-rockstacks. I send healing Reiki energy with all my work and hope to bring a bit of Eastern Serenity and calm...

Carlos Grasso, New Work and Show

Carlos Grasso, New Work and Show

I am honored to be included in the "Open Show" of Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, curated by Shana Nys Dambrot. The show runs from December 12 until January 15, it will be online and also by appointment (if circumstances will allow). The chosen piece for the show is “Et...

Jewelry Ideas – Elaine Unzicker

Jewelry Ideas – Elaine Unzicker

I've missed seeing art enthusiasts like you and answering questions. It always leads to interesting discussions and a series of show and tells with surprises along the way. As my substitute, I can provide a few photos of my jewelry to entice you in your...

Sherry Loehr Blog post

Sherry Loehr Blog post

  I’m so happy to introduce “Off The Wall…Art to Wear” - This is a new  collection of accessories  and “wearables” —all inspired by my paintings.To shop or just browse, visit my website at  www.Sherryloehr.com .  

2020 International Photo Awards

International-Photo-Awards-Milky-Way.pdfThe 2020 International Photo Awards awarded my astrophotography image, "I Am Here." Said the Milky Way, an Honorable Mention Award. An international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120...

SHERRY LOEHR , See for yourself….

SHERRY LOEHR , See for yourself….

      See for yourself, what a difference art can make. Check out a new section on my website, www.sherryloehr.com. It features my paintings in all kinds of settings. And, wow, it really is true— you gotta have art!   Sherry Loehr1365 Shippee...

Art Show and sale

Hi all I will be having an art show & sale in front of Fox Jewelry ‘s for Ventura Small business day on November 28th, with three of my student”s, from 1:00pm until 7:00pm. I thank Debbie Fox for this opportunity she has given me and these other really talented...

Elaine Unzicker – EarthHeart Pendants Available

Elaine Unzicker – EarthHeart Pendants Available

My response to the 2017 Thomas Fire, the EarthHeart pendant, was first shown and sold at the 2018 Ojai Studio Artists exhibit "Scorched Souls". The vision of EarthHeart formed very clearly before I started to work on it. I could see the heart shape laying...

JULES WEISSMAN is Participating in Joyride Ojai

JULES WEISSMAN is Participating in Joyride Ojai

JOYRIDE OJAI is an art exhibition fostering community and supporting local artists. Installations will be located throughout the Ojai Valley.Oct. 9th — 11th, 202011 am — 6 pmSee the map at JOYRIDEOJAI.ORG for specific locations.From the event’s organizer, artist Cara...

Mary Neville – It’s always summer somewhere

Mary Neville – It’s always summer somewhere

Summer 25x25 Summer is waning, shadows now stretch across my courtyard and my succulents are happy for the shade. Pool toys have started to deflate and the elms are dropping leaves on the driveway and all over my car. Here, the orioles have left for now to seek a...

VIRTUAL ST. LOUIS ART FAIR-September 11-13

VIRTUAL ST. LOUIS ART FAIR-September 11-13

Please join me for the VIRTUAL SAINT LOUIS ART FAIR Coming Up Fast!The Show Dates are September 11-13 at www.saintlouisartfair.com where everyone can view new art from all over the country. There are around 125 artists participating in various mediums. And, many of...

Carlos Grasso – Black Matters…

Carlos Grasso – Black Matters…

"Artists—in all branches and disciplines—are the preeminent voice of both the collective and the individual unconscious. Art brings to the surface, to our awareness, all the processes that run deep, embedded, and often silently ignored within. As the ancient...

Valerie Freeman’s Sculptures online Artsy.net

Valerie Freeman’s Sculptures online Artsy.net

"ThoroughBread", whimsical Dada Luster Ceramic, is one of several sculptures via Online Exclusive: Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Virtual Artsy Exhibits!https://www.artsy.net/artist/valerie-freeman/works-for-salePreview OSA, Ojai Visions Part 2: exhibit...

Carlos Grasso – “Seclusion Artwork Sale”

Carlos Grasso – “Seclusion Artwork Sale”

Dear Collectors and Friends,First of all, wishing that you and all your loved ones are in good health (both physical and psychological) and doing the best you can to cope with this challenging period in our history as human species. As artists, in challenging...

re info from the butlers during COVID 19

re info from the butlers during COVID 19

Hi to our strong group of OSA artists, hope you are all safe and enjoying your creative self.I’m very excited as I just received a message from Denise Sindelar at the Ventura Museum and I just sold Willie!!!Kent has been painting up a storm and sold a painting the HOA...

Loch Ness monster

Loch Ness monster

I am happy to report the Loch Ness monster is alive and well and swimming in our barranca. Nessie agreed to pose for me this morning. This is her good side ;)Lindsay ThomsonCell Phone: 805.272.5990Email: lindsay.thomson.art@gmail.comWebsite: lthomson.art

Santa Paula Arts Competition

Santa Paula Arts Competition

I received lovely news this morning. My photo "Fill 'er Up' won 2 awards at the Santa Paula Society of the Arts completion. I won third place in the Juried Photography Division and first place in the People Choice Awards 🙂

The Mini-Tour is still on.

The Mini-Tour is still on.

The Ojai Studio Artists Free Mini-Tour will be on!Dear Collectors, Curators and Friends, If you were wondering about this Saturday March 14th OSA Studio Mini-Tour, we are still on!Wewill be taking all the necessary hygienic precautions for you to have a wonderful...

re from the butlers

re from the butlers

SO happy that my talented husband Kent Butler will be honored by Focus on the Masters this coming September 13th 2020 3:00pm-4:30pm at the Museum of Ventura County.Kent is so gifted with his talent, spirit and creative soul and has contributed so much to our Ojai...

Christine Beirne at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara

Christine Beirne at Gallery 113 in Santa Barbara

Join me for an opening reception at Gallery 113 on Thursday, March 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm as part of Santa Barbara's 1st Thursday Art Crawl. Gallery 113 is located at 1114 State Street in the Arcade. (Near the library and the museum)My exhibit, Abstracted...

Harvey Bunnies

Harvey Bunnies

Well, you might be curious to see rabbits popping up around Ojai in the next few weeks. OSA Artists Pamela Grau and Valerie Freeman assisted the Ojai Theater by painting the striking bunnies for their play Harvey, a 1944 play by the American playwright Mary Chase....

peirano art studio | february news

peirano art studio | february news

The Ojai Studio Artists will exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County February 29 - April 11. Please join us for the reception on February 29 for Mending the Divide.  Rootless, the international women artist group I belong to is together again for...