Julie Grist: Pedaling Provence

Julie Grist: Pedaling Provence

Provence on bicycle. What a way to start traveling again – and luckily scheduled during Ojai’s heat wave of September.  No paints or easel, but a sketchbook was packed along with cycling gloves and sunglasses for a six day road tour on bike through one of...
Julie Grist: The Personalities of Old Phones

Julie Grist: The Personalities of Old Phones

Where have all the landlines gone?  Really, it’s only been about fifteen years that cell phones have become ubiquitous  – and how quickly we’ve lost all the character and personalities of the telephone. I started a painting series on old phones (oil...
Joint Fundraiser with OLVC a Success

Joint Fundraiser with OLVC a Success

We joined forces with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy on Saturday May 14, 2022 to bring artists and naturalists together for an evening under the oaks at the OVLC Ventura River Steelhead Preserve. “Art in Nature’s Wonderland” drew close to 300...
A Shibori Afternoon

A Shibori Afternoon

Ten artists met on Monday May 9, 2022 to create some Shibori banners for the upcoming OVLC/OSA event on Sat May 14th. The group enthusiastically learned how to fold paper and dip in  dyes to create their own interpretations of the classical Japanese...
Julie Grist: First Timer, Studio Tour

Julie Grist: First Timer, Studio Tour

I’m a new member of OSA, so I believe I’m allowed to call myself a First-Timer, and enjoy it for what it will be. I’d like it to be PERFECT but imagine, as usual, I won’t be quite ready and will still be sealing frames and printing out logos...