Artists Discussion Series













Artists Discussions Series

presented by 

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild and
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station


Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Location:  Dick Laub NTC Command Center
                2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Room 4

                ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station


The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild &
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Artists Discussions Series


We cordially invite you to join us for the ninth meeting of our FREE Artists Discussions Series

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Dick Laub NTC Command Center - 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Room 4
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station


Artists Guild and Liberty Station artists are encouraged to bring artwork to present to the audience during the first hour. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other artists and view each other’s works.


11:00 a.m. – Face It: Drawing Workshop with Jody Abssy


Enjoy a hands-on drawing workshop, Face It! You will experience new ways to see and draw the human face.  Live models guaranteed. You will leave with a smile on your face, a stack of drawings, handouts and new skills.  Bring a pencil, a marker and your sense of adventure.


Jody Abssy has taught drawing, painting and sculpture to art students of all ages wherever life took her.....Toronto, Ontario, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Naples, FL, Lancaster, CA and beyond.  

Happily settled in San Diego, she now teaches at the Ladybug Art Center.


Jody is the Historian for the Artists Guild.  She has the privilege of helping an intrepid team bring a century of the Guild's extraordinary history into focus for San Diegans today and tomorrow with the upcoming publication of our book: 100 Artist, 100 Years: A Century of Outstanding Artists.




There is no charge, however reservations are required to
Angelika Villagrana, (619) 222-1034 or


The Artists Guild is the oldest Support Council of The San Diego Museum of Art – www.




Saturday March 11 - Drawing Demonstration by Hyacinthe Kuller Baron

Saturday February 11, 2017.  Angelika Villagrana, monotype printmaking.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Dr. Ariel Plotek, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, lecture: What You See Is What You Get by renowned British artist Richard Deacon.

Saturday, December 10, 2016: Making unique gift boxes covered with Japanese paper with Angelika Villagrana

Saturday, October 8, 2016: Printmaker Julianne Ricksecker presents
Original Printmaking - Intaglio Techniques

Artist and printmaker Julianne Ricksecker has produced more than 300 original prints, more than half of them in a various intaglio techniques. While she uses a few favorite techniques most often, her explorations of printmaking have included a variety of processes including white ground etching, collagraph, viscosity prints, relief and intaglio prints, multiple plate prints and a la poupée prints. In this meeting, Ms Ricksecker will show actual plates and the prints made from them to demonstrate a range of possible platemaking and printing effects. She will print a small plate to demonstrate the inking and wiping process required in basic intaglio printing. Ms Ricksecker’s award-winning original prints have been included in numerous regional, national and international competitions.

Saturday July 9

From Clay to Bronze with Sholeh Ashtiani


Saturday June 11

Innovative Marketing Ideas with Catherine Newhart.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Jeffrey R. Brosbe - Travel Photography
Jeffrey has traveled all over the world to create his photographs.  He will talk about some of his more interesting experiences during his travels and also how he quickly composes and captures an image before it is gone.  Jeffrey’s website is:

Saturday, May 16, 2015  


Demonstration and Discussion of Printmaking Techniques 

with Printmakers Julianne Ricksecker and Angelika Villagrana.  


Printmakers Julianne Ricksecker and Angelika Villagrana will show examples of original, hand-pulled prints and discuss the various techniques of printmaking.  Attendees will also learn how to make and complete a monotype during the session.



Tips on Framing your Artwork

When:   Sunday, April 19 - 2 to 4 p.m.
Location:   John Baker Picture Frames -

4735 Point Loma Avenue, San Diego, CA  92107 (one block off Sunset Cliffs Blvd)

Mary Maslanik, owner of John Baker Picture Frames in Ocean Beach, is inviting Guild members to visit her frame gallery and give us tips on how to best frame our artwork.  Mary will also show us  her high-tech mat cutter and demonstrate how precisely it cuts mats.  If you supply the mat board and dimensions, she will cut mats for $7 a piece.


Direct Method Painting Techniques: Capturing a Moment in One Sitting - by Concetta Antico - March 21, 2015

The ART of Inventory - January 17, 2015
This lecture was videotaped live and is now available online - pay your fee below.
Organization and Categorization of Your Art Work: How to Track Inventory with Duke Windsor, former Artists Guild Education Chairman

(The video link will be emailed to you.)

Read More...   

Saturday, November 15 - 10 a.m. to 12 noon at NTC Liberty Station

Estate Planning for Visual Artists

Greg Murrell, Estate Attorney, will address Estate Planning for Visual Artists.

Greg will talk about the tax issues a visual artist may encounter upon death   Bring your questions about how you can more effectively plan your estate!



Having a Website That Works

Ann von Gal, from Olmstead von Gal Associates, spoke about the importance of having a Website that works to engage the viewer, social media (Facebook, linkedIn and Pinterest) and Search Engine Optimization SEO, and some great tips on how to do it.


Oh the Places You Will Go!   
      Marketing...That's the Ticket

with Mark Fehlman

    Saturday, September 20 - 10 a.m. to 12 noon at NTC Liberty Station


How do you create your life as an artist? Where do you want to go, and what do want to do? 

How do you stand out and how do you fit in?

  • What does your "artist life" look like in 5 years?
  • How do you want to be seen as an artist?
  • What events would you like to be invited to?
  • Is selling a priority?
  • Who is your audience?

Learn more about Mark and his work here:


Learn to Photograph Your Art

Saturday, August 16, 2014

10 a.m. to 12:00 noon 


Clear, professional photos of your artwork are essential to submit to competitions and for selling online.  Learn how to do it in this photography lecture with Jack Foster Mancilla. Join The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild for a photography lecture with Jack Foster Mancilla.  READ MORE...


Perspective Drawing - Workshop with Duke Windsor

April 16, 6 - 9 PM at Liberty Station

NTC Command Center

2640 Historic Decatur Road San Diego, CA 92106


Course description: Whether you draw or paint professionally, or just doodle for fun,

knowledge of perspective can make your artwork look more realistic and three

dimensional, and solve common compositional problems. In this easy, step-by-step

workshop, you’ll learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective, including:

vanishing points and horizon lines, how to make some objects in your drawings look

close to the viewer, and how to make others look further away. Plus, you’ll learn ways to

add a sense of depth to your drawings and paintings, even in those times when you may

not want to use formal perspective. 

Bonus: a demonstration of atmospheric perspective.

Total beginners welcome!

Please bring drawing pencils, red lead pencil,  pencil sharpener, ruler, sketch book for notes, and Magic Eraser.




The Airport’s Public Art Program

by Constance White, Art Program Manager, San Diego International Airport. 


Lecture Details:  

Wednesday, February 19  
4:00 p.m. . 
at the 
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s board room at the Commuter Terminal
limited to 20 participants - first come, first served. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.
Advance RSVP is absolutely required for this event. 


On Wednesday, February 19, 4 p.m., we will meet in the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s board room at the Commuter Terminal for a presentation on the Airport’s Public Art Program by Constance White, Art Program Manager, San Diego International Airport.  Following the lecture, Ms. White will give us a tour of the art at Terminal 2.  Please note that the lecture/tour is limited to 20 participants - first come, first serve.  If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to me at

Please RSVP to as soon as possible. This promises to be a packed lecture!



with Guest Lecturer Randy “RD” Riccoboni


October 16, 2013

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Library


Our guest lecturer, RD Riccoboni®, Randy to his friends, is an innovative, self-taught award winning artist and Best Selling Author who began painting at age four when he got into his mothers paint-by-numbers kit.


As is one of America’s favorite artists, Mr. Riccoboni is also an ardent historic preservationist and a cultural heritage storyteller in paint. In 2007, RD opened his popular Beacon Artworks Gallery into Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Birthplace of California and America’s most visited state park, which received “The Peninsula 2012 Readers Choice Award” for best gallery in San Diego. 

Recently RD also is the recipient of two 2012 “Making A Million Look Small Awards of Excellence in business and personal development. Winner of the 2012 American Arts Award, 1st Place for his painting Bicycles In A Row.

Mr. Riccoboni’s San Diego gallery represents the people of the region with his painting. His vividly colorful and expressive painting style awakens joy and optimism in his viewers, as he captures the essence of a person, building or place. 

Riccoboni is also the author of the bestselling book The Big Picture – The Seven Step Guide for Creative Success in Business. Where he shares from experience how he and other talented and creative people worked through obstacles to make their dreams happen and gives you innovative strategies and business tips for doing it yourself.

“Identifying Your Market – From Opening Your Studio, To The Art Walk, To Gallery”
guest speaker, Patricia Frischer

September 18th  
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Library


“Identifying Your Market – From Opening Your Studio, To The Art Walk, To Gallery” with guest speaker, Patricia Frischer at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Library All are welcome and for this inaugural lecture it will be free of charge.   Please RSVP at

Patricia Frischer is a founder and the coordinator of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, which funds the SD Art Prize , directory and events calendar and SmART Collector features. She has curated the Movers and Shakers: Who's Who in SD Visual Arts, Little & Large and Art Meets Fashion promotions.

Frischer has taken on the roles of gallerist, curator, writer, teacher, website coordinator and artist. Her many metamorphoses make her difficult to fit into any of the usual art world categories. She is author of The Artist and the Art of Marketing and has lectured extensively on marketing for artists.

Patricia is a trainer of artists' agents, art dealers, consultant and collectors (see ArtPro.)  Her own artwork has been shown internationally.  Her vision for San Diego in the near future is to see projects where all the professional visual arts establishments can come together as a united front to demonstrate the strength of the visual arts in San Diego to the region, state, country and the world.