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SCAPES: Landscapes, Urbanscapes, Mindscapes

28 Jun 2018 1:24 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

Two award winning San Diego artists (both Artists Guild members) have teamed up to present “SCAPES: Landscapes, Urbanscapes, Mindscapes”, an exhibit of fine art at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village, Balboa Park. Julianne Ricksecker, painter and printmaker, and Jeffrey R Brosbe, photographer, invite the public to join them for an opening reception on Sunday, August 12 from 5 - 7 PM. The Gallery will be open  daily from August 7 through August 27, 11 AM - 4 PM or by appointment.

Jeffrey R. Brosbe has an eclectic eye.  His images, archival fine art photographic prints offered in extremely limited editions, represent things, “…that move me emotionally, intellectually, or, best of all, in both ways.”  His earliest saved negative was created in 1952.  His first solo exhibition was in 1995 and his last international honor was inclusion in the 51st International Exhibition at the San Diego Art Institute – Museum of the Living 

Artist.  His website is www.jeffreyrbrosbe.com.

Julianne B Ricksecker, an internationally award-winning artist, has exhibited regularly in San Diego for nearly 40 years. She presents realistic landscape imagery in pastel, monotype, intaglio printmaking (etching and collagraph), and watercolor. “Inspired and delighted by the beauty of landscape, I try to express the awe and wonder I feel through a variety of media.  I am fascinated with the effects of light on the colors and textures of the landscape, and with the rhythms and patterns of the shapes I see.   I hope to evoke in the viewer some of the pleasure, peace and joy I feel when I experience these natural wonders.” Her most recent international honor was the Public Prize at the René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking in Brussels, Belgium. Her website is www.artbyjulianne.com.


More about Jeffrey R. Brosbe

Jeffrey R. Brosbe has won numerous awards and is represented in distinguished collections internationally.  He does archival photographic prints in extremely limited editions as well as unique Polaroid manipulations.

His work has been selected for exhibition in the Melbourne Fringe Festival; international juried exhibitions; national juried exhibitions in museums, colleges, and universities; and juried exhibitions throughout San Diego County, winning special recognition and awards in almost all of them.

After decades refining his skills, he began sharing his work publicly in the early 1990’s.  He founded Beyond Words Fine Art Photography in 1994.  In 1997 he was chosen by the City of Carlsbad (California) Arts Commission as one of the first to do a major installation.  His most recent honors include being selected by Black and White magazine for the 2017 Single Image Awards issue and given the special recognition award by the Photo Arts Group for work submitted to the International Exhibition of Photography at the Del Mar (California) in 2016.

While the essence of his work is about light and shadow, he has an eclectic eye with a distinct bend to photojournalism and street photography.  

He says:  Visually, my work is built around shape, light, and shadow.  The essence of my images however are moments in time which, in their contemplation, communicate my personal response to the world which is sometimes a wry, ironic smile; at others awestruck; and sometimes in a realm between these poles. The creation of an image is the same as the creation of a Haiku:  It should be whole and meaningful in itself while providing greater insight when pondered further. 

His online portfolio is located at www.jeffreyrbrosbe.com.

More about Julianne B Ricksecker

Ricksecker is well known for her work in various techniques of original printmaking.  She works most frequently in á la poupée color etching, a relatively rare practice among artists today. Julianne’s color etching process renders sumptuous color with unusual depth and richness for metal plate printmaking. 


Another favorite technique is monotype, or one of a kind prints. She has developed a monotype technique, using water-soluble oil-based paint on plexiglass to render intriguing one-of-a-kind “painterly prints”, transferred to paper on the etching press or by rubbing the back of the paper with a wooden spoon.


Ricksecker loves landscape. She finds inspiration in our national parks such as Zion, Yosemite, and Glacier and in local California scenes of Big Sur, the Cuyamacas, Torrey Pines, and the Anza Borrego Desert. Her medium changes depending on the particular inspiration and her work ranges in size from miniature prints at 2” x 2” to full size watercolor at 22” x 30”. While she occasionally paints “en plein air”, she is more likely to bring home inspiration in the form of hundreds of photographs taken on hikes and during road trips. At home in the studio, she uses these images to create her works of art.


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms Ricksecker has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Newport, Rhode Island, Rouen, France and Yokosuka, Japan before settling in San Diego. She has exhibited in local, national and international exhibitions. She has won numerous awards, including 2nd place award at the 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk Connecticut.  In 2018, her work appears in the 9th INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNIAL - DOURO 2018 in Douro, Portugal, the 38th MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL OF CADAQUÉS 2018 in Spain, and René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, as well as numerous group exhibitions in San Diego, CA. She exhibits at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery and SmartSpace Galleries in San Diego and Vista.

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