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  • 5 Jun 2019 10:08 PM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)

    Julianne Ricksecker showing collagraph print

    at the

    Front Porch Gallery Exhibit

    2903 Carlsbad Blvd.

    Carlsbad, CA

    May 20, 2019 - July 14, 2019

  • 5 Jun 2019 7:26 PM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)


    by Sue Zinngrabe Gold 

    at the

    Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library

    Community Room

    9005 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123

    June 1 to August 23, 2019

    Call the library at 858-573-1396

    to find out if Community Room is available for viewing.

    ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3-5pm

  • 30 Jul 2018 8:10 PM | Susan Ashley

    The online show of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS is featuring my watercolor, acrylic and collage artwork called, I'm All In. The show is ABSTRACT: The Space Between. The show was from June  through August 3.

  • 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.

  • 4 Mar 2018 7:23 PM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)

    Carol Mansfield and Sue Zinngrabe Gold have work in the current show "GLOW" at the Nainsook Gallery, 8130 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942

    "GLOW" runs through April 28, 2018.

    For a look at what the show contains, here is a link  http://nainsookframing.com/art-shows/spring-2018-artists-show-glow/

  • 3 Nov 2017 9:43 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Vote and share !
    The works of the 30 printmakers who have been selected as finalists in the Rene Carcan International Grand Prix will be submitted to the International Jury in January 2018. 

      The works of the artists who have successfully passed the selection process will be put to the vote of the website users. The artist whose works receive the most votes will receive the René Carcan Public Prize, which is an honorific prize.

      SDMA Artist Guild Artist and Printmaker, Julianne Ricksecker, is a finalist.  Her work is available here for public voting. You can vote for one or more images. 

      • 17 Oct 2017 1:17 PM | Linda Drake

        Guild members Vi Gassman and Linda Drake, along with Sharon Cutri, will be showing at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts November 3-28, 2017. Artists' Reception: November 17, 5:30-8:00 P.M.

      • 7 Oct 2017 7:48 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

        I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the René Carcan International Prize For Printmaking! This biennial award and exhibition is presented by the Espace René Carcan, whose mission to promote the artistic heritage of the Belgian printmaker and watercolour artist, as well as provide recognition of the art of printmaking in general. You can learn more about René Carcan’s work here.


         "Last Light", etching, 8" x 10", ©2014 Julianne B Ricksecker[/caption]

        The nominated printmakers will exhibit at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, Belgium, a museum dedicated to book arts, book binding and related disciplines. The show opens February 15th and closes May 15th of 2018.

        In another round of jurying, a panel of experts will examine the actual prints to select a printmaker for the René Carcan International Grand Prix. There are also a 1st and 2nd Mention, as well as the René Carcan Public Prize, selected by a public vote. I will let you know when you can look for the public voting process online!

      • 7 Oct 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous
        In  this group show I will have three big works exhibited.  The show will be up from September 23 through November 26, 2017, with the reception on Saturday Oct. 7th from 7-9PM

        The gallery is located at:

        1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

      • 22 Sep 2017 11:14 AM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)
        River Bend with Half Dome – 6 color print using 2 plates is a new blog post about the image included the international juried printmaking exhibition "One Foot in the River", at Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona MN. Read about it here: http://artbyjulianne.com/blog/2017/09/21/river-bend-with-half-dome-6-color-print/

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