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  • 13 Jan 2020 12:20 AM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Roxanna Maria at a Guild ArtOut event

    The Artists Guild is sad to announce the passing of member Roxanna Maria on December 4.

    Roxanna Maria was a figurative artist who created full body sculptures in clay, polymer and paper clay. She embellished her work with antiques fabrics as well as modern pieces of metal jewelry and other textiles to bring her pieces to life. For the past 20 years, Roxanna Maria embraced her craft and became well known in the industry for the realism that her art conveys. A self taught sculptor, Roxanna began sculpting in the early nineties. Her works have been published worldwide receiving high accolades and numerous prestigious awards. Roxanna was welcomed into the Guild as a prize winner from the San Diego County Fair and quickly became an active member, serving on the Board for a time. She will be missed.

    Read more about her and see her work at: http://www.roxannamaria.com

  • 24 Sep 2019 4:06 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Congratulations to member Ann Walker for her inclusion in the San Diego Watercolor Society 2019 International Exhibition!  Her selection also wins her a Signature membership in the organization!  

    Exhibition runs September 29 - October 30, 2019.  

  • 11 Sep 2019 9:31 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Exhibit opens Saturday Sept. 28, 2019
    Art Gallery at San Diego Central Public Library
    330 Park Boulevard, 9th floor

    Reception, Noon to 2 pm
    Free and open to the public

    Photographer Julius Shulman is recognized for his work in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.  It is not widely known that between 1934 and 2007, Shulman (1910 – 2009) shot over 200 projects in San Diego. His clients were architects, publishers, construction companies, and developers.  The list includes notable San Diego architects Lloyd Ruocco, Richard Wheeler, Henry Hester, Robert Mosher and Frederick Liebhardt.

    Shulman’s work, spanning several decades, documents the region’s evolving 20th century architectural landscape and his instrumental role in sharing California’s unique post-War modernism with a wide audience. However, his images of San Diego have not been widely shared or published. This exhibition will present selected photographs from Julius Shulman’s projects in San Diego, represented in both vintage and contemporary prints, and ephemera that contextualize this historically significant work.  This exhibit is curated by Keith York.

    Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego runs until Jan. 19, 2020.
    Showing concurrently, at the La Jolla Historical Society: Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla. 

    IMAGE DETAIL: Hillcrest Medical Center, Deems, Lewis, Martin and Associates 1964. Photograph by Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

    Exhibitions at the Central Library are made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
    Thursday 2 - 7 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 pm
    Closed on Mondays
  • 8 Sep 2019 2:56 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following 4 artists who have sold work at "Au Naturel", the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit at Mission Trails!  Let your patrons know there are still 5 more days to visit the show!

    Poppies and Eucalyptus, Gloria Chadwick

    California Dreaming, Bonnie Roth

    Desert, Jackie Farkas

    Tough Love, Elaine Harvey

  • 16 Aug 2019 12:17 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Sunflower, mixed media found object art

    Barry Feinman, Principal, Restoration ArTechs, Inc.

    Barry Feinman gave a fascinating presentation to the Artists Guild at its August 10 Liberty Station meeting.  He talked about his company, Restoration ArTechs, Inc., which is in the business of architectural and artistic surface restoration.  Barry and his team have restored numerous bronze statures in Southern California, including Two Oceans in downtown San Diego and Don Diego at the San Diego County Fair.  With regard to his own art, Barry uses found objects to create his artwork.  The Artists Guild chose his recycled work “Sunflower” for a 2019 membership award at the San Diego County Fair.  The attached presentation shows some of the company’s restoration projects before and after restoration, Barry’s trip to the desert to collect discarded objects and examples of how the objects look like after he has treated them with patina chemicals 

    Review his slide show here: Barry Feinman Presentation

    For more information on Restoration Artechs, Inc., please visit: www.restorationartechs.com.

  • 3 Aug 2019 5:15 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Classically trained in England and at San Diego State University Janet Lee’s show proposes a balance of dualities, delicate yet bold, which together form her personal perspective and aesthetic direction using ancient and modern techniques.  Her imagery has a clear statement in any medium including printmaking, painting, and photography.

    Sep. 7, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019

    Open Daily September 7 through October 20, 2019 | Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm | Sun Noon - 3 pm

    The Rosalie & Spencer Lehmann and The Salon Galleries @ The Fallbrook Art Center
    103 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA 92028
    (760) 728-1414 | email
    In Historic Downtown Fallbrook. Free plentiful parking behind the fallbrook art center and on-street.

  • 8 Jul 2019 10:16 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Following is the July/August 2019 Artists Guild Newsletter.   2018 & 2019 Newsletters are on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org     Older issues (1971-2010) are available digitally from Jody Abssy --  jodyabssy@gmail.com
    President's Message

    DUES need to be paid JULY 1st  
    Go to www.sdmaag.org  sign in, and pay your dues on your profile page.  Pay your dues on or after July 1st.  Please also update your profile and be sure to fill in your SDMA membership number and expire date.  See instructions below to update your profile and enter images.

    The Artists Guild is looking forward to our exhibition at Mission Trails Visitor Center August 3 to September 13, 2019.  July 7th is the last day to enter.  The prospectus is on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org  This show is for members only, so log in, then go to "Call for entries."
    In the drop down list click on Au Naturel: Nature's Art . . . then entry form.   You will then log in to Entry Thingy and fill out the form to enter the exhibition.
    The Artists Guild Annual Meeting, June 8th at Liberty Station (minutes below) had over 30 members in attendance and those members voted for the slate of board members presented.  The board members then voted for the following officers:

        President:  Sue Zinngrabe Gold
         Secretary: Mark-Elliott Lugo
         Treasurer:  Julianne Ricksecker
         Membership Chair:  Angelika Villagrana

    Rounding out the 2019-2020 board of directors are:
         History Chair:  Jody Abssy
         Exhibition Committee Member:  Janet Lee
         Exhibitions Committee Member:  Ray Brownfield
         Member at Large:  Susan Mae Hull
         Member at Large:  Catherine Newhart

    Come to our next board meeting, Tuesday, July 2, from 10:15 a.m. till noon in the museum board room.  Find out how we work together and what currently has our attention.  Add your ideas and concerns.

    Add me to your mailing list for your upcoming solo or group exhibitions:  president@sdmaag.org


    Please update your profile & images on the Artists Guild website
    and pay your dues on July 1st.

    INSTRUCTIONS:  Log on (upper right-hand corner) at the Artists Guild website www.sdmaag.org   Click on your name in the upper right hand corner.  See the list and choose "edit profile."   The Avatar portion is where you insert your picture.  You also will be able to create an album and upload images of your work. To do this click on "member photo albums."  Uploading your images is very important.  Gallery owners look at the artwork to make choices for invitational exhibits.  Call or email me if you need help.

    Sue Gold
    president@sdmaag.org or 858-717-5414

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  • 16 May 2019 9:13 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    May/June 2019 


    Following is the May/June 2019 Artists Guild Newsletter.    Older issues (1971-2010) are available digitally from Jody Abssy --  jodyabssy@gmail.com

    President's Message
    The History Committee is working hard on the centennial book 100 Artists, 100 Years: A Century of Creativity in San Diego. We should have all the permissions in hand and copy and layouts to the printer by mid-Summer and hopefully be able to launch the book at The San Diego Museum of Art Reception in the Fall.  All Artists Guild members will be invited to the reception and donors will receive their copies of the book.  

    The Artists Guild has met its goal for funding the book as mentioned in the previous newsletter.  We are, however, still accepting donations as costs have gone up and there are unforeseen expenses. 
      If you wish, you can donate on our website: www.sdmaag.org  or contact me at:  president@sdmaag.org

    Our exhibitions at the Lyceum Theatre and Gallery 21 were very successful.  The Artists Guild sold over $8,000 worth of artwork and had an enthusiastic crowd of viewers at the exhibitions.

    A big thank you goes to the members of the exhibition committee: John Oleinik, Angelika Villagrana, Ray Brownfield, Janet Lee and Susan Ashley for making these exhibitions possible.

    We are also looking forward to the next exhibition at Mission Trails Visitor Center August-September 2019.  Details to come on that one.

    We will have our annual meeting at Liberty Station on the second Saturday in June (the 8th).  We'll send members a letter with all the details.

    The Artists Guild annual meeting is when we vote on the board of directors for the next fiscal year (July1, 2019 - June 30, 2020).  Now is the time to notify us of your nominations for board and committee positions.  Please plan on being at our annual meeting.  You will have fun at the party, meet other artists and hear about all the goings on at the Artists Guild.

    Also, please come to our next board meeting, Tuesday, May 7, from 10:15am till noon in the museum board room.  Find out how we work together and what currently has our attention.  Add your ideas and concerns.

    Please update your profile and images on the Artists Guild website.
    Log on (upper right-hand corner) at the Artists Guild website www.sdmaag.org   Click on your name in the upper right hand corner.  See list and choose "edit profile."   The Avatar portion is where you insert your picture.  You will be able to create an album and upload images of your work.

    Sue Gold
    president@sdmaag.org or  858-717-5414

    New Members

    Artist Members:

    Charlene Mosley - Oil, watercolor, murals, book illustrations, animation

    Bonnie Lee Roth - Medium: Clay, acrylics, watercolor and alcohol ink

    Member News

    Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
    San Diego Watercolor Society 
    Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Ste 105, San Diego

    May 1 to May 31, 2019 (daily 10-4)

    A number of Artists Guild members
    were juried into this exhibition.

    Marion Mettler's painting Seated No. 6 won "Best of Show"

    Seated No. 6watercolor by Marion Mettler

    PlayLight XVIwatercolor by Pat Dispensiere

    Vantage Pointwatercolor by Vita Sorrentino

    Read more Member News and Events announcements

  • 28 Feb 2019 11:27 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Following is the March/April 2019 Artists Guild Newsletter.    Older issues (1971-2010) are available digitally from Jody Abssy --  jodyabssy@gmail.com

    President's Message

    We have wonderful news:  We received a substantial gift from an "angel," who wants to remain anonymous, that put us over the top and we can now print the Artists Guild Centennial Book.   So, we are in the production stage and working closely with the printer and SDMA.  More on this as we progress.

    If any of you were thinking of donating, there is always the possibility that we might need more than our $40,000 budget, especially since the printer is about to send us an updated estimate!  So, we are still accepting donations.  If you wish, you can donate on our website: www.sdmaag.org

    Current Exhibitions:

    Lyceum Theater Membership Exhibition -- during the play "Beethoven"
    February 19 - March 25, 2019
    Please come to the reception Friday, March 1, 2019, 7 - 8 pm
    Address:  Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza
    Juror: Sonya Sparks, Owner/Curator of Sparks Gallery

    Gallery 21, Spanish Village, Balboa Park
    Open Exhibition - all media
    March 12 - 25, 2019
    Please come to the reception Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4 - 6 pm
    Juror:  Sculptor and Painter Richard Becker

    Upcoming exhibitions (details to come):
    Mission Trails Regional Park -- August 3-September 13, 2019


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