Category Archives: Artist Bio

STRINGS ATTACHED Exhibit

Janet Inez Adams, MFA has seven art pieces in the current (September – October 2017)  STRINGS ATTACHED Invitational Exhibit at Coastline College Art Gallery. This exhibit was curated by David Michael Lee, Director.

WISHBONE AND THE FIRE 2017 – mixed media. Retells the tale of the terrible fire in Brian Head, Ut, that scorched 76,000 acres near the Dixie National Forest and threatened Janet’s cabin.

FRIEND OR FOE 2014 – mixed media on wood. A dream image.

WEB AND GREEN GATE 2015 – mixed media on wood. A story.

WISHBONE AND THE FIRE 2017.

GIFT OF RAIN 2014 – mixed media on wood. Created during the draught in hopes of bringing rain.

CROWN 2014 – mixed media on wood. Refers to “Crown of Thorns”.

FOREST FOR THE TREES 2012 – mixed media on wood. Refers to the mysteries found in a forest.

WISE OLE SOL 2010 – mixed media on wood. A joke about the sun.

The design of my wall for STRINGS ATTACHED 2017.

Adams’ CD Cover

Several months ago I received an email asking for permission to use an image of mine that the musician had found online. I said OK.

The art work is called EARTH AIR FIRE WATER.earth-air-fire-water-copy

The CD  arrived last week and the cover looks like this.cd-2016-sacred-elementals

and the CD also has the image of the art worksacred-elementals

With the title of the CD Sacred Elementals, it is easy to see why

my art work was chosen! The music is like chanting.

Mary Colmar Dahl

I make art wear from old clothes, hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for people who like the opposite of mass consumed fast fashion.

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At twenty-four I moved to New York City— the fashion capital of America where I began to look for more ways to broaden and perfect my art/design aesthetic. I wanted clothing that could be worn all day, have some utilitarian feature for holding keys without the heavy purse, that could be worn on a bike, to work, and to a night out. Inspired to cut the sleeves off jackets and add them back as pockets or creative collars.  I discovered there was a name for what I was doing, deconstruction. The possibilities seemed endless and, as such, an obsession was born.

I married an artist who by osmosis led the way for living an artist’s life. We have three amazing creative kids; all with their outgrown clothes I began to remake clothing for moms, dads, kids, and homes. There were so many new uses for all our leftovers! The more I played with clothes the more fun I had!

Salad Bowl Dress, for me, encompasses everything, it is the world.  I really hope that you enjoy what I have made, and the glory behind each piece.

I will be at the Brookhurst Community Center on display for the Summer, in Anaheim.

Come see my work for sale on Father’s Day at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

http://saladbowldress.com

Resume: Randy Au, ceramic artist

Randall Au / Flying Cup Clay -short Biography/ Resume

Born and raised in the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu, artist Randy Au came to Southern California for the good weather and to pursue a fine art career. Studies include Biola University with Grant Logan and California State Fullerton with Jerry Rothman and John Stokesbury where he earned a B.A. in Fine Art. He established the Flying Cup Clay studio in 1987 and became a fulltime studio artist in 1992. He presently splits his time between the studio; being the ceramics instructor and Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California since 2002; and other various teaching and workshop opportunities. Continue reading Resume: Randy Au, ceramic artist

Tom Backer Featured Work

             

Most of my current work investigates the spiritual side of life. Ideas of duality and the resulting illusions caused by our concepts of duality is what I am striving to understand as well as our desire to achieve a balance in this world between positive and negative, light and dark, good and evil. I feel that my artwork is a loose allusion to an inner geography and I try to emphasis both the positive and negative aspects of my search for some spirituality in this life. The ritual of creating something is one thing that I love about making art, locating, sorting, classifying, research, deconstructing, constructing, It’s a mental, spiritual and physical process that helps create order for me. The breaking down of the theme or idea visually, and metaphorically, juxtaposing, manipulating and linking together objects and images that for me have symbolic power and emotion allowing me to investigate, condense and articulate an idea that eventually gets infused into an assemblage sculpture.

Website: http://tombacker8.com

Blog:  http://hebrides-storm.blogspot.com/

Email: backer8@verizon.net

Education

– California State University, Fullerton,
M.A., Creative Photography, 1994

– California State University, Long Beach,
B.F.A., Photography, 1991

– Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
A.A. 1989