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“Never apologize for your studio.” - Denise Bezanson

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COLOR IN SHADOWS by ROBERT PENDLETON


THE STUDIO DOOR CALENDAR

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OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO

Acrylic & Mixed Media w/Kevin Greeland

OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO

Incubator Lab w/Patric Stillman

Incubator Lab w/Patric Stillman

Acrylic & Mixed Media w/Kevin Greeland

Incubator Lab w/Patric Stillman

RAY AT NITE

Paint Night

SUCCESSFUL ART SALES

Incubator Lab w/Patric Stillman

Acrylic & Mixed Media w/Kevin Greeland

OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO ARTISTS RECEPTION

Paint Night

Nothing New Under The Sun

Nights of Wine And Roses

EMPYREAN Reception @ Palm Desert Nothing New Under The Sun

Artist Panel @ SDAI with Patric Stillman

Nothing New Under the Sun

OCTOBER 2015 10/3 - 10/24 10/3 - 10/31 10/3 10/10 10/10 10/11 10/17 10/17 10/22 10/24 10/29

Exhibition: Studio Artists of San Diego Exhibition: Empyrean Artifacts (Palm Desert) Artist Reception: Studio Artists of San Diego Ray at Night Open Studios San Diego - Day 1 Open Studios San Diego - Day 2 Successful Art Sales w/ Crystal Daigle Nothing New Under the Sun w/ Bronle Crosby Nights of Wine & Roses w/ Nancy Plank Artist Reception: Empyrean Artifacts (Palm Desert) Space to Create & Present w/Patric Stillman (SDAI)

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Paint Night - Open to the Public ($35 Drop In)*

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10 AM 1 PM

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9 PM 10 PM 5 PM 5 PM Noon Noon 9 PM 9 PM 8 PM

* No paint night on the 22nd due to special programming

Current Instruction - In Progress: Acrylic & Mixed Media Techniques Kevin Greeland Tuesdays Arts Incubator Lab (Monthly) Patric Stillman Wednesdays

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HOLIDAY ART MARKET November 3 through December 13


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ISSUE 11 OCTOBER 2015

COVER

Color in Shadows (Detail) by Robert Pendleton 23” x 43” Enhanced Digital Photography $1,600

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Over Time by Wilna Wolf 10” x 10” Acrylic on Canvas $185.00

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Contents 002 Table of Contents

003 Community Partners 004 Welcome to The Studio Door 005 Instruction - Workshops & Classes

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009 Studio Artists @ The Studio Door 011 Empyrean Artifacts (Palm Desert Exhibition) 013 Open Studios San Diego 017 Artist Spotlights:

• Paula Des Jardin • Julia S Rasor • Danielle Nelisse • Linda Litteral • Ally Benbrook • Nancy T Plank • Joan Hansen

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

THE STUDIO DOOR is proud to collaborate with regional and national partners that share in the interests and realities of the creative community. Success in the arts world comes from partnerships that can help you realize your potential. As you seek out your own community, please take time to explore our partner’s websites and support them when you an. The journey is sweeter when shared! INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS

PROUD MEMBER

CALIFORNIA CALL FOR ARTISTS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

REGIONAL CALLS & EVENTS MARKETING PARTNERS

ARTS FOR VETERANS

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

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“The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost, American Poet The autumn has arrived, which always makes me a bit reflective. A moment to re-engage with my philosophical self. The perfect time to review my creative goals, which I set for myself at the beginning of the year with several weeks to still get things done. This is the time of year that I like to dive back into Ted Talks or pick up a book on creative self improvement. Have you ever listened to motivational speakers in the arts or business? I’ve noticed that some of the same themes come up time and time again. The one that resonates with me, at the moment, is to ride the highs and lows with self confidence. Don’t give up. Sustain yourself. Persevere. Find the balance. As an artist, I spend a good deal of time in my head. I focus on the work at hand alone in my studio. This may be great for the art but does little to help me face my own demons of self doubt when I need to call on my reserves. I find that having a community is essential to my growth as an artist and as a person. I’m fortunate. At this time in my life, I find that I’m surrounded by some amazing people. Artists, friends and family who remind me of my accomplishments when I forget them; help me try to make sense of life when things go off track; and inspire me to be my best self. There have been times in my life that I didn’t have that kind of support and that has, in part, been a reason for The Studio Door to exist. It’s kind of a sanctuary for me and other artists to come together to share resources and build community. A creative space where we can share our thoughts, be true to our selves, find support from each other and work on our artistry. Are you looking to sharpen your marketing skills? Do you want to better understand the art marketplace? Are you interested in painting with other artists? Why not take a workshop or a class at The Studio Door and see if you find your people here? There are eleven studio artists, five arts instructors and dozens of local artists participating in workshops & exhibitions. Over 200 artists have played a part in The Studio Door this year so far. I challenge you to take a moment in the next few weeks to come on by to see what we are all about and connect with other creatives, like yourself. Could this be a place for you to find your community? The door is open six days a week. All you have to do is walk through. Keep living art.

rs, Chee

THE STUDIO DOOR 3750 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104-3632 Follow us on Social Media Facebook: thestudiodoor Twitter: The_Studio_Door Pinterest: thestudiodoor YouTube: thestudiodoorvideos Instagram: thestudiodoor Copyright © 2015 The Studio Door, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

www.TheStudioDoor.com www.50ToWatch.com www.OpenStudiosSanDiego.com Director Patric Stillman

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INSTRUCTION

Make an “I Love Selling My Art” Vision Board CRYSTAL DAIGLE

Nothing New Under The Sun

October 17

October 17 / 24 / 31

10:00 AM – NOON $49.00 Although you may think you want to sell your art and be a prosperous artist, you may have unconscious beliefs and fears that are blocking this vision. In this workshop you’ll meditate, journal and make a vision board expressing your receptivity to sales and prosperity. Please bring a journal, a piece of art board or cardboard (12" X 12” or smaller) and collage materials i.e.: magazines, photos, etc. All skill levels welcome.

BRONLE CROSBY 10:00 AM – NOON $100.00/ 3 Week Workshop Taking inspiration from the artists and artworks that you adore, this three-part workshop will explore why you love them and how you can use the same ideas in your own original work. For the first class, bring in images of the artists and artwork you love so that we can explore why they resonate. We will share our thoughts and ideas before honing in on your top two. Working on techniques (color mixing, brush work, finger painting, etc.) that will bring the beloved elements into your own work, you will use the class time to work on your masterpiece! All skill levels welcome. Perfect for Oil and Acrylic Painters.

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Kevin Greeland’s Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media Techniques 3 part Mini-Series coming in November

November 10

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM $100.00/ 3 Week Session - Last opportunity to work with Kevin until 2016

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INSTRUCTION

Nights of Wine and Roses

Thursday Paint Night

NANCY PLANK

PATRIC STILLMAN

October 22

Every Thursday in October

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM $60 Do you enjoy wine and paint nights but want to take it up a notch? Oil painter Nancy Plank will guide you through the process of painting roses. Unlike the typical wine and paint nights, everyone’s work will be unique. Between wine tasting and laughter, Nancy will share her tips on color mixing and composition to help you through the process. Perfect for a girl’s night out, date night or a solo adventure to meet others. All skill levels welcome. Perfect for Oil Painters.

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6:00 PM – 9:00 PM $ 35.00 / Drop In $ 25.00 for Current Students

Paint with other artists. Share resources. Support each other’s artisic endeavors. Build Community. All skill levels welcome. Note: No paint night on the 22nd due to special programming.


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Crisinda crisinda.com

Dennis Dizon dadiartist.com

Ann Blessing Gallagher abstractwhimsy.com

Kevin Greeland kevingreeland.com

Evelyn Loss

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GALLERY HOURS Tuesday - Saturday Sunday Mondays

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Noon - 7 PM Noon - 4 PM Closed

Danne Sadler


Studio Artists

Dixie McCarthy dixiemccarthyart.com

Joan Nies

Chris Smith hooliganarts.com

Patric Stillman my-reality.com

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EMPYREAN ARTIFACTS Studio Artists @ The Studio Door:

Crisinda Dennis Dixon Ann Gallagher Kevin Greeland Evelyn Loss Dixie McCarthy Danne Sadler Chris Smith Patric Stillman Christina Ilene Thomas Invited Artists:

Ally Benbrook Misty Hawkins Julie Harris Danielle Nelisse Robert Pendleton Ana Phelps Nancy Plank RD Riccoboni Sally Samins Stefan Talian Wilna Wolf

EXHIBITION DATES

October 3- 31, 2015

ARTISTS RECEPTION October 24, 2015 6 PM – 9 PM

Meditations for the Journey (2) Rudraksha seeds, metal armature, caster plaster/Hydrocal, paint and hair 72” x 36 “Round $1,400 So Hot the Moon is Melting Acrylic by Julie Harris 24” x 12” $325

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s r ou T d e d i u Self G rtist Studios A l a c o of L EXHIBITION DATES October 2 - 24, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION October 2, 2015 6 PM – 9 PM

SELF GUIDED STUDIO TOURS October 10 - 11, 2015 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS How It Works: Open Studios San Diego kicks off on Friday, October 2nd with an opening reception 6 - 9 PM at The Studio Door in the heart of North Park at 3750 30th Street. It’s your chance to meet San Diego’s studio artists, preview their art and pick up the tour map for the following weekend. Once you’ve decided which artists to visit, locate them on the tour map and plan your weekend art adventure. Studios and galleries will be open on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11 Featuring the artists, their works, demonstrations and more...

All events are FREE TO THE PUBLIC www.OpenStudiosSanDiego.com

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ONLINE MAP SUPPORT LIVING ARTISTS

HANSEN, Joan CHULA VISTA 1633 Quailsprings Ct. joanhansenart@cox.net 619.227.2385

Chula Vista /

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PAULA DES JARDINS LITTLE ITALY


Des Jardins paints for the pure love of color, texture, and light, and the ability to bring to life something that never before existed.


PaulaDesJardins.com San Diego based artist Paula Des Jardins creates contemporary abstract oil paintings and works on paper. Influenced by four years of living in Asia, her work offers a unique perspective and palate. Her paintings express pure dynamic energy through gestures, color and light and are at times based on emotional and spiritual explorations. Selected exhibitions include Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo Japan, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido CA, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA, Patrick Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA, Dyziners Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Tensho Gallery, Vancouver BC, and The Square Gallery, London UK. Corporate collections include ABN AMRO, Hong Kong, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA, China World Trade Center, China, Four Seasons Hotel, Saudi Arabia, and the Schloss Hotel, Austria.

Previous Page: All Blonde (Detail), 36” x 36”, Oil, $3,000 Awaken, 26” x 36” Framed, Oil, $3,500 This Page: Signature Series I, 16” x 20”, Oil, 650

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JULIA S RASOR FALLBROOK

Idle Hands of Industry


“Figurative sculpture satisfies an intense drive to connect through the ‘people’ I create. I am drawn to the vast expressive possibilities the human figure elicits and explore a continuum of styles from representational ‘natural’ to abstract ‘mechanical’ figures. My life experiences formed my nature / machine style dichotomy - riding horses / motorcycle racing; fluid body movement of ballroom dance / martial arts’ machine-like positions; gliding motion on a paddleboard / explosive strength of rock climbing - these experiences along with my life-long profession of medical device invention (machines to aid the body, www.MedicalDevice.com) established my expressive dichotic style.”


Julia is a professional figurative sculptor living in San Diego California who is versatile in a wide range of media - concrete, steel, mesh, ceramics, plaster, bronze, wax, mixed media - and often incorporates found wood and rusty steel artifacts. Her works have been described as dynamic, edgy and dramatic revealing an artist who has melded an intellectual understanding of human physiology and anatomy with a knowledge of industry and machines to create a dichotic style and unique, expressive body of work Her works have been exhibited at Oceanside Museum of Art, Herbert B. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA; San Diego Sculptors Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA and Tubac, AZ; Encinitas City Hall; Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA; Fallbrook Art Center; and at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA

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Left: The Accused 75” x 24” x 27” Steel $4,400 Right: The Accuser 81” x 32” x 16“ Steel $4,400

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“Julia used a clever technique of a book with two sides, separated but together, contrasting beautiful flowing classical sculptures with technically oriented angled and curved abstractive works. This was an effective means of expressing the two sides of her character’s role, the scientist entrepreneur contrasted with the sensual artist.”

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DANIELLE NELISSE SOUTH BAY


“What I connect to most in life is the emotional side of things, and the images and textured surfaces represent the energy and emotions I experience, while the open spaces signify reflective moments.�


Over the years I never stopped creating art, but in 2011 I began painting in earnest. At first I wondered how my work in public policy, criminal justice and law would impact my painting. Now I realize that my focus on strategy, persistence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills that I perfected in my previous careers are the exact skills I find invaluable in creating art. For now, abstract painting is my passion. What I connect to most in life is the emotional side of things, and the images and textured surfaces represent the energy and emotions I experience, while the open spaces signify reflective moments.

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My painting is a very physical p the expression on the canvas hopes of reaching a balance personal belief that abstract a than understood; the questio painting make you feel?” – rath saying?“ When I am in love wi


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process, exuding energy to drive s. I am constantly editing, in of line and space. It is my art is best felt intuitively rather on should be ‘”what does this her than, “what is this painting ith the painting, I stop.”

PREVIOUS PAGE: Wildfires VII (Detail) 36” x 36“ Oil $2,500 BELOW LEFT: Wildfires VI 36” x 36“ Oil $2,500

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LINDA LITTERAL

EAST VILLAGE

As a child I spent many hours in the woods around my home climbing trees and exploring. Leaves represent a safe and happy place for me. These torso's are a metaphor for the psychological constructs I developed to protect myself with as a child.

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r those who have no voice a place to speak.

Armor: Protection Series Porcelain 15-16” x 12” x 10” $1,600 * * Gold Torso includes fired gold $2,400

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PREVIOUS PAGE: Wild Ones (Detail) 27” x 35” Framed Watercolor $1,500 LEFT: Big Bob 38” x 30” Framed Watercolor $2,000 RIGHT: Catitude 12” x 12” framed Watercolor $250

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Though San Diego artist Ally Benbrook spent her career involved with fabric design and fiber dying, she never actually picked up a paintbrush until well after her 50th birthday, when she signed up for a water color class with her 80-year old mom. Through workshops with national watercolor instructors and daily painting, Ally quickly developed her own unmistakable style. Whether a portrait or a “moment in time,” Ally’s work resonates with the power of the human connection to animals, nature and out own personal histories. Her intrinsic awareness of design and color, combined with the free flowing nature of water-media, create this kind of art that will be enjoyed day after day. Ally’s work has already won numerous awards in national shows. In 2013, her work was juried into 12 national and international exhibitions, including two top awards. 2014 Included 11 national and international juried exhibitions, earning 7 awards including a Best in Show and an award at the New York Arts League. She is a regular award winner in local San Diego county art exhibitions. Ally has earned Signature Status in 4 national/international watercolor societies. She is a partner in Studio 16B at Spanish Village in Balboa Park and her work is shown frequently a the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery. She exhibits at Artwalk San Diego, other local venues, and of course, her work can be seen by appointment at her studios in El Cajon and Spanish Village.

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NANCY PLANK

LITTLE ITALY


“My goal in painting is to put down the essence of what I see, feel and experience as beautiful in any object, person or place. It is my joy and passion to paint.�


Spend an evening with Nancy Plank on October 22nd during her new workshop Nights of Wine and Roses. Perfect for a girl’s night out, date night or a solo adventure to meet others. For more details, see page 7.

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PREVIOUS PAGE: Pink and White Roses (Detail) 70” x 60” Oil $6,000

BELOW: Solo Pink Rose 8“ x 10” Oil SOLD

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JOAN HANSEN

SOUTH BAY


“As artists, we have the opportunity to express our unique thoughts and passions through the medium of our choice. Interwoven through my work are threads of organic line and luminous color. The organic line symbolizes my love of nature, and the luminous color expresses my continuing passion for the vibrancy of life. It intrigues me to capture and paint the illusive choreography in Nature’s eternal dance of light and shadow.”

JOANHANSEN.COM PREVIOUS PAGE: La Jolla Bluffs 40” x 30” Acrylic $3,900 LEFT: Iris Ballerina 211/4 “ x 22.5” Watercolor $1,500 RIGHT: Coronado Regatta 30” x 40” Acrylic $4,500

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hundreds of original artworks by regional artists and fine craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, fused glass, stain glass, textiles, apparel, jewelry and more. The Studio Door has invited back ALL 75 of the local artists who exhibited throughout the past year for a spectacular Holiday Art Market, which will run for six weeks from November 3 - December 13. This is a rare opportunities for you to pick up quality artwork under $500 from local artists who typically sell their large masterpieces for hundreds and thousands! Its a perfect opportunity to start you own art collection or pick up a few unique works to give as gifts.

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Crisinda Michael Amorillo Ally Benbrook Jeremy Bonsol Jennifer Byrne Lance Chang Christopher Conroe Kaegan Cusenbary Crystal Daigle Paul Des Jardins Dennis Dizon Bonnie Dull Ann Blessing Gallagher Kevin Greeland Julia Harris Valerie Hayken Vanessa Hofmann Marlene Kolender Korey DC Langer Tom Leedy Cecelia Linayao Evelyn Loss Carol Mansfield Michael McAlister Dixie McCarthy Kathleen McLaughlin Joan Nies Jane O'Shields-Hayner Andrea Overturf Ana Phelps Nancy Plank Danne Sadler Sally Samins Christina Schultz Chris Smith Patric Stillman Christina Ilene Thomas Richard Wynne Elizabeth Zaikowski Sandy Zelasko ...and More

ARTS FOR VETERANS The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Acrylics and Art to Market Veterans Program Instructors: Patric Stillman and Tony The Vet LoBue Location: The Studio Door Description: Hands-on six week course to refine creative skills, build a body of work and professional development. Each session includes art-to-market instruction, time to work on personal creative projects and individual arts mentoring. Program will begin this fall and continue throughout 2016. Seeking individuals and businesses to fund Veteran’s participation ($195 per individual) and basic arts materials, including canvases, brushes and acrylic paints ($75 per individual). All donations will be written directly to Veterans Museum & Memorial Center. * 40% of participation fees will remain a general donation to the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center. ** All art supplies will be exclusively used for participating Veterans. Veteran spouses and general public may participate in the program. Materials will not be included. READ THIS:

Help us bring arts programming to local Veterans

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CONTACT US FOR DETAILS 619-255-4920 or ForAllWeKnow@TheStudioDoor.com

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OVER TIME by WILNA WOLF

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