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Cathy Breslaw is a southern California visual artist, writer and lecturer who has had over 25 solo exhibitions, and 50 group exhibitions across the country at museums, art centers, college and university galleries and commercial galleries. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections.Her work and writing can be seen at: www.cathylbreslaw.com www.artfullifebycathy.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org
author of "The Artist and the Art of Marketing" has lectured extensively on marketing for artists. She is a trainer of artists’ agents, art dealers, consultant and collectors. Frischer has taken on the roles of gallerist, curator, writer, teacher, website coordinator and artist. Her many metamorphoses make her difficult to fit into any of the usual art world categories. She is a founding member and coordinator of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, (http://www.sdvan.net/) which funds the SD Art Prize, directory and events calendar and SmART Collector features. Her own artwork (http://www.drawscrowd.com/) has been shown internationally and her most recent one person show was at Oxford University.
Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Lonnie currently writes for the La Jolla Light. has been helping other people tell their stories for most of her life. As author of "The Little Red Writing Book: A Practical Guide to Writing Your Own Life Story," she was called "a Lonnie Appleseed for lifestory writing" by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Lonnie is also co-author of two other books, including "Cool Classics," a collection of short plays for students of English, and "Walking San Diego: Where to go to get away from it all," a nature/history guide which has been a bible for area residents and visitors since 1989. After 24 years in San Diego's North County, she still calls herself a West Coast New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn in the first wave of the baby boom, she began her writing career as a lyricist, collaborating with Jerry Blatt, musical director for Bette Midler, on Sesame Street songs and musical shows. "Have I Got One For You" was their first joint venture off- Broadway. She created "Tales from the Far Side of Fifty," a show acclaimed for its honesty, courage and humor, in which women from 55-90 share stories from their lives.A popular speaker, Lonnie is widely praised for her blend of empathy, enthusiasm, and laugh-out-loud humor.
Vanessa Christie is an artist and writer living in San Diego. She is currently writing for Picked Raw Peeled and other Southern California publications. Some of her short fiction is set to be published throughThe Radvocate and other publishers in 2015. Examples of her art and writing are at: https://twitter.com/vtheartist
Melinda R. was born and raised in San Diego and is an Alumni of San Diego State University’s Art Department with a BFA in Graphic Design/Advertising. She has always had a love for the arts even as a small child. Melinda R. has worked in a variety of fields within the art world including computer colorization of black and white films, 2D & 3D merchandising, art consulting/selling for galleries and as a private art consultant and curator. While Melinda currently works in the tech industry, she continues to participate in the art world by being a supporter of the arts whether it is writing, mentoring, representing or curating visual arts.
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is a Rehabilitation Specialist by day, writer by night who lives in Carlsbad, CA with her loving husband David. In her spare time, she loves to read, do Bikram Yoga, hang out with her fabulous friends and relax on the beach. She is just about to expand her family by one.
Being bilingual and having an interest in mathematical science has made Keikichi Honna question the function of language. Even though recorded words or written texts do not change their physical appearances; their meaning always contains a certain amount of ambiguity and uncertainty. Those fuzzy boundaries of words depend on each individual's experiences, as such each word brings Honna images and concepts which are uniquely his own. As a co-founder of the Pop Zen Institute , Honna focuses on humor, sarcasm, and irony, all of which reveal a huge gap between the letter and the spirit and reveal the limitation of human knowledge. Interestingly, modern physics and mathematics shares this same kind of dilemma. Honna's work, as visual analogy and pun, acts as his own accelerator, in which he observes the effects of collision of different concepts and images. While Honna’s art keeps him sane and his hands dirty, his deceptions continue to allure.
was born in Hong Kong, raised there, and also lived in rural England and Texas. Printer is a British photographer and video artist who is currently living and working in Southern California since 1991. Printer's videos have been screened at festivals in Europe, the US and on public television. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, they are included in several private collections and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is also the recipient of several grants and scholarships. Printer obtained his M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine.
Angela Babb Timmons
is a San Diego-based writer who currently freelances for several online publications about the local food, fashion and art scene. When she’s not dishing the dirt on all that is hip and happening, you can find her at the coffee shop toiling away on her screenplay and consuming way too much caffeine.
Joe Nalven came to San Diego 43 years ago for a two week stay. Nor did he plan on his various lifetimes as a cultural anthropologist, teacher, litigator, organizational coach, artist and art writer. He co-authored Going Digital: The Practice and Vision of Digital Artists (2005) and participates with arts organizations, including the Digital Art Guild, the PhotoArts Group and the San Diego Art Institute (Board of Director). He has participated in and been a juror and organizer of many art exhibits. Joe Nalven has been an art blogger for UTSanDiego since 2010. While he writes about the visual arts generally, he sees himself as part of the digital zeitgeist. See Joe's work at www.nalvenstudio.com
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