Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Running with Scissors at Art on 30th

By Patricia Frischer, coordinator, SDVAN

Running with Scissors San Francisco Collage Artists Exhibition in the north Kate Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th (
4434 30th Street, SD 92116) features collages made by artists participating in the Collage-a-Rama collage-making sessions at San Francisco’s Arc Gallery during 2015: Carrington Arredondo, Glenn Bachmann, KIrk Brooks, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Dilcia Giron, Dianne Hoffman, Soad Kader, Mike KImball, Amy Levine, Priscilla Otani, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarrantino, Stephen C. Wagner & Tanya Wilkinson.

Collage derives from the French word "coller" meaning "glue", coined by Braque and Picasso in the early 20th century. The advent of collage signaled a radical shift in art, in its conception, perception, process, & the end product. Collage has expanded the language of art, allowing for greater diversity and an increased range of expression. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, collage artists make a case for informality and improvisation. 

 Summertime is the title of the show in the south gallery.

Art on 30th, an art to market community dedicated to providing  everything you need to find your unique visual voice and take your art from easel to market. Located in the heart of the North Park Arts and Culture District north of El Cajon Ave., they have 15 artist's studio with two now available. They offer classes as well as the exhibition space and specialize in helping artists take their art to market. More info: Kate Ashton 619-894-9009

The entrance to Art on 30th is welcoming with a gallery on either side of the staircase. Upstairs on 15 studio spaces all with glass doors so you can look in on every visit and see new creations

The north gallery space showing Collage a Rama

Small wall with all works $125 by a variety of artists
 Summertime is the title of the show in the south gallery. 
Lynn Steffner - a little Anslem Keifer right here in SD

Donna Stewart - one of my favorites in this show and my husband agreed
 Instructors Wall
Chris Finch, one of the art instructors

Kate Ashton, owner of Art on 30th and painter/instructor

Kate Ashton and Stephen C. Wagner. Stephen is a former Arts Education director at SDAI and now part owner of ARC Gallery in San Francisco which originated the Running with Scissors exhibition
 Running with Scissors
Stephen C. Wagner

Pricilla Otani

Dianne Hoffman

Dianne Hoffman

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