My participation to ‘Inspire / Respond’: St Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Feminist Group

Inspire/Respond: St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Feminist Image Group
June 1 – 30 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8pm

The Traveling Piece
mixed media collage

I am participating to a very interesting show in San Diego with the Feminist Group.

Here is the Story of ‘The Traveling Piece’, the piece I’ve made for the show, inspired by Linda’s Rubin piece. Both pieces are shown next to each other in ‘Inspire/Respond’.

All the artists participating to the ‘Inspire/Respond’ project chose a piece at Madeleine Sophie’s center in San Diego to work from. Living in the Bay area, I could not go get the piece. So Anna chose a print for me by Linda Rubin. She gave Linda’s piece to her sister Molly who was traveling back from San Diego to Palo Alto. A few days ago I met Molly at her office which was really nice. We looked together at Linda’s piece which I was seeing for the first time. A beautiful print of a blue bird. May be a migratory bird?

I took it back to my house where I kept it in sight. I decided to take the piece to where the birds are around here, a place I love: the bay. Milo, my 11 year old son just ruptured his Achilles tendon. We could not really walk much but he, his brother Harper and I, went to the bay in Mountain View and took some nice pictures there with Linda’s piece. The birds were peacefully walking, searching for food, floating around, flying above, chirping and singing. It was nice to see Linda’s blue bird there too!

After we came back home I thought that Linda’s piece was the ‘traveling piece’ and my piece would be the envelope of Linda’s piece on its way back to San Diego.

I love this project and I am glad to be part of it.
Thank you Linda for the inspiration.

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Feminist Image Group
Art Exhibition June 1 – 30
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8pm

Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop NTC
2825 Dewey Road, Gallery 101
San Diego, CA 92101

Artists from FIG create visual and critical responses to artworks by adults with developmental disabilities of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. “Inspire/Respond” was a challenge to expand artistic horizons and methods, honoring the traditions of outsider art. Artworks are displayed together in this exciting exhibition at Sophie’s Gallery in Liberty Station.

Participating artists:
Daphne Hill / George Cline
Anna Stump / Tina Frantz
Michele Guieu / Linda Rubin
Kathy Nida / Mitch Gricman
Susan Myrland / Clayton Hauer
Lisa Hutton / Omar Torrez
Jeanne Dunn / Michael Jacobs
Prudence Horne / Susan Warin
Asa Kvissberg  / Theresa Baker
Anna Zappoli / Mary Ann Denton
Amy Paul / Linda Rubin
Jennifer Bennett /

About FIG:
The Feminist Image Group was formed in 2009. FIG is a coalition of visual artists who meet to discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another’s careers. Artists work across many media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital media and performance.

As artists, FIG is concerned with how women continue to be portrayed in the art world. As teachers and feminists, they encourage students and colleagues to be alert to sexism in its many forms. FIG promotes an inclusive worldview that allows all voices. Previous exhibitions include “Women by Women” at the San Diego Art Department, 2010, and “What Women Want” at the Lyceum Theater Gallery, 2011, and “Feeder” at 4141 Garage, 2012.


Museum School Art Auction at Jett Gallery

A group Exhibition / Museum School Art Auction at Jett Gallery / San Diego, CA.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 5 – 9 pm

Territories Series / Connection #26
2011, 24″x24″, acrylic on canvas
Private collection

I donated a piece for the Museum School Art Auction. It is not something I am doing often. I like this cause: 100% of the proceeds benefit the Arts Programs of The Museum School. I made the piece specially for the auction, like I did last year.

From the Museum School Website:
“A fun event that brings local and national artists together to help benefit the arts programming at the Museum School. Having raised an average of $12,000 at this event each year, the Museum School reaches out to local and national artists for donation of work to be auctioned off to local patrons and art lovers. We look forward to the support of Jett Gallery in the organizing of this exciting event.”

Perry Vasquez, Michele Guieu, Jessica McCambly, John Oliver Lewis, Nancy Creech, Lori Lipsman, Ernie Silva, Richard Gleaves, Roots Factory, Kathleen Mitchell, Rich Stewart, Sean Brannan, Rondi Vasquez, Nuvia Crisol Ruland, Alexander Jarman, Kurt Thompson, Heather Martin, Teddy Cruz, Neko, Chris Puzio, Andy Ralph, Jason Sherry, Anthony Levas, Lindy Ivey, Erin Pennell, James Ivey, Phil Beaumont, Josh Higgins, Paul Frank, Gilbert Neri, Siobhan Arnold, Ora Mae, Otis B., Dan Allen, Joey Vaiasuso, Matt Devine, Dutch Perry, Jorge Pina, Jen Jansen.

Jett Gallery
989 W. Kalmia St.,
San Diego, CA 92101

“Alice” at Space 4 Art

Group Exhibition / Drawing Expanses: Expanding the Traditional Definition of Drawing.
Space 4 Art / San Diego, CA
June 11 – July 17, 2011

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Alice, Installation of 9 drawings, acrylic and ink on book pages (Alice in Wonderland)
mounted on wooden board. Installation dimension: width: 64” x height: 37”, 2011.

Statement for Alice

My drawings are about interpreting a complex world using a spontaneous medium.
Economical / simple means and simple materials matter.
The process is about resisting the speed/experiencing slowness and loving “hands on” making.
In my practice, I am using a variety of medium (traditional and nontraditional) and drawings on paper is a thread through my work, using personal experience, words, signs, appropriating popular tales like Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s installation of drawings) or exploring current science topic like genetic manipulation (Biodiversity Series) . They usually go in series, and they are often mixed with other media (painted walls, video).

David White, founder of Agitprop
and Karen McGuire of the Cannon Art Gallery

Curated and juried by local art experts, Karen McGuire and David White, the show is an overview of the expansive potential of drawing in contemporary art. Drawing continues to evolve as a medium, encompassing flat work, sculpture, performance, photography and video. From the most traditional to the most experimental, all forms of drawing share the common language of mark making, gesture, notation and line. “Drawing Expanse” will illuminate the ways in which drawing continues to influence art.

Space 4 Art
325 15th Street
San Diego CA 92101

“Art is Dead / Art is Alive” produced by the Border Corps

Participation in Art is Dead / Art is Alive, produced by the Border Corps for the exhibition “Here Not There” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). Editor and Art Director: Perry Vasquez.
Jun 06, 2010–Sep 19, 2010 at MCASD La Jolla, CA.

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At the MCASD La Jolla, with Lori Lipsman, also invited to participate to the Border Corps’ zine, next to the Border Media Cart, where people can grab a copy of the zine.
The Border Corps Media Cart: fabrication Armando de la Torre, video by Xavier Vasquez, sound by Anthony Vasquez.

Editor/Art Director: Perry Vasquez
Cover Design and printing: Rondi Vasquez

Contributors: Jim Miller, Mark Dery, Bill Nericcio, Jim Ruland, Michele Guieu, Lori Lipsman, Doris Bittar, Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Omar Pimienta, Art as Authority, Shondra Dawson, Tony Allard, Endy, David White, Perry Vasquez.

MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

“Sheet” at the Lyceum Theatre

Group Exhibition: What Women Want
The Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA.
March 16 – April 17, 2011

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2011, digital print on cotton, beads, metallic wire, wall fixations – 8 feet wide x 5 feet high

My statement for the piece
Stories heard
from female friends
from women I’ve met
during my travels.
Stories I’ve read,
novels and news,
from everywhere.

“What Women Want” is an exploration of what women desire out of life, personally, socially, and politically. This multimedia art exhibition is linked thematically to San Diego REPertory Theatre’s presentation of “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” March 19-April 17 on the Lyceum Stage. This comedy by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Sam Woodhouse, is about the politics of desire and sexuality, and is set in the Victorian Era.

Artists: Irene Abraham, Jennifer Anne Bennett, Jocelyn Duke, Jeanne Dunn, Michele Guieu, Sally Hagy-Boyer, Misty Hawkins, Regina Herod, Daphne Hill, Prudence Horne, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Lisa Hutton, Lori Lipsman, Kathy Miller, Amy Paul, Ginger Rosser, Therese Rossi, Anna Stump, Marcela Villaseñor, Anna Zappoli.

San Diego CITYBEAT covers at Alexander Salazar Fine Art

San Diego CITYBEAT group Exhibition / February 24 – March 1, 2011
Alexander Salazar Fine Art, San Diego.

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Citybeat COVERS Art Exhibition

“CityBeat has been showcasing local artists on our cover for years and no one has ever taken the initiative to put together an exhibition. I’m excited that Alexander Salazar Fine Art—the Energizer Bunny of the local art scene—took an interest in our covers and decided to spend the energy to put together this show. I think the breadth and depth of the San Diego art scene will finally be shown off in an awesome way, and I hope Alexander decides to make this a big annual event.”
—Kinsee Morlan, arts editor, San Diego CityBeat

The covers of CityBeat Magazine will dominate the walls of Alexander Salazar’s 5,000 sq ft Art Auction House this February for one week only. The main wine reception will take place February 24th at 6pm with opportunity for collectors to meet the artists behind the cover. Located at 1040, 7th Avenue, artists will also include a work of art to be part of the LIVE AUCTION. It will be an exciting night celebrating one of San Diego’s most prominent publications and its dedication to San Diego Artists.

CityBeat is published every Wednesday, with a weekly circulation of 50,000. The distribution area includes all of San Diego County, from the Mexican border in the South County, to Oceanside in the North County.

Alexander Salazar Fine Art offers 7,000 square feet of art exhibition space in Downtown San Diego featuring the works of international and emerging artists. The gallery also exhibits the works of over 25 San Diego Artists. He encourages the appreciation and understanding of art and its vital role in our society through many exhibitions, artist lectures, community event sponsorship and charity events. A must visit when touring San Diego, located at 7th and Broadway.

Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Tel: 619-531-8996

“Lynn Susholtz” / Movers and Shakers

Art Expressions Gallery / Movers and Shakers / San Diego, CA.
January 21 – February 6, 2010

Lynn Susholtz
acrylic and ink on canvas 6x[24″x24″]
private collection

Exhibited in the show: Movers and Shakers Project (phase II)

My piece for that group show is about Lynn Susholtz, Director of Art Produce Gallery, San Diego. Artist, art activist, teacher, gallery owner, organizer of events (dance, music, lectures, talks), she is an important actor in the San Diego art scene. I wanted a multi-faceted image. Her gallery, Art Produce, won last November a “2009 Orchid Award for Public Art”: “When artist Lynn Susholtz renovated the old North Park Produce building into Art Produce, her plans included a “pedestrian art gallery.” The long and narrow space has storefront windows along University Avenue,where the art is part of the street, the art viewer is also on display, and the activity of the street becomes part of the experience of the art. Places like this are fundamental to the experience of walking in the city. It creates a public space, a meeting space. It is places like this gallery and the view it shares with the street, that make walking in the city worthwhile.

Art Expressions Gallery
2645 Financial Court, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92117

Invited to participate to “Canyon Shadow Play”, an Installation by Lori Lipsman at Art Produce Gallery

Canyon Shadow Play: an installation by Lori Lipsman / Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA.July 25 – Aug. 30, 2010Silk screened print, 10″x10″, limited edition of 10, 2010.  Printed by Claudia Murphy Hill.
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