David Hovan Biography
David Hovan is a multidisciplinary artist with a career that spans over forty years. Initially, David worked in professional theatre as an actor; first, in the Middle East, subsequently the United States and finally, in Canada where he performed in mainstream professional theatres across the country. From theatre, he re-focused his efforts to film and television performance. Inspired to create his own work, David has since distinguished himself with many awards as an independent filmmaker in experimental cinema and video arts. In the midst of his artistic life, David took a break to provide for his family including working as a senior executive at Brightlight Pictures in Vancouver, BC. Once again fully immersed in the creative, David has turned his attention to the visual arts. His abstract works are now held in private collections in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Berkeley and Mexico City. David holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU Dallas, Texas and has studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lori Horowitz Biography
Lori Horowitz is a NY native, receiving a BFA in Visual Arts. She is a multi-faceted artist, with emphasis in sculpture, painting and set design. She has educated students, teaching for six years in theater film and design. Horowitz has created sculpture and multi- media artwork as well as theatrical sets for network TV /theater and feature films. In 2013, she formed a community initiative in N.Y., opening a not-for-profit art space, “Studio 5404” ,showing progressive artwork in all media created by under-represented and emerging artists. Always designing and creating art to promote the spread of culture and creative expression through her work. Throughout her career, she continues to produce artwork, showing in galleries and museums . Her three dimensional relief sculptures are based on society, political issues and the environment, incorporating elements everyday life. Her most recent series of works draw from historical use of relief sculpture and bring these methods to current topics. Often these individuals share a narrative, while other images are candid moments taken from afar when the subjects cannot be interrupted from their actions. Horowitz’s work portrays society’s unseen, as well as attention seekers and brings to light “Who We Are.”
Debbie Green Biography
A vast variety of creative and professional experiences has shaped the artists work of Los Angeles native, Debbi Green. Her background is as varied as each endeavor she took but with an artistic flair. From a fashion designer of junior sportswear; freelance textile and surface designer; costumer in the film industry; owner and creator of a children’s hand painted furniture company; co-owner and designer of a women’ vintage clothing venue. She studied with Signature Artists from the California Art Club and the Los Angeles Art Academy. Their knowledge and talent inspired Debbi to create her own vision
in a most colorful way. “With each painting I increase my vision and scope as a painter. I paint the beauty that surrounds me and what connects me, my paintings and the viewer is a reflection of a wish, a dream or a memory.” Debbi is a member of American Women Artists, California Art Club and shows in various venues throughout Southern California. She also is a contributor to several artists foundations and donates to ‘Guide Dogs of America’. Debbi has made her home in Westlake Village, CA. Excellence, beauty and humor is what she aspires to, in her paintings and in her life.
Ryan Gianelloni Biography
Ryan Gianelloni utilizes both natural and found objects to bring texture and depth to flat surfaces. Often, these objects are inclusive of bamboo, string, and metallic leaf. He is currently the apprentice and assistant of George Dunbar in Slidell, LA. Gianelloni states, “I find myself drawn to the same things that inspire my mentor. Nature plays a big role in what makes our creativity flow,” he also says, “It’s difficult to put a label on my work. I feel it is always evolving and I am constantly pulling from all disciplines.” Gianelloni’s work has been part of the 2018 juried Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Louisiana Contemporary” show where only 25 artists were selected from the entire state.
Justine Formentelli Biography
Justine Formentelli was born in Paris in 1973. She spent her childhood in the Caribbean, the island of Reunion and Morocco where the strong light and vibrant colours have remained an enduring influence in her paintings. She completed her BA in illustration at the Atlanta College of Arts in the USA in 1998. She has been painting and exhibiting in the USA and Europe ever since. Her nomadic life has led her to investigate the transitory nature of existence and the contradiction between this perpetual state of flux and the human desire for stability and structure. She recently graduated with an MA in fine Arts at The City and Guilds of London School of Arts. She lives and works in London with her husband and two sons.
Betty Cox Biography
Exhibited in Europe and the USA. Finalist in Bead Dreams 2017. Exhibited in Wearable Expressions in Pales Verdes, CA 2017, 50toWatch, San Diego, and APERO Fine Art Catalogue 6/2017, “Pose”. Published in national and international Bead magazines. Loves teaching bead embroidery.
Andrea Cook Biography
Sharing the Inner Light - Artist Andrea Cook creates art that resonates on many levels. Andrea plays with texture, pattern and repetition to create unity in each unique piece. She employs her imagination and inner light to create a connection with her viewer. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Andrea discovered her artistic desires early on and received encouragement to follow her dreams. “My first childhood classes were drawing, watercolor, and ceramics. I continued art through high school, where I enjoyed metals, ceramics, and printmaking. I have always loved exploring new media.” “My desire was to make one-of-a-kind, original art,” explains Andrea. “I went on to attend UT El Paso, where I fell in love with sculpture. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Painting.” After college, Andrea continued to explore different artistic endeavors. “I was working on large scale, soft sculpture installation,” she explains. “It was at this same time that I started the ‘Garden of Roses’ as a large, soft sculpture, temporary installation.” The ‘Garden of Roses’ project is made of hand dyed, painted, or pure fabrics made from canvas, burlap, cotton, and muslin. The fabric is ripped into strips and dipped into an archival quality glue. Then, she forms the fabric into rose designs varying in color, shape, and size. Andrea would then mount them on canvas or panel. “I love for my art to be beautiful, colorful, and textural working with pattern and repetition to create unity,” says Andrea of her creative process. “I like for my work to create an illusion and for it to connect to the viewer. I always have an idea of how I want an art piece to go, but I try to let the work happen naturally.” She continues to work with a variety of techniques. Exploration, risk taking, change, and growth have all contributed to the techniques that she uses in her work today. “Sharing my inner light, passion, and imagination is my way of making important connections.”
Celeste Christie Biography
I see art as a vehicle of communication, with the power to provoke, inspire and excite. I am inspired by everyday landscapes and objects which can be portrayed with an element of abstraction to provide viewers with a new perspective, contemplation and re-consideration and evaluation of common landscapes and scenes. My art is a creative outlet which
is constantly transpiring and evolving to reflect my latest inspirations and natural surroundings. I am inspired by the outdoor landscapes and in each art piece I create, I strive to create the perfect balance and harmony between nature and abstraction. I grew up in Winnipeg, and began painting at the tender age of 3 using blue paint and my hands. I currently live in Calgary, working as a commercial interior designer. Art and design have been a consistent passion and theme in my life; providing balance and harmony within.
Janet Bludau Biography
Janet Bludau received a BS degree from Fullerton University with additional design studies at the College of Marin and UC Berkeley. She is a several time award winning artist whos works can be found across the country as well as internationally. Janet often consults alongside designers, lending size, color and placement advice for her commissioned pieces. The application of paint is not only done with brushes. To create interest I also use palette knives for the interplay of thick paint, combined with smooth brush strokes. Frequently seen in my work is the layering of color as well as the visible undercoat. Color combinations and juxtapositions are the focus rather than capturing exactly what the eye sees in nature. Abstraction is obtained through my interest in geometric shape and line. When I view a landscape, my eye will simplify and see the graphic qualities within. Transferring a scene to the canvas, I play with various geometrics and perspectives. Line, shape and angle are pushed and pulled until they are pleasing to my eye and articulate the mood I am trying to convey.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.