Ron Kenedi Biography
Born and raised in New York city, Ronreceived his art degree at the state university of New York at Stonybrook where he studied with well- known New York school artists and art historians such as Nam June Paik, Lawrence Alloway and Allan Kaprow. After graduation he spent a year teaching drawing at the Mediterranean Institute in Mallorca, Spain. Returning to New York, Ronattended the Art Students League to learn printmaking. He moved to Nevada County in 1971 and has maintained a residence there till today. While continuing to paint, draw and show his work both domestically and internationally, Ron became a leading presence in the Solar Power industry and headed up the N. American operations of three major, global, solar panel manufacturers. Today he lives with his wife and two small dogs in Nevada City.
Rebecca Katz Biography
I grew up with a spatula in one hand and a paintbrush in another, among a family of artists and cooks. I received my first watercolors at age 5, when I also observed my mother and grandmother transforming mounds of brilliant vegetables into delicious, comforting soups. I’ve blended the two together, as chef/author of 5 award-winning cookbooks and a mixed media artist. In my twenties I worked in marketing in NYC. One grey day, in my tall grey office building in my grey office, I had a flash of insight. If I continued on my current career path, not only would I be burned out in short order, but I would live a grey life. I fled to Italy, with no language and no luggage (mine was lost), clutching a map in Italian and my innate curiosity, I found color, texture and atmosphere. I found a studio to paint in mornings and an Italian signora to teach me cooking in the afternoons. I began a life of exploration, inspiration and healing through food and art, and offering that to the world of people in search of both. I became a professional chef. I found my niche in food and healing. I played with flavor, color and texture to connect nutrition science to the plate, and pioneered an intelligent, novel and delicious use of food in the treatment of cancer. My nonprofit Healing Kitchens Institute continues to work closely on healing through food with survivors and health professionals in major US cancer centers. Today, I find making art and cooking creatively are both opportunities to be fully present in life, to pay attention to color, texture and composition. To be inspired by nature. To be so absorbed in tasks that time expands. Working in my kitchen or studio is an immersion experience, in a vibrant, reverent, tactile, visual world.
Luke Jones Biography
I’m a 22 year old, self taught artist who uses traditional mediums. I have a passion for the intricate beauty of nature, the wonders of the imagination, and for the things that can be made when the two are combined.
Curator Review: Changing Of The Leaf
The symbolism and fantastic flow in this transformational piece is quite awe-inspiring. Artist Luke Jones has taken great care and consideration in merging the natural movement of a leaf into a partnership with light, dark, subtle and bright colors. This equity offers up a graceful tranquility yet lively scene to the viewer, and showcases the intelligent and fluid expression of Luke Jones.
Karyl Dokos Biography
Inspired by her background in architecture, Karyl Dokos makes textiles using a century-old family collection of fabric and clothing. Scraps are mashed into composite material, much like lumber chips are pressed with glue to make flake board. The infrastructure of a garment—seams, cuffs and collars—become structural elements of a composition. The disparate mix of materials references ad hoc assemblages such as shanty towns and favelas. Remnants of individual lives—an early 1900s mattress cover (made of flour sacks), a 1970s polyester disco jacket—come together in a jumble of textures and time. The intent is to use the detritus of life to construct a spontaneous sense of order, a momentary place of shelter. Karyl Dokos grew up in New Orleans where she earned a Masters Degree in Architecture from Tulane University. She is currently working as an artist and designer in Central Texas.
Nathan Altier Biography
Junior year of high school, I won first place and received an honorable mention in an art contest put on by the Southern Maryland Women’s League, for two separate pieces, a lithograph print collage and a painting. I was incredibly encouraged and realized at this moment that I wanted to make a living using my talent and doing what I loved. I was accepted at the Maryland College of Art & Design and honed my skills there as an artist, making the Dean’s List every semester until I graduated. After receiving an AA in Visual Communications, I decided to continue my education at the Atlanta College
of Art and graduated with a BA in Computer Art. Shortly after graduation I realized that a career in computer art was not my passion, I transitioned to fine art painting, utilizing my computer art background. While I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, and experiment with abstractions and realism, I prefer portraiture. People fascinate me and I love the challenge of bringing out their personalities through my work.
Sachi Yoshimoto Biography
Sachi Yoshimoto is a Tokyo based self-taught artist who works mainly in oil medium. She loves the warmth that the medium gives to her work. Artistically inclined from a young age, Sachi has worked diligently to bring her art to life. In 2013, after years of amateur work, Sachi decided to pursue her art wholeheartedly. Sachi’s style of work is “true-to-life,” focusing on the breath she finds in organic and inorganic objects. Her vision is to bring life into the objects she’s attracted to in everyday life. Apart from regular art commissions, Sachi often donates certain pieces and commission profits to animal charities she loves. Like her art, Sachi continues to evolve and improve. Her ultimate aim is to have her artistic journey make everyone’s life a little brighter.
Pamela Waldroup Biography
Exaggerated angles of view and juxtaposition of serendipitously placed elements combine with moody, sometimes dramatic light in Pamela Waldroup’s photographs to leave the viewer with a sense of a presence unseen but felt in her eclectic body of work. Originally from the Midwest, she continues to document her East Coast experience with a newcomer’s fascination for details. Waldroup has established herself as a fine art photographer on the North Shore of Long Island. She holds a B.F.A. from Ohio University and a M.A. in Drawing and Printmaking from Long Island University where she studied with master artist Stan Brodsky. Waldroup’s intensive experience in printmaking with Dan Welden in Florence and in the Masters in Art Workshop at Southampton inspired her transition to digital photography as her primary media. Her photography is about hyper-focusing on the subject to solidify her experience and prompt a memory, real or imagined, to surface both for herself and the viewer. Working primarily in black and white, Waldroup says she has been inspired by Edward Weston to create images of dynamic movement that often take on a sculptural quality. The absence of color allows the viewer to become immersed in the place, mood and time depicted, but leaves room for personal interpretation and imagination as well. Waldroup taught darkroom and digital photography, and fine arts, for 32 years while successfully exhibiting her work and the work of students in many local and regional venues. A member of fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, NY and National Association of Women Artists in NYC, she has exhibited in the metropolitan area, including: Alex Ferrone Gallery, Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, fotofoto Gallery, East End Arts Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Art League of LI, LI Museum, 2018 LI Biennial at Heckscher Museum, and the EXPO 38 Winners Exhibition at b.j.Spoke Gallery in March 2019.
Curator Review: Flow
This beautiful image with its surreal outline and strong shadows, allows the imagination to roam. The delicate curves and fused values, evoke a gorgeous sense of motion and mood. Artist Pamela Waldroup gracefully conveys a continual path that evolves into what the mind’s eye wishes to see. Her poetic vision of an organic element in shades of gray, black and white, is truly lyrical.
Diana Wahlborg Biography
Diana Wahlborg is a upcoming artist from Gothenburg Sweden. She loves to use bright colors with acrylic paint, gold/ silver leaf, collage and she wants to awaken something within the viewer. Her art is an inner expression of life filled with creativity, colors and to live everyday with passion, to dare to go outside our own comfort zone. One could say that art is a part of her everyday life. For the last 10 years she’s been working with personal development, intuition and lectures within this area. Her art studio is situated in Gothenburg Sweden.
Roberto Torres Biography
I have always had an interest in the representation of traditions that have been passed down in my family; while demonstrating my knowledge through interpretations of my experiences through various formats. As a first-generation Mexican American (Chicano) artist I uphold a great responsibility to carry on a voice to benefit communities who are underrepresented while breaking down barriers that separate people from societal divisiveness in America. I am creating a body of work that is concerned with the past, present, mythological, and supernatural aspects of Mexican culture. Bringing attention to these complexities in my current work that also expresses sociopolitical issues that Latin Americans face
on a daily basis. Employing a variety of artistic approaches including all forms of printmaking, ceramics, and mixed-media. I am creating a narrative that speaks to the rich tradition while also investigating contemporary problems. Understanding my provenance allows me to form the body of work that is more than just a display of techniques or ability to work in different styles. Most work can be a separation of two cultures in contrast to neighboring countries of Mexico and the United States. I feel that my best work affirms the complexity and the values I had grown to appreciate and communicate to the viewer a deeper understanding of my origin.
Vincent Temu Biography
Vincent Temu also known as Vensa Temu (artistic name) is realistic drawing artist from Tanzania born in 1995. He took four year course in fine arts when he was in secondary school later on he decided to be a full time artist after finishing his engineering studies (irrigation engineering) at water institute 2014-2017. His main medium is charcoal and graphite on Manila paper . Vincent Temu participated in some group exhibitions such as “Urithi Festival “ which is an exhibition prepared by Government of Tanzania under ministry of tourism , He also performed his solo exhibition at “Aura Mall” titled as Draw with your experience. Vensa Temu also participated in workshop prepared by Mulika Tanzania in the Project known as Ongea Project.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.