California Dreaming at OMA Oceanside Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition

“Big and Small California Dreaming”, 30×22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, college, on arches; has been selected for the exhibition “California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California” Traveling International Art Exhibition 2014-2015.

Chosen from nearly one thousand entries, jurors selected approximately 50 artworks to travel with California Dreaming. Juried by Peter Frank, Drew Oberjuerge, Daniel Foster, and Alfio Borghese

My catalog summary of the work: I am a native Californian, born in downtown Los Angeles in 1949. My teen years were the 1960 and I was a “beach bunny”, surfer-chick. I loved Disneyland and can almost say I grew up there—I went so often in the 1950s. So with these statements framing my life, I am a true Southern Californian living the dream.

My artwork, “Big, Small California Dreaming” takes the viewer on a journey from the desert, to the mountains to the sea by way of the large yellow “sun” to the spikey collage peaks ending in the blue washes of the sea. The use of ink creates a joining of the energies/vibrations and the circle-on-a-stick shape I call PODs which are people and represent the “crowd-dynamic of habitation in and through and around the southern California landscape. Including tourists and locals alike, we explore and mingle together.

When I look at this piece its joyfilled vibration reminds me of the “its a small world” ride at Disneyland and the magic that ride represents. I remember when it made it’s debut at the park… I was there.

Exhibition traveling to the following venues:

The first of the 3 venues is in Italy… the Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone in Frosinone, Italy.  The show dates are October 4 – 28, 2014.

Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA; December 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015  (Reception- Dec. 6 from 6-8pm)
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; April 21 – July 5, 2015 (Reception- May 7 from 6-8pm)

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Here is a listing of participating artists: Sharon Allicotti, Craig Attebery, Alexsandra Babic, Vincenzo Balsamo, Lisa Bartleson, Olivia Bouchard, Virginia Broersma, Lorraine Bubar, JT Burke, Craig Deman, James Doolin, Jorg Dubin, Kari Dunham, John Eden, Michael Field, Star Foreman, Carlene Frances, Kenda Francis, Steven Gibson, Dirk Hagner, Bradley Hankey, Brooke Harker, Teale Hatheway, Danny Heller, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Bryan Ida, Seta Injeyan, Glenna Jennings, Yoichi Kawamura, Roy Kerchhoffs, Mary-Austin Klein, Gary Lang, Dan McCleary, Douglas McCulloh, Allan Morrow, Hung Viet Nguyen, R. Mike Nichols, Fiona Pattinson, Kim Reasor, Lara Jo Regan, Jeremie Riggleman, Junn Roca, Karrie Ross, Catherine Ruane, Gwen Samuels, Cory Sewelson, Barbara Sexton, Gregg Stone, Nicole Strasburg, Young Summers, Daena Title, Jen Trute, Cynda Valle, and Donna Westerman.


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