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Barbara Nigro

4018 Highway 78
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-4603

bnigro@pacbell.net

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BNDJewelry

http://www.etsy.com/shop/bnigrophotography

Photography • jewelry
 
Barbara has been a photographer for many years doing work for political campaigns, real estate promotion and portraiture. She has a passion for landscapes, scenic vistas, nature and historic sites. Her outstanding photos of early California missions and close-ups of native plant life reflect this keen interest and skill. Her background in art and art history clearly is seen in her photography.

Working with design firms, her photography has been used to enhance the designer’s concept. Her work graces the walls of many homes and offices. She works with designers as well as other artists and professionals to document their work for websites, brochures, promotional materials and album/CD covers.
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Cathy Ozbun

P.O. Box 785
Julian, CA 92036                            760-765-2946

juliancountrycrafts@gmail.com

Graphic Artist knitting • crocheting



Cil Padilla

3 Rocky Ridge
Irvine, CA 92620                            714-730-1903

cilpad@cox.net

Painter-watercolor • oils


Louise G. Peron

P.O. Box 422
Warner Springs CA 92086
760-306-4600

peronltg@gmail.com

Painter-watercolor



Helen Petre

Grand Oaks Studio

P.O. Box 371
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0346

Acrylic mono printscollage • mixed media •  assemblage • artist books

Helen Petre has been recognized for accomplishments in watercolor and oil painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, mixed media and artist's books.

Helen Petre received two art scholarships.  Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, receiving many awards.

Helen was born and raised in New York City, briefly studied fashion illustration, worked during WW2 as a mechanical draftsman.

"Helen Petre:  Prolific book artist, painter, and collage artist extrodinairre."

 San Diego Book Arts Newsletter




Michelle Phillips

P.O. Box 1814
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0226

michellephillips300@yahoo.com

Painting on feathers


Tashi Powers

P.O. Box 12
Warner Springs CA 92086
760-505-6384

tashizangmo@yahoo.com

Oils sculpture • drawings



Mary Prentice

P.O. Box 2158
Julian, CA 92036
858-401-0075

Mary Prentice has worked in many mediums and studied drawing, painting, and illustration at the Art Center College of Design.  Her move to Julian has inspired recent acrylic paintings which explore light and color in landscapes and  gardens.

Pen & Pencil • colored pencil • lampwork glass • acrylic painting

maryprentice@gmail.com


Nora Read

24427 Del Amo Rd.
Ramona, CA 92065                     760-440-0543

Oils



Bettie Rikansrud

P.O. Box 2366
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0757

rikansrudrb@yahoo.com

www.bettierikansrud.com

Painter-oils

Bettie Rikansrud received a BA in Art at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Her emphasis was painting and printmaking.  After a career in teaching and raising three children, she and her husband, Rudy, relocated to Julian, where he was raised.  Since 2005, she has devoted more time to painting in her studio and plein air.  The mountain area provides unlimited subjects to paint:  barns, mountains, lakes, streams, cattle, and mountain meadows.    Although Bettie paints mostly landscapes, she enjoys portraiture, having done that for many years.  Bettie paints with oils, acrylics and watercolor.  She is a member of the California Art Club and has been a member of the Julian Art Guild for several years.  She exhibits at The Julian Gallery on Main Street in Julian, The Banner Queen Gallery, and bi-annually with the Julian Arts Guild at the historic Town Hall.  For the last 4 years, she has been on the annual Julian Open Studios Tour.  Bettie’s love of painting has been inspired by incredible atmosphere and light which permeates the Julian countryside.


Annie Rowley

Santa Ysabel Gallery
25462 Davis Ranch Road
Santa Ysabel CA 92070
760-782-2703

annierowley@santaysabelgallery.com



Marjorie Rubenson
P.O. Box 208
Julian CA 92036
760-765-2423

mwrube@cox.net

www.StudioMPottery.com

Pottery • sculpture 

Inspiration for many of my pottery vessels comes from nature, as does the clay I use in my work. A gift for me is the beautiful red-brown clay I dig on my ranch in Julian. After I learned the basics of how to throw on the potter's wheel about 35 years ago, I found it to be relaxing and a very creative and expressive art medium. The soft feel of the clay and its pliability makes working with it almost a meditative thing.



Sandra Seville

19924 Pasqual Highlands Rd.                Ramona, CA 92065
760-415-9920

sandrajeanne09@gmail.com

Photographer • oil painter • jewelry • yarn • metalwork

As a San Diego Back country native, Sandra is no stranger to art. She won her first blue ribbon for her submission of a color drawing of a Macaw at the Del Mar Fair when she was just 8 years old. She has since dabbled in anything from drawing and painting to crochet and metal artwork, as well as writing her first novel, and now has taken on photography and beaded jewelry.

Sandra enjoys photographing scenic landscapes as well as historical buildings throughout the Southwest and post-production painting of the photos on canvas makes her work fun and interesting. Her beadwork jewelry can be simple to ornate with a southwestern influence. The barbed wire crosses, originally created by Thayer Brehm, and adorned with beads by Sandra, are inspirational pieces to be displayed in the home, office or church. They have been seen in many art and fashion shows, galleries, and rodeos from Palm Desert to Prescott, Arizona.

“I am new and nervous about showing my work to people, but my goal is to get it out there so others can enjoy what I do as much as I love creating it”. 


Teresa Shanahan

1505 Frisius St
Julian, CA 92036                          619-857-8784

tslifeline@aol.com

Ceramic • mosaic 


Blynn Simmons

P.O. Box 627
Julian CA 92036                          760-765-3366

blynnfineart@earthlink.net

Painter-oils • pastel • pencils

A world traveler, art has been a passion, especially wildlife.  Living on our mountain in the east county for many years has given me the luxury of observing our abundant wildlife and capturing it in oil, pencil and pastels.




Angela Simpson

P.O. Box 306
Warner Springs, CA 92086
760-782-0570

adwsimpson@gmail.com

Painter-watercolor • acrylic • oil • photography

Angela Simpson is a local artist who lives in Warner Springs.  She currently paints watercolors, oil and acrylics and has studied with Stan Goudey, Joe Garcia, Carol Ravy, Cindy Triplett and David Musser locally.  She also studied art at Saddleback College with Betty Weiss and Wayne Horvath, taking classes in oil painting, watercolor, life drawing, sculpture, ceramics and color and design.  She enjoys painting landscapes and still life from her own photos as well as the many flowers in her garden.  She has been commissioned to paint portraits, residences, wineries and landscapes. She may be reached at the above email address or her studio in Warner Springs.


 



Arlene Smith

P.O. Box 2412
Julian, CA 92036
760-310-6368

applesandart@sbcglobal.net

Pottery • sculpture • wood stained glass mosaics
 
Arlene spent her adult life as an accountant until she moved to Julian and discovered she could create art.  Now she tries different mediums, but her favorite is pottery.



Sally Snipes

P.O. Box 775
Julian, CA 92036
760-522-8244

Painter-watercolor
 
Sally Snipes has created art in Julian California for 35 years. Capturing light and sense of place has been her passion in the art world. Teaching art for 30 years in private classes, in public schools, and at resorts has kept her creative mind sharp. An amateur botanist, master gardener, garden designer, glass artist, and daffodil specialist, she has painted landscapes, florals, and plein air. Learning more about plants of this great earth and putting them into her art is her joy.

A native Californian, she was born and raised in Dana Point. She has attended the University of California Santa Barbara, the California Art Institute of San Francisco, and the Instituto Allende de Quanajuato, Mexico.



Ted Snoddy
P.O. Box 311
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0116

tvettes5@hotmail.com

Photography



Summer Snow

P.O. Box 66
Aguanga, CA 92536
760-215-0170

Painter-watercolor

Summer earned degrees in Science and Mathematics and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  She recently discovered an artistic avenue of expression through watercolor and acrylic painting, as well as photography.  Her subjects include wildflowers, expressions of nature, native indigenous rock art, and ocean, lakes, and sea life and their surroundings, as well as mystical fantasy paintings and series of Oriental Koi paintings emphasizing balance, tranquility, and harmony, which bring a quiet peace to the observer. She also designs and creates handcrafted Mother Nature Jewelry. She is a member of the Julian Arts Guild and has participated in several of the art shows in Julian and surrounding areas. She currently has works of art at the Banner Queen Gallery. She built her own art gallery website: http://www.summersnowcreation.com

and has a Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SummerSnowCreation/128055783940341



Melanie Snowhite

P.O. Box 696
Julian CA 92036
760-765-1410

mksnowhite@aol.com

www.melaniesnowhite.com

Photography
 
Melanie Snowhite is a San Diego based photographer specializing in equine and canine photography.  Some of her work has appeared in local galleries in the San Diego area, and she has received international as well as local recognition of her work. 

Melanie is a member of the Photo Arts Group, the International Horse Photographers Association, Julian Art Guild, The Equine Art Guild and the Equine Photographers Network.


 

Susan Stevens

33888 Upper Meadow Rd.                     Palomar Mt, CA 92065

858-603-2102

mahalosu@san.rr.com

Acrylic


Christine Summers

4456 Highway 78                                     P.O. Box 1254
Julian, CA 92036
619-417-4926

samadhicenterforthearts@gmail.com

www.studiiosamadhi.net

Supporter


Jean A. Todd

23410 Oakley Place                                 Ramona, CA 92065

Jtthebean@msn.com

Acrylic watercolor pen and ink


Jack Varonin

P.O. Box 1798
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-0443, 510-390-0604

moozhick@yahoo.com

Painter- watercolor


Robert J. Verdugo

1295 Leon Lane
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-4839

verdugorj@gmail.com

Painter- watercolor • oils • stained glass


Leslie Wagner

P.O. Box 116
Warner Springs CA 92086
760-782-0490

Painter-watercolor • acrylic



Mary Walker
P.O.Box 982
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-4839

marysuniverse@gmail.com

Painter- watercolor • acrylic

Although born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Mary Walker spent the majority of her childhood living in Mexico.  Her family moved to San Diego when she was 16, upon her father's retirement from the foreign service.  The move to Julian came in 1989, when she moved here with her husband and her four children.  After three and a half years, the family moved to Ramona for a seven year stint as Christmas tree farmers, with a return to Julian in 2000. 

The study of art began in 2006, after the death of her son Danny, who was immensely talented and was her inspiration for the journey into art.  With no self-perceived natural talent, the jump into painting classes was very intimidating.  However, she was determined to learn to see the world around her with an artist's eye and to someday paint her children's portraits.  She persevered through seven semesters of Palomar College watercolor and acrylic painting classes, held every Saturday at the Escondido Campus.

Mary's paintings focus on two areas very near and dear to her heart.  The first is her children and grandson, and the second is nature.  The paintings of her children explore familial relationships and are taken from favorite photographs.  Her landscapes are meant to convey the magnificent beauty of the mountains in and around Julian.  Every painting has layers of meaning, spiritual as well as concrete.



Gary M. Watts

P.O. Box 1107
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-2443

smokewatts@aol.com

Painter- acrylic • oils • pen & inks pencil stonework




Don Weeke

P.O. Box 931                                          Julian, CA 92036
760-765-2108

donweeke@yahoo.com

www.donweeke.com

Gourd art • basket weaving

Don Weeke has been making baskets and gourds for more than 35 years. He teaches and exhibits nationally. The primary focus of his work is form, with texture as a secondary consideration.He combines natural materials with traditional basketry techniques. His work is featured in numerous publications such as the books 500 Baskets and The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and the magazines American Style and Fiber Arts Now.



Graham Wilder

Julian Images Gallery
P.O. Box 2434
Julian CA 92036
760-533-3368

grahamwilder@julianimages.com

www.julianimages.com

Fine art nature photography

Even before picking up his first camera as a young boy, Graham looked at everything as though framing a photograph.  For him there was always a unique and interesting way to "see" things, especially the beauty and variety in nature.  As a result, even his earliest photos were striking in their originality of perspective and composition. 

Though encouraged by friends to pursue a career in photography, after graduating from the University of Michigan, Graham's life took a more inward turn.  For the next 29 years he lived a secluded life devoted to the practice of yoga and meditation, exploring realms of subtler beauty beyond the reach of physical sight.  Graham relocated to Julian in 2005; since then, his passion for photography has once again come to the forefront.  The result is the birth of stunning images that capture a haunting beauty and tranquility that transcend nature's outward forms, conveying a uniquely wonderful and sometimes whimsical view of "reality."

 

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