Participating Artists – June 2019

DAVID LOVEJOY
Assemblage

LOVEJOY STUDIO 1000 N. OAKLAND AVE. PASADENA, CA 91104

Los Angeles artist David Lovejoy has worked as an artist and designer since the 1980s. His early career in graphic design supported an extensive arts education at several schools and studios, focusing on ceramics and design. Known primarily for his assemblage and installation work, Lovejoy repurposes existing artifacts and fragments, arranging them to form new compositions.

PATRICIA JESSUP-WOODLIN
Assemblage

GIDDENS STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2174 MIDLOTHIAN DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

“My artwork is the reflection of an inner journey, both intuitive and spiritual. Through the seemingly endless manipulation of found images, I strive to create artworks that are both provocative and pleasureful while simultaneously reflecting my personal experiences as well as the richness of my diverse ancestry. “

LINDA BROOKS
Assemblage

HEATHER MORROW STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2818 ST. JAMES PL.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Taking found objects and turning them into something that tells a story is my passion. I start each project with one thing that sparks my imagination and build on that initial inspiration. An unusual piece of vintage jewelry, a shoe box filled with used stamps, even a broken toy can evolve into a work of art. I strive to inject a bit of humor and irony into each of my pieces.

JEANNE CASON
Assemblage

GOTHARD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
215 Laurel Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

Reassemble, Recycle, Reuse Jeanne Cason: For the last 40 years she has been mother, caregiver, chief cook and bottle washer. She has been breadwinner, gardener, contractor and recycle collector to make ends meet. She has currently made changes in her life that allow her to regain her strength as an artist and creator. Her current theme is Recycle, Reuse. Come by and see her latest rescue.

DAARINA ABDUS-SAMMAD
Ceramics/Mosaics

DAARINA’S DESIGNS
946 DOLORES DR.
ALTADENA, CA. 91001

“My ceramic designs share an array of eclectic discoveries in clay. I enjoy creating both functional and decorative whimsical ceramic art and often strive to join one, in the same. The limitless inspirations I receive while working with clay come to me as I collaborate with the medium to extract the many expressions waiting to be shared.” I marvel at the process of “Turning Mud Into Meaning”™ each time I create a work of ceramic art.

CHRISTIAN BOEHR
Ceramics/Mosaics

BOEHR STUDIO
1177 MEADOWBROOK RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Christian Boehr is a potter and ceramic artist working out of his home studio nestled in the foothills of Altadena, California. His body of work includes wheel thrown planters with unique modernist detailing, sculptural architectural totems with Brutalist leanings, as well as table lamps and other decorative objects for the home. A sense of curiosity and commitment to a high level of craft keep Christian engaged in the creative process as he’s always refining his work and tinkering on the next concept to bring to reality.

GINA BROWNSTEIN
Ceramics/Mosaics

MIKE FLOWER STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
216 W. TERRACE ST
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I strive to make functional pottery that makes everyday life more beautiful. I throw bowls, vases, and mugs on the pottery wheel and hand carve them with organic lines. My pottery is sturdy and meant for regular use but carved to give it a sculptural feel. The textures and colors of my pieces are inspired by the ocean waves, mountain ranges and growing plants. My making process is calm and meditative. I teach high school Ceramics full time and have two young children so making pottery in my studio is how I rejuvenate and center myself. These pieces have an intentional handmade feel with the intention of creating a connection between maker and collector. I hope you will enjoy using my work as much as I enjoy making it.

JEFFERY CHANCE
Ceramics/Mosaics

AEBI STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2027 LAS LUNAS ST.
PASADENA, CA 91107

Clay is earth, and Earth is organic. In the past, I feel I have been too preoccupied with precision when I should have been focusing on the organic. Imperfection are perfect when working with clay. Man is not a machine. Each piece should have a distinct feeling that cannot be replicated.

MARTIN EHRLICH
Ceramics/Mosaics

KATTAIL STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1510 New York Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

I love working with raku firing since I have so many options for modifying and manipulating the result from first centering the clay on my wheel to final removal from the reduction vessel. Yet, with the piece within my grasp from start to finish, the kiln gods still have a major influence on the final result. A close second is working with high fire porcelain. The glazes are so rich and pure on top of the pristine white clay. I get most of my ideas from nature, making a ceramic snapshot of the world around me.

MIMS ELLIS
Ceramics/Mosaics

KNECHT STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1208 N. OXFORD AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

I employ the hard and soft slab method of hand building when creating my pieces. This allows me to fashion the clay in a more organic way. The textures in my pieces are from my handmade stamps. For me, the glazing process is the most magical step of working with clay. I often layer 2 or 3 different glazes on top of each other to achieve swirling movement of colors. Each piece has its own unique personality and it is an incredible privilege for my work to be used in people’s everyday lives.

PEPI FEINBLATT
Ceramics/Mosaics

FEINBLATT STUDIO
1174 N. HUDSON AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Pepi Feinblatt creates mosaics from found, salvaged and donated items. Her back-yard wall mural is her major creation, and the reason she began doing mosaics. The natural world inspired this mural. After a day-long mosaic class, she started the patio-surrounding wall in 2008, completing it in 2017. She mosaics frames and pots, often per customer specs. Recent works include belt buckles, jewelry, bird houses, a wall pendant and a mask. Mosaic materials include tile, pottery, glass, stones, jewelry and other “stuff” found, or purchased at yard sales, thrift stores, or donated by friends and family.

MIKE FLOWER
Ceramics/Mosaics

FLOWER POTTERY
216 W. TERRACE ST
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Mike Flower first got his hands in clay at Pasadena City College in the late 1980’s (and fell in love). He been making handmade pottery ever since. He’s been teaching Ceramics at the high school level for 13 years and a teacher for 20 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University and Bachelor’s from Cal State Northridge.

HEATHER MORROW
Ceramics/Mosaics

MORROW STUDIO
2818 ST. JAMES PL.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Heather is a “Creative Soul” and for the past 14 years she has been working with clay. She throws functional ware and makes jewelry; however, Heather still explores all of the possibilities of clay. She wants to get out of the cupboards and onto your walls. A former member of Xiem Studios in Pasadena, 3 years ago she began the process of building her own studio space in her Altadena garage. Her dream of a fully functioning private studio came to fruition last summer and she is enjoying the ready access “throw her life away.”

ELAINE TIETJEN
Ceramics

LA GENERAL STORE GUEST ARTIST
274 W. LAS FLORES DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Elaine Tietjen’s ceramic artworks are influenced by organic forms and the forces that shape life’s diversity. She enjoys the challenge of manipulating an inert material–the earth itself–to evoke movement, beauty, and growth. Her unique sculptural, functional pieces are individually hand-built with original hand-painted designs. Elaine is also a lifelong student of biology, a writer, a photographer, an environmentalist, a practitioner of Tai Chi, and a steward of 60-foot pines. Her work has been exhibited in the Sturt Haaga Gallery of Descanso Gardens and the McGroarty Annual Ceramics Juried Exhibition. She works at the La Canada Community Center Ceramics Studio.

STEVEN BASSETT
Jewelry/Accessories

LA GENERAL STORE GUEST ARTIST
274 W. LAS FLORES DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I make rings from fine silver spoons and coins.

CAROLINE DUCOUT
Jewelry/Accessories

GIDDENS STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2174 MIDLOTHIAN DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Drawing inspiration from the shimmering lights of water, Caroline uses metals like rose gold and sterling silver in her jewelry. She’s influenced by the warm blues of the Pacific Ocean, the heat-waves of searing California Summers, and the playfulness of surf culture. Caroline easily mixes the luxury of pearls with sturdy leather to create a unique collection of California glamour.

ANITA FINNEGAN
Jewelry/Accessories

LOVEJOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1000 N. OAKLAND AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

I am a maker of things. Be it assemblage art, beautifully hand braided jewels and gems as necklaces and bracelets and paintings. I use all things, found, made and purchased. I get an idea or concept. Then gather and create what ever it may be. I take things that on their own don’t seem like much or anything and turn them into beautiful art pieces and share and sell them to everyone, from every walk of life. My stuff is timeless and ageless.

NINA EHLIG
Jewelry/Accessories

LOVEJOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1000 N. OAKLAND AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Upon leaving the corporate world after decades, I started my art company “Tarnished Scorpio”. I continue to venture the trails of art anarchy through my spiritually charged adornments. My inspiration comes from ancient cultures, mythology and erotica. I consider myself a “Native Californian” even though I was born in Boston. I have attended art programs at the Pasadena Art Museum formerly the Grace Nicholson home and now USC’s Pacific Asian Museum and Temple City High School, Pasadena City College and the Metal Smith Shop at Monrovia Adult School.

Leah Knecht

LEAH KNECHT
Mixed Media

KNECHT STUDIO
1208 N. OXFORD AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

My work is a cross between representational painting and assemblage, or paintings that incorporate actual objects and ephemera, and often resin is utilized to preserve and add dimension. I appreciate the tactile quality said objects bring to the work, and the purpose of these objects compliment the finished surfaces. History, transformation, and throwaway culture are some of the themes addressed, along with more sociopolitical works. There is interplay between depth and surface, and sometimes between abstract and representational. I invite the viewer to think about what is hidden beneath surface appearances, and what is illusion.

leahknecht@icloud.com
leahknecht-art.com

Member of Pasadena Society of Artists
and Arroyo Arts Collective

LAURA DIXON
Mixed Media

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

Anything can be a source of inspiration – images, colors, emotions, music, shadows- but, they are just a start. I let the image develop…take on a life of its own. I love to mix and explore many mediums, but inks, because of their luminosity and transparency, are one of my favorite mediums to work with the final image, like a dream, always surprises me. That’s what I find fascinating about them, and even more how others see and interpret them. So, as the poet Yeats said better than anyone, “Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams”.

BRIAN KUTZA
Mixed Media

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

Through immersion in silent observation, the ability to embrace the movement of ever changing landscapes, elements, and Natural Law is gifted again, allowing these experiences to inspire expressions of fluid forms and capture the essence of what drives us in life.

SUKI MOONPIE
Mixed Media

MIKE FLOWER STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
216 W. TERRACE ST
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Born in Colombia, and raised in multicultural Los Angeles, I am a mixed-media assemblage artist and muralist. My art reflects influence from both cultures. I use color that often creates a dreamy backdrop, juxtaposes patina metals that all come together to tell a subtle story of resilience. I create pieces that have soul, and celebrate the beauty of being human and the feelings we all share. A common theme in her work is love, peace, personal growth- so the story that unfolds is personal to each viewer, and yet universal to all.

KAREN M. HOLGERSON
Mixed Media

KATTAIL STUDIO
1510 NEW YORK DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

The process of using form, texture, color, motion, and
design intuitively is what moves me to create. I enjoy
creating art which challenges the viewer to feel, imagine, and daydream along with me, the artist. My artwork consists of four focal areas: floral, landscape, portrait, and abstract. My florals and landscapes fuse realism and fantasy, while my portraits wish to express something deep about the personalities, feelings,  and/or social conditions of the people I choose to paint. My abstract work is generally composed of colorful repetitive patterns and shapes set against a more neutral background. I currently work in water-based media and collage but will soon work again in oil and acrylic. My short list of favorite artists includes Raphael and Rembrandt, the Impressionists (especially Cezanne), the Fauves, Kandinsky and Klee, the Group of Seven and Zoltan Szabo.

TOTI O’BRIEN
Mixed Media

KNECHT STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1208 N. OXFORD AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

My work comes in different media, both 2D and 3D. The majority of my pieces are collages or assemblages utilizing found objects and my own drawings, paintings, photography or ceramics—disassembled then repurposed. The use of fragments and recycled materials is common throughout my production. Also a narrative element, usually indirect, is consistently present. I like to compose each piece around a core question approached from many different angles, wishing the viewers would feel intrigued, compelled to dig, free to draw their own conclusion. Among my favorite themes are maps and displacement, origins and family ties, nature and relationships.

CATHARINE STEBBINS
Mixed Media

STEBBINS STUDIO
714 E. PALM ST.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I use beauty, an element of unease, and a spark of humor to channel my thoughts and feelings into my works. I begin each piece with a general idea I want to explore, and develop it fully in the process of intuitively responding to the varied materials that inspire me — my own photographs, paper ephemera, fabric, watercolor, and pen — until the final piece reveals itself. My work has been exhibited in the US and China, and is held in private, and public collections, the China Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, China, and 4 Culture Public Art Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

TAMARA TOLKIN
Mixed Media

MIKE FLOWER STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
216 W. TERRACE ST
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I relish the unending search for perfection – always reaching for the elusive harmonic concert of form, subject matter, and content that binds the senses with the mind and heart. It is for me, a most splendid romance between thinking and making.

JOHN COSTA
Digital/New Media

GOTHARD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST

Born in a realm of extreme frost in 1984 on the 13th day of November. Raised in the land of the raging sun to emerge a creature of fluidity in a world of static thinkers. With an imagination that reaches beyond conventional boundaries. He has walked many paths of life but each path always brought him to a similar destination. Good with words his tongue had become worth its weight in silver and as sharp as a double edge sword. Now he has brought his gift of gab to the future generation.

DEBBI SWANSON PATRICK
Scanographer/Photography

DEB SQUARED PHOTO STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
333 MARATHON RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I’ve blended my careers as a writer, storyteller, and photographer into creating unique images. I use flowers, plants, insects, bone, skulls, feathers, artifacts, jewelry, ephemera, and fascinating finds to create striking 3D collages captured in 2D–with depth. This provides a tactile experience while creating a digital image. I don’t use a camera, but rather a desktop scanner to capture “ultra-high-def” compositions that explode with color and vibrancy. I tackle the task of an artist to see in a new way, by using the light of a scanner to create digital still life’s. I enjoy taking the discarded, hidden away, or broken mementos, combining them with the unusual, and creating a wonderful space for them to live on. I am also partners with Deb Halberstadt in DebSquaredPhoto.

NANCY ARMITAGE
Painting

LYNDA PYKA STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1257 N. WILSON AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Nancy (Desmond) Armitage graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. in Fine Arts –Painting Dept. She studied painting under Master Painters like Lita Alburquerque, Peter Liashkov, & Mark Strickland. Since 2000, she has showed her paintings at numerous art galleries in the LA area. She has shown at Washington Reid Gallery & Midcity ARTHOUSE in Culver City & ArtshareLA & Factory Place Gallery in Downtown LA. She has participated in LA Artwalk at Spring Art Tower Gallery in Downtown LA. Armitage is a contemporary painter, she works on storytelling in her landscape and abstract paintings.

ELYSABETH BELLE
Painting

BELLE STUDIO
1688 CORSON ST.
PASADENA, CA 91106

Textile designs, like the face of a human being, tell a story without words. They too convey a feeling, or represent a personality. My love of textile designs grew out of my experiences with designing wallpaper in the late 1980s and early 90s. Designing wallpaper is something I enjoy and have carried forward in my art. When I use textile designs in the background of my portraits, I’m giving the viewer an extra insight into whom they’re looking at. I can include symbolism in the designs or just impart an overall feeling, to tell the viewer a little more about the person. The same can be said about my illustrations. I combine designs with whimsical characters to evoke emotional responses, and to a tell story.

IRENE BOUZAS
Painting

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

My process of creativity begins with the play of colors on the canvas to the sounds of beautiful and inspiring music. This process enables me to develop a rhythm that allows me to play with colors freely, and abstractly. In this space, I can turn inward, step aside and allow the muse to freely flow through.

PEGGY CARROLL
Painting

CALACA JOY STUDIO
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

I am a self-taught artist. I paint anything that tickles my fancy. I also draw Day of the Dead caricatures that I have printed into vinyl stickers.

CLARISSA CASTILLO-RAMSEY
Painting

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

Inspiration for her paintings comes from nature, travels, emotions, and the human condition. She does not have pre-conceived notion about what to paint, except for what color or colors she wants to use. She paints in the moment and lets the imagery be revealed. She prefers using acrylic and watercolor. Occasionally she will incorporate paper and use other mediums to create texture in her paintings. Clarissa wishes to bring beauty and serenity in the collector’s home, work space, or wherever they choose to hang her work. “The world is but a canvas to our imagination” – Henry David Thoreau

MOIRA CUE
Painting

STEBBINS STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
714 E. PALM ST.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Moira Cue (American, b. 1975) is known for large-scale abstract paintings of positive words translated into multiple languages. Panels in the virtue series are frequently layered with leaf imprints; “deliberately accidental” drips, pours, and stains; and raw gestures such as cuts, stabs, and scribbles. Ms. Cue has been called a “true artist” and “voice of the future” by Pulitzer-Prize winning art critic Jerry Saltz. Collectors of her work include the pop icon Madonna. Ms. Cue is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

RAFAELA GASS
Painting

MORROW STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2818 ST. JAMES PL.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Art in general has been part of my life since I can remember. Inspired by music, tattoo art, my travels, spiritual research, and a childhood dream of taking a crayon box, and go coloring the world, my paintings are full of texture, contrast and color. I work mostly with acrylic on canvas, but allow myself to try anything.

CHANTAL GIDDENS
Painting

GIDDENS STUDIO
2174 MIDLOTHIAN DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Chantal was born and educated in France. She has studied art in Bordeaux, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, notably under the renown artist Douglas Bond. Studies of women, and the symbols of their emotions and dreams are a prominent feature of her work. Her love of Asian design, combined with a passion for myth and fairy tales are evident in her paintings. Chantal uses mixed media, but predominately acrylic. She works out of her studio in Altadena.

LULU
Painting

LULU STUDIO
1759 N MADISON AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Lulu studied fine arts and graphic design at New Mexico State University. Disillusioned with the introduction of computers to graphic design, she left the art world to pursue a career as a stewardess, then a career as a mariachi. After playing guitarrón with Mariachi Estrella de Chapala for over a decade, Lulu returned to the art world with a vengeance working in the mediums of water color / ink, ceramics, oils, acrylics, and block printing. She currently works and shows out of Xiem’s Clay Center and her own home and studio.

PATRICK GOTHARD
Painting

GOTHARD STUDIO
215 Laurel Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

Patrick Gothard is a self-taught artist and has been painting for most all of his life. He finds the biggest adventure in life is a blank canvas. “You can create anything you want, go wherever your mind wants to. See what no one has ever seen.” He paints with oils and acrylics on canvas or wood with personal statement and experience, portrayed by his abstract vision with bold charismatic colors. His art is unique and definite. Collectors proudly display the art, showing the work without the intention of making it blend with other surroundings.

MARK STEVEN GREENFIELD
Painting

GREENFIELD STUDIO
1822 LA PAZ RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

My work concerns itself with the complexities of the African American experience in contemporary society. The work often involves my interpretation of the process by which images are formed in the subconscious as realized through my personal meditative practice.. It is my contention that we borrow from this subliminal well on the conscious level and alternately navigate through various layers of consciousness to reach the source of our spiritual selves.

MARVIN JACKSON
Painting

KATTAIL STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1510 NEW YORK DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

My name is MARVIN JACKSON. I am an Artist because I want to make a statement regarding subjects that have a profound impact on me. I was born in Texas but grew up and went to school in California. I attended L.A. Trade Technical College taking Commercial. I graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a B.A., and M.A. in Studoi Arts. Additionally a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential from the same institution. I have taught High School and Adult School Art for 37 years in the L.A. Unified School District. Member of the Pasadena Society of Artists.

REGINA JEFFERS
Painting

AEBI STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2027 LAS LUNAS ST.
PASADENA, CA 91107

My first artist love was for Andy Warhol, and that interest opened my eyes to other options like Haring, and Lichtenstein. That was the only art I like in high school. As I learned more, I loved Calder, Mondrian, Rothko, Klimt, and Kandinsky. I love having fun with art, and exploring new ways of expression. Art should make people smile – both the artist, and the viewer. Looking at the art of my artistic heroes made me happy, and there is always more to inspire like my newest heroine – Yayoi Katsuma.

SONALI KOLHATKAR
Painting

KOLHATKAR STUDIO
1841 SANTA ROSA AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

My art invokes Hindu mythology, both as an homage to and subversion of accepted forms of gods and goddesses. I am drawn to vibrant colors and bold imagery with a folk-art style. My primary medium is acrylic on canvas but I am also a prolific crafter and sell my handmade crafts at local farmers markets. My crafts include resin pendants and blank note cards made from images of my paintings, beaded necklaces and earrings, pyrography (wood burning) on serving trays and wooden spoons, painted trays, hand-painted “upcycled” T-shirts, crocheted hats and scarves, hand-stamped napkins with wooden carved stamps, hand-made all-natural soaps, papier mache, tile mosaic, and baked goods such as breads, cakes, and cookies (food art!).

SARAH NEWBERRY
Painting

NEWBERRY STUDIO
702 E PALM ST.
ALTADENA, CA. 91001

My name is Sarah Newberry. I am a painter and jewelry designer, a lover of treasure and symbolism. I live and work below the San Gabriel Mountains in beautiful Altadena Ca. I work to capture the details of natural forms as the silhouette against the moods of changing color. It has been my dream to create works of art that people can incorporate into their own personal story. My work ranges from large drawings and paintings to tiny hand painted pendants.

STEVE OHLRICH
Painting

OHLRICH STUDIO
1747 OAKWOOD ST.
PASADENA, CA 91104

I am inspired to paint because of the things I see and the feelings they create. I paint to tell these stories and I want my viewers to become a part of them. My work is representational and generally created directly from the subject before me. In some cases, I begin with the subject then allow my imagination to depart and build the story. The world is filled with stories whether real or imagined and I will continue to tell them.

PARVIZ PAYGHAMY
Painting

PAYGHAMY STUDIO
725 E. WALNUT ST.
PASADENA, CA 91101

I was passionate about painting and poetry from a very early age. Painting has been my compass over all the changing stages of my life. My special love of poetry caused me to be dubbed “the poet painter” by friends, professors, and colleagues at Tehran University while studying art there. Poetry continues to influence my work. Federico Garcia Lorca was a significant influence as was the artist Paul Klee.

LYNDA PYKA
Painting

PYKA STUDIO
1257 N. WILSON AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Lynda has left the entertainment industry as a costume designer for 25 years as Mother Nature was literally calling her to get out and paint the great outdoors. Now a landscape painter as well as an event painter, Lynda paints the energy and pulse of the times in events such as weddings and political marches. Her L.A. Women’s March painting hangs in the San Diego Women’s Museum. She is a member of California Art Club and LAPAPA.

BLANDINE SAINT-OYANT
Painting

SAINT-OYANT STUDIO
1170 N. CATALINA AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

I was trained in the US and have been living and working in Pasadena for many years. I am a contemporary abstract painter and a colorist who works with poured paint. My work explores the relationship between fluidity and control, spontaneity and structure, calmness and exuberance. My process employs liquid oil paint poured against a shaded background that allows the different pigments to intermingle and fuse into visually striking patterns. After many years of painting practice, my process is largely improvisational. My aim is to create a space in which contrasting visual elements are interwoven into a fluid composition. I see these paintings as “intuitive landscapes”, many of which suggest fictional natural phenomena.

LINDA SALINAS
Painting

KATTAIL STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
615 E. WALNUT ST.
PASADENA, CA 91101

I am a Pasadena-based artist. I didn’t begin perusing my own art until I retired in 2009. I started by taking ceramic classes in Sierra Madre. Then I met the amazing Eva Margueriette. I’ve been inspired by her and learned so much about painting, watercolor, specifically, developing an eye for color, shadows and negative spaces. With her help I have developed my own style of tight painting. I paint both indoor and in PleinAir in both watercolors and oil. I have painted many homes for friends and neighbors and the program covers for many of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital’s Home Tours. I have attended many events of PleinAir painting, several of Henry Fukuhara’s events in Manzanar, several workshops on the Central California coast, and in the past several years painting in Italy, France, England, Ireland, and recently in Greece, Croatia, Bosnia and the islands of Hydra and Sanitorini. I belong to Mid Valley Art League and have had several local Art shows including Open Studio. I hope you enjoy my paintings.

ELLEN STERN
Painting

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

I love color and I’m not afraid to use it! I find inspiration everywhere I am stimulated mostly by the beauty in nature. I am always in awe by the aesthetics of the planet and I try and capture that for a moment. A lot of my art comes from within. I paint from my feelings and see what happens.

SARAH STONE
Painting

KATTAIL STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
615 E. WALNUT ST.
PASADENA, CA 91101

Life is resilient, sometimes it’s insanely lucky, but it’s also fragile, a porcelain tea cup that we all share. I create art to convey the energy of living, and an appreciation of being here, with all the other lives that share ‘now’ with us. My paintings are colorful visual stories that reflect our shared ride – intensely fragile, yet sometimes magical and durable – in this crazy teacup.

KATHLEEN SWAYDAN
Painting

KESSLER STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
4283 ARALIA RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

My art is influenced by the ancient Greek and Roman tradition of landscape and still life paintings frequently found on the walls of guest quarters in private domiciles such as those found in Pompeii. These images provided a private devotional area and visual banquet for the guests and relayed an expression of hospitality and generosity. This ancient tradition is the undertone of my artwork. I was born in Los Angeles and reside in Altadena. I am a member of California Art Club, College Art Association, Creative Arts Group, Pasadena Society of Artists, and Verdugo Hills Art Association.

LINDA TERNOIR
Painting/Ink Drawings

DEB SQUARED STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
333 MARATHON RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I love color and I’m not afraid to use it! I find inspiration everywhere I am stimulated mostly by the beauty in nature. I am always in awe by the aesthetics of the planet and I try and capture that for a moment. A lot of my art comes from within. I paint from my feelings and see what happens.

BRIAN BIERY
Photography

SONALI KOLHATKAR STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1841 SANTA ROSA AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Brian Biery is a documentary photographer who strives to capture the complexities, contradictions and beauty of life through his camera lens. His world view has been shaped by living in Guatemala as a Peace Corps Volunteer and by working in community organizing projects in the city of Pasadena. His work has been shown in numerous exhibits including the Pasadena Chalk Festival at the Pasadena Museum of History, Dancers of the Lineage Performing Arts Center, and Eaton Canyon Nature Center. In addition, his photos have been published in various magazines including Orion, Z Magazine, Eco Traveler, American Cattleman, and the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine. Brian was the photographer for the book Power of One written by Traude Gomez.

LIZ CRIMZON
Photography

GREENFIELD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1822 LA PAZ RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

My artwork is focused on the tiny things in the natural world that we are systematically taught to ignore as we grow up. I hope that my artwork helps people to disconnect from artificial, man-made reality, reconnect to their humanity and reconnect to that special, magical world that we left behind. It is still there, waiting for us, if we slow down and look very closely.

MARY GOTHARD
Photography

GOTHARD STUDIO
215 Laurel Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

Patrick and Mary Gothard: Artists, Organic Gardeners, and Enjoyers of life!
Together for thirty-six years our home is our studio. We invite you to experience our happy place. The journey of life has allowed us to create in many ways: garden, photography, painting, sculpting, textiles and more. We welcome you to join us, enjoy our peaceful environment and browse through our history of creations. Take a break, sit under tree, sip a cool beverage and meet some new friends. We look forward to seeing everyone here.

DEB HALBERSTADT
Photography

DEB SQUARED PHOTO STUDIO
333 MARATHON RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

News, portrait, and nature photographer/ videographer, photos made in 30 countries, raised in Chicago, ripened in California, Deb Halberstadt, has created compelling images since the age of 15. Deb was a high school and college photographer. After graduation, she founded and co-owned a weekly newspaper in Chicago’s western suburbs. Afterward, she was hired for a “man’s job” with the AP/Chicago and was transferred to LA. Deb was first taken seriously during SoCal’s rainy season covering a story of an ill-fated hippopotamus, Bubbles, who managed to burrow under a fence, lumber away from Lion Country Safari and cause quite a hullabaloo as wandering hippos will do. Deb co-owns “Deb Squared Photo” with Debbi Swanson Patrick, a digital photography/video company with fully equipped insert stage and garden.

ALFRED HAYMOND
Photography

STEBBINS STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
714 E. PALM ST.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Originally from Los Angeles, local artist Alfred Haymond continues to distinguish himself as an accomplished photographer and writer, ever searching for inspiration and meaning in the vintage architecture, rural landscapes, pictorials, street photography and Americana – brilliantly articulated through the lens of his camera. His images are routinely exhibited throughout the year in various venues and he champions the cause of educating younger artists in the community in an effort to inspire and cultivate the next generation of photographers. “There is just something so quaint, therapeutic and very nostalgic about the medium – black and white photography purposely draws the eye intensely to the image. The tones, lines, shadows, nuance & subtle juxtaposition tap into the senses in way that cannot be conveyed the same way if it were in color.”

Alfred Haymond is on Facebook and Instagram @ #alfredhaymond, and can be reached directly at:

adh@observationalphotography.com
observationalphotography.com

JOANNE REVEL
Photography

CALACA JOY STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1355 ATCHISON ST
PASADENA, CA 91104

I am a California Native, with a very Dynamic Visual Communications Background, Utilizing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Television. As well as over 14 years as a Visual Merchandiser, Designing Displays, for my own boutique Business, My Deep love for visual arts and Communications channeled its way into location and creative photography, utilizing the amazing backdrop and versatility of California’s diverse topography and eclectic environments. I feel Deeply that when one creates, when explores what’s within a person’s inner soul, that inner part that connects us all, Through Art, and creative expression, not only does a person tap into their inner emotions and inspirations, but connects and relates it to the viewer, and finds the common threads and emotions that unites us all.

RENEE RUSAK-STROUSE
Aerial Photography/Digital Artist

RUSAK-STROUSE STUDIO
1716 MORADA PL.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I take photos from an airplane. My images capture what the birds see with vibrant detail. I’ve been taking aerial photographs since 2001, along with my pilot husband. Together, we share a truly unique perspective of our planet.

FAWN STEWART
Industrial Photography

GOTHARD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
215 Laurel Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

My work explores the interaction and processes of labor, machines, science, industry and nature. The majority of this exploration occurs in infrared. Just as my own mind works, infrared light “sees” the world with a light that is unseen but not unnoticeable. Will be taking infrared portraits throughout the event.

JOAN AEBI
Sculpture

JOAN AEBI STUDIO
2027 LAS LUNAS ST.
PASADENA, CA 91107

Plaster casting of human forms in both clay ad plaster and their integration into ceramic sculptures. Concentrating on slab construction and hand built ceramic forms using multiple clay bodies.

JAY REED
Sculpture

JAY REED STUDIO
586 ATHENS ST.
ALTADENA, CA. 91001

This year I am presenting several new free-standing sculptures using concrete bases for stability and many other materials including types of woods and metals. I also am working on several new combination photo/painting pieces that feature specific locations in Altadena and use unusual colors and textures in the artworks.

ALICIA SAVIO
Sculpture

SAVIO STUDIO
1465 E MOUNTAIN ST.
PASADENA, CA 91104

I’m a Contemporary Latin-American artist. I won my first award at 7 years old in Plein Air at Buenos Aires Botanical Gardens and exhibited at the Sivori Museum in Argentina, depicting forms in movement through vibrant colors. When I came to CA, I exhibited at UCLA & USC and was recognized by L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. Director Howard Deutch acquired my work for Warner Bros.’s Grumpier Old Men. I created the artwork for the LA Tango Festival at Paramount Studios Hollywood. LA Arts & Recreation commissioned the “Tango Magic!” poster for Hollywood Bowl and LA Philharmonic conductor John Mauceri bought one of my paintings for his collection. Many art gallery shows: Spring Street, FAD, Long Beach Museum, Jonathan Club, Argentine American Cultural Foundation, Music Cinema Art, Self-Help Graphics, NY Art EXPO and “Made in California” & “Wet Paint” and Blu Building at LACMA. I’ve been featured in American Artist and California Art Review. Commissioned to paint dancer mural at Cal State-LA, and created set designs for Burroughs’ Instrumental Music Association’s “Carmina Burana,” acclaimed by Vietnam Veterans Assoc., receiving civic award from City of Burbank Mayor. My bronze dance sculptures were featured at the 4th Annual Art Exhibit at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA and Pasadena Society of Artists at Towns-Burr Gallery in Burbank, CA. Received PSA award for exhibit at Pasadena Playhouse and recently exhibited at Fusion Gallery in Palm Springs, D Gallery in Palm Desert, Beach Vault Art Gallery in Santa Monica and Houdini Mansion in West Hollywood. I express myself through movement- I paint and sculpt the human figure and create art with my soul!

LESLIE AITKEN
Textiles/Sewing

LA GENERAL STORE DESIGN STUDIO
274 W. LAS FLORES DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Leslie Aitken is a clothing and home decor designer/owner of LA General Store Design Studio in Altadena. Her motto is, “If you can dream it, I can make it.” She specializes in one of a kind designs, repairs, redesigns and alterations.

CYNDIE SCHAEFER
Textiles/Sewing

SONALI KOLHATKAR STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1841 SANTA ROSA AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Through my creative mind I have come to create works of art with sewing materials. I started by taking swatches of upholstery and stitching them together. After sewing them together I felt I needed backing. I attached soft fleece cloth to the back of the upholstery. The very first person who saw it wanted to buy it! Since then I have undertaken a variety of creative projects from curtains for a wedding to a t-shirt blanket to building awnings to meditation blankets. I love to find a need and then create a craft or design that is innovative and will inspire.

forbiden_2eat@icloud.com

JOE FEINBLATT
Woodturner

FEINBLATT STUDIO
1174 N. HUDSON AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Joe Feinblatt has long experience working with wood and has been turning since 2004. He studied with master-turner David Ellsworth in 2005, and has exhibited his turnings since 2007. Joe salvages wood from damaged and dying urban forest trees, and turns and carves it into bowls and other vessels: frequently adding patinated spun metal, glass, gold leaf and other colorful materials to his works. Joe turned his creative attention to wood after devoting many years to fine art photography and supervising conservation representatives for the L.A. Department of Water and Power. A native Californian, Joe has degrees from Reed College in Chemistry, and UCLA in Folklore and Mythology. At Reed, he learned about the arts and crafts movement while studying calligraphy with renowned teacher Lloyd Reynolds. As a folklore student, he learned about and was inspired by traditional chair making.

EVE KESSLER
Watercolor Artist/Picture Framer

EVE KESSLER STUDIO
4283 ARALIA RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

There is a fine line that runs between my life as a picture framer and my life as an artist. My frames are (for the most part) made from raw wood that I build from scratch. Painting, staining, waxing as it suits the artwork. When I make a frame, I think of it as a work of art no matter what is going inside. It feeds a need I have to make beautiful things. I’ve been a professional picture framer for over 35 years and have been here in Altadena for almost 6. I have a wonderful studio here where I do all my framing and artwork. My life as an artist began over 10 years ago when I picked up a brush and started painting with watercolor. My first experience sharing my art with the public began at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World here in Altadena and I’ve been painting and showing ever since. I have discovered that I have a gift for capturing the spirit of the animals I love to draw and paint. I do commissioned work and art of my own design.

PAUL MARTINEZ
Other/Fused Glass

GIDDENS STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
2174 MIDLOTHIAN DR.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I fell in love with the beauty of glass decades ago as a leaded glass craftsman. But what really excited me as an artist was fusing glass – heating it to the consistency of taffy, combining new colors, making new shapes, experimenting with how colors emerge as the chemicals in the glass react to heat. I continue to feel something magical happening as glass goes through the fusing process. In making my fused pieces, I use sheet, crushed and powdered glass. I arrange the glass to create an attractive design, then fire the glass multiple times, forming it into a unique piece of the desired quality and shape. I may sandblast the piece, giving it a matte finish similar to stone. Although with experience and training, one learns the ideal temperature settings for the kiln and best types of glass to use, the process is always somewhat unpredictable.

KATE LAIN
Filmmaker/Ceramics

GREENFIELD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1822 LA PAZ RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

I am a Pasadena-based multidisciplinary artist. In my varied works, I play with color, texture, and movement and am interested in ways humans interact with nature. My experimental film work verges on documentary and spans a wide range—from essay film to stopmotion collage to impressionist portraiture. My films have screened at festivals and venues internationally. I approach my ceramics and cyanotypes as collaborations—with material properties, with objects, with natural and chemical processes, with weather and other conditions, with the elements of chance that arise from all of these. Intention and discovery are equally important to my process.

CYNTHIA SMITH
Glass Artist

GOTHARD STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
215 Laurel Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001

My passion for fused glass came from my mother. My passion for art came from my grandmother. I grew up visiting beautiful places such as, the ocean, mountains, Art galleries, lovely gardens and, Artists Studios. All these places have been a source of inspiration I use in each piece I create. I have many wonderful Artists to thank for getting me where I am today. Judith Cook, Patrick and Mary Gothard, Elizabeth Carr, Clara Monax, and Jane Williams. My Art has taken me on a wonderful journey, can’t wait to see how far I can go.

VICKI STUCKEY
Quilting

DEB SQUARED PHOTO STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
333 MARATHON RD.
ALTADENA, CA 91001

Retired Captain Vicki Stuckey learned to sew and quilt from her late Grandmother Julia Shaw. Like most little girls, she started sewing by making doll clothes then making a few items for herself. In 1999, she attended a meeting of the African American Quilters of Los Angeles (AAQLA) and immediately joined. As a member of AAQLA, Vicki has increased her knowledge and skills of quilting. She has completed many quilts both large and small. Many of her quilts have been shown at various venues and she has even won a few ribbons.

JIM INGALLS
Other/Bookbinding

SONALI KOLHATKAR STUDIO GUEST ARTIST
1841 SANTA ROSA AVE.
PASADENA, CA 91104

Using my own handmade bookpress, I create original journals that are unique and functional works of art. My books range in styles from steam-punk to folk art and every step of the process is done by hand, from sculpting threedimensional cover features from clay, to sewing together signatures, pasting the leather or fabric covers, and installing metal buckles and latches. I take custom orders!