The Artists of 2017
Jerry Arndt – Mixed Media
Jerry graduated from Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and followed art into the advertising field. Jerry is now retired, a member of the Ramona Art Guild, and painting more. The art is fresh, mixed media pallet knife expressions.
Ruth Barnett – Painter
Ruth is an oil painter of both landscapes and still life. She paints in between travels and has quite a photo collection of beautiful scenery to paint from. Her designs try to capture a moment in time through the use of light and shadow. Ruth also works with clay and stained glass. Part of the 2Create Gallery exhibit.
Bradley Begent – Mixed Media
Bradley is a contemporary multi-media artist who is an environmentalist and uses recycled materials to put his vision on canvas.
David Begent – Metal Sculpture
David is a sculptor and multi-media artist. His work is contemporary, and in many cases defies description.
Molly Jaeger-Begent – Acrylic
Molly has been painting for many years, and is a contemporary acrylic artist who lives in Ramona. She attended the Art Students League of NYC, and is currently showing in the Del Mar Art Center. mjbegent.com
Jane Brown – Mixed Media
Jane started her career in art in Marin County where she worked full time and took evening art classes. As a member of the Arts of Bear Valley, she won Best of Show in Calaveras County. Her work was on display in the Aloft Gallery in Sonora. She was the coordinator of The Gallery Group in Calaveras County. Education: Calaveras County – Kathleen Dunphy, Oil – Judy Cann – Oil, George Derkee – Oil, Stephen Hall, Ceramics; Monterey County – Rich Brimer oil and Debra Smith – Watercolor
Lynette Bredow – Acrylic, Watercolor & Oil – Barrel Artist
Lynette has been painting either personally or professionally since the early 70’s. She started in oils on canvas, but in the late 80’s early 90’s she was introduced to acrylics. She enjoyed the fast drying of the paint resulting in instant finish to her projects. In 2014 she was again introduced to a new medium…watercolor. That has opened a new world to painting. This is Lynette’s 4th year as a Ramona Art & Wine barrel artist. She has tried to do a barrel that speaks about Ramona and its history. This barrel will help the Ramona HeA.R.T .Mural Project. You can see some of her fine art on her web site at lynettebredow.com
Lauren Chiara* – Various Mediums
Lauren Chiara is a local, award winning, Ramona artist who has spent the last 8 years revitalizing her love of artistic exploration in watercolor, pen and ink, and acrylic. Actively involved in the Ramona Art Guild, the Ramona Art & Wine Festival and the art community, Lauren also teaches monthly art classes at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room.
Marsha Cook – Recycled/found objects
The Art Center Ramona (instructors exhibit)
Marsha enjoys working with a variety of found objects and recycled materials in mixed media formats, to discuss messages or statements. She creates assemblage/sculpture as well as hand painted silk. Sometimes though, she says, “it’s all about fun!”
Lyn Feudner* – Glass, Jewelry & Metal – Barrel Artist
Inspired by the beauty of nature, Lyn reinterprets her artist talents in glass, wire and plasma cut metal. Fused glass and fused glass jewelry are the main body. Lyn is a local North County San Diego fine artist. She expresses her love and appreciation for nature through her artwork. Lyn studies art locally at UCSD, SDSU, and Palomar College. Her education includes studying at the University of West Florida, and working on her B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. facebook.com/lyn.feudner
Anne Garcia – Fiber Arts
Anne discovered textiles when she learned to sew at age 12 on a treadle sewing machine. She quickly developed a love of color, texture and the process of making cloth into clothing. As a young woman, she progressed to the fiber arts of spinning, weaving, and quilting. Anne celebrates the joy of using color and texture in weaving and incorporates those elements into her designs. Creating cloth from wool, cotton, alpaca and other fibers is a time-consuming and eternally creative process. Anne is very grateful to spin the wheel and throw the shuttle!
Tom Grubbe – Mixed media
Tom “preserves the beauty of nature.” He creates art through pine needle coiling.
Janene Hanson* – Watercolor, Acrylic, & Mixed Media
Janene received her BS from the University of Minnesota, and a MA from USIU in San Diego. Her love of animals and nature inspire her paintings. They reflect knowledge gained through raising, training and breeding dogs, and Arabian horses for over 30 years. She has worked as a commercial artist designing magazine covers, calendars, catalogs, illustrations for various publications during and after college. Janene is currently a member of Ramona Art Guild. She enjoys learning new techniques through classes at San Diego State, University of California, and Palomar College. Her commissioned work is found in many private homes.
Linda Kelly* - Acrylic Artist
Linda loves to paint on unique and interesting surfaces. Her subjects are endless— horses, flowers, landscapes, birds, and old world angels. As a self-taught artist she likes to capture the fleeting glimpses of beauty to which all can relate. She is inspired by the concept of recycling older elements and turning them into beautiful pieces of art. She is thrilled to work on commissioned pieces, and strives to create works of art in every piece she takes on. She paints on old plates, antique metal tiles, canvas, wood and other amazing materials she discovers. Her works are included in private and corporate collections, and local galleries.
Samantha Marsch – Mixed Media – Barrel Artist
Samantha Marsch depicts natural qualities with transparent layers on wood panels, often using abstraction. Her acrylic and gouache paintings are focused on her connection to nature and her love for the ocean. She depicts natural qualities with overlapping transparent layers on wood panels, often using abstraction. With her art she invites viewers to take a step closer to their natural environment and engage with these elements in a new way. Her art is displayed at the Third Street Gallery in Eureka, Calif.
Johnathan Martinez – Acrylic
Bold and vibrant colors are Johnathan's hallmark as well as painting his subjects without faces. This draws the audience in while reinforcing the ideals of family, love, friendship and the joy of living life. Bold and vibrant colors are Johnathan's hallmark as well as painting his subjects without faces. jmstudioart.com
Helen Munroe - Glass
Helen has been making jewelry for 15 years. She became certified to teach Precious Metal Art Clay in 2006 and in 2007 started making fused dichroic glass projects. Now her art is one or the other or a combination of both! She loves learning new techniques.
Ron Lee Oliver - Oil
Ron creates his art as a legacy for the future and for contemporary collectors to enjoy a piece of creativity and beauty they can be inspired by again and again when brought into their personal environment.
Haley Poole – Acrylic
Haley Poole is a full-time vet assistant and biology graduate who spends her time outside of work focusing on her truest of passions, being creative. Her work draws inspiration from her life, both from her love of animals and science. From the graphite drawings of animals that she’s been sketching from the time she could hold a pencil, to the art of turning gems and stones into fine jewelry, to her newest passion, acrylic “Nebula” paintings, Haley loves exploring, cultivating, and expanding her creativity through art. Instagram @Nordic_Catlady
Charlene Pulsonetti – Mixed Media
Charlene creates art inspired by the American Southwest. Her work captures the beauty and character of this complex landscape, as well as its history and people. She produces southwestern inspired art, landscapes and humorous illustrations of Sheriff Joey, a dog in the west. charlenepulsonetti.com
Sandra Sevilla - Jewelry, Acrylic, Photography, Mixed Media
A native Ramonan, Sandra has always been creative in some way. Winning her first blue ribbon at the then Del Mar Fair at the ripe age of 10 for a drawing of a Macaw, she now holds a third place ribbon for her most recent submission of an elaborately decorated cow skull. She is continuously learning new skills and honing them to perfection. She enjoys photography, creating southwest style beaded jewelry, leather work, decorating cow skulls, and abstract painting. Displayed at 2Create Gallery. Facebook.com/santafewest
Louise Shadonix - Jewelry
Louise was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was immersed in several cultural and artistic programs which now helps her envision much of her work and bring it to fruition. Her items are primarily sculpted; either as a unit or as a carefully crafted ensemble of individually sculpted pieces. Louise primarily makes her jewelry pieces out of fine silver. Her Fine Silver Art Jewelry contains enameling, mixed media, gemstones, pearls, and 24Kt gold (EP). She teaches, by appointment, at her home studio in downtown San Diego.
Aaron Taylor – Sculpture Wood
Aaron Taylor learned how to hand craft wood furnishings in his grandfather’s shop, from the time he was 7-years old. He learned how to create a glass-like, fine wood finish performing production hand-sanding, and quality control, building custom guitars for Carvin-Kiesel Guitars, for nearly a decade. Now pursuing a degree in drafting, and cabinet and furniture technology at Palomar college, Aaron brings his own creative energy to his woodcraft, finally working under his own banner, NorseHorse Woodworks, to build all things wood, with excellence and passion.
Beryl Warnes – Fiber Arts
Following a passion for weaving since initiation in 1974, Beryl continues to explore and experience the joy of creativity in this medium. She has owned and operated Julian Weaving works since 1989 and Academy of Hand Weaving since 2015. Her son Skylar Farr has joined her to keep this ancient art form alive and growing, finding its place in present times and for future generations. Their goal is to promote cottage weaving to balance out the technological age we live in.
Rich Watson – Plein Air Sketcher
Rich Watson will be doing portraits and other drawings of the event while it is going on which people can purchase. Rich doesn’t have to dream about the ocean, sailing and cruising because that’s what he does these days and shares his experiences through his hand-drawn Plein Air sketches. They are spontaneous and charming. Part of 2Create Gallery exhibit.
Don Weeke – Gourd Artist
The focus of Don’s work is to create form utilizing natural fibers and materials in combination with traditional basketry techniques. In his work you may see gourds, oak branches, eucalyptus bark, date palm seeds and fonds which he puts together in amazing ways. Part of the 2Create Gallery exhibit. Website: www.donweeke.com
Pamela Wilder - Acrylic - Barrel Artist
Pamela’s original paintings depict a naturalistic view of southwestern landscapes, vineyards, grapevines, and floral art. Pamela Wilder is a self-taught artist with a love of finding beauty in nature. Working primarily in acrylics she brings out the vibrant color and light of the world around us. Her artwork can be seen at The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery, and she is a member of the Ramona Art Guild.
Nancy Wiley - Jewelry Artist
Nancy studied Fine Arts at Santa Monica City College and at Long Beach State. She has a background in many different mixed media arts, which include: Jewelry, Drawing, Painting, Stain Glass, Sculpting, Etching, and many more. Nancy presently has her own studio in a small town in San Diego County.
The Art Center of Ramona is an Inclusive Community Art space, where art as a process is paramount, and where the community and the artist are put into direct contact. Their mission is to create a rural community art space, where Traditional, Expressive and Conceptual Artists come in contact with each other and the larger community. At the Festival, the Art Center will provide an area for visitors to do “abandoned art”—the practice of creating an artistic piece of any size or shape and "abandoning" it somewhere in the world. It can be kept by the finder, left, or re-gifted—like a random act of kindness in art form. There are abandoned art groups all over the world. For additional information about the Art Center, go to theartcenterramona.com
*Legacy Recognition: We will be recognizing our "Legacy" Artists. Artists who have supported and participated as artists in our event every year since 2013, will be specially recognized in our online and printed promotional materials.