The Artists of 2019
Marie Bravo – Acrylic/oil/jewelry – Barrel Artist
Marie Bravo, an art student at San Diego State University, is a Ramona resident and artist, who will be exhibiting for the first time at the Festival. She has been expanding her work to the public by collaborative murals on and off campus, entering into collective art galleries. She painted a pastoral scene on the utility box at 14th and Main, facing 14th next to Dunkin Donuts. She offers portraits, murals, commissioned paintings, and illustrations and is beginning to combine her craft and love of jewelry into metalsmithing and gemstone setting. www.highjinksstudio.com
Lynette Bredow – Acrylic, Watercolor & Oil
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
Chalon Campbell – Jewelry
This is Chalon’s first showing at the Festival, and she will be offering hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry or fine silver using precious and semi-precious stones. She started making jewelry in high school when it was offered as a class. It was then that she realized she loved the process of working with sterling silver and using a torch. The moment the solder flowed, she was smitten. she continued making jewelry over the years since high school, but in the last 10 years, she has concentrated on learning more through an excellent teacher and perfecting my craft. She has been selling jewelry to the public for the last three years
Bev Coalson – Acrylic, Mixed Media
This is Bev’s first year to participate in the Festival, and she will be offering Acrylic Abstract and Mixed Media paintings. Art has become her new love since retiring from a 30-year sales career. The vibrant colors of acrylics combined with the endless potential of mixed medium have given her joy, purpose and opened up a whole world of self-expression that she loves being able to share. She has participated in two art shows at Art on 30th, where she has also sold paintings.
Marsha Cook – Recycled/found objects – Barrel Artist
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!”
Susan DePriest, Glass Art
Susan loves color! Kiln formed glass and enamels enable her to combine vibrant colors with the excitement of creating beautiful objects utilizing special kilns, molds and casting materials. She creates fused and slumped glass art and functional objects.
Jamie Dougherty – Barrel Artist
Jamie Dougherty has been creating artwork for more than fifteen years. Born and raised in Ramona, she still lives here with her husband and their two children. Jamie loves to create a wide range of artistic designs but she is best known for her female faces. Many say her faces are inspired by her daughter, and you can find her features hidden in each face. Jamie is also a product designer in the craft and hobby industry, and has had two signature collections with Prima Marketing Inc. In addition, she has independently produced Art stencils and also self-published adult coloring books. Her fine art skills explore watercolors, mixed media, and sculpting. You can find more about her as well as her work on her website: www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com
Lyn Feudner* – Glass, Jewelry & Metal
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
Laurie Fuller – Acrylic
This is Laurie’s first appearance at the Festival. After a long career in Illustration and graphic design Laurie has happily reunited with her love of painting. Moving from the digital canvas back to physical canvas has been an adjustment, but she is embracing the challenge. She is learning that creating fine art is a continual journey with no specific destination, and to trust the process of experimentation that results in growth. Her hope is to create work that includes the viewer in her journey by stirring in them a feeling, memory, desire, or their imagination to create the story behind the painting.
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!
Cappie Geis – Acrylic
Cappie has always been creative, making jewelry, writing recipes, drawing. She began painting approximately two years ago and has been juried into many shows at Art on 30th. She loves painting with the talented artist there. Her pieces are based on Abstract but she enjoys painting recognizable figures over the abstract background.
Tom Grubbe – Mixed media
Tom “preserves the beauty of nature.” He creates art through pine needle coiling.
Linda Kelly* - Acrylic
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.
Arthur Leonardi - Animator/cartoonist
Arthur Leonardi was the director and writer of the animated titles for “The Revenge of the Pink Panther” and “The Trail of the Pink Panther” movies starring Peter Sellers. An animator for Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Universal Pictures and many more, Art Leonardi will be providing original art for the festival's silent auction and will be selling authentic cartoon backgrounds, original cells of famous cartoon characters and autographed copies of books about the Pink Panther. This is Art’s first appearance at the Festival.
Tina Millsap – Jewelry
Tina began working with art glass in 1977. She and her husband Michael opened Blue Dolphin Art Glass Studio in 1978. After a long love affair with first stained and then fused glass, in 2008 Tina began combining her love of fused glass with the wire wrapping process to create one of a kind jewelry pieces.
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.
Kathy Oxford – Jewelry
Kathy’s family moved to San Diego in 1960 and although she has lived in many parts of San Diego, Ramona has been her home for the last 18 years. Life on a small horse ranch demands resourcefulness, preparation, invention, and grit. These same characteristics carried her through 30+ years of teaching and are proving priceless in her metal-smithing work. Her jewelry is often one-of-a-kind and pushes beyond the usual precious metals, stones, and traditional techniques. She is inspired by her surroundings. Truenorthjewelry.com.
Danni Pearson – Paintings, Photography, Pyrography – Barrel Artist
Danni Pearson is an artist, wife, and mother to two amazing children. She is passionate about her art – whether faces, canvases, wood, or rocks, she’ll find a way to decorate them. She is a self-taught pyrographer, creating amazing works on everything from wooden spoons to cutting boards. She is an admin for the Ramona Rocks! Facebook page, creating everyday art and encouraging others to follow suit. She volunteers her time and painting skills to various community events, including face-painting at her children’s school and beautifying electrical boxes. She is one of the artists who turned a Ramona utility box into art.
Charlene Pulsonetti – Mixed Media – Barrel Artist
Charlene Pulsonetti creates original watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired by the American Southwest. Her work aims to address the complex relationship of humanity and the natural world, as well as the humor in everyday life. Charlene was born in New York and currently resides in Ramona. A visual artist and traveler, she prefers the portability of watercolor and ink when on the road and in the wilderness. After graduating with a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, she participated as Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona. From here, she has participated in multiple group shows throughout eastern Long Island. She has participated twice in Crescent City, California’s “Art Walk”, and has pieces in the collections of the Boston Public Library, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and Petrified Forest National Park. Her most recent work was a public art installation in Riverhead, New York titled “Sanctum”. Part of the 2Create Gallery exhibit.
Karen Riedler – Mixed Media – Barrel Artist
"In Good Humor. That's a title fitting of my work. Do you agree? Come find me and see! I believe it's funny when these things are written in third person. How many will be written in third person I wonder? Count them up and let me know. I make art as an expression of myself. I make it to stay sane, to stay true. I like to make art that makes people smile, or giggle, or think just a little. I'm a goof. I try to get serious about it all and fail. Too much of life is so serious and tragic, that I try to make my art an escape from reality. An attempt at Pop Surrealism, without showing much effort into the "Pop" part. Too cartoony to be classic, too expressive to be commercial, too scary to be cute, too cute to be scary. My work has always been what is not enough or too much of everything, and that's just fine by me."
Lori Sutherland – Mixed Media
Lori Sutherland is a local award winning artist. She shows her work in the 2Create Gallery in Ramona, and has been a participate in the Ramona Open Studio Tour for several years. Lori is know for her detailed and colorful colored pencil art, but is also doing acrylics, and most recently acrylic poured paintings embellished with stone, glass, and metal.
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.
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.