2010 Programing

Movers and Shakers: Who's Who in the SD Visual Arts

Exhibition: Thursday, Jan. 21 - Saturday, Feb. 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Expressions Gallery
2645 Financial Court, Suite C, San Diego , CA 92117 Link for map to gallery
Exhibitition hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm
More info: Patricia Frischer 760-943-0148 or Patricia Smith 858-270-7577

Educational Component


Nina Zhu’s portrait Women with Red Hair was chosen from a selection juried by SDVAN for special recognition at the Movers and Shakers 2. Nina Zhu is a 16 year old 11th grader at US ARTS Education Center. Her teacher for this portrait project was Fred Xu. The center offer offers enrichment programs in fine art for kids age from 4-18 year old. They believe strongly in their goals to encourage artistic creativity in youth, provide professional training to help develop talent, enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills and increase appreciation for arts. The school was founded by Jianmin and Jianxin Zhao with emphasis on a combination of Chinese and Western teaching styles and methods and is recognized by the California Department of Education.

LIPSTICKS - These laughter provoking, moving mouth puppets can be made using photos, drawings, paintings or even cut from your favorite magazine. The can serve as attention getters and conversation starters at a variety of events. Use them for vaudeville performances to deliver one liners or just to help your students or children become involved in the arts. Instructions are linked for the simple or more deluxe version. Creative kudos to Lynne Jennings of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry for the invention and lesson plans of the LipSticks. Please open this PDF for instructions for making LipSticks with your students, your kids or for yourself.

Sean Sullivan Portrait Workshop - San Diego Visual Arts Network and the Movers and Shakers 2 exhibition are delighted to support a special Portrait Painting in Oils Intensive 2 day workshop taught by Sean Sullivan at the San Diego Art Department. This course covers Intensive Glazing Techniques & the Secret to the Seductive Glow. Sat, Feb. 20th from 11am – 2pm & Sat, Feb 27th from 11am – 3pm. To register Andrea Chamberlain 619.299.4278. The San Diego Art Department (SDAD) a s a program of The San Diego Art Institute; Museum of the Living Artists, offers art classes, workshops, studio space for rent, and gallery space for monthly exhibitions. The mission of SDAD is to establish itself as a sacred place that encourages the creativity of artists of all ages and stimulates the ongoing flow of ideas and expression. SDAD offers painting classes in oil, watercolor, acrylics, from portraits to still life, plein air to abstract. Also in the curriculum are classes in drawing, mosaics, stained glass, silk painting, and jewelry making.


2008 Programs

San Diego Visual Arts Network and L-Street Fine Art Gallery presented

Movers & Shakers: Who’s Who in the San Diego Visual Arts World
Local Artists Portray Local VIPs

Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Presented by San Diego Visual Arts Network and L-Street Fine Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
L-Street Fine Art Gallery at the Omni Hotel " San Diego's Hotel of the Visual Arts"
628 L Street , San Diego , Ca 92101
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am. - 5pm., Sundays 1pm - 5pm
Info: Patricia Frischer 760-943-0148 or Ann Berchtold 858-254-3031

View the information document with images of all artists Movers and Shakers at L-Street

Patricia Bean - Constance White (Art Program Manager, Public Community & Customer Relations Dept, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority)
Dan Camp - Jonathan Segal (Jonathan Segal FAIA & Development Company)
Alida Cervantes - Jean Lowe (Installation artist, lecturer at UCSD)
Mireille des Rosiers - Felicia Shaw (Director Arts and Culture, The San Diego Foundation)
Raymond Ellstad - Mary-Catherine Ferguson (Museum Director, California Center for the Arts, Escondido)
Gerrit Greve - Derrick Cartwright, (The Maruja Baldwin Director, San Diego Museum of Art) and Vas Prabhu (Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation , SDMA)
Raul Guerrero - Larry Poteet (lawyer, SDAI board member, art collector and Debra Poteet collector and both honorary VIP hosts for SD Art Prize)
Pamela Jaeger - Robert Pincus (Art Critic and Books Editor, The San Diego Union-Tribune and Sign-On San Diego)
Philipp Scholz Rittermann - Mary Beebe (Director, Stuart Collection , University of California)
Jeff Yeomans - Hugh Davies (The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)

Art Expressions Gallery and San Diego Visual Arts Network presented

Movers & Shakers: Who’s Who in the San Diego Visual Arts World

Movers and Shakers: Who's Who in the SD Visual Arts

Reception: Friday, Sept 5 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Show continued until Oct 4
Art Expressions Gallery
2645 Financial Court, Suite C, San Diego , CA 92117 Link for map to gallery
Exhibitition hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm
More info: Patricia Frischer 760-943-0148 or Patricia Smith 858-270-7577

Listen to Patricia Frisher's interview about Movers & Shakers on Art Rocks Radio.

Special note: A percentage of sales from Art Expressions Gallery exhibition was made as a donation to the non-profits: San Diego Visual Arts Network and ArtsBusXpress.

See Photos & Slide Show from the Opening by Julio Rodriguez - courtesy of the International Institute of Photographic Arts

See Photos & Slide Show from the Opening by Cong Nguyen


Collectors Cocktails: How to Commission Art

Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - $15
Special Guests: Ellen Phelan*, Art activist, educator, and noted contemporary art collector
and Charlotte S. Jensen**, Fellow American Society of Interior Design

Commissioning a portrait can be a way to immortalize a loved one or a group of people. There is a great history of status connected with having a portrait done by a famous artist. But there are many reasons for an art collector to commission work, including replicating existing works at the size desired by the collector, not having to settle for a copy or print of a desired original piece that is no longer available, coordination with an existing collection or display in size or content, and for the purpose of providing an intimate experience for the collector as they involve themselves in the process of creation.

• Don't be afraid to ask an artist if they do commission work.
• Get to know the artist, both in terms of their professional resume and past market values, and as a person. Make sure they feel comfortable with your request.
• Allow the artist some freedom in the creation of a piece. An artist will usually do their best work when they feel that he or she is trusted, and not too confined with limitations.
• Get a contract. While many collectors and artists have great experiences without a contract, there are many others who do not. You need to agree on deadlines and prices and what to do if you are not happy with the end product. Contracts protect the interests of both parties!
• When an art collector commissions a piece, he or she often gets more for their money than buying an existing work, including involvement in the creative process, and establishing long lasting relationships with an artist. Above all, it's fun!

*Ellen Phelan, Art activist, educator, and noted contemporary art collector
Ellen Phelan earned her University of California, San Diego degree in Philosophy and Art History. She was docent chair at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now SDMCA) and developer of the museums Art to Schools program; Contemporary Art Instructor for UCSD Extension; Instructional Expert in Art History for the San Diego City Schools Gifted Program; President of the Art Council Board of the San Diego State University School of Art, Design, and Art History; Program Chair and Chair of the Contemporary Arts Committee for the San Diego Museum of Art; Curator of More is More exhibition at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, Moving Pictures (LA painter Condé Osgood) and a sculpture installation by Kenneth Capps at La Sierra University Brandstater Gallery in Riverside; Member of the COVA (Combined Organization for the Visual Arts) Advisory Board where she was a speaker on Art Collecting for the Barnes and Noble Art Lecture series and Moderator of the panel discussion (Public Art Dialogue in Escondido with Pincus, Sass and Hamilton); Juror of art exhibitions for Sushi, the Childrens Art at the County Fair in Del Mar, Small Images Exhibition in Fallbrook, Earth Day at the San Diego Art Institute, the 2007 Clairemont Art Association and the SDAI regional exhibition in Balboa Park.

**Charlotte S. Jensen, FASID, Award winning interior designer and art collector
Charlotte Jensen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Her love of art and art history led her into the field of interior design. She has practiced residential, commercial and institutional interior design in San Diego for 35 years. For her many years of volunteer service to further the profession of interior design, the American Society of Interior Designers has honored her with the prestigious status of Fellow. Throughout the years Ms. Jensen has commissioned a variety of works for her projects. Some of the more public projects have included UCSD's Housing and Food Service buildings, the Chancellor's offices at UCSD, La Jolla Bank, Thunderbird International, La Playa Tower and El Mirador Tower at Coronado Shores. She enjoys working with artists to create a piece that may be unique in size, subject matter or technique for her interiors. In addition to her design practice with Charlotte Jensen & Associates, Ms Jensen has lectured on the use of original art and the importance of the proper lighting on art. Ms. Jensen believes that art is the soul of an interior space.

Collectors Cocktails: How to Commission Art is part of the Arouse Yourself with Art series designed for the SmART Collector feature of SDVAN.

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