Born in Orange, California, long time San Diego North County resident,
Jerry Waddle studied art, marketing and psychology at San Diego State
College, now SDSU. He is a life long artist and student of the arts.
He wears numerous hats as an art dealer since 1963 specializing in 18th
and 19th century prints, and an antique merchant specializing in antique
jewelry and mid-century Americana. As a bookstore proprietor, he specializes
in books on art, music, poetry, drama, and alternative fiction. Waddle
also curated Lowbrow Art: Nine San Diego Pop Surrealists exhibited
at Oceanside Museum of Art in 2009. He continues to feature numerous
local artists as gallerist and proprietor of Ducky
Waddle's Emporium in Leucadia. Jerry Waddle is married to musician
and artist Joyce Rooks.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"The future of Visual Arts in San Diego is found in our potential.
Our responsibility as artists is to produce quality original art worthy
of notice and our responsibility as gallerists is to recognize and promote
the best and educate the public as to the value of art and how it enriches
our lives. San Diego is provincial and the native patrons are few. Realization
of our potential lies in the hands of the few, plus seasoned art collectors
from other areas who migrate here as San Diego becomes more cosmopolitan.