Upcoming Events & Showings

ART SAN DIEGO 2017

Sergott Contemporary, Booth #409

Julia S. Rasor is exhibiting at ART SAN DIEGO, Sergott Contemporary, Booth #409ARTSD is featuring an international slate of artists and galleries.

Avante-Garde, Just the Right Amount of Wrong, Julia S. Rasor, bronze
“Avante-Garde, Just the Right Amount of Wrong”, bronze, 59x8x19, Julia S. Rasor, ART SAN DIEGO 2017

The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting.

Information

ARTSD
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Center
Sergott Contemporary, Booth #409
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

September 28- October 1, 2017

First Preview
Thursday, September 28 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM
UBS & RMG VIP Club / Invitation Only

Opening Night Party
Thursday, September 28 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Complimentary Valet Parking

Main Show Hours
Friday, September 29 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, September 30 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday, October 1 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Avant-Garde Catwalk, Julia S. Rasor, bronze
“Avant-Garde Catwalk”, bronze, 12x29x4, Julia S. Rasor, ART SAN DIEGO 2017

 

Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop – September 2017

Venue – San Diego Artist Retreat

I have been asked to have my next workshop be teaching air-dry clay sculpture with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior
San Diego Artist Retreat, studio exterior

Medium – Air-Dry Clay

Air-dry clay does not require firing, is light weight, and allows a more versatile design as any material e.g., wood, plastic, metal, paper, etc. can be incorporated.  In addition, an internal wire armature allows the sculpture to be easily posed in any configuration and wired to various objects.

Being able to incorporate a variety of materials in a sculpture is a feature I particularly like about air-dry clay.  In my travels I collect interesting twisted roots, textured dry desert branches, shells, etc. which I incorporate into sculptures such as in my Spirit Series.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, spirit
Transforming Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

I also attach air-dry sculptures onto found object bases such as with my Willow Spirit sculpture and Rock Climber sculptures.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, shoulder detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, hip detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, rock climber
Mantle the Crag, on wood slab base, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, neck detail

Making sculpture in this way is very personal and specific to the artist – it preserves a history important to them via their collected artifacts into a piece of art – a heritage and memories that can be passed down to family members.  Constructing the sculpture in the form of a figure captures the artist’s emotion associated with the gathered objects and projects it into the piece.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

San Diego Artist Retreat workshop studio
San Diego Artist Retreat workshop studio

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

Location: San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook (directions provided to registered students)

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

Registration: Email Julia at jsrasor@gmail.com to receive a Registration Form.  Receipt of a completed form and payment check will reserve your place in the workshop.  Workshop Instructions will then be emailed to you.  This will be a fairly small group of 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Instructor’s Background

As a medical device inventor and entrepreneur (inventing the tools that physicians use, www.MedicalDevice.com), Julia S. Rasor explores materials and often uses found artifacts in her sculpture that will both, convey topics she is passionate about and preserve time, resulting in a unique, expressive body of work (www.FineArtSculpt.com).

Julia merged her art and science careers – it not uncommon to see her fearlessly experiment with a wide range of media and subjects resulting in sculptures that emanate both dark and light emotion – Yin and the Yang.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S. Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Julia S.Rasor

Her sculpture series include world events (The Recession), the afterlife (Spirits), high fashion (Haute Couture, Dancers), and strange departures into the unusual (FractAliens).  Her 12 exhibitions last year included Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, 50 to Watch, and a Solo Exhibit at Fallbrook Library.  This year’s exhibits include Sparks Gallery, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas City Hall Solo Show, and La Playa Gallery three artist show in La Jolla.  Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, an art immersion experience for artists and collectors, where she holds workshops and studio/gallery tours, overnight guests can book a stay in the private casita (Avocado Ranch/Artist Retreat, Private Casita, Pool).

Wax to Bronze Sculpture Workshop August 2016

Fine Art Wax to Bronze Workshop

Fine Art Sculpture, Wax to Bronze, Point of View, Julia S. Rasor
Point of View, Julia S. Rasor, bronze on found object base

Acquiring the skill to sculpt in wax rather than clay can cut the time and cost to create a bronze sculpture by one third to one half because only one, rather than two molds is required.  See Lost Wax Casting Process for the detailed procedure.  Students will make a 6 to 8 inch single figure from sculpture wax that will be sent to the foundry to cast a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture.

The base of the sculpture will be made from the artist’s found object(s) resulting in a piece that is very personal and specific to the artist – it preserves a history important to them.

Constructing the sculpture in the form of a posed figure captures the artist’s emotion and thoughts and projects them into the piece.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

Location: San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook (directions provided to registered students)

Dates:

Sculpting: 3 Saturdays August 13, 20, 27, 2016;

Sculpture Pick-up & Critique: 4-6 weeks from August 27 – dependent upon foundry schedule

Time:

Sculpting: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Sculpture Pick-up & Critique: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Fine Art Sculpture, Wax to Bronze, Precarious Situation, Julia S. Rasor
Precarious Situation, Julia S. Rasor, wax on found object base

Workshop Total Cost: $555, includes:

Instruction, wax, and tools: $355

plus Foundry materials and labor cost to sprue, coat, fire, cast, clip, weld, grind, sandblast, patina, and mount on base (group discount from foundry for class): $200

Registration: Email Julia at jsrasor@gmail.com to receive a Registration Form.  Receipt of a completed form and payment check will reserve your place in the workshop.  Workshop Instructions will then be emailed to you.  This will be a fairly small group of students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.


San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA

Fine Art Exhibit

I am very pleased to have been given 1st Place in Ceramics for Tribute to Vogue this year at the fair.  The original ceramic is not for sale, however, the sculpture will be available in limited edition bronze, 20x5x5 inches.

Fine Art Sculpture, Tribute to Vogue, Julia S. Rasor 1st Place
Fine Art Sculpture, Tribute to Vogue, Julia S. Rasor 1st Place

Tribute to Vogue is a contemporary model posing squarely with hands in pockets to highlight Vogue’s haute couture and radical hair style of 2012.  This sculpture is one in my Fashion Series.

I also received First Place in Ceramics in 2014 for Weight of the World.  This sculpture is from my Recession Series of sculptures.  It portrays all struggles, pain, and disappointments.

This year at the fair I am

Fine Art Sculpture, Idle Hands of Industry, Julia S. Rasor, Donated Award
Idle Hands of Industry, Julia S. Rasor, Donated Award

also pleased to have been given A Donated Award from the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for Idle Hands of Industry from my Recession Series of sculptures.  This sculpture represents a number of industries hit hard by the recession, e.g. paper hand=writers; driftwood hand=artists; cement hand=building contractors; steel mesh hand=building materials manufacturers; rusty machine part hand=machining.

San Diego County Fair

Exhibit Dates: Friday, June 3 through Monday, July 4
(The Fair is closed Mondays except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays)
Exhibit Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM, Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays; 11:00PM, Fridays-Saturdays; 11:00PM, July 4.
Exhibit Location: East Grandstand, 1st Floor


Phantom Gallery, Oceanside

Exhibition Invitation

Curated by Ruth Jameson

Phantom Gallery Oceanside Exhibition
Phantom Gallery Oceanside Exhibition, Julia S. Rasor

North County Sculpture Salon

Salon Explorations

My sculptor group, North County Sculpture Salon, has a group exhibition.

North County Sculpture Salon (NCSS) is an organization of eighteen North San Diego regional sculpture artists with the mission to provide a professional and social forum for mutual education, connection and collaboration.

Salon Explorations I - Regional Sculptors Exhibition

Salon Explorations I – Regional Sculptors Exhibition

A wide range of sculpture media and diverse genres are represented by this limited art group.  NCSS meets bi-monthly in the work space of an inspiring artist host, to critique, share art information and sculpture work in progress.

The Encinitas Library Gallery 3-D Exhibit is part of the City of Encinitas Civic Arts Program.One of my pieces on exhibit is the limited edition bronze “With the Flow” on a black granite base, 7x13x9 inches.

Fine Art Sculpture With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronzeWith the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze

Exhibition Information

Location: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Reception: Saturday May 21, 2016, 1 – 4pm

Exhibition Dates: May 17 to June 28, 2016


Found Object Sculpture Workshop Summer 2016

Found Object Sculpture Workshop

I have been asked to have a workshop teaching found object sculpture.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook.  Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture. For details click on Julia’s Blog link.

Fine Art Sculpture, Industrial Plummet, Julia S. Rasor

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

Location: San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook (directions provided to registered students)

Dates: Coming Summer 2016

Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Basic materials are provided and large tools loaned.

Cost: $210

Registration: Email Julia at jsrasor@gmail.com to receive a Registration Form.  Receipt of a completed form and payment check will reserve your place in the workshop.  Workshop Instructions will then be emailed to you.  This will be a fairly small group of 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.


Solo Sculpture Show at Fallbrook Public Library

Fallbrook Public Library Rasor Show Poster outside patio
Fallbrook Public Library Rasor Sculpture Show Poster outside patio

Fallbrook Public Library

The Fallbrook Library is a beautiful new contemporary building. The setting for the sculpture exhibition is the beautiful back patio, the garden patio, which provides a perfect setting for sculpture.

Fallbrook Public Library entrance
Fallbrook Public Library entrance

Sculpture Exhibit

The solo exhibit was curated by stone sculptor Larry Miller of Fallbrook.

Sculpture Installation: March 4, 2016

Fallbrook Public Library, patio Rasor solo sculpture exhibit
Fallbrook Public Library, sculpture garden patio

Opening Reception: March 11, 2016, 6-8pm

Show Closes: April 29, 2016

 

 

 


Accepted – 50 To Watch 2016

Showcasing the region’s visual artists through local exhibitions, online gallery and a national publication under the 50 TO WATCH banner.  A biennial project to promote San Diego’s contemporary artists on a national level.

Information

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – May 15,

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor, ceramic, San Diego CA, FAllbrook CA

FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor

2016
Opening Reception: April 2, 2016, 6 – 9 PM
Closing Reception: May 14, 2016, 6 – 9 PM

Location:

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St, San Diego, California 92104

Jurors

Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Christine Knoke – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator

Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego


Fine Art Sculpture Workshop – Julia S. Rasor

Fallbrook School of the Arts

Ceramic Figure Sculpture for Adults

Four Saturdays: Coming Summer 2016

Fine Art Sculpture, Tribure to Gaston and Tribure to Gaston II, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, Tribure to Gaston and Tribure to Gaston II, Julia S. Rasor

9:30 am – 1:00 pm
310 East Alvarado St, Fallbrook CA 92028

To register call the school 760-728-6383, sign up online at Fallbrook School of the Arts  or drop-in the first day to register.

Clay and tools can be purchased in class. Bring an apron or old clothes and magazine page examples of people in poses you like – examples will also be provided in class. Call Julia at 408-395-3335 for questions. Read more on my blog Julia’s Blog.


San Diego Artist Retreat, Fallbrook, CA

An Art Immersion Experience

Retreat programs take place in a spectacular rural mountaintop avocado ranch setting offering panoramic views, sunshine and quiet providing an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and reflection and refinement of artistic work. Artists receive facilitation to plan and produce art that inspires and excites imaginations and strives for excellence.

Fine Art Sculpture, San Diego Artist Retreat
Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor San Diego Artist Retreat
Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat
Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat

See a video of Julia at work sculpting in her studio, describing her sculpture and art journey, and showing the San Diego Artist Retreat venue.

Contact Julia at 408-395-3335 for a schedule of workshops and application to a retreat or residency program.


San Diego Botanic Garden

“She is Shotokan” on exhibit now 2016-2017, Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Fine Art Sculpture She is Shotokan, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
She is Shotokan, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Oceanside Museum of Art

Artist Alliance Member Spotlight

Fine Art Sculpture Industrial Slowdown, Julia S. Rasor
Industrial Slowdown, Julia S. Rasor

Sculpture “Industrial Slowdown”, mixed media including found artifacts, a sculpture from Julia’s Recession Series

published in the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) Winter/Spring 2015 Viewpoint Newsletter

Oceanside Museum of Art

Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange