2016 50 TO WATCH CATALOG, Julia S. Rasor

50 TO WATCH Publication – Closing Reception May 14, 2016

50 TO WATCH

Julia S. Rasor joins fifty visual artists from Greater San Diego juried into 50 TO WATCH by two museum curators.  The program offers national exposure for San Diego’s creative marketplace.

The exhibition is at The Studio Door, a North Park gallery at 3750 30th Street, San Diego. Program dates:

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – May 15, 2016
Opening Reception: April 2, 2016 6 PM – 9 PM
Closing Reception: May 14, 2016 6 PM – 9 PM

In addition to the exhibition, a catalog will be published and distributed.

2016 50 TO WATCH CATALOG, Julia S. Rasor
2016 50 TO WATCH CATALOG, Available for Purchase at Closing Reception

A closing reception and publication launch is scheduled for 6 PM on May 14 at The Studio Door (3750 30th Street, San Diego).  Artwork and artist catalogs will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.50toWatch.com or call (619) 255 – 4920.

Jurors

Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Christine Knoke Hietbrink – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Mingei Int’l Museum

Sculpture Accepted

Sculptures from two of Julia’s series have been selected for publication, “Tethered Spirit” will be in the exhibition.

“FractAlien Agglomeration” 40″ x 18″ x 12″ which is the first of the FractAlien Series=Fractured Alien.  The FractAlien is a creature with an incomplete, fractured skin that can be peered through to see within to the structural skeleton. This sculpture is an agglomeration of various body parts: hand, head, thorax, and foot.  The base is found rusty steel.  More sculpture from this series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.

Fine Art Sculpture aacpted, FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor, 50 to Watch 2016
FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor
FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor accepted 50 to Watch 2016
FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIne Art Sculpture accepted, FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor, 50 to Watch 2016
FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor, head
Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor accepted 50 to Watch 2016
FractAlien Agglomeration, Julia S. Rasor, rib cage

 


 

“Tethered Spirit” 13″ x 10″ x 5″, a mixed media sculpture from Julia’s Spirit series, represents a rising from wreckage.  The base is a found piece of aluminum frame.  More sculpture from this series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.

Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor accepted 50 to Watch 2016
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor accepted 50 to Watch 2016
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

As with these two sculptures, Julia frequently incorporates discarded found artifacts transforming her sculpture into edgy new fine art that retains a history.

Press Release

The full Press Release of the 50 TO WATCH program is below:

EXHIBIT PUTS SAN DIEGO ARTISTS IN NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
50 visual artists showcase San Diego’s diverse creative talent

SAN DIEGO, California – March 16, 2016 – Fifty visual artists from Greater San Diego have been juried into 50 TO WATCH, a unique program offering national exposure for San Diego’s creative marketplace. Returning after a successful launch last year, 50 TO WATCH includes a local exhibition that will run April 1 – May 15, 2016 at The Studio Door, a North Park gallery and artist studios. Additionally, a catalog of participating artists is created that will be distributed to 2,500 galleries across the nation.

Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Christine Knoke Hietbrink – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Mingei Int’l Museum partnered with The Studio Door to jury this year’s exhibition.  The jurors reviewed virtual portfolios of nearly 100 diverse visual artists before determining the final 50, which include painters, photographers, fused-glass artists, assemblage artists and fiber artists.  They also selected three artists working at the top of their game:

• Victoria Huckins, Mixed Media Artist, Escondido – first prize winner
• Lisa Bebi, Mixed Media Artist, La Mesa – second prize winner
• Anisa Asakawa, Acrylic Painter, San Diego – third prize winner

A complete list of exhibiting artists:

Anisa Asakawa, Lisa Bebi, Ally Benbrook, Patrick Brown, Jeff Caffarel, Cathy Carey, Lance Chang, Nathaniel Clark, Brittany Comunale, Christopher Conroe, Paula Des Jardins, Kenda Francis, Linda Frueh, Susan Gesell, Gwynn Goodner, Lisa Griffiths, Joan Hansen, Jack Hegenauer, Mac Hillenbrand, Victoria Huckins, R Kagen, Daniel Ketelhut, BJ Lane, DC Langer, Cecelia Linayao, Viviana Lombrozo, Crisinda Lyons, Darryn Marshall, Rachel McDonald, Kathleen McLaughlin, Patrick McMahon, Sukhyun (Ester) Min, Maidy Morhous, Barbara Mosher, Danielle Nelisse, Teem Osborn, Jon Osio, Andrea Overturf, Robert Pendleton, Donn Angel Perez, Ana Phelps, Nancy Plank, Julia S Rasor, Sally Samins, Jon Savage, Tom O Scott, Patric Stillman, Stefan Talian, Christina Thomas, and Paul Ward

Stillman noted that last year’s artist catalog was well received by the local arts community and galleries across the nation. “Ever since the resource was launched, I’ve been hearing from the artists that they have been contacted by out-of-state galleries, local gallery stores, art associations and patrons because of the book. It’s exciting to hear that the program is creating opportunities. Having significantly grown our national gallery list this year, I suspect that it will be a wonderful tool for the artists and the arts community again this time around.”

Located along the 30th Corridor in North Park, The Studio Door showcases an art gallery and working studios for 10 artists.  Acting as an arts incubator, the North Park business dedicates much of it’s programming to the creative marketplace, artist services and personal art to market mentoring.  Owner and artist, Patric Stillman was named Mentor of the Year by Professional Artist Magazine earlier this month for his work with visual artists.

An opening reception is set for 6 PM on April 2 and the publication launch is scheduled for 6 PM on May 14 at The Studio Door (3750 30th Street, San Diego). The exhibition dates are April 1 – May 15, 2015.  Artwork will be available for sale. For more information, visit www.50toWatch.com or call (619) 255 – 4920.

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Calendar Information

Exhibition Dates: April 1 – May 15, 2016
Opening Reception: April 2, 2016 6 PM – 9 PM
Closing Reception: May 14, 2016 6 PM – 9 PM

@ The Studio Door
3750 30th Street – North Park

www.50toWatch.com
www.TheStudioDoor.com
(619) 255 – 4920

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