Private Casita/ San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch

Artist Retreat – Book Your Stay

Artists, vacationers, or business travelers – come enjoy my artist retreat and working avocado ranch.  Stay in a private, fully outfitted casita, enjoy the pool.  Book your time online at the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, California.

San Diego Artist Retreat, morning at the pool
San Diego Artist Retreat, morning at the pool

Relax and get away from it all.  Solo, with friends, or plan a romantic couple escape, take in the nature and beauty.  Artists, use the studio work space and/or take a workshop (workshop information) in the large air conditioned studio.  Sunshine and quiet provide an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and provides for reflection and refinement of artistic work.

This is a great alternative to a hotel room – business travelers – instead of a mundane hotel room, enjoy a unique experience which includes living with art: a continually growing collection of original art embellishes the casita interior and retreat grounds and living among the avocado groves.

San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch
San Diego Artist Retreat/ Avocado Ranch
San Diego Artist Retreat casita kitchen, skylight
San Diego Artist Retreat casita kitchen, skylight
San Diego Artist Retreat casita inside and outside dining areas
San Diego Artist Retreat casita inside and outside dining areas

Private Casita

This beautiful, fully outfitted, air conditioned, vaulted ceiling luxury casita is your private oasis during your stay.  It is a spectacular rural mountaintop retreat, gated estate on 4-acres, close to downtown Fallbrook in De Luz Heights.  Relax on the private casita deck overlooking an avocado grove surrounded by gorgeous views, mountaintop breezes, and sunsets with starry nights free from city lights or enjoy a dip in the infinity pool.

San Diego Artist Retreat casita deck in evening
San Diego Artist Retreat casita deck in evening
San Diego Artist Retreat avocado grove from casita deck
San Diego Artist Retreat avocado grove from casita deck

Surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping dotted with the owner’s sculpture, the private, completely separate casita has brand new contemporary furnishings with a midcentury modern vibe.  The skylight, open beams, interior window, barn doors, and other interesting architecture mimic that of the main house built by a well-known architect/artist.  The casita has a private bedroom: twin bed that pulls out to a king size, a fold up desk, an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet; living room with a couch that converts to bed for one person; full kitchen with gas oven and range; dining table for 4; breakfast bar for 2; deck dining area with table and 4 chairs; TV; DVD player; Wifi; internet; A/C and heat.

San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance from walkway ramp
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance from walkway ramp
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance
San Diego Artist Retreat casita entrance

The Neighborhood

Fallbrook is almost always sunny, and much of the time cool mornings and nights from the marine layer.  It was founded in 1869, is known for its avocado groves and claims the title “Avocado Capital of the World.”  It is often called or known as “The Friendly Village” so explore our small town’s agriculture and culture, shop in locally owned farmer’s markets, clothing boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and enjoy our fine eateries, have a coffee or a high tea (complete with china, tablecloths, and a hat!).  Hike nearby at the Santa Margarita river wilderness with 14 miles of trails (7 minutes) or climb Rock Mountain (14 minutes)!

San Diego Artist Retreat Rock Mountain
Rock Mountain

Go wine tasting in town or nearby Temecula (30 minutes), or to the beach in Oceanside (35 minutes).  There are great routes from the property through the neighborhood to walk, run, or bicycle.

Fallbrook Art Community

Fallbrook has a vibrant and active arts community with many galleries and exhibits to tour.  It is organized under Fallbrook Arts Inc.:

fallbrook arts, inc.

Take a Workshop: Sep. 12, 13, 14, 2017

Air-Dry Clay

I have been asked to have my next sculpture workshop be teaching air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month (see workshop information and sculpture examples on Julia’s Blog).  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 and an internal wire armature allows the sculpture to be easily posed in any configuration and wired to various objects.  Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.

San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio workshop, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio workshop

Contact Julia 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, up to nine 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.

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

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, collectors, and visitors, 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).

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Julia S. Rasor, Renaissance Woman – Sculptor, Inventor, Entrepreneur

Modern Day Renaissance Woman

The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook

Julia S. Rasor – Sculptor, Medical Device Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Avocado Rancher

The 2016 Edition of The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook published by The Village News came out this month with a feature article about Julia S. Rasor.  Editorial writer Sandra Shrader was alerted by a friend of Julia’s that there was a new resident of Fallbrook she might find interesting to interview for the latest Sourcebook.

Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor, Fallbrook Sourcebook
Julia S. Rasor, Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016, Feature Article

Medical Device Inventor and Entrepreneur

Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 Julia S. Rasor feature
Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 Julia S. Rasor feature

The feature article covers Rasor’s over thirty year career in the medical device industry where she invents the tools that physicians use – she has numerous patents issued and pending – and is the founder of a number of medical device companies one presently trading on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.  Rasor is the inventor of the first ultrasonic contrast agent as well as the application of a medical gas from a nasal dispenser to treat migraine headaches.  She has worked for over 60 medical device companies and is still inventing for others in a worldwide think tank and as an advisor assisting other entrepreneurs with starting medical device companies, see www.MedicalDevice.com.

Artist Sculptor

Julia always loved art, only a few years ago she stumbled upon her ability to sculpt.  She is versatile in a wide range of media – steel, mesh, ceramics, concrete, plaster, bronze, wax, mixed media – and often incorporates found wood and rusty steel artifacts thus preserving history in her sculpture.  Her works have been described as dynamic, edgy and dramatic.

Sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Garden, Fine Art Sculptor Julia S. Rasor Fallbrook, CA
Sculptures in the San Diego Botanic Garden, Sculptor Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook, CA

Julia says of her artistic process: “In creating my art, I allow my feeling at the time, and the particular medium, lead my exploration into forms that inspire, provide a feeling or message, or just cause curious wonderment.  Most of my life has been spent exploring technical ways to aid the human body; my art allows me to explore and express human emotion”.  Her art education has been from numerous professional and public artists in the form of classes, workshops and artistic critiques and advice.

Julia’s focus is on sculpting the human figure.  Her interest in this subject arose through her years of study of the human body.  She has created a large body of work of figurative sculptures in both representational and abstract styles.  Her more recent works are abstract series of transforming spirits of natural materials, mesh forms of industrial materials, and mixed media creations she has named FractAliens.

Fine Art Sculptor Julia S.Rasor Fallbrook, CA
FractAlien Rescue sculpture with sky background,  Julia S. Rasor, Fallbrook, CA

Her works have been exhibited at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA; Oceanside Museum of Art, Herbert B. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA; San Diego Sculptors Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA and Tubac, AZ; The Studio Door gallery North Park San Diego; Encinitas City Hall and Library; Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook Art Center, and Fallbrook Public Library in Fallbrook, CA.  New exhibitions are planned at the Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA and the Phantom Gallery, Oceanside, CA.  Julia holds Open Studio, Workshop, and Artist Retreat events at her San Diego Artist Retreat located at her Fallbrook Avocado Ranch studio/gallery.

Founder of San Diego Artist Retreat

Rasor continues to found new start-ups.  Her most recent is the San Diego Artist Retreat where she has created an art immersion experience.  The retreat takes place in Julia’s spectacular rural mountaintop avocado ranch setting.

Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat
Winter dawn at San Diego Artist Retreat

Panoramic views, sunshine and quiet provide an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and provides for reflection and refinement of artistic work.  Artists collaborate and receive facilitation to plan and produce art that inspires and excites imaginations and strives for excellence.

Retreat Benefits

– Escape and concentrate only on personal creative work
– Be inspired in a beautiful natural setting
– Reflect upon, and refine, your artistic voice
– Restart or redirect your art
– Produce better art by interacting with other professional artists
– Receive input and facilitation
– Experience wholeness creating – scheduled breaks to stretch, do yoga, hike, swim

Avocado Rancher

Rasor’s retreat includes

Julia S. Rasor, Avocado Wholesaler
Julia S. Rasor, Avocado Wholesaler

200+ Haas avocado trees that she has rehabilitated and managed over the last year.  She sells her avocados to individuals and Fallbrook’s local restaurants that have said that the fruit is excellent, high oil content, a real boutique avocado.

 

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Nominated – Julia S. Rasor – 5/5/5 Art Challenge – Facebook

Nominated: Art Challenge on Facebook

I was nominated today on Facebook by Christina Ilene Thomas for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

Many thanks to Christina for nominating me.

Today, on Day 1, I nominate the accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.


FractAlien Series Sculpture – Day 1

I’m sharing today, for Day 1, the latest sculpture from my FractAlien Series “FractAlien Rescue”.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, full

The female FractAlien is on her way up to rescue the male FractAlien who has

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, female

gotten himself in a bind.  The sculptures are made of steel mesh using a process of various material layers and outdoor paint to seal the artwork.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, male

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The figures are mounted on a piece of wildfire burned Manzanita bush I found in the chaparral area around my avocado ranch.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, base

The Manzanita is mounted in a base of concrete made to look like stone or burnt earth.  The figures are flame colored and the shadows the figures cast are dark, adding to the urgent and burnt wildfire theme.

 

 

 

 

 

The sculpture is shown here poolside at the San Diego Artist Retreat.

Fine Art Sculpture, FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat, nominated
FractAlien Rescue, Julia S. Rasor, San Diego Artist Retreat

More FractAliens

More of the sculptures from this series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.

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