Sculpture Workshop – San Diego Artist Retreat – August 2018

Sculpture Workshop

My next sculpture workshop will be teaching air-dry clay sculpture with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat air-conditioned studio in Fallbrook the first two weekends in August.  A number of spaces are already taken.

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

Sculpture Medium – Air-Dry Clay

Air-dry clay does not require kiln 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 or hung. It can also be reworked once dry.

I presently have a sculpture with air-dry clay at the San Diego Botanic Garden for 2018-2019.

Fine Art Sculpture, Face the Wind, Julia S. Rasor
Face the Wind, Julia S. Rasor

I sold four air dry clay sculptures at the last Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) show in Chicago.

Below are some examples of wall sculptures:

Fine Art Sculpture, Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay, canvas, painting, wall sculpture
Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, wall sculpture
Tom, Dick, and Harry, Julia S. Rasor
Tom, Dick, and Harry, Julia S. Rasor, wall sculpture
Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, rock climber figures, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, wall sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are examples of standing sculptures on found objects:

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Navigating the Slippery Slope, Julia S. Rasor
Navigating the Slippery Slope, Julia S. Rasor

Sculpture Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor/Scientist

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

Dates: 4 days: August 4, 5, 11, 12, 2018

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 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, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat studio workshop
View of avocado grove from studio San Die
View of avocado grove from studio San Diego Artist Retreat

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.  Her background is published in

The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 feature: pages 56-59.

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

Her sculpture series include world events (The Recession and Modernism), the afterlife (Spirits), high fashion (Haute Couture, Avante-Garde), nudes, dancers, warriors, guardians, and strange departures into the unusual (FractAliens, a fractured alien).

Her works can be seen at the San Diego Botanic Garden and other public venues and galleries.  Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat in Fallbrook, an art immersion experience, where she holds workshops and studio/gallery tours.

 

 

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Sculpture Workshop Taught by an Inventor – Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – San Diego Artist Retreat

Innovative Sculpture – Taught by an Inventor

In this air-dry clay workshop I will teach students how to generate new ideas for sculpture using my background as an inventor/ scientist/ entrepreneur/ sculptor.  The workshop will begin with a slide show presentation on “How to Invent Things” that I gave in Silicon Valley to diverse group of accomplished women.   Yes, the inventive process can be taught and actually has an equation called “The Innovation Equation” which I have depicted below:

Fine Art Sculpture, The Innovation Equation, Sculpting taught by an Inventor
The Innovation Equation, sculpture innovation taught by an Inventor

The presentation includes examples of the innovative processes I use with both my sculpture and my medical device patents.  Students can analyze what creative process they have used to date to create art, then advance into new territory by learning new ways to innovate.

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #4 – Use What You Have

In my series of postings for this workshop I have been showing a variety of examples of my sculpture made from air-dry clay.  My 4th example is “Late for the Masquerade” which has objects saved from my San Diego Artist Retreat casita construction (you can book a retreat in this casita online at the San Diego Artist Retreat).  By using these objects both in the figure and as an architectural background,  they were upcycled to produce a one-of-a-kind sculpture.

Fine Art Sculpture, Late for the Masquerade, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay
Late for the Masquerade, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay, found object incorporation

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.

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

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.  Her background is published in

The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 feature: pages 56-59.

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, 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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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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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Abstract Figure Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #3

Abstract Figure Sculpture

Air-dry clay works well for abstract figures – unlike fired water-based clay, an internal wire armature can be permanently incorporated.  As an example, see my sculpture “Shadow Spirit” below – purchased by a collector at last year’s Open Studios San Diego run by The Studio Door gallery.

Fine Art Sculpture, Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, abstract, air-dry clay
Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

As another example, “Willow Spirit”, curated by Sparks Gallery owner for exhibition in the PHYSIQUE show.  Pictures of the sculpture detail show the metallic patina capabilities of the material.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, neck detail
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

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

 

 

 

 

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.

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 studio, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat studio workshop

 

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Wall Sculpture Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #2

Wall Sculpture

Air-dry clay works well for wall sculpture as it is lightweight and can be easily wired in place on a canvas or other object.  As an example, my pair “Surf Goddess” and “Sun Goddess, show the Yin and Yang of surf and sun, cool and warm, realism and abstraction – these wall sculptures were purchased via auction by a collector.

Fine Art Sculpture, Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, air-dry clay, canvas, painting, wall sculpture
Surf Goddess and Sun Goddess, Julia S. Rasor, wall sculpture

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

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.

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.

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Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Rock Climber Sculpture Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #1

Rock Climber Sculpture

Air-dry sculpture “Mantle the Crag”, a rock climber sculpture, was commissioned by a collector.  A tribute to my fellow climbers.

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, rock climber figures, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, straight view
Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, rock climber figures, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, upper figure
Fine Art Sculpture, Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, lower rock climber figure, clay
Mantel the Crag, Julia S. Rasor, lower figure

 

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.

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.

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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).

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Julia S. Rasor, Exhibition: PHYSIQUE, Sparks Gallery, Aug 4, 2016

Exhibition: Physique / A Group Show

Description

Physique is a group show where Sparks Gallery explores the elegance of the human form and the body as a landscape with paintings, photography, and sculpture by San Diego artists.

“Physique” is on view from August 4 – November 6.

I am pleased to have four sculptures curated for this event.

Fine Art Sculpture, With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze, Physique exhibition Sparks Gallery
With the Flow, Julia S. Rasor, limited edition bronze

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 6 To 9 PM

Free event – RSVP is required for opening night via http://sparksgallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-physique-a-group-show

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE PGK DANCE PROJECT featuring dancers Martin Anthony Dorado, Caitlyn Silva, & Caroline Courtney

WINE SALES TO BENEFIT the PGK DANCE PROJECT
~~ Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket ~~

Participating Artists

Andrea Rushing, Anna Stump, Anna Van Fleet, Neal and Tiffany Bociek, Bryan Tipton, David Wing, Irina Negulescu, Julia S. Rasor, Khalid Alkaaby, Kristen Reichert, Kyle Trudelle, Larry Caveney, Lenore Simon, Linda Litteral, Lucia Ferreira, Maidy Morhous, Michelle Ferrera, Robby Ticknor, Ryan Thomas, Sean Selfridge, Stephanie Clair

Show Catalog

View the full show catalog.

Sparks Gallery

The Sparks Gallery is housed within the historic Sterling Hardware Building in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, located between Island & Market on Sixth Avenue. The Sparks Gallery renovated the building and added a second story mezzanine level.

The Gallery was awarded the 2015 People in Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO).

Sparks Gallery – Modern painting, sculpture, photography & more.

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-1416

Regular Hours

Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gallery closed:
July 15 – August 4 for exhibit re-hang

Owner/Director
Sonya Sparks
sonya@sparksgallery.com

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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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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 Continue reading 50 TO WATCH Publication – Closing Reception May 14, 2016

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