2018 INSTALLATION ARTISTS

June 3, 2018

A wholehearted thank you to all of our installation artists for their integration into the festival that everyone in our community was able to view! It was an absolute pleasure to see you transform a space into an experience!

 

Installation artists, you all are thoroughly applauded!

 

A shout out to JRC for installing 1000 pieces for "The Seaside Fleet" - the art of origami requires patience, precision, and vision - a success and huge impact made!

 

 

LORELLE A. MILLER

www.lorellemiller.com

 

"California artist Lorelle Avonne Miller expresses a lifetime of developed technique and personal investigation in her works that comprise oils, pastel, marble sculpture, and other mediums. Evidenced in her artwork is a unique sensitivity for mood and emotion, which offer a glance into the deeper wells of her experience. Ms. Miller shares her visions of natural beauty and the intensity of the human experience through her paintings and sculpture. She utilizes a broad yet finely tuned spectrum of media, each of which contributes to her expression in visual art. Her subject matter has been generally figurative throughout most of her career, but expressed within it is a deep-seated passion for nature.

 

The extraordinary challenges of landscape and plein-air painting have fed her continuing hunger to grow

 

 

as an artist and a painter. Ms. Miller graduated from California State University, Northridge, earning her BA in art with special emphasis on illustration, graphic design, and sculpture. She continued with graduate work in sculpture and illustration and later received a professional designation as a Teaching Artist from the Music Center Education Department and the Los Angeles Arts Commission. She began her career working for biomedical entrepreneur Alfred E. Mann, starting with Pacesetter Systems and eventually growing to include Minimed, Mannkind, and Advanced Bionics. She developed and managed a corporate graphic-arts department and led project teams to creatively achieve communication and education goals through a variety of print, graphic, and audiovisual formats. Ms. Miller served as the company.s corporate graphics manager for 15 years and also worked as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator while continuing to develop her skills as a fine artist in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture.

 

Ms. Miller’s desire to develop as a painter, a street artist, and a sculptor brought her to the doorsteps of many master artists that include Morgan Weistling, Mian Situ, Lynn Gertenbach, Margot Lennartz, Joseph Mendez, Ryan Wurmser, David Leffel, Rose Frantzen Karl Gnass, Mark Westermoe and Kurt Wenner. She has continued her development in stone sculpture and has attended the Marble Symposium in Colorado. There, she had the opportunity to work with many renowned master carvers from around the world. Ms. Miller is also known for her involvement as a Madonnara (street painter). Over the last 18 years, she has been an invited and featured artist in countless festivals throughout California and others in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Norway. There, she has demonstrated her passion for beautiful pastels, working individually and on international team projects, and has received prestigious awards. She continues to work as a freelance 2D and 3D street painting artist for We Talk Chalk on various corporate and international projects.

 

Ms. Miller is presently teaching teachers the correlation between art and science for the ESCAPE program sponsored by UCI, Segerstroms Performing Art Center and the Orange County Department of Education. She has been involved with teaching fine arts classes for College of the Canyons for 15 years and taught plein air painting workshops for Ventura College. She has also taught in the Saugus School District and was an instructor at SCV Arts in Santa Clarita for 10 years as well. She has also served as chairman and vice chairman of the Arts Advisory Board for the City of Santa Clarita. She presently gives private instruction in painting and continues to teach street painting nationally and internationally."

-Quoted from www.lorellemiller.com

 

 

 

JESS FROST

 

Got my BFA in comic book art and history, and moved to CA with my cat Timmy to fight for a spot in the comic book industry! I work with traditional tools and I believe ink is the soul of every comic.

 

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ANDREW LARA CERVANTES

 

Andrew Lara Cervantes is a multi-disciplinary artist, specializing in heritage arts. His work combines Western Fine Art sensibilities with traditional Mexican artesania. His goal is to blur the line between "fine art" and artesanias. His pinatas capture the nostalgia of childhood and celebrations while pushing the sculptural qualities of the art form. In COLIBRI, he celebrates hummingbirds, color, and myths. COLIBRI is an installation of 5 large pinatas and a handmade paper flower wall. The artist loves seeing the reactions and smiles as people walk through the magical environment that is COLIBRI.

 

 

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JRC

onewordlong.com

 

JRC wants to remind us that the world is an amazing and mysterious place. He creates transmedia art that makes common places unfamiliar and within that destabilized space, worthy of closer observation by the public. JRC believes art exists in a context where the viewer recognizes it and then decides where the art ends--as the object alone, within the area the object is in, during the conversation they have with their peers, or if it ever ends? In 1997 JRC became The Dreamboat Research Project's Artist in Residence, since that time he has enacted site study installation in Buffalo NY, Phoenix AZ, Los Angeles CA, and Portland OR, and wherever hand folded paper boats are found.

 

SFS ArtFest 2018 Promo Vid:

PLASTIC JESUS

 

Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics.

 

His critically acclaimed work combines humor, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.

 

Often questioning the norms in society Plastic Jesus confronts our compliance of culture and current affairs. The artist uses scale and contradiction as a means to highlight issues and opinions that often go unquestioned.

 

The aesthetic appeal of his work combined with the engagement produces an addictive mix that challenges our acceptance.

 

Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not a anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place. His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society.

 

His work has been featured by The BBC, CNN, abc News, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, LA Times, LA Weekly, The Daily Mail, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph, Complex art and Design, Time, Us Weekly, USA Today and many more.

 

The Smithsonian Institute also features art by Plastic Jesus.

 

 

 

RODNEY RICE

 

As a glass artist, I create pieces that trigger the imagination through colors, light and shapes.

 

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