Artist Waitlist

Lony Maya Meyer

July 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm
925-708-7901
https://www.hippottery.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

A shared place which will allow me to create and make my line of ceramics. I need just a corner for a potter’s wheel, potentially a kiln, which I don’t have yet. Natural lighting is not a must have but nice to have. I do prefer participating in annual shows to sell my ceramic line eventually.

Describe yourself and your artwork

Here is a little about myself, I grew up on the Island of Föhr in the very northern part of Germany.

The warm climate and collage brought me to California years ago. I have lived both in Northern and Southern California but I now reside here in town.

I first came in contact with clay during my junior high-school year.
The desire to start working with clay again grew stronger over the past few years and the continuing appreciation for the visual arts is what led me in the latter part of 2017 to look for a local studio to take a class to learn more and explore the world of ceramics again. My love and appreciation working with clay will hopefully one day become a part time business. At the moment I am still exploring.

Over the years I worked for various big corporations of which 13 years were spend at distributors and an installer in the Security/Alarm industry. Ultimately, with a stressful job and very little time for anything else I made the jump to look for other work and for the the past six years I have been working for a small law firm in Walnut Creek, which I very much enjoy.

Besides creating ceramics, my other passions are photography, horses, the Theraphosidae family, cats, Latin/American ballroom dancing, music, movies and good literature, in addition my limited time is devoted to projects like painting/upgrades around the house; and completing my website. I love spending time with my fiancé Matt, who is a is a sculpture artist at the Coal Shed Studio, and our mean loving cat Kato.

Having only recently come back to ceramics my work currently includes functional ware but I am exploring to make decorative ceramic in the future and explore other shapes and forms. Mid Century Modern designs as well as abstract will be my focus in this medium, as I believe the possibilities are endless when decorating a ceramic piece.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I am handy and can help with any fixing, remodeling, painting or decorating ideas, just don’t make me sing! My main passion is throwing and hand building ceramics, in addition I also love photography.

Having a studio setting space to create my ceramic art is essential to me; it will provide inspiration and creativity. I prefer the setting of a studio that provides camaraderie like the Coal Shed has for many years, as well as some involvement in the art community.

Cheers 🙂

Lony

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Nicole Anderson

May 9, 2018 at 10:31 am
805-674-6251
http://www.nicoleireneanderson.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Abundant, natural light is preferable. I need about 500 square feet of space, and ceilings taller than 8 feet would be great.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I am a dedicated painter looking to relocate by studio from Healdsburg to a space closer to the East Bay.

My paintings depict complex environments where reality and unreality converge. I work on panel, canvas, and paper, where I combine painting and drawing media to create intricate, painterly surfaces where I juxtapose thick paint, textured washes, and delicate graphite drawing. My subject matter revolves around evocative, melancholic landscapes and enigmatic, figurative imagery. My treatment of scale is deliberately arbitrary and non-perspectival, and often alludes to different time zones or planes of existence. Some recurring themes are: the technological sublime, humanity’s efforts at figuring out how to be human, doubt, and moments of surrealism in the everyday.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I am good at painting walls, and am a talented floor-sweeper. I can come up with great ideas for exhibitions too. While attending Cuesta College I was a gallery assistant, where I learned how to install artwork, put together exhibitions, build models, etc. If you need someone to write press releases or other material, I can write decently. I also have a business license…

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Maggie Viale

May 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm
4803301125

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Approx 500 sq ft, more or less., will consider whatever is available!!! I’m a painter , so prefer some natural light. Access to water as I work in acrylic

Describe yourself and your artwork

I can be extremely prolific. Are use acrylic paint and mixed media on both paper and canvas and would like to get back into doing larger works, approximately 3 or 4’ x 5 or 6 feet. I’ve studied at UC Davis and have an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve also shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and have gotten to grants from Pollock-Krasner foundation. The best way to describe might work would be a cross between impressionism in expressionism. Everything from still lives to figurative works., In bold colors.

I feel that artist to inspire and uplift. One collector described might work in New York as a breath of fresh air in a dirty old city.

Thank you!

Maggie
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What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

In the past I have helped curate shows, hang exhibits, scrub gallery floors whatever is needed to help out cooperative galleries.

I could also help out with social media , gallery sitting, and so forth.

Barrie Robinson

April 30, 2018 at 10:38 am
7072976673

What are you looking for in a Studio?

I am looking for a modest space; 10×10′ is the smallest that would accommodate my work table and shelves, but it would be ideal if the space is larger. I would also share studio space with another member if some clay dust is not a problem. Natural light would be fantastic as I have been working in a space without it. I also prefer a ground floor space as I need to carry bags of clay and finished objects. I can manage some steps, say up to 10 or 12. (I presently have 34 steps to climb and this has become a real nuisance!)

Describe yourself and your artwork

I hand build small ceramic sculptures. My primary interest is the abstract human figure. However, I have also become interested recently in making containers for Japanese flower arrangements. I expect that I will explore other shapes and forms as time goes on since clay presents limitless possibilities. I am currently enrolled in studying ceramic sculpture at Solano Community College. Before discovering the world of clay, I made found object assemblage both freestanding and wall mounted. I sometimes incorporate found objects with clay. I have also done collage, weaving, and doll making.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I have extensive background in organizational development, having developed many programs in my work life. I have served on many boards and committees of non-profits, the most recent was Arts Benicia where I served for as a board member and chair. I was also on the steering committee for a special year long project for the city of Benicia Art and Culture Commission that coordinated the collection of data to demonstrate the contribution that the arts makes to the local economy.
I am also a member of a new cooperative gallery in Benicia and have been responsible for developing policies and procedures, as well as coordinating the docent sign up schedule. Additionally, I have developed a training curriculum for the members in how to promote gallery art sales. I am also good with tools.

I have a longstanding interest in community and community building. While I expect that there is already a cohesive community at the Coalsheds due to its physical layout and history, there may be ways in which I can participate to further this.

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Jason Perry

April 26, 2018 at 9:21 am
7078532757
http://www.jasontperry.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Around 100-150 square feet of space, with adequate wall space to hang work. Some natural light would be nice, but not necessary.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I am a born-and-raised bay area artist. In addition to working as a visual arts instructor at both Napa College and Solano College, I have my own professional practice making and exhibiting my work. I am interested in multiple mediums and consequently my work is primarily mixed media: Drawing, painting, collage, spray paint, printmaking.

The physical layering of materials is a metaphor for memory and experience, creating a space that is more psychological than based in reality; a space for my personal iconography to exist and narrative to unfold. I intend to break from the traditional formula of linear narrative, such as in the comic books that I appropriate, to a non-linear narrative where the possibilities are complex and varied. I make both small scale intimate work, and large scale installations.

I am easy-going, laid back, and get along with most anyone. I’m looking forward to the possibility of expanding beyond my garage and becoming a part of a larger community of artists.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

As an instructor at both Napa Community College and Solano Community College, I share my passion for art education with the community.

JeanCherie Clement

April 20, 2018 at 10:49 am
4153599487
http://wew.jeancherie.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

A space to create sculpture with good light ,water, room and creative, supportive people

Describe yourself and your artwork

I have been a professional artist for almost 50 years. I have worked in the entertainment industry as a sculptor, done free lance work and now mostly do my own fine art sculpture.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I enjoy collaborating with other artists to create art and also to exchange ideas. I’d enjoy teaching some art classes.

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JeanCherie Clement

April 20, 2018 at 9:56 am
4153599487
http://jeancherie.com

Cherol ockrassa

April 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm
7072468559
http://www.eyewalkerstudios.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

I’m looking for a safe, respectful space, with the opportunity to show work, collaborate, and support other artists. I enjoy group and solo shows, I enjoy hanging shows, and working with others on projects. I like being part of a community of artists.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I’m currently working on a body of work that has moved off of my usual 2-d surface. As an artist I’m not afraid work with new materials, and bring a conceptual piece off the canvas.
With my art I want to provide a safe place for someone to feel validated for their emotional response to being with the artwork. My style ranges from expressive realism to installation of thoughtfully provoking word art.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

My courage to respond to social issues in an artistic way.
My willingness to share what I have learned with others.
I am comfortable with social media,
I have a general knowledge of Wordpress.
I enjoy hanging shows.
I enjoy administrative duties, I am detail oriented.
I invite you to visit Eyewalkerstudios.com for more work and my exhibition history.
Thank you for your consideration
Cherol Ockrassa

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Erika Pazmandi Hagen

April 3, 2018 at 9:07 am
650-9954487
http://www.hagenclay.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Space, natural light

Describe yourself and your artwork

I’m a ceramic artist with wide spectrum in clay. I make diverse ceramics from kitchenware through sculptures, fountains etc.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

offering classes, street art etc..

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Priscila Soares Soares

April 2, 2018 at 9:45 am
4156379167
http://myluckyears.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Ideally, about 300 square feet with a door, with natural light, easy access to sink.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I’m so grateful for having had the opportunity to rent a space at the Coal Sheds during these months. It has truly given me freedom to go even deeper into my art and connect more with the community. I love the hours I spend there!
As you all probably already know, I do sculptures and paintings mostly. My work is personal and it has a cause. By sharing my own experiences through my art, it’s meant to empower, intrigue and encourage others who are trying to overcome personal challenges, going through a transformational process or hiding behind their own “disabilities. I mostly explore the aspect of living as a person with an invisible disability such as hearing loss.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

Aside from any of my artistic skills, I’m also a photographer and a web/print designer. I’d be happy to help out in any area that my talents could fit.

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Evelyn Quintor Lopez

March 29, 2018 at 6:41 pm
9255214644
https://m.facebook.com/icekullcomics/

What are you looking for in a Studio?

I’m looking for one of my pieces of art to be displayed in the studio! I was told by someone that this is a great spot to show my work if I’m trying to sell my pieces.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I am a shy person but once you get to know me I’ll open up more and be less awkward. My artworks are mostly depictions of myself or mental illness. That or random characters of shows.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I would say my ceramics pieces, I like how they all turn out and I think the community would like to see them as well.

Veronica Shimanovskaya

March 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm
415-619-2856
https://shimanovskaya.wordpress.com/

What are you looking for in a Studio?

I am a painter and work with object making and video as well. I am looking to be able to work on large scale paintings, and test relatively large scale projections. I hope you don’t mind that I haven’t uploaded images, because a lot of my work is online
I have more than one url, so if it’s any help here is more
http://yellowparrot.wixsite.com/arts
https://vimeo.com/user44008673
https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/660758
http://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/emergence/
https://www.ephemereye.com/

Describe yourself and your artwork

I am a classically trained artist and an architect by my first profession. Over the years and by following my both professional and academic pursuits, I evolved into a conceptual cross-media multi-disciplinary, and a curator. I do digital and graphic design for living, develop my curatorial projects and do my own art as a labor of love, and feel blessed when my colleagues and the public enjoys what I do. I exhibit internationally, and sell occasionally.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

After many years out of California (living in the Old and New England for a while), I moved to Vallejo because I believe it’s an amazing environment full of wonderfully creativity people, and opportunities of collaboration and development in the field of art. Vallejo with its particular history and a current story unfolding presents so many possibilities for exciting art community projects.

My dream is to develop and establish an ongoing international art residence in Vallejo, and to raise Vallejo’s status as a part of an international art scene, the scene that fosters authentic creativity and celebrates art, which I, after Joseph Boyce, I also believe to be “a science of freedom”. I am currently working on the first event of “Vallejo in Motions, in 1001 Movements” that will be a multimedia art show dedicated entirely to Vallejo. I truly hope to be accepted and become a productive part of the thriving local art scene.

KATRENA EDMAN

March 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm
7076035189
http://www.theartoftheautomobile.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

I have thought long and hard about what my studio needs are. For the past four years I have been working from my home studio, which has been carved out of a portion of my living room. It has worked adequately, until a couple of years ago when I realized I needed much more room…and privacy.
What I want in a studio is the following;
A separate place to go to work, not in my home. Natural light, windows if possible, and quiet. Able to be heated. Walls and a door are important for that.

Describe yourself and your artwork

I am a retired High School teacher, who learned to be an artist by teaching art to reluctant teenagers. My artistic focus and medium changed from portraiture and oils to cars and colored pencils. This shifted everything for me. Whereas before, I didn’t “see” or care about vintage/classic cars, I rapidly became obsessed with everything related to them. And I became a car geek.
My business name, “The Art of the Automobile”, speaks to how I view the classic cars of the past; they are living sculptures, they feature all the elements and principles of art.
My art features photo realistic portraits of cars, created with colored pencils. I use mixed mediums at times to enhance the art. I have worked in all sizes and with a variety of papers to see which give the best results. I have large scale art planned (24 x 36 and bigger), and need a studio to accomplish that.

What skills, talents, and passions would you like to share?

I am an excellent planner, organizer and problem solver. I am also good at creating marketing/visual displays. I can teach anyone who’s interested how I draw chrome. (The most asked question I get).
I am a team player, I like people and get along with most everyone, and am positive and a happy person. No drama, no crazy.

Erin McBakkenstein

January 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm
702 339 4249
http://www.erinbakke.com

What are you looking for in a Studio?

Usually an eraser.

Describe yourself and your artwork

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