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Ben Foster

Photography
Website
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bfoster333@gmail.com
720-787-7937

Ben Foster has been a photography enthusiast since the early 70’s. His work has focused on landscape and wildlife, cultural travels, and family adventures. Ben and his wife Susie live in Boulder Heights. Their two daughters live in Arvada.

 

 


 

 

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Robert Citarell

Acrylic and Oil
Windspirit14@gmail.com
720-787-7937

Starting painting Christmas 2011 with my cat Sylvia.  At first I draw on canvas: then I paint with acrylic and oil: bringing ideas to life on the canvas.  An artist’s work is never done!: it is just when it gets to the point that you do not need to approach the canvas to re-touch up that you can say your done with the piece of art.

Art is colors and shapes. Sometimes you know what the piece is going to be and then sometimes the piece evolves into something that you never thought of or planned.  You just keep turning that way.  Art is a never ending task that is done at some future point.  All of a sudden you’re done and it seems magical what has transformed on the canvas.

 


 

 

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Michael Deragisch

Kinetic Artist
Website
michael@coloradokineticarts.com
303-494-0438

 

Colorado Kinetic Arts was born (is the brainchild) of the ingenuity and creativity of artist Michael Deragisch. His unique structural designs appear to float effortlessly, inviting the viewer to follow its movement while simultaneously being moved by the clean, artistic form. Each piece is an original and is the result of artful design and perfect balance. This combination is what makes the mobiles so captivating.

Mobiles are most often associated with the renowned artist, Alexander Calder, or alternatively, with infant mobiles which hang over a crib to stimulate thought patterns of babies. Mr. Calder has been credited with inventing the form, but as a prolific artist in many mediums, his work has been appreciated by millions worldwide. Most of Calder’s works are massive and intended for outdoor installations. These beautiful pieces are out of reach for most of us—in both cost and scale.

Michael was first introduced to the art and craft of building mobiles in an art class in 1970. He entertained aspirations of becoming an artist at that time, and his professor suggested he pursue sculpture. Though his designs then were much simpler, the basic theory of balance and construction holds true today. Life happens, and Michael found a career home at CU Boulder where he fed his passion for music by implementing a radio station. He simultaneously dabbled with structural art, and he now has the time to commit to the creation of new works.  At present, all mobiles are designed for indoors, but each month he seeks to work with innovative ideas and pursue greater challenges. This pursuit helps keep the creative process fresh and leads to new concepts.

His recent work has progressed from sketches to hand cutting to laser cutting for the most precise, clean edge. His first commissioned work, “Floating Notes,” hangs proudly over the piano of its owner. Feel free to discuss your ideas with him! He can create a unique piece for you should you so desire.

 


 

 

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Sammy Jay

Painter
Website
415-265-9354

Sam is an abstract impressionist who hopes to inspire others to see beyond the obvious.  To take a closer look, use their imaginations, and perhaps even tap into their childlike faith.  There are hidden images in all of Sam’s art, just waiting to be found.  Sam enjoys using acrylics, oils, and water colors to create his paintings.  He also utilizes a concept called quarter paneling, where Sam mirrors his art in various different ways.  From this the wonder of other images seem to pop out, that were unseen before.  Enjoy the curiosity, whimsy, and inspiration that is Sammy Jay Art.

 

 


 

 

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Parisa Tashakori

Graphic Designer
Website
Tashakori.parisa@gmail.com
(303) 503-9754

Parisa was born in Tehran, Iran, where she studied graphic design. She has collaborated as designer and art director for several international advertising agencies and cultural institutions. Now, Parisa works as graphic designer in her own studio in Colorado, Boulder, focusing primarily on social and cultural communication.

Her work has been exhibited over than 80 national and international exhibitions in various countries and has received numerous international awards including, COW! festival In Ukraine, Ekoplagat in Slovakia, Tehran poster biennial, Ukraine Eco Poster triennial 4thBlock, among others.

Also she has been member of the jury for some significant national and international competition and festivals like Bolivia Poster Biennial in La Paz, Lahti Poster Triennial in Finland, MUT ZUR WUT competition in Germany, Poster Biennial in Mexico, PosterforTomorrow in Paris, Anti-AIDS in Kharkov, Ukraine, and Silver Cypress in Tehran.


 

 

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Nancy Sullo

Watercolor Artist
Website
njsullo@centurylink.net
303-444-8565

I have been painting in watercolor for about 18 years.   I have been in numerous juried shows, received several awards, and am a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society.  I teach a variety of beginner through advanced watercolor classes.

 I respond to impressions of the world around me through my figurative and landscape watercolor painting.  Capturing a moment in time, I strive to transform an ordinary scene into something striking and often almost magical.  Lighting, color, and atmosphere are the elements I manipulate to achieve this effect.  I use a combination of glazing and direct painting to achieve fresh but realistic images.

 


 

 

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Kathleen Reilly

Oil Painter
Website
yllierkreilly@gmail.com
303 776-9243

Born in Pennsylvania and raised on a farm near Pittsburgh, I’ve always felt a great affnity for the outdoor landscape. I majored in fne arts and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator while also working on pastels and paintings of my own. I discovered plein air painting in 2013 and have been concentrating on landscapes, working in oil, and getting out to paint as often as I can.

My work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in many local venues and currently show my work in several Colorado galleries. I’ve received many awards, and recently won frst place and best landscape awards in the Boulder Plein Air Festival.  I am a member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Website and blog : www.kathreilly.com

 


 

 

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Fuki Funakoshi

Mixed Media Artist
Website
fuki@fuki-net.tv

I like traveling around the world. Because I want to see as many as possible interesting and different things in the world. Most of the travel photos are lot about famous building or popular beaches or ruins of the historical things.  Showing about people is not as many yet.  So I’m trying to show some people at there and also some hidden interesting things. Sometime they looks like pink cats but actually they are came from human what I’m inspired.  Please enjoy my travel art works and share me what you’ve seen on your travel.

My career is started on 1998 Tokyo Japan, by magazine art work.  I was a student on that time and had made decision to be an illustrator pro.  Most of my works are published on magazines or advertising tool. (Sometime mural art)  I’ve got a chance to work in Colorado USA on 2016 and started some different and more conceptual art works at here.  The character “Mews in the City” is about me. They travel all over the world, see many things over there and meet local mews (People).  This is becoming my life work.  The dancer’s art works are also new concept. Telling what I feel about dancing is not easy. So I’ve started to show by painting.

 


 

 

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Justin Deister

Mixed Media Artist
Website
justin@uppercasedesign.us
303-665-7542

When I asked about a career in biology, my 8th grade teacher said I’d have to learn the Latin names for grasshoppers and study the digestive systems of every animal – which pretty much ruined the whole biology thing.

As a college freshman, I wandered by a lecture on design one day and changed my major the next day to art and design.  I studied “order out of chaos” and discovered “obsession from too much order”.  I saw how “less is more” can be “less is a bore”.

I learned the rules, how to use them and how to break them.  There were manifestos for color, form, everything centered and not, the parts and the sum of parts, the vertical and horizontal, windows and no windows.
I began to feel like I needed to know myself – who am I, and what did I want?

I love history, the rise and fall, the good, the bad, the ugly, the knowledge gained and lost.
I love the design in nature that we discover and the design of the things we make, discard and rediscover.
I love the cultures that generated images that helped them to make sense of their world.
I love signs and symbols because of their subjectivity and power to reach deep within us across time and space.

For me nearly nothing is black and white. I prefer the gray, the myth and legend, the blurred erasures.
I see more similarities than differences, even though I love the differences.
I love a good story that makes be think and love and dread and angry and cry for happiness.

So when I make something, I am creating relationships among the things I know and the vast ocean of things I don’t know.  I’m good with that, because in the inaccuracy and incompleteness and the ambiguity exists the present moment.


 

 

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Peter N. McCumber

Digitizer – Photographer
Website
nikmrps@mindspring.com
303-543-9250

I’ve been taking photographs since I was 18. I have albums at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and at the Royal Archives at Winsor Castle in England.

I call my work Digits. Digits cannot be verbalized because a significant part of a digit is the life experience of the viewer.

Making a digit is a part of me. I find that Digits are relaxing. I don’t think I could make a digit without having seizures. Photography is this era’s medium. The digit process is only a part of photography.

 


 

 

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