Category archives for: Art

Rancho Santa Fe artist’s ‘action’ paintings chosen for juried Miami show

Rancho Santa Fe artist Francesca Filanc creates abstract artwork with bold, emotional strokes that pops with vibrant colors. She hopes with every piece she is creating a special kind of experience for the viewer — that they feel a positive, healing energy.

“Abstract painting can be very spiritual,” said Filanc. “Painting is its own language.”

‘Tulipmania’ blossoms at art show Nov. 6-9

Award-winning fine art photographer David Leaser will present his critically acclaimed “Tulipmania” series, a collection of groundbreaking large-scale tulips, from Nov. 6-9 at the Art San Diego Show.

Using innovative space-age technology, Leaser features richly detailed images of botanicals in a way they have never been seen before. His “bee’s-eye” close-ups highlight details that traditional photography has been unable to capture until now.

‘Art and Jazz’ theme for Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Supper Club Dinner

Guests enjoy the July Summer Supper Club evening. The August event is themed “An Evening of Art and Jazz,” and tickets are on sale now at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will serve up another Summer Supper Club dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s unique nonprofit Art for Barks helps support animals and artists

Art for Barks founder Lynn Moon and her dogs Chaco and Sage.

Through her nonprofit Art for Barks, Rancho Santa Fe’s Lynn Moon has found an outlet that combines all of her passions: her passion to help others; her commitment to raising awareness about animal issues and promoting better pet care; and her lifelong love of art and support of artists of all kinds.

Art for Barks is a unique nonprofit that creates an online community to showcase animal artists and writers, and offers services to assist pet parents while supporting local animal charities. Moon’s goals are to be a major voice on service dogs and mustangs, and to reduce animal abandonment.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s August Summer Supper Club event to feature ‘An Evening of Art and Jazz’

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will serve up another Summer Supper Club dinner on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe couple shares vast art collection with attendees at San Diego Museum of Art fundraiser

(L-R) Dr. Ariel Plotek, Demi Rogozienski, Frank Rogozienski with Corot’s “Fisherman” in the background. Photo by Diane Welch

If a picture paints a thousand words then the art collection of Demi and Frank Rogozienski speaks volumes. The couple recently opened up their private collection to members of the San Diego Museum of Art’s (SDMA) North County Chapter (NCC) support council. During this recent “Art in the Afternoon” fundraiser event, guests were given a rare insider’s view of the Rogozienskis’ vast collection of art that fills every room in their light-infused Rancho Santa Fe Covenant home.

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist to be featured in photo exhibit highlighting inspirational women

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Ruth Westreich is one of 40 women featured in “Notes to Our Sons and Daughters: My Sister’s Voice.” Courtesy photo

The multimedia exhibition will feature 40 portraits of women from diverse generations and cultures, captured by photographer Pablo Mason.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to present oil painting class

By Kim Doherty

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering two sessions of oil painting classes for adults taught by Kim Doherty, local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild.

Expert gives presentation in Rancho Santa Fe on advances in methods to distinguish between authentic and fake art

(L-R) Ava Domann, Angela Jackson, Maurizio Seracini, Julia Domann.  Photo by Diane Welch

Authenticating works of art, and sometimes revealing fakes, sounds like the basis for a dramatic movie plot. For Florence native Maurizio Seracini, it’s his business. Through his company Great Masters Art Authentication, LLC, Seracini – a scientist and art expert – analyzes paintings and architecture using state-of-the art technology to not only distinguish the genuine from the fake, but to also show iterations that a work of art or a building often undergoes.

Maurizio Seracini, ‘Master of Old Master Paintings,’ to speak at event in Rancho Santa Fe

Art expert Maurizio Seracini will speak at the April 30  Village Viewpoints event. Courtesy photo

On Wednesday, April 30, Seracini will take the community on a tour of what he has discovered underneath these famous works of art; incredibly beautiful under-drawings that allow us to see the artist’s creativity and his treasure trove of ideas. In addition, he will be take the audience on “a treasure hunt for grown ups” as he discusses conspiracy theories, riddles and clues that are a part of his search for the lost Da Vinci treasure, the Battle of Anghiari.

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