Archive for October, 2013

Ojai Day

Monday, October 21st, 2013

I helped man the OVA booth during Ojai Day which is a big festival. A colofull mandala was painted in the main intersection near the booth so I got to see a lot of activity. Very fun event.



Goats have rectangular pupils so as to help them avoid predators. The eye is normally narrow during the day hence giving their peripheral vision a greater accuracy of depth perception as well as a wider spectrum.


Altered Barbies in the window at OVA Arts

Thursday, October 17th, 2013


day of the Dead Barbies in the window at OVA Arts. Saturday I will be helping out in the OVA Arts booth at the end of Signal street for Ojai Day. Stop by and say hi 😀

Art Detour

Thursday, October 17th, 2013


The Art Detour was such great fun. I met many a nice person! The hub put walls up around the carport so I could showcase over 90 paintings in various sizes. I now realized I need to list some of those paintings on etsy where I think I have only about 20 listed. 🙁

I want to say more about the Detour but I am tired at the moment. 😀

Art Detour

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I will be participating today and tomorrow in the Art Detour

maps can be picked up at OVA and many other local businesses.

jane rosemont @ OCCA

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Presents:

Navigating the Journey to Self-Identity

Exhibition Dates:
October 5th – November 16th, 2013
Opening Receptions:
Saturday, October 5th, 6-10pm
Saturday, November 2nd, 6-10pm

The curator, Amy Grimm, will give a talk on
Saturday, October 26th, 2-3pm


From Ojai Valley Arts

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Tanzanian Trunk Sale on Ojai Art Detour
Exclusive! The Studio Artist Tour and the Art Detour will showcase many wonderful artists, but only at OVA arts can you find handcrafted items from Musoma, Tanzania. Come to the Trunk Sale on October 12 from 10-4 and see the new items that the African artisans have designed. Woven trays, bread and cracker baskets, and hand sewn table runners, potholders, purses and bags are just a few of the unique creations you will find.
The baskets are made by a group of elderly women in an environment of rampant disease, extreme poverty, and little clean water. The basketmakers range in age from 65-86 and most are raising their grandchildren. There are young and old in Musoma, but HIV AIDS, Malaria and other diseases from malnutrition have severely diminished the middle age population. Koku Peters who’s in her 70’s recently lost her daughter during childbirth and now must care for the baby and her 3 other grandchildren. Like the others, selling her baskets to Wishworks Intl. is the only income she has.
The fabric items are made by young women in their teens and early twenties In a group called Tupendane. In Musoma there are no readymade clothes, so the women have learned to make shirts, dresses and the items they sell to Wishworks Intl. on old foot treadle machines. This skill allows them to support themselves, since a high school degree is typically out of reach and does not guarantee a job.
OVA arts supports Wishworks Intl. and helps to make a transformative difference to those who struggle for their next meal. Come be a part of this successful program by taking home a bit of Africa. OVA arts is located at 108 N. Signal, Ojai and is open daily from 10-6.

Day of the Dead altered doll ornie

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

doll ornie

Barbie Redux Workshop, Ojai

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Mass produced, over perfectified, glamorized fashionistas destined for goodwill, thrift shops and dumpsters can be given new life! Learn how to “up-cycle”, alter and embellish Barbie into an interesting, fun, whimsical, and or thought provoking work of art.

It is with malicious joy that many a child has taken scissors to Barbie’s golden mane. That would be just the beginning in the Barbie Redux workshop! The plastic pop culture icon can be re-constructed and held up to a higher standard of representation. As a work of art she may reflect societal issues about the roles that women play, related to gender, beauty, sexual objectification and feminine idealism. Or, she may become a whimsical or surreal creature leaving commercial symbolism behind in favor of a unique, one of a kind, work of art not to be destined for a landfill.

Instructor, Patricia Anders started altering Barbies in 2009 and continues to give new life and meaning to the mass produced object. Her altered dolls have been exhibited and published many times. Having altered nearly a hundred Barbies, she brings a wealth of experience to “playing dolls”.

The Barbie Redux workshop will be held on Nov 9th and Nov 10th (tentative)in conjunction with the Ojai art festival, “Dis-carted”.

The workshops will be held at OVA Arts
108 Signal Street, Ojai, Ca 93023 Phone: 805 646 5682
Class fee 40.00
All materials provided