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Stephanie Goldman, artist demonstration

Stephanie Goldman

Sept 12, 2017

and Gouache
Value of Values

12:30 social
1 pm meeting


Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128
(see map below)

Stephanie Goldman is known for her richly colored figures, insightful portraits, boldly painted miniatures and dynamic charcoal, pencil and ink drawings. She imbues all of her work with a focused creativity and experimentation that intrigues collectors and critics alike.  Some of her exhibitions include fifteen unique portraits of children entitled “I Am A Child at The Riverside Art Museum, “Bearing Exquisite Witness”- at the Joan Croc Institute for Peace and Justice USD, a special portrait unveiling of director Erika Torrey commissioned by the board of trustees for the Athenaeum in La Jolla and many group exhibitions including the SD Museum of Art, Gotthelf Gallery - La Jolla, SD Art Institute, SD Natural History Museum, Hyde Art Gallery - Grossmont College, Boehm Gallery - Palomar College and the Earl&Birdie Taylor Library in San Diego. A selection of her work has been reproduced by Frontline Publishing and Ramprod and Eastmeetswestco. 

Stephanie teaches Figure Painting and Portraiture at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and has worked with artist Ken Goldman for over two decades collaborating on large and small Public and Private Art Projects. 

Stephanie Goldman Artist Website


NCSFA Poicy: In deference to our demonstrators, please no video taping

Meetings held Second Tuesday, September through May

Our Meeting Location
with easy access off the 15 and Rancho Carmel Dr:

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center

Provencal Pl at 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego 92128

(Turn at the stop light at Provencal Pl and Rancho Carmel Dr)

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10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
Carmel Mountain Rec Center Carmel Mountain Recreation Center Meeting Room Carmel Mountain Rec Center Doorway View From the window of the meeting room

Meetings (except our December Meeting) are held the second Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm, 12:30 pm social
September through May

Our 2016-2017 Schedule
Sept 12 Stephanie Goldman watercolor and gouache "Value of Values"
Oct 10 Roberta Dyer, Mixed Media
Nov 14 Chuck McPherson, watercolor, abstract watercolor
Dec 12th

Annual Lunch and Paint out
Bernardo Winery paint out 9:30-12:30 pm.12:30 pm Lunch at Merlot Cafe, Bernardo Winery rsvp Lori for lunch

Jan 9

Sally Phillip, pastels, soft pastels

Feb 13 Sherry Krull Beaton, acrlics, paint with acryclics
Mar 13  
April 10 critique of 1-2 paintings per member
May 8  
June* (No Formal Meeting) Alternative gatherings are planned and announced via email to members.
See Paint Outs and Informal Critiques

Our 2016-2017 Meetings Archive

Linda Mullens
May 2017

Risë Parberry
April 11, 2017

Rocking the Gold by Rise Parberry Liquifaction by Rise Parberry Risë Parberry graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a painting emphasis and received a secondary teaching certificate from Boise State University. 

During the twenty-five years that she and her husband Gary operated their grain farm in northern Idaho, Risë taught painting in oil and watercolor through the Washington State Community College Extended Learning program and at the Spokane Parks and Recreation Corbin Art Center as well as for various watercolor societies and other venues.
Rocking the Gold Liqufaction
She is a juried signature member of both the Northwest Watercolor Society and the San Diego Watercolor Society and a juried member of Watercolor West.  Her paintings have been included in many International Juried Exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition.  Her abstract acrylic painting, “Fossil Fusion” was awarded third place in the 2011 San Diego Watercolor Society’s 31st International Exhibition by juror Carrie Burns Brown. 

Since moving to Pacific Beach 12 years ago, Rise has been active in the San Diego Watercolor Society and served as president 2002-04.  Risë continues to teach and provides a number of workshop programs including:  Dynamic Transparent Watercolor Abstraction, Acrylics on Aquarius, and Collage, Layer by Layer.  Her work can be seen by appointment at her studio.
Rise Parberry

March 2017 Chrisitne Bowman

Christine Bowman with her pastel

Christine Bowman

n 2016 Christine Bowman had her pastel paintings accepted into the Pastel Society of America Annual Enduring Brilliance Show in New York and also in the IAPS – International Association of Pastel Society Annual Show, also in New York.

Christine’s plein air pastel paintings are from local scenes in the San Diego area, Santa Barbara, and on her various travels including the south of France and her home country Australia.

Christine Bowman's landscape pastel

February 2017 Shant Beudjekian

Shant Beudjekian, Abstract Painting in Acrylic

Shant Beudjekian’s contemporary art is informed by the art movements of the 19th century through the 21st Century. His oil paintings demonstrate the influence of the Avant Garde Abstract Expressionists of the 1950's and 60"s. Says Shant, “Artists have often influenced each other, and I believe the most notable aspect in creating a painting is when the artist can reveal in each brush mark the play of light, value of color and composition together.”

He has been painting for 22 years and has received commendations from curators and gallery directors. His style and expertise have helped him attain honorable mentions and awards in juried art competitions at local art exhibitions including Bonita Museum, North Park Art Festival, La Jolla Art Association, and North County Society of Fine Arts.

His recent major exhibition was at a contemporary gallery located in the Chelsea District of Manhattan, New York. His art can be viewed at the San Diego Art Institute of the Living Artists, Del Mar Art Center, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, Gallery 104 in San Clemente and now the Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach
Shant Beudjekian

January 2017 Shuang Li

Li Shuang watercolor

Shuang Li, Watercolor Artist

Born, raised and classically trained in China, Shuang Li received her BA Degree in Graphic Design and Master Degree in Art History. After moving to the United States, Shuang then received her MFA (Master of Fine Art) Degree from The Department of Art, University of Oregon in 1991.

Following the traditional “En Plein Air” Impressionism approach, Shuang paints watercolors both on locations and in her studio, portrays the extraordinary variety of life with her unique perspective.  With masterful classic and contemporary techniques, Shuang recreates nature’s beauty in her paintings by capturing moods and moments of light and color with her singular poetic expression.

Li Shuang watercolor

Shuang Li

A signature member of San Diego Watercolor Society, Shuang's watercolor paintings have long been favored by many private collectors, also regularly exhibited in national and international galleries and group shows, with many honorable awards. A selection of her original paintings and high-quality giclée prints are available at California Watercolor Gallery in Fallbrook, California.
With her extensive teaching background, Shuang has been regularly invited by art organizations for her popular plein air painting demonstrations, art workshops and classes, and frequently served as an invited juror for art competitions and art exhibitions. Shuang Li lives with her husband in Escondido, California. She can be reached via:
Click here for Shuang Li's complete bio
Shuang Li demonsration
November 2016 MK Aldrich

Mary Kathleen Aldrich studied at the Dayton Art Institute, Mission; Renaissance School of Fine Art in LA, Classical Arts in Huntington Beach, Pasadena City College, Portrait Painting at BMAI in Montrose. While living in Los Angeles County she belonged to The Beverly Hills Art League, The Arroyo Seco Arts Collective, The Glendale Art Association, and the Underground Art Society of Altadena.
Since moving to Escondido she has studied
Plein Air Painting, Color Theory, floral still life in oils, and pastel.

Kathy has exhibited with Escondido Art Partnership, Escondido Art Association, Carlsbad Oceanside Art league, and the North County Society of Fine Arts and the Plein Air Show at the Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook. She painted with the SDAI paint out group for two years and exhibited at the Museum of Living Artists in San Diego. Locally she has studied with Paul Ryker, Richard Stergulz, Michael Steirnagle, Helen Schafer Garcia, and Scott Prior.
Kathy spent many years teaching children how to draw and paint at Kidsart in LA and Martin Fine Art Classes in Encinitas as well as giving private lessons to children and adults. She taught classes at The East Valley Recreation Center in Escondido for a couple of years as well. Kathy enjoys painting in plein air with the Inland Painters weekly, and also does studio and commissioned works.

MK Aldrich

October 2016 Nancy Oleksa

Nancy Oleksa's watercolor of Venice canals

As an artist, Nancy Oleksa has worn many hats in her art career: graphic artist, instructor, illustrator, and painter.
This award winning artist selects subjects for her work that push these creative boundaries: the interplay of light and shadow, texture, color, and pattern.
Because of her early training as a color separator, Nancy has become particularly intrigued by the interactions of pigment and how it combines to create an synth
A popular jurist and workshop instructor, she looks forward to sharing her love of painting and color with all.

Weekly water media painting classes are held most Thursdays at the Poway Senior Center in Poway, Ca. 12:30-3:30 PM

See for the next class offerings.
Nancy Oleksa

Sept Rose Irelan

Rose Irelan Oil

Rose Irelan
Oil Portrait Demo en Alla Prima

Italian for “all at one time”
This direct style of painting, done in a short amount of time, lends to an impressionistic style. Rose uses “color tiles” or brush strokes color by color and stroke by stroke to bring her subject to life

Rose has been juried into many regional shows and was juried into the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational 2014. She in one of 15 invited artists participating in the Borrego Invitational 2017

View Rose ’s work
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Rose Irelan

Board Meetings 2016-2017 Schedule

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