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Patti Fox is a fine artist with a passion for the creative process. Her formal training as a geneticist has fostered her sense of curiosity and appreciation for the natural world and the human element. Her interest and life work has always been an advocate for children. After becoming an artist and once her children entered high school, she was asked to fund raise and support Torrey Pines High Schools Art Department where she taught the nude after school for ten years. She has known many major people come out of that school in all professions, Derek Thompson who now works for Pixar, he designed Starwars "Sithisis" when he worked for George Lucas. Steve Ziolkowski, designed the Polar Bear Coca Cola Commercials and worked for Industrial Light and Magic for years and now has his own company. The list goes on and on. She has mentored hundreds and hundreds of kids, they are now in all professions. If they are in the Art Field they had the best education and work ethic to get where they are. She has now successfully started a new chapter in her professional career, collaborating with a cross section of visionaries, The Fox Collaborative. She is now embarking on creating a series of books based on what she has learned and experienced through working with the Fox Collaborative.
Executive Director of The Fox Collaborative
Advocacy Supervisor at Voices for Children
Scott BlinnOwner of Grease Punk Studio, Double Barrel Booking and Management, Black Market III,
Father to a 20 year old son, who is a producer, drummer, and artistProfessional Musician for the past 26 yearsFrontman for Black Market III, Guitar/Vocal, currently signed to Rip Cat RecordsSan Diego Music Award recipient 3x, with multiple nominations17 extensive tours of EuropeCo-Founder and curriculum writer for the San Diego Blues Summer CampFormer leader for the Blues In The Schools programFormer Residential Supervisor for OZ San Diego, a teen group homeTaught YMCA Surf Camp for ages 10-16http://www.BlackMarketIII.comhttp://www.reverbnation.com/blackmarketIIIhttp://www.facebook.com/blackmarketIII
UCSD marketing director for many years, is now a full time artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her paintings tend to focus on feelings evoked by nature and often have a narrative quality. Her work has been shown in many local and regional art venues while illustration projects are for national and international clients, including Hay House, Inc., Marks and Spencer, Blue Mountain Arts, Harcourt Education.
Designer, Owner at Cody's Home + Gift
Cody Winters is a designer who merged his love of interior design with retail. Opened in 2012 in the heart of San Diego, Cody’s Home + Gift is proud to call the historic and bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest home. Primarily a full service interior design studio, Cody’s Home + Gift, also shares building space with a retail storefront. Customers can find an ever changing, eclectic array of affordable high quality furniture, distinguished home decor, and unique gifts. Many items in the boutique are made in the USA while local artists are also featured and showcase indigenous artwork and jewelry. You can usually find Cody working in the store most days of the week when he isn’t out walking his Welsh Terrier named Winston.
Cody’s Home + Gift / codyshome.com/ (619-269-7264) 1029 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
Julia Fister, former Director of Education at Oceanside Museum of Art, is an art historian and art educator who specializes in modern and contemporary art. She holds a BA in Finance from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, a BA in Art from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO and an MA in Art History from San Diego State University. She also has studied in Madrid, Milan and Florence. Fister’s early career included work in the banking industry and later in graphic design. She currently manages the Education program at Oceanside Museum of Art and assists with additional curatorial assignments and education programs related to the museum’s exhibitions as well as fundraising for the programs. She created "Studio O," the first on-site art classroom for the museum funded through a Kickstarter campaign. She conceived and designed ArtQuest, a fifth grade art education program with the Oceanside Unified School District, now going into its sixth year. It has been recognized by funders as one of the top student programs in North County for elementary school students. Fister is currently working on an outreach art education program with a pilot program for the middle schools on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton which coordinates Visual and Performing Art Standards and Practices with Common Core Curriculum.
"My massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits. Such as reduction of muscle tension and stiffness, relief of muscle spasms, greater flexibility and range of motion, increase of the ease and efficiency of movement, relief of stress and aide of relaxation, promotion of deeper and easier breathing, improvement of the circulation of blood and movement of lymph, relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain, promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction in pain and swelling related to such injuries, enhancement in the health and nourishment of skin, improvement in posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture, create a feeling of well-being, reduction in levels of anxiety, increase in awareness of the mind-body connection, promotion of a relaxed state of mental awareness.
I accomplish this through a variety of modalities. Such as Lomi Lomi,Therapeutic, Sport, Circulatory, Deep tissue, Deep Tissue Sculpting, and Sensory Repatterning."
Professor of Photography
Amanda Dahlgren is a San Diego-based photographic artist whose work opens dialogues about the way we live as a society and what we choose to value. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the US and in print and online publications. Amanda is also an educator and mentor whose mission is to challenge and inspire everyone in her care to find powerful and authentic ways to express themselves through the photographic arts. Amanda is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Grossmont College, a Gallery Educator at the Museum of Photographic Arts, Co-Lead Producer for Open Show San Diego, and Chairperson for the West Chapter of the Society for Photographic Arts.
Boston-based artist and violinist. In her artwork she explores themes of nature, spirituality, sound, and issues of identity rooted in her Anglo-Japanese ethnicity. Rachel received her BFA in 2007 and Diploma of Fine Arts in 2008 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with Tufts University, and was awarded the SMFA Annual Sculpture Award in 2008. She travels frequently to San Diego, the UK, and Ireland to be with family but lives in Massachusetts, currently working in public art conservation as Collections Care Specialist with Rika Smith McNally & Associates and for the City of Cambridge. In her spare time she enjoys practicing hot yoga, zipping around the city on her single-speed bike, and painting outrageous portraits of Beethoven.
Artist, Language Expert
Kevin McCarthy is an artist and scholar based in New York City. He holds a degree in Art from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara that included studies in Mexico, Ghana, and Hong Kong. Interested in minority languages, he regularly participates in cultural preservation activities in North America and Europe with a particular interest in Irish and Indigenous American languages. Kevin works at Griffin Editions, a photography print house specializing in large format, fine art prints. He makes artwork with the Con Artist Collective, a group with a shared studio and gallery in the Lower East Side, and volunteers with Friends Without a Border, an organization of artists funding hospitals in Southeast Asia.
Artist, Art Educator
At a young age Chelsea Stewart began traveling internationally, which sparked her passion for positive cross-cultural communication and understanding. She soon realized misunderstanding was an obstacle all people have to face at some time or another, even at “home.” Continuing her formal education in art at San Diego State University, where she earned her B.A. in 2014, gave her the perfect avenue for communicating between cultures and varying lifestyles, despite even linguistic differences. She learned that art was a universal language that could be used to change the way we communicate. Using her passion for art, Chelsea’s ultimate goal is to empower the individuals she interacts with to live a life of fluid communication, peaceful understanding, and expression as a way to end the boundaries of “us” and “them.”
Met the incredible Patti Fox as a student at Torrey Pines. Graduating in 2005 as the Art Club VP, Caitie moved to Washington, DC. There she was introduced to the world of fundraising and philanthropy as an undergraduate at The George Washington University. After 4.5 years of service to the Air Force Association, helping with fundraising and program management in support of veterans and wounded warriors, Caitie followed her heart and her passion back to California. Now she works at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma where food, wine, and people with genuine love of both reside. Retired ballroom dancer. Loves food, art, travel, creativity, kids, and is on the lookout for her place in the world. On twitter @caitiecraumer
Whitney Shay has been performing since the ripe old age of 3, and hasn't stopped since! Whitney Shay is a hard working and versatile performer and you can find her singing anything from jazz with her own quartet, belting out some blues and R&B alongside Robin Henkel, fronting a Big Band, or working in various configurations with some of the most talented musicians around! Whitney Shay has performed all over San Diego County and beyond and has been a featured performer at the Doheny Blues Festival, San Diego Blues Festival, Gator By The Bay Festival, the San Diego Film Awards, and the San Diego Music Awards. Shay has been nominated by the San Diego Music Awards for "Best Live Performer", and her well received debut album "Soul Tonic" (which has received international radio airplay) was nominated for "Best Blues Album". Shay holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre with a Performance emphasis from San Diego State University, and she still enjoys acting in film and theatre projects when she can find time in her busy musical schedule. During the school year Shay also shares her passion for music by teaching jazz history and music appreciation to children for the "SoCal Jazz Society".
Technical Specialist, Web Designer
Jackson "Naisu" is a San Diego based artist sharing his experience of life through music. With influences from all over the world, his diverse & hard-hitting sounds will inspire and get you moving on the dance floor.
Find his work & learn more at naisu-media.com/
Owner Nature Unplugged, Author of The Adventures of Enu and Ashes in the Ocean.
Since he can remember, nature has been a central part of Sebastian’s life. He was fortunate to grow up in a beach community and spent his childhood in the ocean bodyboarding, surfing, and swimming. He was then able to travel and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. Through his travel, Sebastian developed a deep love and appreciation for our natural world, and at the same time, he was strongly drawn to the practice of Yoga. His love for nature led him to a B.A. in Environment and Natural Resource Conservation. He then went on to study at the Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, California. He also holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.He lives with his wife Sonya in Encinitas, California. He and Sonya have a business called Nature Unplugged, which focuses on cultivating wellness through healthier relationships with technology and a deeper connection to nature. When he is not writing or working on Nature Unplugged, Sebastian enjoys swimming, bodysurfing, surfing, and stand-up paddling (pretty much all things) in the wild Pacific Ocean.
Evan grew up in Canada and California. After studying rhetoric and film at Berkeley, Evan eventually decided to take his interests in the humanism to the study of medicine. He is currently a medical student at NYU School of Medicine interested in internal medicine and all of the ways that humanism and creativity can help make medicine more effective.
Ryan CastanedaCinematographer / Photographer
Susanne Marczak is a Research Coordinator for the Burrowing Owl Program at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Her primary responsibilities include monitoring the last remaining breeding population of burrowing owls in San Diego County and studying the impacts of various mitigation methods on burrowing owl survival and productivity throughout Southern California. Since becoming a wildlife biologist after graduating from UCLA in 2008, Susanne has worked in a variety of places beyond Southern California, including Belize, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Baja California. She has also worked with a variety of species that include snakes, frogs, tortoises, small mammals and birds. She is passionate about connecting people to native species in their communities, and learning more about wildlife to help inform conservation management decisions.
Owner Annika Nelson Illustration, Entering MA in education, SDSU
BA UC Santa Cruz, printmaking in Austria. Studio Program Curator Children’s Museum in San Diego. Developed and coordinated art making activities. Led many collaborative initiatives providing hands-on art opportunities for children at many institutions including Rady Children’s Hospital and Los Angeles County Museum’s experimental studio lab. 2005 awarded $22,000 to build a series of interactive sculpture pieces for TIdelands Park, Coronado. Currently, she divides her time working on a children’s book and at UCSD where she coordinates art & photography programs in the Extended Studies Program.
Artist, Art Educator and Designer
• SAND DRAGON DESIGN
• FM RAW CUSTOM TOYS
ª FRED MARINELLO PHOTOGRAPHY, ART & STUFF
Most recently, I make designer toys and other collectibles produced in limited editions. I also continue to do scratch board illustration, photography, digital art, fine art, ATC collaborative performance, multi-media and, printmaking. As an artist I like dealing with personal imagery, myths, neo-kaiju, science fiction and symbolism., I have backgrounds in art education, graphic design, fine arts and lowbrow art. My work has been exhibited since 1958 in the USA and abroad. I served in the Peace Corps and US Marine Corps. Taught Art and Humanities for 44 years in public and private institutions and was awarded several state and national teacher awards. I am now self employed in semi-retirement.
"I have directed drug discovery, preclinical research and development activities for both biologics and small molecules in pharma and biotech and before that was an academic principal investigator. I have worked in many disease areas because of my expertise in fibrosis, in particular, kidney, cardiovascular, eye, pulmonary, skin, liver and regenerative medicine and have focused on growth factors, enzymes, ion channels, receptors. Leadership and hands-on experience include molecular- and cell-based assays for high throughput and phenotypic screening, analytical cytology and imaging for target validation, many types of immunoassay development, recombinant protein production and biomarker discovery. Also animal models of human disease."
Leatherworker & Shoemaker
Multi-disciplinary artist working out of San Diego, he double majored at San Diego State University receiving a BA in Painting and Printmaking as well as a BA in Art History. The last few years have consumed Chris with the urge to make as well as design shoes and produces leather works and custom shoes out of his workshop in Normal Heights. He has been actively involved with art instruction and teaching kids for the last 8 years with The Art Kids of San Diego County and volunteering throughout the community with the South Bayfront Artists in Chula Vista organizing art events. All the meanwhile managing Artist & Craftsman Supply in San Diego completely surrounding himself with art and craft all day.
Director of Product, Insight
"At UCSD, I studied the movements and sounds of dolphins to learn something about how they communicate. My Peace Corps service in Tanzania showed me that what people believe and how they interact communally can drastically alter what can be achieved in a community. My time working in the VA taught me that making the best decisions involves training individuals but also facilitating group interactions. Currently I use data to improve the world and to build cutting edge technology products. Finding patterns in and making use of data is both a science and an art, and building things out of it is also a creative process. In all my interactions, I think about how to shift perceptions, encourage optimism, inspire change, and convince others to take risks."