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My Day with Andre Smits and Artist in the World

Friday, February 8, 2019 I spent the day with Andre Smits a Dutch photographer who was here in Los Angeles photographing local artists in their studios. Link to his website is below.

I had seen his photos popping up around my facebook feed and since I too have an art project that involves artists I started researching what his was about… and from what I saw I wanted to be part of it. I contacted him by email and asked how he works and eventually we set a day/time for our touring day to begin.

My job was to line up the artists in my area that I would drive Andre to over the day. The SouthBay area has many artists and some were not available and many I knew were not on the route. Timing was important and our day was a Friday so thank goodness for mapquest.com and their route planning help, we were able to make our schedule without stress.

I wanted to document the day for my website www.ArtistArtandStory.com but didn’t want to take the same photo that Andre was taking. The slideshow is of the day with the artists interaction.

Artists we saw this day: Tm Gratkowski, Bondo Wyszpolski, Genie Davis, Valerie Wilcox, Lance Richlin, Hung Viet Nguyen, Beth Elliott, Lowell Nickel, Lucinda Rudolph, Stuart Hamilton

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Book 4: OECW: Artists, Art & Story Southern California

Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: “Artists, ART & Story: Southern California

cvrBook Four:  (5.5 x 8.5 black and white) Spotlights Southern California Artists their art and story. The focus of the book was to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience NOT related to or mention art in any way. As artists it seems we are always talking to and about our lives as artists. My intention was to help move the focus more to the history of the artist as a combination o f life experiences. We are more than our art… we are our story.

There are 90 artists and 280 pages to read through.

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Participation Artists: Kathi Flood, Stefanie Vega, Ellen Riingen, Joyce Lieberman, Paula Goldman, Bibi Davidson, Geoffrey Levitt, Emerald Arts, Jack Reilly, Chuck Feesago, Laura Larson, Irina Logra, Karen Kinney, Rob Grad, Susan Lizotte, Debbi Green, Gary Lloyd, Sierra Pecheur, Linda Zigman Kosoff, Diane Pirie Cockerill, Linda Sue Price, Carolyn Campbell, Martin Cox, Emily Elisa Halpern, Greg Andrade, J.j. L’Heureux, Mara Thompson, Joanne Julian, Elijah Richard, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Karma Henry, Leah C. Dixon, Michael McCall, Ann Phong, Jon Measures, Preston M.  Smith, Michelle D. Ferrera-Lubin, John Eden, Dori Atlantis, Cathy Weiss, Sidney Tuggerson Jr, Linda Parnell, Peter Hess, Cindy Rinne, Andrea Bogdan, Dakota Noot, Ron Therrio, Barbara Kerwin, Melissa Ann Lambert, Peggy Sivert Zask, Keariene Muizz, Barbara Nathanson, Wendy Smith, Ann Mitchell, Pat Gainor, Virginia Biera, Roland Reiss, Dave Lovejoy, Debbi Swanson Patrick, Ben Zask, Yoshie Sakai, Kerry Kugelman, Dawn Arrowsmith, Vicki Barkley, Roxene Rockwell, Steven Fujimoto, Marla Fields, Jane Cantillon, Stevie Love, Mike Street, Alex Schaefer, Terry Arena, Craig Sibley, Abby Schachner, Hung Viet Nguyen, Joy J. Rotblatt, Lillian Abel, Beanie Kaman, David Glynn, Anna Marini-Genzon, Amy Kaps, Milo Reice, Yvette Gellis, Sharon Suhovy, Stephen Rowe, Lena Moross, Bradford J. Salamon, Jill Sykes, Ada Pullini Brown, Mike M. Mollett, Karrie Ross