Focus on the Masters (FOTM) Archive & Library is pleased to announce that ten artists have been selected for FOTM formal documentation for the 2019 season. FOTM is excited to partner this year with the Museum of Ventura County, where each artist’s interview will be filmed before a studio audience. Documentation derived from this interview, extensive in-depth oral interviews, digitized library of the artist’s work and the collection of printed materials, news articles, gallery announcements and other pertinent material, will be added to the prestigious FOTM Archive & Library.
The Artist Spotlight is open to students and faculty attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Faculty and students are requested to make a reservation at www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
Admission to the Artist Spotlight interviews is free for FOTM members; general admission is $15, seniors and students with valid ID $10. For membership information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
AfterGLOW Fundraising Events will be planned after each interview. These popular salon style gatherings offer art enthusiasts the opportunity to visit with the featured artist while enjoying a light supper in the company of dedicated arts supporters.
The ten artists listed below were selected based on the artists’ mastery of their craft and diversity of expression, the respect from their peers and their historic role in the life of our artistic heritage. Nominations are accepted year-round and can be made online at www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
Artist Spotlight Series 2019 Sundays, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- February 17 – Rafael Perea de la Cabada www.RafaelPerea.com
- March 17 – Astrid Preston www.AstridPreston.com
- April 28 – Erika Lizée www.ErikaLizee.com
- May 19 – Peggy Pownall www.PegPownall.com
- June 16 – Carlos Grasso www.CarlosGrasso.com
- July 21 – Jeff Shelton www.JeffSheltonArchitect.com
- August 18 – Ichiro Irie www.Ichiro-Irie.com
- September 15 – Mick Reinman www.MickReinman.com
- October 13 – Hilary Brace www.HilaryBrace.com
- November 17 – Linda Ekstrom www.LindaEkstrom.com
Focus on the Masters, founded in 1994, is one of Ventura’s premier arts organizations. Its mission is to document and present to a large public the lives and works of leading contemporary artists. An in-school education program based on the work of these artists is offered to Ventura County schools and, in conjunction with Turning Point Foundation, to adults with mental illness. To learn more about Focus on the Masters, go to www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.