ABOUT

Artist Statement

My faces are about the many moods, contemplation, and quiet of the eyes and the face. The in between times, the multitude of moments that we express through our faces.

They each begin as an idea. That idea changes as the relationship of layering, colors and texture begins. The marks I make create the texture and the feeling of the piece. The mood and appearance develop within the layers until it appears complete.

Julia ‘Joy’ Vansell

 

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Julia Vansell

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art teacher, West Surry College of art and design, Farhan, England

Art teacher, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Ca.

Art teacher, Ohlone College, Fremont, Ca.

Coordinator, Mission Clay Art and Industry Program, Phoenix Arizona.

Owner, The Basket Source, Sculptural baskets

EXHIBITIONS

La Printmakers Society, La, Ca.                                                              Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, Ca.

Saddleback College Gallery, Mission Viejo, Ca.                             San Geronimo Invitational, San Geronimo, Ca.

San Jose Art League, San Jose, Ca.                                                         California Craft Museum, San Francisco, Ca.

Sun Gallery, Hayward, Ca.                                                                       Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

The Wallflower Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona                                  Artforms Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

Everson Museum of the Art, Syracuse, N.Y.                                     American Craft showroom, North Pt., North Carolina

Eureka Art center, Eureka, Ca.                                                               Jackie Caulkey Gallery, Wash. D.C.

Fresno Art center, Fresno, Ca.                                                                 F.J Michaels Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

Fresno Art center, Fresno, Ca.                                                                 F.J Michaels Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

Maple Hill Gallery, Portland, Maine.

John Christopher Gallery, Cold Spring, N.Y.

EDUCATION

MFA, San Jose State University

BA, San Francisco State University

UC Berkeley, 2 years post graduate, Landscape Design

Julia ‘Joy’ Vansell, 28231 Via Rueda, San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 949.433.4778