Art in the Redwoods Festival
The three judges for this year's Art in the Redwoods Fine Art Exhibit will be Carole Beadle, Carolyn Meyer, and David Foster. Each has a Master's in Fine Art as well as being a
Carole Beadle has taught in several colleges and universities in the Bay Area as well as
the California College of Arts and Crafts where she has been a professor since the 1960s. In addition to the influence she has had due to her teaching, she has had over a dozen solo shows and has been in many more group exhibits. Her work is in over twenty private and public collections nationwide and in Europe. Her pieces often employ netting, mesh, and similar "insubstantial" material in forms that communicate a sense of channeling or passage from one state or place to another.
Carolyn Meyer, a California native now living in Marin County, paints the landscape of the
North Bay with a brilliant use of color, shadow, and light. She is considered one of the Bay Area's
premiere colorists and plein-aire painters. Carolyn's interpretation of a landscape, using bold stokes and an overall loose application, allows her to capture the essence of a place with just the right amount of realism. Although her work shows the influence of 19th century sensibilities of European and Early California Impressionism, she is often compared with the Society of Six, a group of artists known for plein-aire painting in the Bay Area in the twenties and thirties. Her
work is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Carolyn Meyer teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
where she is also Director of Galleries and Assistant Director of Fine Art Painting.
David Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of
Illinois in 1999, and his Masters of Fine Art at Ohio State University in 2004. He has
been a Visiting Artist in Glashaus, Wertheim, Germany, and recipient of the
Outstanding Graduate Award, and Fergus Gilmore Scholarship.
Foster's interactive sculptures explore the ideas of the "Naturally Artificial."
His use of glass, steel, lights and computer components to probe and examine essential
questions about the effects of biotechnology results in some amazingly modern
constructions and installations.
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