SAN DIEGO ARTIST RETREAT, Fallbrook, CA

Julia founded the San Diego Artist Retreat - an art immersion experience. The retreat programs take place in a spectacular rural mountaintop avocado ranch setting offering panoramic views, sunshine and quiet providing an experience that sparks and fosters personal creativity and reflection and refinement of artistic work.  Artists produce art that inspires and excites imaginations and strives for excellence.

Independent study or instruciton of varying durations are offered - workshop, retreat, or a residency.  The workshops are held on a daily basis and are presented by the Retreat Director, Julia S. Rasor or by visiting expert artists.  Those selected for a retreat or residency program are provided living and studio space for the session. One of the distinct benefits of multiple day workshops is the chance to exchange ideas and artistic perspectives with other artists in an informal, congenial setting, by the pool, around the fire pit, and during meal times.

Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at the San Diego Artist Retreat, beyond what they thought was possible.  Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

"It has been my experience that sculpture produced in the presence of other sculptors is of higher quality and the creative experience is ore gratifying."  Contact Julia for a schedule of workshops and application to the retreat and residency programs.

   

    Benefits

  • Escape and concentrate only on personal creative work
  • Be inspired in a beautiful natural setting
  • Reflect upon, and refine, your artistic voice
  • Restart or redirect your art
  • Produce better art by creating with other professional artists
  • Receive input and facilitation
  • Experience wholeness creating - scheduled breaks to stretch, do yoga, hike, swim

   

    Choose a Program Type and Duration

        One-On-One                        1-day private workshop, 6-8 hours

        Workshop                            3- to 5-day workshop, 5-6 hours daily

        Artist Retreat                       1-week retreat living at the ranch, independent study

        Artist Residency                  1- to 3-month residency living at the ranch, independent study

   

    Workshops Offered

  1. Inspiration sources for sculpture
  2. Abstract sculpture
  3. Concrete sculpture
  4. Mixed media sculpture
  5. Found object sculpture
  6. Wax to bronze sculpture
  7. Ceramic sculpture
  8. Paper sculpture
  9. Patina for sculpture
  10. Drawing and painting (invited instructor)
  11. Plein air (invited instructor)

   

    Venue

  • Spectacular avocado ranch setting North of downtown Fallbrook in the De Luz Heights Mountains, over the Santa Margarita wilderness & Rock Mountain areas
  • Walk the grove roads or nearby park trails in the Santa Margarita wilderness
  • 360-degree views with sunshine and mountaintop breezes, dramatic starry night sky free from city lights
  • Large 732 sq ft studio workshop with mountain and avocado grove view
  • Indoor and outdoor workspaces
  • Bright high-end studio lighting for working at night
  • Pool and living room conversation pit with firepit
  • Owner's in-home gallery of art
  • Commercial avocados and family citrus grown on ranch

 


 

Artist Statement of Julia S. Rasor

Julia is a professional figurative sculptor living in Fallbrook (San Diego County) California who is versatile in a wide range of media - concrete, steel, mesh, ceramics, plaster, bronze, wax, mixed media - and often incorporates found wood and rusty steel artifacts.  Her works have been described as dynamic, edgy and dramatic revealing an artist who has melded an intellectual understanding of human physiology and anatomy with a knowledge of industry and machines to create a dichotomic style and unique, expressive body of work.

Julia says of her work:

“Figurative sculpture satisfies an intense drive to connect through the ‘people’ I create.  I am drawn to the vast expressive possibilities the human figure elicits and explore a continuum of styles from representational ‘natural’ to abstract ‘mechanical’ figures.

My life experiences formed my nature / machine style dichotomy - riding horses / motorcycle racing; fluid body movement of ballroom dance / martial arts’ machine-like positions; gliding motion on a paddleboard / explosive strength of rock climbing - these experiences along with my life-long profession of medical device invention (machines to aid the body, www.MedicalDevice.com) established my expressive dichotomic style.”

Others describe Julia’s sculpture:

“Julia used a clever technique of a book with two sides, separated but together, contrasting beautiful flowing classical sculptures with technically oriented angled and curved abstractive works. This was an effective means of expressing the two sides of her characterʼs role, the scientist entrepreneur contrasted with the sensual artist.”

“Julia’s works characterize the Human struggle.  Whether it exemplifies the economy, international affairs or just our daily lives of trying to live our destinies, the works speak in a very emotional way of our humanness in a world of sorrows and joys.”



Biography of Julia S. Rasor

Julia is a native Californian - born in the Los Angeles suburbs.  She has always loved art.  As a young child her parents would draw with her on a roll of paper creating a timeline of progress through the years.  Julia created paintings and collages when a teenager living in Heidelberg Germany and Dayton Ohio, and drew an illustration of a surgeon operating a remote robotic surgery device and hand plotted graphs published in her physicist father’s scientific journal article.  Julia comes from an artistically endowed family.  Her mother created beautiful oil paintings and both of her grandfathers were good at drawing, woodworking, and building things and her grandmothers adept with their hands sewing.  She also learned the art of Old English lettering from her grandfather.  As an adult, she designed and put in gardens in her homes in San Diego, Los Gatos, and Fallbrook California, sculpted and cultivated bonsai trees, and through the years found an additional artistic outlet via interior decorating which she absorbed living in the homes her mother so beautifully decorated.

At the end of 2009, her dear friend Holly introduced her to a wonderful small group of figurative sculptors at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, California.  Julia showed up with her bag of clay and tools, and with model in front of her, sculpted the piece titled “First”.  She was more surprised than anyone else that she could sculpt!  By profession she spent over 35 years as a clinical scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and serial CEO starting new medical device companies.  She is now a professional sculptor in San Diego County, prolifically experimenting and producing pieces - fascinated by the many possibilities.

Julia says of her artistic process: “In creating my art, I allow my feeling at the time, and the particular medium, lead my exploration into forms that inspire, provide a feeling or message, or just cause curious wonderment.  Most of my life has been spent exploring technical ways to aid the human body; my art allows me to explore and express human emotion”.  Her art education has been from numerous professional and public artists in the form of classes, workshops and artistic critiques and advice.

Julia’s focus is on sculpting the human figure.  Her interest in this subject arose through her years of study of the human body.  She has created a large body of work of figurative sculptures in both representational and abstract styles.  Her more recent works are abstract series of transforming spirits of natural materials and mesh forms of industrial materials.  Julia has worked in a wide range of media - concrete, steel, mesh, ceramics, plaster, bronze, wax, mixed media, and often incorporates found wood and rusty steel artifacts.

Her works include exhibition at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA; Oceanside Museum of Art, Herbert B. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA; Sparks Gallery, Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, CA; San Diego Sculptors Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA and Tubac, AZ; ART SD show; SOFA Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design show; Encinitas Library and City Hall; Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA; Fallbrook Art Center; Fallbrook Public Library; The Studio Door gallery North Park San Diego. Julia holds Open Studio, Workshop, and Artist Retreat events at her San Diego Artist Retreat located at her Fallbrook Avocado Ranch studio/gallery. 

 

Collectors and artists describe Julia’s earlier ceramic sculpture in the following ways:

 

“Dynamic, edgy, and dramatic.”

 

Regarding the sculpture ‘Freedom’:  “Your work carries the aesthetic simplicity of a well worked masterpiece”.

 

Regarding the sculpture ‘Rocky’:  “I really enjoy this piece.  It conjurers up concepts of achieving the ideal male physique and the struggles that accompany the journey to attaining that physical form. Stimulating”.

 

“I just want to tell you that I'm a really big fan of your work. ‘Spike’ and ‘With the Flow"’ are so beautiful, they have touched my heart.  ‘Rocky’ is my favorite, I feel I relate to this sculpture the most”.

 

“Julia used a clever technique of a book with two sides, separated but together, contrasting beautiful flowing classical sculptures with technically oriented angled and curved abstractive works. This was an effective means of expressing the two sides of her characterʼs role, the scientist entrepreneur contrasted with the sensual artist.”

 

Collectors and artists describe Julia’s recent sculpture series of Transforming Spirits made of natural materials, Global Recession made of steel mesh and found industrial materials, and Fashion series in the following ways:

 

“I just wanted you to know that I visited your show at Spanish Village this week and especially enjoyed the small Transformation series with it's use of driftwood.  I thought those pieces were unusual and very sensitive.  I liked ‘Transforming Spirit II’ with its flow.  You could see the struggle and joy of transformation at the same time.”

 

“What I like about your work is that you incorporate many elements (often found objects) into each piece.  I not only enjoy the meaning behind each work but I enjoy the form and your unique use of color on many of your sculptures.”

 

“I have followed Julia's work from her first forays into sculpting and was astounded at her talent.  She has come so far and these recent works are stunning.  ‘She’ [now 'Haute Couture'] is such a beautiful combination of power and grace--two qualities which I think would be difficult to meld into the same work, but she has done it!  It reaches into my soul on a visceral level portraying a strong woman who has been able to retain her grace and beauty while reaching new heights of autonomy.  An artist of sorts myself in other mediums, I am so moved by the delicate shading of color and movement in this powerful piece.”

 

“ ‘Betrayed’ portrays exactly what the artist is feeling in her heart--a sense of hurt and betrayal, but she is not broken.  Her knees are bent with the pain and weight of the betrayal, but she shakes her fist at the sky and refuses to break--what a powerful and brave piece.  Sensing the emotion behind this work, it personally gives me courage to face the betrayals of life without being crushed.  There is a Trojan quality to this work which speaks to overcoming adversity.”

 

“ ‘Mercury’ is interesting in its ethereal quality--much like its namesake.  He seems to be carefree, moving and floating.  Observing this fascinating work, I am reminded to rest and play and let the cares of the world fly away.”


 

Resume of Julia S. Rasor

Education / Artistic Training

 

Workshops and Seminars

·      Edward Eyth, professional and public artist, director of the Richard MacDonald Masters Workshops: sculpting the figure sculpture workshop

·      Charles Citron instructor, professional and public artist: concrete sculpture workshop; paper sculpture workshop

·      Ron Young instructor, artist, patination expert, Sculpt Nouveau: private patina instruction

·      Jason Horjs, Xanadu Gallery professional gallerist and author: online workshop, business for artists

·      Manuelita Brown, professional and public artist: Rasor assisted with public art concrete sculpture project

·      Marlene Amerian, public artist: visiting artist workshops

·      Maria Koretz, artist, instructor: Uninstructed Figurative Sculpture Class Pacific Art League, visiting artist workshops

·      Susannah Israel, professional artist: seminar Black Bean Ceramic Art Center

·      Pierre Bounaud, ceramacist, Coloring with Terra Sigillata: workshop

·      Richard McDonnell, ceramacist, Concepts in Ceramics for Adults: class

 

Advisors

·      Patricia Frischer, professional artist, curator, founding member and coordinator of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, (SDVAN)

·      April Game, founder and executive director of Art Pulse, a local arts agency dedicated to improving the health of the arts in San Diego County.

·      McLean Emenegger, art consultant

·      Marlene Amerian, personal art advisor

·      Maria Koretz, personal art advisor

·      Charles Citron, personal art advisor

 

Related Formal Education

·      Master of Science, Physiology, University of California, Davis, CA

·      Bachelor of Science, Biology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

 

Venues and Memberships

- The Studio Door, North Park, San Diego, CA, Exhibiting Artist

- Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA, Exhibiting Artist

- Fallbrook Public Library, Fallbrook, CA, Solo Sculpture Exhibition on the Patio

- Fallbrook Art Center,  Artist Guild, Member; Exhibiting Artist

-FAllbrook  - Fallbrook School of the Arts, Instructor, Figurative Sculpture

- San Diego Sculptors Guild (SDSG) Member Sculptor 2014, 2015, Balboa Park and Tubac AZ

- National Sculpture Society, Associate Member

- San Diego Botanic Garden Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition “Flamboyant Voids” 2014 - 2015; "Chupacabra", "The Accuser" and "The Accused" 2015 - 2016; "She is Shotokan" 2016-2017; "Haute Couture III" 2017-2018

- North County Sculpture Salon, Member, NCSS is an organization of about 20 North San Diego regional sculpture artists with the mission to provide a professional and social forum for mutual education, connection and collaboration. A wide range of sculpture media and diverse genres are represented by this limited art group.  NCSS meets bi-monthly in the work space of an inspiring artist host, to critique, share art information and sculpture work in progress.  North County Sculptors Salon is associated with The Artist Alliance, a membership affiliate group dedicated to the support of the Oceanside Museum of Art.

- Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, Member

- Artist Alliance, Oceanside Museum of Art, Member

   

     Publications

- The Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook 2016 feature article: Modern-Day Renaissance Woman Julia S. Rasor

- The Studio Door, Northpark gallery, 50 TO WATCH 2016 artist online catalog

- Book presenting Sculptures by Series, Julia S. Rasor Sculpture Book 4-14-16

- Julia Rasor in the Studio video studio interview by Patric Stillman, The Studio Door for San Diego Open Studios 2015 event

- Happy Birthday Nicole video of a very moving husband’s commission of a horse sculpture as a surprise for his wife’s birthday in 2015 to memorialize her horse companion who had to be put down at a young age due to illness. Contains shots of horse sculpture in progress and artist

- Oceanside Museum of Art Viewpoint Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2015: Artist Spotlight and sculpture selected "Industrial Slowdown"

- SeeMe published book, "Early Light" photograph, Exposure Award Collections, The Sky Collection, page 99, July 2015

- SeeMe published book, "Dawn on the Ranch" photograph, Exposure Award Collections, The Landscape Collection, page 97, July 2015

- The Monthly, online publication by The Studio Door gallery, October 2015, Artist Spotlight, pages: 2, 14, 16, 21-24

- The Monthly, online publication by The Studio Door gallery, Nov/Dec 2015, Open Studios, pages: contents, 15, back cover

- International Contemporary Artists, Vol VII, Eve Lemonidou, Publisher, Curator, I.C.A. Publishing, New York and Athens Greece, curated, juried art book Artist, sculptures selected: "With the Flow", Iron Woman", "Spike", "Tribute to Gaston", "Tribute to Gaston II"

 

Classes and Workshops Taught

·      Sep 2017, San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook CA, Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects. Dates: Sep 12, 13, 14, 2017, Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.

·      Aug 2016, San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook CA, Wax to Bronze. Dates: Sculpting Saturdays, Aug 13, 20, 27, 2016, Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Sculpture pick-up and critique 4-6 weeks from Aug 27 - dependent upon foundry schedule

·      Jun 2016, San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook CA, Wax to Bronze. Dates: Sculpting Mondays, Jun 13, 20, 27, 2016, Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Sculpture pick-up and critique 4-6 weeks from June 27 - dependent upon foundry schedule

·      Feb 2016, Fallbrook School of the Arts, East Alvarado Street, Fallbrook CA 92028, Ceramic Figure Sculpture for Adults. Workshop, Date: Saturday, Feb. 6 & Feb. 13 & Feb. 20, 2016, Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

·      Jul-Aug 2015, San Diego Artist Retreat, Life-size Sculpture Class, steel mesh. Private instruction.

·      Aug 2013, Rasors Sculpture Figurative Sculpture Class, ceramic. Private instruction.

 

Exhibitions

·      Aug 4-Sept 11, 2016, PHYSIQUE exhibition, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA. Reception Aug 4, 2016 from 7-9pm. “With the Flow” limited edition bronze, and “La Mer”, “Meditation”, “Willow Spirit” ceramic sculptures. Curated by Sonya Sparks

·      June 3 through July 4, 2016, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, Fine Art Juried Exhibit: Four of Julia's fine art sculptures exhibited, awards received: FIRST PLACE Ceramics "Tribute to Vogue" and Donated Award from California Center for the Arts, Escondido for "Idle Hands of Industry" from the Recession Series.

·      May 22 - July 3, 2016, Julia's "Chopper Chick” Limited edition bronze, Juried Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center's 5th Annual Juried Artists Guild Show. Opening reception Saturday May 21, 2016 5-7pm Fallbrook Art Center, 103 South Main Street, Fallbrook, CA. Chopper Chick received an Honorable Mention out of 33 artists and 54 artworks juried into show. Juror Igor Koutsenko.

·      May 17-Jun 28, 2016, City of Encinitas Library - North County Sculpture Salon group show. Reception May 21, 2016 from 1-4pm. “With the Flow” limited edition bronze and “Pied” ceramic sculptures.

·      April 27-May 31, 2016, Phantom Gallery Two Artist Show. Reception May 7, 2016 from 5-8pm. “The Accused, “The Accuser”, “Weight of the World”, “Industrial Slowdown”. “Betrayed” sculptures on exhibit. Curated by Ruth Jameson.

·      April 1-May 15, 2016, The Studio Door, Northpark gallery, 50 TO WATCH juried exhibition.  Biennial project to promote San Diego’s contemporary artists on a national level.  Over 2,000 publications will be sent directly to art galleries across the nation during this important regional exhibition. Opening reception April 2, 2016, 6-9pm; Closing Reception May 14 2016, 6-9pm at The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA. "FractAlien Agglomeration", "Tethered Spirit" and body of work selected by Jurors: Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Christine Knoke Hietbrink – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Mingei Int’l Museum.

·      March 25-May 24 2016, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 2016 ONLINE INTERNATIONAL online all media exhibition. The exhibition will be archived online after the close of the show.  Juror Patric Stillman.

·      March 5-27, 2016, The Studio Door, Northpark gallery, International Exhibition FASHION juried exhibition.  The union of art and fashion. Opening reception March 5, 2016, 6-9pm at The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA. "Haute Couture II" and "Tribute to Vogue" selected by juror Gilbert E. Meza, Indigo Salon [Previously Nordstrom Fashion Show Specialist]

·      March 4-April 30, 2016, Fallbrook Public Library Solo Sculpture Exhibit. Reception March 11, 2016 6-8pm including artist lecture. Two additional lectures to UCSD art appreciation classes. Curator Larry Miller.

·      2016-2017, Julia's steel mesh figurative sculpture “She is Shotokan” Juried Exhibition, Scupture in the Gardens at San Diego Botanic Garden at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA. Sculpture is for sale. Ask Julia about Guest passes. Curator Naomi Nussbaum.

·      October 2-24, 2015, The Studio Door, Northpark gallery, juried exhibition.  Opening reception October 2, 2015 6-9pm at The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA. Meet the Open Studios San Diego participating artists, see their artwork, plan out a creative journey the following weekend.

·     October 10, 11, 2015 10am-5pm, Open Studios San Diego self-guided tours, see studio tour map and Spotlight Artist.

·     August 1, 2015, Fallbrook Artists Studio Tour sponsored by Fallbrook Art Center for Patrons and Artist Guild Members (ticket required) - a privileged look at 11 Artists working at 10 locations throughout Fallbrook, sculpture sold.

·      June 5 through July 5, 2015, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fine Art Juried Exhibit: Four of Julia's fine art sculptures exhibited, award received: THIRD PLACE 3D Recycled Art "Industrial Plummet".

·      May 16th 2015 - June 14th 2015, Julia's "Tribute to Vogue", ceramic and "Haute Couture" (formerly "She") mixed media, Juried Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center's 4th Annual Juried Artists Guild Show. Opening reception Saturday May 16, 2015 5-7pm Fallbrook Art Center, 103 South Main Street, Fallbrook, CA.

·      May 2015 through April 2016, Julia's three steel mesh figurative sculptures “Chupacabra”, "The Accuser" and "The Accused", Juried Exhibition, Scupture in the Gardens at San Diego Botanic Garden at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA. Sculpture is for sale. Ask Julia about Guest passes. Curator Naomi Nussbaum.

·      November 15, 2014, 7pm-1am, "Anchoring Roots" and "Embracing Roots", Silent Auction Exhibition at World Beat Center, Balboa Park, Synergy Art Foundation Blanks to Beauty open to all San Diego artists. Jurors, Bob Pincus and Mark E. Lugo selected 31 works by 22 artists out of over 130 submissions. "Anchoring Roots" sold at auction.

·      September 26 through January 4, 2015 "Rocky", "Impact", and "Betrayed", Exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art: Artist Alliance/Escondido Arts Partnership, Juried Exhibition, OMA at Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair Del Mar, 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA. Opening Reception September 26 2014, 6-8pm.

·      September 23 through October 12, 2014 "Carmen", La Jolla Art Association 5th Annual Black & White Juried Exhibition. La Jolla Art Association Gallery (San DIego's oldest art gallery) 8100 Paseo del Oeaso, Suite B, La Jolla, CA. Artist's Reception October 12, 2014, 5pm - 8pm.

·      July 16 through Aug 26, 2014, Civic Center Gallery lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024, City of Encinitas Arts Division and Commission for the Arts, Opening Reception at City Hall, July 25, 5-7pm. "Splash".

·      June 7 through July 6, 2014, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fine Art Juried Exhibit: Four of four of Julia's fine art sculptures exhibited, awards received: FIRST PLACE, Ceramics "Weight of the World" and THIRD PLACE 3D Recycled Art "Industrial Slowdown".

·      May 2014 through April 2015, Julia's over 7-foot cement sculpture “Flamboyant Voids”, Juried Exhibition, Scupture in the Gardens at San Diego Botanic Garden at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA. Curator Naomi Nussbaum.

·      January 2014 through December 2014, New Gallery Exhibit: Work displayed in Tubac, AZ Gallery, San Diego Sculptors Guild Tubac, in Old Tubac.

·      December, 2013, Solo Featured Artist Show Opening Reception Dec 14, 5pm: “Transformation”, Julia S. Rasor SDSG Featured Artist for a month at San Diego Sculptors Guild, Studio 36, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park.

·      October 12, 2013, Saturday, Art Pulse Six Year Anniversary Party, Bread and Salt - 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA, donated “Oceanic” for silent auction.

·      August 31, 2013, Saturday 12-5pm: Dog Day Afternoon, San Diego Sculptors Guild, Studio 36, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park (sculpture raffle of sculpture with a dog theme, Julia’s “Part of Me” sculpture series - proceeds go to Baja Dog Rescue).

·      August 24-25, 2013, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm: Artwalk San Diego @NTC Liberty Station (formerly Artwalk on the Bay), San Diego Sculptors Guild Booth, Ingram Plaza, NTC Liberty Station (annual fine art festival).

·      June 30, 2013, Sunday, 1-5pm: Open Studio / Beach Party, Riviera Drive, Mission Bay, eighty of Julia S. Rasor’s sculptures on display, early and new works (free sculpture drawing); sculptures sold, commissions signed.

·      May 16, 2013, Tuesday, 6-9pm: Take A Seat, up-cycled chair creatively redesigned: IFDA Chapters in San Diego, New York, and Osaka, Japan design exhibition - funds raised supported Japan Tsunami Relief, Hurricane Sandy Relief and professional development for IFDA, Planet Rooth Design Haus, San Diego; Julia mounted two rock climber sculptures on her family’s vintage chair, chair televised and sold via live auction.

·      April 27, 2013, Saturday, 9pm-12:30am: Blanks to Beauty; blank canvases supplied, proceeds donated to Synergy’s arts educational program with Kimbrough School children in collaboration with Feeding America SD and Young Audiences; two of Julia’s sculptures mounted on canvases sold at silent auction “Surf Goddess” and “Sun Goddess” (representational and abstract duo).

 

Awards and Recognitions

ART San Diego 2017 SCULPTURE AWARD, one of the four scuptors in Sergott Contemporary booth sharing award.

FIRST PLACE Ceramics "Weight of the World" June 3-July 4, 2016 San Diego County Fair, 4th largest fair in North America, Del Mar Fine Art Exhibit.

DONATED AWARD from California Center for the Arts, Escondido for "Idle Hands of Industry" from the Recession Series, 2016 San Diego County Fair, 4th largest fair in North America

THIRD PLACE 3D Recycled Materials "Industrial Slowdown" June 7-July 6, 2014 San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fine Art Exhibit.

THIRD PLACE 3D Recycled Art "Industrial Plummet" June 5 through July 5, 2015 San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fine Art Juried Exhibit

HONORABLE MENTION "Chopper Chick” Limited edition bronze, Juried Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center's 5th Annual Juried Artists Guild Show. Honorable Mention out of 33 artists and 54 artworks juried into show. Juror Igor Koutsenko.

ARTPIECE SELECTED, at the 8/12/14 Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange: "Industrial Slowdown" artist spotlight published in the OMA museum Winter/Spring 2015 Viewpoint Newsletter.

AWARD COLLECTION, "Early Light" photograph for SeeMe Exposure Award digital display at the Louvre Museum in Paris and online through 2015, also online in the Exposure Award Gallery, and in the published book Exposure Award Collections, The Sky Collection. "Dawn on the Ranch" photograph for SeeMe Exposure Award digital display at the Louvre Museum in Paris and online through 2015, also online in the Exposure Award Gallery, and in the published book Exposure Award Collections, The Landscape Collection.

 

Gallery Exhibits

Sparks Gallery, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

San Diego Botanic Garden, Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition, Encinitas, CA

Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA

Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA

Oceanside Museum of Art at The Herbert B. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA

La Jolla Art Association Gallery, San Diego's oldest art gallery, La Jolla, CA

San Diego Sculptors Guild Gallery, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

San Diego Sculptors Guild Gallery, Tubac AZ

The Studio Door, Northpark, San Diego, CA

Phantom Gallery, Oceanside, CA, Sponsored by Oceanside Friends of the Arts. Curator Ruth Jameson.

 

Select Commissions

Fendi Horse, “Happy Birthday Nicole” video of a very moving husband’s commission of a horse sculpture as a surprise for his wife’s birthday in 2015 to memorialize her horse companion who had to be put down at a young age due to illness. Contains shots of horse sculpture in progress and artist

David and Nicole Rickards

Private Collectors, Poway, CA

 

Mantle the Crag

Karen Wirrig, FIFDA

Private Collector and Designer, Carlsbad, CA

 

Ned S. Rasor bust

Dr. & Mrs. Ned S. Rasor

Private Collectors, Dayton, OH

 

JULIA S. RASOR, MS

Fallbrook (San Diego County), CA

408-395-3335

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