Sibyl Rubottom holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was awarded European Honors and studied in Rome for a year. For over 25 years Sibyl made fabric art for the interior design trade. She is former proprietor of Bay Park Press, which was a small fine arts press specializing in limited edition artists’ books and fine intaglio prints. Sibyl is currently manager of the Print Studio at the Athenaeum Art Center. Sibyl’s books are held in numerous collections, including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, John Hay Library at Brown University, Sterling Library at Yale University, Geisel Library (Mandeville Special Collections) at UCSD, the Malcolm A. Love Library at SDSU, and various public and private collections.
Louise Russell is a photo-based artist who photographs with an 8” x 10” pinhole camera and digital cameras producing silver gelatin and inkjet prints. She was an adjunct instructor of photography at Grossmont College. Her work has been exhibited at Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Soho Photo Gallery, Size Matters Medium Festival, PhotoPlace, and other galleries. She presented her work at Open Show San Diego and has been featured on Lenscratch.com. She’s a member of Snow Creek Collective and Strong Women. http://www.louiserussellphoto.com
Jean Shen received her M.A. in Education at the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. She combined her calligraphy and Chinese brush training with her love of education and introduced the techniques to the San Diego region many years ago. She taught at UCSD Extension for more than twenty years and exhibited at the UCSD Faculty Club. In addition to enjoying teaching at Athenaeum School of the Arts, she also has private classes at her Dance of the Brush studio in University City. Her students have annual art exhibits in the public library and other galleries while winning top awards at the San Diego County Fair Asian Art Competition. Jean is the author of several books, notably, Dance of the Brush, a Nontraditional Approach to Learning Chinese Brush Painting and His Garden, Story and Paintings by Jean Shen. View her website at www.danceofthebrush.com
Anna Stump is an artist and arts educator living in San Diego and Los Angeles. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Occidental College and her MFA at San Diego State University. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Turkey in 2006–2007 and was recently awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig, Ireland; Centre Pompadour, France; and Guapamacataro, Mexico. Anna teaches studio art courses at Grossmont College. Anna is the founder of the San Diego Feminist Image Group and one-half of the painting team Hill&Stump. She is co-owner of the Moonhuts, a photo and events studio in Los Angeles. She is currently rehabilitating a large property that will support the arts in the high desert near Joshua Tree.
Vicki Walsh has been a professional artist for over thirty years, working both as a medical illustrator and fine artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout San Diego County and the entire state. Several critical essays have been written about her work in a wide variety of local and regional publications. She earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has taught a number of painting and illustration classes in local colleges since that time. She is often invited to lecture at local museum and art group functions, conducts master classes, and gives private painting lessons, while continuing with her prolific and successful studio practice. Website: www.vickiwalsh.com
Jeff Yeomans’ experience as an illustrator and graphic designer for the Reader in the 1970s eventually led to a career working in television as an award-winning San Diego broadcast designer and art director. In 2003, his wife encouraged him to consider painting full-time, and in 2014 he also began to teach. He enjoys painting many different subjects, and much of his work has explored the fragile beauty of California and the connected urban landscape, that ultimately impacts it. “As a regional painter, I feel a responsibility to document California as it is today. Someone told me, ‘paint what you know,’ so having grown up in Southern California, I paint to document where and how we live.” Yeomans has received numerous awards including Best Urban Landscape at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. His study of the interior of an In & Out Burger restaurant was singled out as an example of fine art reflecting contemporary culture. He has had exhibitions at the San Diego Art Institute and the Oceanside Museum of Art, and been included in numerous exhibitions at the Autry Museum, Irvine Museum, Weisman Museum/Pepperdine, and Fisher Museum/USC. His paintings are included in several books including California Light: A Century of Landscapes, Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns, and Land of Sunlight, landscape paintings of the San Diego region. An Artist Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Jeff lives in Ocean Beach, San Diego. Website: JeffYeomans.com