There’s a shortage of arts-and-culture funding in San Diego. That’s why there’s been shock and concern in the arts community after the recent announcement that Felicia Shaw, longtime director of arts and the creative economy at The San Diego Foundation, had left her position.
Street artist Paola Villaseñor, better known by her nickname, PANCA, shocked her Mexican-immigrant parents when, at age 18, she moved from her suburban home in Chula Vista to the urban center of Tijuana.
The concept isn’t anything new or spectacular: Jax Meyers simply wanted to fill empty walls with art. The idea quickly turned into Paint Encinitas, Meyers’ now-year-old, volunteer-run organization that’s successfully overseen the addition of two large-scale, outdoor murals and is getting ready to unveil a third.
Sarah Stieber is unapologetically Southern Californian. The young artist looks and sounds like she’s from SoCal, and she’s been told many times that her paintings capture the particular air and feel of the region, too: bright, colorful, optimistic and a little wild and wacky.
Virginie Mazureau's studio, in a way, is like her paintings, which are fantastical scenes often depicting children surrounded by peculiar animals and an assortment of other unexpected and whimsical things.