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Point Loma Artists Association

Artist directory :: Point Loma Artists Association

Art Organization Creating Fine Art in the San Diego Peninsula Communities. Local Point Loma and Ocean Beach artists show & sell their work: painting in oils, watercolor, pastels; photography, pottery, ceramics, weaving, wood working and scultures.

Point Loma Artists Association


Point Loma Artists Association 
Point Loma Artists (PLA) is a juried arts organization whose members reside in the peninsula area of San Diego, California, one of the loveliest and oldest neighborhoods in San Diego. Members of PLA work in a variety of media, from traditional to experimental, both two and three dimensional. We participate in events during the year that showcase our art and contribute to community culture here in Pt. Loma.


Anne Jackson My name is Anne Jackson and I am a mixed media artist. I work with a broad range of materials such as stained glass, shells, stone, tile, metal, and anything else which inspires me. Working with mixed media can be technically challenging, but I find that the challenges foster a great deal of creativity and become a source of inspiration for me as I complete each piece. My work is rooted in the nature and the landscapes of my hometown of San Diego.
Bill Riley, Sculptor/Woodworker Bill Riley Sculptor/Woodworker Brought to San Diego by the U.S. Navy, Bill has been at the coast ever since. Living happily in Ocean Beach, CA, the beach lifestyle is a primary influence in Bill’s series of surf sculpture: iconic surfers on period boards, as well as Tiki art.
Cher Pendarvis Beginning with a child's fascination with art, Cher graduated from college with a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art, specializing in painting and printmaking. Today she enjoys working with watercolor, pencil, pen-and-ink, pastel, acrylics, and digital media. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and individual shows, and can be found in private collections in the United States and overseas.
Christine Calvano  I was introduced to Intaglio Print/Etching by my sister, who was an art student at Chico State. All it took was one try and I was delighted to see nature’s perfection imprinted on paper. From then on, I was addicted and inspired by natural landscape and still life settings.
Donna Napolitan Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I was influenced at a young age by my grandfather who taught me how to use tools and inspired me to see the possibilities an every scrap heap! Creativity has played an important role in my life and led me to San Diego in 1981, where I earned a degree in Theatre Arts from SDSU. Largely self-taught, I pursued my passion for pottery which eventually led to my interest in mosaic work.
Donna K. Pikus Donna Kay is passionate about her subject matter, fish. Her juicy wet, vividly pigmented acrylics of Koi fish look as if they're about to swim off the canvas. Donna is a master Gyotaku painter who has been invited to teach workshops on this Oriental technique in the San Diego area.
Jean Silva After retiring from a 30-year career as a graphics artist with the Federal Government, I am enjoying being a mixed media artist, experimenting with new materials and techniques. Nature is very important to me since so much of my inspiration and energy comes from it. I try to spend as much time as I can painting in Idyllwild, an artists’ community located in the San Jacinto mountains and also at Lake Almanor, a mountain retreat in northern California.
Joanne Newman As a Point Loma native, I am pleased to be part of the Point Loma Artists Association! Art has always been a big part of my life. I have an art degree from SDSU and have worked for a leading edge international textile company for over 30 years. Currently, most of my paintings are landscapes, although I have painted other subjects and abstract compositions. The mediums I enjoy working in are acrylic on canvas and watercolor on paper.
Julie Anderson I am a shape painter who loves color but requires value - my adventure with watercolor has led me to this realization. Unlike the subject matter shift from landscapes/cityscapes and florals in my early work to figures in my recent creations, this basic way I perceive painting will not change. The reason for my current interest in figures is twofold. First, I enjoy the interesting shapes, both positive and negative, that are present in the body language of single and multiple figures.
Linda Bienhoff - Watercolor Linda grew up in Southern California and moved south to attend San Diego State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Business. After spending 30+ years working in the business world, she felt a strong urge to nurture her creative side.
Maureen Blackhall Maureen Blackhall Artist in Oils Art is a passion. I grew up surrounded by drawings and paintings. In our family of art lovers, everyone painted.
Roberta Dyer Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Roberta attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Art History. She returned to Atlanta where she worked in the financial industry, but spent her spare time studying art at the Atlanta Art Institute and Georgia State University. Moving to San Diego in 1971, she continued her part-time study of art, taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered by the public school’s continuing education program.
Sally Ault, Wood Turner “New Life for old wood” Woodturnings by Sally Ault Sally Ault was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA degree in Art with a 3-dimensional emphasis from San Diego State. Sally enjoys all types of wood turning but she often creates lidded containers including the sea Urchin series, open bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry. She has won several prizes over the past 3 years at the Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair.
Sheila Schwede Sheila has been working with fine silver metal clay for 10 years, has been featured in Metal Clay Today Magazine as “Up and Coming Artist”, as well as won Fire Mountain Gems 2012 1 st place Grand Prize Gold Medal for her Fine Silver, Copper and Bronze “Chain of Shells”. Sheila is also a juried artist at Spanish Village Art Center, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, as well as may be seen in many of San Diego’s Fine Art Artshows.
Shirley Elswick As a lifelong San Diegan, there was always a time for sketching and seeing form in my surroundings. After retiring from a career in Cosmetic Dentistry I began a renewal of a passion in painting Oil landscapes and nature throughout family travels in America, meeting noted artists and acquiring their works. These artists have been a major influence in my artistic journey.
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