Featured Artist: Jon Olson
I am a retired academic (Professor of Anthropology at California State University
at Los Angeles) but have always maintained a second life of painting. My primary
professional focus was the ethnography and archeology of Northern Mexico, but
I am a lifelong sailor and aviation buff. I am now having a second career in
art, primarily, but not exclusively of subjects maritime. I was born and raised
on the Great Lakes where I learned to sail and spent many hours hanging out
with the guys on the fish tugs.
My grandfather was a shipbuilder during both wars, and it was from him that
I learned most of what I know about the construction and repair of ships and
boats.. Although not degreed in art, I have had much formal training over the
years in university classes and workshops; perhaps the most influential was
under the tutelage of Lazlo Kraus, a member of the pre-war circle of artists
and musicians in Germany and a personal friend of Wassily Kandinsky. I find
great satisfaction depicting Great Lakes historical and contemporary subjects,
particularly from the Green Bay-Sturgeon Bay area of my upbringing, and have
a continuing interest in East and West coast maritime activities. I have participated
in numerous juried shows over the past ten years or so, including regular participation
in the annual maritime art show at Coos Bay, Oregon where I was featured artist
in 2010, twice in the EAA aviation art show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, three times
in the annual Mystic Seaport International Maritime Exhibit and the Ventura
County Maritime Museum annual show. My focus has expanded recently to painting
original and replica small and miniature oil paintings of various subjects,
and I enjoy regularly painting in plein air. I am a signature member of ASMA
(American Society of Marine Artists) and of ISMP (International Society of Marine
Painters), and am a member of the California Art Club.
more of Jon Olson's works here.
MOUNTAIN ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
Annual Mountain Artists Studio Tour
Friday - Sunday: October 21, 22, & 23, 2016
This is a 3 day event that begins Friday night with a Wine &
Cheese Reception at 5pm at the Gallery where you can meet the artists and
pick up your tour tickets from Will Call.
Then on October 22 & 23, 2016 you will get the opportunity to tour the studios
of over a dozen local artists, who create their works of art in their home studios.
TICKETS NOW - ONLINE:
$20.00 (tax-deductible donation)
Pick-up at Will Call
Wine & Cheese Reception
Friday, October 21st from 5:00 pm - 7:00pm,
at the Mountain Arts Gallery located next to Belgium Waffle in Lake Arrowhead
Meet the artists and enjoy the gallery. The reception is
included in the price of your ticket and your donation is tax-deductible!
Then, pick-up your tickets from Will Call for the
Tour tickets can be purchased at:
Coldwell Banker in Blue Jay
The Lake House in Cedar Glen
You may also purchase tickets at the
reception (Oct. 21st) and at the Gallery on tour day (Oct. 22nd) for $20.
Don't miss this very special tour!