Our next meeting will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:30am – 1pm.
Location: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA, 91356
Meeting: Friday, January 23, 2015
Guest Artist: Barbara Tabachnick
Barbara Tabachnick, who is a long time CAA member and outstanding collage artist, will be our speaker at our January meeting. We look forward to her presentation!
Barbara Tabachnick started taking painting and drawing classes in the late 1950s while continuing her undergraduate education in psychology and then again in the mid-’60s, while working as a human factors research associate. Painting continued during graduate school in psychology at UCLA and as a professor at California State University, Northridge, where she taught perception, statistics and research design. Then, in 1976, she fell under the spell of belly dancing and its accompanying costume design and construction. So much for painting....
Dancing and costuming continued until the early ’90s, when writing, consulting, skiing, and so many other things (not to mention age) took over. Now she is a retired professor, her books are in the stores, and she’s returned to the easel while continuing to consult and revise her books. In 2012 she was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Psychological Association.
Her art is all about playing with nature. Her identity straddles science and art – computers provide support for both. Trees, landscapes, cityscapes, and architecture; all are wonderful in their original forms, but what fun it is to let the computer play with them. She also enjoys the process of making art – like pushing around paint to see where it wants to go. She considers herself an experimental artist: “What will happen if…..?”
Barbara Tabachnick is a member of Collage Artists of America, California Art League, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, and Lantern of the East LA, and is represented in the Slide Registry of the LA Department of Cultural Affairs. For many years she participated in Experimental Artists of Los Angeles. She has exhibited in a variety of juried shows in the San Fernando Valley, winning several prizes. Her work has also been included in juried shows in Monterey Bay and in a variety of other Southern California venues, including two solo shows at Artists Alley in Calabasas. She had shared solo shows at the Orlando Gallery in Tarzana in 2004 and the Art Gallery of the National Council of Jewish Women in Los Angeles in 2014, and was twice invited to exhibit at the Ontario International Airport. International shows include the Philippines and Japan.
Remember that we have a new location for 2015!