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Artist's Statement

“My paintings are a personal reflection of the world around me. I enjoy creating works of art that are inspirational and uplifting. In an era filled with high technology, stress, and an endless stream of “bad news”, I like to draw attention to the beauty which is often overlooked, in our fast-paced, modern lifestyle.”

“I consider most of my paintings to be portraits, whether of a particular landscape that I’ve come to love, a gorgeous flower at a certain moment in time, or an endangered animal that I’m capturing for all eternity. I present to my viewers a vision of the world as seen through my eyes, and hope that they can see what I see, and feel what I feel.”

Biography

Julie’s unique style, known as Tempera Batik painting on paper, is characterized by a vivid use of color, an appealing textural surface and compelling imagery. “I enjoy artwork which is inspirational and uplifting. I believe in painting from the heart. When an artist paints things which they find meaningful, I think the honesty and depth of feeling is reflected in their work”. Her current paintings include central coast and desert landscapes, exotic flowers, and endangered species. Collectors of her work are attracted to both the abstract and representational qualities found in her paintings. She has won several awards for her paintings, and will accept commissions.

An accomplished artist and art educator, Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University Fullerton, in Drawing and Painting, (1983), as well as a teaching credential in Art from National University, (1992). Combining her love of art with teaching has enabled Julie to enhance her own skills while assisting students. Her teaching career took her overseas, where she experienced a variety of cultures and artistic styles, which have greatly influenced her work. Over the past 20 years her art career has included graphic design, architectural illustration, interior design, textile art-to-wear, commissioned illustrations, murals, teaching, and exhibitions.

Julie’s paintings are permanently featured at “The Gallery at the Network”, located at 778 Higuera St., Suite B, in San Luis Obispo, which she co-owns with landscape painter Rosanne Seitz.

Exhibitions

2016

  • 19th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, Nov. 4, 5 & 6, 2016
  • 18th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2016, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 8, 9, 16 & 16, 2016
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 3, 4 & 5, 2016
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 2, 3 & 4, 2016
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 28, 29 & 30, 2016
  • “Indian Wells 14th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 1, 2 & 3, 2016

2015

  • 18th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, Nov. 6, 7 & 8, 2015
  • 17th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2015, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2015
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 3, 4 & 5, 2015
  • Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, June 5, 6 & 7, 2015
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 23, 24 & 25, 2015
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 9, 2015
  • “Indian Wells 13th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 3, 4 & 5, 2015

2014

  • Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 & 2, 2014
  • 16th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2014, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2014
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, Aug. 30, 31 & Sept. 1, 2014
  • Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, June 20, 21 & 22, 2014
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 4, 5 & 6, 2014
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 10, 2014
  • “Indian Wells 12th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 4, 5 & 6, 2014
    (Featured Poster Artist and Recipient of 1st Place award in 2-D mixed media)

2013

  • Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, November 1, 2 & 3, 2013
  • 15th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2013, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2013
    (Honored for 15 years of participation in the event)
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 & 2, 2013
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 25, 26 & 27, 2013
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 11, 2013
  • “Indian Wells 11th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 5, 6 & 7, 2013
    (Recipient of 3rd Place award in 2-D mixed media)

2012

  • 14th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2012, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2012
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 1, 2 & 3, 2012
  • “La Jolla Festival of the Arts”, UCSD Warren Field, La Jolla, June 23 & 24, 2012
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 26, 27 & 28, 2012
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 12, 2012
  • “Saratoga Rotary Art Show”, West Valley College, Saratoga, May 6, 2012
  • “Indian Wells 10th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 6, 7 & 8, 2012

2011

  • 13th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2011, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, and October 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2011
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 3, 4 & 5, 2011
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 28, 29 & 30, 2011
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 7, 2011
  • “Indian Wells 9th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 1, 2 & 3, 2011
    (Recipient of 1st Place award in 2-D mixed media)

2010

  • 12th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2010, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2010
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 4, 5 & 6, 2010
  • “Vivid Color & Gentle Light”, Exhibit at Castoro Cellars with artist Etty Klinger, Templeton, June 1 – 30, 2010
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 29, 30 & 31, 2010
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 8, 2010
  • “Indian Wells 8th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 2, 3 & 4, 2010
    (Recipient of 1st Place award in 2-D mixed media)

2009

  • 11th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2009, Home/Studio: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2009
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 5, 6 & 7, 2009
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 27, 2009
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 23, 24 & 25, 2009
  • Paso Robles Wine Festival, Wild Horse Winery, May 16, 2009
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 9, 2009
  • “Indian Wells 7th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 3, 4 & 5, 2009
    (Recipient of 3rd Place award in 2-D mixed media)

2008

  • 8th Annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Whitewater Park, Rancho Mirage, November 15 & 16, 2008
  • 10th Annual SLO Open Studio Tours 2008, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 11 & 12, 2008
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, August 30, 31 & Sept. 1, 2008
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 4, 5 & 6, 2008
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 24, 25 & 26, 2008
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 10, 2008
  • “Indian Wells 6th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, April 4, 5 & 6, 2008

2007

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2007, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 20 & 21, 2007
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 1, 2 & 3, 2007
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 19, 2007
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 23, 2007
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 26, 27 & 28, 2007
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 12, 2007
  • “Indian Wells 5th Annual Arts Festival”, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, March 30, 31 & April 1, 2007 (Recipient of 2nd Place award in 2-D mixed media)
  • “The 2007 Southwest Arts Festival”, Empire Polo Club, Indio, January 26, 27 & 28, 2007

2006

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2006, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 14 & 15, 2006
  • “50th Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival”, Mill Valley, September 16 & 17, 2006
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 2, 3 & 4, 2006
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 20, 2006
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 1, 2 & 3, 2006
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 24, 2006
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 27, 28 & 29, 2006
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 13, 2006

2005

  • “San Diego Arts Festival”, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, November 25, 26 & 27, 2005
  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2005, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 22 & 23, 2005
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 3, 4 & 5, 2005
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 21, 2005
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, July 2, 3 & 4, 2005
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 25, 2005
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 28, 29 & 30, 2005
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 7, 2005
  • “San Jose Arts Festival”, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, February 11, 12 & 13, 2005

2004

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2004, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 16 & 17, 2004
  • “The Color of Autumn” – 15th Annual Juried Exhibit, Castoro Cellars, Paso Robles, Sept. 12 – Oct. 24, 2004 (Recipient of the 1890 House Award)
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, September 4, 5 & 6, 2004
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 22, 2004
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 26, 2004
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 29, 30 & 31, 2004
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 8, 2004

2003

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2003, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 25 & 26, 2003
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, August 31, September 1 & 2, 2003
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 10, 2003
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 28, 2003
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, May 24, 25 & 26, 2003
  • “A Day in the Shade”, Templeton Park, Templeton, May 10, 2003

2002

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2002, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 12 & 13, 2002
  • “Celebrating Creative Women of the Central Coast”, AAUW Ed. Foundation, Pismo Beach, Sept. 29, 2002
  • Morro Bay “Art-in-the-Park”, Morro Bay, August 31, September 1 & 2, 2002
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 11, 2002
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 29, 2002
  • Shared Exhibit, Julie Dunn and Laurel Sherrie, Laetitia Winery, Arroyo Grande, June 1 – 30, 2002
  • 11th Annual Garden Festival, Friends of SLO Botanical Garden, El Chorro Regional Park, May 4 & 5, 2002
  • “A Taste of Art”, Assistance League of SLO, Veterans Hall, San Luis Obispo, March 23, 2002

2001

  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2001, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, Oct. 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2001
  • “Art in the Garden”, The Jack House and Gardens, San Luis Obispo, August 5, 2001
  • Artisan-in-Action/Booth Exhibition, Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2001
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 23, 2001
  • 10th Annual Garden Festival, Friends of SLO Botanical Garden, El Chorro Regional Park, May 5 & 6, 2001
  • Morro Bay Bird Festival Exhibit, Morro Bay Community Center, Jan. 12-14, 2001, (Honorable Mention Award)

2000

  • Christmas Open House/Art Sale, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, December 2 & 3, 2000
  • Harvest Festival Booth Exhibit, JanKris Winery, Paso Robles, October 22, 2000
  • SLO Open Studio Tours 2000, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 14 & 15, 2000
  • “An Afternoon at the San Marcos Ranch”, 10th Annual Benefit for Hospice of SLO County, Sept. 23, 2000
  • Artisan-in-Action/Booth Exhibition, Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, August 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2000
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 25 & 26, 2000
  • Art On Stage, Central Coast Gallery Exhibition, Cal Poly Performing Arts Center, May 7, 2000
  • 9th Annual Garden Festival, Friends of SLO Botanical Garden, El Chorro Regional Park, May 6 & 7, 2000

1999 – 1994

  • Open House/Art Sale, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, December 4 & 5, 1999
  • Solo Exhibit, Castoro Cellars Tasting Room, November 1 – 30, 1999
  • SLO Open Studio Tours 1999, Home Studio at: 9150 Carmelita Ave., Atascadero, October 23 & 24, 1999
  • “The Color of Autumn” – 10th Annual Juried Exhibit, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, Oct. 10 – Nov. 21, 1999
  • SLO Art Center Business Exhibit, National Pacific Mortgage, September 20, 1999 – Jan. 20, 2000
  • Art Lives Here, Group Exhibition at the Forum, SLO, August 15, 1999
  • Artisan-in-Action/Booth Exhibition, Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, August 4, 5 & 6, 1999
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 25 & 26, 1999
  • SLO Art Center Business Exhibits, EOC and Raytel Medical Imaging, May 17 – Sept. 17, 1999
  • 8th Annual Garden Festival, Friends of SLO Botanical Garden, El Chorro Regional Park, May 1 & 2, 1999
  • SLO Art Center Business Exhibits, Brio Cafe and James Maino Investment Office, January 18 – May 17, 1999
  • Julie Dunn – Prints & Originals, August Editions, SLO, December 12 & 13, 1998, Solo Exhibition
  • Wildlife Art’N Zoo, Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero, October 10 & 11, 1998
  • “Intimate Portraits”, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, August 30 – Oct. 4, 1998, Featured artist
  • Atascadero Wine Festival, Atascadero Lake Park, June 26 & 27, 1998
  • “The Color of Autumn”, 8th Annual Juried Exhibit, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, Oct. 19 – Nov. 23, 1997
  • CCWS 1997 All Member Show, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, July 23 – August 31, 1997 (Recipient of Third Place Award)
  • Paso Robles Art Association All Member Show, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, May – April, 1997 (Co-Recipient of People’s Choice Award)
  • CCWS “Aquarius”, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, San Luis Obispo Art Center, February 16 – March 16, 1997 (Recipient of the New Traditions in Aqua Media Award)
  • “The Color of Autumn”, 7th Annual Juried Show, Call-Booth House Gallery, Paso Robles, October 20 – Nov. 25, 1996, (Recipient of the Peg Knecht Memorial Award)
  • Island-wide Environmental Art Exhibition, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Saipan, CNMI, August 1994
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Julie welcomes your inquiries regarding her work and possible commissions.

Julie Dunn Fine Art
9150 Carmelita Ave.
Atascadero, CA. 93422
(805) 712-7870
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