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ARTAZINE Summer 2010 is here!

We are excited to announce that our latest edition of ARTAZINE, Summer 2010 is available now for download!

Class listings have been updated both online and throughout the magazine.

This is our largest edition ever! 
Be sure to tell your friends!
ARTAZINE started with just 14 pages and now in our 9th edition, we are up to 70 full-color pages of listings and articles!

Congratulations to artist Shirley Barone, our Summer 2010 Cover Contest winner! Here is a little about Shirley:


There is a delightful story behind the “Chairs” painting that Shirley likes to share.  When she was a child, her family took camping vacations every summer.  One year, they stopped for breakfast at a very old, run down diner.  Most of the tables and chairs in the place were crooked or broken.  When the family took a table, two of the chairs were lopsided and slightly broken.  Shirley’s mother sat in the yellow chair and her father sat in the red chair.  The yellow chair had a loose seat and kept pinching her mother every time she moved.  Her father felt like the red chair was going to collapse at any moment and he ate while sort of hanging onto the edge of the table. Shirley and her brother were giggly watching their parents fidgeting in their chairs.  Shirley thought the chairs had personality, so she took a picture of them.  The name of the diner escapes her now, but she does remember the breakfast was the best anywhere.   Several years ago, Shirley ran across the picture of the yellow and red chairs and decided these chairs would make a fun painting.  Thus, the “Chairs” were born. 

She loves being involved in community affairs especially with children.  Shirley has worked and taught art and creative writing to children for the past 45 years.  She taught art and creative writing at Redding School of the Arts.  She is a published children’s writer.  She has publishing credits in Highlights for Children, Turtle, Children’s Playmate, Humpty Dumpty, and Chicken Soup for the Pre-teen Soul.    Shirley has won a Distinguished Meritorious Service Award from the California School Boards Association for authoring an elective program that was adopted in schools in the Western United States and in areas of New York City.  Shirley still gives private lessons at her home studio when time permits.  Shirley has received excellent reviews and numerous awards for her art.

Shirley is truly in love with the abstract and the non-objective style of art.  She is fascinated with the way shapes and colors interact with each other.  She creates art using bright and bold colors and interesting compositions.   Shirley has taken art classes in college and has attended many workshops.  She has studied under some extraordinary artists in Redding, Marin County, San Francisco and Los Angeles; however, she feels she is more of a self-taught artist.   Shirley was born in San Francisco, California, close to Fisherman’s Wharf.  She has three daughters, grandmother to four grandchildren, and great- grandmother to two grandsons.

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