*Origami: Kate Lukasheva
*Photography: Merrie Asimow, Michael Endicott
*Jewelry: Francine Fiesel
*Painting: Ginger Slonaker, Inna Cherneykina,
* Mosaic: Xuan My Ho
Ted Ullman: During his career as a chemist, Ted was inspired by the creation of molecular forms with their intricate geometries and unusual functions.
Paul Rubas: Paul, born in Czechoslovakia, has a successful career as a professional tennis instructor in Belmont, CA. He constructs sculptures from found objects that he finds interesting.
Michael Keselman: is a former playwright and author. He uses cast-off wooden hat forms, piano keys metal appliances, etc. to create witty forms. “If people smile when they see it, then my work is successful. It’s as simple as that.”
Kate (Ekaterine) Lukasheva has a Ph.D. in Differential Equations, makes designs on her computer for precision and then hand works and colors the paper to make modular origami.
Merrie Asimow is a photographer. She combines many of her own digital techniques to give an unusual and painterly look to her photographs.
Michael Endicott is an Urban Nature dynamism photographer and director of the Edge of Frame Gallery in San Francisco. Raised in the Caribbean and educated in biology and environmental law, Michael’s artistic process resembles impressionist or even abstract painting.
Barbara M. Berk has a masters degree in Russian history, 15-years in magazine publishing, and now is a jewelry designer and sculptor who weaves precious metal wires into sculpture masterpieces and jewelry.
Francine Fiesel demonstrates her artistry with fresh water and cultured pearls from the South Seas. She claims that “pearls are the jewels that naturally provide”. She was inspired by her father, David Navarro, who designed one-of-a-kind art piece jewelry.
Ginger Slonaker paints whimsical, twisted portraits in bright colors, and she teaches children’s painting.
Inna Cherneykina, born near Moscow and was interested in art at an early age. In California, she worked as a computer game designer creating beautiful art while still painting watercolors. Inna’s canvas paintings are full of “vibrant colors, bold lights, and mysterious shade”
Xuan My Ho, was born in Vietnam and left her country as one of the boat people escaping communism. She left her career in Computer Science for mosaic art, “putting broken pieces together to create a meaningful whole” which was a healing experience. She will be showing Mosaic wall hangings and jewelry.