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Julie Prichard

I was born and raised in San Diego, a city that plays an important roll in the intriguing multicultural and multifaceted larger art colony called Southern California.

While other kids were forced to sit idly as their mothers systematically searched hordes of wallpaper samples in hellishly large books my mom towed me to art stores to explore a myriad of wondrous art supplies. But it wasn't until high school that my creative urge was truly awakened by an inspiring photography teacher. Receiving a few local awards prompted me to seek a profession that was equally creative and fulfilling. I obtained a degree from the Gemology Institute of America that not only included the grading of gemstones but gave me an appreciation of the natural beauty of gems and their artful transformation into pieces of jewelry.

My professional time as a gemologist came to an end with the birth of my daughter, an event that saw the beginning of my career as an artist.

I have one non-negotiable prerequisite and that is the ongoing examination of my own motives in the creative process yielding art that is both original and personal.

My daughter and I? Well, we now go exploring the isles of artist supplies together as I once did many years ago with my mom.

Julie teaches affordable mixed media art lessons online. For more information, please contact the artist.

 

I inhale inspiration from observing that which surrounds me. There is no schedule. There is no agenda. There is only the invisible tap on the shoulder that what I have observed, what I am seeing, should be spontaneously interpreted according to my own sensitivity which is largely self taught.
— Julie Prichard

Group Exhibitions

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork Dec - Jan 2012 (to 2013)

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork Feb - Mar 2013

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork Mar - Apr 2013 *  

SDAI 1 Foot Show; Juried and Awarded Artwork Mar - Apr 2013

SDAI 52nd Annual International Juried Exhibition April 13 - May 26 2013

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork June 28 - July 29

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork July 31 - Sept 8 2013

SDAI 1 Foot Show; Juried and Awarded Artwork July 31 - Sept 8 2013

SDAI 1 Foot Show; Juried and Awarded Artwork Sept. 11 - Oct. 6 2013

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork Sept. 11 - Oct. 6 2013

SDAI Outstanding Visual Artists of the Region; Juried and Awarded Artwork Dec  13 - Jan 2014

SDAI  1 Foot Show; Juried and Awarded Artwork Dec 13 - Jan 2014

*Juror's Choice Award

 

Artwork Held In Private Collections

Oxford, OH - Bellingham, WA - La Mesa, CA - New York, NY - Piscataway, NJ - Rancho Santa Fe, CA - San Diego, CA - Georgetown, TX - Huntington Beach, CA -  Costa Mesa, CA - Hydesville, CA - El Cajon, CA - Beaufort, NC -  Cottage Grove, MN - La Jolla, CA - Glasgow, UK

 

Publication Credits:

Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer By layer (Co-Author) 

Creating Art At the Speed Of Life 

The Pulse of Mixed Media

The Artist Unique

 

Artful Blogging Winter 2009 pages 106-111

Art Journaling Winter 2010 pages 92-95

Art Journaling Winter 2009 pages 88-93, 130-133

Artful Blogging Feb/Mar/Apr 2010 page 143

Somerset Studio Sep/Oct 2010 Pages 97-100

Somerset Holidays and Celebrations Vol 4/2010 Pages 75-77

Somerset Studio Mar/Apr 2011 *Cover Artist

Somerset Studio Gallery, Winter 2011

Artists' Cafe (Best of Somerset Mixed-Media) , Vol 7/2013 Pages 100-104