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2018 slopoke Artists

Artists showing paintings & sculptures in Solvang, ca

Twenty eight artists exhibited all original paintings and sculpture on display and for sale on the Central Coast of California at the SLOPOKE Art Show. 

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Cliff Barnes

Cliff is a native Californian, a graduate from the highly recognized Art Center College of Design.  for 40 years, his artwork has been shown in galleries all over California.

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KEITH BATCHELLER

Keith has worked nationally for major clients creating designs and finished art for the publishing, advertising, animation, and toy markets.

THOMAS BLAKSHEAR II

Thomas BlaCkshear II

Thomas Richman Blackshear II (born November 14, 1955)[1] is an African-American artist, many of whose paintings adorn Evangelical churches. He is also a sculptor and a designer of ornaments, often of African American themes.

Tom Burgher

Tom Burgher

Tom Burgher, is a very talented fine art photographer. A resident of Santa Barbara, California, Tom is a life-long, fine art photographer who, with his wife, also owns and operates the Seaside Gallery of Fine Art in Pismo Beach, California. 

CHERI CAPPELLO

CHERI CAPPELLO

The connection and deep reverence that Cheri feels for our Native people began as a child. She is represented by many fine galleries, and has won numerous awards at prestigious national and international shows.

GLORIA CHADWICK

GLORIA CHADWICK

Gloria has always had a passion for the outdoors since childhood. She is a signature member of various local art groups, won numerous awards and has been accepted into various festivals and juried shows.

BILL CHURCHILL

BILL CHURCHILL

After more than twenty years as a wood sculptor, this love has turned to a relentless passion. Bill’s goal is to create wood sculpture that showcases the beauty of wood and tells our Western Americana story.

NANCY DAVIDSON

NANCY DAVIDSON

Nancy Davidson is a contemporary American painter living and working in Santa Barbara, California. She has an affinity for all animals and especially for horses. They often appear in her work as aspects of her own emotions.

ROBERT DELEON

ROBERT Deleon

Robert DeLeon was named Artist of the Year for the Wild Turkey Federation in both 1993 and 1994. He is a member of the exclusive Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson, Arizona.

ALEXI FINE

ALEXI FINE 

A true love affair with color best describes the substance of Alexi’s work. Alexi is an advocate of impressionism, gentle but commanding landscapes, bright and colorful floral still life and her desire to test the limits of her abilities with both color and subject gives freshness to her work. 

Errol Gordon

errol gordon

Errol has studied at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he has taken numerous local, national, and international courses in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture. 

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LISA JOHNSON-MCLOUGHLIN

Lisa has over 20 years of professional experience. Her work is energetic, true to life, and free of complication. 
Valeriy Kagounkin

Valeriy Kagounkin

Siberian artist, Valeriy Kagounkin, began formal art training at age 9. Graduating from Krasnoyarsk Junior Art Academy with honors, he competed in entrance exams to become one of only 15 accepted into the Moscow Art Academy of V. Surikov in 1982.
DIANE KELTNER

DIANE KELTNER 

Diane specializes in the human form in addition to the portrait in bronze. Some of her more recent series include the horse and rider.

regina lyubovnaya

regina lyubovnaya

Regina brings a resounding clarity to her works that remind one of the early Dutch masters. Her purposeful use of natural light reveals intimate secrets about the individuals and objects she paints.
Tamara Kagounkin

Tamara Magdalina

Born in Russia and educated at Art Academies in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and Moscow, Tamara later became the Dean of the Junior Art Academy in Krasnoyarsk. She is a
member of the Russian Artists Union, a Gold Medal winner and member of the Russian Academy of Arts. She now lives and teaches art in Sacramento, California.
CHUCK MIDDEKAUFF

CHUCK MIDDLEKAUFF

A passion for rock and roll, the cowboy way of life, and his childhood absorption of a disappearing Americana culture takes shape in his tightly cropped paintings of cowboys, boots, and spurs, rusty windmills, gas pumps, pickups, Coke machines and signs, worn out toys, and weather- beaten murals, and even cartoon characters and Andy Warhol images, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, things that make him smile.
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Vel Miller

Participating in numerous exhibitions, Vel has earned over 40 "Firsts", "Best of Show", and "Purchase Awards".  Her work is displayed in museums and  collections internationally.
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John Peterson

At an early age, John Peterson showed a natural talent for drawing and art. Being an avid sportsman, his interests turned toward waterfowl and sporting art.

MARGO PETTERSON

MARGO PETTERSON

Primarily known for her impressionistic oils, Margo Petterson’s trademark has always been her “Feminine West” series, depicting the women of the early west.  She is now focusing mainly on her Western and Equine art, which includes draft horses, mustangs and  paints.

Barron Postmus

Barron Postmus 

A native Californian, Barron Postmus spent several years in Hawaii before returning to school at the Los Angeles Art Center.

DENISE RICH

DENISE RICH

Denise began painting in oil over twenty years ago.  Her focus since 2004 has been cows and cattle.  In 2006 Denise received a commission for the California Milk Advisory Board to paint their famous Happy Cows of the Real California Milk campaign.  This led to becoming The Official Happy Cow Artist.

VIC RIESAU

VIC RIESAU

A prolific and accomplished painter and sculptor ,Vic Riesau's art draws on many subjects and themes and has been widely exhibited and collected.

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PAT ROBERTS

Pat has attended workshops given by contemporary artists she admires and credits for keeping her true to her own style, which has been described as realistic with just a touch of impressionism.

SCOTT ROGERS

SCOTT ROGERS

Rogers' creations can be found in galleries in Santa Fe, Dallas and Scottsdale. His works tell very human stories about the Old West. People resonate with his sculptures due to the strong emotions they provoke.

GAYLE GARNER ROSKI

GAYLE GARNER ROSKI

A native of Los Angeles, Gayle is in love with her native city and with watercolor. It is a “medium of magic,” she says, because with watercolor you never know how it is going to come out.” Roski studied fine arts at USC and with sketchbook in hand; she put her vibrant watercolors to work with images from her extensive travel and global adventures. She is an avid diver who once visited the Titanic in a Russian submersible and who has also climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

GRACE SCHLESIER

GRACE SCHLESIER

Grace shares what she observes with the viewer, hoping they make the painting their own, through memories and imagination.  Her art offers us a way to more fully appreciate the wonders of the world.
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GREG SINGLEY

Singley’s works have been published in limited editions with two of the most prominent publishing companies in the country, Winn Devon and Collector’s Editions, and New York Graphic Society Norwalk Connecticut.
EZRA TUCKER

EZRA TUCKER

Ezra's approach is in capturing a moment in time by revealing a rarely highlighted detail, an incident, or fact as big as a dramatic scene or as subtle as a relaxed blink. He encourages the viewer to engage and be curious to learn more. He has a bold and distinctive style of painting that reflects acute observations and knowledge of his subjects.

ANN WHITE

ANN WHITE

Ann moved to the North Coast in the 1990s, drawn by the  architecture and the sea. One can see Ann’s artwork in the photos, and how her house is influenced by her art, and her art by her Victorian home.

KAREN WINTERS

KAREN WINTERS

Karen's work is inspired by the natural world. She is a full time artist who actively travels and paints on location throughout California and the western United States.





2017 slopoke Artists


Leslie Balleweg

Leslie Balleweg 

As a conceptual figurative artist, Ms. Balleweg seeks to present people, and the scenes in which they find themselves, in a way that lets the viewer tell the story of the painting. 

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Cliff Barnes

Cliff is a native Californian, a graduate from the highly recognized Art Center College of Design.  for 40 years, his artwork has been shown in galleries all over California.

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KEITH BATCHELLER

Keith has worked nationally for major clients creating designs and finished art for the publishing, advertising, animation, and toy markets.

susan von borstel

SUSAN VON BORSTEL

Susan is an internationally known artist of horses, wildlife and people. Crazy about horses and wild about art she started painting and drawing horses at a young age.
John Budicin

John Budicin

John is not only a dedicated painter but also spends several weeks each year teaching workshops all around the US.  John also taught a workshop in Umbria and Tuscany, Italy.

Tom Burgher

Tom Burgher 

Tom Burgher, is a very talented fine art photographer. A resident of Santa Barbara, California, Tom is a life-long, fine art photographer who, with his wife, also owns and operates the Seaside Gallery of Fine Art in Pismo Beach, California. 

Paula DeLay

Paula DeLay 

Paula was born and educated in New England. During her childhood, Sunday outings frequently involved jumping on public transportation to visit the Boston MFA and the Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum, which instilled a deep appreciation of the fine arts. As a youth, she sketched and dabbled in studio pastels and watercolors.

Errol Gordon

errol gordon

Errol has studied at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he has taken numerous local, national, and international courses in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture. 

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Valeriy Kagounkin

Valeriy started painting in childhood. He has taken part in national and international exhibits. His works enjoy popularity in Japan, Germany, and Cyprus.
regina lyubovnaya

regina lyubovnaya

Regina brings a resounding clarity to her works that remind one of the early Dutch masters. Her purposeful use of natural light reveals intimate secrets about the individuals and objects she paints.
TAMARA MAGDALINA

Tamara Magdalina

Tamara's works are in private collections in Japan, Germany, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Siberia, Spain, and the United States.

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Tom Marlatt

Tom Marlatt creates imaginative compositions using vibrant color schemes, a variety of angular shapes, and exciting free flowing abstract forms. 

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LISA MCLOUGHLIN

Lisa has over 20 years of professional experience. Her work is energetic, true to life, and free of complication. 
joe_milazzo

JOE MILAZZO

His delicate, yet intricate lines and his attention to detail make him a sought after artist. Collected internationally for commissions of prominent figures for public and private collectors alike. 
vel_miller

Vel Miller

Participating in numerous exhibitions, Vel has earned over 40 "Firsts", "Best of Show", and "Purchase Awards".  Her work is displayed in museums and  collections internationally.

Barron Postmus

Barron Postmus 

A native Californian, Barron Postmus spent several years in Hawaii before returning to school at the Los Angeles Art Center.

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PAT ROBERTS

Pat has attended workshops given by contemporary artists she admires and credits for keeping her true to her own style, which has been described as realistic with just a touch of impressionism.

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GREG SINGLEY

Singley’s works have been published in limited editions with two of the most prominent publishing companies in the country, Winn Devon and Collector’s Editions, and New York Graphic Society Norwalk Connecticut.

George D. Smith

George D. Smith

loretta warner

loretta TEARNEY warner

Working for several years with oil and acrylic, in 2011 Loretta incorporates textiles into her art, making use of her lifelong knowledge and experience with these materials. 






2016 Artists


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Keith Batcheller

Keith has worked nationally for major clients creating designs and finished art for the publishing, advertising, animation, and toy markets.

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Tom Burgher

Tom is a very talented fine art photographer. His images are printed on quality paper with pigment inks meant to resist fading for more than 90 years and displayed behind glass. 
robert_copple

Robert Copple

Robert was born in Los Angeles, and began drawing at a very early age, focusing on natural subjects. Robert is a graduate of Cornell.
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Karen Fedderson

Karen's love of nature, especially the California coastal landscape, is her inspiration. She spends a lot of time out and about looking and sketching. 
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IVANIE FINSVIK

Ivanie Finsvik worked as a professional potter for two decades until 1997, then turned her focus to painting—first using watercolors and then pastels.

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ERROL GORDON

Errol has studied at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he has taken numerous local, national, and international courses in oil painting, pastels, and sculpture.

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annette hammer

Annette Hammer has been painting for over 30 years. What started out as a one time need for a wall painting became a passion to create within the medium of oils, and later, acrylics and watercolor.

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Valeriy Kagounkin

Valeriy started painting in childhood. He has taken part in national and international exhibits. His works enjoy popularity in Japan, Germany, and Cyprus.
pamela_larsson_toscher

Pamela Larsson-Toscher

pamela paints using old masters' oil painting methods within a contemporary format. She paints  figures and objects influenced by the sentiments and politics of today.
tom_marlatt

Tom Marlatt

Tom Marlatt creates imaginative compositions using vibrant color schemes, a variety of angular shapes, and exciting free flowing abstract forms. 

lisa_mcloughlin

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa has over 20 years of professional experience. Her work is energetic, true to life, and free of complication. 
joe_milazzo

Joe Milazzo

His delicate, yet intricate lines and his attention to detail make him a sought after artist. Collected internationally for commissions of prominent figures for public and private collectors alike. 
janna_lewis

Janna Lewis

Janna is the designer and creator of Fiber Art Wall Hangings, Notebook Covers, Handbags and and clothing. Currently displaying and selling at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA

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Vel Miller

Participating in numerous exhibitions, Vel has earned over 40 "Firsts", "Best of Show", and "Purchase Awards".  Her work is displayed in museums and  collections internationally.
rock_newcomb

Rock Newcomb

Rock does highly realistic Native American pottery still life's and wildlife subjects, a unique combination, because he has won awards in both categories. 

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dennis newell

Born into a family of accomplished artists, Dennis grew up on a ranch, so creating western art comes naturally.
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John Nieto

He utilizes intense primary colors, applied in bold strokes to give dimension and character to the canvas. In his etchings and drawings, Nieto employs classic linear techniques to create images of great detail and depth.
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John Peterson

At an early age, John Peterson showed a natural talent for drawing and art. Being an avid sportsman, his interests turned toward waterfowl and sporting art.

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Jordan Pope

Jordan’s paintings are recognized by the layers of subdued color and the sumptuous quality of the surface. Her life’s passion has always been painting a fine art collection. 
barron_postmus

barron postmus

Barron has won numerous regional and international awards, and has had his work selected several times by the Arts For The Parks and International Arts Magazine. 
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Pat Roberts

Pat has attended workshops given by contemporary artists she admires and credits for keeping her true to her own style, which has been described as realistic with just a touch of impressionism.

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Robert Reinhart

Robert does a few quick sketches, takes photos and then completes the work in his studio. He looks for moments that have a mood, which in many instances equates to light; morning, late afternoon or evening.
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GREG SINGLEY

Singley’s works have been published in limited editions with two of the most prominent publishing companies in the country, Winn Devon and Collector’s Editions, and New York Graphic Society Norwalk Connecticut.

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Susan von Borstel

Susan is an internationally known artist of horses, wildlife and people. Crazy about horses and wild about art she started painting and drawing horses at a young age.