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Artist Bios and Photos

Picerne Family Foundation Artist Bios and Photos

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2007 Artist Bios and Photos
The Picerne Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2007 Artist Outreach Project grant recipients. For more information about the Artist Outreach Project, contact Victor Nelson, the Executive Director of the Picerne Family Foundation, at 949-267-1517 or email us here.

Sue Diaz – Professional Writer, Author, and Freelance Journalist
Project: Writing workshops for service men and women who are home from deployment at the Veteran’s Center in San Diego.

Tama Dumlao – Multi Media Artist, Expressive Art Therapist
Project: Develop stories told through painting, bookmaking, and creating wooden wall pieces (retablos) with at risk youth at Project Reach in Oceanside.

Joel Harris – Mixed Media Artist and Illustrator
Project: Art expression for brain trauma and rehabilitation patients including injured service men and women at Scripps Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Facility in Encinitas.

Lonnie Hewitt – Award Winning Writer, Lyricist, and Playwright
Project: Writing, rehearsal, and performance of a play with a diverse group of women on the far side of fifty in Oceanside.

Doris Keats – Visual Artist, Author, Poet and Educator
Project: Art and poetry for children who are victims of domestic violence and living in Community Resource Center Programs in North San Diego County.

Jane LaFazio – Mixed Media Artist and Art Educator
Project: Hands-on art-based projects focused on art, natural sciences, and international culture for low-income youth at Escondido Children’s Museum.

Lucie Lukens – Accomplished Knit Artist
Project: Individual and group knitting instruction for low-income seniors the Vista Senior Center.

Timmaris McDowell – Songwriter, Recording Artist and Music Instructor
Project: Voice lessons, music theory, and performing basics for low-income youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Encinitas.

Marian Norris – Visual Artist and Art Educator
Project: Painting & fine art for low-income youth at the Boys and Girls Club of San Clemente.

Dyana Preti – Professional Music Educator, Owner of First Steps in Music
Project: Music and voice lessons for homeless families who are residents in a transitional living center called Solutions for Change in Vista.

Sarah Stead – Mixed Media Artist, Clothing Designer, Owner Sara Artwear
Project: Art history and textile art projects with seniors living in three long-term rehabilitative facilities in Encinitas.

Frank Ritenour – Professional Photographer, Owner Ritenour’s Photography
Project: Photography classes for low-income youth at the Boys and Girls Club of San Clemente.

Rebecca Toft Van Dyke – Visual Artist and Art Educator, Founder of The Arts Project
Project: Visual arts with children who have been removed from home because of abuse and neglect living at Casa de Amparo in Oceanside.

Ron Woskow – Professional Musician and Music Educator
Project: Ukulele lessons and singing with low-income seniors at San Marcos Senior Center.