Norton Factory Studios

Winter Open Studios: Janet Bartlett Goodman

Winter Open Studios: Janet Bartlett Goodman

Using graceful lines and translucent color, Janet Bartlett Goodman’s encaustic landscapes convey the feeling of quiet solitude and tranquility. Her mixed media encaustic works are about moments in time. She is intrigued with the history of a place and the idea that its history has a felt presence. Each piece preserves a single moment but that moment contains all the depth, […]

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Winter Open Studios: Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez combines her academic background in anthropology and video to make paintings about personal identity, but also cultural meaning.  Currently, she is working on various narratives that explore my own traditions and history through a visual format. This process has led her to rely on photographs, stories, family recipes, horticulture, and the tradition of crafting as something […]

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Winter Open Studios: Kanna Aoki

Kanna Aoki’s work is inspired by a passion for light, color, geometry and space, and by the physicality of paint. She celebrates contemplative moments in time, embracing both the immensity of our surroundings and the smallness of the individual immersed within it, exploring feelings of solitude, nostalgia, humor and grace, creating work which is visually […]

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Winter Open Studios: Bar Davi

To achieve the rich, textured surface of her mixed media paintings, Bar Davi work mostly in layers – both physical layers on the pieces and interior layers such as memory, emotion and hope, surrendering to the materials and the process, iteratively engaging with the painting until its completion. Visit Norton Factory for our Winter Open Studios on Saturday, December 6 […]

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Winter Open Studios: Erin Mitchell

Combining a broad and often experimental range of media and materials, Erin Mitchell sets out to explore the role of digital interfaces and language in the way that we see and understand our modern experience. Incorporating glitch imagery and elements of online browser structures, Erin attempts to ephemerally chart an imagined world between immediate contact […]

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Winter Open Studios: Kathryn Rummel

Kathryn Rummel of Kreate Photography is a passionate and driven photographer and multi-media artist. Kathryn sees the human form as a powerful work of art in itself. Her series Every-body is Beautiful {Body Scapes + Impressionist Form} was cultivated from a deep desire to celebrate the unadorned human form; to capture and reveal the stories […]

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Winter Open Studios: Kelly DeFayette

Kelly DeFayette is a Bay Area colorist who works on wood panels with a high gloss finish. Shapes vary from the traditional to irregular and tessellating polygons. The shape of the panel informs the materials used, with taped angles and lines spray painted on, to acrylic and graphite gestural tangles. Color is the focus and […]

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