ART on the Square: Meet your local Artists 3

Art on the Square Returns Friday. Meet your local artist: James V. Lee


Art on the Square is baaaaaaaaack for the 1st time this summer, on Friday, June 15th from 5-8:30.  This is our 6th year of partnering with Music on the Square, and it is a blast.  Joining the best local artists with a rocking band (Santana Tribute Band:  Caravanserai) and you will bop while you shop.  And we have the perfect Fathers's Day gifts.  I know you want to find the special men in your life some special gifts.  We will have woodworkers, photographers, painters, illustrators, jewelers, glass, mosaics and more for you to buy.  Plus, we at Art on the Square feel strongly about giving back and supporting our community.  Every show, we give out four $25 gift certificates to use in any artist booth.  Just see any artist on Hamilton, at Courthouse Square, and fill out an entry form.  The drawing is at 7PM on the stage.  Must be present to win.

Now, you must meet our third Redwood City Artist.  Redwood City abounds with creative and prolific artists.  Please support us.

Artist Introduction:  Meet James Lee

James V. Lee is a Redwood City artist who creates abstract and figurative images using acrylic and gouache paint, dry media, ink, and photographs. He has also worked with etching, engraving, and intaglio printmaking techniques.

James has exhibited his work in fairs since 2004, and has been in numerous group and individual shows going back to the 1970s. He attended the University of Santa Clara and graduated with degrees in political science and law, subjects that probably have a tenuous relationship with art. He has been an active member of the California Bar since 1977.

James took some art classes in college and studied under Paul Kos and Terry Netter, but is essentially self-taught as an artist.  He has numerous gallery affiliations, group and individual shows, awards, and fairs, early 1970s-present. A partial list includes Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, 1972-1975; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1973); Katz and Dawgs Gallery, Columbus, OH (1992); Backstreet Gallery (Uribe Studios), Santa Rosa, CA (2007); Bridgland Studios and Gallery, Alameda, CA (2009).

His studio is located at the Linden Street Warehouse, 275 Linden St., Suite B, in Redwood City.  Visit his web site:  http://jvillanilee.com/ Friday, 5-8:30PM.  It's going to be BIG FUN!

Thanks every one!  Until next time, always follow your h'art!

Art on the Square would like to thank RWC Parks and Rec, the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the Civic Cultural Commission for their support.

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Julie Fellers June 21, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Nice article on James Lee. James is also a Peninsula Arts Council Artist Registry Member. To see more of his work and the inspiring work of over 30 other San Mateo County artists visit: http://www.peninsulaartscouncil.org/Artists_Registry.htm


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