Out There Artist Profile:
Bud Snow

Santa Rosa is proud to showcase our city’s incredible collection of artists by commissioning original pieces for the Out There In The Middle of Everything campaign. If you like what you see, you can purchase prints, or perhaps a t-shirt at the SR Store by clicking here.

Bud SnowBud Snow has produced murals up and down the west coast from her native Vancouver Canada to Los Angeles, including several for the Sonoma County Museum. Her line work has influences from North American indigenous artworks of the Pacific Northwest as well as modern painters like Keith Haring and BLU. See more of Bud’s amazing work at doyouknowbudsnow.net.

You can also venture a guess at the true meaning of the Santa Rosa insider terms in her featured piece by clicking here.

Or learn more about the Santa Rosa mural scene here.

You can also follow Bud Snow on twitter: @bud_snow_murals and on Instagram: @bud_snow

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Out There Artist Profile:
Todd Barricklow

Santa Rosa is proud to showcase our city’s incredible collection of artists by commissioning original pieces for the Out There In The Middle of Everything campaign. If you like what you see, you can purchase prints, or perhaps a t-shirt at the SR Store by clicking here.

barricklowTodd Barricklow originally hails from Southern California and moved up to Sonoma County to attend Sonoma State University. He comes from a creative family of marionette makers and crafters. Barricklow’s main focus is in ceramics, but he is strongly influenced by printmakers like Posada and Durer. This is manifested in his sgraffito* treatment of clay, which he treats much like a woodblock. His work is in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and regularly shows around the country. Todd lives in downtown Santa Rosa and is well known for his giant bicycle and pedaled-powered contraptions that can be seen around town. Check out more of his work at toddbarricklow.com

barricklow2*Sgraffitto simply means to “scratch through.” It is a method of decoration used in ceramics that dates back to the Greeks with their urns. These boxes are hand built out of a white clay body, then coated in a black clay body, and then carved like a wood block while still moist. When the black clay is coated in clear glaze it goes to jet-black, causing this graphic look.

 


Epicenter for Art

Smack dab in the middle of Sonoma County's wine country, Santa Rosa is quickly becoming the hub of an eclectic and thriving arts scene. For years artists have been simmering just under the public radar. Seemingly only emerging once or twice a year for orchestrated studio tours or your typical “easels-on-grass” art fairs. While most of the public attentions went to the vineyards or nearby beaches, the veil has been lifted and now hundreds of visual artists, dozens of performing arts organizations, and a diverse collection of galleries and other venues that display the wide-range of talent this city is proud to celebrate, can be found throughout the community. From large-scale installations at galleries and hidden warehouses to vibrant street art and spontaneous happenings, Santa Rosa is the epicenter for Art (that’s right, capital A, folks) with something for every artist, collector, educator or even dilettante to enjoy.


GET YOUR JARGON

Julia Davis, creating art under the name Bud Snow, created this fun piece for us here in Santa Rosa. Filled with expressions gathered around town, it's a chance for you to test your knowledge of the local lingo. Use the comment section to help us better understand the terms, and we'll pick one comment to win a free poster of this true Santa Rosa original.