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William Ballantine Dorsey 1942-2019

William Ballantine Dorsey 1942-2019

William Ballantine Dorsey (1942 -2019) William B. Dorsey by Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters Portrait Series, 1998It is with great sadness that the Focus on the Masters Archive & Library announce the tragic passing of landscape painter William B. Dorsey. On the...

Marta Nelson 5/1/22 – 4/4/19

Marta Nelson 5/1/22 – 4/4/19

Marta Nelson, one of Ojai’s most beloved artists, passed away peacefully at age 96. Marta was a painter, a printmaker and a sculptor in papier mâché. She was a traditionalist who knew when to bend the rules, an optimist who felt compelled to paint something beautiful, a citizen of the world who strongly believed that artists have a mission: to use the arts as a vehicle for peace.


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 to document and archive extraordinary artists and their work through photographic portraits, audio and video interviews and biographical research that encompass each artist’s experiences, artistic reflections and development; and 2) to present this work to a broad public through extensive education outreach to all ages – including at-risk youth through our Learning to See Youth Outreach program, Art & The Creative Spirit Enrichment Program for Seniors, a public monthly Artist Spotlight Series, exhibitions, publications, website and an extensive resource library.


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