BLOG*July 19, 2011

It is that time of year again when San Diego is transformed into a popular art culture paradise. Being a part of this event for twenty years has informed much of my course instruction with AAB. It has really turned into a monster of an event. If you have not...

BLOG*February 28, 2011

I met Shaun Tan five years ago in NYC at a dinner with Roxana, Donato, Irene Gallo, and John Jude Palencar. Shaun’s picture book ‘The Arrival” had recently been published and was winning awards. Who would have guessed that five years later he would receive an Academy Award based on...

BLOG*July 20, 2010

Bee Prosperity for Flowers of Fortune Art Card Set & Game It’s that time of year again when the world of popular art culture collides with the city of San Diego. I have been frequenting this event since 1990. I was part of Allen Spiegel’s booth ASFA for many years...

BLOG*July 13, 2010

Greg Spalenka In this high tech world it can be easy to forget the importance of human connection. An infant and mother understand this crucial bonding, and as we grow this personal connection to touch and intimacy never really leaves us. In life our relationship to others reflects how successful...