Temecula ART Foundation

Temecula ART Foundation OUR MISSION The Temecula Art Foundation (TAF) promotes the value of arts and culture throughout Temecula by fostering and investing in the creative contributions of our artist citizens within every facet of the community.

OUR VISION The Temecula Art Foundation (TAF) vision is to create a geographical area in Downtown Temecula recognized as the Art District. The Art District will be home to the Temecula Art Museum and Performing Arts Center. Our overall vision is of a city justly renowned for its cultural dynamism, innovation, opportunity and inclusiveness.

Mission: OUR MISSION The Temecula Art Foundation (TAF) promotes the value of arts and culture throughout Temecula by fostering and investing in the creative contributions of our artist citizens within every facet of the community.

Operating as usual

Blouin Artinfo
12/17/2013

Blouin Artinfo

In Honor of Charlotte Perriand, Louis Vuitton and Cassina Reissue Her Iconic Chaise Longue: http://bit.ly/1czlURd

Stephanie A. Siefken ART
11/23/2013

Stephanie A. Siefken ART

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

It was my privilege and honor to make this sculpture for the World Masters Art Award of 2013. Tomorrow it will be presented to Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann by the Temecula Art Museum.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

Here's a drawing for a horse proposal made from copper and stainless steel. I would like to make it seven to eight feet tall.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

"Carme: Moons of Jupiter"

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

I was just in Park City, Utah, for the SRAM pART Project benefiting World Bicycle Relief and the Kimball Art Center. This is my sculpture "Gear Head." It is still available and can be yours for the tax deductible price of $6000.00.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

Thursday morning a text woke me up. I had pre-sold three sculptures for the premier of the Museum Residence Gallery that night. Painter and gallery owner Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann orchestrated an amazing night. The Denver art world is going to be swept up in this cyclone. I'll share the photos as as soon as I get them.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

Here is a view of the copper "Quantum Towers" at the newly opened Museum Residence Gallery. The paintings are by Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

A trio of works: Io: Moons of Jupiter, The Insistence of Memory and Quantum III.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

This maquette is the proposal for a large outdoor sculpture in Denver. I'm thinking I would like to make it about twelve feet tall.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

Kundalini was made in 2001. I see it as a turning point in my work. The title refers to the snake of enlightenment that uncoils within the belly as one becomes conscious. Every gardener knows you need a lot of manure to grow beautiful flowers. The same can be said of life. This sculpture was made of all the crappy worthless scrap I had in my studio. It is surface is pointed and sharp and kind of dangerous. I love it.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

I got the commission to build this sculpture 10-feet tall.
It will grace the inner courtyard of a new condo development in Denver. The sculpture will also be a memorial to a young man named Evan. He was the construction manager for the project when he suddenly died at 32. Tragic. I'm really honored and excited to make this monument.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

It was my privilege and honor to make this sculpture for the World Masters Art Award of 2013. Tomorrow it will be presented to Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann by the Temecula Art Museum.

Mark Castator Sculpture
11/12/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

Another view of my latest sculpture for World Masters Art Award.

Michael Cheval
11/05/2013

Michael Cheval

Michael Cheval presented the portrait of the famous sculptor and painter Bill Mac. October 25th, 2013. Adam Scott Rote Gallery in Adam Scott Rote Galleries Key West(FL)

Art of Zaya
11/05/2013

Art of Zaya

Zaya at Vincent Van Gogh museums 2013 Amsterdam

Tvbmagoct2013
10/08/2013
Tvbmagoct2013

Tvbmagoct2013

Premier Issue of a new magazine highlighting the very best the Temecula Valley has to offer!

Stephanie A. Siefken ART
09/14/2013

Stephanie A. Siefken ART

Blouin Artinfo
09/14/2013

Blouin Artinfo

National Museum of Women in the Arts Adds $25 Million to its Endowment: http://bit.ly/18U9Gib

Mark Castator Sculpture
09/14/2013

Mark Castator Sculpture

This project got dropped in my lap today. It is an award for on upcoming art event. I think I am also going to use it as a maquette for another project proposal that is due today.

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Jesus Christ, the Risen Savior of the world. Dying He saved us, rising He proved He was who He said and one day soon returning to claim His Church. Happy Easter! He is RISEN indeed!

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

A great reminder of what Good Friday is all about and why...

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Today is National Day of Prayer.

We are a nation in desperate need of turning to God. But that has to start with His people. Will you pray today for God to move in America? Remember to say "thank you" too... without Jesus there would be no chance for any of us. God bless!

Our nation was founded by men who, like Washington who sought God's favor for a struggling new nation and Lincoln who said "“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go"

Washington at Valley Forge by Ron DiCianni. All rights reserved. TapestryProductions.com

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Tapestry Productions Responds to Pentagon's removal of Ron DiCianni painting from Mountain Home Air Force Base:

Temecula, CA – Recently Artist Ron DiCianni and Tapestry Productions became aware of a decision made by Mountain Home Air Force Base, in consultation with the Pentagon to remove a print of Ron DiCianni’s Blessed Are the Peacemakers in response to an “anonymous email”. Tapestry Productions is the publisher of this painting and the agent of record for Artist Ron DiCianni.

Tapestry Productions President, Grant DiCianni, responded by saying “First, we are deeply saddened as we receive more information about this incident, to see the apparent hostility of Pentagon leadership to a message, that is clearly in keeping with the foundation of this country & the Air Force and whose communication is clearly protected by the First Amendment. The painting that was removed based on this anonymous complaint is entitled Blessed are the Peacemakers. It features a modern day policeman standing in front of a medieval knight. The flag held in the hand of the knight morphs from a medieval coat of arms into the flag of the United States of America. In this edition of the painting, the word “Integrity” is stenciled over the image and the verse referenced is ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be named sons of God‟ Matt 5:9’.”

“It is our belief” DiCianni continued “that this message is one that the modern day military should be proud to embody - the idea of integrity in the service of peace. Having known many military service members over the years, I have never encountered one that enjoyed the idea of war. Every war fought
has been to pave the path back to peace. Hence, the military is an embodiment of the ultimate peacemaker, a pursuit blessed in
Scripture. It would seem this is a message that the Air Force should be willing to foster, not censor”.

In regard to the painting’s removal, DiCianni stated “We have yet to be contacted by anyone at the Pentagon or Mountain Home Air Force Base in regard to this issue, despite our repeated requests. The Pentagon has referred any response to the Air Force Press Desk who in turn is referring communication to the Air Force base in question. This act of religious censorship appears to reflect the assurances that senior Pentagon officials provided to anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein, during a recent meeting at the Pentagon, that they would begin enforcing regulation against religious expression in the military, at all levels.

DiCianni ended his comments with “We want to be clear that here at Tapestry Productions, we have the utmost respect for the men and women of this great country who wear the uniform of our Armed Forces and who have sacrificed so much to defend America. I am certain that religious censorship does not reflect their values nor does it reflect the beliefs upon which this nation was founded. However, given the events of the last few months, it appears that the Pentagon, under the leadership of Defense Secretary Hagel, has undertaken a censorship campaign to rid the military of any vestige of Christianity.”

More information regarding this issue will be forthcoming. To schedule interviews, please contact Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity at: Helen.CookPrimeStarPublicity.com. (Replace with @ in order to send email)

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Happy 4th of July! May America continue to be the Land of Free and the Home of the Brave as One Nation Under God.

Image: Chariots of Fire - Ron DiCianni copyright 2001. www.TapestryProductions.com

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
09/13/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

September 11th, 2001 - September 11th, 2013 - 12 years

No Greater Love by Ron DiCianni

Stephanie A. Siefken ART
09/13/2013

Stephanie A. Siefken ART

Michael Cheval
08/31/2013

Michael Cheval

I've been asking many times to show my "kitchen":
From a sketch to the finished painting. It's one of four sketches I made before I started to work on canvas...

Veronika Logar
08/28/2013

Veronika Logar

Bojanci, watercolor, 38 x 46 cm

08/26/2013
Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

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Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
08/23/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

Jesus Christ, the Risen Savior of the world. Dying He saved us, rising He proved He was who He said and one day soon returning to claim His Church. Happy Easter! He is RISEN indeed!

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle
08/23/2013

Ron DiCianni Artist's Circle

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The Marengo Family of Temecula has recently bestowed to TAF and the city of Temecula Valley a generous gift of 200 pieces of art from their collection in support of this project (valued at over $500,000) The Marengo Family has stipulated that the entire collection be the foundational inspiration for the construction of a building that will become the Temecula Art Museum. OUR EFFORTS The Temecula Art Foundation (TAF) is a recognized public agency leading the Temecula creative environment through programs tailored to help arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, community groups and the tourism industry. This is accomplished by the following efforts: • TAF to acquire, develop, preserve and interpret a comprehensive and exemplary permanent collection of local, national and international artworks, maintaining the collection by developing strategies for attracting grants, donations and gifts of art. • TAF nurtures and promotes access, participation and excellence in all arts disciplines, and strives to invest energy and resources to make the arts central to the lives of everyone in the community. • TAF believes in the power of the arts to promote excellence, cross-cultural understanding and a strong community. • TAF recognizes the need for a wide variety of public and private sector partners to help fulfill its mission. Our partners provide needed services to the field through collective knowledge, expertise and genuine care for the mission and the fulfillment of our mutual goals. • TAF fulfills its mission by serving as champions and a point of connection and coordination with legislative, corporate and other leaders with an interest in seeing the mission fulfilled. • TAF also seeks out those other champions, inside and outside the halls of government in an effort to provide a voice to all concerned and achieve the mandate and mission. • TAF encourages support for the region's artistic and cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and highlighting Downtown Temecula as an international art destination. • TAF provides training and educational opportunities to encourage excellence in community arts. • TAF fosters cultural plans that integrate the arts and culture into the fabric of community life. • TAF advocacy heightens awareness of ideas and issues, including the role of the arts in economic development, arts education for young people and cultural tourism. Our Objectives Creative expressions, both traditional and contemporary, are the foundational building blocks of diverse cultures and communities. TAF believes that the people of Temecula are inclined and committed to the development of resources, leadership and infrastructure to support a healthy creative economy that benefits residents and visitors alike. There are four objectives in support of TAF’s goals. Strategies of the plan are organized according to these four areas: I. Creative Economy • As a champion of local culture and arts, TAF has launched a “Cultural Web” to serve as a comprehensive and accessible cultural/art resource for residents and tourists. It will serve as the gateway to discover Temecula’s cultural treasures. • Publish Temecula's Best Magazine. • Create a marketing campaign for Temecula’s art and culture. • Establish the Downtown Art Commission (DAC) with the responsibility of securing a permanent location to house the Temecula Art Museum. II. Economic Development Economic development of Downtown Temecula’s creative economy includes the following strategies: • Small business development will adapt to meet the particular needs of the creative community, including a business incubator and business training. • Development of a workforce that has been exposed to creative training at all educational stages, including the professional level. • Support creative individuals through technical assistance and artist fellowships. • Develop an Art District in Downtown Temecula. • Expand cultural and heritage tourism by creating a specific plan and program in collaboration with the Convention & Visitors Bureau. III. Resources Increasing resources require the following strategies: • Generate new leadership by developing the Downtown Art Commission (DAC) to oversee implementation of the plan and take the lead on advocacy. • Allocate public funding by increasing city funding allocated to arts and culture. • Support and work collaboratively with available city and private funders by convening around issues of community-wide importance. • Address cultural facility needs by developing new capital funding programs and investigating the potential of adapting a cultural facility for a shared-use museum and performing arts center. TAF EFFORTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN ART & CULTURE COMMUNITY: Promote, stimulate and encourage involvement, appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the arts and to engage, enlighten and empower the downtown community through the arts, which will contribute to the cultural, educational and economic strength of Downtown Temecula. This is accomplished by fulfilling the following efforts: TAF • Supports the wide-range of cultural activities in Downtown Temecula. • Provides volunteer, educational and professional development opportunities. • Assists in the development and implementation and funding for a variety of arts programming. • Works collaboratively with local and international artists and agencies to insure equal access and opportunities to arts facilities and unique exhibit venues. • Promotes the recognition of art and culture as a primary contributor to economic development and the quality of life in Downtown Temecula. • Offers networking and employment opportunities to artists and educators • Salutes and awards outstanding corporate and individual contributions and support for the arts and culture of our community. • Supports and nurtures the development and advancement of arts and culture in Downtown Temecula. • Promotes arts and cultural initiatives that support Downtown Temecula’s artistic and cultural assets. • Maintains an interactive program of exhibitions and cultural activities while heightening awareness and encouraging participation. • Expands the public's experience with visual art by creating enduring public art projects, programs, events and support services to generate economic benefits for Downtown Temecula. • Creates partnerships between and among artists, arts organizations, city agencies and other public and private entities. • Promotes Civic Partnerships that manage and leverage the city’s investments in arts and cultural organizations in order to increase public access to arts and culture. • Establish the Downtown Art Commission (DAC) for exploration of a Downtown Temecula Art Museum and Performing Arts Center. TAF will curate the following events: • The Temecula Art Festival: An outdoor tent and booth Arts & Crafts Festival (annual event). • The Downtown Temecula Art Walk: First Friday of every month. • The 5th Street Corridor Art display - every Saturday: An outdoor tent and booth Arts & Crafts event. • Temecula Global Art Expo: Art Expo invitational exposition featuring artists from 100 countries. • The Temecula Masters Awards: Awards dinner ceremony to bestow the Masters Awards upon the leading art masters of Temecula. • The World Masters Awards: Awards dinner ceremony to bestow the World Masters Awards upon the leading art masters of the world. • ART & Culture Hall of the Masters: Induction of the leading art masters into what will become the Temecula Art Museum and Performing Arts Center (yearly event). THE DOWNTOWN ART DISTRICT Many cities have committed studies and resources to finding solutions they could undertake to ensure their arts and culture become a vibrant component of vitality and livability. TAF researched the cities that successfully implemented art & culture programs. This report gathered the most successful programs of these cities that are appropriate to the present and future market projections for Downtown Temecula. TAF proposes to bring together many stakeholders, including artists, retailers, architects, developers, small businesses, non-profit organizations, residents, hotels, as well as restaurants and entertainment organizations. These stakeholders, far from being in conflict, will unite in their desire to produce and preserve arts and cultural space. Cities with thriving cultural hubs attract more residents and more desirable businesses over the long term. Many communities have sought to institutionalize this opportunity by creating different types of cultural incentives and policy tools, often in the form of cultural districts that preserve and produce arts and cultural spaces. The list is long, and includes New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Antonio, Toronto, Santa Ana and many others. The vision of an Art District in a defined, limited geographic area within Downtown Temecula will stimulate developers to access incentives that would allow for the creation of permanently affordable space for designated cultural uses. TAF proposes a district model that would integrate with existing planning processes that are in place or in process in the downtown neighborhoods. Our vision addresses the growing concerns about long-term affordable space for arts and culture organizations, and creates an immediate dynamic neighborhood that will enhance the economic development strategy for Downtown Temecula in the shortest possible time. By leveraging the unique character of the cultural economy, this Art District approach can create measurable, sustainable outcomes that would enhance the existing current vision for the future of Downtown Temecula. Set a geographic boundary: The current landscape and urban context clearly define Downtown Temecula. Using the City of Temecula Civic Center as a boundary line, an emphasis on several key spines or corridors where cultural and artistic activity can take place is paramount to the success of this initiative. This boundary ensures the establishment of progressive zoning ordinances within one geographic area while existing and emerging spines of arts and culture realize opportunity for growth. TAF believes the proposed geographic area of the Art District creates a pedestrian-friendly environment that is attractive for social gatherings and is favorable to daytime as well as evening cultural offerings. It might be most useful to note the success of the Gaslamp Quarter Historic District in San Diego - a 16½ block historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego and the center of downtown nightlife. For more information Visit our website www.temeculart.com

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