HumanKind Fair Trade

Friday, June 1, 2018
6:00 pm
HumanKind Fair Trade
982 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo
, CA


HumanKind is excited to feature the art of Julie Dunn and the lively music of Joy Polloi at Art After Dark on June 1 from 6-9PM. Stop by to meet the artist, view her lovely art, and stay wahile to listen to the sounds of local musician Joy Polloi. Julie's art will be on exhibit at HumanKind for the month of June.

“Joy Polloi" makes music for the masses. Eclectic covers from Neil Young to Talking Heads and originals you'll think you know. Wake up your dancing feet!

Julie Dunn is an accomplished artist and art educator with a BA degree in Drawing and Painting, and a teaching credential in Art Education.  Her art career has spanned over 35 years.  Combining her love of art with teaching has enabled Julie to enhance her own skills while assisting students.  Her teaching career took her overseas, where she experienced a variety of cultures and artistic styles, which have greatly influenced her work.

Julie paints in a unique style, known as “Tempera Batik painting on paper”, which is characterized by vivid color, an appealing textural surface, and compelling imagery.  Her paintings include California central coast and desert landscapes, flowers, and endangered & exotic species.  Admirers and collectors of her paintings find them reminiscent of traditional fabric batiks, silk paintings, woodblock prints, and even stained glass.  They also find themselves attracted to the abstract and representational qualities found in each piece.

Currently living in Atascadero, CA, Julie is enjoying her career as a professional exhibiting artist.  She loves sharing her specialized technique with others, and offers demonstrations and hands-on workshops.  She participates in local and regional art festivals and juried exhibitions, where she has won several awards for her work.  Julie co-owned two art galleries in San Luis Obispo, where she exhibited her work for 18 years, and currently she co-owns Park Street Gallery, in Paso Robles, with plein air oil painter, Peggy Turk.


Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, National University, 1992 (Art)

Bachelor of Arts Degree, California State University Fullerton, 1983 (Drawing & Painting)

Associate of Arts Degree, Orange Coast College, 1980 (General Education/Fine Art)


Park Street Gallery                                      

1320 Park Street                                

Paso Robles, CA. 93446



Teresa Belle Gallery                          

766 Main Street

Cambria, CA. 93428



Artist's Statement:

My paintings are a personal reflection of the world around me.  I enjoy creating works of art that are inspirational and uplifting.  In an era filled with high technology, stress, and an endless stream of “bad news”, I like to draw attention to that which is beautiful and often overlooked, in our fast-paced, modern world. 

I consider most of my paintings to be portraits, whether of a particular landscape that I’ve come to love, a gorgeous flower at a certain moment in time, or an endangered species that I’m capturing for all eternity.  I present to my viewers a vision of the world as seen through my eyes, in the hope that they will see what I see, and feel what I feel.

For more information please contact Julie Dunn at her home/studio: