DB Artwood now Showcasing at the OVA Arts Gallery in Ojai, CA!

DB Artwood now Showcasing every 3rd Friday at the OVA Arts Gallery in Ojai, CA Come on out to see the master works of artist David Blackburn! Photos to come.

OVA offers a unique selection of contemporary fine arts, jewelry and crafts by LOCAL artists in the heart of downtown Ojai, California. Open from 10 am to 6 pm at 108B N Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023.

As Rebekah Joy Plett wrote, “When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy…. You aren’t just buying a thing – you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life.”

Focus on the Masters

Focus on the masters  -  Coming this October 8

Artist Interviews with Donna Granata                                                      

            The Comedy Club/Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ste 225, Ventura, CA
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
            Audience members MUST arrive by 5:30

In David Blackburn’s own words, “wood art is the tree that never dies.” David’s pathway to exquisite woodworking has not been a straight line. It began as child’s play and grew through a tour in Viet Nam, working as a youth minister with Campus Life, subsequent careers building patio covers, doing home remodeling and supervising construction. In 1979, seeking out additional sources of income, he began to build cigar humidors. It was then that the mystical, poetic heart and soul of David’s art emerged. His mind opened and a stream of sketches and ideas flowed. Because David “reads” the wood, his boxes and furniture are not always square or rectangular but are formed with the natural flow of wood. Color, grain, texture, rare and exotic woods, burl, pattern and natural edges create complex and intriguing works that are interactive, with hidden locks and compartments that contain scripture or poetry. He has won numerous awards and has been widely published. David’s work can be seen at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura through Nov. 9.