The International Decade (2015-2024): Inspired by the United Nations General Assembly – Synthia SAINT JAMES + Books!

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“The International Decade” for People of African Descent (Recognition, Justice and Development)
Inspired by the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolution proclaiming 2015-2024, “The International Decade” — Acrylic on Canvas, 30×30″ (2015)

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.6

Advice: What is the best advice you’ve received? What is the best advice you can give?
“Make a place for your art.” In 1980, I attended an informal lecture by Ernie Barnes where he emphasized the importance of being proactive. That was the best advice I’d ever heard and I continue to encourage my students and other artists to take control of their careers. I also teach a workshop on “The Business of Art” and recommend my book, Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, for some helpful tips and creative affirmations.

Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?
I’ve been told that I have a golden and magnetic aura, and love that description which I hope to always live up to. I think of myself as a 68 year old petite woman with the heart and energy of a child. I’m always open and love to embrace new ideas, and creative challenges. My idea of dressing up, or as I call it my typical “exhibit wear”, is made up of one of my many Asian tops or jackets, some slacks and a pair of my “dressy” gold or silver metallic sneakers.

See you tomorrow as we wrap up Synthia’s week with full Acrostic Interview.


Books written and/or Illustrated by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Children’s books

It's Kwanzaa Time by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Mollel/Saint James.  To Dinner, For Dinner, New York, NY: Holiday House, 2000.
Hull/Saint James.  Alphabet Affirmations, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2000.
Saint James, Synthia.  It’s Kwanzaa Time, New York, NY: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Hull/Saint James.  Peace In Our Land, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2002.
Sneve/Saint James.  Enduring Wisdom, New York, NY: Holiday House, 2003.
Hull/Saint James.  Dream A World, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2004.
Saint James, Synthia.  A story in The Milestones Project by Dr. Richard & Michele Steckel, Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2004.


Adult books

Creative Fixings by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Johnson/Saint James.  Mother’s Love, White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1996.
Saint James, Synthia.  Girlfriends, White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1997.
Saint James, Synthia.  Can I Touch You: Love Poems & Affirmations, Newark, NJ: Music Quest, 1997.
Saint James, Synthia.  Creative Fixings From The Kitchen: Favorite Multicultural Recipes, Atelier SAINT JAMES; 2 edition (January 15, 2016).
Saint James, Synthia.  Forward to Who’s Who Among Afri-Can Americans-13th Edition, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000.
Saint James, Synthia.  Essay in How to Make Black America Better by Tavis Smiley, New York, NY: Doubleday Books,
2001.
Can I Touch You: A Collection of Love Poetry, Synthia SAINT JAMESSaint James, Synthia.  Synthia Saint James: A Book of Postcards, San Francisco, CA: Pomegranate, 2004.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia.  Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, Los Angeles, CA: Create Space, 2011.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia.  Can I Touch You: A Collection of Love Poetry, Los Angeles, CA: Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia.  The I Wills According to SAINT JAMES: Book One, Los Angeles, CA: Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.


 

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Catch up

ART TODAY 11.22.17 Kwanzaa Forever Postage Stamp by Synthia SAINT JAMES – What is KWANZAA, you ask?

ART TODAY 11.20.17 “Junkanoo” – Say that again? “Junkanoo” by Synthia SAINT JAMES, the exciting twice annual Bahamian Street (party) Parade

ART TODAY 11.23.17 “Masekela’s Marketplace: Congo” by Synthia SAINT JAMES + video receiving her Doctor of Humane Letters

ART TODAY 11.21.17 The Dutch Caribbean of Curaco + Read what film inspired Synthia SAINT JAMES to make a living as an artist

ART TODAY: 11.19.17 The Fascinating world of artist Synthia SAINT JAMES begins with her 10th commission for Historical Black Colleges & Universities, unveiled last Friday + Acrostic Q&A starts today!

ART TODAY 11.22.17 From the Haitian Series by Synthia SAINT JAMES + numerous commissioned projects including the Forever Kwanzaa postage stamp

Volume 1 releases May 2020

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Flavio Bisciotti painting Invisible Cities

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Happy Birthday Synthia SAINT JAMES!!!

Happy Birthday Synthia SAINT JAMES!!!

“I’ve been told that I have a golden and magnetic aura, and love that description which I hope to always live up to. I think of myself as a 68 year old petite woman with the heart and energy of a child. I’m always open and love to embrace new ideas, and creative challenges.”

Meet Alexandra Dillon!

Meet Alexandra Dillon!

A native of Los Angeles, Alexandra Dillon received her B.A. in film from UCLA, then returned to her lifelong passion for making art. Her love of Old Master painting led her to study classical realism in Florence, Italy, then New Orleans, finally settling in Venice, CA. She has since appeared in group and solo shows in Los Angeles.

ART TODAY 021018 The burned brushes that started a legend for Alexandra Dillon: FAB Gallery’s PalimpsestVenice (watch the video)

ART TODAY 021018 The burned brushes that started a legend for Alexandra Dillon: FAB Gallery’s PalimpsestVenice (watch the video)

…Alexander Dillon told TribeLA Magazine that she took the burned brushed home, and at first, she didn’t know what to do with them. She played with them turning them back and forth … then she began to paint and stories evolved. With all of her brushes, “They show up and tell me who they are,” she says. Working on each piece over the course of several days, she finds the emotion and personality of her characters. The results are beautiful and engaging faces, often reminiscent of Roman-Egyptian mummy portraits or Baroque painting. “I’m influenced by the art of every era”, she says.

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