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Creative Catalyst Productions - In Memory

In Memory

Creative Catalyst has been blessed to film many beautiful and talented artists and represented others.  Each has become a friend.  Over the years life has carried a number of these “across the river” into death, all too soon.

This is our living Memorial to these artists who gave so much to the world.

You are invited to add your stories and memories of them.  Let this be a living document.

(Artists are listed reverse order of their deaths.)



In Memory of Watercolorist George James

George James

February 16, 1932 - March 5, 2016

 


The Creative Catalyst team filmed three video workshops with George James.

Read George's obituary here.

Donations to (additional information here)

George James Scholarship Fund
Attn:  Gail Dawson
College of the Arts, Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834

Visit George's Website



Lynn Powers

June 20, 1950 - March 1, 2016

Lynn Louise Kunz Powers


"So...what will you do with your one wild and precious life." - Mary Oliver
(a favorite of Lynn's)

Read Lynn's obituary here.

Donations to:

    • Watercolor Society of Oregon, Lynn Powers fund,  https://www.gofundme.com/LynnPowersWsoFund.
      • These donations will be used to encourage artistic achievement for watercolor portrait painting.  A special Lynn Powers Memorial Art Award will be given at each watercolor exhibition for the Juror's choice of best portrait painting.
        • Albany Public Schools Foundation, Lynn Powers Art Fund,  PO Box 225, Albany, Oregon 97321
          • Lynn always encouraged more art education for the youth in her home town of Albany, Oregon.  This fund will encourage and help finance special programs in the Albany Public Schools for such programs as Artists In Residence and grants for teacher-requested art projects.
          • Proceeds from sales of Lynn Powers Art prints will continue funding this into perpetuity. 

      Visit Lynn's website.


        Nicholas Simmons

        - September 21, 2015

         

        We filmed one workshop with Nick:  Innovative Water Media with Nicholas Simmons

        Read Nicholas' obituary here.

        Visit Nicholas' website.

        Visit Nicholas' Facebook page.

         


         

        Martha Saudek

        1923 - 2015

        Creative Catalyst filmed one video workshop with Martha:  Sunlight on Oak Creek: Applying the Lessons of Plein Air to Photographic Reference with Martha Saudek

        Learn more about Martha here.

        See Martha's work here.

                       

         

        April 23, 1936 - August 24, 2015 Joel attended Manual Arts high school. Upon graduation Joel entered UCLA. He was a member of the ZBT fraternity and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UCLA. He taught at Paul Revere Junior High School for 32 years. He taught at Palisades High School for five years, coaching successful track and field and cross country teams. He was an avid skier and bicyclist. He was a member of the National Ski patrol for 26 years. After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Joel passed away on August 24, 2015. We will miss his smile, compassion, his humor, and his everlasting desire to help others. He is survived by his wife, Sherrill. Services will be held at Valley Beth Shalom on Sunday, September 6th at 11:00 a.m. The address is 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
        Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?pid=175707442#sthash.p2TQbmqz.dpuf


        Kwan Jung

        1932-2014

        Creative Catalyst filmed one workshop with Kwan Jung. Learn more here.

        Read Kwan's obituary here.


         


         


        Lisa Engelbrecht

        August 28, 1955 - November 10, 2014

        Creative Catalyst had the priveledge to work with Lisa on one DVD workshop, Hand Lettering on Fabric: Bali Lantern Workshop.

        Read Lisa's obituary here.


        Donations in Lisa's honor to:
        Frontline Foundation
        P.O. Box 570303 Tarzana, CA 91357
        Veterans for Peace
        Free the Slaves


         


         

        Gloria Page

        1954 - 2013

        Creative Catalyst filmed one workshop with artist Gloria Page, Art Stamping Innovations: A Carving Workshop.

        Read Gloria's obituary here.

        Donations in Gloria's honor:
        Gloria Page Children’s Fund
        c/o Landmark Bank, Attn: teller,
        P.O. Box 1867,
        Columbia, Mo., 65205


        Artist Spouses

        Linda Baker’s Husband, Raymond Baker

        1942 - 2010

        Raymond Baker made a significant impact on the world in his short time.  He was probably best known for his engine genius building racing engines for many of the greats.  He was honored to design the Buick V-6 engine used in the 1982 Indianapolis 500 and in his reign held track records for speed around the world.  His engines won over 1000 races in the 80’s.  Having said this, he was best known to his five children as Dad and to me as the anchor beneath me…….Linda Daly Baker


         "His Keys" by Linda Baker
        ‘His Key’ 22”x 30” watercolor by Linda Daly Baker, AWS/NWS

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        Sherrill Kahn's Husband, Joel S. Kahn

        April 1936 - August 2015

         

        Joel attended Manual Arts high school. Upon graduation Joel entered UCLA. He was a member of the ZBT fraternity and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UCLA. He taught at Paul Revere Junior High School for 32 years. He taught at Palisades High School for five years, coaching successful track and field and cross country teams. He was an avid skier and bicyclist. He was a member of the National Ski patrol for 26 years. After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Joel passed away on August 24, 2015. We will miss his smile, compassion, his humor, and his everlasting desire to help others. He is survived by his wife, Sherrill.

        Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept 2015 - See more