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.)
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):
Visit George's Website
June 20, 1950 - March 1, 2016
Lynn Louise Kunz Powers
"So...what will you do with your one wild and precious life." - Mary Oliver
Read Lynn's obituary here.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Creative Catalyst filmed one workshop with Kwan Jung. Learn more here.
Read Kwan's obituary here.
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:
P.O. Box 570303 Tarzana, CA 91357
Veterans for Peace
Free the Slaves
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
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 Key’ 22”x 30” watercolor by Linda Daly Baker, AWS/NWS
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