Upcoming Tandem Show at Gallery 21 in Balboa Park


What do you get when you mix a French Street Photographer with a California Teaching Artist?

Come find out at Gallery 21, in the Spanish Village of Balboa Park between April 15 and April 27, 2015.  The gallery is open daily from 11:00 to 4:00.

Directions to the Gallery


Janine Free and Ted Whirledge on a 1968 Schwinn tandem on their way to bring you: Experience. Art. Fun!

One of us will always be at the gallery later than the posted closing time. So, come and play with visual intrigue, beauty and street scenes.


We will have a reception on Saturday April 18 from 2 to 6.
Hope to see you there!


The next two pictures are volunteers that the artists like at the moment:
The top one is from Ted, the bottom one from Janine.




Two more from Janine:



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OMA Artists Alliance at SouthFair

From September 26 to January 4th, 2014, a collaboration between the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) and the Escondido Arts Partnership curated a show at SouthFair, the OMA satellite gallery in Del Mar.




“Flamboyance”, taken in Miami Beach a few months ago, was juried in. It was part of a warehouse remodeled for artists in residence. The twisted and unbalanced feel of the photograph was a perfect interpretation of the Miami Beach atmosphere.




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RAWartists.org at FLUXX downtown San Diego

In the Fall of 2014, I was hand picked to become a RAW artist.  So, what is it?

RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
It provides independent artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. It welcomes all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstyling, makeup art and more.

RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London!

raw1This was a one time event and it was such a fun night full of entertainment, creativity and feelings of genuine support and community!!  60 artists of all genres as well as several hundreds of people attended the event.



Once you belong to RAW you are invited to display your art in any city RAW is having a show, all over the US, Canada, and England.

As a visual artist, I was given a space and a board 4′ x 8′ to use as I wished.

Cards were exchanged, art was sold, and friendships started.


As a RAW artists, I was offered photos by a professional, as well as a videotaped interview that I can use as promotion.


View my profile as a RAW natural born artist.


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Photo Arts Group Revisited

The Photo Arts Group (PAG) pushes me to print from my large body of work and to experiment with new ideas.

October 2014 “Good Night Moon” show (night photography).  I shot this one in Miami, FL in 2014. I spent several weeks walking around this amazing foreign city with American infrastructure.

View more images  from the show.






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Perspectives: The Berlin Wall Traveling Exhibit

San Diego artist, Jan Wier, was given a number of pieces of the Berlin wall collected by Wolfgang Duerr, a native Berliner, who commissioned artwork in remembrance of the fall of the Wall. In early 2014, Jan donated the pieces to mosaic artist Amber Irwin, one of fifteen international artists all residing in San Diego and Los Angeles. Each was asked to pick pieces of the Wall and do what speaks to them. What emerged are wildly different works of art representing freedom, unity and beauty.



This traveling exhibit was shown at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego Balboa Park from July 20 to August 15, 2014.

The Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, CA hosted it from November 9, 2014 to January 5, 2015.

It is ready for a new home, to be announced.

Featured artists are Ed Eginton, Janine Free, Brennan Hubbell, Amber Irwin, Dave Johnson, Jessi Matthes, Michelle Moraga, John Moseley, Victor Ochoa, Katrin Queck, Andrew Robinson, Carol Beth Rodriguez, Lia Strell, Irene de Watteville and Julie Weaverling.


This is a picture of the actual wall (part of the Berlin Wall Memorial) taken during my stay in Berlin in 2011. There was a hole in the wall, and as I was shooting it from the East side, a couple walked on the West side, perfectly framed by the hole. A Street Photographer’s dream!

For the show, I poked a wire through the bottom of the hole in the wall on my picture. I tied to the wire the pieces of the wall I was given to incorporate in my art.  The piece is 5ft tall.

I titled it “Endless Tears” because we should never forget that attacks on our freedom is one of the worst torture imposed on man. If we forget that, it could happen again.


Joe Nalven wrote this article in the San Diego Visual Art Network (SDVAN) Picked Raw Peeled blog

Read the Union Tribune December 2014 article.


Invitation to the Front Porch Gallery show in November 2014:

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