Old Faithful Geyser of California is featuring artist Julia Pozsgai.
Having been inspired by the sheer energy of geysers, Julia has created paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and fiber designs with a geyser theme. Now she shares her creative expressions with the public at the most appropriate location!
More about Julia
During the family’s 2017 summer vacation, Julia Pozsgai visited Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. When Julia witnessed Old Faithful geyser erupting, she was smitten. The regularity and sheer energy of this geothermal natural wonder struck something deep in her. She returned to California and was determined to recapture the magic it sparked for her. She painted geysers, designed jewelry with geyser imagery, created mini-sculptures of geysers, included geysers on her sewn ukulele pillows, and applied the theme to her entry in the 2018 Sonoma Community Center’s Trashion Fashion by creating a “Geyser Gown”. Her design went on to tie for third place out of 42 entries. Made of over 400 recycled plastic bottles hand sewn onto a vintage gown along with a matching headpiece that expresses the spewing action of the water and steam of a geyser, this stunning design is worth seeing!
This past May, Julia had the opportunity to visit California’s “Old Faithful” geyser in Calistoga. She was delighted to know she could experience the same excitement about geysers right here within a 35 mile radius of her home base. Old Faithful Geyser of California has a long history with the healing waters for the Native American Wappo Indian Tribe and the following generations of people that utilized the heat as an energy source. Old Faithful Geyser of California is currently not used as an energy source but geysers in the North Bay actually meet the power needs of 5 counties and are one of the most reliable energy sources in California. That power and strength is most likely what Julia Pozsgai touched into.
Creative since her teenage years, Julia Pozsgai’s current mediums include: painting, fiber arts, jewelry and small sculptures. She has made furniture, large window displays with paper mache and has sculpted in clay. Five years ago she started her own company, Pansy Creations, and since has participated in numerous art shows and festivals in the Bay Area. Local events have included: Vintage Festival, Optics & Nature Festival, Vintage House Annual Quilt Show, and Trashion Fashion. Her art was exhibited at the Gensler Architectural Firm in San Francisco as a juried-in artist for the national organization ArtLifting.com. She was one of the top twelve finalist in Sonoma County recognized by Creative Sonoma in December of 2016. Her one-woman art shows include: “Imagine a World” at Bump Cellars in August of 2016 in Sonoma, and “Nature’s Shining Light Branching Out” at Alchemia Gallery in June of 2017 in Petaluma. She was the Arts Guild of Sonoma’s featured artist in February 2018. She participated in the pop-up art show at the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) in March of 2018. Her painted wooden box was one of the filmmaker’s awards for SIFF. She was the featured artist at MadeLocal Marketplace in Santa Rosa from May 15 – August 13, 2018. Her art is exhibited regularly at the Arts Guild of Sonoma, Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery in Healdsburg, and McCormick Mercantile in Glen Ellen. She participates in the Call-to-Artists shows at Art Escape in Sonoma and art venues throughout Sonoma County. Her studio is located in the town of Sonoma, CA. To view the range of art and imagery she creates visit: www.pansycreations.com