About John Parker

John was born in New York City, but has lived in Southern California most of his life. He and his wife, Deborah, now live in Camarillo, California. Their son and his family also live in Camarillo.

 

John has worked in wood for over almost 50 years, and has produced furniture, 3D wood sculpture and other works, but finds his present work to be most satisfying. 

 

John is an artist member of the Buenaventura Art Association in Ventura, CA, the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA, and the Ventura County Arts Council.  

 

John had a long career in city planning in Los Angeles and is a co-owner/principal of a private consulting firm in the same field.

Johns workshop 1
Johns workshop 1

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Johns workshop 2

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Johns workshop 3

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • Open Competition / May 2022 / Thousand Oaks Art Association / Newbury Park, CA / Awarded Third Place in 3D/Sculpture / Juror: Sharon Weaver, artist.

  • ‘The Next Big Thing’ Open Comp. | Sep – Nov 2021 | Studio Channel Islands Art Center | Camarillo, CA | Juror: Peter Mays, exec. dir. of LA Art Assoc.

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  • Open Competition | Feb - Mar 2021 | Thousand Oaks Art Association | Newbury Park, CA | Awarded Third Place in 3D/sculpture | Juror: Jeff Horn, professor/landscape artist

  • ‘The Next Big Thing’ Open Comp. | Aug – Sep 2020 | Studio Channel Islands Art Center | Camarillo, CA | Juror: Leah Ollman, art critic/writer

  • Open Competition | Jan - Feb 2020 | Buenaventura Art Association, Museum of Ventura County | Ventura, CA | Juror: Aaron Westerberg, artist

  • Outstanding Merit Award Mini-Show | Apr – May 2019 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA

  • Juried Exhibition | Mar – Apr 2019 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA | Awarded Outstanding Merit Award (best in show) | Juror: Cheryl Scheer, artist

 

  • Open Competition | Feb - Mar 2019 | Buenaventura Art Association, Museum of Ventura County | Ventura, CA | Juror: William Wray, artist
     

  • Open Competition 'Artistic Text' | Sep - Oct 2018 | Ventura County Arts Council | Ventura, CA | Awarded Honorable Mention
     

  • Open Competition | Feb 2018 | Thousand Oaks Art Association | Newbury Park, CA | Juror: Daggi Wallace, artist
     

  • Open Competition | Jan - Feb 2018 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA | Juror: Carol Shaw-Sutton, artist
     

  • Solo Art Show | Jun - Jul 2017 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA

  • 3D Open Competition | April - May 2017 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA | Awarded Third Place | Juror: Maggie Kildee, artist

  • Open Competition | Jan - Feb 2017 | Buenaventura Art Association Ventura, CA | Juror: Karen Fedderson, artist

  • Open Competition | Jan 2016 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA |  Juror: Katherine Chang Liu, artist

  • Open Competition – ‘Anything Goes’ | May – Jul 2015 | Ventura County Arts Council Ventura, CA

  • Santa Barbara Arts | Mar 2015 | ‘The Power of Words in Art’ Santa Barbara, CA

  • Open Competition | Jan 2015 | Buenaventura Art Association Ventura, CA | Juror: Linda Kemp, artist & author

  • Open Competition | Jan 2014 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA | Juror: Robert Burridge, artist & teacher

  • Featured Artist exhibit | Oct - Nov 2013 | Harbor Village Gallery Ventura, CA

  • Red Brick Gallery | Nov 2012 - Jan 2013 | Ventura, CA

  • Open Competition | Jan 2012 | Buenaventura Art Association | Ventura, CA | Awarded Honorable Mention | Juror: Gary Lang, artist & professor

  • Solo Art Show | Aug  – Sep 2011 | Harbor Village Gallery | Ventura, CA

  • ECR Gallery | 2007 – 2010 | Cambria, CA