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San Francisco Featured Artist: Julie Jaycox

Featured Artist Julie Jaycox at Red Union Hair Salon and Art Gallery San Francisco, CAJulie Jaycox describes her work: These photos are my own intimate view of nature’s incredible creativity. An entire life cycle can be observed and documented in a garden through the growth and decay of plants, who both feed us and entertain us with their delightful blooms.

I was born here in California but raised on Sunset magazine in the Midwest, went to college in the geological beauty that is Utah, and enjoyed a 15-year stint in New York City before moving back to the Bay Area. I have been shooting botanically for more than fifteen years. I love plants and being outdoors, inheriting my interest from my father, a beekeeper and gardener. I grow my own cacti and succulents because they are beautiful and survive my occasional neglect.

I use a Contax RX 35mm camera with Fuji NPS 160 print film (now out of production, but filling my refrigerator), natural lighting (fog is a wonderful light filter) and no tripod. None of my images are cropped or altered in any way. They are printed straight from the negative.

My botanical photos have been exhibited twice at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park, they have been shown regularly at Canessa Gallery on Montgomery Street, and I have an ongoing display of my work at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach. I have shown a variety of photographic images (not all botanical) in venues around the U.S. and Europe, including a group show at The San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery.”

For more info, visit:
juliejaycox.com

Red Union Hair Salon’s 2nd Annual San Francisco Severed Head Contest Winners

Votes are in and tallied. This year San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology swept the contest both in participation and in winners.

Thank you everyone for participating. Fun was had by all. This contest always gets everyone in the Halloween spirit.

“Cheshire Cat” by Megan Cavalli placed 1st. Her inspiration was Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Johnny Depp.
Cheshire Cat by Megan Cavalli - Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp

2nd place was Robyn Gabo with “Phantom of the Opera”. Again, San Francisco Institute Of Esthetics and Cosmetology. Robyn got her wish of wanting to win this year. Twice.
Robyn Gabo with Phantom of the Opera - San Francisco Institute Of Esthetics and Cosmetology

3rd place (tie) with “IT” by Gracy Phillips from Zenzi’s School of Beauty.
IT by Gracy Phillips from Zenzi's School of Beauty

3rd place (tie) Akiha Imazu with Myrtle from the “Great Gatsby” with the Cinta Aveda Institute.
Akiha Imazu with Myrtle from the Great Gatsby with the Cinta Aveda Institute