Welcome

Joan Rasp, “Ryujo”
ALICE ROGOW, “Ryu Yu”
DEBORAH PENNELL, “Ryude”
STELLA TING,  “Ryu Gyoku”
STEPHANIE MAST, “Ryusu”
MISA OKADA, “Sashu”
ROSALIND NICKLIN, “Ryuro”
EDNA HARPER, “Ryu-e”
LOUISE RENDICH, “Rushu”
GAYE LINGLEY, “Ryugai”
TRICIA FAURE ERLER, “Ryusha”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
NANCY LEE, “Ryunan”
NINA FISHMAN, “Ryuni”
JOSEPH (JOE) CROSS, “Ryujo”
MARGIE JOHNSON, “RyuMa”
KAREN STRAUS, “Ryuka”

Paintings by Taka Sumi-e Society's Shihan Students

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Friends of Taka Sumi-e

is an art-based society in San Diego, California, dedicated to studying and sharing the art of Japanese style sumi-e brush painting.

The society was founded in 2002 and currently has 70 members.

 

For more information on the society, Click HERE.

The society’s founder and guiding light is Takashi Ryuho Ijichi, long-time San Diego Community College art instructor and a leading figure in  San Diego’s Japanese cultural community.  With the retirement of Sensei Takashi in 2017, our San Diego Community College teachers are Iris Lowe-Reiss and Michiyo Kirkpatrick.

Society News

2023 Membership Form

Our new Membership Form for 2023 is available HERE.

Our fee is $10 and the Membership year is from October 1 to June 30th to accommodate the merger of Taka Sumi-e and Washu Kai societies.

Annual Washu-Kai Sumi-e Show

The Annual Exhibit is Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, 2022, in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 11 am to 4 pm both days.

Set-up day is Friday November 18, 10 am to 5 pm. 

See the November Newsletter for more details including how to enter your art into the show.

Tuesday Painters on Zoom and Outdoors

Tuesday Painters is a group of FOT members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors.  The informal group is now meeting 4 Tuesdays each month, alternating weekly between Zoom meetings at 12:30pm and different outdoor locations from 9am to Noon.  If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley takasumiesociety@gmail.com.   For more information click HERE.

For more details, Click HERE.

New Yosemite Book

Cliff has added "2022 Yosemite" to his e-book collection, documenting his trip to Yosemite over Mother's Day.

See more detail on the Books tab.

Our 2022 Annual Art Exhibition

The Taka Sumi-e  2022 Annual Art Exhibition is now available.

Click HERE for show details.

The 2021 show is available HERE.

Washu-Kai Virtual Show from November 2021

Washu Kai’s second annual virtual art show continues on YouTube. 

It is available HERE.

Takasumi-e Annual Party - Slideshow

A pdf of the slideshow prepared for the 2020 Annual Takasumi-e Party is attached HERE

Use the curved up and down arrows to the right of the magnifying glass "search" icon to jump one full page at a time.

Society Newsletters

Friends of Takasumi-e Society newsletters are now available on this site. 

See the Newsletter page under the Events and Meetings menu item.

To view the Newsletters, Click HERE.

 
Wet Stretching Instructions

Cliff Brown's Wet Stretching Instructions document and a two part video demonstration are now available on this site.  See the Wet Stretching page under the How To... menu item.

To view "Wet Stretching" page, Click HERE.

Tuesday Painters Gallery

 

A new Tuesday Painters Gallery page has been added under the Art Galleries menu item.  We collected paintings made between 2013 and this year.  Please take a look at these very creative paintings and let us know if there is value in this approach, and what other subjects should be included with their own Gallery page.

For more details, Click HERE.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month. 

 

To access the current Workshop Schedule, located at the bottom of the Society Information & Workshops page, or just click HERE.

KINU-E KAI SILK PAINTING

Kinu-e Kai is the Friends of Taka Sumi-e silk painting group.  The groups meets monthly at Leucadia Pizza in University City (near the Costa Verde and UTC shopping centers).  If you have questions contact Stephanie Mast, finmanhamster01@yahoo.com

 

For more details, Click HERE.

To contact Friends of Taka Sumi-e email takasumiesociety@gmail.com or call 858 336-1565.

 

Visit our Facebook Group: Friends of Taka Sumi-e

 

Friends of Taka Sumi-e is an affiliate of the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation Inc. Balboa Park, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization http://www.sdbgf.org

1650 El Prado, Casa Del Prado in San Diego
Balboa Park E-mail : sdbgf@nethere.com

 

To submit content or corrections to the website contact our webmaster at rlingley53@gmail.com