The artist offers a collection of over 80 fine art paintings that highlight the San Joaquin Valley and Stockton, California region. "Despite decades of being overlooked as a distant, if not invisible or unworthy periphery community: to California's government seat (Sacramento), to the heart of high-tech innovation from the San Francisco Silicon Valley peninsula region, or to media entertainment centers in the Los Angeles basin, the people of Stockton courageously live, work, endure and celebrate the arts. Each year the National Civic League, an American non-profit organization, awards an All-American City Award to ten cities after reviewing several criteria including: maximum civic engagement and collaboration of sectors and constituencies across boundaries; community decision-making recognition and involvement of diverse segments and perspectives; creative use and leveraging of community resources; demonstrated significant and specific community achievement impacts. Through their rigorous analysis and review, the National Civic League awards cities which evidence successful model charters. Stockton, California was twice granted (years 1999 and 2004) the All-American City Award."
HADADY is a fine art painter with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Univ. of New Mexico. She studied under photographers Joel-Peter Witkin and Thomas Barrow while sitting in critiques by Julian Schnabel (filmmaker/artist) and Joan Brown (artist). Hadady has been recognized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts Archive on Women Artists. In solo and group shows, she has exhibited throughout central California and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has swept regional class/division awards. Her watercolor "California Valley" was juried into the KVIE Art Auction 2010 with an on-air TV time that opened the 3-day event. In 2014 she showed in a national exhibition at the Haggin Museum. Her 1st book was released in 2011 and she offers many more, including an e-commerce “Painting Fundamentals” text. She has written, produced, and directed several film shorts and a featurette. After she was named Official Artist of Residence in 2012, in 2013 she was named as a Visual Arts Chair.
Painting Fundamentals: No Words Published June 11, 2015
TRANSITIONS Published June 03, 2015
Ash's Travels Published April 22, 2015
BIG SKY Landscapes Large Book Revised Published May 09, 2014