March 2020 Art After Dark

March 2020 Art After Dark

During the month of March we are featuring artwork by Julie Dunn! Stop by during Art After Dark on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. to meet Julie and to see her work. Her artwork will be on display all month long.

HumanKind is excited to feature the vibrant Tempera Batik painting of Julie Dunn and music by local duo Ralph and Roger at Art After Dark on March 6 from 6-9PM. Stop by to meet the artist, view her lovely art, and stay awhile to listen to the music. Julie’s art will be on exhibit at HumanKind for the month of March.


Julie Dunn Esalen


Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is an accomplished artist and art educator with a BA degree in Drawing and Painting, and a teaching credential in Art Education. Her art career has spanned over 35 years. Combining her love of art with teaching has enabled Julie to enhance her own skills while assisting students. Her teaching career took her overseas, where she experienced a variety of cultures and artistic styles, which have greatly influenced her work.


Julie paints in a unique style, known as “Tempera Batik painting on paper”, which is characterized by vivid color, an appealing textural surface, and compelling imagery. Her paintings include California central coast and desert landscapes, flowers, and endangered & exotic species. Admirers and collectors of her paintings find them reminiscent of traditional fabric batiks, silk paintings, woodblock prints, and even stained glass. They also find themselves attracted to the abstract and representational qualities found in each piece.


Currently living in Atascadero, CA, Julie is enjoying her career as a professional exhibiting artist. She loves sharing her specialized technique with others, and offers demonstrations and hands-on workshops. She participates in local and regional art festivals and juried exhibitions, where she has won several awards for her work. Julie co-owned two art galleries in San Luis Obispo, where she exhibited her work for 18 years, and currently she co-owns Park Street Gallery, in Paso Robles, with plein air oil painter, Peggy Turk.



Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, National University, 1992 (Art)

Bachelor of Arts Degree, California State University Fullerton, 1983 (Drawing & Painting)

Associate of Arts Degree, Orange Coast College, 1980 (General Education/Fine Art)



Park Street Gallery

1320 Park Street

Paso Robles, CA. 93446

(805) 286-4430



My paintings are a personal reflection of the world around me. I enjoy creating works of art that are inspirational and uplifting. In an era filled with high technology, stress, and an endless stream of “bad news”, I like to draw attention to that which is beautiful and often overlooked, in our fast-paced, modern world.


Art After Dark is a free monthly event in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. On the first Friday of every month, local shops keep their doors open late, from 6pm-9pm, to support the arts by featuring a local artist. HumanKind Fair Trade participates every month with live music and refreshments in addition to the local artist. More information and listings of all participating venues can be found at Arts Obispo

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