Art Director, Designer & Artist


This is the most recent work by California base artist and graphic designer Dustin Ortiz.


We invite you to come join us tonight Friday April 4th for the opening reception featuring works by Dustin Ortiz and Pete Panciera.

"As humans, it is our task to put in order and make sense of the world around us. Our mind and bodies are constantly evaluating and reevaluating situations, calculating options, and decoding visual ephemera. “Everywhere Around Us” deals with two different artistic approaches to the task of decoding and organizing the set of sensory information that we are each presented with on a daily basis." 

Show Dates:
Opening Reception: Friday April 4th, 2014 / 7pm - 9pm
Open through the month of April: Mon-Fri (some weekends) and by appointment.

Artist Statements:


Dustin Ortiz is a Leucadia, CA based artist and designer. Born and raised in Leucadia, Dustin was surrounded by the creative melting pot of the surf and skateboard communities. He has been using the tools at his disposal to create for the better part of his life, showcasing his work at various local galleries and from the Rockies all the way to New York.

Dustin has spent the last 11 years working as a graphic designer working for brands like Nixon, Adidas Skateboarding, Park City, GoldCoast, & Yes. Snowboards. Spending his whole career working in a creative environment has allowed him to pull inspiration from traveling the globe and working together with many industry heavyweights.

Ortiz’ work is a reaction to being left to one’s own devices amidst circumstances that are not ideal. Using his multidisciplinary skills, he channels the geometry, beauty, and color of  the landscapes that exist around all of us and creates unique and satisfying compositions.


Pete Panciera (b.1983, Connecticut) is a designer and artist currently living and working in Encinitias, CA. Working across multiple mediums and formats, Panciera’s work deals with the notions of chaos and order, the external and internal, and tries to decipher thoughts and feelings through the use of symbols, layering, writing, mark making, and repetition. Commercially, he has worked alongside brands such as Adidas, Zoo York, Altamont, Nike, Nixon, Burton, and Expedition One skateboards. His work has appeared on the pages of Arkitip, Print, Beautiful/Decay, and Hypebeast. When not designing things and making art, Pete spends his time honing his skills on his skateboard and spending time with his wife, Erika.

766 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

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