Julie Meridian

Julie Meridian captures the essence of people and places through representational art that reveals impressionist details. Her art often highlights moments of contemplation and peaceful  solitude. Natural and unassuming poses create a sense of being truly present. Her solemn eye for truth is brightened with glimmers of gentle optimism. Julie primarily works in richly layered acrylic with forays into watercolor, ink, and charcoal. Her influences include the human drama of Artemisia Gentileschi and Caravaggio, the editorial work of William Hogarth and Thomas Nast, and teachings of contemporary artists Wayne Jiang and Joanne Beaule Ruggles. As an artist in San José, Julie also humanizes technology as a user experience designer. She occasionally uses computing concepts as a starting point for artistic reinterpretation.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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