Santa Rosa, CA – June 27, 2018 – West County artist and community advocate Judith Eisen donated a painting inspired by Sonoma County’s
landscape for the lobby of the Sonoma County Human Services Adult and Aging
Division offices in Santa Rosa. “Fall Vineyards, 2015” is featured on the cover
by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) publication about the needs and
characteristics of the local older adult population, The
Art of Aging 2016-2020: Area Plan and Community Report. The large
vibrant painting is oil on linen, sized 70” x 48.”
For 10 years, Eisen has
served on the AAA Advisory Council, which allocates funds and makes
recommendations about services for older adults to the Sonoma County Board of
Supervisors. Eisen began painting at age six and has been creating, exhibiting
and selling artwork since.
Along with her service on the
AAA Advisory County, Eisen’s community leadership work includes helping found
the non-profit West County Community Services (formerly River Switchboard) and
River Child Care Services in the 1970s and serving on the board of both
agencies. She has also served on the cross-agency Transportation Council as
executive secretary. Currently, while continuing to paint, she works with
local non-profit organizations on grant research and grant writing.
moving to Sonoma County in 1973, Eisen taught physics at local private schools,
holography workshops at Sonoma State University and art at schools in China.
Eisen is also an expert in the area of holography (3-D photography), making the
first moving hologram of scanning electron microscope information in 1980 for
the Smithsonian. She was made a fellow of the Royal Microscopal Society,
London, for her work. After retiring in 1993, she spent several years on an
island near Thailand, painting, selling artwork and teaching yoga.