The cities listed below are located in Baja California, Mexico. Click on the city to see their artists. if you do not see your city, in most cases we do not have any artists there. But, if you are an artist living in a Baja city that is not on this list, no worries, we will add it for you if you join.
Baja California Cities:
- San Felipe
- Todos Santos
What is an artist?
Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. An artist also may be defined unofficially, as, “a person who expresses themselves through a medium”. The word also is used in a qualitative sense of, a person creative in, innovative in, or adept at, an artistic practice.
Most often, the term describes those who create within a context of the fine arts or ‘high culture’, activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture, acting, dancing, writing, film making, photography, and music — people who use imagination, talent, or skill to create works that may be judged to have an aesthetic value. Art historians and critics define artists as those who produce art within a recognized or recognizable discipline. Contrasting terms for highly-skilled workers in media in the applied arts or decorative arts include artisan, craftsman, and specialized terms such as potter, goldsmith or glassblower. Fine arts artists such as painters succeeded in the Renaissance in raising their status, formerly similar to these workers, to a decisively higher level, but in the 20th century the distinction became rather less relevant.
The term may be also used loosely or metaphorically to denote highly skilled people in any non-”art” activities, as well— law, medicine, mechanics, or mathematics, for example.
Often, discussions on the subject focus on the differences among “artist” and “technician”, “entertainer” and “artisan,” “fine art” and “applied art,” or what constitutes art and what does not. The French word artiste (which in French, simply means “artist”) has been imported into the English language where it means a performer (frequently in Music Hall or Vaudeville). Use of the word “artiste” can also be a pejorative term. The English word ‘artist’ has thus, a narrower range of meanings than the word ‘artiste’ in French.
Wiktionary defines the noun ‘artist’ (Singular: artist; Plural: artists) as follows:
A person who creates art.
A person who creates art as an occupation.
A person who is skilled at some activity.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the older broad meanings of the term “artist,”
One who makes their craft a fine art
One who cultivates one of the fine arts
A definition of Artist from Princeton.edu:
creative person (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination).
BajaArtists.com has broken down the art categories into three sections, Visual, Literature and Performing, then by city. We are currently working on breaking up each categories in each city and should be complete soon. Unfortunately all artists in each city are on one list. We hope this helps a little and please feel free to view each city and their artists.
More artists and cities will be joining BajaArtists.com once they realize what we stand for:
City and town names: