Join us tonight to hear Valerie Mendoza lecture for PhotoEye 2016-2017!!
Valerie Mendoza was born in the Bay Area and taught part-time at the San Francisco Art Institute, U.C. Santa Cruz and Civic Arts Education before accepting a position as an Assistant Professor with the University of Florida in 1999. She lived and worked in Florida for five years. She has been an Assistant Professor with San José State University since 2004.
Mendoza received an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1995, and a BFA from San José State University in 1992. She has exhibited internationally, with installation and video work included in Ars Latina 2007, at the Centro Estatal de las Artes in Mexicali, Mexico (June 2007), Site, Intervention, Identity at the Limerick City Gallery of Art in Limerick, Ireland (2004), and the 16th Annual Festival International Du Film Vidéo, Vébron, France (2003). Recent national exhibitions include Her Shorts, with the Plugged Women’s Video Collective in Tucson, Arizona (May 2007), Tergloba at the Meadowbrook Art Gallery in Rochester, Michigan (March 2007), Illegal Entry featuring the work of 5 artists addressing border issues at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, California (May, 2006), Packed, an exhibition featuring the work of artists from Ireland and the US at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia (February, 2006), the 8th International Open at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (March, 2005), En Masse, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, California (March, 2005) and The Art of Illness: Examining the Biomedical Paradigm at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Museum Gallery (January, 2005), among many others.
A Quest for Vision & Impact A Life in Photography
A Lecture by Stephen Johnson
photo © Stephen Johnson
Napa Valley College Performing Arts
Center Room 133, Building 100
Thursday November 17, 2016 ,6:30pm
2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy. Napa, CA
Free to Public
Article in the Napa Valley Register:
Produced with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment of the Napa Valley College Foundation.
Please come see Norma I. Quintana on Thursday, September 15th at Napa Valley College for PhotoEye@NVC 2016-2017 Lecture Series! More information soon!
Geir and Kate Jordahl to speak at Napa Valley College for PhotoEye@NVC 2015-2016 Lecture Series!http://www.jordahlphoto.com FREE to the public April 21st at 6pm in the NVC Boardroom, 1500 McPherson Admin Bldg Geir and Kate Jordahl are award-winning editors and photographers. They bring their love of books and passion about images to the creation of a variety of visual projects. Kate is a professor of Photography at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills and Geir is Director of PhotoCentral Programs, Hayward. They are educators, workshop leaders, curators and images makers. Their work is in many collections and they exhibit globally. They founded “True North Editions” in 2012 as a collaborative effort to give voice to unique work by artist working authentically. They have worked together as a team since 1980 and their work is represented by Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco. Their book projects include “Searching for True North" with Modernbook Editions, “Native American Ceremonial Dancers” and “The Village: Bill Owens – Jamaica” as well as the “one poem” books published with Dreaming Mind Studio. Awards include a Gold Medal/Best of Show in the PubWest Book Design Awards, a Silver Medal in Prix de Paris and in the Independent Publishers Book Awards for "Searching for True North" and a Silver Award Photography and a Bronze Award Art in the PubWest Book Design Awards for "Native American Ceremonial Dancers." PhotoEye@NVC is a quarterly photo lecture series organized by the Napa Valley College Photography Department featuring in-person presentations by noted photographers and other contemporary image makers in which they are invited to share their ideas and artistic practices with students and the general public. Graciously funded with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment held by Napa Valley College Foundation Napa Valley College 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway Napa, CA 94558 707/256-7110www.napavalley.edu For more information and full schedule of 2015-16 PhotoEye@NVC lecutures, please visit the NVC Photography Department's website or call 707-256-7502.
Lewis deSoto to speak at Napa Valley College for PhotoEye@NVC 2015-2016 Lecture Series FREE to the public February 18th at 6pm in the NVC Boardroom, 1500 McPherson Admin Bldg co-presented with di Rosa. PhotoEye@NVC is a quarterly photo lecture series organized by the Napa Valley College Photography Department featuring in-person presentations by noted photographers and other contemporary image makers in which they are invited to share their ideas and artistic practices with students and the general public. Graciously funded with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment held by Napa Valley College Foundation Napa Valley College 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway Napa, CA 94558 707/256-7110www.napavalley.edu For more information and full schedule of 2015-16 PhotoEye@NVC lecutures, please visit the NVC Photography Department's website or call 707-256-7502.
Lewis deSoto's website http://lewisdesoto.net/arthome/Lewis_deSoto.html
New York Times article about Lewis deSoto http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/automobiles/29PROTEST.html?_r=0
Lewis deSoto (born 1954 in San Bernardino, California) is an American artist of Cahuilla Native American ancestry.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Director Lawrence Rinder writes: "deSoto has explored a wide variety of media in his efforts to express the nuances of various social histories and worldwide cosmologies."
The majority of deSoto's work has been in the media of photography, sculpture, and installation. The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art writes that "deSoto’s multimedia installations combine sound, light, video, space, and sculpture elements and are site-specific or oriented toward making a complete environment. His conceptual artwork utilizes automobiles, inflatables, electronics, photography, wood and metal construction."
Lewis deSoto is based in Napa, California and New York City and has been a professor of photography at San Francisco State University since 1988.
Announcing our new student show, "All Those Who Enter" by Olivia Figueroa! Please come see the work of Olivia Figueroa in the Photography Hallway Gallery, bldg. 3700.
In order to experience life to the full, you have to be willing to take chances. In many ways it is like opening an unfamiliar door; you never know what you will find on the other side. Yet, if you do not open the door you may miss out on the adventure of a life time. On the other hand, more often than not, things do not go as planned. Some doors open; some doors close. Así es la vida. What matters most is how we re- spond to these adventures.The following photographs seek to draw the viewer into an experience of life it- self with all of its blessings and challenges. Each of the photographs focuses on doors. These doors represent in many ways something old and something new. They also represent new opportunities, fresh starts, the full range of human experience, and an entry into life and culture. The only way to experience all that life has to offer is to take a chance and open the door to the limitless possibilities beyond.
“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Thursday, November 19 - 6pm
FREE to the public NVC Boardroom, 1500 McPherson Admin Bldg Graciously funded with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment held by Napa Valley College Foundation
PhotoEye@NVC is a quarterly photo lecture series organized by the Napa Valley College Photography Department featuring in-person presentations by noted photographers and other contemporary image makers in which they are invited to share their ideas and artistic practices with students and the general public.
For more information and a full schedule of 2015-16 PhotoEye@NVC lecture series and information about Spring 2016 Photography Department classes, please visit the NVC Photography Department's website or call 707-256-7502. Spring 2016 classes begin January 20.
About Robin Lasser Robin Lasser is an artist residing in Oakland, California. She is currently a Professor of Art at San Jose State University.
Lasser produces photographs, video, site-specific installations and public art dealing with socially and culturally significant imagery and themes. Lasser often works in a collaborative mode with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions to produce public art and promote public dialogue. She is currently working on a collaborative project with Adrienne Pao titled Dress Tents, Nomadic Wearable Architecture that conflates public art, fashion, performance art, and photography. The most recent public art commission, Edible Dress Tent, is currently on display at the Montalvo Art Center. In 2011 Lasser received a $30,000 commission to create a public artwork titled: Ms. Yekaterinburgh: Camera Obscura Dress Tent and publish a book about the international exchange with Russia. In 2010 Lasser and collaborator Marguerite Perret received a $50,000 temporary public art commission from the San Jose Public Arts Program in collaboration with the ZERE01 International Arts Festival to create a sculpture, sound, and light public works titled: Floating World: A Campground/Tent City for Displaced Human and Bird Song.
Lasser exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Recent international exhibitions include solo shows at museums such as: The Metenkov Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russia, The Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and The Caixa Cultural Center in Rio De Janeiro. Lasser also participates in international biennials such as ZERO1: Global Art on the Edge, San Jose, California, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China. Earlier national and international exhibitions include: Aronson Galleries - Parsons School of Design in New York City, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery in the Bronx, New York City, L.A. County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, Osaka World Trade Center Museum in Japan and the Academy of Film in Prague, Czech Republic.
Her work has been published in numerous books and periodicals. Newspaper reviews include: The New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Magazine feature stories include: COLOR magazine (International), Flaunt (International), TOP (Brazil), Playboy (South America,) Marie Claire magazine (Taiwan, Greece), Dazed and Confused, (England), and Craft Magazine (US). Periodicals include: Afterimage, Artpapers and Artweek. In 2012-2013 Lasser's work is included in the following books: Not a Toy: Radical Figures in Architecture and Costume, PICTOPLASM Publishing, London, Creative Fashion, Olo editions, France, We Are Photogirls, D.I.Y. Fashion Shoots Back, London, A Waiting Room Of One's Own, NEA and Washburn University Press, Seven Days-Sister Cities-Artist Exchange, published by the U.S. Department of State, and Viz. Inter-Arts: Interventions, University of Santa Cruz Publishing, U.S. Lasser's work has also been included in books such as Made in California, Art Image and Identity, 1900-2000, LACMA, University of California Press, Facing Eden 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, University of California Press, Pregnant Images, Mathews + Wexler, Routledge Press, Fasting Girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Vintage Press, Women Artists of the American West, Susan R. Ressler, McFarland & Company, Inc. and Overlay Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books.
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