Lewis Bangham is an award winning designer and fine artist whose range of experience includes storyboard artist, illustrator, animator, and game designer. He has produced projects for a variety of clients including NASA, Capitol Records, 20th Century Fox, Siemens, and Apple computers. As a fine artist he has exhibited internationally. Bangham has taught at the Art Center College of Design, Stanford University, and the Art Academy University. BS, Art Center College of Design
Marshall Dalva is a jeweler and metalsmith who has worked as a production jeweler for an Oakland-based designer. Within a short time, he was managing production and the everyday workings of the designer's studio, which has grown into an internationally recognized brand. Marshall's personal work follows a different model; he has a deep love for the flexibility of metal, focusing on metal forming and larger-scale fabrication. With simply a hammer, some patience, and a little skill, the possibilities are endless. In recent years Marshall has returned to his private work, creating metal sculpture and jewelry in his studio using a range of techniques and materials. He has previously taught at The Crucible. BFA, CCA
Patrick Dintino is a fine artist whose paintings and collages have been exhibited internationally. He co-founded Artists in Motion art collective, a group of artists that created funk-art fashion, sculpture, and furniture out of reclaimed materials. In 2000, he was invited as a guest artist to work with Sol LeWitt to create Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective at SFMOMA. A finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA emerging artist award, and a recipient of the Pollack/Krasner Foundation Grant, Dintino was recently included in the group show, The Future of Abstraction, at the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York City. There will be a solo exhibition of his painting and collage work at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco during the month of September. BA, San Diego State University; BFA, MFA, CCAC
Arden Johnson-Petrov has created more than 15 books for American and International publishers, including Boyds Mills Press, Harper Collins, Leap Frog, Penguin, Pleasant Company - Mattel, Random House, Scholastic, and Warner Bros Elf movie. She has lectured at California College of Arts, UC Berkeley, and Minneapolis School of Design. BFA, CCAC
Sandra Kelch has worked in the design field for over 20 years, and has received awards for her publications from Print, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Society of Publication Designers. Most of Sandra Kelch’s career has been focused on socially responsible design; promoting non-profit organizations and working on socio-political design projects. BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Peter Kuo is a Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Lightroom. He has over ten years years of experience as a designer and artist working in print, web, and digital publishing. He conducts hands on corporate workshops as well as in-class instruction for Adobe software training.
Briggs MacDonald 's work ranges from residential to hospitality, commercial and institutional interiors. Presently in private practice, clients have included Vitra, Artemide, and Design Within Reach Showrooms. He has formerly held positions as Principal at Alamosa Design Associates, Director of Interior Architecture at EHDD Architecture, and as Design Director at Mancini Duffy, all in San Francisco. MacDonald has also worked with Andree Putman and Vignelli Associates in New York City. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches interior design in CCA's degree program. Current projects may be seen at www.bmod.net. BArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Kseniya Makarova is a graphic designer with experience in publication, wine and spirits packaging, web, and identity design; as well as a side practice in illustration and fine art. She is currently Senior Designer at Ingalls Design in San Francisco. BFA, CCA
Sheila Metcalf Tobin is an artist whose work exemplifies the experiences of discovery through observation and has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. She previously taught in CCA’s degree program and currently teaches at Laney College and in CCA's extension and young artist studio programs. BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Craig Petey is an award-winning ceramics artist whose work is a mix of rough and smooth textures. His pieces are wheel formed and then altered to their most pure and naturally earth-like stage to best reflect the origins of the clay. Petey is currently the ceramics studio manager at CCA. B.S., M.S., Pennsylvania State University
John Poole is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited both internationally and nationally. He has worked at three professional foundries and taught numerous university courses in sculpture and casting. BA, UC Berkeley; MFA, University of Arizona
Mel Prest was a figurative painter for a decade before turning to abstraction. Prest has been awarded funded artist residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, MH deYoung Museum and was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has included in New American Paintings (#73) and Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, among other publications. Recent exhibitions include: ZeppelinMetroMashup at B Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA; Soft Luminosity at IS-projects, Leiden, NL; Art on Paper 2012, at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC;Poste Concrete, ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR. Prest has been featured in Artweek, Art Papers, San Francisco Chronicle and New American Painting. BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Mills College.
Merl Ross is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally and is included in numerous public and private collections. She is the recipient of a California Magazine Discovery Award and presently teaches painting at UC Berkeley. BA, MA, MFA, UC Berkeley
Douglas Sandberg is a commercial and fine art photographer working in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Formerly the Director of Photography at Bonhams / Butterfields, he currently provides photo services for Sotheby’s, SFMOMA, San Jose Museum of Art, and numerous magazine and book publishing firms. His client list includes work with Ralph Lauren, Rolls Royce, Chronicle Books, Oliver Peoples, Silver Oak Vineyards and the notorious adventure photographer, Peter Beard. Sandberg's most recent publication is BOOK ART OBJECT the CODEX FOUNDATION’S comprehensive catalog of unique artists books. He has taught large format/studio lighting at CCA and enjoys a long working relationship with major graphic design firms. His film and video work currently runs at the Smithsonian. BFA, CCAC
Lynn Sondag is chair of the Art Department at Dominican University of California, where she teaches watercolor, drawing, and life drawing. During a residency in India, she grew to love the simplicity and complexities of watercolor, using the medium to render the natural phenomena in local landscapes. Her watercolors are exhibited in group and solo shows at Triangle Gallery in San Francisco. BFA Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA CCA
Stacy Speyer is an artist curious about structure. For over a decade she explored lines in space through her large-scale installations made of dyed and woven sewing thread. Experiments through a variety of mediums, ranging from natural materials to digital imagery, have led to a series of geometric structures and an Artist in Residence at the SF Exploratorium. Ms. Speyer’s work has been exhibited nationally and is represented in private collections. BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, CCA.
Jon Stich is an illustrator whose clients include Chronicle Books, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated Kids, Adult Swim,The New York Observer, Grantland, The Bold Italic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Grist, Kodiak Cakes, The Phoenix New Times, The Nashville Scene, Vibe, The Source, and Hyphen Magazine. BFA, CCA
Eugene Young is a Bay Area graphic designer and illustrator. He has taught in CCA's undergraduate graphic design, Pre-College, and Extension programs, and currently teaches Digital Drawing and Painting at Dominican University and Adobe Illustrator at City College of San Francisco. Young has also taught rapid visualization in the CCSF Design Collaborative program and will be teaching the college's first visual development for animation course in the Fall of 2014. As sole proprietor of Eurayo Design, he has produced marketing collateral for several Bay Area community-based arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Young is also known for his afrofuturism-inspired science fiction and fantasy illustration. This year he guest curated A Show of Power: Africans and African Americans in Science Fiction and Fantasy at CCSF and a featured artist at the 2014 Black Choreographers Festival where he exhibited a retrospective of graphic design work. BFA, CCAC.
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