Alumni Notes—Spring 2006

Alumni Notes feature many important contributions CCA alumni are making to the art world.

The following Alumni Notes are taken from the spring 2006 edition of Glance, CCA's full-color magazine, designed by Sputnik, the college's undergraduate design studio. The semiannual publication provides—among other things—the latest college alumni news: achievements, books published, awards received, and more!

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John W. Berry: group show, Lucky 13 National Small Works, Fine Arts Center, Mesquite, NV, Nov.–Dec. 2005.

Horst B. Trave: group show, Art of the Beat Generation, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Nov.–Dec. 2005.


Robert S. Neuman: solo show, Robert S. Neuman: Fifty Years (retrospective), Allan Stone Gallery, New York, Jan.–Mar. 2006.


David Ireland: solo show, Moody Gallery, Houston, Dec. 2005–Jan. 2006.


Harry Weisburd: group show, MIAD international art exhibition, Argentina, 2006.


Stan Taft: two-person show, STILL, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 2006.


Susan S. Weller: solo show, John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA, Apr.–July 2005; group shows: Aurora Project, Grafiche Aurora, Verona, Italy, Dec. 2005; Il Segno Essenziale, Palazzo Menghini, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Mantova, Nov. 2005; Altre View: Tra I Segni e I Colori, Incorniciarte, Verona, Oct. 2005; website,


Thomas E. Noy: YAKTRAX included in group show, SAFE: Design Takes on Risk, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct. 2005–Jan. 2006, and in MOMA's permanent collection.


Ramona L. Irvine: solo show, Developing Drawings: Monotypes and Paintings, Guerneville, CA, winter 2005.

Lori Wakefield: website,


Jane W. Lackey: solo show, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Dec. 2005–Jan. 2006; shows: Pages, I Space, Chicago, Oct. 2005; Map Room, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI, Sept.–Oct. 2005; Textile/Future Expression, Contemporary Art Space, Osaka, Aug. 2005; work purchased, Wellcome Trust, London (opening permanent public exhibition, 2006).


Jamie Brunson: group show, Ornamentation: The Art of Desire, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, Nov. 2005–Jan. 2006.

James Jermantowicz: solo show, A Day at the Concours, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, Apr.–June 2006.


Ruth Boerefijn: solo show, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, Jan.–Mar. 2006; show, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, June–July 2006; residencies: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA, Sept. 2006; Klaustrid, Skriduklaustur, Iceland, Aug. 2005.


Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie: panelist, "Representation and Identity: Who Owns the Image of Native Americans?," Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art Symposium, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 2005.


Randall G. Dixon: solo shows: Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA, Feb.–Mar. 2006; Oakland Museum of California at City Center, Aug.–Nov. 2005; Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, July–Aug. 2005; website,


Alisa Golden: visiting faculty, CCA, spring 2005; bookmaking instructor, CCA Ninth-Grade Atelier, summer 2005; group shows (all 2005): Art of the Book, CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA; Members' Showcase, Richmond Art Center, CA; Artists' Books, Hunt + Gather, Santa Fe, NM; published, Expressive Handmade Books (Sterling, 2005); website,


Amy E. McClure: solo show, 22 Clay Canvases, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 2005; group shows: Poetry and Its Arts, California Historical Society, San Francisco, 2005; 30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 2005; Opposition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, 2005; work featured, Ceramics Monthly, Oct. 2005.

Alexandra D. White: group shows: Albany Arts Commission, CA, Dec. 2005; Fairfield Visual Arts Association, CA, Nov. 2005; represented by Main Element Gallery, Napa and Calistoga, CA, Jan. 2006; instructor, Albany Adult School and ASUC Art Studio at UC Berkeley, Jan. 2006; website,


Yoshitomo Saito: work featured, Sculpture magazine, Jan.–Feb. 2006.

Ann Weber: solo show, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, Apr.–June 2006.


Donna Fenstermaker: group show, Print 2, June Steingart Art Gallery, Oakland, Oct. 2005.

Patricia Olynyk: solo shows: Sensing Terrains, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, Feb.–June 2006; Lessedra Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2005; residencies, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada, May and June 2005.

Cleo Papanikolas: published, book, Cook Until Desired Tenderness, 2005 (; profiled, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 2005.

Laura Sue Phillips: curated, Transparent Opaque, Paintings on Paper, Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, Jan.–Mar. 2006.

Gabrielle Thormann: group show, An Array of Small Works, Crockett Contemporary Art, Crockett, CA, Dec. 2005.


Susan Y. Danis: work featured in review on

German Herrera: solo show, A Book of Mirrors, traveling to Centro Fotográ fico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico, Nov. 2005; work purchased for artist books collection, Stanford University Dept. of Special Collections.


Cynthia L. Harper: group show, Drawing: Tradition and Innovation, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Nov.–Jan. 2006; award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2005.

Amy Kaufman: group show, Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR, Sept.–Oct. 2005; website,

Jean M. Miller: chair of Art Dept., Towson University, Towson, MD; elected to board of directors, National Council of Art Administrators, 2005.


Lisa Kokin: two-person show, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA, Nov.–Dec. 2005; group show, Image as Object, Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz, CA, Jan.–Mar. 2006.


Marlene Aron: group shows: Annual Members' Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Jan.–Feb. 2006; My Country, Right or Left: Artists Respond to the State of the Union, L. H. Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, Nov.–Dec. 2005; commission for group show and silent auction, Tori-no-ichi, Theatre of Yugen, San Francisco, Dec. 2005.

Giorgio Baravalle: featured in I.D. Forty, Jan.–Feb. 2006.

China Blue: group show, Once Upon a Time 1, NURTUREart Non-Profit, Brooklyn, NY, Jan.–Mar. 2006.

Susan Goldsmith: solo shows: Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA, Mar.–Apr. 2007; Takada Gallery, San Francisco, Apr. 2006; group show, SVMA Biennial 2005, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, Nov.–Dec. 2005; show, Natural Process, William Torphy Fine Arts, San Francisco, Sept.–Nov. 2005; digital paint and rotoscope artist, Chronicles of Narnia.

Steven Miller: California Home + Design magazine Achievement Award for outstanding furniture and product design (work featured, Feb. 2006 issue); website,


Lauren Ari: group shows: Ink and Clay 32, Kellogg Gallery, Pomona, CA, Jan.–Feb. 2006; Artscape Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, 2006; Laughter Is the Best Medicine, Artschange, Richmond Health Center, Sept. 2005; Local Voice, Walnut Creek, Sept. 2005.

Mingwei Lee: solo shows: Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2006; Sherman Gallery, Sydney, Nov.–Dec. 2006; Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, Oct.–Nov. 2006; group shows: 2006 Shanghai Biennial, China, Sept.–Nov. 2006; Liverpool Biennial, England, Sept.–Nov. 2006; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, Apr.–June 2006.

Morgan Schmidt-Feng: premiere, Sacred New World, Mill Valley Film Festival, CA, Oct. 2005.


Harrell Fletcher: show, New Works: 05.3, Artpace, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 2006; screeening, "Kirby + Fletcher Side x Side," SF Cinematheque at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Nov. 2005.

Fain Hancock: solo show, Old Family Name, Hang Art, San Francisco, Oct. 2005.


Gaby Brink: lecture (with Joel Templin), hosted by Watermark Press, AIGA SF, San Francisco, Nov. 2005.

Nicholas R. Lampert: recipient, Nohl Fellowship (award of $15,000 for a Milwaukee artist), 2005.


Geoff Chadsey: solo shows: Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Dec. 2006; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Sept. 2005; second-year winter fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 2005–6.

Michael Hall: group show, Strange Histories, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, Dec. 2005.

Melanie Hofmann: solo show, Renewal, Edward Jones Investments, Oakland, Oct.–Dec. 2005.

Jesse Simon: solo show, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, fall 2005; two-person show, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, Jan. 2006; group show, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, Feb. 2006.


Kent Alexander: solo show, Rorschach Tests, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, Oct.–Nov. 2005.

Andrew Phares: group show, 2005 Pink Week Show, Cricket Engine Studio and Gallery, Oakland, Nov. 2005; profiled, Contra Costa Times, Nov. 2005.


Jules de Balincourt: solo shows: Arndt and Partner, Berlin, 2006; This Is Our Town, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, 2005; group shows: Greater New York, PS1/MOMA Queens, New York, 2005; Trunk of Humors, Deitch Projects, New York, 2004.


Desiree Holman: solo shows: Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, 2006; YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, 2006; Troglodyte, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, Nov.–Dec. 2005; website,

Roxanne A. Lo: launched bike company, IBIS, 2005 (

Rommel Taylor: curated group show, Public Works: Art and Architecture, Architecture in the City Series sponsored by AIA San Francisco, Oct. 2005.


Tommy Becker: video piece and performance, TART, San Francisco, Dec. 2005–Jan. 2006.

Libby Black: work published, ZYZZYVA, winter 2005.

Jeanette Bokhour: group shows: Photography: Daguerreotypes to Digital, St. Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, MO, 2005; pureABSTRACTION, Flash Gallery/Working with Artists, Lakewood, CO, 2005; New Prints/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, and Columbia College, Chicago, 2005; Silicon Sands, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM, 2005.

Jessica A. Davies: group shows: MAG 2005: An Exhibition of Metal Art, Oakland Museum of California Collector's Gallery, Nov. 2005–Jan. 2006; 27th Annual Celebration of Craftswomen, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Nov. 2005; The Empty Bowls Project, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Mar. 2005.

Charles Glaubitz: two-person show, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, Dec. 2005–Jan. 2006; group show, A Strange New World, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, May 2006.

Joshua Gorchov: featured, Step Emerging Design Talent issue, 2006.

Heather L. Johnson: solo show, Women and Their Work, Aug.–Sept. 2006; group shows: 22 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Aug.–Oct. 2005, Austin, and Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX, Nov. 2005–Jan. 2006; Temporary Dividers, Ars Ipsa Gallery, Austin, Nov.–Dec. 2005; Somewhere Outside It, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, June–July 2005.

Arthur Krakower: residencies: San Gregorio Ranch, CA, July 2006; Otranto Foundation, Italy, June 2006.

Jessamyn Lovell: solo show, Catastrophe, Crisis, and Other Family Traditions, In Color II, San Francisco, 2006, and Buzz Gallery, Oakland, 2005; group shows: Joint Venture, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, CA, 2006; En Masse: Member's Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, 2005; award, Review Santa Fe Scholarship, Photo Santa Fe, 2005.

Pepe Mar: solo show, You Are Made of Stars, Freight and Volume, New York, May 2006; group shows: Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo, Miami, Apr. 2006; NADA Art Fair (Locust Projects), Miami, Dec. 2005.

Curtis D. Popp: work published, Interior Design magazine, Mar. 2006.

Harriet G. Salmon: class of 2006, MFA program (sculpture), Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Briana E. Tiberti: with Sun West Custom Homes builder-designer team partner Sannene Garehime, won Best Interior and Best of Show in biennial Street of Dreams luxury home show, Las Vegas, NV, July 2004.

Marcia Weisbrot: group shows: Bookworks, San Francisco Public Library, Jan.–Mar. 2006; Hunt + Gather, Santa Fe, NM, Jan.–Feb. 2006; Cracks in the Pavement, 2005.


Caitlin Atkinson: solo show, Chapters, Foley Gallery, New York, Jan.–Mar. 2006.

Christopher S. Corwin: presented, New Views international design conference, London, England, Oct. 2005; founding chair, graphic design program, University of San Francisco.

Andrew B. Junge: artist in residence, SF Recycling and Disposal, summer 2005; Styrofoam Hummer, created during the residency, on view at San Francisco Arts Commission, Nov. 2005–Jan. 2006.

Katherin McInnis: group shows: New Experimental Works, Other Cinema, San Francisco, Dec. 2005; Shorts: Art, Film Arts Festival at the Roxie, San Francisco, Nov. 2005; Evidence Is Everywhere, PLAySPACE, CCA San Francisco campus, Oct. 2005.

Jennifer L. Sonderby: awards: Print magazine "Big Event Award," 2004; New York Bookbuilders Award, 2004; curated, RISD San Francisco Biennial, Gallery Lux, San Francisco, 2005.


Nazgol Ansarinia: published, photos, Frieze and I.D., 2004; teaching at Tehran Al-Zahra University; member of editorial and design boards, Manzar magazine; served as consultant for Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

G. Dan Covert: featured, Step Emerging Design Talent issue, 2006.

Lindsay A. Daniels: featured, Step Emerging Design Talent issue, 2006.

Christopher R. Duncan: group show, Hot & Cold in the Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Oct.–Dec. 2005.

Linsey Silver: full-time associate professor of design, American University, Washington, DC.


Jill M. Bliss: solo show, Scenic Dive, National Product, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2005; founder, Jill Bliss Art + Design (clients include Chronicle Books).

Maggie A. Fost: full-time Designer in Residence award, North Carolina State University, 2004; currently designer for Merge Records, creating CD packaging for bands including Spoon, the Arcade Fire, and Magnetic Fields.

Debra Glass: presented, New Views international design conference, London, Oct. 2005.

Todd M. Laby: group show, Bay Area Furniture Art 2005, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.–Nov. 2005.

Anna Maltz: group show, Kala Fellowship Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Sept.–Oct. 2005.

Benjamine M. Morrison: work published (all 2005): Coupe Magazine Design Annual, New York Festivals Annual of Advertising, Black Book AR 100; awards (all 2005): ARC Grand Award (show, Museum of Art and Commerce, Hamburg, Germany), London International Awards, Global Awards.

Alex P. Panasik: cofounder and principal designer of studio, Grand Object.

Josh Singer: work published, CMYK; teaching design at San Jose State University and San Francisco Art Institute.

Michael S. Slane: featured, Step Emerging Design Talent issue, 2006.

Vincent Sol: group show, Bay Area Furniture Art 2005, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.–Nov. 2005.

Kamomi T. Solidum: currently working as design assistant for international typography magazine, Baseline.

Maiko Sugano: solo show, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, Jan. 2006.


Andre K. Andreev: featured, Step Emerging Design Talent issue, 2006.

Charles E. Beronio: curated, Material World, Alliance Franç aise, San Francisco, 2006; solo show, Economy & Commerce, Gallery Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, Mexico, 2005; group shows: Truth and Lies, Mission 17, San Francisco, 2005; Consume/d: Creative Critical Acts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 2005.

Angela Hennessy: group show, Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York, Oct.–Dec. 2005.

Christine Pyers: group show, Bay Area Furniture Art 2005, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.–Nov. 2005.

Dan D. Shafer: group show, Catalog, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, Dec. 2005; presented, AIGA design education conferences, Pasadena, CA, Mar. 2005, and Chicago, Oct. 2004; adjunct professor at Seattle University, Cornish College of the Arts, and Seattle Pacific University.

Rachel A. Weeks: three-person show, Three New Photographers, Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, Jan.–Feb. 2006.