17th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Announced

Henry Parsons's relief print was selected for this year's exhibition poster.View slideshow 

The 17th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards exhibition will take place August 20–September 12, 2012, at the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on CCA’s Oakland campus.

Please join the CCA community for an exhibition reception scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (See event details »)

2012 AWARDEES

Each of the 2012 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship undergraduate winners -- all Printmaking majors -- received a $3,000 tuition scholarship:

Hunter Buck
Arielle Coupe
Hayley Delaney
Sara Lankutis
Henry Parsons
Marcel Patzwald

The 2012 Hamaguchi graduate scholarship was awarded to Sarah Jones.

ABOUT THE HAMAGUCHI PRINTMAKING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards were established to foster excellence and dedication in the study and practice of printmaking. Eligible students must be enrolled full time and reflect good academic standing at the time of application.

Additionally, students must be enrolled in a Printmaking course during one or both semesters of the current academic year.

Students are not, however, required to be Printmaking majors; the awards competition is open to all majors, provided the virtue of the character of the work submitted in print media contributes substantially to the quality of the body of work as a whole.

2012 HAMAGUCHI PRINTMAKING SCHOLARSHIP JURY

  • Michael Bravo (BFA Painting 1965; MFA Printmaking 1966), Professor Emeritus, Humbolt State University (1973-2004)

  • Mikae Hara (MFA 1986), current Osaka University of Arts faculty member

  • Michelle Murillo, MFA University of Alberta, Printmaking faculty member

VISITING ARTIST

In addition to participating in the selection process, guest juror Michael Bravo stayed on an additional week as a visiting artist, meeting with the Lithography and Introduction to Printmaking classes to participate in student critiques and to work individually with other interested students.

"He was terrific for students to have conversations with due to the range of his work, which combines sculpture, installation, printmaking, painting, and drawing," said Printmaking chair Nance O'Banion.

Bravo's presence sparked a lively, informal exchange as he worked alongside students in the communal print shop. O’Banion elaborated: "Having a guest artist working in the studio was a tremendous opportunity for students to watch someone evolve an idea and work out the technical problems with it outside of the CCA Printmaking faculty. They would ask Michael technical questions about his process, concepts, and aesthetic sense as he worked, and he would review their work in one-on-one meetings."

Bravo's work has been included in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and the Oakland Museum of California, and was featured in 2009 as part of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts three-year series of solo exhibitions, The Magnificent Seven (curated by CCA alum Harrell Fletcher (MFA 1994), the 2011 Capp Street Project artist in residence).