Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Ace Lehner
The following undergraduate Printmaking students have been awarded the 2013 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship. Each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
The graduate winners are Channing Morgan and Sarah Jones.
Note: Join us for the 18th annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards exhibition (August 26-September 12).
Opening reception: September 3, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Isabelle Percy West Gallery on CCA’s Oakland campus)
This year’s Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards jurors include the following artists:
Art Hazelwood (visiting artist at CCA)
Mikae Hara (MFA 1986), current Osaka University of Arts faculty member
Greg Piatt (CCA faculty)
About the Hamaguchi 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.
About Art Hazelwood
Art Hazelwood calls himself an artist, impresario, and instigator. He has put together artists’ retrospectives, organized nationwide political art shows, and curated several museum exhibitions including the traveling show, Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present.
He also curated a history of the relief print in Northern California at St. Mary’s College Art Museum in Moraga, California, in 2009, and a show about the political art of the 1930s at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University in 2012.
Hazelwood's artwork ranges from screenprint posters to fine-press artist books and public art projects. His prints are in several collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress, and regularly appear in homeless activist street papers including the Street Sheet and Street Spirit.
He has been a project-based guest artist in Katya McCulloch’s print class at San Quentin State Prison since 2008. He currently teaches printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
About Greg Piatt
Greg Piatt, a painter and printmaker, is a senior adjunct professor of printmaking at California College of the Arts and also currently, visiting faculty in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. Greg is known for his 30 years of plein-air landscape painting, working both in watercolor and oil on wood. A specialist in the art of stone lithography, he maintains the presses and stones required for this unique discipline in his studio and the CCA print shop in Oakland, CA. Since 1992, Greg has been curator of Mt. Diablo Summit Museum Art Gallery. He holds BFA and MFA degrees from CCA.