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James Angello

James received his BA from CSU Sacramento. Working as a TA for two years during his undergraduate studies, James developed an interest in teaching Fine Art. Currently, his work ranges from found object sculpture to painting and assemblage. James hopes to continue expanding his working lexicon while exploring the relationships between materials. He is interested in the various unexpected discoveries and revelations that come from a serious and sustained studio practice.

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Nuno Correia

Nuno Correia earned a BFA in Sculpture from CSU Stanislaus in 2013, and a BA in Art History.  His sculpture deals primarily with the spatial relationships between objects, and the relationship between the installation and the viewer.  Process is vital to his work, as he works mostly with industrial materials such as concrete and wood, and often needs to find creative ways to engineer and fabricate the objects.  His work is informed by a variety of movements and traditions.

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Matthew Debbaudt

Matthew Kelly Debbaudt earned his B.A. in Art at UC Santa Cruz. His work is primarily an exploration of the subconscious through painting and drawing.

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Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert began studying visual art in high school at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. He received a BFA in graphic design from Art Center College of Design, which he complemented with studies in media design, computer science, and math. Some of these studies were self-directed and some were pursued through classes and a fellowship at Caltech. Matt then completed some post-graduate work in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

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Wesley Miller

Wesley Miller was born in Greece and raised in Germany. He received his BFA from Western Kentucky University, and now is a candidate for an MFA from UC Davis. He tries to combine a diverse array of influences in his work, similar to the fragmented nature of his upbringing.

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Lauren Rayburn

Lauren Rayburn was born and raised on the Central Coast. She received her B.A. in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. Her main material is oil paint, but recently she has begun to incorporate fashion elements into her art. Her work is a self-portrait of her experiences as seen through her subconscious. When she is not doing art she is constantly moving about or talking about color.

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Jonathan Sprague

Jonathan Sprague was born in Berkeley, California. He spent his formative years in a small town in the sprawling farmlands of the Central Valley of California. After learning the ropes of country life, he went on to study Applied Art and Design at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Jonathan has traveled extensively through his work as a portrait and landscape photographer. His recent work explores the bond between man and nature, abandonment and growth – human’s impact on transforming landscapes.

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