B.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2013M.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2015
Tavarus Blackmonster is an American contemporary artist based in
California. He likes to do it and, he likes to make it, too.
It is pleasure in the creative endeavors that affords him the
ability to create art, raise a family and be devoted to
those who get caught staring at the bright lights. In his
humble demeanor he must implore others to, “Turn on the bright
lights and, do it!”
B.F.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2015
Emily Clark-Kramer hails from North Carolina where she graduated
with a BFA in Painting from UNC-Greensboro in 2015.
Before arriving as an artist, Emily studied textiles and
Spanish. She studied abroad in Prague, the Dominican
Republic and Siena, Italy. She is primarily a painter and
installation artist, and her work often investigates the
intersection of the two. She explores the
organization of bright colors into maps or systems.
Jodi Connelly comes from the East Coast where she worked
developing arts programming for inner city youth in Brooklyn
and Queens, NY. Her work explores the body in relationship
to the natural world through photography, sculpture and
meditative environmental interventions.
Born and raised in rural stretches of the Pacific Northwest, Noah
Greene spent a number of years living in various off the grid
contexts throughout the United States and Canada before
completing an undergraduate degree at Whitman College in
Washington State. His work is concerned with implicating
space through a variety of material languages.
B.A. Painting, California State University, Sacramento 2015
Doug Loree was born in San Jose, California, though he spent much
of his childhood in the Boston area. Returning to the
west coast as an adult, he earned his BA in Painting
from California State University Sacramento in 2015.
Having been a denizen of the internet since its public
availability, he wonders about its role in our evolution.
The changing perception of our reality and the
emergence of a digital consciousness fascinate him, for good
or for ill.
B.A. English and French, University of San Diego, 2008M.A. Program in Humanities, University of Chicago, 2012
Coming from a background of Foreign Language Study, Early Modern
Poetry, and Higher Education administration, Joy Miller
now works with clay and collage as a way of exploring the
intellectual energies that reside beyond words words words.
Miller recently completed a ceramics residency at the Hyde Park
Art Center in Chicago, IL.
B.A. Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1992
Darcy Padilla has devoted her photography to pursuing long-form
narrative documentary. Her awards include an Alexia
Foundation Grant, Alicia Patterson Fellowship,
Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Fellowship,
World Press Photo, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant for
Humanitarian Photography. Published and exhibited
internationally, Padilla’s work is in the collections of the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; International Center for
Photography, New York; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France,