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Brett Abbott, B.A. 2000, is Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Andrea Andersson, B.A. 2000, is living in New York where she is working on her dissertation in English and Comparative Literature with particular emphasis on late 20th Century American innovative poetry and its relationship with contemporary art.
Erin Blake, Ph.D. 2000, has been Curator of Art at the Folger Shakespeare Library since March 2000. The Folger is an advanced research center for the study of British and European cultural, political, religious, and social history from the 15th through the 18th centuries, and the study of Shakespeare and English-American theater to the present day. Erin lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Andrew Reid.
Jenny Breeden, B.A. 2000, is currently enrolled at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Nora Burnett, B.A. 2000, is currently working towards a Masters Degree at Columbia University in Modern Art and Critical Studies. She just finished her first year and completed most of her coursework, and will spend next year working on her master's thesis. Additionally, she has just started to work for a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary Art. She will continue to work for her while writing her thesis in the upcoming year. It's a very exciting opportunity, and she is very much enjoying both the curatorial experience and being a student.
Catherine Fox, B.A. in Fine Arts 2000, is currently involved in a performing arts project using Chinese hand Balancing and Mongolian contortion as her medium. She is exploring her physicality as a personal reflection of her psyche. It is an expansion of the mind, enabling a change in the body to bring forth a consciousness of enlightenment. By defying western medical beliefs of what is possible, she is learning how to bend her back backwards in five different locations on her spine. In a study of conscious reality, she depicts a personal belief of Universal Singularity, a choice of empathy and openness. She hopes to spread the notion through artistic movement and meditation.
Molly Hutton, Ph.D. 2000, is an independent curator living in Buffalo, NY.
Matty Merrill, B.A. 2000, Design, is living and working in Brooklyn, NY as a menswear designer for TripleFive Soul, a streetwear clothing company. In August he will celebrate one year of marriage to Emily Roley Merrill, class of 99 Poly Science, Masters 00 Education. He performs regularly with fellow Stanford grads in a sketch comedy group called The Sam Park Revue. View their hilarious videos at www.ovalshow.com. Matt Kahn is still his idol and Stanford Campus is so idyllic in his mind’s eye it seems it couldn't possibly be a real place.
Cristina Miller, B.A. 2000 with a minor in Art History (majored in international relations), has been living in New York for the past four years doing management consulting, and in the process of moving to Boston to get her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Asa Simon Mittman, M.A. 2000, Ph.D. 2003, is an Assistant Professor of Art History at California State University, Chico. He is a medievalist whose research focuses on Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman manuscripts. Mittman’s book on Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (Routledge: 2006) has been reissued in paperback due to strong demand and his second book dealing with medieval geography, Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (co-authored with Susan Kim of Illinois State University) is forthcoming from ACMRS Press in 2009-2010. Mittman is also deeply committed to the use of innovative digital technologies in research and teaching, and is now working with the ParkerWeb project, based at Stanford and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Karin Grace Oen, B.A. 2000 (Urban Studies, minor in Art History), currently lives in Boston and is an Asia specialist in the education department of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. She earned her MA from Christie's New York in 2001 and worked at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, a contemporary Chinese art gallery, in Tribeca for a year. Still trying to blend Urban Studies and Art History, she moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 2002 to be a part of a downtown waterfront revitalization where she served as curator and artist residency director at ArtWorks, a contemporary art center. Karin joined the Peabody Essex Museum in 2003, and has been active in Asian American community organizations in and around Boston.
Holiday Smith, B.A. 2000 in art and honors in the humanities. After teaching art in elementary and middle school, she obtained an MA in education and a multiple subject teaching credential in 2003. She is currently an elementary school teacher in La Honda/Pescadero Unified School district on the coast in San Mateo County.
Corey Wanger, B.A. 2000 in Art History, has been living in San Francisco and has, for the past three years, working as a brand consultant with Wolff Olins that help companies develop, define and express their brand. He has worked with a variety of clients including GE, Sun Microsystems and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The strategy involved with the industry fascinates him and he loves working with talented designers from around the world.
Amanda Bowers, B.A. 2001, has just received a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Yale University and is working at a new design firm in New York (titled HvADesign). She is also freelancing for such clients as the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale Center for British Art.
Michael Gaudio, Ph.D. 2001, is currently assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota.
Alexa Van Daam Gerrity, B.A. Art History 2001, is currently studying art in Italy under Richard Lytle of Yale, Bruce Gagnier of Studio School NYC, Dan Gustin of Art Institute of Chicago and Barry Nemmitt of M.I.C.A. before returning to Savannah, Georgia to work in an art gallery and to continue pursuing fine art (oil painting). She will be applying to post BA and/or MFA programs. She spent the last 3 years living in NYC and Chile, and worked at a law firm and in fashion design.
Denise (Vorhees) Gershbein, MFA 2001 Product Design, currently lives in San Francisco. She is the Director of Design at Advisor Software, a financial services web software company. Denise is a partner in the product design and development effort, and leads the user experience process.
Valerie Kellogg, B.A. 2001 in Studio Art, graduated from the classical animation program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts with honors in August 2004. She is currently freelancing doing illustration, animation, and mural painting.
Alexandra Huddleson, Studio Art, 2001. Her concentration was photography. After
Graduation, she moved to New York, where she still lives. Since graduation she has spent time working for the New Museum of Contemporary Art and for Corbis (a large photography agency), and has continued her education in photography with classes at the International Center for Photography. This spring, she graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She’s currently in Mali for a couple of months working on building a new photography portfolio. Some of her work can be seen online at www.alexandrahuddleston.com. She has a photography blog on that same site.
Travis Neal, B.A. 2001 in Art History, is currently enrolled in UC Hastings Law School and lives in San Francisco.
Victoria Porto, B.A. 2001, is currently getting a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, but is taking time off after the birth of her first child, Julius. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Magdelena Reyes, B.A. 2001, is now finishing her dissertation for her graduate degree in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute in London, and will relocate to NYC in September.
Cathy Sakimura, 2001 with a Studio Art degree, is a second year law student and is planning to work in youth advocacy. She still does photography on the weekends.
Allison Satre, 2001 in Art History, currently works as an Exhibitions Assistant at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Zachary Royer Scholz, BA 2001 in Art, has since earned a MFA in Painting & Drawing (2006) and MA in Visual and Critical Studies (2009) from The California College of the Arts. In 2008, Scholz was a finalist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's prestigious SECA award and had solo exhibitions at David Sallow Gallery in Los Angles, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, and the Lab in San Francisco. Recent exhibitions include, Stowaways at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco, the Present Tense Biennial hosted by San Francisco's Chinese Cultural Center, and Deadpan Exchange IV at the K2 Contemporary Art Center in Izmir Turkey. In addition to his making practice, Scholz is a contributor to the Bay Area arts publication Shotgun Review, and directs the ephemeral installation space, project 7.
Kristin Schwain, Ph.D. 2001, is Assistant Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is spending this year the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Research Center to complete her book, Signs of Grace: Religion and Early Modern Art in America.
Matthew Wenger, B.A. 2001, is continuing the Nordic quest he began since graduation. In December, he will complete an MA in Theology at Uppsala University. He hopes to begin studying medicine at Carolinska Institute, Stockholm, in January 2005.
Matthew Yotsuya, B.A. 2001, minor Human Biology, just finished his first year at New York Medical College after spending two years in the Bronx with Teach for America.
Brent Jacobsen, B.A. Studio Art 2001, is currently living in Washington, D.C., and working as a Furniture Finisher/Assistant Cabinetmaker for the US House of Representatives. In the next year or two, he hopes to return to school for a degree in Furniture Design or Art Conservation.
Laura Bennett, B.A. 2002, is living in Redwood City and working at a bookstore in San Jose.
Jane Bryson, B.A. 2002 with art history minor, is currently teaching 6th grade at Town School for Boys in San Francisco.
Miguel de Baca, B.A. 2002 in American Studies/Art History, is entering his second year as a Ph.D. student in the Program in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. His major field concentration is the History of Art and Architecture in America. While he hasn’t declared a dissertation topic yet, most of his research centers on the interface between performance and painting from the late 19th to mid-20th century. This project has grown in large part out of his senior thesis project advised by Wanda Corn in 2002. That project has been polished up considerably since he graduated, and he recently gave the paper at the New American Art History graduate student symposium at Yale (May 2004). As an interesting bit of trivia, his advisors at Harvard are Jennifer Roberts (Stanford -- B.A. English) and Gwendolyn du Bois-Shaw (Stanford -- Ph.D. Art History) -- so in a strange way, even though he lives 3300 miles away, he never really left the Farm.
Marina Kassianidou, B.A. 2002 in Studio Art (with Distinction), after graduation, received an MS in Human-Computer Interaction Design at Stanford and an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK. She has exhibited her work in the UK, USA, Cyprus, Israel, Germany, France and Greece. She is currently showing work at the 1st International Biennale of Santorini, Greece. She has been awarded 2012 fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Ragdale Foundation. Her work is included in the book Beyond Contemporary Art by Etan Ilfeld, which will be released on September 3, 2012. She is currently a PhD candidate in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. She is also an instructor (art practice and theory) at European University Cyprus.
Brook Kennedy, MFA in Design, 2002, lives in New York City and works for Michael Graves as a product designer.
Sarah Koehler, B.A. 2002, Art History and minor Studio Art, has taught art, art history and creative writing to high school students in Orange County for the last two years. She is currently teaching English, finishing her teaching credential and earning an MA in Education here in "The OC." She is looking forward to teaching art once again.
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Ph.D. 2002, will be leaving her position at Northwestern University for a joint appointment in the History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies departments at Harvard University. She will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2004-05.
Di Yin Lu, B.A. Art History, 2002. After working in the corporate world for two years, Di Yin will be leaving the world of Oracle Public Relations to study at Yale University. She was awarded a fellowship to study in the East Asian Studies masters program, with a focus on Asian art history.
Caroline Mak, B.S. 2002 in biological sciences, started her MFA at University of Chicago in 2003 after spending a year traveling, most of which was spent in China.
Chris McGraw, Studio Art, 2002, is a software engineering manager at PayPal.com (owned by eBAy.com) working on preventing online. He and his wife bought a run-down house in Sunnyvale, which they're remodeling themselves, so he’s spent the last 9 months tearing down walls, ripping up carpet, repairing and re-varnishing the floor, sawing, sanding and varnishing and painting and hammering. It's been really good to get his hands dirty, plus it's a good excuse to grow his tool collection. His focus in school was kind of in electronic/mechanical artworks, and he’s participating in a collaborative piece now with Ruth Williams building a mechanical garden of reactive plants, using computers and circuits.
Jonathan Riley, B.A. Studio Art 2002. Since graduation, he has been pursuing his running career with the NIKE Farm Team, which is based at Stanford. He currently lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Janet, and their 22-month-old son Jonathon Alexander Riley, who was born on Sept. 25, 2002. He recently finished 2nd at the 2004 US Olympic Trials at 5,000 meters and look forward to competing in Athens at the end of August. On an artistic note, he has been very excited at the chance to visit Athens and see first-hand, the amazing Classical and Hellenistic Greek art that he studied with Jody Maxmin.
Michelle Ruvolo, B.A. 2002, Studio Art Minor, is currently working as an options trader in New York for Susquehanna International Group. In 2003, she completed a master's program in humanities at the University of Chicago.
Sara Simonson, B.A. 2002. Since graduation, she has been living in New York and working for Art21, a contemporary art nonprofit that creates a documentary series for PBS, books, a Web site (www.pbs.org/art21) and a national education program.
Paul Woody, B.A. 2002, is currently working as a Senior Project Manager for New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development.
Elaine Yau, B.A. 2002 in art history, has spent the years since graduation working for a museum in which she's never set foot, the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Working closely with curators and exhibition designers, she is looking forward to the museum's grand re-opening slated for July 4, 2006, after 6 years of restoration. With new installations and features to entice any Americanist or art/architectural historian, she would like to invite everyone to come out to DC for a visit.
Amy Balkin, MFA 2003, has recently received a grant from the Creative Work Fund to develop a collaborative audio project.
Meredith Brown, B.A. 2003 in Art History, is living in New York and working in the Education department of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Susan Cameron, B.A. 2003, spent last year on a Fulbright grant to Cambridge, where she completed an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums. She is currently a curatorial assistant at the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts and an intern at the SFMOMA department of painting and sculpture.
Sarah Drake, B.A. 2003, is currently working as in Advertising as a Strategic Planner at Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners in Sausalito.
Charles Fairbanks, B.A. 2003 in Studio, lives in Lexington, Nebraska where he assembles farm implements, teaches photography, and occasionally finds time to pursue his own projects.
Ryan Jones, B.S 2003, minor in Studio Art, is now living in San Francisco, and working on Star Wars: Episode III at Industrial Light and Magic (Lucas Digital) in San Rafael, CA. He has been working there for year as a technical director. He is also illustrating a children's book called Goblin Picnic that was written by USF law school professor Peter Honigsberg.
Dennis Lee, B.A. 2003, with a major in biological sciences and a minor in art history, has been working in the cystic fibrosis research lab on campus for the past year and will be attending UC Davis medical school in the fall.
De-nin Deanna Lee, Ph.D. 2003, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College.
Michael Gaillard, B.A. 2003 in Photography. After a year in San Francisco, he recently moved to Manhattan where he plans on planting seeds for the future: in photography, in writing, in life. Happy, healthy, and always moving, except, of course, when he is not.
Tirza True Latimer, Ph.D. 2003, is currently serving a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, under the auspices of the Beatrice Bain Research Group on Gender and Sexuality. She is teaching at various Bay Area institutions, including UCB, CCA, SFAI, SFSU, and Mills College. Her exhibition ACTING OUT: CLAUDE CAHUN AND MARCEL MOORE will open at the Berkeley Art Museum in January 2005.
Chris Meyer, B.A. Art History 2003, MA Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, 2004. In the fall 2003, he interned in the Painting and Sculpture Department of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and in spring 2004, worked part-time for SFMOMA on Robert Bechtle Retrospective due to open in February 2005. In summer 2004, he completed a Graduate Internship in the European Paintings Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He is moving to San Francisco in September and applying to Ph.D. programs in Art History for 2005.
Pamela Saenger, B.A. 2003, volunteered at the Kanti Children's Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, and then traveled to India. She has been working for the past year at Google headquarters in Mountain View, where she worked on AdSense, an advertising program, and is currently supporting a Director.
Julia Svihra, MFA 2003, has recently joined Pottery Barn as a Designer in Product Development: Decorative Accessories. Prior to Pottery Barn, she designed textiles and bedding for Matteo, a luxury linen manufacturer based in Los Angeles. Her portfolio is online at www.qjulia.com.
Kelly Dungan, B.A. 2004, is still working in the photo lab at night and looking for an art-related job that will take her to LA in the fall.
Michael Darling, B.A. 1990 in Art History, is currently Assistant Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). While at MOCA he has organized exhibitions in the areas of contemporary art, architecture, and design, including solo shows on the work of Sam Durant, Roy McMakin, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, as well as group exhibitions such as “Sitings: Installation Art 1969-2002”, and “Sign Language”. He is currently at work on a group show titled “Painting in Tongues” that examines the heterogeneous painterly practices of a younger generation of international artists, scheduled to open in early 2006.
David Harband, B.A. 1990, is currently changing careers from whatever one does with an M.B.A. in Telecommunications and a B.A. in Art History to a teaching career in Marin County.
Thanakorn Jirasevijinda, B.A. 1990, is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein college of medicine in New York; known as Dr. Teejay, he also directs a funded program that teaches communication skills and cultural sensitivity to international medical residents; he now channels his creative energy away from painting - hopefully only temporarily - toward cooking, photography and piano lessons, while trying not to be overachieving.
Richard Payne, M.F.A 1990, is living and working in San Diego, CA.
Irene Stapleford, B.A. in studio art, 1990, earned an M.F.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. She has attended two artist residencies: at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 1996, and Ragdale Foundation in 1998. Her paintings have been shown in several solo exhibits in New England and numerous group exhibits. Stapleford and husband Bryan Owen welcomed the birth of daughter Natalie Owen in November 2001. Exhibit pace has slowed, but joyful moments abound. Currently the Owen/Stapleford family resides in Maine.
Corinne Okada Takara, B.A. Design 1990. The biggest creative project she is working on now is the baby expected in early August, (her second child). These past few years she has been focusing on sculptural works. This February, she had a show in Hawaii at C.S. Wo Galleries. It showcased her large sculptures as well as her whimsical hats and shoes made of Asian food wrappers. In June, she participated in a new TV series on HGTV titled “Crafting Coast to Coast” that highlights craft artists across the country. The segment will air in October. Last year, the Peabody Essex Museum purchased her sculpture, Jan Ken Pon Kimono, (“Jan ken pon” is the rock, paper, scissors game in Japanese). This year that piece was the inspiration for a Silk Road Project in which Asian musicians played a musical round of the game “Rock, paper, scissors” in the Japanese gallery of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Dani Tull, M.F.A. 1990. Dani‘s recent Fine Art projects include collaborative lithographs and drawings with artist Raymond Pettibon. The prints were purchased by THE GETTY and THE METROPOLITAN and were produced by Hamilton Press www.hamiltonpressgallery.com/openbook.shtml. Dani is also working as a Production Designer/Art Director for Commercials such as TARGET and XBOX and for Music Videos such as OUTKAST, JEWEL and MUDVAYNE- www.btlartists.com. Also, Dani’s last band’s final CD was recently reissued http://members.cox.net/pbr/main.html. And finally, Olivia Rose Tull was born June 5, 2003. firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Cateforis, Ph.D. 1991, is associate professor of art history at the University of Kansas, where he has taught since 1992. Prof. Cateforis has of late been focusing his writing on contemporary art, publishing criticism in the Kansas City-Based art periodical Review, in whose pages he reviewed both the 2002 Documenta and the 2003 Venice Biennale exhibitions, as well as the recent “Fabulism” show at the Joslyn Art Museum. Prof. Cateforis' interview with the prominent Chinese-American installation artist Wenda Gu was published in “Wenda Gu: Art from Middle Kingdom to Biological Millennium” (MIT Press, 2003), and his article on one of Gu's recent installations in the United Nations series appeared in the December 2003 issue of “Yishu: Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art”. Prof. Cateforis is also the revising author of the chapters on modern and contemporary art in the widely used Prentice Hall survey text “Art History”, the latest edition of which appeared in the summer of 2004. Also active as an occasional free-lance curator, Prof. Cateforis has recently helped to organize the exhibition “Commodities, Celebrities, Death & Disaster: Andy Warhol, Michael Bevilacqua, Yasumasa Morimura, Lucinda Devlin”, on view at the Salina (Kansas) Art Center from September 12 - October 31, 2004.
Kacey Fitzpatrick (a.k.a. Kathleen Claire Fitzpatrick), B.A. 1991, in Art Design with a focus in Architecture, is a real estate development consultant focused on sustainability, green building and smart growth development. Kacey is a LEED Accredited Professional through the US Green building Council. Kacey founded and ran Avalon Enterprises, Inc. from 1994 through 2005, performing award-winning architecture and construction of custom homes in the Bay Area. Avalon was twice named a Top 50 Women Owned business by San Jose Business Journal. Kacey and her partner, Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick, have a son, Kael Fitzpatrick, and they reside in Los Altos.
Stacey Jessima, B.A. 1991, is currently practicing arbitration law in Paris at the law firm Salans, and enjoying being surrounded by incredible art and architecture! On July 24, 2004, she married Geoffroy de Nanteuil.
Greg Nakamoto, B.A. 1991, presently practices sports medicine in Seattle, where he lives with his wife Lauri Bortscheller (also Stanford 1991) and their 6-month-old son Andrew.
Polly Nordstrand, B.A. 1991 in Studio Design, is the Assistant Curator of American Indian Art at the Denver Art Museum. The Native Arts Department cares for almost 20,000 works of art from Indian tribes across North America. In addition to curatorial duties, she also works closely with Indian tribes to implement NAGPRA. She recently became a published author, writing a chapter for Caring for American Indian Objects.
Lindsey Pedersen, B.A. 1991. After working at a biotechnology company and then an art museum in Idaho, Lindsey returned to school to obtain her MA at Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in 20th century and Pre-Columbian art at UC Santa Barbara.
Janine Sarna-Jones, B.A. 1991, Studio Art: Photography. After working as a photographer/photo archivist at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for 7 years, she put down her camera and decided to make a change. She has been working as a Professional Organizer since 1999 and started her own organizing consulting company, Organize Me, in 2003. She lives in New York City with her husband Martin, a graphic designer, and daughter Nina.
Paige Stinnett Rodriguez, B.A. 1991, B.S. 1992, March 1996 (Graduate School of Design at Harvard), works part-time for The Stinnett Group, an architectural firm based in San Francisco specializing in small healthcare projects. Paige and her husband Juan (BS 1987, MA 1988, Ph.D. 1994) are busy enjoying their three boys, Andrew Valentin (b. 1996), Calder Arba (b. 1999), and Gavin David (b. 2003).
Erica Terman, B.A. Art History / Psychology 1991, is the former director of Turner Carroll International Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She then joined the development staff at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California, and was the project manager for “Making Strides: Journeys Through Breast Cancer”, a collaborative exhibition, catalog and lecture series with the American Cancer Society to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Erica completed a master's degree in arts administration and documentary film at the University of Oregon in 2003. She currently resides in Oakland, California, with her partner, illustrator Karl Edwards.
Kimetha Vanderveen, B.A. 1991. In 1994, Kimetha received her M.F.A. in Painting from the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, as the Lopata Fellow for 1992-94. She has been granted artist residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She has created several editions of etchings as a guest artist at +=studio blu=+, an experimental workshop for art on paper in Seattle, Washington. In September-November 2011, her paintings and works on paper will be in exhibition at the Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, accompanied by a small catalog of recent drawings. www.klvanderveen.com
Colette Cann, B.F.A. 1992, will be graduating December 2004 from U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Education with a Ph.D. and looking for a professorship at a small, liberal arts school outside California. Her dissertation is on the teacher labor market in urban school systems. She lives in Oakland, CA on an urban farm that is home to 3 dogs (Jasmine, Sherman Tank and Chico the Man), 2 cats (Tembo and Frankie), 1 possum (hopefully just visiting) and various humans. Fear not, though - she has not forsaken her art background. Since graduation, she has had a pottery business with fellow alum, Gretchen Wustrack, and currently shares an event photography business called Sugar Snaps Photography with a friend. Fellow alum, May Woo, has done all of the design work for Sugar Snaps. She is presently training for a trail run ultramarathon and simply hopes to survive!
Steven Skoy Holt, M.F.A. 1992, is presently Distinguished Professor of Industrial Design at CCA/California College of the Arts. He is also curating a large-scale exhibition for San Jose Museum of Art focused on “the new fluidity evident in design, especially as manifested by what has been called 'blobjects' and 'blobitecture’.” The exhibition is slated to open March 2005 and has an international roster of participants.
Deborah L. Kanter, M.A. 1992 in Art History, J.D. 1992, is General Counsel for The Broad Foundations, which include an art foundation (this foundation collects contemporary art and lends it throughout the world), and an education foundation (aimed at dramatically improving public K-12 education in urban areas in the U.S.).
Linda LaBella, M.F.A. 1992, is a Fine Artist represented by the Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA and Gale Gates Et Al., Brooklyn, New York, a Museum Educator in the Gallery/Studio Department of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and a member of the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Brooklyn Museum has many connections to Stanford, among them an astonishing exhibit of the work of Auguste Rodin comprising of approximately fifty works-many of which came to the Museum through the generosity of the Cantor Foundation. She gets nostalgic standing in front of Rodin's “Burghers of Calais”, remembering her first encounter with them on her first day of classes in Fall' 90. Seeing these powerful sculptures flanking the paths to the entrance of Stanford where she was to study the pursuit of artmaking made an impression on her that she will never forget.
Meghan Mackay, B.A. 1992, has been painting, showing her work in the Bay Area, and designing cards for a magazine and Stanford Sierra Camp. She lives in Tiburon with her husband, Allen Thorpe ('92) and her 3 little boys: Alexander (3), Cormac (3), and Riley (7 months). Check out her website: www.madplattercreations.com.
Ken Miller, M.F.A. 1992, is currently teaching photography at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He has his own photography business photographing art, architecture and weddings, http://www.kenmillerphotography.com. In 1995 his photography book “Open all night” was published. Much of the work was produced while under scholarship at Stanford. With his wife Pearl, and their 9-year-old son Salvatore, much of their time is split between Boulder and San Francisco.
Cindy Muchnick, B.A. 1992, Art History and Politic Science, has written wedding books, a college essay book, and is a freelance travel writer for a local magazine called Coast Magazine. She works out of my home as an educational consultant helping high school students apply to college. She has a son, Justin, entering 1st grade and Jacob in preschool. Baby boy number 3 arrives in November. She married Adam Muchnick ('91 Poli Sci) and has been married for 10 years. Her sons have begun their own art postcard collections from visits to various museums. They read some of the children's artist book series together. Just the other day her 1st grader told me a stained glass window in our shopping mall looked like a Jackson Pollack! You can learn more about her work and life since college at www.cynthiamuchnick.com.
Jennifer L. Roberts, B.A. 1992, went on to receive her Ph.D. in art history from Yale in 2000. She is now an assistant professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, where she teaches American art from the colonial period to the present.
Jeffrey Schrader, B.A. 1992 Art History, completed the Ph.D. program at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University in 2003. His teaching included appointments as lecturer at the University of Tennessee and then the University of Michigan. He subsequently joined the University of Colorado at Denver as an assistant professor in art history. His research led to the publication of his first book, La Virgen de Atocha: Los Austrias y las imgenes milagrosas (Madrid, 2006).
Saween Thompson, MD, B.A. 1992 (Maiden name Saween Singh) in Art History and Biological Sciences. After Stanford, she attended Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She is a Diagnostic Radiologist with specialty training in Body Imaging, practicing in Houston, TX. She is married to Paul Thompson, MD and has three children Paul (age 4), Sapphire (age 2) and Serena (age 1).
Diane Waggoner, B.A. 1992 Art History and English, received a Ph.D. in art history from Yale in 2000. After spending three years at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, she is now Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Holly Baldwin, B.A. Art History and English, 1993, is working as a lawyer in San Francisco for the civil litigation firm Rosen, Bien & Asaro, and living in Oakland with husband Erik Wieland ('92, MS '96). She also teaches women's self-defense classes in her free time, with local non-profit Women Defending Ourselves.
Christine Giviskos, B.A. 1993, is working on a dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is also assistant curator in the Drawings Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Hoyte, B.A. 1993, is a monuments conservator, based in Venice, Italy for the last 10 years, and has his own free-lance company. He does mainly stone works, but performs treatment on plaster and stucco. He works for both the private and public sector, which has taken him to France, Romania, New York and various parts of Italy. Recently he has been involved in a project using lasers to clean sculptures on the New York Public Library.
John Ott, B.A. 1993, received his Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA in 2002, and is currently at James Madison University as an Assistant Professor of Art History specializing in the Art of the United States and Native Americas.
Anna Rabinowicz, B.A. 1993, MFA 1999, MS 1999, founded RabLabs, a young design and manufacturing company, in 2002, with a new approach to developing products for the home. After working in the Silicon Valley for several years, designing consumer electronics and medical products and cardiac devices, her goal in starting RabLabs was to create objects that bring warmth to homes filled with technology, using natural materials and forms. She has taught design at the university level for the past four years, first as a Lecturer at the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Industrial Design department of Pratt Institute in New York. Anna currently lives in New York with her husband Aden Fine (BA 1992). The couple got married in an old synagogue in the Lower East Side last year.
Vivian Su, B.A. 1993, and her husband Kevin Rasmussen welcomed their daughter, Isabela, to the family last August. Not coincidentally, Vivian and Kevin have joined forces and have started their own residential architecture firm in Philadelphia, very quickly becoming experts on the “master suite”.
Marina Tostado, B.A. 1993, is practicing Internal Medicine with a large group near the Bay Area. Married to a fellow Stanfordite, they have one little boy, 21 months old.
Diane Foug, M.F.A 1994, (Joint Program in Product Design). After having her third child, she sold her graphic design business and took two years off. She has recently begun to do some sculpture and painting.
Jonathan Liss, M.F.A., Visual Art, 1994. He is currently a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Kristen Sidell, B.A. 1994, completed in March at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. She practices architecture in San Francisco.
Kenneth Wayne, Ph.D. 1994, has been appointed Curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Kenneth's exhibition, “Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse”, is completing its national tour: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is accompanied by a catalogue that he wrote, published by Harry N. Abrams (in Italian by Leonardo International of Milan).
Cristina de Gennaro, M.F.A. 1995, is currently Associate Professor of Art at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY, where she has taught since 1996. Her work continues to combine painting and drawing with photographic archival inkjet prints to create installation artworks, which she has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally. She was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy in September/October 2003 and received a fellowship to the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY for an Artist Residency in July/August 2004. She has also received a fellowship for a Senior Artist Residency at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR for July/August 2005. Cristina will present her paper, “The Discursive Spaces of Disjunction: Subjectivity, Aging and the Collage Aesthetic”, as part of the panel “Aging and Identity: Investigations of Being” at the College Art Association 2005 Conference in Atlanta, GA. For more information or to contact her, you may visit her website at www.bestweb.net/~cdegenna.
Tatiana Deogirikar, M.F.A. 1995 in Design has designed book of psalms and photography called “Songs of Life”, published by Blackfriars Press, Menlo Park, CA 2004.
Keith Eggener, Ph.D. 1995, is the Marion Dean Ross Distinguished Chair in Architectural History at the University of Oregon.
Amey Fearon Matthews, (painting and printmaking) 1995, is living in Santa Cruz, CA where she teaches yoga part time. Amey is also launching a small business of custom bronze portraits of people's dogs. Art creeps around in her life, sometimes lots of activity, sometimes not much. She has an awesome boyfriend and an awesome cat.
Bethany Smith (Bacci), B.A., Art History, 1995, is currently an Attorney at Stoel Rives in Portland, Oregon practicing in employee benefits area.
Adam Howell Baker, B.A. Art History 1996, completed a MA in Art History at Columbia University in 1999. He married Edith Marie Mead in June 2003, and is currently working as a Management Consultant in New York, where he has lived for the past 7 years.
Rick Elizaga, B.A. 1996 in Studio Art: Design, is an independent web and print designer living in the West Coast and Kyoto.
Sara Shoemaker Lind, B.A. 1996 in Fine Art-Photography, is pleased to share that she was the exclusive photographer for the National Geographic Diver project earlier this year. Her nature, adventure and lifestyle photography is published worldwide and she has also recently moved back to the Bay Area after six years in LA.
Beth Mangini, B.A. 1996, (MA, Williams College 2000), left the Museum of Modern Art, New York last June to work full-time on a Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is writing a dissertation on Arte Povera and Italian Culture in the 1960's and 1970's.
Alder Yarrow, B.A. 1996, is living and working in San Francisco, CA. After a lot of procrastinating and construction, he’s built a large format darkroom in his basement and started to work on the three-year backlog of undeveloped film. Helping large companies build user-friendly websites is still paying the bills.
Elon Danziger, B.A. 1997, worked for several years in the curatorial offices of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. A fellowship culminated in an article published in the Burlington Magazine this July. Now enrolled in a masters program in architecture in southwestern Virginia, Elon is trying to make the transition from visual study and criticism to creation.
Patrick "Pato" Hebert, B.A. 1997 in Studio Art. He has recently enjoyed a number of opportunities: participated in the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (http://www.ocma.net/index.
Elizabeth Ivanovich, B.A. 1997, received a master's degree from Stanford's Drama Department in 1998. (It was one of the first offered in a new partnership with the campus dance department, and it emphasized dance history and criticism.) Elizabeth now works as a freelance writer in northern California. Her music column, “Notes”, appears in the Santa Cruz, CA quarterly Student Guide. Her work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Student Traveler, Scram Magazine, and the anthologies Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth (Feral House, 2001) and Lost In The Grooves (Routledge, 2004), among other publications.
LaHoma Lee, B.A. 1997, is currently working as a Special Agent with the Department of Defense/Defense Security Service in the San Diego Field Office. (She used to do this same job in Washington, DC before transferring back to the West.) She does background investigations for military and civilian personnel who require security clearances. In her free time, she quilts...a lot. She has created about seven handmade quilts since 1998.
Karyl Lin, B.A. 1997, graduated from Columbia Business School in 2003. She is currently working in Global Marketing for Maybelline New York, a division of L'Oreal USA.
Alexis K. Manheim, B.A. Studio Art 1997, is a San Francisco based painter. She co-founded Madcapp Studios, a San Francisco artist studio collective and event space that provided workspace to nearly two dozen artists, musicians, and designers. Facilities included a recording studio, and at times, an alternative theater space. She now works full time out of her own studio and is represented by Chandler Fine Art in downtown San Francisco and Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Michigan. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications and can be found in collections from San Francisco to Stockholm. Her fifth solo show opens in San Francisco with Chandler FIne Art in September 2010. http://www.alexismanheim.com/
Dalia Azim, B.A. 1998, is currently a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art. She and her colleagues are working on the reinstallation of the Photography Galleries for MoMA's grand reopening in Manhattan in November 2004.
Rick Ballinger, B.A. 1998, is practicing as an attorney with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Orange County, California.
Ally Field, A.B. 1998, is currently in her third year of the Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature at Harvard University, where she is working primarily on contemporary French, Arabic and African-American cinema and literature. She also received a Masters in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam in 2000.
Dana Fox, B.A. 1998, is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. She will release her movie, Something Borrowed, early next year.
Elizabeth Heil, B.A. 1998 in Art History. After six years of working for the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy, she has returned to the USA to do a two-year Masters in Arts Administration at Columbia University in New York City.
Amanda Knox, B.A. Art History 1998, M.A. Religious Studies 1999, M.F.A. Design 2002. After her undergraduate years at Stanford she moved to Florence, Italy, to study metalsmithing techniques. She returned to Stanford for an M.F.A. in Design to further develop as a jewelry designer. She has taught Art 165, Intimate Design in Precious Metals at Stanford and has thoroughly enjoyed the cross discipline interaction between students in Art and Engineerings as well as other departments. Currently, she is one of three partners at RedStart Design, a San Francisco based jewelry design firm. They do commission pieces, electro-mechanical jewelry, and also contract drawings of jewelry to major fashion retailers. Please check out their site, www.redstartdesign.com.
Jaime Saunders Archer, B.A. Art History 1998, has been living in Boulder, CO, for the past 12 years. She received her Master's in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. While in grad school, she realized that God was calling her to be an elementary school teacher. Before she taught full-time, she was an educator at a children's museum, a substitute teacher, an elementary school tutor, and the wedding coordinator at her church. She is currently in her sixth year of teaching 3rd grade at a Catholic school in Colorado. She married her wonderful husband Ken, a former Naval officer, inJuly 2006.
Lisa Su, B.A. 1998, Studio Art minor, Economics major. She is currently working on a Master in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. The past few years have taken her to San Francisco and New York, where she worked at a brand strategy-consulting firm before transitioning to an art gallery in Chelsea, and then marketing/business development at 1100 Architect.
Liz Twitchell, B.A. 1998, is in her third year of a Ph.D. program in English literature at Yale, having completed an MA in Art History at Yale in 2001.
Sabrina Buell, B.A. 1999, now lives in New York. She has worked at Matthew Marks Gallery for three years doing sales and working with artists. They represent such artists as Ellsworth Kelly, Andreas Gursky, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, and Brice Marden.
Gautam Deshpande received an Art (Studio) Minor in 1999. Gautam is an internal medicine resident (R1) at UCSD Medical Center.
Kurt Gross, B.A. Art History & B.S. Product Design 1999, is the Director of Science Programs at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum.
Dan King, B.A. 1999, Studio Art with a Focus in Photography. Dan is living in San Francisco and is in the process of opening an art gallery/picture framing studio called Edgewise Arts. The gallery will specialize in antique picture frames, custom framing, 19th century photography, and the work of local artists. The location is 3481 - 19th St. (at Valencia St.) San Francisco CA 94110. The phone number is 415.970.9515. The gallery is due to open in early August. He would love to hear from Stanford alumni who might be interested in showing their artwork at Edgewise.
Margarita Melikjanian, B.A. 1999, is practicing as an attorney with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, in New York, NY.
Karen Lim, B.A. 1999 in Studio Art, is a 4th year medical student in Cleveland, OH and will graduate with an M.D./M.S. in May 2005. She hopes to enter a Psychiatry residency in California. She no longer has blue hair but still loves art. Her current email is: KPL2@cwru.edu.
Krista Prestek, B.A. Studio Art: Photography 1999. She is the photo producer for Details Magazine and living in NYC; Basically, she sets up all of the photo shoots for the magazine, the cover shoot, the fashion, all the rest of it. She does trips for photographers to Bangalore and order turkey sandwiches when celebrities have to have them because of their heart conditions, so it's a pretty wide grab bag and very challenging (the Bangalore, not the turkey sandwiches). Stanford is so lacking in media industry alumni that anyone interesting in the field should feel free to shoot her an email: email@example.com. And as of two weeks ago, she is engaged to Tom Griffin, a film and commercial editor.
Melissa Renn, B.A. Art History and English 1999, M.A. Art History 2004 Boston University, is currently the Warren G. Adelson Fellow in American Art at Boston University in the Art History Department. She is also doing curatorial work at the Boston University Art Gallery, The Nichols House Museum in Beacon Hill, MA and is a senior instructor at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. She was previously at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
Camilla Richmond, B.A. 1999. After graduation, she headed to Yale where she spent a year getting a Masters in Art History then went to Chicago where she graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in May of 2004. She is now a Pediatric Resident at the University of Washington in Seattle but still spends as much time as she can in the museum.
Uma Sanghvi, BS 1999 (major: Biological Sciences, minor: Art), is currently working as a staff photographer for the Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, FL. In January
2005 she will be leaving for Mauritius, Africa, for a 10-month Fulbright grant to do a photo documentary project on 'rites of passage' ceremonies and rituals in the various ethnic groups on the island of Mauritius. Uma will be returning to The Farm this October for her 5th reunion.
Irina Taka, B.A. 1999 in IR and Art History. Sadly, she is not doing anything related to art history other than attending exhibits in London. Irina is working as a lawyer at a US law firm.
John Gittelsohn, B.A. Studio Art 1980, is a reporter for the Orange County Register, covering the legislature in Sacramento while commuting on weekends to home in Long Beach, where wife Deborah Belgum lives and works.
Donna Helliwell, B.A. in Art Design 1980, worked in graphic design in Silicon Valley for about 15 years (Apple, Adobe, Telebit and Cisco). Her job at Cisco was great - art director for their end user magazine for 4 years until they decided to outsource it. Donna is still at Cisco but has moved into Program Management in Branding.
Susana V. Jacobson, M.F.A. 1980, taught at Yale School of Art for seven years, and has now been at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. She teaches graduate students in painting and sculpture, supervises undergraduate senior thesis projects and teaches a seminar in public art. She also maintains a studio in New Haven. In August and September 1999, she was the first artist-in-residence in New Clark Studio at Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.
Cathy Tetef-Davies, B.A. 1980 in Design. After graduation, she joined her husband's architectural/graphic design firm as a graphic designer. In 1989, they formed Davies Associates, a design firm specializing in environmental graphics and corporate identity. In addition to managing their Beverly Hills office, they also divide creative responsibilities- she focuses on two-dimensional graphics, while her husband Noel is involved in three-dimensional design. Their 11-year old son Alex spends a lot of time in the office, and shares their interest in computer graphics and design. Their environmental graphics projects include the design entertainment, office, residential, educational, medical and government facilities. In addition, the firm provides their clients with corporate identity, marketing materials and website design. Their clients include: Walt Disney Studios, The Irvine Company, The Howard Hughes Corporation, University of California, U.S.C., Four Seasons Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, City of Los Angeles and State of California.
Clive F. Getty, Ph.D. 1981, is professor of art history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Patricia Maher, B.A. 1981 in Art and English, lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband of 15 years, and three non-pedigree dogs rescued from animal shelters. She runs a business from home, does some writing, and gardens in a really big way. Life is peaceful there. They recently built a pond, and it has been fascinating watching that small ecosystem develop. That's the pace of life in Bonny Doon, where they have time to watch ponds! (As well as quail, bobcats, coyotes, deer, hawks, and the night sky). They can see the Milky Way, a different kind of “bright lights” than she thought she'd enjoy 20-some years ago.
Drew McGhee, B.A. 1981, is a master teacher in the Lower School at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches all subjects, always with a heavy emphasis on art. She and her husband have three children. She continues to paint during the summers.
Jonelle Buelow Patrick, B.A. Design 1981. Until 1994 she was the creative partner in a graphic design company in San Francisco (Patrick/Pillon), then she quit working to raise her three sons. Jonelle is currently in the middle of a two-year stint in Tokyo with her husband and the two youngest boys. (The oldest is in St. Paul, MN, where he will be a sophomore at Macalester College.)
Jeffrey Weisman, B.A. 1981 in Art/Design, M.B.A. 1987. Their design studio, Fisher Weisman, is insanely busy and getting tons of press - this year they have features in Elle Decor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, California Homes and the Robb Report. They are working on residential interiors across the country and designing furniture and lighting for several high-end manufacturers. He and his partner, Andrew Fisher, are building a house and starting to develop spec homes as well.
Joe Williams, B.A. 1981 Painting, had a studio in San Francisco for a year after graduating, but gradually became immersed in movement arts in the Mission district, and eventually gave up painting. He moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1983 and again had a small studio and did some monoprints. He taught Capoeira - the Brazilian fighting dance full time there for 10 years (and became a furniture maker in the meantime). In 1994 he moved to Las Cruces, NM to do a masters degree in Biology, then Athens, GA for a Ph.D. in Genetics. After a brief stint in Boulder, CO he now has a job as an assistant professor of Botany at the University of Tennessee. He married a Brazilian veterinarian in 2002, Ana, and she is expecting in February!
Rebecca Moss Guyver, B.A. 1982 in Painting and Drawing, lives in Suffolk, England and teaches English at a high school nearby. She still paints, draws and makes monotypes and has been in a few group shows in London and locally since they moved to England. Her energy goes into sparking creativity in others primarily at the moment though. She tries to help her students and her own children (Hudson and Figgy) express themselves with confidence both visually and with words. She has a great husband and about thirty chickens.
Karen Sugar Hauser, B.A. Art History 1982, moved to New York and got her first job as researcher in the Judaica Department for The Jewish Museum. From 1982-1984, she worked as assistant in the public relations department and then assistant in the programs department at The Cooper-Hewitt Museum; from 1984-1987, she worked as assistant and catalogue-trainee in the print department at Sotheby's, and part-time work in other departments. She then left work to raise a family in Scarsdale, New York. In 2000 she was the arts editor for Animal Fair Magazine and interviewed celebrities in the art field and wrote feature articles about them; From 1998-2003 she was program coordinator and volunteer teacher for “Learning to Look”, an interactive art history curriculum at her children's school.
Katie Keller, B.A. 1982, is currently a reference librarian in the Stanford Art and Architecture Library.
Kumja Paik Kim, Ph.D., Asian Art History, 1982, is Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum.
Andrew Boynton, B.A. 1983, has been a copy editor at The New Yorker since 1995. From 1985 to 1995, he was a member of a modern-dance company based in New York. Prior to that, he was the managing editor of Art & Antiques magazine.
Jane Mulfinger, B.A. with Honors, 1983, is Assistant Professor of Art at UCSB. After 10 years in London and Berlin developing a career in art, earning a Masters at the Royal College of Art, Mulfinger returned to the U.S. to pursue her career at UCSB. Solo exhibitions of her work have been seen at the Southampton Museum, Franklin Furnace Archive, Projects U.K., Mayor Gallery, Otis Art Institute, among many others.
Daniel Phill, MFA 1983. For the last several years, he has been working as a full time artist/painter. The new paintings include abstract and botanical images in an expressionist style. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held recently at George Billis Gallery in New York, NY and Karan Ruhlen Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. His paintings are in diverse public and private collections, such as: Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA; Tucson Museum of art; Citicorp; Ernst & Young; First USA Bank; GTE; Nordstrom; Pfizer Inc; Sharper Image; Southwestern Bell and Sprint. New York solo show was reviewed in Art in America Magazine in September 2003.
Michael Schaefer, B.A. 1983 in Design. He received his Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1996, and a license to practice architecture in California in 2002, and currently holds the title of Architect with Fisher Friedman Associates, AIA in Emeryville.
Susie Adolph Cone, B.A. in Art Design 1984, was a toy designer in NYC, and then moved to Boulder, CO and into product design for medical and computer equipment. After a few years, she went over to the computer software field and has worked in a variety of roles. Currently, she is a program manager at Sun Microsystems (been with Sun since 1997) and loves that her job allows her to work at home! Outside of work, she’s writing her first mystery novel and hopes to see it in print in the next few years. She doesn't create much artwork these days but enjoys collecting African art and textiles. Her Art Design education has enhanced everything she does - it's added more depth and color to her vision!
Young Harvill, M.F.A 1984. After leaving Stanford, he worked with Jaron Lanier at VPL Research to develop Interactive Virtual Environments using immersion and haptic interfaces. He wrote some software, Swivel3d, and developed Macromodel while at Macromedia. Currently working on interactive characters for web and mobile at Pulse
Entertainment. He continues to be interested in printmaking, working now with archival inkjet printers, using digital photos, drawing, and image synthesis to build images.
Jennifer Geier Kelley, B.A. 1984 Studio Art/Graphic Design, is currently a freelance graphic designer. She spent 15 years working in corporate art departments, most recently building and managing Qualcomm's in-house art department in San Diego.
Maren Monsen, B.A. 1984, is a physician and documentary filmmaker and is currently director of the biomedical ethics in film program at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. She is just completing her 7th documentary film titled HOLD YOUR BREATH which focuses on the complexities of cross-cultural communication in contemporary America told through the story of Mohammed Kochi, a refugee from Afghanistan, who is suffering from stomach cancer and dependent on his daughters for translation. The film will broadcast on PBS in the fall of 2005.
Marta A. Rauch, B.A. 1984 in Art History is a technical writer. She is grateful for the excellent education she received in Stanford. Her art history classes were excellent preparation for the analysis, research, and writing that she does every day in my career as a technical writer. She is active with Stanford's student mentor program, and she always tells students that humanities classes and art history in particular are great preparation for any career, including high tech. She has been a tech writer for about 15 years, and is thankful for the research and writing skills she learned that were honed in her art history classes. The class that was most relevant to her work today was a museum research class, where she chose a drawing from the Stanford Museum's basement archives and worked with the curators to do research on the artist and the piece to develop information for the museum's catalog. Marta will never forget the thrill of being able to attribute this sketch from over 100 years ago to a specific place (a particular church in England), day (a day on the artist's honeymoon -- her sketch turned out to be a page from the sketchbook the artist took on his honeymoon, and she knew the newlyweds' itinerary), and time of day (by an analysis of the floor plan of the church, other depictions of the grounds, and the shadows depicted in the work). She also wants to thank Jody Maxmin in particular, for all her encouragement and her fascinating, thought-provoking, and illuminating lectures, which helped teach me to think. She also appreciates her other wonderful art history professors, like Elsen and Turner, to name a few, as well as her studio art professors and her advisor Wanda Korn. Her experience with the Stanford art history department was rich and fulfilling, and she is always thankful for the opportunity to have been part of it.
Jennifer (Frey) Doublet, B.A. Art History 1985, is Project Architect at George Yu Architects, Los Angeles, CA. As one of five firms selected to represent the U.S. at this year's Venice Biennale they’re honored to be recognized in the world of Art, Architecture and Beyond. She is otherwise busy with single parenting 2 teenagers, swimming masters at various LA pools and pursuing a number of independent projects.
Susan Harby, M.F.A. 1985, has an Associate Professor at Cogswell Polytechnical College since 1996 in the Computer and Video Imaging Department.
Steven McCarthy, MFA 1985 in Design, recently published the book The Designer As... Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating. In the last year Steven has made presentations at two AIGA design education conferences, published two blind-reviewed papers, exhibited creative work in several venues, traveled to Eritrea to do grant-funded research (see posts on Eye magazine's blog) and taken ten University of Minnesota students to London and Porto. He and his wife also had their 30th wedding anniversary!
Charlotte Kline Belton, A. B. 1970, is a photographer who also does a variety of writing, editing and much Photoshop work for the 20-person architectural firm of Malone Belton Abel in Sheridan, Wyoming. She works with her husband, Tim Belton, AIA, Stanford 1971, president of the company.
Traci Bliss, B.A. 1970, is a professor of curriculum studies and teacher education living in Ketchum, Idaho. Her course for beginning teachers, “Inquiry, Thinking, and Knowing”, includes art as an essential path to conceptual understanding. For example, math teachers use Leonardo da Vinci's work as an indispensable tool for teaching geometry.
Diane Mott Davidson, B.A. Art History 1970. For two years, Diane taught Art History and American History at a prep school. She then attended Johns Hopkins University, where she acquired an Art History M.A. (and an ulcer). She turned to fiction writing and has had eleven mysteries published. Her twelfth novel, DOUBLE SHOT, will be published by Morrow in October 2004. Meanwhile, she is at work on the next book, and would love to hear from any alumni who know about GICLEE.
Randal Elwood, B.A. 1970. Immediately after finishing his main class work in drawing and printmaking (mostly with Nate Oliveira), he found a job as an illustrator for an educational publisher in Palo Alto. (Thanks again, Nate, for a good foundation!) Later he got into graphic design, then marketing design, and headed a couple of corporate design departments in the South Bay area. For the past 6 years he’s had his own business, Elwood Studios, in Santa Cruz, where he’s been living since 1970. Randal’s work is marketing design, mostly for high tech companies, and mostly for print. He’s fortunate that throughout the 80s he was working for a company that sold computer products by catalog, as the personal computing industry got started. So he grew along with it, using a Mac and various software as it came along. Now he works remotely, without meeting most of his clients, from his office at the beach. That way he can make time to travel, go surfing and play tennis. Life is good. He still maintains an art studio, and currently he’s into using soft pastels as a drawing medium for action sketches and small-scale landscapes. He likes the instant gratification of bright colors combined with the sketchiness of drawing techniques. And, it's a great excuse to go cruising through
Edee Howland, B.A. 1970, lives in Little Deer Isle, Maine (where there are a lot of wonderful art, galleries, artists, and the Haystack School of Crafts) and has a practice in homeopathy. She also works with interspecies communication and co-leads a trip each October to Hawaii to introduce people to swimming with the wild dolphins there; these trips are organized through Deja Vu Tours in Berkeley, CA.
Douglas Tom, B.A. in fine art 1970 (drawing and painting), attended the Stanford School of Education and received an M.A. in Education, 1971. He taught Middle School (grades 7-9) for a semester, but developed wanderlust and returned to school at the University of Hawaii to complete his pre-med, eventually enrolling in the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, graduating in 1979. He finished an Ob/Gyn residency in Toledo, Ohio in 1983 and has been practicing in Hawaii for 20 years. The circle has come 'round, as his youngest son will be an entering freshman at Stanford this fall.
Martha Hummer, B.A. 1971 in Art History, has lived and worked in London for the last twenty years. She currently collects Contemporary Art photography- it’s a passion.
Nancy Kays, B.A. 1971 in Art History, lives in Davis, CA and is a Senior Planner with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, working on long-range regional transportation planning. She has two grown children, Terry and Annie.
Monica Ploeser Moore, B.A. 1971 in Studio Art. Since 1972, she has been working at Stanford in administration. She loves her work, though she can't say that her work in studio art has been of direct use in her career. She takes the occasional drawing class, and still turns her hand to sketching now and again.
Kathy Page, B.A. 1971, is a library-building consultant based in San Francisco, CA. After a 25-year career as a librarian and library administrator, she established her own consulting firm in 1998 and has since been involved in over 100 library design and construction projects.
Ann Gold Buscho, B.A. 1972. With her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she now works for Marin County mental health and has a thriving private practice in San Rafael, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her daughter Sasha is a sophomore at Stanford this year!
Tony Gully, Ph.D. 1972, is just completing his 20th year as director of art history studies at the Arizona State University summer residential program in Florence, Italy. He is a member of the art history faculty at the School of Art, Herberger College, Arizona State University where he has taught since graduating from Stanford. He is currently completing a catalogue for a forthcoming traveling exhibit on Henri Matisse's work on the Mediterranean Coast.
Beth McLellan (Alvarez), A.B. 1972 in Art History, received a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1979. She is currently working at the Stanford Law School as a legal writing teacher. One of the highlights of her short career as a practitioner was serving as counsel to the city museum in Albuquerque NM. Hopefully, she will be able to combine the two disciplines again.
Vicky Chaet, MFA 1973. Her studio address is : 337 Frederick St., San Francisco 94117-3913, telephone (415) 665 5945 (Her art exposure diminishes as her bodily health demands more attention. Her last exhibition, of paintings, was in 2002.) This year, she will be part of artspan's San Francisco artspan open studios, in October. Her paintings and drawings have returned to their original purpose of her youth, that is, to fulfill that which words do not, to express that which otherwise, for her, is inexpressible. Her pictures tell her what she needs to know. To learn if they convey to another person what they are wanting, that is the purpose of her exhibitions. The support she gains through exhibition sales, that is also her need.
George Corey, M.F.A. Product Design 1973. Since 1973, he has been involved in the restoration/renovation/upgrading of turn of the century to mid century homes; design and building of new homes incorporating new and renewable technologies. The rest of the time is spent on photography, abstract, minimalist imagery. A few shows in LA, not much recently, but the images keep coming.
Katy Murphy Gurtner, B.A. 1973, went from Stanford to graphics school in Paris, where she stayed 3 years. After working 3 years in Hollywood for a design agency she moved to Switzerland with her Swiss husband, had 2 children, Daniel and Regina, and immersed herself in the Swiss culture, doing freelance on the side. After 23 years in Bern and Zurich, with the last 5 years as a multi-language publication artist, she has returned to the US and lives in the Chicago area where she is working as an artist and designer with a specialty in murals. Her website is www.gurtnerdesign.com.
Ann Harlow, B.A. 1973 (MA Berkeley 1977). Through her career in museums, she has become a specialist in California art from 1850 to 1950. She is writing a dual biography of artist Anne Bremer and art patron Albert Bender. She also does FileMaker database consulting and would love to help anyone in art-related fields organize information for maximum efficiency.
Anne Howerton (Haley), B.A. 1973, is a landscape architect and principal with Hart/Howerton, a firm with a national/international practice that integrates architecture, land planning and landscape architecture design services, with primary offices in New York and San Francisco as well as Vail, Park City, Minneapolis and the big island of Hawaii.
Lisa McAndrews, B.A. 1973, is enjoying her 20th year teaching landscape horticulture at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. She looks forward to showcasing botanical and plant-related exhibits in the soon to-be -built facility for her department.
Amy Hastings McCord, B.A. Product Design, 1973, Masters in Industrial Design, 1977, Pratt Institute in New York. Work history in a related field includes: Design Staff for Robert Trent Jones, Inc.; Product Design Engineer for Pharmaseal Division of American Hospital Supply; Project Administration for Design West; Director of Marketing Communications for Williams and Burrows Inc., General Contractors. Current activities include travel, fostering the creative abilities of two teenaged sons with talent in the arts, and assisting them with the college selection process.
Nancy Hendrick Miracle, B.A. 1973, graphics. After spending WAY too long as a corporate executive in a series of startups, she is now the founder and senior partner of DigitalMiracles.com, a web design company that specializes in database applications.
Sue Salisbury Russell, B.A. 1973 in Art History, lives in Perth, Western Australia. She has two daughters, Ashleigh (20 in Nov.) and Kate (17 in June). Her husband, Don, is a developer, but his latest project has been growing his own grapes near Margaret River to produce small but good wine. They hope to be able to export in a couple years. She has kept her hand in art doing various projects with Ashleigh. Their latest is a mosaic birdbath... We welcome any visitors...
Emily Silver, B.A. Visual Design 1973, worked as a graphic designer and scientific illustrator in the Bay Area and Washington state for 20 years. Also, she taught Illustration and Design in the Fine Arts Department at Washington State University for eight years. Eventually, she gave up design to focus on her painting and teaching, kids, adults, and inmates, and now, 2004, she is working towards my M.F.A at San Francisco Art Institute (finally!) in painting. She would love to hear from anyone from Stanford Art Department and her home in Ferndale, CA (near Eureka) is always open to new and old friends.
Karin Breuer, B.A. 1974, has lived and worked in New York City since 1983. Last year, she returned to California to teach at UC Davis, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and the University of San Francisco. This year she will continue teaching at UC Davis.
Judith A. Moldenhauer, M.A. Graphic Design 1974, MFA University of Wisconsin; Madison, 1977, is Associate Professor and the Area Coordinator for Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is also Graduate Officer for the Department. Judith is currently involved with a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education for the exchange of students and faculty between three US and three EU partner schools to lay the foundations for the development of an international curriculum in information design.
Joel Simon, B.A. 1974, BS. 1976, MS 1977. Since graduating, Joel has had two babies: professional photography and travel. Photographic pursuits have taken him to over 100 countries, but one of his favorite destinations is the Stanford University campus of which he has approximately 20,000 images. Just a few of these (thankfully!) can be viewed at: www.joelsimonimages.com. His photos appear each year in the Stanford Alumni Association calendar and are available as cards, postcards, and enlargements. After leading over a hundred trips for a variety of travel organizations including Stanford’s own Travel/Study, Joel started Sea For Yourself in 1995. Sea for Yourself offers small educationally-oriented snorkeling excursions focused on tropical marine ecology in locations such as Tonga, Fiji, Australia, Belize and Bonaire. On January 11, 2003 two new babies, Hannah and Sophia, were born to Joel and his wife, Kim Morris.
Monica Blackmun Visona, B.A. 1974 in Art History, went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara, specializing in the art of Africa. Her minor fields were Oceanic, Native American, and Ancient Mediterranean art. She has taught at a variety of institutions but is now an Associate Professor in the Art Department of Metropolitan State College of Denver. She is the principal author of “A History of Art in Africa” (Abrams, 2000), which has won critical acclaim for its comprehensive approach to the art of the continent. CAA members can look up Chris Roy's online review of the book. In 2004-5 she will be a Senior Fellow at the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution, working primarily on a manuscript placing her doctoral and post-doctoral fieldwork research into the context of the Akan world of West Africa. She also hopes to begin work on a thematic study of African architectural history. She is delighted that Stanford hired Dr. Manuel Jordan several years ago to supervise the African collections of the Cantor Center/Stanford Museum, and that he has been able to offer specialized courses on African art. She is also excited to learn more about the department's most recent hire, a specialist in the art of Africa (and the art of the diaspora?). Just as Dr. Michael Sullivan's courses on Chinese art gave her insights into both the universality and particularity of cultural traditions, these new courses on African art will allow undergraduates to be more imaginative, flexible, and curious critics of art worldwide. Finally, she would like to thank the department for the hospitality extended to alums at the annual receptions it sponsors at the College Art Association meetings. She has enjoyed these chances to meet graduate students and faculty.
Charlotte Donnelly Wuebker, B.A. 1974 in Art History, is currently the Director of Management Information Systems and Telecommunications for Premier HealthNet (a group of 100 primary care physicians in 35 offices in our area) in Dayton, OH - pretty far from Art and Art History! She has been married to Jim Wuebker for 19 years and they have four teenage children. They are very involved in church, scouts and sports activities with our children. After a recent trip to numerous National Parks in the southwest, she is hoping for early retirement to travel and explore more of the beautiful country and the world.
Charlotte R. Bell, B.A. 1975, is recharging her creative batteries by pursuing a Masters degree in Interior Design, which she probably should have done from the beginning instead of spending nearly 30 years in law and business.
Deobrah Harris, B.A. 1975, spent eight years as advertising manager of ARTNews. She is now Advertising Director of Art in America in New York City. She is also a proud mother of two children, Zoe and Ben.
Michele La Gamba-Himmel. B.A 1975, M.A in Art Education, in 1976 M.F.A in Photography, in 1976, has been a photographer (professional surfaces, artist, and instructor in NYC since 1976). She also has been the photographer for the Parents League since 1996. Presently she is a photography instructor at the Chapin and Brearly after school program.
Martha J. Lee, B.A. 1975, works for the National Park Service in Yosemite. After a first career as an illustrator and book designer and a second career as a curator in the Yosemite Museum, she has moved on to park planning and management. She is currently in charge of the relationship between the NPS and the City and County of San Francisco related to Hetch Hetchy and Tuolumne River watershed protection
Marty Myers, B.A. Art History 1975, is currently the Theatre Manager for the John F. Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she has been for the past 15 years. She also worked for the UH Art Department as the Assistant to the Chair and for the Indianapolis Museum of Art as the Director of Program Events.
John Spears, B.F.A. 1975, is a successful artist who recently completed commissions for the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in Flemington, New Jersey, and the Nabisco Technology Center in Hanover. He continues to develop his process of silkscreen painting.
Lynn Wagenknecht, B.A., 1975, M.A., M.F.A. University of Iowa 1978. She has lived and worked in NYC since 1978 as a Restaurateur, The Odeon(1980), Cafe Luxembourg(1983) She paints and draws as continuing hobby.
Kristy Juergens Arend, B.A. in Design, 1976, has been the Director of the Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota, a nonprofit agency of the United Way, in Rochester, Minnesota since 1996. By working in a small nonprofit organization, she has served as the graphic designer, the interior designer, and the art curator--a generalist's dream!
Nolan Curtis, B.A. 1976, is the Administration Section Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program. The Program Administration Section manages Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) Public Involvement and media activities and provides program-wide administrative support. Mr. Curtis serves as one of the principal on-site agency representatives to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), USDOE Contractor staff, Hanford Advisory Board, Indian Tribes, stakeholders, the public and media.
Marcella Deffke Harrison, B.A. 1976 in Art History, lives in Moraga, CA and works in San Francisco as a director in a commercial real estate firm. her husband graduated from Cal in 1976. She has one daughter 16, a junior in high school, and one stepdaughter, 20, a junior in college.
Robin Laughlin, B.A. class of 1976, graduated in 1977. She thinks she majored in Photography. Chronicle Books published a book of her photographs in 1996 called “Backyard Bugs”. She continued her artistic career after Stanford in NY at the Museum of Natural History (teaching children how to take photographs), ABC Television, shooting stills for an old show called The American Sportsman. Later, she worked in the Art Dept. of the film, REDS. Then she moved to New Mexico and did more movie work, usually in the art department, involving building the town of Silverado, decorating sets on Fool For Love, interior design of private homes, and doing other portrait photography work. Lately, she has been working on a voter registration effort supported by VDAY (the people who brought us the Vagina Monologues).
Teresa Longyear, B.A. Art History 1976, is currently, Vice President of Fine Art Conservation and Restoration, Inc, New York City.
Marilyn Tahl, B.A. 1976 with Design focus, moved from print into interactive media in the early 90s, fascinated by the complexity of the design problems in that emerging media and the differences from print. After more than 25 years of corporate life as an Art Director, information architect and interaction/UI designer, she became a user-centered experience design consultant a year and a half ago. She now helps companies increase their desired results by providing solutions that focus on the goals of their users instead of just on their internal viewpoint and objectives. It is a powerful and effective combination of design and herding cats. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She lives mostly in Menlo Park and sometimes up in the Sierra foothills near Placerville. She balances work with a healthy dose of whitewater – she has been guiding rivers for 16 years.
Joni Moisant Weyl, B.A. Art History 1976. A year after graduation, Joni moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles and became the Sales Director at Gemini G.E.L, the artists' workshop founded in 1966 that has collaborated with many of the most important artists of our time. Artists such as David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and many others have created limited edition prints and sculptures with Gemini since its inception in 1966. In 1984, she moved to New York to establish a gallery representing and exhibiting Gemini editions; originally located in Soho, the gallery is now in midtown Manhattan. Married in 1986 to the founder of Gemini, she re-established my residency in Los Angeles but continue to commute to New York to supervise the activities of the gallery. In addition to sitting on two youth-oriented Boards of Directors (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, and Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena), Joni was the past President of the Graphic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and currently sit on the Board of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts of the Hammer Museum. In October, the Hammer Museum will honor her and her husband for their contribution to the arts community in
Peter Brown, MFA 1977, with a specialization in Photography - studying particularly with Leo Holub - is in Houston working on a variety of projects, primarily involving the landscape and small towns of the Great Plains. A book came out in 1999 called On the Plains, which was an overview - everything from the Texas Coastal Prairie to the Canadian Plains. He is currently working on a two-year grant with five other photographers in the Llano Estacado, a high plateau in the western part of the Texas panhandle, an area the size of New England, which extends into New Mexico. It's a flat, surreal and oddly beautiful part of the world, with many interesting (if troublesome) cultural, political and agricultural issues attached to it. It's a fascinating and overlooked place and he loves working in it. He also teaches and writes about photography, does some magazine work and has been involved with a number of novelists for cover work over the past few years, most recently Kent Haruf's great book Eventide. His wife of sixteen years is Jill Fryar, a clinical social worker/child therapist, and they have a daughter, Caitlin who just returned from three weeks in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota on an Outward Bound trip. Lots of adventures and a nice life with a good bunch of friends in this odd, funky, boisterous city.
Cinda Gilliland, B.A. Drawing and Painting 1977. After graduation in 1977, she moved to NYC to an art world focused on discovering or creating the next cool trend. At Stanford she had avoided Design: not relevant to “pure” art to her young mind, and foolishly missed learning from Matt Kahn. However after starting off as a bookkeeper, she gradually became involved in other ways to earn a living, including starting a designer men's sweater business with a couple of partners. They designed and manufactured men's sweaters, and sold them nationally to stores like Neiman Marcus and Wilkes Bashford. Their sweaters were featured in fashion spreads in GQ, Playboy and other men's fashion magazines, but they never made money. With the birth of her daughter, Dana, in 1986, she felt a need for a profession and turned again to design, leaving energetic New York City behind to discover the tradition-steeped South, eventually earning an MLA from University of Virginia in 1992. In 1993 she moved back to her native environment, California, to live in her hometown, San Rafael, and to practice landscape architecture at the SWA Group in Sausalito. Cinda has been at SWA ever since, revisiting Stanford to participate in the design and construction of the new Alumni Center gardens and additions to the Cantor Museum and the Graduate School of Business among others. Other interesting projects include a campus for Silicon Graphics and the Milpitas City Hall. In 2000 she married Lawrence Reed, another landscape architect, gaining a son, William in the process. They now reside in peaceful Petaluma.
Paige Johnson, M.F.A., Graphic Design 1977, founded a graphic design business in 1978. She currently works out of her Carmel, CA studio and has a satellite office in Palo Alto. Paige is also continuing her personal fine art work and participating in group and solo exhibitions.
David Lee, B.A. 1977, is currently working on “Might You Not”, a collection of art related to amateur music, and “Strike You Down Like Cobra”, a nature documentary.
Mandy Minderhout, B.A. 1977 in Art History, MB.A. in Arts Management from UCLA in 1980, worked in public television in Southern California and then owned an art gallery in Seattle. In 1986, she and her husband spent a year and a half as volunteer missionaries in Thailand. One of their jobs was marketing handicrafts for hill tribes as part of a project that created alternate income sources for subsistence communities that relied on opium and other negative lifestyles to generate cash. When they returned stateside, they started an import company to create jobs for the people they had been working with. She got into product development and designed their products, a variety of decorative accessories but mostly florals. Never in a million years would she have guessed this would be her career path, but who knows what kinds of opportunities life will hand you. They ran Blooms for 17 years, traveling the globe and the country and yet working out of our home (raising two great kids without child care!) Last January it was time to move on and they closed Blooms for good and she began her second career as an artist. Now, she is a painter, creating landscapes in oils: smaller paintings sort of Hudson River School and larger pieces more semi-abstract Turner-esque, but all about light and shadow and moving the viewer into the world I'm enjoying NOT traveling and instead becoming rooted in a strong arts community here in Portland, OR.
Susan Moulton (Gutting), Ph.D 1977, MA 1969, is currently a Professor of Art and Art History at Sonoma State University where she has been on the faculty for 34 years.
She served as department chair for 10+ years and has been active in faculty governance. Her most recent lecturing and publications have been in the field of the Neolithic in Old Europe (She just returned from symposia in Serbia and Bulgaria). She is a founding board member of the International Institute of Archaeomythology. She continues to live in Sebastopol, CA on a small farm. Her two sons are grown; she has two grandchildren. Life is good.
William Real, B.A. Art History 1977, is Director of Technology Initiatives at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. He is responsible for the implementation of a collections database including digital documentation such as images, video, and sound. He assumed this role after a 20-year career in conservation, in which he maintains an active interest as Chair of the Electronic Media Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works.
Robert J. Slobe, B.A. 1977. Arnold Elsen, who we all miss, was his advisor. From there, he went on to the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird School), where he received an M.B.A. in 1980. He worked for Business International, a consulting firm, in New York City from 1980 to 1986 and then came home to Sacramento, California to work in the family real estate development and investment business. His hands and heart stay in the arts through his board membership of the Crocker Art Museum here, The Center for Contemporary Art, and a board member and founder of Uptown Arts, which produces Phantom Galleries every second Saturday of the month and has become quite famous. He is also on the Ballet board and is vice-chair of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. His wife, Kim Mueller, received a Law Degree from Stanford, took the last Art and Law course taught by Elsen, was involved in the arts here in Sacramento and was on the board of California Lawyers for the Arts. She was appointed to become a Federal Magistrate Judge a year and three months ago.
Jason White, B.A. 1977, Studio Art. Since graduation, he worked at Squaw Valley Ski Resort doing lift construction, where he used the welding he learned in applied arts to build ski lifts. The project manager got a charge out of that when he interviewed- a Stanford grad who learned to weld in an art class. Since then, he was with Colliers International doing real estate brokerage. Now, he is the Marketing Director with White-Leasure Development Company developing real estate, primarily shopping centers.
Tom Goelz, B.A. 1978 in Painting, is currently living in Atlantic Beach, Florida, running family manufacturing business, surfing, teaching Tai Chi and occasionally painting- mostly during summers in Cortes, British Columbia. He recently did some woodcarving with Volker Steigemann at Hollyhock (Cortes, BC), exhibited in northeast Florida in 80's and early 1990's. Several paintings included in corporate and private collections. With three grown children now out of the house, he is re-establishing a studio in his Florida home. Life is good.
Harley Jessup, MFA 1978 in Design, began his career designing animated segments for Sesame Street at Korty Films in Mill Valley. In 1986, He joined Industrial Light and Magic as a visual effects art director, then as art department creative director. Harley received an Academy Award for his work on Innerspace and was nominated again for his work on Hook. After serving as production designer on Disney's, James and the Giant Peach, Harley joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996. His production design credits at Pixar include Monster's, Inc., Ratatouille, Presto and Cars 2. Harley has illustrated 4 picture books for Viking Children's Books and Disney Press. He and his wife Ann have 3 children and live in Marin County, California.
Sue Cashel Jenks, B.A. 1978, is an account supervisor for a Bay Area marketing communications firm. After graduating in graphic design from Stanford, she worked in advertising agencies and owned her own graphic design business. She then worked on the “corporate” side at Sun Microsystems in various marketing communications divisions. She's back on the “service” side at Kingery Communications in Redwood City, CA.
Susan I. Klug, B.A. 1978 in Art (Drawing/Painting and Design), attended UCSF and received her M.A. in Medical and Biological Illustration in 1981. She has been working as a freelance medical illustrator since that time doing a variety of work including journal, book, and product promotion and packaging illustration (www.klugart.com) as well as doing some graphic design, primarily logos, T-shirts, brochures. She is married, has 3 daughters and lives in the central valley of California. Her business e-mail is email@example.com.
Cara McCarty, B.A. 1978, is curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Before that she held curatorial positions in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her most recent exhibitions and accompanying catalogues include Masks: Faces of Culture and Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles. This spring, she taught for three weeks in South Africa at a textile workshop entitled “Traditions of Tomorrow”. The workshop was sponsored by UNESCO and helped inaugurate MADESA, a new manufacturing and design academy in Cape Town.
Meleanna Meyer, B.A. 1978 Design/photography, got married, had two beautiful boys-
Jeffrey Robinson and Jay Kepoikai, who are both grown up and on their own. She received an M.Ed. in educational foundations, along with having been an East-west Center Fellow. She has lived in Honolulu since graduation. She has worked in the arts since that time as well, in a number of areas, teaching and developing curriculum in all manner of arts through out the state of Hawaii, Artist residencies, instruction in public, private and Native Hawaiian charter schools, etc. She has also been making documentary films that have screened at home in Hawaii, on the continent, and internationally. She is currently in production on her fourth piece and will be segueing into feature films upon completion of this last documentary. Her arts experience at Stanford with the fabulous mentoring of the likes of Oliveira, Holub, Elsen, Kahn and others set her in a direction that she’s always cherished. The arts are her life, in myriad facets. She is grateful to be doing what she loves to do. Greetings to all other passionate, creative souls who have followed their stars, their visions. Her heartfelt respect and aloha.
Kathleen Tormey Rochester, B.A. 1978, never made it back to Madagascar as Public Affairs Officer. Instead, she resigned her Foreign Service commission to become an official “trailing spouse” and trailed along to Stockholm (described by her as a wonderful, beautiful city with lots of great museums), Dakar (described by her as tough to love, but some great resorts), and now Brussels, where she is enjoying docent-guided tours of the museum, in French, as a way to meet Belgians. Her daughter, Nell, is now six, and still loves visiting museums with her, though her taste runs more to dinosaurs at the moment. She would welcome any Stanford visitors. Her husband, Chris, can be reached through the U.S. Embassy. He is the Public Affairs Officer. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. A note from Kathleen: Cara McCarty, if you read this, she’d love to hear from you -- it was nice to read your news.
Mimi Wyche, B.A. 1978, continues to paint in oils and create assemblages, mostly for private commission. She lived in New York from 1979-1993 where she established and pursued her current career as an actress, singer and writer. She has performed in Broadway musicals, Off-Broadway plays and musicals and in over 50 regional theatrical productions. She has also written and produced seven theatre pieces, one of which, “Eaten Alive”, continues in its sixth year of a National Tour. As her own career involves much travel, she makes sure to pack her steadfast sketchbook and oil pastels.
Anne Baxter, B.A. (art history), 1979, is working as an independent art consultant: Anne Baxter Fine Arts.
Laura Clark, B.A. 1979, with a double major/degree in studio art and English, came back for an M.A. in English in 1980, and worked in the studios that year, too. She is still making prints, painting and selling her work--large folding screens with oil landscapes on one side, fabric on the other. She teaches English, Art History and some studio art in an interdisciplinary course and is Director of College Counseling at Fieldston School in the Bronx in New York. She used to have a large studio in a carpet factory in Yonkers, but now has built one next to our house in Yonkers. She has great memories of Stanford's art program, Lorenz Eitner particularly, and a wonderful museum class he taught about identifying and researching works by unknown artists-- she remembers tea in his office served in what looked like Ming cups, though that may be apocryphal--it was that kind of experience, anyway.
Karen Eggerman, B.A. Art History 1979. She and her husband, Rusty live in Healdsburg, CA with their two large Leonberger dogs. They are building a steel barn/house on acreage outside town and plan to use some interesting materials and architectural elements in it; for instance, they have a very large oak wine barrel to use as a pantry. Currently she is taking some graphic design courses at the local JC-great instructors with real world experience and talent. Her work is to consult for a tech start-up and a couple of non-profits doing everything from market research to leadership coaching. Years ago people used to ask her what she thought she was going to do with a degree in Art History. And now as then, she can confidently answer, “Whatever I want to do.”
Dorothy Koll (Dori), A.B. Design 1979, attended Art Center College of Design 1979-1982, Graphics/Packaging major. She had a design Consulting business 1982-1990, then retired to stay home with four children in 1990. She led effort to design and found Sage Hill School (first nondenominational independent high school in Orange County, CA). The school opened in 2000 with $40 million state of the art campus. Currently, she is on the board of South Coast Repertory Theater.
Lorie Novak, B.A. 1979, is Chair of Photography and Imaging in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. From November to December her multimedia installation,
“Collected Visions”, was on view at the International Center of Photography (Midtown) in New York, and will travel to the Center of Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, for a February 16, 2001 opening.
Carol Osborne, Ph.D. 1979, published “The Picture Season at Villiers-le-Bel, 1876-78: Elizabeth Boot, Thomas Couture, and Henry James”; in the May 1999 issue of Apollo. She retired in 1993 as Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Stanford University Art Museum.
John Seed, B.A. Art 1979, is Dept. Chair in Art, Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee Campus. During his sabbatical from teaching this past year, he spent time researching the life and career of A.T. Manookian, an Armenian-American artist who took his own life by poison in Hawaii in 1931. Because of his early death, information about Manookian is very rare, but John has been successful enough in his research to complete an article that will appear in Honolulu magazine this Fall. His next project will be a catalog raisonne of Manookian's work. He also founded an artist's cooperative that sells on the eBay auction site. With more than 85 active members, they sold over $27,000 in art on eBay during January 2001, and were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. For more information, our website is http://www.ebsqart.com.
Michael Thiemann, BFA 1979 in photography, is currently retired and living in San Diego. He has participated in art collection forums and is currently vice-president of the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Kay Telfer Cousineau, B.A. 1960, B.F.A. and M.F.A. (SFAI) 1991-1995, M.A. (Dominican Univiversity) 1999, is currently teaching art and design at CCSF and showing recent paintings at the Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery in Forestville, CA.
Norma Auer Adams (de Jong), B.A. 1961, has been a professional artist for over thirty years. She has been represented in galleries in New York, California, Connecticut, and others. She has been in juried shows all over the country, and has had her work represented or featured in national magazines and nine books. Her work is in collections internationally as well as nationally. She concentrates primarily on two-dimensional work, using both paper and canvas (with occasional ventures into Bas-relief type collage-constructions out of pre-painted paper, and collage). From the early 1970's until 1984 she worked in watercolor, primarily abstracts; from 1984 until 1998 she worked in airbrushed acrylic on paper and canvas; from 1998 until the present she has been making large-scale painterly pastel pieces. She began working with abstraction, slowly growing towards realism throughout her career. To see her work, go to the website for Arts Exclusive Gallery, www.arts-exclusive.com. Her work will be under “Adams”, under the heading “Artists”.
Drew Fagan, B.A. 1961, returned to painting full time in May 2004. Since then, he has exhibited in 6 solo shows, 5 group shows and 13 juried shows, winning a number of national and local awards, been a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine “The Year’s Best Art” in 2007 and 2009, featured in American Art Collector in 2008, won 2nd Place in “Art in the Redwoods” 2008, won Best of Show in “Judged by Your Peers” in 2009 and the Katharine Steele Renniger Memorial Award in the 55th Annual NSPCA exhibit in New York City in 2009. He was The Artist's Magazine Artist of the Month for June 2010. His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Carmel, Pasadena, Dallas, Los Angeles and Santa Monica and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Fagan’s studio is just north of Gualala on California’s Mendocino coast. www.drewfagan.com
Susan Olsen, B.A. 1961, is working as a school administrator in Hayward Public Schools. She is also volunteering at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Priscilla Alden Roach, along with her daughter, Samantha Walsh, has a decorative arts business specializing in hand painted furniture and accessories. They have shown and sold their work in many shows including the Crocker Art Museum Christmas show. They will be participating in the Studio Tour of Nevada County in October.
Kaye Bonner Cummings, B.A. 1962, has been an exhibiting artist for many years. For the past 16 years, she has been Executive Director of the Bonner Family Foundation, which offers grants in the arts and education, concentrating recently on integrating art education into elementary school curricula.
Laura Fraser, B.A. 1962, is a life-long artist and continues to appreciate the experience she had as an art major at Stanford – she has thought more than once of returning for a Masters. Raymond Brose, her watercolor class professor, reinforced her enjoyment of 'plein air' painting shortly before she was fortunate enough to attend Stanford, and she has been continuing it with a passion. Over the past 42 years, she has experienced moments of triumph and moments of rejection as she sought to market her art and build her resume.... A few of her triumphs: a purchase award from the Santa Rosa civic arts commission in 1975; acceptance into 'earth views', a juried show at the Smithsonian national air and space museum in 1986; two solo shows at the Sonoma county museum (1986, 1991); a solo show at the Bradford gallery in San Francisco in 1998; and most recently, a group show at opera gallery in New York (03-04).... there has been some other gallery representation along the way, in Tucson and various sites in Sonoma county, but my most successful and longest showing at any particular spot has been in my own studio here in Santa Rosa, as a member of artrails, a county-wide, juried event of approximately 140 artists each year, two weekends in October (1992-2004).
Elizabeth Chandler, B.A. 1963, has a studio in Benicia, CA. She is a founding member of a group of Bay Area painters currently planning a show in Berlin, Summer 2001, among other venues. She spent the millennium New Year in Malta, meeting artists there. After years as a teacher and businesswoman, she is now a full-time painter. Her work was featured in Vol. 19 of New American Painting Magazine in January 1999; she had shows in both Houston and Atlanta in February 1999. Her next solo show is scheduled in Houston and Austin, February 2001, with Gremillion Gallery.
Alan Jones, M.A. 1963. Although he was mainly an architecture major, he wished to include more drawing, painting, and design in his graduate program and the combined department allowed it. He is now semi-retired after a long career in architecture and construction. This career included many years of managing a cabinet and furniture making business, which grew directly out of his graduate work in the art department, especially classes and seminars with Matt Kahn. He was inspired especially by Matt's tour of local creative businesses, which were successful in designing and producing work of high quality.
Michael Golden, M.A. Industrial Design 1964. After graduation, he went to work for the General Motors Corp (Tech Center in Detroit, MI) as an Automobile Designer where he worked for two years in the Advanced Development Studio. He then changed career paths and went to work for the US Army Human Engineering Laboratory (USAHEL) at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in 1967. He returned to Graduate School at the University of Delaware during this period and earned credits to become an Engineering Psychologist for the Army.
Ann Balaam Miller, B.A. 1964, M.A. 1965, lives and works in San Mateo, CA. Her business, M2 Design, serves corporate graphic needs and her personal work consists of watercolor text and image studies. She developed an online course in Calligraphy and Letterform and currently teaches it through San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Additionally, she has produced a series of calligraphic prints for The Positive Edge, now online, as well as archival digital prints of her own original work.
Mym Tuma (formerly Marilynn Thuma), M,A, 1964. As a graduate student, she lived on Alvarado Row painting next door in a garage; thus she began my career as an abstract expressionist. Following Stanford, fresh out of graduate school in the mid 1960s, she was driving to New York to study painting at New York University with Esteban Vicente. On the way she detoured to Abiquiu, New Mexico to stop at Georgia O'Keeffe's house and introduce herself. It was the first of a string of visits during a nine-year period. O'Keeffe and Me: Abstracts of Our Letters is a website that explores O’Keeffe’s' waning days of her life in New Mexico. http://www.okeeffeandme.com. After growing up in a strong support network of friends and family, Stanford was the beginning to define her life, painting 'one-day-at-a-time,' responding to an inner voice. She decided to commit for a lifetime. Studio address is P.O. Box 549, Southampton, NY Long Island. Phone/Fax is (631) 728-9310
Beth Regardz, A.B. Art 1965, was a founder of the Digital Media Department programs at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA in 1992. As program chair and faculty, she designs curriculum and teaches graphic arts applications for print and screen media.
Ann Baker Schroeder-Sebesta, B.A. 1965 (though she was a part of the class of 1961). She married and left school with her husband in 1960. Now she and her second husband have retired to Bigfork, Montana. She still does some interior design and color consulting but mostly they travel, hike, canoe, etc. They built a house on the Swan River that was featured in the last issue of the “Big Sky Journal”.
Sherri Smith, B.A. 1965, is a fiber artist and a professor at the school of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Mercedes Gail Gutierrez, B.A. 1966, studied with Nate Oliviera, Keith Boyle, Mendelowitz, Robert Mullen, Lobdell, Diebenkorn. MFA at Indiana University interrupted by Fulbright Fellowship in sculpture to Spain 1967-68. She completed her M.A. at UC Berkeley in Sculpture December 1970, working with Pete Voulkos, Bob Hudson, Russell Gordon, Pol Bury, Brian Wall, Jim Melchert, Harold Paris. She audited Bill Wiley's graduate seminar at UC Davis resulting in volleyball challenge game between Berkeley and Davis graduate sculpture program, held at Travis Airbase on eve of escalation in Vietnam, Berkeley winning. She began Mexican and Chicano Art History programs at Cabrillo College (1970) and Foothill College (1970-71), showed in first year of Galeria de La Raza shows 1970-71, Raza show Oakland Museum, Richmond Art Center, Mills college; ArtForum referenced her work as having a mordant relevance. She married Patt McDermid (1968), went to Carbondale Illinois, had a son, worked in University of Illinois M.F.A. program for studio space, creating large environments for outdoors. She performed the “Whither thou goest” dance with husband making art along the way. She had a daughter, went to China to teach world history, had a show and another daughter. She ended up doing interactive, installations that changed every 2 weeks, picked up arts council grants, one in local CA Dept. of Correction prison, taught inside for 5 years, moved to managing the program 1991-2004, (see Alumni magazine) currently out on disability due to state axing my job and other life transitions. She is looking to making more art in a happier place.
Diana Mitchell Schindler, B.A. 1966, is a co-founder of Model N, Inc., a 4-year old start-up enterprise software company located in Silicon Valley. She is married to David Schindler, MD, and lives in San Francisco. Their eldest son Joshua graduated from Stanford in 1993 with a B.A./BS in Greek Classics and Biology; he recently finished residency and a fellowship in Head and Neck surgery at The Johns Hopkins University and is currently a fellow in Voice Management at Vanderbilt University. Their second son Nathaniel holds a BS in Engineering from Dartmouth College and is currently employed by a start-up hedge fund.
Jermoe Silbergeld, B.A. 1966 (History), M.A. 1967 (History), Ph.D. 1974 in Art History, is the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princeton University and director of Princeton’s Tang Center for East Asian Art. He was previously the chair of Art History and director of the School of Art at the University of Washington (Seattle), where he taught for twenty-five years. Among his six book publications are Chinese Painting Style; Contradictions: Artistic Life, the Socialist State, and the Chinese Painter Li Huasheng; China Into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema, and Hitchcock With a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China's Moral Voice. He has also published more than thirty articles and encyclopedia entries on traditional and contemporary Chinese painting, architecture and gardens, and cinema and co-authored the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on Chinese art with former Stanford Professor Michael Sullivan.
Susan Sampsell Weller, B.A. 1966 in Art History. Her solo exhibition “Portali di Meditazione” opened May 28 to June 25, 2004 at La Corte Arte Contemporanea, via de' Coverelli, 27/r, Florence. Susan's group exhibitions include “Raposodia d'Autunno” October 26-November 3, 2003 at La Sala Espositiva di Piazza Matteotti, Castelnuovo Val de Cecina, Italy. Her work was also included as part of the Galleria Duomo, Verona, Italy, exhibit at the International Art Fair, Innsbruck, Austria, February 26-March 1, 2004. She maintains a studio in Verona, Italy as well as in Laguna Beach, CA.
Helena Weys Babb, B.A. 1967, is active in the membership of the Cantor Center (old Committee for Art at Stanford) helping to maintain the front desk in the museum and is active on the Study Groups Committee of the museum.
Louise Klingel Casselman, B.A. 1967, G.F.A., M.F.A., Yale 1970, is presently a designer in the Marketing Department, San Francisco Chronicle.
Pamela Hutchison Collett, B.A. 1967 in Art History and Modern Languages, had her post graduate studies Cornell University, M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, 1971 Peace nomad currently (past 8 years) working in education for peace and social justice in east Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda); previously worked in China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Australia, and Venezuela. She has two sons: Gabriel Collett (University of California Santa Cruz, History, 2000), Nathan Collett (Stanford, History and African Studies 2000). Nathan is an independent filmmaker working in east Africa; he is interested in making contact with other filmmakers working on cultural issues in Africa.
Marcia Cohn Growdon, B.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1976, continues to teach part-time at the University of Nevada, Reno and at the Nevada Museum of Art. At UNR, she is involved in an exciting project to take them out of the slide room and into digitized image databases. At the Nevada Museum of Art, where she is Director Emeritus, she continues to serve on the Trustee Collections Committee. They have seen a gratifying increase in donations of art in the year since the Museum moved into its stunning new Will Bruder designed building. The building received a number of laudatory architectural design reviews in the national press when it opened in May of 2003. If anyone is headed towards Tahoe and Reno, or parts east, give her a call or email. She'd be happy to give you a tour, or arrange a tour, of the Nevada Museum of Art. Information is online at www.nevadaart.org.
Sharon Hinckley, B.A. 1967 in Art History, now lives in La Jolla, CA where she has been for the past 20 years. She spent 5 years in Asia prior to moving here. During her art career, she has had two Museum Shows, one in San Jose, CA and the other in Taipei, Taiwan, and has written a book entitled, “Watercolor Basics: Painting Flowers” that was recently published by NorthLight books in 1999. She was also one of 10 authors to be selected for the recently published NorthLight book, “The Big Fat Book of Watercolor Basics”. In addition to her own work, she gives Watercolor classes and workshops.
Mary Carolyn Puckett (formerly Hayes), B.A. 1967, earned M.A. in Art Education from UNM in 1988 and received a teaching certificate at that time. She was an art teacher in Belen, New Mexico schools for two years. Currently, she is a Program Analyst with the Department of Energy.
Betsy Franco, B.A. studio art 1969, switched her creative energy from art to writing, but uses all the skills she learned as a painter to write picture books and children's poetry collections. Her editors say she has a strong visual sense, which is an asset when writing children's books! Her latest books are “Mathematickles!” and “Counting Our Way to the 100th Day”, both published by McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster. Also have three Candlewick Press anthologies written by teens. Her husband Doug, a 1970 Stanford grad, is helping women and children in Afghanistan. Her son James Franco is an actor, Tom is a sculptor (!) and Davy is at USC. Check out www.betsyfranco.com.
Ray Hess, B.A. 1969. In art studio, he has not done his art professionally. He enjoys creating watercolor landscapes, and he makes about one or two a year. Professionally, he is an Episcopal priest, and has been in Colorado Springs, CO for almost three years now. He and his wife Deborah moved from San Jose, CA where he served an Episcopal church in Santa Clara. He has wonderful mountain scenery to inspire his painting here in Colorado. There is an excellent Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, and he wants to get involved with it. The Watercolor Society here is also very active, and he would like to become an associate member (He doesn't paint enough to become a regular member). He would love to hear from other Stanford art grads that live in Colorado.
Sharon Olson, B.A. 1969 in Art History, has been in Palo Alto for most of the time, and since 1978 has been a librarian with the Palo Alto City Library, doing reference work and cataloging. She also purchases materials in the humanities, especially in the arts and literature. And she is a poet, involved in many activities with fellow local poets, including being emcee at a local art gallery (ART21) for a series of poetry readings with jazz accompaniment. Another artistic connection is that one of her poems is currently painted on a wall in Palo Alto - it is part of the Walgreen's mural on Middlefield Road.
Pamela Livingston Hames, B.A. 1951 major Art with a specialty in design. She does oil painting for her own pleasure and to give to family and friends. In her whole life, she has only sold two paintings. She has used her “art” training professionally in architectural drafting and landscape design. Her love and knowledge of plants has superceded her activities in painting and design. She spends two days a week doing plant propagation - one at The Huntington Library Botanical complex and the other at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. She also does weekly Ikebana flower arranging at the Gamble House in Pasadena.
Patrick Maveety, A.B. Art 1951, M.A. Art History 1975, is living in Palo Alto with his wife Darle (Hermann) Maveety (A.B. 1951, M.A. 1952.). He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1972 and returned to Stanford for graduate work. In 1978 he assumed the curatorship of Asian Art at what was then the Stanford University Museum of Art (now the Cantor Arts Center). He retired from that position in 2000 after 22 years and the curatorship was named in his honor upon that occasion.
Phyllis Floyd, B.A. 1952, is currently painting and exhibiting with Zeuxis (an association of still life painters) in group shows this summer at the Lori Bookstein Gallery and Kouros Gallery, both in Manhattan.
Ann Bernauer (Johnson), Art Minor 1953, is an exhibiting artist living and working in Marin County. In 1999, she completed a commission for artwork installed in office and conference space in the new Packard Electrical Engineering Building on the Stanford campus.
Ruth MacMahon Teleki, B.A. 1953 in Art History. Her professional history is as follows: 1957-64 - Publications Department and Education Department, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Film Department and Education Department, San Francisco Museum of Art. 1968-80 - Lecturer and School Program Coordinator, Houston Museum of Fine Arts. M.A.T. Degree from Rice University in 1994 leading to Middle and High School teaching in Fine Arts - concentration in survey classes in the History of Art as well as Art History classes for the history department relevant to the curriculum of the particular grade level. The spaces in between the years noted were spent in family life and bringing up 4 children.
Harry Powers, M.A. 1953, is Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University. He taught primarily sculpture and drawing. He is an active sculptor/painter and works each day in the studio. He has exhibited, conducted workshops, and served as Artist in Residence at Universities and art schools in Alaska, Australia, England, Ireland, and France. He has conducted 2 workshops for the International Sculpture Center. His work is in a large number of collections, both private and institutional. He was commissioned by the City of San Jose to do a large 8-foot bronze as a gift from San Jose to the City of Dublin, Ireland. It now stands in the entry lobby of the Dublin Administrative Office Building. His work often is referential to ancient history and to this day he can still hear the inspirational voice of Karl Birkemeyer, Stanford's splendid Professor of Art History in the early 50's. He is also grateful for the early support and encouragement of Professor Daniel Mendelowitz. Web site is www.harrypowers.com.
Lucia Durand, B.A. 1954, retired in 1995 from a chemical research position at Oregon State University. She organized and is now coordinating a “night life drawing session” at the university. Her paintings, primarily watercolor, pastels, and prints are showing locally throughout Oregon.
Jim Stockton, B.A. 1954, served in the U.S. Navy, in Tokyo, at the Stars and Stripes until the Fall of 1957, as an illustrator/graphic designer for Kaiser Industries, and then, established his own business as a graphic designer in San Francisco, and became almost exclusively a designer for the publishing industry nationwide, and retired in 1996. He served on the national Board of Directors of the American Institute of Graphic Arts as well as the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIGA. In addition, he jurored distinguished design competitions on the West Coast, New York and Boston. With the help of the Stanford Alumni Association, he started and was chairman of the Stanford Conference on Design. He has been happy to contribute back to Stanford and the Alumni Association in the spirit of thanks to his wonderful four years there as an undergraduate.
Mark Farmer, B.A. 1955, joined the California Art Club (founded 1909), the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Coastline Artists Association after moving to southern California from Marin County last year. Mark is continuing his landscape career, painting outdoors and indoors, and occasionally doing some portraiture. He was the featured artist at the Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, California, in the 1998 show, “Mt. Tam: Landscape and Spirit”.
Bob Kahn, B.A. 1955. After a long career in the insurance industry, he retired - or tried to. Now, he and his wife Sharon own and spend a lot of time at a cattle ranch in Northern Wyoming, he manages several real estate investments in the Bay Area and is starting to paint once again - it may be too late!
Jeanese Crist Rowell, B.A. 1955, is owner of Jeanese Rowell Design, an architectural design and building association in Palo Alto. Jeanese has a staff including her oldest daughter. The association specializes in new construction and extensive kitchen and Bath remodeling. Services include complete drafting, design and specification for any size residential or commercial project.
Nolinda (Lindy) Wells Westgard, B.A. 1955, later got her Art Ed certificate from Macalester College in St Paul, MN. She also attended Parsons in New York City and studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. When her husband retired from 3M in St Paul, they moved to Santa Rosa where she helped found and served as President of the Sonoma County Watercolor Society. It now has 175 members. In 1998, they moved back to Minnesota and spend most of their time in the Brainerd Lakes area. She founded Forest Rd Art Studio. For $120 a year, members can come to mat and frame their work, paint, collage, and do other arts. They also have art classes. Later this year, they will add to the building providing an additional classroom and an art gallery, featuring the works of local artists.
Karen Neubert, B.A. 1957, Fine Arts. As an art major at Stanford from 1953 to 1957, she was fortunate to study sculpture in Guadalajara, Mexico, on a summer exchange in 1954. After graduation, she attended Otis Art Institute and graduated with an MFA in painting in 1959. That year she exhibited at the Los Angeles County Art Museum. After another year of graduate study in painting with William Brice at UCLA, she worked designing ecclesiastical stained glass windows. In 1962 she exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum). In 1963, she began a long stint in art education, while maintaining her own studio. In 1977, she received a grant from the California Arts Council and became Artist-in-Residence at Pacific Oaks College and Children's School, Pasadena. With the help of several more grants, she created an open-air children's art studio and developed interdisciplinary, anti-bias curriculum for children and adults. The Children's Art Studio was presented as a case study in Landscapes For Learning, by Sharon Stine, and included in Kindergarten Architecture, by Mark Dudek.
Charles Field, B.A., 1958, is Professor Emeritus of Art, University of Texas at San Antonio. His exhibition, “The Landscape Paintings”, was held at the University Art Gallery in January - February 2004. As a Returning Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, he will be painting the Irish Coast in County Mayo, Spring 2005.
Elaine Mayes, B.A. 1958, taught film and photography for 33 years, retired from Chairing Department and Teaching at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts - 2001. She is now Professor Emeritus, and recently published a book called, It Happened In Monterey, about the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (www.montereypopphotos.com)
Recent Exhibition is Land and Culture In Hawaii, The Contemporary Museum,
Honolulu 2003-2004. She is currently living and doing photography and videotapes in both New York City and Brookings, Oregon.
Gertrude King Reagan, also known as Myrrh, B.A. 1958, was invited to show four pieces at the Blue Room Gallery in San Francisco in 2003. It featured art by members of YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology, and traveled afterward to the Krause Center of Innovation at Foothill College in 2004. She continues to produce acrylic paintings on four-foot-wide panels of Plexiglas that glow when lit from behind. She is also co-leader of a study group on patterns in nature and visual mathematics through YLEM.
Sharon Rufener, B.A. 1958, is retired. She was a designer of software products.
Bevery Ogden Sanchez, B.A. 1958, and has been grateful for the honor ever since. She has always been a supporter of the arts in the San Diego area where she has lived for 33 years, raised a family, (all 3 children graduated from Stanford: John 1981, Steven 1983, Anna 1986). Her art degree has served her well in my volunteer “career” as a docent for many years at two art institutions: The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum of Art.
Chatty Collier Eliason, A.B. 1959, researched and wrote about the History of the Bay Area Carousels in the 1970s, for the National Carousel Association's publication. Eliason now shows an American Quarter Horse at the national level, and fundraises for Stanford.
Claudia Andreasen Fetzer's, M.A. 1959, career began with technical illustration for Hewlett-Packard. This was followed by 40 years of interior design, professional membership in ASID and certification via California legislation for the profession. She presently sits on the Board of Directors of CCIDC, the certifying body. Retired from the business of interior design, Claudia has returned to the painting and drawing pursuits inspired and informed by her Stanford experience.
Natalie H. Lee, M.A.1959, assisted Rick Brettell on the book Monet to Moore: the Millennium Gift of the Sara Lee Corporation. Beginning in mid January, she will help with a catalogue for the Metropolitan on 19th century drawings from the Lehman collection.
Laurie W. Ells Benjamin Tull, B.A. 1959, worked as a substitute teacher in art and other subjects from 1962 until 1993 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Siskiyou County. She continues to paint, mostly for others now, doing mainly landscape and portraits. After her father, Edward C. Wells, died in 1986, she donated several of his landscape paintings to Stanford's engineering department and also to Willamette University.
Jean H. White, A.B. 1947, is living in Carmel, California. Her husband, H. Kenneth White, is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
Jack G. Morris, A.B. 1948 in Design. As a graduate, he submitted a ceramic piece that was published in Arts and Architecture Magazine in 1949; later in Interior Design and Life and still later in a book, Arts and Architecture, The Entenza Years. Taught art and theater set design in secondary schools, 1950 to 1976. Did sets for over thirty productions including OKLAHOMA, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, ROSEMARIE, CAROUSEL, DAMN YANKEES, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and many more. Later, he taught Architectural Drafting and Rendering to Interior Design Students at community colleges in Orange County in Southern California, worked as draftsman/craftsman for design firms and building contractors there as well. In 2001, at the age of 80, he published a memoir about a survival experience he had when he was shot down in The South Pacific during World War II. The book, “One Angel Left”, can be found on alumni author shelf in the new library at the alumni center as well as in the author section of the Student Book Store. The cover is from a watercolor by the author.
He continues to paint and help curate art shows at my new home in Santa Rosa, California. He lives in a community for oldsters called Spring Lake Village.
Clayton Rippey, B.A. 1948, M.A. 1949, taught at Bakersfield College from 1950 to 1980. He took a leave of absence to create Art Dept and teach for Maui Community College-1967/8. He purchased property on Orcas Island, Washington--1972. He retired in 1980 and moved to Kauai, and returned to live on Orcas Island, 1982. He moved from Orcas to Fidalgo Island (Anacortes), Washington 1990. He lost Marcia, wife of 56 years, in 2002, and got re-married to long-time family friend, Marion in 2003 and moved to Capistrano Beach, CA. During his career, he traveled most of the planet on painting trips. He has had over 90 one-man shows in several states, 6 European countries, and continues with an active life of travel and painting. He and Marion are presently looking forward to a Caribbean trip and later a second trip to New Zealand. He would like readers to know how much of an inspiration Dan Mendelowitz was to him, not only as a kind of "Mentor/Father", but in terms of his art career as well. All during the time he was in Bakersfield, he wanted to come up and see Mendelowitz from time to time just so he could let him know in person--but unfortunately, he never did, and have always regretted it.
Oil on canvas
Holbein, Hans the Younger (1497-1543)
Photo credit: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Acrylic and water-based oil
A film by Jamie Meltzer
Courtesy: Joshua Forney
Acrylic on Shaped Canvas