Palos Verdes Art Center instructors are highly-qualified and have a wealth of experience. Many also teach at local colleges, and all are artists in their own right. They focus on the individual needs and interests of their students. In addition, children’s teachers (rather than relying on formulas that stress strict rules and copying) have special experience in bringing out children’s unique creativity.

Regina Argentin  

Regina Argentin (MA USM, BFA, Art Center College, AA Marymount) exhibits her work internationally, and currently runs a fine and decorative arts business creating custom murals, commissions and wall treatments. Her work is in the collections of Lee Iacocca, Neil Diamond, F. Lee Bailey, Citibank, the Four Seasons.

Nancy Backes   a certified Zentangle teacher, has been a member of the Artists Studio for 9 years, and has worked as an architectural draftsperson and renderer for various architectural firms in Honolulu. She also enjoys sketching historical sites and has had many commissions in Palos Verdes and Arizona.

Madeline Bartley  

Madeline Bartley (BFA, Murray State University) is currently working on her MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University.  She is a recipient of the Creative Opportunity Grant, is featured in Notations, and What’s Apparatus?  She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the U.S.A. and Australia.

Karen Bellone  

Karen Bellone (BFA, New York University, MFA as a director with the Actors Studio, New School for Social Research) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer earning many MTV, Billboard and VMA awards.  Her experimental films have garnered awards in film festivals from Sundance to Berlin. Her photographs have been exhibited in group and solo shows in both the U.S.A. and Europe.  Current projects are feature film, POE, A Metaphysical Love Story, a multi-media installation, America Time Moving & Storage and a photography exhibition, Transfiguration.

Robin Bott  

Robin Bott has taught children's art in several area schools and been included in numerous exhibitions.

Paul Brayton   (BFA Pitzer College), owns and operates Brayton Glass Designs, producing high quality glass works that are displayed in galleries and private collections worldwide. He also teaches glass blowing at both Palos Verdes and Peninsula High Schools.

Cesar Cabrera-Contreras  

Cesar Cabrera-Contreras (BA, Cal State Long Beach) is an art instructor in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Karen Carrie   Karen Carrie (BA, Art Education, Millersville University) has taught art for over 20 years in a variety of settings from traditional art studios and fine arts museums to a campsite on a Shenandoah mountainside.

Caryl Christian Levy   (BFA, University of Iowa/University of Nebraska, MPAS, USC Roski School of Fine Arts) taught and directed programs in studio fine arts and public art. She maintains a working fine art studio in historic Los Angeles Chinatown concentrating on printmaking and painting. Her monotypes and paintings have been exhibited internationally including in the new artist-residency in large format monotypes in Venice, Italy and solo shows in Los Angeles this year. Her website highlights recent exhibitions.

Lauren Clapp  

Loren Clapp, (AB, painting, sculpture, & graphic arts, UCLA; MFA, painting, Pratt Institute, NY) is a local artist and member of the California Art Club and former CEO Graphic Arts Coordinator for L.A. County. He has drawn from the figure for over 43 years.

Loren Clapp  

Loren Clapp, (AB, painting, sculpture, & graphic arts, UCLA; MFA, painting, Pratt Institute, NY) is a local artist and member of the California Art Club and former CEO Graphic Arts Coordinator for L.A. County. He has drawn from the figure for over 43 years.

Annie Clavel   (MS, Université de Paris, France) formerly a mathematics teacher, now gallery director and abstract painter, teaches drawing and painting in Long Beach, CA.

Roxanne Coble  

Roxanne Coble (BA, Art History, UCLA; MFA in progress, Academy of Art University).  Roxanne is a mixed media artist and illustrator, based in Los Angeles.  Currently she is working as both an artist and art educator - teaching private workshops and retreats in abstract painting and mixed media art journaling.  Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Journal Magazine and more recently as a guest artist on the new PBS television show Make It

Sheri Delgado  

Sheri E. Delgado (BFA, Illustration, Single Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Long Beach) is an artist and public, middle school art teacher. She has also taught and run a Montessori art program for 2-9 year olds and worked as a private tutor.

Andrea Denniston  

Andrea Denniston (BFA, West Virginia University), is featured in the February 2016 issue of Ceramics Monthly.  During her studies she researched traditional Chinese porcelain in Jingdezhen, China.  She was a studio assistant to potter Silvie Granatelli and is currently in the MFA program at Syracuse University.

Gerard Dislaire   (Studio Berçot, Paris, France) has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years. In France, he worked for Chantal Thomass as a designer, creating apparel and accessories, sourcing exclusive fabrics and prints, and styling fashion shows. In Brussels and New York, he was responsible for the creation and marketing of denim fabrics through innovative weaving and dyeing techniques. For the following 10 years, he worked at Juicy Couture in Los Angeles, most recently as VP of Design Operations, leading various creative teams, and establishing internal processes related to design. Gerard currently teaches fashion design at Woodbury University in Burbank, Ca.

Frank Eber   Frank Eber was raised in Europe and mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994-95. In the '80s and '90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator and as a portrait artist by commission. His love for travel has given him prime opportunities to paint: he lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. He has also painted in California and other parts of the United States.

Frank is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor West. He is also an Artist member by the prestigious California Art Club

Frank is increasingly in demand as a judge and juror. He conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international levels. He teaches classes, both in-studio and en plein air. Please see Workshops/Demos for current offerings, and contact him for more information and scheduling. A selection of original work and high-quality giclée prints are available at He lives in California.

Frank Eber   Frank Eber is an award winning artist, signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA), grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Cesaro.

Brent Michael Erickson  

Brent Michael Erickson (BFA, The University of Minnesota, Duluth) is currently working on his MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University.  His exhibitions include Over and Over (914 Works, Syracuse, NY), Structure (Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ), From the Nest (Duluth Arts Institute – John Steffl Gallery, Duluth, MN), and North of the 45th Parallel (DeVos Museum of Art, Marquette, MI). He was recently awarded a scholarship after completing a printmaking residency in Puebla, Mexico by the Arquetopia Foundation for the Arts for his research into marble lithography.

Bernard Fallon  

Bernard Fallon (BA, Liverpool College of Art; Leicester University School of Photography) a member of the California Art Club, and founding member of the Pastel Society of Southern California, teaches oil, plein air landscape painting and photography.

Jeffrey fan   (BFA, illustration, Rhode Island School of Design) specializes in teaching drawing and painting from observation.  He has exhibited in Los Angeles and Providence and has work in private international collections.

Alex Fridrich   Alex Fridrich (BFA, Printmaking, California State University Long Beach) is a printmaker and bookbinder living in Long Beach. She co-founded the Collective Print Studio at the Long Beach Art Exchange, where she is currently a studio artist. She exhibits and teaches printmaking classes throughout the Los Angeles area    

Curtis Green   Personal identities, history as a continuum and how a life or an object can create an impression of legacy.  These are ideas I consider while making work that is aesthetically based on the standard model of western European art history.

Mark Griswold  

Mark Griswold (BA, Arts Education, Cal State Long Beach) currently teaches high school studio art, has also worked as a video camera operator winning two Emmy awards.

Andrew Haldeman  

Andrew Haldeman (Certificate, California Institute of the Arts) has worked as an animator on films, video games and commercials including An American Tale, Hook, Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

Michael Harnish  

Michael Harnish (MFA Laguna College of Art &Design) is a full time practicing artist in Los Angeles. He also teaches and exhibits regionally. His work converges his traditional education with contemporary themes.

Judith Jacques  

Judith Jacques (BA, Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verde) is a professional teacher and behavior therapist working with special needs children.  Ceramic background from Florida Institute of Technology, Manhattan Beach Ceramics, and PV Art Center. 

CJ Jilek   Cj Jilek grew up outside of the Chicago area and found she had a few great loves: ceramics, travel, and the natural world. Cj earned her undergraduate degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Afterwards she spent her time traveling and developing her ceramics. Cj moved to Northern California to wood fire where she created vessel forms, exploring the wood fire surface in conjunction with textures representative of the natural world.

Cj continued her travels through California and relocated to Santa Barbara where she taught ceramics for ten years with children and adults. Cj loves teaching ceramics for the opportunity it allows for a tactile experience as well as conceptual design. Cj’s background with ceramics as an art therapy medium allows her a perspective for teaching clay processes which benefits all her students.

While living in Southern California she traveled the western United States. Exploring from the sea to the deserts and all the mountains and flora between. Looking for a new direction in her art, Cj took a short-term residency at the Mendocino Arts Center, leading to her renewed interest in graduate studies. Utah State University provided her with the opportunity to study and travel; studying abroad in Australia and South Korea. She completed her MFA degree in 2010, after which Cj traveled to Poland to work in the traditional ceramic factories of Boleslawiec. Upon her return she has continued teaching for her community in the mountains of Colorado. After Cj’s love affair with snow ended she relocated to North Fremantle, Western Australia as the program coordinator for The Clay House a community ceramics studio. Teaching workshops across Australia, Cj has managed to create a nomadic lifestyle in her ceramics career and is always looking for her next workshop opportunity. Upon her return to the US she has joined the team at AMOCA Ceramics Studio.

Morgan Kari  

Morgan Kari (BFA, University of Washington) worked as a fashion illustrator and fine artist from many years.  She has extensive teaching experience and has been the featured speaker for many organizations. 

Kim Kei   (BFA San Francisco Art Institute) is an artist whose personal work exists somewhere between representation and abstraction, but is fundamentally about the body. Studying the figure and working life has remained a constant feature in her practice as an artist.

Young Kim  

Young Kim, a largely self-taught artist, likes the flexibility and spontaneity of silk painting.

Laurel Koss  

Laurel Koss (BA Temple University, Philadelphia ) is a freelance artist who teaches adults and children throughout the Los Angeles area.

Olga Krimon  

Olga Krimon (MBA, University of Southern CA, BA, Davidson College, NC) is a Russian-born and initially Russian-trained classical artist working in oils (alla prima), watercolor, charcoal and graphite.  Her figurative/portrait and still life oil paintings have been recognized by the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and American Impressionist Society.  Olga is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA).  Her works and selected exhibitions can be viewed at

Roy Kunisake   (Cal State, Long Beach) describes his wheel-thrown porcelain vessels as “fine crafted pottery inspired by nature, cycles of aquatic ecosystems, Japanese ethnicity and California life style.” A native of Japan, he has lived in California most of his life.  He says: “When I go to Japan to visit my family, I go to the pottery villages to absorb what the potters are creating. And usually I bring back small pieces and tons of ideas for my future projects, taking small steps toward crossing bridges of ceramic art.”
    At the Palos Verdes Art Center, he teaches both hand-building and wheel-thrown ceramics to adults and wheel-throwing to youth, ages 10 and up.

Oskar Laffont  

Oskar Laffont (graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London) is an award winning artist/filmmaker with solo and group shows in Europe, his native Mexico and the United States where he currently resides. He describes his painting style as "Magic Realism", where pop symbolism, surreal narratives and religious iconography all coincide in familiar landscapes.

Carolyn LaLiberte   (BFA Ceramics, Cal State, Long Beach) is a ceramic artist who focuses mainly on the human figure.  She has traveled extensively taking workshops and teaching and has received numerous awards for her work.

Gloria Lee   Gloria D. Lee (BA, University of Iowa) has spent 53 years teaching academic subjects, as well as speech, drama, painting and printmaking.  She has served on the board of the National Watercolor Society and been a juror and demonstrator for numerous art organizations.  Currently teaching in the adult division of LAUSD, Ms. Lee was honored as “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” in 2005.

Sunyoung Lee  

Caryl Levy  

Caryl Christian Levy, (BFA University of Iowa/University of Nebraska, MPAS USC Roski School of Fine Arts) taught and directed programs in studio fine arts and public art in the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Currently, Caryl’s fine art studio in Historic Los Angeles Chinatown concentrates on printmaking and painting with her large format monotypes and paintings exhibiting internationally in Venice, Italy and Jerusalem and Singapore with several solo shows in Los Angeles this year. Her website highlights recent exhibitions -

Sam Lopez  

Sam Lopez (BA, in Applied Design, San Diego State University) expects to receive his MFA in Ceramics in the Spring of 2017. His work is currently focused on abstracting the beauty of nature into tangible objects that provide a positive emotional and tactile response. Sam also teaches and assists workshops at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the mountains of Idyllwild, CA. 

Lord Mark   Mark Lord  (BA Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Program) has worked 20 years as a professional screenwriter with all the major Hollywood studios and  notable Hollywood luminaries such as Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe.  His photography has appeared in numerous publications and gallery exhibitions

Nguyen Ly  

Nguyen Ly (MFA in Printmaking, Drawing and Painting, Cal State Fullerton) is a member of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective.

Tom Lynch   Tom Lynch has been teaching workshops internationally for over 25 years. He has exhibited in Paris and across the U.S., been the featured artist at four U.S. Opens and numerous PGA tournaments, author of five books and host of five successful PBS TV series on watercolor.

Kath Macaulay   Kath Macaulay (B.S. Oregon State University) teaches her Pocket Sketching workshops all over the country.  Her work has been exhibited in national shows as well as in Mexico via the U.S State Department.

Marsha Mack   Marsha Mack (MFA, Syracuse University; BFA San Francisco State University) works in various media including ceramic, fiber, and performance. She was recently a Syracuse University Turner Semester Resident, and is currently living and working in San Pedro as a Ginsburg-Klaus Post-MFA Engagement Fellow

Erin Manning  

Erin Manning (BA Loyola Marymount University), spent several years working as a commercial, portrait, and stock photographer.  She is a member of the American Photographic Artists, Women in Photography International, and the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group, whose purpose is dedicated to advancing the art and science of digital imaging.

Chitra Martin  

Chitra Martin Moving to Los Angeles, from Mumbai a few years ago, Chitra carries an indelible imprint of ancient India within her soul. With post graduate diplomas in Indian Aesthetics and Tourism, she finds herself constantly exploring every aspect of Indian art, from its textiles, painting, motifs, jewelry design, color, shape, iconography and spiritualism. Her unquenchable thirst for the depth of meaning in all art forms and a universal interconnectedness between cultures drives her to continuous research and study of all things Indian. 

Luisa McHugh   Louisa McHugh (BA, Columbia College. Also studied at California College of Arts and Crafts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Otis College of Art and Design) A local award winning watercolor artist with a background in cinematography.

Frank Minuto   (Chouinard Institute of Art; Otis Institute of Art; University of London) has work in numerous collections and also does art restoration.

Martina Mirkovich   (MA in art history CSULA) is an art historian and gallery owner based in San Pedro, California. She has recently taught courses at both CSULA and El Camino College.

Miguel Montana  

Miguel Montana (BA University of Texas/ Universidad Iberoamericana de la Ciudad de México/ Escuela Superior de Danza Ciudad de Chihuahua )  A Performing/Visual  artist with over 15 years of experience teaching Fine Arts and choreographing successful dance companies in México, the State of Texas, and California.  He is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship awarded by the U.S. Department of State.

EvaMarie Morris  

EvaMarie Morris (BA, University of California, Irvine) currently teaches Art History at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.   

Jim Murray   (MFA, Painting, Art Center College of Design) is an artist, educator and former gallery director.

Jan Napolitan   who has studied through classes and workshops with some of the best ceramicists in the country, has been a studio potter for over 35 years.

Warren Neil  

Warden Neil is a celebrity costume designer with 8 Emmy award nominations.  He has worked with Robert Zemekis, Joel Silver, Richard Donner, Walter Hill, William Freidkin, John Frankenheimer and Tom Hanks. 

John Nelson  

Shoran Ohba   (BA, Irvine Valley College, SUNY Plattsburgh; academy credential Japan Calligraphy Academy (Nippon Shodo Geijutuin) in Tokyo) was born in Japan, but educated in Australia and the U.S. She studied under the supervision of renowned calligraphy master Chise Ohishi, and opened a calligraphy school in Shizuoka. Shoran is currently visiting California with the Cultural Exchange Artist program.

Kjersti Onderdonk   a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, has been practicing yoga for over ten years. She appreciates the simple postures most and enjoys the stillness cultivated within these poses.

Oskar Laffont   Oskar Laffont (graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London) is an award winning artist/filmmaker with solo and group shows in Europe, his native Mexico and the United States where he currently resides. He describes his painting style as "Magic Realism", where pop symbolism, surreal narratives and religious iconography all coincide in familiar landscapes.

Dael Patton   (BA, MA, Painting, Cal State, Los Angeles) has taught at LaVerne University and in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has won awards and exhibited in many juried shows and private collections.

Lerri Peterson   teaches art to adults and focuses her own painting on animals and nature. She is a member of The Artists’ Studio.

MIchael Powe  

Michael Powe (MFA Wayne State University, MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art) is a graphic designer who currently teaches at Marymount California University, he has also taught at El Camino College, Pasadena City College, Harbor College, North Dakota State University and University of South Dakota.  He has exhibited extensively, is the recipient of several awards and is affiliated with the International Printing Museum.

Rodolfo Rivedemar   To date Rodolfo Rivademar has taken part in over sixty exhibitions, including many one-man shows, and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. His paintings form part of many collections both here and abroad, and have been reproduced in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Review, Art and Antiques Magazine, as well as in numerous catalogs. His work has also been pictured in the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Breeze, Orange County Register, ArtTalk and many other publications.

Christopher Rowland   (MFA, Otis College of Art & Design) is an exhibiting fine artist and filmmaker, currently teaching painting and video production at Otis. He is the 2009 PVAC Trustees Award winner and 2003 Artist Residency in Skopje, Macedonia.

Maja Ruznic   Maja Ruznic (MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco; BA, University of California, Berkley) was born in Bosnia Herzegovina in 1983. She came to the United States as a refugee in 1992 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.  She has over six years of teaching experience.

Adrian Sandstrom   (BA, Buena Vista University) teaches ceramics, works as a gallery assistant, and has supervised a large-scale production studio and exhibits throughout California.

Alex Schaefer  

Alex Schaefer (BFA Illustration/Painting Art Center College of Design) is an artist living in Los Angeles. Recognized around the world as a top plein air painter and instructor, he has taught college level foundation painting and made color theory fascinating for 14 years.

Solmaz Shams  

Katherine Sheehan  

Katherine Sheehan (MFA, Arizona State University, BFA, San Francisco Art Institute)

has taught printmaking, drawing, painting, and design classes at many colleges and universities since 2000. She currently teaches printmaking and drawing at El Camino College.

Kimberly Shelton  

Kimberly Shelton (MA in Art History from Cal-State, Long Beach), specializing in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art is currently a docent at the Getty Center.

Casey Sheppard  

Born and raised in the vast cornfields of Nebraska but spen

ding most of her life traveling

and living in cities or places all about, Sheppards talents, like her life are diverse, unique

and strong. Shes an award winning metalsmith/jeweler whos raw, organic yet primitive

works using PVC Pipe, leather, rusted metal and other materials has

 caught the worlds eye. 

She has exhibited nationally and worldwide at galleries suc

h as Ted Casablancas in Palm Springs, CA and at A CASA Museum of Brazilian Object in S

an Paulo Brazil.  Her jewelry has also been featured in American Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, Behind the Brooch Book and Crafthaus. 

has also been featured in American Craft Magazine, Art Jew
elry Magazine, Behind the
Brooch Book and Crafthaus.

Steve Shriver   is a professional artist who specializes in large scale paintings and ornamental panels. He recently completed a public mural in Hermosa Beach and a large painting for the San Pedro Brewing Company.

Jennifer Siegal   (Otis College of Art and Design; Florence Academy of Fine Art) has been sculpting, painting and teaching for over 10 years.

Karen Silton   has been a full-time professional ceramist, fine art mosaicist and educator for the last twenty years.

Edgar Silva   (BFA, Art Center College of Design) is a fine art painter who exhibits his work throughout Los Angeles and currently teaches at Art Center College of Design, Laguna College of Art & Design, Gnomon School of Visual Effects and 3Kickstudio.


Jeff Stellges   head of the ceramics department at the Art Center for over 17 years, has been involved in ceramics for over 30 years.

Jennifer Stillwell   (BFA, California Institute of the Arts) has taught animation and storyboards at Cal Arts and Mt. San Antonio College and has worked on numerous projects.

Vicki Szamborski   has studied art all over the world and has been making jewelry for about fifteen years using fabrication, beading, found object assemblage and PMC.

Dewey Tafoya   (BA, UCLA) conducts youth and adult screen printing workshops throughout L.A. has been the artist in residence at Self-Help Graphics and recently exhibited at LACMA as part of the exhibition, Futbol: The Beautiful Game.

Mark Tahbo   is known as one of the finest Hopi potters today. Born and raised on the Hopi Reservation, First Mesa, Mark learned the art from his great grandmother, Grace Chapella. Mark’s distinctive pots have been exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries. Among the many top awards he has earned at the Santa Fe Indian Market, is the prestigious, Helen Naha Memorial Award for Excellence in Hopi Pottery, which he earned three consecutive years. Mark has been profiled in various publications including Native Peoples Magazine, and is included in numerous books and articles on Pueblo pottery.

Mina Tang Kan  

Mina Tang Kan, is a long time teacher at Long Beach State and El Camino College.

Barbara Teller Ornelas   is best known for her Navajo “tapestry” weavings (95–120 weft threads per inch). She has set several records with her weavings: she has won Best of Show at the Santa Fe Indian Market twice; she established a new record in 1987 by selling a weaving for $60,000 that she and her sister Rosann Lee made; and she has woven the largest tapestry-style Navajo weaving on record. Barbara is a fifth generation weaver who was raised near Two Grey Hills on the Navajo Reservation where her father was a trader. She has been featured in National Geographic, Business Week, Americana and Native Peoples Magazines, as well as numerous books. She has won dozens of awards, and has demonstrated and lectured at museums and institutions across the country and recently did a cultural exchange with the Peruvian weavers in Peru at the request of the US State Department.

Lynda Teller Pete   began weaving at age 6 and won her first major award at age 12 at the Gallup Ceremonial. She has gone on to win numerous awards for her weaving; recently winning the Best of Classification for Textiles at the prestigious 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market. Lynda collaborates with museums, schools and other art venues in Colorado and around the country to teach the public about Navajo weaving. She is also known as an accomplished beadwork artist and has won many awards for this work as well.

Stephanie Trueman  

Stephanie Trueman (Santa Monica College) is the owner/designer of her own high-end jewelry line.

Tziporah Salamon  

Tziporah Salamon

 is a Model/Fashion Consultant/Artist/Actress/raconteuse

Bill Ungar   (BS Industrial Design, CSU, Long Beach) a career industrial designer and design instructor, with over 25 years experience designing and developing scuba diving equipment, sporting goods, medical equipment, and hand held devices, is a strong advocate of project based design curriculum to engage students, teach problem solving, and foster creativity.



Shanti Vina   Shanti Vina  (BA UCLA) also known as Erin Mcgurk, is owner of Shanti Vina Yoga and has over 17 years of experience.  She is trained in mindfulness meditation, breathing, yoga and performance art.

Arlene Weinstock  

Arlene Weinstock (BFA, Boston University) holds Signature (CPSA) and Experimental Signature (CPX) status in the Colored Pencil Society of America and has been in juried shows throughout the country.

John White  

Born and raised in Southern California, John t studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena before working at a number of design and advertising firms in Los Angeles. He opened his own creative agency in 1989. He has won numerous awards and his work is included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He teaches at Otis College of Art and Design, where he also heads up the advertising program.

James Wisnowski   (American Academy of Art) has taught his philosophy of painting at national and international workshops.

David Wolfram   David Wolfram (BA Art Center College of Design) is a plein air painter, working in oils and pastels.

Virginia Wyper   a member of Women Painters West, Los Angeles Printmaking Society and South Bay Watercolor Society, has won many awards for her prints.

Suzanne Young   has had numerous one woman shows in San Francisco.  Originally a traditional watercolorist, she moved into representational work and now specializes in abstract art.

Lawrence Yun  

Lawrence Yun (M.F.A., CSU, Long Beach) is an artist and a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at CSU, Fullerton where he teaches watercolor, pencil rendering, and illustration since 2001.

Known for his virtuoso watercolor paintings, Yun has shown extensively including reputable Bergamot Station’s Schomburg Gallery at Santa Monica, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles International Airport, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG). His work is represented in numerous permanent collections, including Sony Pictures, The Franklin Mint, Terranea Resort and Brand Library and Art Center. His work can also be seen in the media, including Luck (HBO), The Guardian (CBS), Eli Stone (ABC), Knight Rider (NBC), Monk (USA Network), Daddy Day Care (Columbia Pictures), Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures), and Transformers (DreamWorks).



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