Squeak Carnwath draws upon the philosophical and mundane experiences of daily life in her paintings and prints, which can be identified by lush fields of color combined with text, patterns, and identifiable images. She has received numerous awards including the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Individual Artists from the Flintridge Foundation. Carnwath is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Carrie Nardello is a fine art painter living and working in her studio at Project Artaud, one of San Francisco's longest sustaining artist collectives. Originally from New York City, Nardello relocated to the west coast to attend the San Francisco Art Institute where she received a BFA in painting.
Nardello's work is bright, bold and spontaneously imaginative using a symbolic vocabulary to express a feeling or story. Everyday imagery like tables, chairs, beds, houses, fire, water and animals relay the narrative.
Although the work is often inspired by personal experiences it is communicated with this universal language as to engage the viewer to connect to their own story. With an intentionally childlike approach, Carrie seeks to capture the innocence and immediacy of the heart and move the viewer to relate intimately.
Carrie Nardello's paintings are in private collections across the United States and Europe. Her work is on view every spring and fall as part of Open Studios.
Most days, you'll find Joel and Jen Penner working from their home office where they run a multimedia company, called Newmediasoup. Creating engaging content is their focus when designing and developing a project for their clients. But some days, the ocean becomes their office, where they strive to capture the beauty of the undersea world through underwater photography. Whether shooting an assignment or just shooting for fun, they continue to focus on creating engaging content of their underwater subjects through video and stills. While Joel chooses to shoot mainly video, both DSLR and GoPro, he enjoys capturing reef scenics and large subjects in their habitats. Shooting mostly stills, Jen aims to share the beauty of the oceans with audiences everywhere, spreading the message for the need for ocean conservation to preserve our underwater world for the future generations.
To view more of their underwater photography, or to learn more about their company Newmediasoup, please visit their website
Jeff began working with clay over thirty five years ago, at
studios around West Los Angeles. Although he was always
devoted to ceramics, it was not until college that clay became
his career choice.
During his studies in political theory at UCBerkeley it became
clear to him that clay had chosen him more than he had
chosen clay. His realization that the only life he could justify
was as a ceramic artist was as surprising as it was certain. He
immediately reoriented his approach from functional to
sculptural and began to present his work seriously. He has
been gradually refining and evolving his work ever since.
Jeff Margolin's clay sculptures convey a strong personal style that reveals an engaging
and sensual aesthetic, often containing subtle philosophical statements. His pieces are
dynamic in nature and their sense of flow and movement is inspired by artists such as
Dali and Giger. There is a unique merging of textured and polished, transparent and
opaque, rounded and sharp, which makes for a destabilizing artistic message.
The sculptures are prominent in their space, while constantly altering it.
Jeff's unique touch is evident in each dimension of his art. His forms, carvings, and
finish combine to leave his inimitable signature.