Suda House is a photographer of national and international reputation living and working in San Diego. She is currently a professor of art and photography at Grossmont College. She has served on the Board of the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies and is a trustee with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Presently she co-chairs the Visual Learning— Education Committee for MOPA. Ms. House received her BFA from the University of Southern California in 1973 and her MA from California State University, Fullerton in 1976. She was a 1980 recipient of a NEA Emerging Fellowship, and she has written extensively about photography, including her 1981 Amphoto imprint, Artistic Photographic Processes. During the past 40 years, her photographs have been widely exhibited. In 1993, her earlier work was included in a retrospective of artists and photographers working in Los Angeles during the 1960s to 1980s entitled Proof, which was recently showcased in Aperture magazine’s “Los Angeles.” In 1983, Suda was one of six California photographers selected by former MOPA director Arthur Ollman to use the Polaroid 20x24 camera in the galleries of the Museum. From 2013 to 2018, she collaborated with fellow photographers from Los Angeles in the Museum Project by donating a select group of her Aqueous Myths series to over 60 museum collections throughout the United States; six images from the series were added to MOPA’s collection in 2017. Represented by dnj Gallery in Santa Monica since 2011, Suda’s work was in the gallery’s Then and Now exhibition, which was part of the year long Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA 1945–1980 initiative. Her most recent series, Women Bleed, was shown in a solo show at dnj in October 2018, with proceeds from the exhibition donated to Days for Girls, an international charity helping young girls stay in school. http://sudahouse.com and http://www.dnjgallery.net/artist_shouse.html
Kevin Inman was born in Honolulu and grew up on military bases around the United States and in Japan. He was educated at the University of Virginia and the University of Valencia, Spain, and has an MFA in painting from Radford University. Formerly an abstract painter, he currently works primarily on plein air cityscape. http://TheMovingCastle.com
Pat Kelly is an accomplished and versatile artist known for her large-scale floral paintings in oils. Proficient in plein air, landscape and still life, she is especially admired as a colorist and for her color theory workshops. A dedicated and experienced painting instructor, her teaching method includes elements of art history, classical painting technique, and color theory. Pat received a BA in visual art from UCSD and currently maintains a studio in Ramona. She teaches painting classes and workshops at the Athenaeum and The Art Center in Ramona and is represented by Santa Ysabel Art Gallery. More information is available at her website: www.patkellystudio.com
Victoria Kibildis is a freelance calligrapher who has been teaching calligraphy classes to students of all ages for over 10 years. She has attended many workshops, classes, and a year-long course in calligraphy studying various broad-pen lettering styles, gilding, and brush lettering. She is a certified tutor in Sull's American Cursive Handwriting System. Her work has been juried and exhibited at the Naples Art Museum and exhibited at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Bowers Museum, and other venues. Favorite quotation (by Professor Hermann Zapf, keynote speaker at "Letterforum" the 15th International Conference of Lettering Artists at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1995): "All the beautiful letters are in the bottle of ink waiting for you to pull them out." http://www.QuillsandLetters.com
Suzanne LaFrance is a San Diego–based artist working in ceramics for over 40 years, specializing in nonfunctional, sculptural ceramics with an emphasis on hand-building and slab construction. Her extensive ceramic studies include advanced techniques in glazing, glaze formulation, and kiln firing. She is currently studying porcelain and china painting with internationally recognized artist Nancy Benedetti. Having studied figurative sculpture for many years with SDSU professor Jess Dominguez, she has extensive experience in foundry work, casting and pouring bronze and aluminum. And, following in the footsteps of her aircraft-building father, she is an accomplished welder. Her works reflect her love of using method and material to create meaningful art.
Morgan Miller III is a fifth-generation San Diegan from Point Loma. He is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, with a BFA in illustration. Along with Sibyl Rubottom, he organizes, sets up, and runs the Athenaeum’s Print Studio in Logan Heights. His work there includes teaching printmaking, typesetting for letterpress, linoleum block prints, and other forms of printmaking. He maintains the presses and prints various projects for the Athenaeum, as well as continuing his own art practice. Morgan appreciates the process of printmaking because of his background in illustration. With the letterpress you can connect words with pictures and print multiple copies. This makes printmaking the perfect choice for someone with a background in drawing, painting, and graphic design. It is a great way to create a handmade image with type. Creating with letterpress invokes the feeling that each print is a work of art in itself.
April Mitchell is a native San Diegan and third generation art teacher. She graduated with a degree in graphic design from San Diego City College, where she was selected best artist in the Illustration category of the 2013 AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Student Portfolio Review. Since 2010, she has privately tutored art students, and taught at Pachis and Bravo School of the Arts in Liberty Station.