uses 2D and 3D digital drawing/ painting, high-format scanning, and photography to create lustrous and evocative archival ultra-chrome or canvas fine-art prints. Educated in Massachusetts and California, her work—centering on themes of life-death dichotomies, time-based illusions, and humanistic themes—has been displayed at numerous galleries on each coast. Philosophically, she is committed to exploring the breadth and depth of multimedia technologies in the service of fine art. She is also a seasoned web-design and graphics freelance professional. www.judithallenfineart.com
archival inkjet print on watercolor
has been a photographer since she was given her first Kodak Instamatic. She currently travels the world to savour the colors of India and Morocco, find the shadows of Paris, capture the smiles in Tokyo and Bogota. Her current focus is portrait photography often taken on the street, at a festival or on the road.
was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has lived in Berkeley since 2008. She holds a BA in Communication and Advertising, and is currently dedicated to Digital Art. Her work reflects her remarkable ability to develop unique images from multiple elements, using a variety of resources and media. She creates vibrant and touching art based on her perception of commonly unnoticed details. Sarita enthusiastically describes herself as an experimental artist, constantly looking for new sources of inspiration and the techniques to express them.
is a photographer and digital artist living and working in Richmond California. She has taken courses at BCC since 2011. She works as a kindergarten teacher in Richmond and is married with two grown sons. Her work explores themes of transformation and spiritual awakening.
Currently I am studying digital photography at Berkeley City College. My intent is to preserve moments of humanity, through images immobilized by my camera’s shutter, at that 500th of a second, capturing their uniqueness, movements, social interactions, feelings, dynamisms, gestures, facial expressions, their styles of dress, whether it be on the street, or in buses, streetcars, or cafe’s, so as to give the contemporary viewer or the viewer of fifty or one-hundred years from now, my interpretation of that moment, transfixed in time, assisting the viewer in engaging with my subjects, allowing the viewer to enter and explore the frozen, inanimate world, of the image transmuted into a visual time machine into the past, and in so doing, deepening, the viewer’s understanding of my subjects’ lives at that moment in time, and in the context of all of the social, political, and economic contradictions that engulfs them.
is a Berkeley based artist who was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Holding a BS in economics and international business, she worked as a finance professional for many years before devoting herself to her art. In the early stages of her artistic development, Yuksel experimented with various media including silkscreen printing and painting. Today, she primarily is interested in photography and digital printmaking. Heavily influenced by the natural environment, Yuksel creates artwork ranging from landscape photography to abstract digital composites. Yuksel has participated in numerous exhibitions; her work has been chosen in state and nationwide photography competitions and shown widely in many galleries and museums.
I make art because it helps me make sense of the complexities and contradictions of the culture I live in. There is nothing that I want to do more than make my art, unless, it be to open the eyes of others to the processes and joys of their own creative lives- thus my love of the teaching of art. For more than 12 years I worked as an art teacher/ administrator in the Arts in Corrections program in the California prison system. While never an art therapist, I helped men and women prisoners find their broken self-images. For a few hours every week they were able to see themselves as thoughtful, responsible, self-motivated humans capable of being better humans. And sometimes they succeeded. The project (of which “Exempt” is one page) is an extension of that experience – to study the power of images for good and for bad. To spot the negative assumptions. To work for something better.
In the seventies and eighties I helped establish Abstract Illusionism, one of the earliest examples of Post-Modernism, working with tromp l’oeil techniques and the history of abstraction from geometric to action painting. During the nineties I dropped illusion from the equation and concentrated on formal abstraction. Focusing on (real) surface textures and process painting, I was concerned with the sensual experience of an elegantly painted surface at an intimate scale. Since 2000 I have been working with advanced computer generated imaging techniques, synthesizing my previous painting experience into a new medium that offers greater possibilities for image making and personal expression. Finally, as an artist my work (life) has been an attempt to reconcile the transcendental values of the 19th century with the existential realities of the 20th, and to create an authentic self, one with a personal history that would correct and replace the bankrupt history of public events.
My artwork has evolved from photography through the use of Photoshop to the addition of drawn and distorted elements. Originally attracted to architectural elements, my goal became the use of isolated details of objects to make balanced compositions. The piece included here came from a trip to St. Gaudens’ New Hampshire hideaway and is the result of photographic images taken at that time, some of which are distorted for effect.
Homage to St. Gaudens
digital archival print
focuses on people who are tired, both before work and after work. His project uses graphics and photography to express how the American workforce often requires people to work more and more for less and less. This is expressed in unions being dismantled, or jobs sent to the Pacific Rim and elsewhere. Also, many jobs don’t provide healthcare because they are part-time or even full-time. People often work two jobs to make ends meet. With “Two Jobs” I used a triptych format to show in part the tired universal man, and in the second part how he gets so little for his money. This is equally true for women if not more. Artists that capture social defeat or angst are my inspiration for this project.
digital archival print
fVerona Fonté is currently President of the BCC Digital Arts Collective. She has lived in Berkeley, California for 35 years; and is President of Iris Arts & Educational Group; an organization which has the mission to produce and support socially relevant media, educational and artistic projects. Her work is mostly in digital media: printmaking, video, graphic design, website design; although she also paints and draws. Her inspiration comes from both nature and archetypal images. Her prints are usually multilayer compositions reflecting social issues that interspersed with symbolic references.
is a Canadian Multimedia artist of mixed blood heritage, who has a BFA, honors in graphic design, but has always had a love for all of the visual arts and is also a photographer and painter. Gagnon strongly believes in the healing potential of visual art, and her artistic creations reflect her deep love of nature, social justice and humanity. Committed to a medicine path for over 18 years, she works with Indigenous ceremonies, healing traditions and medicinal plants; this imagery and symbolism can be found throughout her work. Gagnon recently moved to the SF Bay area to further her creative interests and newfound exploration into digital art: “With digital photo composites, I am now experiencing a fusion of my design, painting and photography. Using digital technology, photographs and scanned objects, I am creating imagery that pushes the boundaries of my creativity and expands my artistic visions. My goal is to create images that are thought-provoking and further peace, healing and change in this world."
is a photographer and digital artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about photography and inspired by the endless possibilities of digital art. She strives to create art that evokes an emotional response from the viewer.
takes photographs of classic cars. Or, at least, at first glance that’s what the viewer might assume he does. However, on closer inspection, it becomes clear that while the classic (and sometimes not so classic) car is the predominant object in the pictorial field, it certainly isn’t the only subject. In fact, what Philip Hall does quite remarkably is use the classic car as a vehicle (pun intended) through which he can talk about highly sophisticated concepts in contemporary art and photography. Philip has a BFA from Cal Arts and has been working with images and light for 40 years.
Artist, Poet, Writer, Painter, Photographer… interested in things colorful and creative. “My relationship with the art world came about late in life, during a time when I was recovering from a serious back injury while at work. I used the pain I was experiencing as motivation to re-direct me towards a journey of creative possibilities. As I come to the end of my academic career, the promise of having a well-rounded life filled with colors, form, depth, artistic perception and other artistic elements has helped me to evolve and accept the inner beauty of my essence, which chasing the materialistic trappings of an assimilated lifestyle could never accomplish. Staying busy, creating art and giving positive reflections back into the universe…Living in the NOW moment is all that matters.”
has a BFA in Film Production from NYU and worked in the Bay Area for over 15 years as an IATSE assistant cameraman. Dabbling in still photography most of her life, she fell in love with panoramas after seeing an exhibition of Jerry Dantzic’s panoramic images at the MOMA many years ago. She rekindles this lasting passion by doing panoramic images of California landscapes and environs.
Yosemite Riverbank Reflections
digital archival print
is a San Francisco native who comes from three generations of photographers and has been taking and developing pictures for decades. Her photographic work extends from portraiture and fine art nudes to landscape and true representation of paintings and sculpture. Her current passion is making provocative still life images inspired by renaissance-era painters. She also shoots art for painters and sculptors and offers a variety of photography-related services such as Flickr sites, catalogs and art books.