2017 Young Alumni Invitational Exhibit

Location: HSU Third Street Gallery

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Duration: July 1 - September 3, 2017

Closing Reception: Saturday, September 2, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

This exhibition will re-feature the work from the 2017 HSU Art Graduates Exhibition. The public is invited to congratulate and view the work of art seniors. 

Gallery hours:

Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM


I will have two pieces in the exhibition showcasing my graphic design work; Honeycrisp and Collection of Logos*.

*Collection of Logos received first place for the HSU M. Wayne Knight Graphic Design Award. 

Artist Statement:

I'm a passionate Graphic Designer specializing in environmental and social design especially for organizations whose efforts holistically benefit the planet.

My devotion for minimalism extends through my personal art into my work. In both, I often design utilizing negative space and monotone color palettes. Every form whether it is typography or imagery is intentionally created and placed to best communicate the message of the design. A clean design allows for the viewer to quickly understand the essential information of the piece.

Before I create anything digitally, I quickly sketch various ideas first. This method allows me to get an idea of the basic framework for the design whether it is something as small as a logo or as large as a website. I have had the privilege of working alongside inspirational people whose daily actions change the world for the better. My clients have consisted of small eco-conscience businesses, local businesses, and non-profits centered on the arts, education, and the environment. I strive to use my skills to make positive differences in the world, which is why I design with the environment, humanity, and ethics in mind.

2017 Monster Drawing Rally

Location: Armory Center for the Arts 

145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Date: Sunday, August 13, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See artwork being created by 100 artists in front of an enthusiastic crowd, then purchase drawings on site for $75 each. 

Craft beer on-tap throughout the day, courtesy of Pasadena's Craftsman Brewing Company, plus DJs and the Pie-n-Burger Food Truck, too. 

Tickets are available at the door for $10. Or, buy tickets online now and receive one free drink coupon (a $5 value). Online ticket sales end Saturday, August 12 at 10 pm. All proceeds benefit Armory exhibitions. All major credit cards accepted.


2017 Art Graduates Exhibit at Humboldt State University

Location: Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University Art Building B

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 27, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Duration: April 27 - May 13, 2017

Closing Reception: Saturday, May 13 following the HSU Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences commencement ceremony

This exhibition features an eclectic range of work including design, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more. The public is invited to join us in celebrating the graduating seniors and the hard work they have accomplished during their time at Humboldt State University and see them off to their next steps whether it is grad school, a career, etc.

Gallery hours:

Monday - Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday 12:00 - 7:00 PM

Friday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 PM

Free admission. For more information about the gallery, please contact the gallery office at (707) 826-5814 or rbg@humboldt.edu. View press release here.


I will have two pieces in the exhibition showcasing my graphic design work; Honeycrisp and Collection of Logos*.

*Collection of Logos received first place for the HSU M. Wayne Knight Graphic Design Award. 


Arcata: Place or Idea? Artist Exhibition

Location: Phillips House in Arcata (located at the corner of 7th and Union streets)

Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Duration: May 13, 2016 - May 30, 2016

Students from Humboldt State University will be presenting work representing what Arcata means to them.

Gallery Hours:

Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 PM


I have three pieces in this exhibition (all 8.5 x 11" not including the frame):

  • Earth Without Art, 2015, black and white linocut
  • Earth Without Art (Copy), 2016, Ink on Cardstock
  • Earth Without Art (Copy No. 2), 2016, Ink on Repurposed Paper

Artist Statement:

I have worked alongside inspirational people who strive to change the world for the better. I use my art skills to create a positive change in, not only the design community, but Earth as whole by creating work with the purpose of benefiting the community in some manner. I strive to use my skills to make positive differences in the world which is why I design with the environment, humanity and ethics in mind. I enjoy exploring the use of typography and illustration. I also love to incorporate repurposed materials into my work.


    Creative Freedom Art Gallery, Theme: Social Justice

    Location: Kate Buchanan Room (KBR), Humboldt State University

    Reception: Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

    Free food, music, poetry, and artwork to enjoy! This event is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded students who care about issues impacting society and how to creatively deal with them.


    The piece I created was inspired by my desire to encourage people to make the world a better place. I also wanted to practice my hand lettering.


    Humboldt State University Sculpture Walk 2016

    Location: Humboldt State University Library

    Reception: Friday, April 22, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    Duration: April 15 - May 13, 2016

    The Association of Student Sculptors is an organization that is dedicated to the support and sponsorship of sculpture events and exhibitions intended to serve our members and the Humboldt State University community. Throughout the year we organize and present visiting artist workshops, lectures, and student exhibitions. Our members gain relevant knowledge and field experience pertaining to professional art practices through participation in club activities and the installation of group and solo shows. We encourage group discussions concerning artistic awareness, and serve as a forum for artists to express their opinions. We encourage an atmosphere where members have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and help to encourage artistic community among peers.


    Artist Statement

    I enjoy activities that involve the use of my hands. I normally work with 2D design as Graphic Design is my major, but I wanted to challenge myself and work with a medium that is unfamiliar to me. Thanks to my instructor at Pasadena City College, Carol Arutian, I received some practice learning how to bend and manipulate wood. I decided to create a sculpture with this medium that is intriguing from all points of view, not just from one direction. I also wanted to compliment the use of the wood medium by using organic shapes such as circles, curved edges, and circular wooden dowels. I entitled my sculpture Squid because that is what I see when I look at it, although it is not what was originally intended. The sculpture reminds me of a squid because of its movement and sense of exploration created by the varying points of view.


    Blue Milagros Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

    Location: Zona Rosa Caffe: 15 S El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, California

    Reception: Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

    Blue Milagro invited artists to submit Dia De Los Muertos joyful and reverend art which honors deceased loved ones.There will be an array of mixed media, experimental and traditional art. Your art will be seen by several thousand people.  Portion of art sales go towards the Blue Milagro Artists for Cultural Education Projects. Event will take place at the Zona Rosa Gallery and The Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard.