Alumni News

Posted: November 8, 2012

detail of Connie Yim's work. Credit Create: Fixate.

Photographer: Creat: Fixate

Show announcement for "Indecent PROPosition" at CGU.

Laura Christensen's booth at the Santa Ana PATCHWORK Indie Art & Craft Festival. Image Credit: Laura Christensen

Photographer: Laura Christensen

30th Annual Ceramic Showcase, 2012. Image from Oregon Potter's Association.

Photographer: Potter's Showcase

detail of "Silent Alliance 4", 2012 by Kathleen Yorba. Image from Kathleen Yorba.

Photographer: Kathleen Yorba

Alyse Ochniak and members of the Botanical Artists Guild with Anita Walsmit Sachs, an expert botanical artist.

from the Installation, "Liminal Ground", 2012. Image from Craig Goodworth.

from the Installation, "Liminal Ground", 2012. Image from Craig Goodworth.

Robert Enriquez (right) at an Escalator Style for Men event. Image by Peter Tung.

Photographer: Peter Tung

Connie Yim (MFA '11) is in a group exhibition, Magnetic at Create:Fixate in Downtown Los Angeles, opening mid-November. Her work incorporates Automatism, a Surrealist technique developed as a means of expressing the subconscious.


Rachel Koukal (Art '08) is in two group exhibitions. One being Magnetic at Create:Fixate in Los Angeles. The other coming up is Winter Pulse at the Armory Center for the Arts.


Jeffrey Huston  (Art '06 ) was accepted into the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts for Winter 2013.


Jeremiah Catling (Art '10) is in a group exhibition, Indecent PROPosition, at the Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University.


Robert Enriquez (Art '10) is the Store Manager and Lead Stylist at Escalator Style for Men, a showcase boutique for A-list designers, in Austin, TX.


Laura Christensen (Hoppe) (Art '08) participated in the Santa Ana PATCHWORK Indie Art & Craft Festival. PATCHWORK showcases emerging local artists, crafters & designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops and indie music. Vendors are selected by jury that, now in its 23rd festival, attract thousands of attendees.


Ryan Dowell (Graphic Design '10) works for PJ Printers, a successful printing company established in 1983 that offers services in printing, finishing, design work, photography and promotional products.


Kathleen Yorba (MFA '09) was in a group exhibition, Cover Thy Head, at The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum in University of Toronto, CANADA. Kathleen is also in a juried exhibition, Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity, at the St. Louis University Museum of Art. The Contemporary Women Artists exhibition is the oldest running exhibition in the St. Louis area that focuses on the wealth and breadth of work created by women artists. This show is juried by Beverly Buchanan, an African-American artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture.


Craig Goodworth (MFA '10)co- presented Theopoetics, "Ritual in the Dark: A Liturgy of Image & Text" at the American Academy of Religion, with Travis Poling. Craig gave another presentation, "Liminal Ground" at George Fox University in September. He had completed a place-based installation in a granary warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona, and in this artist presentation, he told the story of the project through documentation, as well as reflect on process - addressing themes of collaboration, community, and peacemaking.


Anna Marie Veloz (MFA '10, Art '05) is showing works at a Victor Valley College in Victor Vallery. The show entitled, Inhabitance, features a series of sculptures inspired by site-specific locations in the high and low desert of Southern California. Anna-Marie traveled over several years throughout the desert and found the ever-present human desire for an American utopia. She was drawn to the places that once held an importance within society but for various reasons now stand only as a memory.


Alyse Ochniak (MFA '09), and other artists, as part of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, met in October with Anita Walsmit Sachs, an expert botanical artist and head of the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland of the University of Ledien, Netherlands, to learn and discuss botanical line drawing.


Andrea Rosselle (MFA '10) was represented in the 30th Annual Ceramic Showcase, at the Oregon Potter's Association Gallery in Portland, OR. The Ceramic Showcase is the largest sale and show of clay in the United States.


Michael Eaton (MFA '12) is an adjunct faculty at Chapman University and owns his own production company, 5Palms, making films, documentaries, commercials, corporate media, music videos and web based content for a variety of clients.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.