Students exhibit artwork at Cuesta College

Students exhibit their work in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and more at Cuesta College

Monica_Jane2000@yahoo.comMay 5, 2014 

Forty Cuesta College art students are showing their work through May 14 during the annual student art exhibition in the Cuesta College Art Gallery. Juror and Cal Poly fine arts professor Diane Puntar selected 51 works from 159 submissions of 88 students.

First place winners include Suzanne Alward, drawing; Nicole Anderson, painting; Nick Ramos, sculpture; Brianna Bertsch, photography; Michaela Keil, ceramics; Vincent Cordelle, printmaking; and Ian Wilson, digital art. Anderson also earned a first place for mixed media. Anderson and Ramos picked up the Best of Show Award, too.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on the San Luis Obispo campus in room 7170. Call 546-3936. Look for photos of the opening reception at

Guest jurists Steve Miller of Steve Miller Images and Jon Peterson of On a Limb Design selected 83 pieces from 133 entries for the student show at the University Art Gallery at Cal Poly. It runs through May 15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is located in the Dexter Art Building.

The younger set is showing their work at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Lucky elementary school students regularly take part in the Kids Art Smart program. Bauer Speck Elementary School students are showing more than 480 works through today in the Classroom Gallery. Winifred Pifer Elementary School artists get the gallery space to show more than 460 pieces from May 8-11.

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How fun would it be to be one of those people who sit in cafés sketching? Kath Macaulay says folks can master and enjoy this art skill whenever they have a free few minutes. Her workshop “Pocket Sketching and Journaling” will be offered May 29-31 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Beginners and professionals will learn about sketching on location in 25 minutes or less using a 4-by-6 inch sketchbook. The cost is $375 for members and $399 for nonmembers.

“The technique is ideal for hiking, biking, sauntering anywhere in the world,” Macaulay says.

Another tidbit from the mailbag comes from Martin Resorts and the Paso Robles Inn about the new mural by Steve Kalar. They are informally calling it “The Dawn of Paso Robles”; it celebrates the people and animals who work in the winemaking process. Check it out on the side of the winery-themed guest room building.

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