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Notes From The Chair

We have had a number of exciting

developments in the department this year. We have two new tenure track faculty

members: Tobias Wofford and Takeshi

Moro. Professor Wofford received his Ph.D. in art history from U.C.L.A. He teaches

a variety of courses in the Arts of Africa

and the African Diaspora which allows him the opportunity to share research from

his dissertation “Constructing Africa: The

Visualization of Homeland and Diaspora in

African American Art during the 1960s and

1970s” with his students. Professor Takeshi Moro joined the faculty with a speciality in

digital photography, having studied at both Sam Hernandez.

But although I continue to draw energy

from our students as I try, in turn, to inspire them and widen their views, after forty

years of teaching it has become time to focus on my own professional work, full-time.

To everyone who I have inspired and been

inspired by, worked with and shared meals

with and studied with, I say thanks, hasta la vista, baby, and vaya con dios. Sam

Brown University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Professor Moro was one of several faculty members to receive accolades this

year. His fellowship from the American-

Scandanavian foundation will allow him to continue his document immigrant

culture in Finland. Professor Karen Fraser received a Japan Foundation grant to

support her research on nineteenth-century

11/4 – 12/6

Sam’s Retrospective of Student Work To celebrate my years at SCU, I hope

to organize an exhibition of 37 years of student work, drawn from pieces left

behind as well as documentary photos I’ve taken during our critiques. Over the years

the names associated with some of these pieces have been lost—so if you are one

of my former students, come by and see if your work is included. Further information

and an announcement about this exhibition will be sent out in the fall.

To all of our art history and studio majors who graduated in 2012!

Kathleen Carlsen

Julia Detweiler

after having taught at East Texas State

University for three years, I was still only

six or seven years older than most of our

Alejandra Germann

graduating seniors. Now, 37 years later, I

Charlton Hee

find myself six or seven years—or more— older than their parents.

Matthew Heinzler

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

Patrick Lydon

Kristen Muramoto Julie Pang

Ariana Rodriguez Hilary Schmidt Molly Stark

performances, presentations, and service.”

Julie Tainter

The faculty at large within the university

artists as well as those of scholars in other

of the growth and development of the

support the professional efforts of its

disciplines. Moving away from the “Santa Clara Plan,” in which Wednesdays were targeted as study days and no classes were offered (but which, in practice,

resulted in two “weekends” per week),

Student Awards

2012 Studio Art Awards Julie Gamez: Best of Show Charlton Hee: Sculpture Hallie McKnight: Painting Veronica Garcia: Photography Charlton Hee: Ceramics

Mar y Helen Mack: Mixed Media Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media

2012 Art History Awards Symposium, First Place

Hallie McKnight

Sebastian Turner: Art History Research

Taylor Tate Chris Zamarripa

Julia Detweiler: Art History Research

Paper, First Place

Melanie Peluso: Art History Research

Paper, Honorable Mention

Brooks Fellowship / Anderson Ranch Scholarship:

Ariana Rodriguez: Drawing

Kareema Thomas

Cor y Adkins: Drawing

Carley Werts

Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media Patrick Scott: Ceramics Luke Kantola: Photography Jon Teel: Ceramics

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a few easels and drawings

fine arts requirement to the University for all students. While welcomed, this

the need for depth by our art

tables, a band saw, and an

majors as, at the same time,

electric kiln; and a portion

providing access—technical

of our facility was eventually

and conceptual—for non-art

expanded into premises

majors as well. That I was able

earlier occupied by a carriage

to achieve some success in

and casket company. El

doing so has been underscored

Camino Real physically

by letters I have received from

bisected campus, and there

our alums who have gone on to become doctors or dentists or lawyers (as well as successful Sam Hernandez

I was hired as a sculptor but in those early

enabled me to spend significant time

ceramics, as needed. Further, while still an

SCU, I was honored with the Phelan Award

Department for five years, before becoming

Senior Scholar Fulbright Award, a full

awarded tenure.

Artists Fellowship, and the University’s

years also taught drawing, painting, and

developing my own work and, while at

untenured assistant professor, I chaired the

from the San Francisco Foundation, a

the first studio arts faculty member to be

National Endowment for the Arts Visual

Over the years, the university came

to embrace the teacher-scholar/artist

model: while teaching has always been

important—and without doubt the focus Color - Design - Department

their support, in large part, that brought the

in a way that would address

teaching or in higher levels

Daniel Trintron: Printmaking

are to create a well-rounded person. It was

classes, as we looked to teach

were few women or minorities

Chris Zamarripa

the study and understanding of the arts

interesting dichotomy in our

faculty than we have now;

of administration.

Department, understanding how important

challenging and always

half the number of full-time our equipment consisted of

Recipients of the Mary E. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan S.J. Scholarship:

has been an essential element in support

has resulted in a sometimes

Art History had less than

Luke Kantola

Rachel Mcguigan

of my efforts while here—they came to

The Department of Art and

Juanita Juarez

to developing their art forms, and to

enriching our community with their exhibits,

University of Santa Clara), in 1977, even

Timothy Georgevich

Sam Hernandez received 2013 Artist

area artists who are “seriously committed

(then more commonly known as the

Veronica Garcia

Melina Ramirez

Silicon Valley. These awards are given to

When I was hired at Santa Clara University

Natalie Ganem

Mar y Quigg

Laureate Awards from the Arts Council of

By Sam Hernandez

Julie Gamez

been recognized for their creative work. Both Professor Don Fritz and Professor

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Santa Fe, New Mexico under the auspices

research grants, our faculty have likewise

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Jahayra Molina

of a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research

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Nicholas Biss

Mark Melvin

Morris will be taking her sabbatical in

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photography in Japan while Professor

Fellowship. In addition to these impressive

Abrazos

Congratulations!

own award for sustained excellence in

designers, exhibiting artists,

and art teachers), but who have sent me

letters telling me that the experiences they

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Faculty Updates Kathy Aoki

Kathy Aoki was commissioned to make

at the annual conference for Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. Blake de Maria

Kelly Detweiler

The past year was an eventful and

productive year for Kelly. He was awarded the 2012 Artist Laureate Award for the On the Wall category. He completed three

new artwork for the San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibition “ Renegade Humor”

large public art works. The first was a large

a large interactive installation entitled

new Admissions and Enrollment Services

interactive, political-figure cutouts made of

help of Santa Clara art student Charlton

that reflect personal and political agendas.

and made entirely by Kelly and placed in

a community based project for the Palo

in their new Peace Center in Suchitoto. As

Creates,” which ran from October 2012 -

a large public mural on the main Post

Alto teens, Aoki created “Teenscapes,” an

with the El Salvador Mural, he coordinated

ceramic Jesuit Symbol for the front of the

(February 3 - July 7, 2012). She created

building, which was completed with the

“Political Paperdolls,” which featured

Hee. Another ceramic mural was designed

steel with mix-and-match magnetic outfits

El Salvador at the Centro Arte Para la Paz,

Aoki also received a commission to create

part of the Davis Mural Team, he completed

Alto Art Center’s exhibition “Community

Office in Davis California. In conjunction

through April 2013. Working with local Palo installation with two peephole dioramas and a trompe l’oeil mural that depict aspects of teen life.

In fall of 2012, Aoki had a solo exhibition entitled “Beauty in Landscape: The

Blockbuster Exhibition of the Museum of Historical Makeovers” at Swarm Gallery in Oakland.

On sabbatical for winter and spring

quarters, Aoki is continuing to refine her art

Reflections on Renaissance Venice by Blake de Maria

It has been a very busy year for Blake de Maria. In September 2012, she became Department Chair. Her second book,

Reflections on Renaissance Venice: Essays in Honor of Patricia Fortini Brown was

released in February 2013. In addition to

editing the volume, Blake contributed the article “Multifaceted Endeavors: Jewelry

practice thanks in part to artist residency

and Gems in Renaissance Venice” to this

January 2013) and the Frans Masereel

his Patrons” appears in the exhibition

awards at Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain, Centrum (Belgium, July 2013). Renee Billingslea

Renee Billingslea began her year with a group exhibit at the Triton museum

highlighting several of her new assemblage pieces. She had a solo exhibit at Ohlone College featuring selected photographs of children, from her series “In My

Neighborhood.” For Black History Month, Renee’s representative gallery, Evolve the Gallery, featured her installation,

“The Fabric of Race, Racial Violence and Lynching in America” and invited her to

speak about her work to the Sacramento community. Renee created new work for

the exhibit Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future, curated by Michelle Townsend and sponsored by Ignatian Center for Jesuit

Education. Renee also presented student projects created during her community

based learning course, Exploring Society,

publication. Her essay “Veronese and

catalogue, Paolo Veronese: A Master and

His Workshop in Renaissance Venice. She also participated in a variety conferences,

including an international conference on the early modern city at Folger Shakespeare

Library in Washington, DC and the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of

America. This summer she plans to visit Italy and Jordan to undertake research

on the early modern gem trade and then will travel to England where she will be

a featured speaker at the “Renaissance Encounters” symposium at Cambridge

University. Her Cambridge presentation “Jacopo Foscarini, Francesco Barozzi,

and the Oracles of Leo the Wise” will be

released in December 2013 as part of the volume Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750.

three paintings by students, which were

also placed inside the Center in Suchitoto. Kelly was invited to exhibit his work in

Florence Italy at the Galleria Mentana in a

group exhibit titled the Collective Personal. He also exhibited work in the Art of

Painting in the 21st Century Exhibit in Davis California. As an additional part of that

exhibit he escorted students who showed their work as part of the conference. He also had a small solo exhibit at Shimo center for the Arts in

Sacramento, California.

grant from the Japan Foundation and will

spend fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year in Japan.

Fraser’s most recent publication is an article in the anthology Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia (Hong Kong University Press, 2012). Her essay

“Beauty Battle: Politics and Portraiture in

Late Meiji Japan (1868-1912)” examines the circumstances of Japan’s first nationwide

beauty contest, held in 1907, an event that

topics ranging from Japanese pictorial photography to the iconography of

motherhood in modern Japanese visual culture. She spent a month conducting

archival research in Tokyo in the summer of 2012, where she also gave a paper at the

annual Asian Studies Conference Japan. In

addition she presented new research at the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles and spoke at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Toronto.

She has recently been awarded a research

large-scale, site-specitic installation. She is currently working on a new body of work, which will be be exhibited in Los Angeles and Washington DC in 2014.

be published in early 2014. In late April

2013, Kathleen presented at a symposium on the New Testament in Byzantium at

Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. In

2012-2013 she served as Director of the

forward to engaging students in this type of

Undergraduate Core Curriculum and as

project in future classes and also is hoping

Director of the Medieval and Renaissance

to develop a student immersion experience

Studies Program.

in Japan.

Don was recently recognized by the Silicon Studio Art Major Hallie McKnight at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

category for 2013. This past academic

Pancho Jiménez

productive in teaching and research. In the

exhibition of his work and gave an artist

beginning, intermediate and advanced

Crest California. The show titled “Head

year, Don Fritz has been both busy and

Last winter Pancho Jiménez held a solo

area of teaching, he continues to teach

talk at the Maturango Museum in Ridge

ceramic sculpture. He continues to display

Games” consisted of a series of large

Chicago. Currently his work will be Included in the annual “Painting in the 2oth Century” and  “California Conference for “The

Advancement Of Ceramic Art” both taking

a smart phone application developer,

contract with Ashgate Publishing. It will

winter and spring 2012. She is looking

Cane”was held at the Homey gallery in

designer. Most recently he consulted with

gr. 54) and the Union of Churches is under

which was on display at the museum in

Another one-person exhibition titled “Candy

Marco continues to freelance as a graphic

Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris

exhibition with accompanying catalog,

Angela Peralta Gallery in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Marco A. Marquez

Between Constantinople and Rome: An

Museum’s collection and organized a small

Patrones y Obsesiones” exhibition at the

Discipline Council and Misconduct Board.

Kathleen Maxwell’s book entitled

researched prints from the de Saisset

and ceramics were featured in the “Mitos,

Selection Committee and the University

Kathleen Maxwell

woodblock prints. Students in the class

shows. Recently his drawings, paintings

Center, serves on the Honorary Degree

Lecturer beginning in the Fall of 2012.

she developed a new course on Japanese

exhibiting in both one person and group

Drahmann Advising and Learning Resource

Marco was granted a promotion to Senior

course offerings in Asian art. In 2011-12

his work internationally and nationally,

to work as an Academic Advisor in the

elements.

Professor Fraser continues to expand her

and service in the arts and was given the

In addition to teaching, Jiménez continues

designing graphical user interface

major reference work in art history.

the Department and is on a year-long

on several different projects, with

University of West Florida, that included a

written entries for Oxford Art Online, a

Artist Laureate Award in the “On The Wall”

Karen Fraser is currently hard at work

Julie mounted a solo exhibition at the

completed several book reviews and has

and Sciences annual awards presentation.

Karen Fraser

Julie Hughes

daily newspapers. She has also recently

Valley Arts Council for his contributions

sabbatical preparing for upcoming exhibits.

annually at both of these conferences.

of young women in one of Japan’s leading

Kelly was also awarded the Joseph Bayma

He completed his final year as Chair of

California. He facilitates student exhibitions

was based on publishing portrait photos

Don Fritz

Award for sustained scholarship in the Arts

place at the Natsoulas gallery in Davis,

heads through which Pancho explores universal identity, utilizing exclusively texture, color and scale.

This past summer he also exhibited work in a four-person exhibition at the Chico Art Center in Chico, CA. In the spring,

he exhibited work in “Visions in Clay” at

the LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA and in the

“California Clay Competition” at The Artery in Davis, CA.

Ryan M. Reynolds

and was performed by Alla Breve of the

exhibitions introducing his recent time-

Fall Floral Festival and The Mission

In his current research, Moro has been

(Saint Mary’s College Museum February

Reynolds recently moved closer to Santa

Tampere, Finland for the past several years.

Times April) and Continuum ( Artzone 461,

in the Finnish Red Cross refugee center

reviewed in the July/August issue of art

Gustaf in Mänttä, Finland along with an

Stricoff Fine Art, in New York City.

Art in Chicago. His work resides in the

permanent collection at the Museum of

Contemporary Photography, as well as in various private collections.

This year Ryan Reynolds held two solo

Peninsula Women’s Chorus at the Triton

based landscapes Landscape Assembled

Santa Clara.

photographing rural communities around

4-April 4, 2013, reviewed in Contra Costa

His work focusing on the immigrants living

San Francisco, April 14-May 27th 2012,

will be exhibited in Serlachius Museum

ltd. magazine). He is now represented by

Clara University campus and is exploring

the unique landscape of the south bay. He is looking forward to working with the de

Saisset Museum for the upcoming Reduce Reuse Re-imagine group exhibit in fall

2013. This project focuses on the role of

exhibition catalog. He recently received a

arts in building sustainable communities

Foundation to continue his work in Finland

Recology artists and SCU students made

fellowship from The American-Scandinavian

and will feature work form San Francisco

during the summer of 2014.

possible by a SCU Sustainable Resource Initiative grant.

Kate Morris

Last spring, Professor Morris visited the

Staff Updates

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA to view the exhibition “Shapeshifting:

Mitch Grieb Senior Administrative Assistant

Transformations in Native American Art.” It was a thrill to see the exhibit, and the

Mitch Grieb is the new Senior

published catalog for the show, which

Administrative Assistant for the Department

contains 10 object entries that Morris wrote

of Art and Art History. Mitch is new to

with the help of Santa Clara students last

the department but she comes with over

year. While in Salem, Morris also received

20 years of university experience. Mitch

news from home that she had been

was first hired as a Data Entry Clerk in

granted tenure and promoted to the rank of

the Registrar’s Office in 1989. After 11

Associate Professor. All in all, it was a great

years she transferred to Information

Spring Break!

Technology to write PeopleSoft system

Takeshi Moro

Over the summer, Morris travelled to

training documentation until there was

as Assistant Professor (photography) in fall

pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, Chavin de

the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s

Takeshi Moro joined Santa Clara University

Peru for the first time, finally making her

2012. He was born in Fukaya, Japan and

Huantar, and other sites that she teaches

U.K. Moro attended Brown University,

also in New York City in June, to moderate

no more to write. She then worked in

Professor Andrea Pappas at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

spent most of his childhood in Plymouth,

in her Cultures & Ideas sequence. She was

where he double majored in Economics

a one-day symposium called “Changing

Commissioned by the Alameda County

of finance and marketing, his interest in

Museum of Art and Design.

paintings for Highland Hospital’s new Acute

and Visual Arts. After working in the field photography led him to pursue an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which he received in 2008.

For the past four years, he has taught

photography in universities in Ohio before joining SCU. In the past year, he has

enjoyed getting to know the SCU students

and hopes to meet more photo enthusiasts in the classroom as well as through the newly formed student photo club “SCU Snapshot.”

Hands: Art Without Reservation” at the As Associate Chair of the department

this year, Professor Morris has assisted Chair Blake de Maria with the exciting

tasks of planning for the new Art and Art

Arts Commission, Ryan created three

Care Pavilion in Oakland. His work was

also added to the The Bakersfield Museum of Art and Saint Mary’s College Museum permanent collections.

History building. She continues to work

Selected recent group exhibitions include

Now! Developments in Contemporary

& Modern Art Fair 2013 (b. sakata garo,

delighted to be awarded a Georgia O’Keeffe

Art Fair 2012 (Jonathan Cooper Park

write in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014.

Darius Kuzmickas and Ryan Reynolds

on her edited book project, Native Art

art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary

Native American Art, 1992-2012, and was

Sacramento, CA), Art Toronto International

Museum Research Fellowship to study and

Walk Gallery, London ) and OUTSIDEin

Moro’s work has been exhibited nationally

(Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach).

exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary

the inspiration for composer Frank Ferko

and internationally, including a solo

His painting “Alma Submerged” served as

Office for 8 years before moving on to

the College of Education and Counseling

Psychology where she worked for a year.

Mitch briefly worked as a temp in the Retail Management Institute in the Leavey School of Business for 8 months before coming on board last August 2012.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mitch grew up with a very large family. She has 2

sisters, 4 brothers, 9 nieces, 7 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews and 2

grandchildren. She now lives in Willow Glen and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite hobby at home is arts and crafts.


Faculty Updates Kathy Aoki

Kathy Aoki was commissioned to make

at the annual conference for Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. Blake de Maria

Kelly Detweiler

The past year was an eventful and

productive year for Kelly. He was awarded the 2012 Artist Laureate Award for the On the Wall category. He completed three

new artwork for the San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibition “ Renegade Humor”

large public art works. The first was a large

a large interactive installation entitled

new Admissions and Enrollment Services

interactive, political-figure cutouts made of

help of Santa Clara art student Charlton

that reflect personal and political agendas.

and made entirely by Kelly and placed in

a community based project for the Palo

in their new Peace Center in Suchitoto. As

Creates,” which ran from October 2012 -

a large public mural on the main Post

Alto teens, Aoki created “Teenscapes,” an

with the El Salvador Mural, he coordinated

ceramic Jesuit Symbol for the front of the

(February 3 - July 7, 2012). She created

building, which was completed with the

“Political Paperdolls,” which featured

Hee. Another ceramic mural was designed

steel with mix-and-match magnetic outfits

El Salvador at the Centro Arte Para la Paz,

Aoki also received a commission to create

part of the Davis Mural Team, he completed

Alto Art Center’s exhibition “Community

Office in Davis California. In conjunction

through April 2013. Working with local Palo installation with two peephole dioramas and a trompe l’oeil mural that depict aspects of teen life.

In fall of 2012, Aoki had a solo exhibition entitled “Beauty in Landscape: The

Blockbuster Exhibition of the Museum of Historical Makeovers” at Swarm Gallery in Oakland.

On sabbatical for winter and spring

quarters, Aoki is continuing to refine her art

Reflections on Renaissance Venice by Blake de Maria

It has been a very busy year for Blake de Maria. In September 2012, she became Department Chair. Her second book,

Reflections on Renaissance Venice: Essays in Honor of Patricia Fortini Brown was

released in February 2013. In addition to

editing the volume, Blake contributed the article “Multifaceted Endeavors: Jewelry

practice thanks in part to artist residency

and Gems in Renaissance Venice” to this

January 2013) and the Frans Masereel

his Patrons” appears in the exhibition

awards at Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain, Centrum (Belgium, July 2013). Renee Billingslea

Renee Billingslea began her year with a group exhibit at the Triton museum

highlighting several of her new assemblage pieces. She had a solo exhibit at Ohlone College featuring selected photographs of children, from her series “In My

Neighborhood.” For Black History Month, Renee’s representative gallery, Evolve the Gallery, featured her installation,

“The Fabric of Race, Racial Violence and Lynching in America” and invited her to

speak about her work to the Sacramento community. Renee created new work for

the exhibit Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future, curated by Michelle Townsend and sponsored by Ignatian Center for Jesuit

Education. Renee also presented student projects created during her community

based learning course, Exploring Society,

publication. Her essay “Veronese and

catalogue, Paolo Veronese: A Master and

His Workshop in Renaissance Venice. She also participated in a variety conferences,

including an international conference on the early modern city at Folger Shakespeare

Library in Washington, DC and the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of

America. This summer she plans to visit Italy and Jordan to undertake research

on the early modern gem trade and then will travel to England where she will be

a featured speaker at the “Renaissance Encounters” symposium at Cambridge

University. Her Cambridge presentation “Jacopo Foscarini, Francesco Barozzi,

and the Oracles of Leo the Wise” will be

released in December 2013 as part of the volume Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750.

three paintings by students, which were

also placed inside the Center in Suchitoto. Kelly was invited to exhibit his work in

Florence Italy at the Galleria Mentana in a

group exhibit titled the Collective Personal. He also exhibited work in the Art of

Painting in the 21st Century Exhibit in Davis California. As an additional part of that

exhibit he escorted students who showed their work as part of the conference. He also had a small solo exhibit at Shimo center for the Arts in

Sacramento, California.

grant from the Japan Foundation and will

spend fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year in Japan.

Fraser’s most recent publication is an article in the anthology Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia (Hong Kong University Press, 2012). Her essay

“Beauty Battle: Politics and Portraiture in

Late Meiji Japan (1868-1912)” examines the circumstances of Japan’s first nationwide

beauty contest, held in 1907, an event that

topics ranging from Japanese pictorial photography to the iconography of

motherhood in modern Japanese visual culture. She spent a month conducting

archival research in Tokyo in the summer of 2012, where she also gave a paper at the

annual Asian Studies Conference Japan. In

addition she presented new research at the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles and spoke at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Toronto.

She has recently been awarded a research

large-scale, site-specitic installation. She is currently working on a new body of work, which will be be exhibited in Los Angeles and Washington DC in 2014.

be published in early 2014. In late April

2013, Kathleen presented at a symposium on the New Testament in Byzantium at

Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. In

2012-2013 she served as Director of the

forward to engaging students in this type of

Undergraduate Core Curriculum and as

project in future classes and also is hoping

Director of the Medieval and Renaissance

to develop a student immersion experience

Studies Program.

in Japan.

Don was recently recognized by the Silicon Studio Art Major Hallie McKnight at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

category for 2013. This past academic

Pancho Jiménez

productive in teaching and research. In the

exhibition of his work and gave an artist

beginning, intermediate and advanced

Crest California. The show titled “Head

year, Don Fritz has been both busy and

Last winter Pancho Jiménez held a solo

area of teaching, he continues to teach

talk at the Maturango Museum in Ridge

ceramic sculpture. He continues to display

Games” consisted of a series of large

Chicago. Currently his work will be Included in the annual “Painting in the 2oth Century” and  “California Conference for “The

Advancement Of Ceramic Art” both taking

a smart phone application developer,

contract with Ashgate Publishing. It will

winter and spring 2012. She is looking

Cane”was held at the Homey gallery in

designer. Most recently he consulted with

gr. 54) and the Union of Churches is under

which was on display at the museum in

Another one-person exhibition titled “Candy

Marco continues to freelance as a graphic

Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris

exhibition with accompanying catalog,

Angela Peralta Gallery in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Marco A. Marquez

Between Constantinople and Rome: An

Museum’s collection and organized a small

Patrones y Obsesiones” exhibition at the

Discipline Council and Misconduct Board.

Kathleen Maxwell’s book entitled

researched prints from the de Saisset

and ceramics were featured in the “Mitos,

Selection Committee and the University

Kathleen Maxwell

woodblock prints. Students in the class

shows. Recently his drawings, paintings

Center, serves on the Honorary Degree

Lecturer beginning in the Fall of 2012.

she developed a new course on Japanese

exhibiting in both one person and group

Drahmann Advising and Learning Resource

Marco was granted a promotion to Senior

course offerings in Asian art. In 2011-12

his work internationally and nationally,

to work as an Academic Advisor in the

elements.

Professor Fraser continues to expand her

and service in the arts and was given the

In addition to teaching, Jiménez continues

designing graphical user interface

major reference work in art history.

the Department and is on a year-long

on several different projects, with

University of West Florida, that included a

written entries for Oxford Art Online, a

Artist Laureate Award in the “On The Wall”

Karen Fraser is currently hard at work

Julie mounted a solo exhibition at the

completed several book reviews and has

and Sciences annual awards presentation.

Karen Fraser

Julie Hughes

daily newspapers. She has also recently

Valley Arts Council for his contributions

sabbatical preparing for upcoming exhibits.

annually at both of these conferences.

of young women in one of Japan’s leading

Kelly was also awarded the Joseph Bayma

He completed his final year as Chair of

California. He facilitates student exhibitions

was based on publishing portrait photos

Don Fritz

Award for sustained scholarship in the Arts

place at the Natsoulas gallery in Davis,

heads through which Pancho explores universal identity, utilizing exclusively texture, color and scale.

This past summer he also exhibited work in a four-person exhibition at the Chico Art Center in Chico, CA. In the spring,

he exhibited work in “Visions in Clay” at

the LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA and in the

“California Clay Competition” at The Artery in Davis, CA.

Ryan M. Reynolds

and was performed by Alla Breve of the

exhibitions introducing his recent time-

Fall Floral Festival and The Mission

In his current research, Moro has been

(Saint Mary’s College Museum February

Reynolds recently moved closer to Santa

Tampere, Finland for the past several years.

Times April) and Continuum ( Artzone 461,

in the Finnish Red Cross refugee center

reviewed in the July/August issue of art

Gustaf in Mänttä, Finland along with an

Stricoff Fine Art, in New York City.

Art in Chicago. His work resides in the

permanent collection at the Museum of

Contemporary Photography, as well as in various private collections.

This year Ryan Reynolds held two solo

Peninsula Women’s Chorus at the Triton

based landscapes Landscape Assembled

Santa Clara.

photographing rural communities around

4-April 4, 2013, reviewed in Contra Costa

His work focusing on the immigrants living

San Francisco, April 14-May 27th 2012,

will be exhibited in Serlachius Museum

ltd. magazine). He is now represented by

Clara University campus and is exploring

the unique landscape of the south bay. He is looking forward to working with the de

Saisset Museum for the upcoming Reduce Reuse Re-imagine group exhibit in fall

2013. This project focuses on the role of

exhibition catalog. He recently received a

arts in building sustainable communities

Foundation to continue his work in Finland

Recology artists and SCU students made

fellowship from The American-Scandinavian

and will feature work form San Francisco

during the summer of 2014.

possible by a SCU Sustainable Resource Initiative grant.

Kate Morris

Last spring, Professor Morris visited the

Staff Updates

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA to view the exhibition “Shapeshifting:

Mitch Grieb Senior Administrative Assistant

Transformations in Native American Art.” It was a thrill to see the exhibit, and the

Mitch Grieb is the new Senior

published catalog for the show, which

Administrative Assistant for the Department

contains 10 object entries that Morris wrote

of Art and Art History. Mitch is new to

with the help of Santa Clara students last

the department but she comes with over

year. While in Salem, Morris also received

20 years of university experience. Mitch

news from home that she had been

was first hired as a Data Entry Clerk in

granted tenure and promoted to the rank of

the Registrar’s Office in 1989. After 11

Associate Professor. All in all, it was a great

years she transferred to Information

Spring Break!

Technology to write PeopleSoft system

Takeshi Moro

Over the summer, Morris travelled to

training documentation until there was

as Assistant Professor (photography) in fall

pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, Chavin de

the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s

Takeshi Moro joined Santa Clara University

Peru for the first time, finally making her

2012. He was born in Fukaya, Japan and

Huantar, and other sites that she teaches

U.K. Moro attended Brown University,

also in New York City in June, to moderate

no more to write. She then worked in

Professor Andrea Pappas at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

spent most of his childhood in Plymouth,

in her Cultures & Ideas sequence. She was

where he double majored in Economics

a one-day symposium called “Changing

Commissioned by the Alameda County

of finance and marketing, his interest in

Museum of Art and Design.

paintings for Highland Hospital’s new Acute

and Visual Arts. After working in the field photography led him to pursue an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which he received in 2008.

For the past four years, he has taught

photography in universities in Ohio before joining SCU. In the past year, he has

enjoyed getting to know the SCU students

and hopes to meet more photo enthusiasts in the classroom as well as through the newly formed student photo club “SCU Snapshot.”

Hands: Art Without Reservation” at the As Associate Chair of the department

this year, Professor Morris has assisted Chair Blake de Maria with the exciting

tasks of planning for the new Art and Art

Arts Commission, Ryan created three

Care Pavilion in Oakland. His work was

also added to the The Bakersfield Museum of Art and Saint Mary’s College Museum permanent collections.

History building. She continues to work

Selected recent group exhibitions include

Now! Developments in Contemporary

& Modern Art Fair 2013 (b. sakata garo,

delighted to be awarded a Georgia O’Keeffe

Art Fair 2012 (Jonathan Cooper Park

write in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014.

Darius Kuzmickas and Ryan Reynolds

on her edited book project, Native Art

art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary

Native American Art, 1992-2012, and was

Sacramento, CA), Art Toronto International

Museum Research Fellowship to study and

Walk Gallery, London ) and OUTSIDEin

Moro’s work has been exhibited nationally

(Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach).

exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary

the inspiration for composer Frank Ferko

and internationally, including a solo

His painting “Alma Submerged” served as

Office for 8 years before moving on to

the College of Education and Counseling

Psychology where she worked for a year.

Mitch briefly worked as a temp in the Retail Management Institute in the Leavey School of Business for 8 months before coming on board last August 2012.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mitch grew up with a very large family. She has 2

sisters, 4 brothers, 9 nieces, 7 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews and 2

grandchildren. She now lives in Willow Glen and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite hobby at home is arts and crafts.


Faculty Updates Kathy Aoki

Kathy Aoki was commissioned to make

at the annual conference for Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. Blake de Maria

Kelly Detweiler

The past year was an eventful and

productive year for Kelly. He was awarded the 2012 Artist Laureate Award for the On the Wall category. He completed three

new artwork for the San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibition “ Renegade Humor”

large public art works. The first was a large

a large interactive installation entitled

new Admissions and Enrollment Services

interactive, political-figure cutouts made of

help of Santa Clara art student Charlton

that reflect personal and political agendas.

and made entirely by Kelly and placed in

a community based project for the Palo

in their new Peace Center in Suchitoto. As

Creates,” which ran from October 2012 -

a large public mural on the main Post

Alto teens, Aoki created “Teenscapes,” an

with the El Salvador Mural, he coordinated

ceramic Jesuit Symbol for the front of the

(February 3 - July 7, 2012). She created

building, which was completed with the

“Political Paperdolls,” which featured

Hee. Another ceramic mural was designed

steel with mix-and-match magnetic outfits

El Salvador at the Centro Arte Para la Paz,

Aoki also received a commission to create

part of the Davis Mural Team, he completed

Alto Art Center’s exhibition “Community

Office in Davis California. In conjunction

through April 2013. Working with local Palo installation with two peephole dioramas and a trompe l’oeil mural that depict aspects of teen life.

In fall of 2012, Aoki had a solo exhibition entitled “Beauty in Landscape: The

Blockbuster Exhibition of the Museum of Historical Makeovers” at Swarm Gallery in Oakland.

On sabbatical for winter and spring

quarters, Aoki is continuing to refine her art

Reflections on Renaissance Venice by Blake de Maria

It has been a very busy year for Blake de Maria. In September 2012, she became Department Chair. Her second book,

Reflections on Renaissance Venice: Essays in Honor of Patricia Fortini Brown was

released in February 2013. In addition to

editing the volume, Blake contributed the article “Multifaceted Endeavors: Jewelry

practice thanks in part to artist residency

and Gems in Renaissance Venice” to this

January 2013) and the Frans Masereel

his Patrons” appears in the exhibition

awards at Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain, Centrum (Belgium, July 2013). Renee Billingslea

Renee Billingslea began her year with a group exhibit at the Triton museum

highlighting several of her new assemblage pieces. She had a solo exhibit at Ohlone College featuring selected photographs of children, from her series “In My

Neighborhood.” For Black History Month, Renee’s representative gallery, Evolve the Gallery, featured her installation,

“The Fabric of Race, Racial Violence and Lynching in America” and invited her to

speak about her work to the Sacramento community. Renee created new work for

the exhibit Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future, curated by Michelle Townsend and sponsored by Ignatian Center for Jesuit

Education. Renee also presented student projects created during her community

based learning course, Exploring Society,

publication. Her essay “Veronese and

catalogue, Paolo Veronese: A Master and

His Workshop in Renaissance Venice. She also participated in a variety conferences,

including an international conference on the early modern city at Folger Shakespeare

Library in Washington, DC and the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of

America. This summer she plans to visit Italy and Jordan to undertake research

on the early modern gem trade and then will travel to England where she will be

a featured speaker at the “Renaissance Encounters” symposium at Cambridge

University. Her Cambridge presentation “Jacopo Foscarini, Francesco Barozzi,

and the Oracles of Leo the Wise” will be

released in December 2013 as part of the volume Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450-1750.

three paintings by students, which were

also placed inside the Center in Suchitoto. Kelly was invited to exhibit his work in

Florence Italy at the Galleria Mentana in a

group exhibit titled the Collective Personal. He also exhibited work in the Art of

Painting in the 21st Century Exhibit in Davis California. As an additional part of that

exhibit he escorted students who showed their work as part of the conference. He also had a small solo exhibit at Shimo center for the Arts in

Sacramento, California.

grant from the Japan Foundation and will

spend fall quarter of the 2013-14 academic year in Japan.

Fraser’s most recent publication is an article in the anthology Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia (Hong Kong University Press, 2012). Her essay

“Beauty Battle: Politics and Portraiture in

Late Meiji Japan (1868-1912)” examines the circumstances of Japan’s first nationwide

beauty contest, held in 1907, an event that

topics ranging from Japanese pictorial photography to the iconography of

motherhood in modern Japanese visual culture. She spent a month conducting

archival research in Tokyo in the summer of 2012, where she also gave a paper at the

annual Asian Studies Conference Japan. In

addition she presented new research at the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles and spoke at the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Toronto.

She has recently been awarded a research

large-scale, site-specitic installation. She is currently working on a new body of work, which will be be exhibited in Los Angeles and Washington DC in 2014.

be published in early 2014. In late April

2013, Kathleen presented at a symposium on the New Testament in Byzantium at

Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. In

2012-2013 she served as Director of the

forward to engaging students in this type of

Undergraduate Core Curriculum and as

project in future classes and also is hoping

Director of the Medieval and Renaissance

to develop a student immersion experience

Studies Program.

in Japan.

Don was recently recognized by the Silicon Studio Art Major Hallie McKnight at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

category for 2013. This past academic

Pancho Jiménez

productive in teaching and research. In the

exhibition of his work and gave an artist

beginning, intermediate and advanced

Crest California. The show titled “Head

year, Don Fritz has been both busy and

Last winter Pancho Jiménez held a solo

area of teaching, he continues to teach

talk at the Maturango Museum in Ridge

ceramic sculpture. He continues to display

Games” consisted of a series of large

Chicago. Currently his work will be Included in the annual “Painting in the 2oth Century” and  “California Conference for “The

Advancement Of Ceramic Art” both taking

a smart phone application developer,

contract with Ashgate Publishing. It will

winter and spring 2012. She is looking

Cane”was held at the Homey gallery in

designer. Most recently he consulted with

gr. 54) and the Union of Churches is under

which was on display at the museum in

Another one-person exhibition titled “Candy

Marco continues to freelance as a graphic

Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris

exhibition with accompanying catalog,

Angela Peralta Gallery in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Marco A. Marquez

Between Constantinople and Rome: An

Museum’s collection and organized a small

Patrones y Obsesiones” exhibition at the

Discipline Council and Misconduct Board.

Kathleen Maxwell’s book entitled

researched prints from the de Saisset

and ceramics were featured in the “Mitos,

Selection Committee and the University

Kathleen Maxwell

woodblock prints. Students in the class

shows. Recently his drawings, paintings

Center, serves on the Honorary Degree

Lecturer beginning in the Fall of 2012.

she developed a new course on Japanese

exhibiting in both one person and group

Drahmann Advising and Learning Resource

Marco was granted a promotion to Senior

course offerings in Asian art. In 2011-12

his work internationally and nationally,

to work as an Academic Advisor in the

elements.

Professor Fraser continues to expand her

and service in the arts and was given the

In addition to teaching, Jiménez continues

designing graphical user interface

major reference work in art history.

the Department and is on a year-long

on several different projects, with

University of West Florida, that included a

written entries for Oxford Art Online, a

Artist Laureate Award in the “On The Wall”

Karen Fraser is currently hard at work

Julie mounted a solo exhibition at the

completed several book reviews and has

and Sciences annual awards presentation.

Karen Fraser

Julie Hughes

daily newspapers. She has also recently

Valley Arts Council for his contributions

sabbatical preparing for upcoming exhibits.

annually at both of these conferences.

of young women in one of Japan’s leading

Kelly was also awarded the Joseph Bayma

He completed his final year as Chair of

California. He facilitates student exhibitions

was based on publishing portrait photos

Don Fritz

Award for sustained scholarship in the Arts

place at the Natsoulas gallery in Davis,

heads through which Pancho explores universal identity, utilizing exclusively texture, color and scale.

This past summer he also exhibited work in a four-person exhibition at the Chico Art Center in Chico, CA. In the spring,

he exhibited work in “Visions in Clay” at

the LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA and in the

“California Clay Competition” at The Artery in Davis, CA.

Ryan M. Reynolds

and was performed by Alla Breve of the

exhibitions introducing his recent time-

Fall Floral Festival and The Mission

In his current research, Moro has been

(Saint Mary’s College Museum February

Reynolds recently moved closer to Santa

Tampere, Finland for the past several years.

Times April) and Continuum ( Artzone 461,

in the Finnish Red Cross refugee center

reviewed in the July/August issue of art

Gustaf in Mänttä, Finland along with an

Stricoff Fine Art, in New York City.

Art in Chicago. His work resides in the

permanent collection at the Museum of

Contemporary Photography, as well as in various private collections.

This year Ryan Reynolds held two solo

Peninsula Women’s Chorus at the Triton

based landscapes Landscape Assembled

Santa Clara.

photographing rural communities around

4-April 4, 2013, reviewed in Contra Costa

His work focusing on the immigrants living

San Francisco, April 14-May 27th 2012,

will be exhibited in Serlachius Museum

ltd. magazine). He is now represented by

Clara University campus and is exploring

the unique landscape of the south bay. He is looking forward to working with the de

Saisset Museum for the upcoming Reduce Reuse Re-imagine group exhibit in fall

2013. This project focuses on the role of

exhibition catalog. He recently received a

arts in building sustainable communities

Foundation to continue his work in Finland

Recology artists and SCU students made

fellowship from The American-Scandinavian

and will feature work form San Francisco

during the summer of 2014.

possible by a SCU Sustainable Resource Initiative grant.

Kate Morris

Last spring, Professor Morris visited the

Staff Updates

Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA to view the exhibition “Shapeshifting:

Mitch Grieb Senior Administrative Assistant

Transformations in Native American Art.” It was a thrill to see the exhibit, and the

Mitch Grieb is the new Senior

published catalog for the show, which

Administrative Assistant for the Department

contains 10 object entries that Morris wrote

of Art and Art History. Mitch is new to

with the help of Santa Clara students last

the department but she comes with over

year. While in Salem, Morris also received

20 years of university experience. Mitch

news from home that she had been

was first hired as a Data Entry Clerk in

granted tenure and promoted to the rank of

the Registrar’s Office in 1989. After 11

Associate Professor. All in all, it was a great

years she transferred to Information

Spring Break!

Technology to write PeopleSoft system

Takeshi Moro

Over the summer, Morris travelled to

training documentation until there was

as Assistant Professor (photography) in fall

pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, Chavin de

the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s

Takeshi Moro joined Santa Clara University

Peru for the first time, finally making her

2012. He was born in Fukaya, Japan and

Huantar, and other sites that she teaches

U.K. Moro attended Brown University,

also in New York City in June, to moderate

no more to write. She then worked in

Professor Andrea Pappas at the 2012 Awards Ceremony

spent most of his childhood in Plymouth,

in her Cultures & Ideas sequence. She was

where he double majored in Economics

a one-day symposium called “Changing

Commissioned by the Alameda County

of finance and marketing, his interest in

Museum of Art and Design.

paintings for Highland Hospital’s new Acute

and Visual Arts. After working in the field photography led him to pursue an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which he received in 2008.

For the past four years, he has taught

photography in universities in Ohio before joining SCU. In the past year, he has

enjoyed getting to know the SCU students

and hopes to meet more photo enthusiasts in the classroom as well as through the newly formed student photo club “SCU Snapshot.”

Hands: Art Without Reservation” at the As Associate Chair of the department

this year, Professor Morris has assisted Chair Blake de Maria with the exciting

tasks of planning for the new Art and Art

Arts Commission, Ryan created three

Care Pavilion in Oakland. His work was

also added to the The Bakersfield Museum of Art and Saint Mary’s College Museum permanent collections.

History building. She continues to work

Selected recent group exhibitions include

Now! Developments in Contemporary

& Modern Art Fair 2013 (b. sakata garo,

delighted to be awarded a Georgia O’Keeffe

Art Fair 2012 (Jonathan Cooper Park

write in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014.

Darius Kuzmickas and Ryan Reynolds

on her edited book project, Native Art

art MRKT San Francisco Contemporary

Native American Art, 1992-2012, and was

Sacramento, CA), Art Toronto International

Museum Research Fellowship to study and

Walk Gallery, London ) and OUTSIDEin

Moro’s work has been exhibited nationally

(Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach).

exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary

the inspiration for composer Frank Ferko

and internationally, including a solo

His painting “Alma Submerged” served as

Office for 8 years before moving on to

the College of Education and Counseling

Psychology where she worked for a year.

Mitch briefly worked as a temp in the Retail Management Institute in the Leavey School of Business for 8 months before coming on board last August 2012.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mitch grew up with a very large family. She has 2

sisters, 4 brothers, 9 nieces, 7 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews and 2

grandchildren. She now lives in Willow Glen and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite hobby at home is arts and crafts.


Swan Song

(page 1 continued)

Notes From The Chair

We have had a number of exciting

developments in the department this year. We have two new tenure track faculty

members: Tobias Wofford and Takeshi

Moro. Professor Wofford received his Ph.D. in art history from U.C.L.A. He teaches

a variety of courses in the Arts of Africa

and the African Diaspora which allows him the opportunity to share research from

his dissertation “Constructing Africa: The

Visualization of Homeland and Diaspora in

African American Art during the 1960s and

1970s” with his students. Professor Takeshi Moro joined the faculty with a speciality in

digital photography, having studied at both Sam Hernandez.

But although I continue to draw energy

from our students as I try, in turn, to inspire them and widen their views, after forty

years of teaching it has become time to focus on my own professional work, full-time.

To everyone who I have inspired and been

inspired by, worked with and shared meals

with and studied with, I say thanks, hasta la vista, baby, and vaya con dios. Sam

Brown University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Professor Moro was one of several faculty members to receive accolades this

year. His fellowship from the American-

Scandanavian foundation will allow him to continue his document immigrant

culture in Finland. Professor Karen Fraser received a Japan Foundation grant to

support her research on nineteenth-century

11/4 – 12/6

Sam’s Retrospective of Student Work To celebrate my years at SCU, I hope

to organize an exhibition of 37 years of student work, drawn from pieces left

behind as well as documentary photos I’ve taken during our critiques. Over the years

the names associated with some of these pieces have been lost—so if you are one

of my former students, come by and see if your work is included. Further information

and an announcement about this exhibition will be sent out in the fall.

To all of our art history and studio majors who graduated in 2012!

Kathleen Carlsen

Julia Detweiler

after having taught at East Texas State

University for three years, I was still only

six or seven years older than most of our

Alejandra Germann

graduating seniors. Now, 37 years later, I

Charlton Hee

find myself six or seven years—or more— older than their parents.

Matthew Heinzler

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

Patrick Lydon

Kristen Muramoto Julie Pang

Ariana Rodriguez Hilary Schmidt Molly Stark

performances, presentations, and service.”

Julie Tainter

The faculty at large within the university

artists as well as those of scholars in other

of the growth and development of the

support the professional efforts of its

disciplines. Moving away from the “Santa Clara Plan,” in which Wednesdays were targeted as study days and no classes were offered (but which, in practice,

resulted in two “weekends” per week),

Student Awards

2012 Studio Art Awards Julie Gamez: Best of Show Charlton Hee: Sculpture Hallie McKnight: Painting Veronica Garcia: Photography Charlton Hee: Ceramics

Mar y Helen Mack: Mixed Media Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media

2012 Art History Awards Symposium, First Place

Hallie McKnight

Sebastian Turner: Art History Research

Taylor Tate Chris Zamarripa

Julia Detweiler: Art History Research

Paper, First Place

Melanie Peluso: Art History Research

Paper, Honorable Mention

Brooks Fellowship / Anderson Ranch Scholarship:

Ariana Rodriguez: Drawing

Kareema Thomas

Cor y Adkins: Drawing

Carley Werts

Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media Patrick Scott: Ceramics Luke Kantola: Photography Jon Teel: Ceramics

For the most Current info please go to:

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a few easels and drawings

fine arts requirement to the University for all students. While welcomed, this

the need for depth by our art

tables, a band saw, and an

majors as, at the same time,

electric kiln; and a portion

providing access—technical

of our facility was eventually

and conceptual—for non-art

expanded into premises

majors as well. That I was able

earlier occupied by a carriage

to achieve some success in

and casket company. El

doing so has been underscored

Camino Real physically

by letters I have received from

bisected campus, and there

our alums who have gone on to become doctors or dentists or lawyers (as well as successful Sam Hernandez

I was hired as a sculptor but in those early

enabled me to spend significant time

ceramics, as needed. Further, while still an

SCU, I was honored with the Phelan Award

Department for five years, before becoming

Senior Scholar Fulbright Award, a full

awarded tenure.

Artists Fellowship, and the University’s

years also taught drawing, painting, and

developing my own work and, while at

untenured assistant professor, I chaired the

from the San Francisco Foundation, a

the first studio arts faculty member to be

National Endowment for the Arts Visual

Over the years, the university came

to embrace the teacher-scholar/artist

model: while teaching has always been

important—and without doubt the focus Color - Design - Department

their support, in large part, that brought the

in a way that would address

teaching or in higher levels

Daniel Trintron: Printmaking

are to create a well-rounded person. It was

classes, as we looked to teach

were few women or minorities

Chris Zamarripa

the study and understanding of the arts

interesting dichotomy in our

faculty than we have now;

of administration.

Department, understanding how important

challenging and always

half the number of full-time our equipment consisted of

Recipients of the Mary E. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan S.J. Scholarship:

has been an essential element in support

has resulted in a sometimes

Art History had less than

Luke Kantola

Rachel Mcguigan

of my efforts while here—they came to

The Department of Art and

Juanita Juarez

to developing their art forms, and to

enriching our community with their exhibits,

University of Santa Clara), in 1977, even

Timothy Georgevich

Sam Hernandez received 2013 Artist

area artists who are “seriously committed

(then more commonly known as the

Veronica Garcia

Melina Ramirez

Silicon Valley. These awards are given to

When I was hired at Santa Clara University

Natalie Ganem

Mar y Quigg

Laureate Awards from the Arts Council of

By Sam Hernandez

Julie Gamez

been recognized for their creative work. Both Professor Don Fritz and Professor

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Kathleen DeBlois

Santa Fe, New Mexico under the auspices

research grants, our faculty have likewise

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Chelsea Cumbaa

Jahayra Molina

of a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research

Spring 2013

Nicholas Biss

Mark Melvin

Morris will be taking her sabbatical in

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Katie Ahrens

photography in Japan while Professor

Fellowship. In addition to these impressive

Abrazos

Congratulations!

own award for sustained excellence in

designers, exhibiting artists,

and art teachers), but who have sent me

letters telling me that the experiences they

shared in my classes has made their world a fuller and more complete one. A teacher cannot ask for more. (Continued on page 5)

scholarship; just this spring I have also been honored as Silicon Valley’s Artist Laureate for sculpture.

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Swan Song

(page 1 continued)

Notes From The Chair

We have had a number of exciting

developments in the department this year. We have two new tenure track faculty

members: Tobias Wofford and Takeshi

Moro. Professor Wofford received his Ph.D. in art history from U.C.L.A. He teaches

a variety of courses in the Arts of Africa

and the African Diaspora which allows him the opportunity to share research from

his dissertation “Constructing Africa: The

Visualization of Homeland and Diaspora in

African American Art during the 1960s and

1970s” with his students. Professor Takeshi Moro joined the faculty with a speciality in

digital photography, having studied at both Sam Hernandez.

But although I continue to draw energy

from our students as I try, in turn, to inspire them and widen their views, after forty

years of teaching it has become time to focus on my own professional work, full-time.

To everyone who I have inspired and been

inspired by, worked with and shared meals

with and studied with, I say thanks, hasta la vista, baby, and vaya con dios. Sam

Brown University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Professor Moro was one of several faculty members to receive accolades this

year. His fellowship from the American-

Scandanavian foundation will allow him to continue his document immigrant

culture in Finland. Professor Karen Fraser received a Japan Foundation grant to

support her research on nineteenth-century

11/4 – 12/6

Sam’s Retrospective of Student Work To celebrate my years at SCU, I hope

to organize an exhibition of 37 years of student work, drawn from pieces left

behind as well as documentary photos I’ve taken during our critiques. Over the years

the names associated with some of these pieces have been lost—so if you are one

of my former students, come by and see if your work is included. Further information

and an announcement about this exhibition will be sent out in the fall.

To all of our art history and studio majors who graduated in 2012!

Kathleen Carlsen

Julia Detweiler

after having taught at East Texas State

University for three years, I was still only

six or seven years older than most of our

Alejandra Germann

graduating seniors. Now, 37 years later, I

Charlton Hee

find myself six or seven years—or more— older than their parents.

Matthew Heinzler

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

Patrick Lydon

Kristen Muramoto Julie Pang

Ariana Rodriguez Hilary Schmidt Molly Stark

performances, presentations, and service.”

Julie Tainter

The faculty at large within the university

artists as well as those of scholars in other

of the growth and development of the

support the professional efforts of its

disciplines. Moving away from the “Santa Clara Plan,” in which Wednesdays were targeted as study days and no classes were offered (but which, in practice,

resulted in two “weekends” per week),

Student Awards

2012 Studio Art Awards Julie Gamez: Best of Show Charlton Hee: Sculpture Hallie McKnight: Painting Veronica Garcia: Photography Charlton Hee: Ceramics

Mar y Helen Mack: Mixed Media Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media

2012 Art History Awards Symposium, First Place

Hallie McKnight

Sebastian Turner: Art History Research

Taylor Tate Chris Zamarripa

Julia Detweiler: Art History Research

Paper, First Place

Melanie Peluso: Art History Research

Paper, Honorable Mention

Brooks Fellowship / Anderson Ranch Scholarship:

Ariana Rodriguez: Drawing

Kareema Thomas

Cor y Adkins: Drawing

Carley Werts

Kristen Muramoto: Digital Media Patrick Scott: Ceramics Luke Kantola: Photography Jon Teel: Ceramics

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a few easels and drawings

fine arts requirement to the University for all students. While welcomed, this

the need for depth by our art

tables, a band saw, and an

majors as, at the same time,

electric kiln; and a portion

providing access—technical

of our facility was eventually

and conceptual—for non-art

expanded into premises

majors as well. That I was able

earlier occupied by a carriage

to achieve some success in

and casket company. El

doing so has been underscored

Camino Real physically

by letters I have received from

bisected campus, and there

our alums who have gone on to become doctors or dentists or lawyers (as well as successful Sam Hernandez

I was hired as a sculptor but in those early

enabled me to spend significant time

ceramics, as needed. Further, while still an

SCU, I was honored with the Phelan Award

Department for five years, before becoming

Senior Scholar Fulbright Award, a full

awarded tenure.

Artists Fellowship, and the University’s

years also taught drawing, painting, and

developing my own work and, while at

untenured assistant professor, I chaired the

from the San Francisco Foundation, a

the first studio arts faculty member to be

National Endowment for the Arts Visual

Over the years, the university came

to embrace the teacher-scholar/artist

model: while teaching has always been

important—and without doubt the focus Color - Design - Department

their support, in large part, that brought the

in a way that would address

teaching or in higher levels

Daniel Trintron: Printmaking

are to create a well-rounded person. It was

classes, as we looked to teach

were few women or minorities

Chris Zamarripa

the study and understanding of the arts

interesting dichotomy in our

faculty than we have now;

of administration.

Department, understanding how important

challenging and always

half the number of full-time our equipment consisted of

Recipients of the Mary E. Sullivan and Gerald P. Sullivan S.J. Scholarship:

has been an essential element in support

has resulted in a sometimes

Art History had less than

Luke Kantola

Rachel Mcguigan

of my efforts while here—they came to

The Department of Art and

Juanita Juarez

to developing their art forms, and to

enriching our community with their exhibits,

University of Santa Clara), in 1977, even

Timothy Georgevich

Sam Hernandez received 2013 Artist

area artists who are “seriously committed

(then more commonly known as the

Veronica Garcia

Melina Ramirez

Silicon Valley. These awards are given to

When I was hired at Santa Clara University

Natalie Ganem

Mar y Quigg

Laureate Awards from the Arts Council of

By Sam Hernandez

Julie Gamez

been recognized for their creative work. Both Professor Don Fritz and Professor

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Santa Fe, New Mexico under the auspices

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DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY

Chelsea Cumbaa

Jahayra Molina

of a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research

Spring 2013

Nicholas Biss

Mark Melvin

Morris will be taking her sabbatical in

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photography in Japan while Professor

Fellowship. In addition to these impressive

Abrazos

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own award for sustained excellence in

designers, exhibiting artists,

and art teachers), but who have sent me

letters telling me that the experiences they

shared in my classes has made their world a fuller and more complete one. A teacher cannot ask for more. (Continued on page 5)

scholarship; just this spring I have also been honored as Silicon Valley’s Artist Laureate for sculpture.

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