Another Accolade for LQAF scholarship recipient Erika Walters. Winter Light Premiers at 2015 ShortFest!
A letter to the Foundation from scholarship recipient Evelyn Olvera
Dear LQAF, "Just writing again to update you on my semester abroad. Its been a whilrwind experience, I can hardly believe I only have 2 weeks left in Italy. This past long weekend I visited Paris, France where I spent hours in the Louve as well as the multitude of museums Paris has to offer. The overall appreciation for the arts was overwhelming as well as inspiring. From the Mona Lisa to the graffiti in the metro, the city gave off this high artistic energy. Since I last wrote Ive also been to Venice, which was a piece of art in itself, I was obsessed with the water flowing through the city, although I was only there for one night, our program organized (READ MORE)
LQAF Scholarship Student Roberto Velasquez creates art for Desert Island Country Club.
WOW! Another Success Story! Check out this fantastic news just received from a past LQAF Scholarship recipient Marnie L. Navarro! "Hi LQAF! I just wanted to pop in and say hello...I am a past winner of the LQAF Scholarship from my COD days. Now I own an art gallery in Palm Springs called LIFEWORK focusing on cutting-edge emerging artists, have college degrees in Art and Psychology, and continue to make my own work. Thanks to the Board and the LQAF for supporting me and for continuing to support young artists in the Coachella Valley. Sincerely, Marnie L. Navarro" Congratulations to Marnie and we invite you to stop in LIFEWORK to see their latest exhibition CYPRESS, running Feb 9 to March 2, 2013 (READ MORE)
James Galindo Laguna College of Art and Design (2006), BFA, Drawing and Painting; Laguna College of Art and Design (2009) MFA, Painting Since 2009 James has taught drawing and painting at Laguna College of Art & Design, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Brentwood Art Center, FT Art Academy, and Saddleback Community College. Galindo is hoping to land full-time status as an art instructor at a community college in the Los Angeles area. This Fall (2011) he will be juggling teaching positions at Laguna College of Art & Design, Rio Hondo Community College, probably Brentwood Art Center, and hopefully Saddleback Community College again. He is also involved in some web and graphic design projects. Galindo is currently represented by Dawson Cole Fine Art in (READ MORE)
Former LQAF Scholarship recipient Cornia Gamma's short documentary WHERE JOURNEYS MEET received the Wildlife Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, March 8-11, 2012. WHERE JOURNEYS MEET is a non-narrative, visual essay on the magnificent landscape of Antarctica. The film observes the rich and diverse life of the Southern Hemisphere, traveling from the Falklands, to South Georgia Island and ending its Journey at an Emperor Penguin colony. http://www.greensphereproductions.com/WhereJourneys/Journeys.html
Corina Gamma UC Riverside (1996), BA, Fine Art Claremont Graduate University (1998), MFA, Fine Art Born and raised in Switzerland, Corina lives in Los Angeles and has worked six years for the Stepehen Cohen Gallery organizing art and photography fairs. Additionally, she has taught photography classes at Long Beach City College the past three years, taking the last semester off to pursue a film documentary project in Greenland entitled “Warm Greetings.” Using photography and video as her main media, Corina has amassed an extensive record of accomplishments involving exhibitions, film projects, publications, and artist residencies on her resume—some of which are listed below. A complete accounting of her career to date can be viewed on her website: http://www.gammasphere.net. Solo Exhibitions 2010 Down & (READ MORE)
Victoria (Vicky) Lopez Otis College of Art & Design, BA, Communication Design Victoria (Vicky) Lopez lives and works in Palm Desert – and she is a busy girl. Lopez serves as Marketing Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, as well as heading her own design firm Kikiworks. Victoria has been responsible for much of the readily recognized marketing collateral, logo and print advertising design for a variety of local businesses and organizations (see examples of her work below) – and on many instances gaining recognition and awards for her creations. 2007 Advertising Federation of the Desert Addy Award Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers, Special Event Invitation Pearl Solutions Brochure, Direct B to B or Consumer 2006 Advertising Federation of the Desert Addy Award (READ MORE)
Natalie Thornton Boston College (2011), BA, Economics and Studio Art Natalie was the recipient numerous awards while at Boston College including: Boston College Student Programs Office Award for Leadership Skills in Creativity Richard and Marianne Martin University Award for Excellence in the Field of Studio Art Critic's Choice Award at the Boston College Arts Festival Departmental Honors in Fine Art. Expanding upon her senior thesis entitled, "Musicians of My Imagination," in which she created hypothetical album covers for her creative identities, Natalie has been working as a freelance designer since graduation. Her main projects include designing a band's website (The Railflowers) and another band's album cover (The Loose Handle Band). She is currently taking an online class in XHTML and CSS Web Design Languages. Her (READ MORE)