SPRING 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
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All lectures are free to the public and held at Sonoma State University. This semesters lectures will be held on Mondays, Cason Hall 68, from Noon - 1:00pm.

2/3      Andy Diaz Hope is an interdisciplinary artist who’s work is informed by his engineering background.  Scientific and Artistic investigation are equally present in his works.

2/10   Jose Bedia, born in Cuba, (1959) he began his transcultural explorations in his twenties.  In 1981 he participated in the ground-breaking exhibition, “Volumen Uno”, in Havana, where he and a group of artists presented conceptual and installation art. By the late 80’s Bedia’s work was recognized worldwide.  It is during this time that he developed a distinctive and discerning visual vocabulary uniquely his own.  Bedia’s investigations are centered in the living traditions of the indigenous cultures of the Americas and Africa. 

2/17   Desiree Holman is an interdisciplinary artist that lives in Oakland.  She makes figurative props in her work that are used to reference role playing games.  Her work deals with identity and the human psyche.

3/3      Nick Dong is a conceptual metal smith, mixed media sculptor and socio-commodity engineer.  He creates mixed media fields to change the relationship of the viewers’ apperception, [making sense of an idea by assimilating it into one’s body].

3/10   Jennifer Lovvorn is the Senior Public Art Project Manager at San Francisco Arts Commission.  She will talk about her experience with public art, what she loves about it and why it is important to the Bay Area.

3/24   Seth Koen is originally from Maine. His work springs from a continued interest in sculptural line and drawing. He creates quirky, unspecific icons… images that associate but don’t illustrate.

4/17   Annie Wharton is a Los Angeles-based curator, artist, and art consultant. Her current project is Annie Wharton Art Consulting, an agency that provides curatorial services, art advisement and acquisition assistance to corporate clients, museums, galleries, and private collectors.

4/28   Claire Collete lives and works in San Francisco.  Her work explores line, mass and allegory through the approaches of drawing and sculpture.  Formalism and poetic suggestion permeate her body of work.


The Visiting Artists Lecture Series provides our students with valuable insights and exposure to art professionals and their work.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is supported in part through grants from the Instructionally Related Activities Fund of Sonoma State University, and the Imagery Estate Winery. Thank you.

A daily parking permit ($5) is required. Daily permits are not valid in reserved lots. Some permit machines accept quarters only. Sonoma State has complete program accessibility.

Sonoma State University is located 50 miles north of San Francisco, off Highway 101, adjacent to the communities of Rohnert Park and Cotati. From San Francisco Bay Area, take Highway 101 north to Rohnert Park Expressway exit. Turn right onto Rohnert Park Expressway and follow to its end at Petaluma Hill Road. Turn right on Petaluma Hill Road to the stoplight at East Cotati Avenue. Right on East Cotati Avenue to Main Entrance of the campus on your right. Information Booth is at the end of the drive.