Visual Arts



Join the visual arts department faculty, students & local alums for an evening of homemade soups (bread, drinks, & dessert as well!) and fellowship for our annual soup night for prevespers.

It all happens Friday, January 21 from 6-8 pm at the Mariano Residence: 285 McReynolds Drive, Angwin. (Rides/caravan meet at 5:45 pm in front of Fisher)

See you there!



Inspiration in the Islands

By Charmian Vistaunet, Photography, '05

It comes as a bit of a shock when I realize it has been over five years since I graduated from PUC with a 4-year degree in photography. I have fond memories of PUC – walking the trails of the Angwin hills, enjoying Napa Valley’s many treats, and exploring the Northern California coast with friends. Long before graduation, I set my sights on living and working in Hawaii. Right after graduation, I did just that.

For the past five years I have been working at Pacific Stock Photography on the island of Oahu, Hawaii - starting out as an intern and eventually moving on to become director of art content. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “stock photography,” chances are you have heard of Corbis and/or Getty Images. Pacific Stock is the largest stock photo agency in Hawaii and specializes in images of Hawaii, Asia and the Pacific. I work with about 50 contributing professional photographers and artists – directing photo shoots, organizing image submissions, performing all image retouching/color-corrections and uploading the images to the website...and these are just a few of my tasks.

In my spare time, I have gradually worked on jumpstarting my personal photography career. I still have a long way to go, but it’s coming along. There is such an amazing beauty to the Hawaiian Islands – being able to explore places that tourists never see and experience a part of the Hawaiian culture – it’s impossible not to be inspired. Last year I had nine of my original Hawaii photos featured in a mainstream art gallery in Honolulu. I have also begun selling prints commercially to local businesses for wall art.

Having a career in photography and/or art can be extremely challenging, so here are a few things I would suggest to those majoring in Photography or other art degree:

Know what you want MOST. Figure out what’s most important to your happiness and massage the rest of your life around that. For me, living location is very important – I decided Hawaii was where I wanted to live after school, so I molded the rest of my life around that. MORE >>>


Loni Johnston: Graphic Design & Photography

Jennifer Cho: Fine Art



Karen Kirkland, the Executive Director of the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship will be coming to visit the Visual Arts Department on January 19 at 6 pm in Fisher Hall 206 to talk to our Film and TV students about the fellowship.

The submission period for the Fellowship is from January 2nd to February 28th every year. The fellowship provides a salaried position for up to one year at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA. Fellows will have hands on experience writing spec scripts, pitching story ideas, attending storyboards pitches and table reads, in both live action and animation television. For more information go to: http://www.nickwriting.com/




PUC grad Paul Kim, (Film & Television, '04) co-directed a
film that has won the CINE Golden Eagle Award. It's called "A Place to Belong," and is a documentary about children with
Asperger's syndrome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJBIRykblI4



carpenter daley turner

If you are wanting to read up on the visual arts and add a book to your list of must-read books, then here are recommendations from three of our Visual Arts Faculty. More to come.

Alexander Carpenter, Art History:

Visual Culture of American Religions
by David Morgan

Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine: A Biography
by John T Spike

Savage Theory: Cinema as Modern Magic
by Rachel O. Moore


Cheryl Daley, Fine Art:

The Lost Painting
by Jonathan Harr (This one is really art history. I just read it and really enjoyed it It tells the true account of the research that led to finding a lost Caravaggio masterpiece in a detective like story.

The Creative Habit

by Twyla Tharp

Advice to Young Artists in a Postmodern Era

by William K Dunning


Tom Turner, Photography:

Camera Lucida
by RolandBarthes


by RolandBarthes

Why People Photograph

by Adams-Robert




Along with our eight professors, we welcome five adjunct professors this quarter. They are all familiar faces, but we thought we'd give them a big "hello."

Terence Ford: PSA Production

Robert Pappas: Stained Glass

Haley Wesley: Self Promostion

Scott Daley: Sound Design II

Jerry Dodrill: Architectural Photography



Plan on taking a week or two from your summer to indulge in the beauty of the Mendocino Coast while learning something new. Some classes available for college credit. Classes offered: Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic Painting, and Digital Photography. July 10-22.

For more information go to http://www.puc.edu/albion or call 707 937 5440



Let's give a big welcome to the new majors in our department!

Anthony Rocco Carrube, Film & Television Production
Erik Smith, Fine Art
Megan Fitzgerald, Graphic Design
Kalyn Salgueiro, Graphic Design
Karly Burnsed, Photography
Alexandra Filipps, Photography
Carla Hernandez, Photography
Kristin McKay, Photography
Nickolas Peterson, Photography
Samantha Blier, Pre-Art Therapy




heat & wax: encaustic paintings
mary black, robin denevan,
eileen p. goldenberg, & lisa kairos

january 15 - february 12, 2011
opening reception: 7 – 9 pm, saturday, january 15
open: saturday, sunday, tuesday, and thursday 1 – 5 pm

pacific union college | rasmussen art gallery



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