Image of 2017 Student Exhibition Artwork in Miossi Art Gallery

A total of 42 Cuesta College students showcase 62 works of art in Cuesta College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, running April 14 – May 12 in the college’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery.

Professional artist Nick Wilkinson, who lives and works on the Central Coast, juried the student works. Since 2015, Wilkinson has served as the director of San Luis Obispo’s Left Field Gallery. In addition, his works have appeared in galleries across the country.

And the Winners of the 2017 Student Exhibition Are...
Best of Show
Susan Shafer

First Place Winners
Drawing–Jiaqi Gallegos
Photography–Rebecca Sligh
Painting–David Del Pilar
Ceramics–Danielle Koch
Sculpture–Isabelle Tubin
Printmaking–Mary MacLane
Digital Art–Sandra Lisi
Mixed Media–Patrick Garcia

Honorable Mention Winners
Drawing–Michael Cohen
Photography–Casey Wieber
Painting–Nicholas Webb
Ceramics–Kimberly Timbs
Sculpture–Virginia Orr
Printmaking–Skyler Brewer-Pienack
Digital Art–Mireya Montenegro



February 24 - March 24

Image of poster for Irene Hardwicke Olivieri exhibit.
Irene Hardwicke Olivieri’s exhibition Trancing Out, is a collection of paintings illuminating Olivieri’s connection to the natural world and the subterranean world of the heart. According to gallery organizers, the exhibit will feature both recent and older works of Olivieri’s art, which express a deep and meaningful connection to the natural world. “She displays a connection between the earth, dirt, mountains, animal kingdom, and herself,” said Harold J. Miossi
Art Gallery Coordinator, Emma Saperstein.

Watch the artist talk on youtube at: https://youtu.be/tTKHiHTldfM



VANISHED:: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss 
Across Half a Million Years
January 19 - February 16

 Image from Vanished Art Show

Vanished: A Chronicle of Discovery and Loss Across Half a Million Years is a transdisciplinary project involving two visual artists, a philosopher, creative writer, volcanologist, and graphic designer. Collectively, the six artists explore four lost icons and consider how society assembles the past through fact, fiction, and myth. The results are an interconnected collection of new and historic photographs, illustrations, sculpture, sound, and writing.

Watch the artist panel discussion on youtube at https://youtu.be/63CdA2ciJQQ

Read an interview with Byron Wolfe - photographer and Vanished project director.
Byron Wolfe Interview


JUAN D. GRANADOS::Pump Series - Parte Dos
November 4 - December 9 

Juan Granados Ceramics

“Interdependence is a reoccurring theme in my work… the basic ideas surrounding the current body of work are merging the concepts of a pump-like form from previous work with organic subject matter such as seeds, roots, leaves, and general vegetation forms to create the current organic and mechanical wall forms.” – Juan D. Granados



DON SUGGS::Arguing the Landscape
August 19 - September 16

Don Suggs Digital Print
Works from three different periods of the artist's work
(mid-80's paintings, mid-90's composite photographs,
and current digital prints),
which aim to challenge
preconceptions of the "picturesque" and the role of "landscape."


ERIC BELTZ::Chromatose
September 30 - October 28

Eric Beltz pencil drawing called Chromatose
New and recent graphite on Bristol drawings along with a selection

of never-before-exhibited preparatory sketches and notes.



MINEKO GRIMMER::Intermittent Composition
August 24 – September 25

Mineko Grimmer Exhibit Photo
Natural elements, time and gravity create resonating sounds
and a serene and meditative environment.


October 2 – October 30

Barraza Image

Through photographs and performance, Barraza creates
conceptual“spaces of peace” to counteract the psychic
trauma of violence in contemporary Mexico.


 SARA FRANTZ::East of Middle
November 6 – December 4

Frantz Image

“Often disregarded built environments whittle,
shape, and define our experience of modern landscape.”


January 19 – February 19

Conal Image
“In my street art I try to tickle people into thinking along
with me about social and political issues.”


February 29 – March 25

Garcia Image
Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales draw
from vintage and pop culture for a satirical slant on modern society.


 NIKHIL MURTHY::Invisible Abundance
June 20 - July 28, 2016

Nikhil Murthy Invisible Abundance