UCSC art alumni exhibition on view at Porter College through May 7

Andrea Borsuk - Porter '85
Memory Keeper 2010
oil on panel
Jason Middlebrook - Crown '90
My Car, 1988
Oil on canvas
(Courtesy of artist and the Doge Gallery, New York)

Feedback is an alumni art exhibition currently running through May 7 at the Porter College Faculty Gallery in conjunction with the Sesnon Gallery’s 40th Anniversary.

It presents the work of a variety of UCSC alumni who are active and practicing artists from New York to California.

The show is curated by Julie Baker (Porter '89), executive director of the Center For The Arts in Grass Valley, who has also spent time working in New York art galleries and Christie's auction house.

"It is so gratifying to return to UCSC 22 years after I graduated to curate this show, and to include artists I know personally, or have come to admire, in my years as a gallery owner,” says Baker.

“UCSC should be proud of such an amazing group of talented and successful artists,” she added.

One of those artists—Charles Goldman (Porter '90) has just learned that he was one of 180 applicants out of 3,000 who has been awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship in the 87th annual competition for the United States and Canada.

Goldman graduated from UCSC in 1990 with a double major in Painting and American Studies. He is permanently based in Brooklyn, NY, and has exhibited internationally.

The featured alumni artists will also include: Delia Brown, Jason Middlebrook, Mungo Thomson, Nellie King Solomon, Don Fritz, Sarah Coleman, Andrea Borsuk, Michelle Stitz, Evan Holloway and Julie Heffernan.

An informal reception for the artists is planned for Alumni weekend on April 30.

These events are sponsored by the UCSC Alumni Association Special Projects Fund. More information about UCSC’s Alumni Weekend can be found at the Day By The Bay web site.