2020 Ohlone College Student Art Exhibition

is viewable as an on-line gallery at


The artists reception and awards presentation, Thursday, May 8th from 7-8:30 pm.

Award winning artworks can be seen at https://bit.ly/awardslides

Participating artists:

Juliana Abraham, Niloofar Azik, Jeanne Bauer, Paola Bermudez, Jessica Boots, Francis Soriano Cabotaje, Heather Carey, Brandon Chan, Megan Chan, Linda Chang, Edward Chen, Nathaniel Cheng, Tiffany Chou, Sakina Damani, Melissa De Guzman, Alexandra De Lory, Even Farley, Rosafina Gao, Jesus Garcia, Balpreet Singh Guraya, Robin Hail, ZiQing He,      Katja Held, Sorraya Jehle, Wen Jiang, Yasemin Keskin, Emma Knab, Olga Krupina, Christopher Lawrence, Gregory Lechner, Aaron Lao, Sophie Lin, Li Li Liu, Kannika Lopez, Angela Lu, Christian Lugtu Barretto, Monika Mehta, Shalini Mehta, Gabriela Mosco, Nadia Nasiri, Nhien Nguyen, Hnin Htet Myat Noe, Daisy O’Dell, Aline Phonphiboun, Tanya Rahimi, Paripsa Rana, Miya Rowlands, Natalie Sapantay, Natali Scherbarth, Alka Sinha, Ema Sun, Chingling Tien, Michael Tolentino, Sharmaine Torcuator, Kendra Tung, Kyla Veluz, Dalynn Wilcox, Susanne Williams, Andrew Yee, Eugene Yoon, Lihua Yu, Jiamao Yuan




Thank you to our jurors, Booke Finister, Barbara Holmes, and Laurel Nathanson who have selected artwork to be recognized for excellence in aesthetic craft and content. The Olive Hyde Art Guild has generously provide cash awards for artwork the jurors have selected as their 1st choice in the mediums of Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Arts, 2-D Design and 3-D Design. The Jurors have also chosen an artwork for the "Best in Show" award. An on-line reception will be held in early May to honor all artists in the exhibition and present certificates to the award winners.  Reception date, time and galley link will be posted shortly.


Brooke Finister

Honored being a juror for the first time, Brooke Finister is a graduating senior at San Jose State University this Spring 2020. She majors in art history and visual culture with a minor in journalism. This April, she is publishing under the Ronald E. McNair Program at San Jose State and researching the importance of advocacy in minority artists. She has also collaborated on the Under The Covers: It's Not What it Seams exhibition with the San Jose Quilts & Textiles museum in October 2020. An acrylic painter herself, she favors contemporary artwork and plans to work in curation later in her career. As for now, she is planning on graduate school, pursuing her masters under either Syracuse University or Columbia University. Some of her favorite artists are Dawoud Bey and Simone Leigh.



Barbara Holmes

Barbara Holmes was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Brigham Young University for her undergraduate studies and San Diego State University where she received her MFA. has exhibited nationally and internationally, is an Alfreda Maloof scholarship recipient, and has been awarded art residencies at I-Park, Facebook, Capital City Arts Initiative, Recology, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has recently been commissioned for projects at Facebook in Menlo Park, for collectors Laura and Gary Lauder and has work in the permanent collections at SFMOMA, Recology, Ron and Anita Wornick, (et al.). Her work often involves transforming wood refuse and construction waste, giving it new context and meaning. She has been teaching art and design for over 20 years and is currently head of Sculpture at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.




Laurel Nathanson


Laurel Nathanson is an Oakland based artist, jeweler and educator. She is passionate about non-conventional jewelry materials and techniques and as a high school shop teacher shares this passion with her students. Laurel has taught workshops at jewelry conferences across the country, has written many articles for jewelry magazines, and her work has been exhibited in boutiques and galleries across the U.S.

In addition to her hand-crafted work, she also creates digital art works from her handmade pieces. Her jewelry art prints are layered, fantastical, and at times other worldly abstractions.

Laurel lives in a purple dollhouse with her two pups, Bonnie and Bailey. When not creating, teaching or walking her pups, Laurel can be found where ever there is an 80’s night dance party.

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