Upon completion of a minimum of 25-hours of mentoring, apprentice and mentor celebrate the completion of their work in a side-by-side group program exhibition in Art Access Gallery.
As a follow-up to their mentoring experience (or in concurrence with), apprentice artists are encouraged to attend our Adult Art Workshops tuition-free in order to further develop their art educations.
2012 Apprentice & Mentor Artists (respectively) include:
Abby Tohinaka & Anne Becker - mixed media painting
Brooks Oscarson & Sadie Hoagland - poetry and short prose writing
Clayton Ryan & Robert Adamson - oil painting
Donald Greco & Ken Baxter - professional techniques
Jamie Hartley & Kindra Fehr - acrylic painting
Robert Smuin & Jimmy Lucero - drawing and painting
Tamara Escamilla & Veronica Perez - mixed media painting
What 2012 participants said about their experiences:
"[Partners] really fills a void for emerging artists. It provides an impetus and the needed encouragement that is often missing in other art environments." - 2012 Mentoring Artist
"Tamara Escamilla and I took an approach to the program that made it exactly what the name implies; the program allowed us to create a true partnership where we shared styles, techniques, knowledge, and experiences as peers Through the program, we have learned a great deal from each other and developed a lasting friendship." - Veronica Perez, 2012 Mentoring Artist
"I was excited when I was asked to work with Abby Tohinaka in the Partners Artist Mentoring program, because the mission was in line with my belief that creativity is essential to one's well being. Abby seems to recognize this as well and has taken to painting many hours each day, indicating that it is therapeutic and brings her great joy." - Anne Becker, 2012 Mentoring Artist
"Jimmy taught me to think outside the box and to expand my horizons. Mostly, he taught me not to give up on my passion of being an artist. I've had a passion for art most of my life, and likely always will. With the added inspiration and tools I have gained by being in this program, my career as an artist will keep moving forward." - Robert Smuin, 2012 Apprentice Artist
"Sadie Hoagland is the most intelligent, inspiring mentor I could have hoped to work with. Strangers at first, we have made a bond through words and time, projects and creativity. I admire her strong use of language, her intriguing subject matter and, most importantly, all that she has to teach me. She's helped me grow, has nurtured my writing and helped it to evolve. Being her partner has opened many literary doors; I'm grateful for her hard work as much on her own words as on mine." - Brooks Oscarson, 2012 Apprentice Artist