Artists from San Rafeal to Rocklin will exhibit work when the Emerging Artists show opens at Asylum Gallery inside HQ: Headquarters for the Arts,
- The artists include Marianne Bland who just moved to Sacramento from San Francisco,
Margaret Lordof San Rafael, Matthew Pappas of Rocklin, Gioia Fonda of Sacramento, Olivia Coelho of Sacramento, Ashley Smith of Roseville and DavidJohnson of Placerville.
Born in 1982 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bland has been painting murals with Murals Ink since 1998. She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and also studied at L’ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in
- Olivia Coelho grew up with her artist mother and father in the hills by Folsom Lake. She received her BFA from UC-Santa Cruz. Coelho currently lives in Midtown Sacramento with her husband and a dog and cat. She is one of the owners of Bows & Arrows, vintage. She enjoys swimming in the river and riding her bicycle at night.
Gioia Fonda teaches art at
DavidJohnson – grew up in the rural Sierra foothills. As the only child of a painter and a weaver, he was raised with exposure to the world of the arts and an understanding of the significance of creative expression. His photography and drawings have been displayed in a number of school exhibitions and award shows over the span of his undergraduate career. He is currently a senior at where he is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in photography. Sacramento State University
- Liv Moe is originally from
and now is an artist and writer who currently lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota . With a focus on the domestic or mundane, her work seeks to discover alchemic relationships through the re-contextualization of materials such as vacuum cleaners, bric-a-brack, furniture and hair. Her recent explorations have included documentary film, sculpture in a variety of media, digital photography, and kinetics. Sacramento
Matthew Pappas was born in
- Ashley Smith has been selling both commissioned and non-commissioned work for the past 10 years. She holds a BA in Studio Arts from UC-Santa Barbara where she was invited to participate in the prestigious Undergraduate Art Show in 2004 and 2005. In the past three years, Smith has lived in
where she is known mostly for her intimate graphite portraits, but she is currently working on a series of mid-size atmospheric oil paintings. Placer County