Winter 2019

Ancestral Journeys

February 4 - March 21, 2019

Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with artists, live music, and refreshments.

  • Open Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. during exhibitions
  • Open @ 6:30 p.m. before the Silicon Valley Reads Kickoff Event, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, and afterwards as well, VPAC Theater
  • "First Thursday" open mic nights: February 7 and March 7, 5:30 p.m .- 7:30 p.m.
  • Visiting Artist Presentations with Cheryl Derricotte and Trinh Mai, February 13, 10:30 - 12:20 p.m. in MLC112 and 1:30 - 3:20 p.m. in MLC270
  • Open Saturday March 7, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a Community Art Station ongoing drop-in art activity - "Ancestral Trading Cards"
  • Open to tour groups by appointment

All events are free-of-charge and everyone is welcome!

Ancestral Journeys explores identity and ancestral migration, immigration, and diasporas. The artists draw from family stories, history, and ancestral memory and imagination. Artworks include a wearable glass kimono infused with family portraits, a 15' kinetic boat sculpture, drawings with stitchery and tea bags, large scale bronze and marble sculptures, a Yoruban Olojufoforo Headdress and more. Presented in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2019, "Finding Identity in Family History."

Artists: Cheryl Derricotte, Rodney Ewing, Reiko Fujii, Hiroyo Kaneko, Marlene Larson, Kija Lucas, Trinh Mai, David Middlebrook, Eric Powell, Gayle Tanaka, Flo Oy Wong, and Cynthia Zhou.  Special projects with Lincoln High School, Columbia Middle School, and De Anza College MEChA students. 

                                     Tanaka 1

                                     Inside Behind: Grandfather Tanaka/Me, Gayle Tanaka, Photoshop, 2017

                                             Cheryl Derricotte 1

                                             American Slave Ship Martha, Cheryl Derricotte, etched glass, 2018

                                                                                 Collision Course

                                                                                 Collision Course, David Middlebrook, cast bronze and mixed media, 2017

                                                            Trinh Mai 1

                                                            Sáng, Sóng, Sang Sông, Sang, Trinh Mai, mixed media, 2013


Fall 2018


De Anza & Foothill Art Faculty Show

October 15 - December 6, 2018

Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with artists, live music, and refreshments.

  • Open Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. during exhibitions
  • Open @ 6 p.m. before the 1500 Stories Silicon Valley Dreams & Doubts Community Forum Part 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, VPAC Theater
  • Taste of History fundraiser event, October 27, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Book Launch, "The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader" by Anthony Santa Ana and Melissa Nievera-Lozano, October 30, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • "First Thursday" open mic nights: November 1 and December 6, 5:30 p.m .- 7:30 p.m.
  • Book Launch, “Dreaming of Glistening Pomelos” by Flo Oy Wong, November 17, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Open to tour groups by appointment
  • Open Saturday December 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a Community Art Station

All events are free-of-charge and everyone is welcome!

The De Anza and Foothill Art Faculty/Staff Show highlights the diverse yet interconnected work of art faculty and staff from De Anza College in Cupertino and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.  Painting, drawing, prints, installation, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and ceramics will be on display. 

Artists: Diana Argabrite, Sholeh Asgary, Sita Bhattacharji, Christian Bonner, Sal Breiter, Prakash Chandras, Kimberly Cook, Cheryl Coon, Mark Engel, Julia Feld, Hilary Gomes, Meiru Huang, Julie Hughes, Patricia Jauch, Hiroyo Kaneko, Keith Lee, Rocky Lewycky, Lesley Louden, William Mattick, Masako Miki, Jen Myhre, Moto Ohtake, Diane Pierce, Tressa Pack, Eugene Rodriguez, Andy Ruble, Lisa Teng, Alyssa Van Zandt, and Chia Wen

Bryce Canyon Sunrise

Bryce Canyon Sunrise, Chia Wen, panoramic photograph, 2018

                                          Cheryl Coon 1

                                          Untitled, Cheryl Coon, mixed media, 2018

                                       Eugene Rodriguez

                                  Regeneration Through Violence, Eugene Rodriguez, oil on canvas, 2018

                   Nocturne 1

                   Nocturne (detail), Julie Hughes, acrylic pours on mylar installation, 2018

                                         Sung

                                         Sung (conflict), Mark Engel, oil, acrylic, spray paint and glitter on cut wood, 2017

                                          Feld Image 2

                                          End of Play, Julia Feld, porcelain plate, china paint, 2018   

                          Louden 4

                          From the mountainESS series, Leslie Louden, C-prints, 2014 - 2018

                             Harvest

                             Harvest #22, from the New Memories series, Hiroyo Kaneko, C-print, 2009

                                  Mattick 1

                                  Untitled, William Mattick, C-print, 2015

                                                Flower 2

                                                Rose, Hilary Gomes, water mixable oil paint on oil primed linen, 2018

Sponsors include the De Anza Associated Student Body, Friends of the Euphrat Museum of Art, the De Anza Creative Arts Division and the City of Cupertino


Spring 2018


De Anza College Student Art Show

May 7-June 8, 2018

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Open Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during exhibitions
  • Open Saturday, June 2: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with a Community Art Station
  • "First Thursday" open mic nights: May 3 and June 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Closed Memorial Day on May 28
  • Open to tour groups by appointment

student show posterArt and design by Benjamin Flores

This exhibition features animations, paintings, drawings, mixed-media works, photography, graphic design, furniture, sculpture and ceramics created by students at De Anza College. The artworks reflect expertise in diverse media and varied interests and points of view.

Jurors for this year’s exhibition are:

  • Lauren A. Toomer, Professor, Drawing and the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford University
  • Brett Cook, Professional Artist and Muralist, in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University
  • Takeshi Moro, Professor, Photography, Santa Clara University

Sponsors include the De Anza Associated Student Body, Friends of the Euphrat Museum of Art, the De Anza Creative Arts Division and the City of Cupertino


Winter 2018


Showing Up with Care

Feb. 1 - March 22, 2018

Reception with the artists on Wednesday, Feb, 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with music and refreshments

  • Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during exhibitions
  • Open Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. with drop-in workshop, "Radical Self Care Mandalas"
  • Open to tour groups by appointment
  • Closed Monday Feb. 19 for Presidents Day
  • 1st Thursday open mic nights: Feb. 1 and March 1, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Some Divine Commotion – book launch for Dave Denny: Friday Feb. 9, 7-8 p.m.
  • Activate! – presented by Flash Forum Fiction and Play on Words: Wednesday Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.

"Showing Up with Care" explores caregiving, healing and the power of expression. The artists draw from personal experience, advocate for caregiver rights and look at ways that art can be a vehicle for healing and transformation.

careforceArtists include Norm Aragones, Chris Bunz, Annabel Clark, Brett Cook, Marion Coleman, Kate DeCiccio, Marisa Morán Jahn, Pantea Karimi, Kristin Lindseth-Rivera, Diwa Malaya, Mark Messenger, Jennifer Myhre, Adan Perez, George Rivera, Cynthia Siegel and Antoinette "Toni" Stroman.

"Showing Up with Care" is offered in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2018, the annual community reading and conversation program, which is focused this year on the theme of caregiving. This year's reading program, entitled "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion," features the novel "Goodbye Vitamin," by Rachel Khong, and "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward," a memoir by Mark Lukach.

Read the Mercury News review of "Showing Up with Care."

Read Sal Pizarro's column in the Mercury News about "Showing Up with Care."


See the Past Highlights page for previous shows.

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