The Emerging Artist Exhibition is an annual juried show that showcases the talent, skill and creativity of young emerging artists in Northern California. The exhibit is fully sponsored by the Merede & Barbara Graham Memorial Fund from the Namaste Foundation. The opening reception will take place at HCA on Saturday, November 9th, 5-7pm. The opening is free & open to the public. Wine and light refreshments will be available.
2019 Emerging Artists
Bianca Caston, Vallejo • Clay Howard, Healdsburg • Audra Miller, San Francisco • Alexis Jean Moore, Ukiah • Lousk (Jaydon Richardson), Healdsburg • Lexie Rosenquist, Cloverdale • Camile Selhorst, Healdsburg • Ryan Torano, Hopland • Cam Urquhart, Santa Rosa • Leah von Ehrenkrook, Oakland
Nicole Schlaeppi brings first hand knowledge of the HCA Emerging Artist exhibit, being one of the selected emerging artists in 2017.
Nicole is a Portrait Photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Seattle University with a BFA in Photography Nicole went on to pursue her dream of being a Professional Fashion and Fine Art Photographer. Being recognized in top fashion magazines and having her work shown in Gallery Showings across the United States Nicole has found her passion by creating lush, vivid, and emotionally infused images that inspire others.
Her work can be viewed at www.nssphoto.com
Apr 26, 1966 – Nov 27, 2011
Merede had many associations with non-profit organizations including the Beldon Fund in Washington DC, the Center for Commercial Free Public Education in Oakland, and the Threshold and Namaste Foundations in San Francisco. She also had a huge love and appreciation for art.
This love of art and appreciation of non-profit organizations brought her to Healdsburg Center for the Arts as a volunteer at the annual Opera in the Garden event. That event, combined two of her passions: art and gardens. She was the owner of the Working Gardener in Healdsburg from 1999 to 2004. Sadly, Merede died of cancer in 2011 at the young age of 45.
Merede’s family chose to honor her by the annual sponsorship of the HCA Emerging Artists exhibit.