Emerging Artists – THE NEXT GENERATION

The Next Generation” asks who is the next generation of artists and how will they shape the new art world? Artists between the ages of 17 and 30 y/o are encouraged to submit their work for consideration by September 25.

Exhibit Dates: October 10 – November 15, 2020, in HCA’s gallery and online

2020 marks the 7th year, Healdsburg Center for the Arts has featured artists at the beginning of their career.

Online Gallery:

EXHIBIT JURORS: Magda Fraga, Clay Howard, Skylaer Palacios:

Magdalena (Magda) Fraga is the Creative and Marketing Director of MUSA, a startup that connects local artists to community spaces. Magdalena graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree with honors in history of art. Having worked closely with art museums, art galleries and non-profits, Magdalena is now interested in working with artists of all types to promote the arts in the public space. In her free time, Magdalena creates lamps, DJs, rock climbs and is learning how to surf.

Clay Howard is a multimedia artist, designer, and founder of Slippery Dirt which is a brand and fine art practice. Clay studied Rhetoric and Media and Fine Art at Lewis and Clark College. He worked at a small independent magazine in Portland OR called Beacon Quarterly and went on to intern at the Aperture Foundation in New York. He has experience curating exhibits and has shown his own work in a number of galleries.

Skylaer Palacios is a prodigious creator, performer, teacher, and social justice advocate. In 2015, at the age of 20, she earned her B.A in Liberal Studies and Performing Arts. Upon graduation, she was accepted by audition to attend a summer intensive with Dance Theater of Harlem, the first Black classical ballet company in existence. Soon after, she began to focus her artistic efforts, whether in the disciplines of dance, music, or theater, on projects whose narratives are based around social justice issues. Now, she is running for city council in her hometown of Healdsburg, CA to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and create more economic vitality for local artists.