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A curator, editor and writer, Doreen Schmid is an adjunct professor of modern-contemporary art history and history of photography at Napa Valley College who also consults on curatorial and archival exhibition and book projects. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts; di Rosa; the Napa Valley Museum; the Center for Photographic Art; the Bolinas Museum; and the National Museum of Qatar. She is an author and editor of four books for Cameron + Company, Chronicle Books photo books, and catalogues for the Asian Art Museum SF and other institutions/publishers.
Schmid’s MA degrees are in Visual Criticism from California College of the Arts and in English from SFSU, and she has studied in the George Eastman House Photographic Preservation & Collections Management Program. Her writing has been acknowledged by a CCA scholarship and other awards. Her artist’s residencies include the Emily Harvey Foundation (Venice, Italy) and the Anderson Center (Minnesota).
A judge of several Bay Area art and photo competitions, including Berkeley Art Center, Schmid has been a board member of PhotoAlliance, the Ansel Adams Center and the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. Her teaching and writing on photography explores the confluence of history, memory, time, and image.
Penelope's paintings and photography are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. A gourmet at heart, Penelope is immersed in an epicurean culture and influenced by her connectedness with the world of wine. Penelope's culinary compositions offer intimate insight into a food and wine lifestyle.
Her inspiration begins in social scenes such as restaurants, wine bars, wineries, wine cellars and often simply in the kitchen and around dinner tables with wine, food and friends. Through the use of rich color, dynamic perspective, inviting atmosphere and gourmet subject matter, Penelope's work conveys the essence of a bon vivant lifestyle. Once her inspiration is transformed into colorful still life paintings and photographs her work expresses gratitude, optimism and joy of life.
Penelope earned her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She resides in Napa Valley where she regularly paints LIVE and exhibits her work at wineries throughout Wine Country and her love and growing knowledge of wine continues to be a source of inspiration in her work.
San Francisco Bay Area-based artist Mikey Kelly earned his Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. During the fall of 2015, his work was featured in a solo show at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, where his is represented. He has participated in group exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Cranbrook Art Museum, and Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburg. Kelly’s work is found in the permanent collections of the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for
Art, and the private collection of Burt Aaron, Trustee of MOCA Detroit.
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