Cubberley Artist Studio Program


The Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) supports the vitality of the arts in Palo Alto by providing City-sponsored, affordable studio space for artists, building creative community and fostering public engagement with the arts and artists.


• Create an artist community that fosters diverse and numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration in the creation of new work.

• Ensure the representation of a wide range of experience in terms of artistic disciplines, artistic development, as well as diverse cultural and aesthetic approaches.

• Create a dynamic and accessible cultural destination for the community, with economic value for the resident artists.

• Foster active engagement with and visibility with the Palo Alto and surrounding  communities.

• Continue to increase the prestigious and competitive reputation of the program. Ensure that the program is accessible, open, inclusive, equitable, and responsive to the community need for studio space.



Why Palo Alto Subsidizes Studio Rents for Priced Out Artists” – KQED, November 17, 2016
James Turrell in Palo Alto: Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula” – KQED, April 27, 2016


Open Door Archive Mixed Media Writing Practice with Lessa Bouchard
CASP ArtLab, U7
Saturdays, April 15 - May 13, 2017 -- An opportunity to exercise your creative juices!  A series of short timed writings  (5-10 min, 15 min, 20 min.) based on writing prompts, with a goal of creative writing practice. No judgments, no censorship, just write. Group sharing allowed, not required. 

"Metamorphosis: Artist and Youth Voices on Immigration"
CASP ArtLab, U7
Saturday, June 10, 11am - 5 pm
Sunday, June 11, 11am - 5 pm
Saturday, June 16, 11am - 5 pm
In this multi media exhibit, Bay Area artists and high school students explore the immigrant experience here in the United States.
The exhibit intends to spark discussions about this important topic and offer new viewpoints on human rights by highlighting the personal stories of these artists. Included in the exhibit is artwork by non-immigrant artists who seek to champion the value and diversity of the Bay Area's immigrant populations at a time when they are increasingly under siege. The exhibit is curated by CASP artist and educator, Barbara Boissevain whose own art practice seeks to cultivate awareness and provoke meaningful discourse about social and environmental issues.

Opening Reception for "Metamorphosis" and Interactive Talk of Migratory Cultures
Saturday, June 10, 7 - 9:30 pm
Migratory Cultures is a site-specific video projection mapping and documentary video project. Artists Robin Lasser and G.Craig Hobbs will collaborate with Bay Area youth to create a temporary installation featuring outdoor video mapped projections onto surfaces and structures at the Cubberley site. Imagery includes portraits of individuals and students who Lasser collaborated with to capture stories for this project.

Veteran Photography Exhibition
November 4 - 18, 2017
Curated by CASP artist Conrad Johnson, this exhibition will be comprised of a video documentary and veteran photography work


Andy Muonio and Pantea Karimi -- stARTup Art Fair San Francisco
Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA 94123
Public hours: Friday, April 28,  2 - 10 pm
Saturday, April 29, 12- 9 pm
Sunday, April 30, 12 - 7 pm
First Look: Friday April 28, 12 - 2 pm
Opening Night Celebration: Friday April 28, 7-10 pm

CASP artists will display their work at Telegraph Hill Gallery in San Francisco, in two separate shows, RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17, and RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017. In keeping with the exhibition theme – RETROFIT – the show’s curators, CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, selected older pieces the artists revised, those where the artist has returned to a previously explored subject matter or that reinterpreted a personal aesthetic trademark. The exhibit includes work from 21 artists working in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media.
Telegraph Hill Gallery
491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
RETROFIT 1.0 runs May 20-June 17; Reception on Saturday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
RETROFIT 2.0 runs June 24-July 22; Reception on Saturday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Catherine di Napoli -- Ecstasy Unbound: A New Exhibition of Works by di Napoli
diPetro Todd - Pacific Heights
July 1 - September 30, 2017

Brittany Amante, CASP Program Assistant,

CASP Press Release

San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill Gallery Reopens after Construction with Works from Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artists - 4/18/2017

Public Alchemy: Cubberley Artist Studio Program Presents an Entry-Fee-Free Open Exhibition for Local Artists - 1/30/2017

Cubberley Artists Exhibit New Diverse Works During 16th Annual Winter Event - 11/17/2016

A Look Behind the Scenes at the Cubberley Artist Studios During the 30th Annual SVOS Celebration - 5/9/2016

Public Alchemy: Inaugural Community Exhibition at Cubberley Community Center - 2/23/2016

Cubberley Artists Present Dynamic New Work at Free Community Events This Month - 11/3/2015

Cubberley Artists Showcase Their Work at Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) - 4/28/2015

Artists Announced For The Newly Relaunched Cubberley Artist Studio Program - 09/12/2014

Revamped Palo Alto Art Studios Becoming a Bay Area Cultural Destination - 06/11/2014

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017