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 Pratice 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: Young People and the Journey of Immigration" and event with artist Robin Lasser
CASP ArtLab, U7
June 1 - 12, 2017 -- Co-curated by CASP artist Barbara Boissevain, this exhibition will feature artwork from high school students responding to ideas of Islamophobia. 


Mel Day -- Wall of Song, with Michael Namkung
January - April 2017

Pantea Karimi -- Kala Art Institute
Pantea is currently in a 6-month Fellowship Residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Her residency focuses on medieval medicinal botany from 12th century Andalucia. 
KALA Art Institute, GALLERY, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Exhibition: April 6 – April 22, 2017
Preview Party: Thursday, April 6, 6–9pm, Free Admission, Silent auction opens
Gala Auction: Saturday, April 22, 6-7pm (VIP), 7-10pm (General Admission)

Pantea Karimi -- L.A.S.T Festival
Shelf Garden, a site-specific installation, will be on display as part of the 4th annual L.A.S.T. Festival
Hammer Theater: 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
Opening Reception, free and open to public: April 7, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibition, free and open to public: April 8, 10 am - 4:30 pm & 6-8 pm
VIP Only Viewing: April 8, 5 - 6 pm
Artists Party: April 8, 8 -1 0 pm

Pantea Karimi -- Artist Talk, LASER Talk series at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley, Soda Hall, Room 405
April 13, 8:35-9:00 PM

Andy Muonio and Pantea Karimi -- stARTup Art Fair San Francisco
Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA 94123
Public hours: Friday, April 28,  2pm - 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

RETROFIT -- feat. artwork from CASP artists, curated by Marianne Lettiri and Mel Day
Telegraph Hill Gallery
491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
RETROFIT 1.0 runs May 20-June 17
RETROFIT 2.0 runs June 24-July 22

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 20, 2017