Past Exhibitions and Events

Past Shows, Events and Exhibitions



 NFC Exhibition Gathering Context: NFC Art in Technology Exhibition
April 17-28
Catherine di Napoli presented NFC: Art in Tech, an exhibition of two-dimensional pictorials, demonstrating how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology can be used to contextualize art. NFC informs the viewer on a Smartphone or tablet, about the artist and the artist’s creative process. The show featured CASP artists Elizabeth Bennett, Pantea Karimi, Sahba Shere, and di Napoli’s own work.
 French Comics Exhibition

Comics in French Classrooms (La BD en classes de francais)
March 28

Linguist and cartoonist Danièle Archambault and Anne Dumontier, a French teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, combined their interest in comics and graphic novels to create an exhibition featuring a series of 40 comic pages created from 2013 to 2018 by students in French language classes. Visitors were invited to create their own comic strips at tables set-up with drawing materials.

 CASP at the Art Center Event

A Celebration of CASP at the Palo Alto Art Center
January 24

Palo Alto Public Art, the Palo Alto Art Center and community partners celebrated the significant contributions of the CASP artists to the Palo Alto community. Artists shared fast-paced presentations about their work and recent Public Art acquisitions from CASP were on view in the Palo Alto Art Center Meeting Room. CASP artists generously offered these gifts in October and November 2018 as part of their program agreement. 


 Be a Page In a Book Event

Collaborative Comic Book Project: What Books Mean to Me

November 3

Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas and Daniele Archambault hosted a short presentation on the 2017 Veterans Collaborative Comic Book Project, Thank You For Your Service, followed by a hands-on comic book workshop where participants created a comic page based on the theme: "What books mean to me."

 World Singing Day Event

World Singing Day

October 20

Conrad Johnson invited people of all ages and backgrounds, from shower singers to celebrities, to sing with their friends, family, school groups and entire community. World Singing Day is hosted the third Saturday in October each year.

 Artwork by Kent Manske

Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory Exhibition 

September 15-23
Bay Area artists Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, Nanette Wylde (from the environmental art collective "Eco Echo") created a dynamic, interactive art exhibit celebrating the relationship between art, science and the environment.

Organic Perception Exhibition

Organic Perception Exhibition

May 7-27

Curated by CASP Artist, Pantea Karimi. A solo exhibition by Heiko Greb, Organic Perception features intricately carved wooden sculptures of various sizes and shapes. Greb’s sculptures may remind us of familiar biological forms, yet question and play with our perception as viewers. 
Artist Panel: Thursday 5/17. Featuring three Bay Area artists: Heiko Greb, Shannon Amidon and Michelle Wilson.
Carving Workshop: Saturday 5/19

 Presenter Charles Coates

Art of Collecting Art: How to Start an Art Collection

March 31

Moderated by Barbara Boissevain, presenters Patricia Lea Watts and Charles Woodruff Coates join us for a discussion on how to start your own art collection and engage in the “art of buying art.” We will discuss the nuts and bolts of starting your own art collection.

 Collaborative Comic Book Postcard

Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project

March 24

Hosted by CASP artists Danièle Archambault, Paloma Lucas and Servane Briand, as part of the Cubberley Community Day 
After previously collecting 90 pages of short comic strips at "Meet the Artists of Cubberley" on Veterans Day (November 11, 2017), Archambault, Briand and Lucas edited, printed and hand-bound the original pages into a book. The pages were also digitally archived and assembled into an eBook (triggers automatic download) and PDF available for all to enjoy.


 Child paints during ROAR workshop

ROAR Workshop & Tinkerlab Present... PUBLIC PAINTS!

March 3-4

Hosted by artists Melissa Wyman and Rachelle Doorley. Featuring artwork by students in the ROAR Workshop After School Program (K-3rd graders from Ohlone Elementary School) and a project that invites public participation in conjunction with TinkerLab, Public Paints explores the theme of empowerment through collective expression and collaboration. People of all ages are invited both to view finished work and to participate in a collaborative artistic process through the creation of a large painting project during the course of the weekend.  


 Valentine Party Participants

Valentine Making Party

February 10

Hosted by CASP artist Marinanne Lettieri and artists Lynne Greene and Lisa Van Dusen. Join us for an afternoon of hearts. Make a card and spread the love. 



 Students at Guided Color Exhibition

Guided Colors: An Exhibition of K-12 Student Artwork

December 10-15

Co-curated by CASP artist and art educator Pantea Karimi, Guided Colors celebrates the diverse range of creative talents among young artists in Palo Alto and beyond.

 Curators at Veterans Exhibition

Seeing Hope: Veteran Photography and Prose Exhibition

November 4-18

Co-curated by CASP artists Conrad Johnson and Ernest Regua, the Seeing Hope exhibition displays work created as part of the Veteran Photo Recovery Project, a program developed at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto. The Veteran Photo Recovery Project uses photography and prose to help veterans heal from trauma, experiences of war and adjusting to civilian life. Visions of Warriors screened on Saturday, November 18th with comments from film director Ming Lai

 RETROFIT Opening Reception



Retrofit 1.0 May 20-June 17

Retrofit 2.0 June 24- July 22

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, the show’s curators, CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, selected older pieces the artists revised. 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


 Artwork from Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: Artist and Youth Voices on Immigration

June 10-18

In this multimedia exhibit, Bay Area artists and high school students explored the immigrant experience here in the United States. Included in the exhibit was 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 was curated by CASP artist and educator, Barbara Boissevain.

Opening Reception: June 10, 2017

Artists Robin Lasser and G.Craig Hobbs collaborated with Bay Area youth to create a temporary installation featuring outdoor video mapped projections onto surfaces and structures at the Cubberley site. Imagery included portraits of individuals and students who Lasser collaborated with to capture stories for this project.