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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. The Cubberley Artist Studio Program consists of 22 studios, currently housing 23 artists; a rotating studio available for residences of up to 3 months; and the ArtLab, a community programming and exhibition space. The program is administered by Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto.
Vision and Program Goals
Annual Community Events
Throughout the year, CASP enthusiastically engages the Palo Alto community by hosting public events. CASP artists organize these events, providing a glimpse into working studios and an opportunity to meet artists of this juried long-term residency program.
Cubberley Community Day
Each year, this annual free community event is filled with something for everyone: kid’s activities, performances & demo’s, food and snacks, art exhibits, information tables by Cubberley renters and tenants to share and discuss their programs, and volunteer opportunities. Selected CASP artists host open studios and art workshops.
Meet The Artists
Artists of this juried residency program show their work biennially through fast-paced, high energy, 2 minute presentations
A biennial exhibition curated by CASP artists, which invites local artists to submit work for an entry-fee-free open exhibition. The open exhibition is intended to encourage and draw upon a broad range of community perspectives, aesthetic responses, and media.
Winter Open Studios / SVOS
Twice a year, artists welcome members of the community into their open studios for workshops, art and refreshments throughout the day. With artwork available for sale, CASP artists create work in a wide range of artistic experiences and media, from traditional fine arts to innovative mixed media, performance and social practice.
Upcoming Shows and Events
For a full list of our upcoming events and exhibitions, be sure to visit the program calendar.
Kids and Art Exhibition
September 29, 2019
In June, CASP Artist Sahba Shere hosted children with pediatric cancer in her studio for a day of art, healing, empowerment and creativity. The artwork created during that session will be displayed in the ArtLab for public view, with a reception honoring the children artists.
Check back for more details soon!
World Singing Day
October 19, 2019
World Singing Day invites people of all ages and backgrounds – from shower singers to celebrities – to sing with their friends, family, school groups, local clubs, or entire community on the third Saturday in October each year.
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US
Cats: From Artist Expression to Devotion
November 4-11, 2019
As two artists coming from a culture celebrating the cat, Cubberley Artist Harumo Sato and guest artist Junko Tsuchida will showcase their own drawings of cats in this exhibition at the ArtLab gallery. Exhibition visitors will have an opportunity to share their experiences with cats or pets by adding their own story to a gallery wall.
Exhibition dates: Monday, Nov 4th-Monday Nov 11th.
Reception: Nov 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM
Calligraphy Workshop: Nov. 9th, 11-12 PM
Winter Open Studios
November 9, 2019
Art lovers of all ages are invited to join the Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) for a glimpse inside working artist studios. Representing a wide range of media, CASP artists welcome members of the community into their studios for art, free workshops and refreshments. The artist studios are located in the E, F and U wings at the north end of Cubberley Community Center.
A Turophile's Guide to Tokyo (Harumo Sato) - Culture Cheese Magazine, July 1, 2019
Asian Pacific Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide (Harumo Sato) - Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles, pg. 143, May 2019
#WhyIRide: How Commuting Makes Me a More Productive Artist (Charles Woodruff Coates) - Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, April 23, 2019
These Three Art Exhibits Tether the Visual to the Written Word (Pantea Karimi) - SF Weekly, April 4, 2019
1979 Iranian Upheaval Resonates in "Once at Present" (Pantea Karimi) - San Francisco Arts Monthly, April 2019
Gallery Highlights: Sea Change (Barbara Boissevain) - San Francisco Arts Monthly, April 2019
Soup-bowl Sunday (Martha Sakellariou, Barbara Boissevain, Carmina Eliason) - Palo Alto Online, March 27, 2019
For Detained Migrant Children, Fremont Teens Create Postcards of Hope (Barbara Boissevain)- The California Report, KQED, March 15, 2019
Sublime/Transcendent Artist of the Week: Carmina Eliason - Bay Area Art Grid, March 4, 2019
SJMADE '18: Harumo Bakery - Content Magazine, December 2, 2018
City Shows Gratitude to Veterans (Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas, Daniele Archambault) - Palo Alto Online, November 6, 2018
Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory (Barbara Boissevain) - Palo Alto Weekly, September 12, 2018
La sobriété volontaire. Banc public. (In French) - Télé-Québec, August 2, 2018
On the Air: Rachael and Sahba's Do List Picks for Apr. 7, 2018 - KQED, April 7, 2018
A+E Calendar: Peninsula Things to Do, Nov 3 and Beyond - San Jose Mercury News, November 2, 2017
Inside Cubberley - Palo Alto Online, August 14, 2017
Artist Masters Old, New Techniques (Charles Woodruff Coates) – Palo Alto Daily Post, May 5, 2017
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