MEET OUR ARTISTS AND INTRUCTORS
Japanese American artist Judy Shintani was born in Ames, Iowa to a mother from Honolulu, Hawaii and a father from Poulsbo, Washington. Her father’s family lost their oyster farming business when they were taken to Tule Lake Incarceration Camp in the 1940’s. Her family ended up in the Central Valley of California where Judy spent most of her childhood before moving to the Bay Area for college. Years later she began exploring her roots and family history.
Shintani has exhibited throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and Southwest. She was recently an artist in residence at Santa Fe Art Institute
and at Creativity Explored in San Francisco. She was awarded the Peninsula Arts Council 2012 Award for donor support for her Coastside Artists for Doctors Without Borders project.
In addition to making art, Shintani owns and runs
the Kitsune Community Art Studio in an old dairy barn in Half Moon Bay.
She is a member of the Asian American Women’s Artist Caucus and on
the board of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art. Judy has
a Masters in Transformative Art from JFK University, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design from San Jose State University.
Susan Caput has been an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist for over 35 years. She finds that the looseness of painting combined with the discipline of corporate design allows her creativity to flow more freely.
Her contemporary impressionist paintings have been exhibited and sold in galleries on both coasts. Her silk-dyeing workshops are given often in the SF Bay Area and her one-of-a-kind scarves are available for purchase.
Artist's bio is coming soon.
Artist's Website: www.crochetjam.com