25 Years, 25 Artists: The Painting Students of Mark Perlman
The University Gallery at Sonoma State University is honoring Professor Perlman as he approaches his retirement after 25 years on the Art Department faculty at SSU. As I understand it, it was Mark’s idea to put together a show featuring the work of some of his students as a way to look back over and celebrate his years of teaching. Accordingly, this exhibition will feature the work of 25 of Mark’s former painting students and I am very pleased and honored to be among the selected artists.
The roster of artists for the show includes Annie Berryman, Ryan Butler, Danielle Caldwell, Cathy Ellis, Nick Gagliardi, Natalie Garoian, Jen Garrido, Alisa Gierloff, Amy Hoeck, Mike Koftinow, Machiko Kondo, Andrew Merriss, Mozhgan Mostafavi, Matt Mullins, Josh Nemec, Heather Patterson, James Phegan, Susan Preston, Frank Ryan, Mary Sanders, Halle Seipman, Sheila Ticen (that’s me!), Alma Valverde, Geirrod VanDyke, and Annie Watson.