Currently living and working in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area, David Kimball Anderson employs influences, from Zen philosophies to natural phenomena, to create sculptures and installations that provoke meditation and contemplation.

Gregory Burns is an internationally acclaimed athlete and artist who holds an MFA in painting and has exhibited in a dozen countries for over thirty years. Since 1999 he has been invited as Artist-in-Residence at twenty 5-Star Resorts across the globe.

Starr Davis has been an active artist living with her family in the Saratoga area. Her background includes teaching art classes and writing a book, Tongues and Totems for the Alaska International Art Institute in Anchorage.

Structured yet free-spirited, Gloria Huet’s art reflects the tension between rigid Asian traditions and a flexible Western lifestyle. Her goal is to create a work that appears fresh and spontaneous at first glance, yet provides a lingering visual impact for those who choose to probe further.

Seth Janofsky learned photography at The Cooper Union in New York City. But after a few years of photographing documents in the city’s archives, he decided to study woodworking at the College of the Redwoods in California.

Lorraine Lawson’s style of Gasan 画賛, appropriating inscriptions, poetry and calligraphy of other artisans has become a consistent means of creating meaningful works that explore culture, history, travel and nature.

Nicole Klassen is constantly scouring antique shops, flea markets and fabric stores for fabulous treasures to paint. It is her goal to glorify both ordinary and noble objects by use of careful arrangement and by simplifying or accentuating the play of light upon them.

A breath of fresh air is given to modern Japanese art through the calligraphy of Masamichi Kotaki. His work uses traditional styles such as the Rinpa school and elevates them onto a new level of expression.

Ken Matsumoto is a well-established and respected sculptor who holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from San Jose State University. His extensive track record includes solo and group exhibitions throughout California since the mid-1980′s.

Aki Mori’s interest in photography grew in the 1980’s, and eventually became her medium to represent her ideas. The strength of photography to seal the existence of objects is inevitable, identifying objects as individual elements simultaneously to their being a part of a greater assembly.

Steeped in traditional Japanese culture from his early childhood, Kihachiro Nishiura expresses the world of Japanese culture and arts in his own unique style based upon the ancient philosophy of eki, central to which is the inevitability of change.

Known to many as the Matisse of Japan, Mayumi Oda has done extensive work with female goddess imagery. Born to a Buddhist family in Japan in 1941, Mayumi studied fine art and traditional Japanese fabric dying.

Beginning from a question about why the earth rotates, Hiroko Ohno is exploring the fundamental structure of space. Shes produce paintings, experimental installations, and sculptures that transform the collision that occurs from science’s encounters with art.

The themes of James Ong‘s paintings are memory, quiet places, impermanence, movement, energy, despair, and hope. He is drawn towards Eastern thinking and aesthetics, especially Zen Buddhism and Japanese art and design.