Community Engagement

Faculty and students at Foothill College are active participants in the local arts community. Here are some events we sponsor and participate in.

Book Arts Jam
Foothill College co-sponsors the annual "Book Arts Jam" with the Bay Area Book Artists. This lively annual event draws 500 people to celebrate the book arts.
Book Arts Jam

Monotype Marathon
Foothill College conducts printmaking workshops to benefit the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts Annual event. The Monotype Marathon is a weekend of workshops, held in professional printmaking studios throughout the Bay Area. Faculty and students help artists produce a number of prints, the best of which are exhibited at the ICA. At the end of the show, the prints are auctioned. All proceeds benefit the ICA. Foothill College is proud to support the ICA in this wonderful event.

Bay Area Book Artists
Foothill College offers GID 94: Book Arts Professional Practices is a student-run class initiated to serve the artistic needs and develop the professional skills of the extended community of Bay Area book artists, including the active members of Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), an ongoing 11-year old informal association of book artists which welcomes new members. The class goes from July through June each year. As an annual project, BABA co-sponsors the annual Book Arts Jam with Foothill College.

The Eurphrat Museum of Art
Foothill College faculty have assisted curating several exhibitions at the Eurphrat Museum of Art located at DeAnza College. Exhibitions have included: "A Good Read: Selections from the Book Arts", 1999, "Shared Passions, 2005 and "Moving Cultures", 2007. Faculty have also participated in Fundraising events for the Eurphrat Museum.
Eurphrat Museum of Art

WORKS San Jose
Foothill College faculty and students have a long history of membership and participation in activities sponsored by WORKS. In Spring of 2007, thirty-two artists in two printmaking courses worked collaboratively to create forty mixed media monoprints for the exhibition "Body of Works". The exhibition ran from April 13 to May 10, 2007.
WORKS San Jose

Pacific Art League
Foothill faculty member Kent Manske has jurored several exhibitions for the Pacific Art League. He recently jurored "Printmakers at the Pacific Art League" in June 2007.
Pacific Art League

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