Art Department

Art Department

Updating the Art Building
The remodeled Art Center opened fall 2010. The renovations bring new heating and air conditioning, a large art history lecture hall, a modern stairwell, updated classrooms and bathrooms and a larger gallery space.

About Our Program
The Napa Valley College Art program offers a comprehensive range of courses designed for both transfer/degree and lifelong learning students. Our studio art, art history and digital art courses help students develop practical and conceptual skills while honing their ability to think critically, creatively, and independently.

Students can pursue an AA degree or certificate in art or prepare for transfer to a college, university or art school.

Once dormitories for the Napa State Hospital farm, the Art Center houses Studio Art, Photography and Art History. The new Ceramics building opened summer, 2009. Digital Art classes are taught in the Mac Lab near the Art Center.

For more information contact art department coordinator Erik Shearer:

Full-Time Faculty

Amanda Badgett    art history

Rhue Bruggeman    ceramics

John Dotta    photography         Professional Website:

Fain Hancock    drawing, painting, design      Professional Website: home.html

Erik Shearer, Art Department Coordinator     drawing, painting, printmaking     Professional Website:  home.html

Adjunct Faculty

Colin Blackshear    digital art      Professional Website:

Rick Deragon    art history, drawing, painting      Professional Website:

Aida Gamez     drawing, painting      Professional Website: portfolio.html

Chelsea Gilmore    drawing

Carla Golder     digital art

Leonie Guyer    drawing, painting
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Kristanne Heaton    art history

Amber Fawn Keig    drawing, printmaking

Richard Mariani    photography
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Meri Page    photography
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Jason Perry    drawing

Brittany Powell    photography
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Pamela Stalker     digital arts

Gary Stutler    drawing, painting
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Lois Tselentis    ceramics

Allison Watkins    digital art, photography  Professional Website: