The event, which is free and open to the public plus Dominican students and alumni, will feature three well-known Bay Area artists – Silkscreen/tattoo artist Conor Ottenweller of Forthrite Printing in North Oakland, Bay Area curator and art historian Hanna Regev and Amelia Anderson, Senior Designer at Chronicle Books in San Francisco.
“Career in the Arts Day is one of many engaged learning experiences where art enthusiasts of all ages and Dominican alumni and students discuss career opportunities with professional artists and designers,” said Lynn Sondag, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Dominican. “The individuals presenting on this year’s panel not only represent various professions, they also reflect expertise and experience ranging from self-employed entrepreneurs to senior designers in larger corporate firms. We hope students and alumni become increasingly aware of the numerous career paths calling for creative thinking, artistic craftsmanship, and cultural scholarship.”
Ottenweller opened Forthrite Printing during his senior year at California College of Arts and Crafts. His clients of note include the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Gap. For the past three years, Forthrite Printing runs a gallery space that features emerging local artists.
Regev, who has an M.A. in Museum Studies and a M.A. in Modern European History from San Francisco State University, is past president of the Docent Council of the California Historical Society and the Northern California Council of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She currently lectures at the University of California Berkeley Extension.
Anderson is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and began a publishing career working for HarperCollins. At Chronicle Books, she designs a wide range of books for young readers from board books for toddlers to young adult fiction and nonfiction.