CVAC resident artists come from diverse walks of life and creative disciplines but share the same passion for enhancing the state of art and design. Similar to the CVAC space, these artists are constantly evolving.
Housing such a range of creative individuals under one roof, CVAC has become an innovative and creative incubator. The atmosphere of is one of a creative think tank. Artists who maintain studios at CVAC cross collaborate with one another. These artists participate in community art projects, art fairs and gallery exhibitions extending beyond the physical boundaries of the center and conceptual boundaries of traditional art disciplines.
Patrick inhabits an industrial space refined into a working glass studio. Blythe’s large scale sculpture, “Harvest” can be found locally on El Paseo’s Art Walk. His kiln made glass objects are located throughout the world. "Initially I was fascinated by the concept of capturing a fleeting moment of beauty in a material that will last for thousands of years.” - Patrick Blythe
Mike’s work is layered, subdued and often times intense. His studio space lends itself to his work. Using commercially printed fabric, Mike isolates a new design motif and methodically applies that motif in paint to the fabric allowing the original printed to become a visual companion to his painting.
Originally from Tehran, Leila shoots photographic portraits in her completely white studio at CVAC. Leila, a member of the Planning Department staff, City of Indio, is currently researching the possibilities of streaming pertinent programs to her home country of Iran.
Diane Morgan graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, major in painting. After a successful career in advertising, and as Public Art Administrator for the City of Palm Springs, she now paints full-time. Formally trained in oils she now also paints with watercolor and enjoys the challenges each medium presents. Her paintings have won numerous awards including many Firsts, Best of Show and Best Local Artist
Mary Foote's interest in welding started in the early 2000’s with an introduction to “Welding Sculpture" at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA. She was able to apply her style sense to creating work out of various types of metal. Her repertoire has included a wide variety of work from tractor seat barstools, horse shoe objects and metal, fiber and copper mixed media pieces.
Stacey Campbell received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. After spending several years in retail management she returned to school to get an MBA. But a change was needed. In late 2013 she took a leap of faith and quit her job to become a full-time art teacher and professional artist. She now teaches at Venus Studios Art Supply, Desert Art Center and Coachella Valley Art Center.
Ed de Roo has been working in glass for 15 years. His team is dedicated to the craft and his group have established a complete glass studio inside of CVAC that allows for experimentation and education of the medium.