NADC Featured Artist of the Month
Ana M. Carrillo grew up in a neighborhood known as "La Colonia" in Oxnard, California. Being the "quiet one" born into a large boisterous family allowed her to observe unobtrusively the daily struggles, emotions and actions that was part of the everyday life experienced by her family and those in her neighborhood. Ana’s natural creativity developed at a young age and as she matured and faced her own demons in life her art evolved as well. Ana’s love for art and literature is visible in all aspects of her life. Various pieces of her work have been exhibited at 643 Project Space, 18th Street Arts Center, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura's Westside Art Walk, Stoneworks Studio, Acuña Art Gallery and Cultural Center, BLVD3, RAW: Natural Born Artists Showcases, and Koret Auditorium at the De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (Art Slam).
Most recently, Ana was the lead artist coordinator for the youth art workshops and community mural project for the Oxnard Housing Resident Services Program.
She was funded by the Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance grant in 2016. She used the funds to purchase new supplies in order to create 6 new paintings on gallery wrapped canvas entitled, “Nontraditional Community Icons.” In addition, she organized a plein-air workshop in the heart of Oxnard Downtown District where she displayed the artwork and engaged the community in a positive art painting activity.
|Artist||Artistic Discipline||Disability type|
|Farah Art Griffin|
|Jim Welch||Ballroom Dance||Learning Disability|
|Roger Mendenhall||Visual Arts||Epilepsy, BPDO, PTSD, Chronic Pain|
|Clovis Blackwell||Interdisciplinary/Printmaking||Physical/Mobility Disability|
|Diana Hoffman||Diana Hoffman’s primary artistic discipline is painting with oils and acrylic paints as her preferred mediums. She also enjoys working with pastels, be it oil or soft pastels, as well as colored pencils and watercolor pens.||Physical/Mobility Disability|
|Anthony Tusler||Digital photography, socially engaged or street photography||Physical/Mobility Disability|
|Neil Marcus||Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts||Neuromuscular|
|Jeremy Sicile-Kira||Acrylic on wood panels; acrylic on canvas||Autism|
|Vanessa Castro||Physical/mobility disability|
|Kurt Weston||Photographic parameters||Visual Disability|
|Kathie Warren||Specialize in Oil/mixed media on canvas. In relief, sculptural in texture. Exploring new methods and materrials.||Physical/Mobility disability|
|Nahshon Anderson||Writing & Screenwriting||Emotional/Psychiatric Disability|
|Mark A. Vieira||Literary Arts, Visual Arts||Mobility|
|Rachel Ungerer||Visual Arts||Physical Disability|
|India Harville||Dance||Physical/Mobility disability|
|Tammy Ruggles||Visual Arts||Legally blind|
|Kevin Hosseini||Visual Arts||Intellectual/Developmental disability|