Alfie Macias DigiBeats Fall 2013
Alfie teaches Afro-Brazilian drumming and percussion ensemble. He has studied and performed with noted percussionists, Gamo Paz and Jorge Alabe from Brazil, and locally with Carlos Aceituno, Zeke Neally and Kwaku Dady as well as ensembles including Aguas de Bahia and Fogo Na Roupa. He is an accomplished salsa dance instructor and also teaches with Loco Bloco, the San Francisco Arts Education Project and Project Avary, a summer arts camp for at-risk youth. Alfie has been the musical director of both Loco Bloco & is the musical director of the dance company Sambaxé. He and his drumming students regularly collaborate with Sambaxé. Alfie has been with Out of Site for three years. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Craig Hollow Architecture & Public Art Fall 2013
Craig taught at Out of Site for the first time in the Spring of 2012, leading the final design/build phase of the Mama Arts Café parklet in the Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco.
A designer at Sagan Piechota Architecture in San Francisco, Craig studied architecture at the University of Washington after working eight years as an artist-blacksmith in Seattle, Washington. Formerly a director of Smoke Farm, a non-profit arts and education experiment on a 360-acre farm near Seattle, managing habitat restoration projects and founding its annual summer arts festival, Craig is an internationally certified Passive House Designer and a co-chair of Passive House California. With a decade of experience as both a designer and builder, Craig’s projects include grass-roots community design/build projects, custom houses, restaurants and cafés, and large public architectural projects.
Imin Yeh Printmaking Fall 2013
Imin creates sculptures, installations, downloadable crafts, and participatory artist-led projects. She is a recipient of a 2012 commission from the San Jose Museum of Art supported by the Irvine Foundation, 2011 San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, a 2010 Irvine Fellowship at the Sally and Don Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo Art Center and awarded a 2 x 2 Solos exhibition at ProArts Gallery in 2010. She received a 2009 Barclay Simpson MFA Award (2009), the San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship (2008) and the Yozo Hamaguchi Endowed Scholarship in 2007. She has had recent residencies at Blue Mountain Center (NY), Montalvo Art Center (CA) and Mission Grafica (CA). She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had shown her work at SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, Incline Gallery, Southern Exposure, Meridian Gallery, Mission Cultural Center, ProArts Gallery in Oakland, 18 Reasons, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. She has an upcoming project at the Zero1 Biennal and at Intersection for the Arts. She has just finished running a year-long fake contemporary art space called SpaceBi (www.spacebi.org) that takes place in the Asian Art Museum, though she has never exhibited at the Asian Art Museum.
Katherin Canton Black & White Photography Fall 2013
Kathy recently graduated from the California College of the Arts with a major in Community Studies. She is currently the youngest member of the arts organization, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, in Oakland. She is an alumna of Out of Site and of Lowell High School. As a student at Out of Site she took photography, printmaking and other visual arts classes. She became a teaching assistant for photography, and joined the youth advisory board during high school. During her senior year of high school and freshman year of college, she was an administrative assistant at Out of Site, and mentored the youth advisory board.
Maggie Preston Black & White Photography Fall 2013
Maggie is a native Northern Californian who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts, and has taught at Out of Site since 2009. She has exhibited her photo-based artwork at many galleries and non-profit institutions including SF Camerawork, Queen’s Nails Projects, Houston Center for Photography, Ampersand International Arts and the SF Arts Commission Gallery. She is currently an artist-in-residence at RayKo Photo Center.