Careers in the Arts
At the Progressive Art Studios of the Tierra del Sol Foundation, individuals discover career opportunities, advance their skills and craft their own professional career path in the arts. These pathways include a blending of these 3 roles:
- An exhibiting artist with a strong studio practice of creating artwork, developing a portfolio and resume and exhibiting art locally and internationally
- An arts educator designing lesson-plans and leading classes and presentations
- A professional in Arts Management, including curation and exhibition design, and successfully developing and launching art businesses
First Street Gallery
Tierra del Sol’s award winning gallery offers professional representation for the artists from all of Tierra’s progressive studios.
134 North Second Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
OR by appointment with our Gallery Manager, Jordan Nesbit
Interested in being a guest artist? Contact Jordan
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Joe Zaldivar
The Reinvention of both Place and Points of View
Joe Zaldivar is a prolific and successful artist working with Tierra’s Claremont Art Center, and a champion who opens wide the doors for appreciating and valuing individuals who experience Autism. This year alone, Joe has completed 17 commissioned art works for businesses, organizations and community members throughout Southern California. His exhibition resume includes solo exhibitions at The Claremont Community Foundation and First Street Gallery, an extraordinary collaborative artwork for The Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York City, NY, and group exhibitions at Pitzer College Art Galleries, The Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center at Claremont Heritage, Los Angeles City College, Hamer Toyota, Club Nokia, The Special Olympics World Games Art Exhibitions and the Biennial of the Image, CHIASSO, Switzerland.
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Arts Mission Statement
At Tierra del Sol’s Career in the Arts programs, artists demonstrate that creativity and artistic expression are not limited by physical or intellectual challenges. Our Progressive Studios offer individualized opportunities so that all people can develop creatively and be recognized as cultural producers, community leaders and professional artists.
Tierra del Sol operates two Progressive Art Studios: Sunland Studio Arts and Claremont Art Center. For more information please contact Rebecca.
ARTS WORKSHOPS & CREATIVE CLASSES
Explore and expand your creative skills with a variety of public classes offered year round.
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EXHIBITIONS CURRENT AND PAST
Explore past, current and upcoming exhibitions.