Catherine J. Trujillo

Curator Catherine Trujillo has worked with designers, artists, architects, and photographers to create long-standing contributions to the cultural life of the Central Coast. Originally from East Los Angeles, and heavily influenced by the El Sereno artisans in her neighborhood and the artistic teachings of her grandmother, she moved to the Central Coast with a commitment to work in the arts with a focus on the preservation and dissemination of multicultural history and art.

Recent Articles
Getting sm(ART) in San Luis Obispo
Getting sm(ART) in San Luis Obispo
Operating in its own little niche, the sm(ART) Studio was founded to blend art, crafting, and sustainability to support the therapeutic programs of a San Luis Obispo County nonprofit.
Tony Corley: Evolution of the Black Surfing Association
Tony Corley: Evolution of the Black Surfing Association
Tony Corley, founder of the Black Surfing Association, recalls his early life on the Central Coast and his lifelong quest for unity amongst Black surfers.
Coastal Modern: Architect Mark Mills
Coastal Modern: Architect Mark Mills
Designing primarily along California's Big Sur Coast, Mark Mills was an experimental architect of structures of an organic quality with emphasis on modern elegance that was informed by the building sites' natural landscape.
Print Like It's 1897: The History Behind the Shakespeare Press Museum
Print Like It's 1897: The History Behind the Shakespeare Press Museum
The Shakespeare Press Museum offers a collection of rare equipment and early examples of printing that spans 150 years of California printing.
Paying It Forward with Catherine Ryan Hyde
Paying It Forward with Catherine Ryan Hyde
Author Catherine Ryan Hyde helps Catherine Trujillo document this visit through El Camino Real with photographs of the coastal place she calls home.
Young at Heart: Sky Bergman's Age Explorations
Young at Heart: Sky Bergman's Age Explorations
Photographer Sky Bergman sets out to marry photography and the life stories of octogenarians (and older) with the launch of Lives Well Lived.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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