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DiNapoli Gallery

Composing the Future II

Art sculture with hands and child's face; colorful illustration

Northern California Women's Caucus for Art 

December 3, 2021 - January 14, 2022 

Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, Second Floor

"Composing the Future," a NCWCA member exhibition, originally premiered May-June, 2021 at the Bankhead Performing Arts Center in Livermore with 64 artworks. "Composing the Future II" is a curated iteration featuring a selection of these and new works.

This time of transition offers unique opportunities. Artists, traditionally, have been both witnesses and the raw material for envisioning potential futures in turbulent times. In "Composing the Future II," NCWCA artists were challenged to flex their artistic powers in response to the extreme events of the past two years and to project their hopes, dreams, and ideas into the future. Learn more at

Featured Artists:
Laura Abrams, Elizabeth Addison, Salma Arastu, Susan Bercu, Lorraine Bonner, Christine Cianci, Marguerite Elliot, Miriam Fabbri, Anna Friesen, Stacey Gregory, c.j. grossman, Vicki Gunter, Jennifer Jigour, Kay Kang, Karen LeCocq, Tanya Lin, Tomyé Neal-Madison, Juliet Mevi, Namita Paul, Katalina Prince, Sawyer Rose, Sondra Schwetman, Larraine Seiden, Durba Sen, Judy Shintani, Mary Shisler, Fleur Spolidor, Diane Williams 
Jurors: Carolina Quintanilla, Karen Gutfreund Sculpture Curation: Elizabeth Addison

Justice for Our Lives

Justice for Our Lives

Original Artwork by Oree Originol  

Hosted by Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American (AAACNA) Studies Center

First Floor Campus-Side Entrance of SJSU King Library

Justice For Our Lives is a digital portrait series of 100 people killed by US law enforcement since the beginning of the 21st century. This project is a visual aide to support the struggle, led primarily by impacted families and activists, against state sponsored terrorism that targets communities of color and other marginalized victims. The graphics are open source templates made available for free download at offering protest art as an accessible tool to gain visibility for these victims through engagement with the community. 

Virtual Exhibits

Survival Mode: SJSU Responds to Historic Crises

Person holding plant in palm of hands

Survival Mode explores the history of San José State University responding to crises with worldwide impact. Photographs, news clippings, yearbooks, and journals from the SJSU Archives, including contributions to the Spartans Speak on COVID-19 project, will provide one lens for understanding our present moment.

For more information, please contact Carli Lowe, University Archivist at

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Explore the "21 @ 2021" Virtual Exhibit! This exhibit features over 60 lanterns with Chinese brush painting in a virtual environment. 

For questions, please contact Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Director of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center at

Spartan Quest: Social Justice & Campus Connections


Embark on your Spartan journey by learning about SJSU’s key landmarks and the events that shaped our campus, community, and world.

Interested in assisting or contributing to this ongoing project? Contact Michael Aguilar, Outreach & User Engagement Librarian at

Art of Remembrance Virtual Reality Experience

Papel Picado

Explore the Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit in virtual reality! This interactive 3D experience will give you an opportunity to learn the meanings and history of this 3,000 year old ritual. This ritual honors the spirit of the dead by welcoming them and celebrating their legacy.

For questions, please contact Lesley Seacrist, Projects and Communications Manager, at

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

While Silicon Valley is known for its role in leading the technology industry, the South Bay has also led the way in women’s leadership positions in local government and business. This digital exhibit showcases archival materials related to the origins of women’s suffrage in CA and traces these roots through to the present day.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Kate Steffens, Special Collections Librarian, at

Interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli Gallery (Second Floor), please contact the Exhibit Coordinator, Mariah Ramsour, at for details. 

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