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UCSF to Host Faculty and Staff Art Show

Members of the campus community will display their artwork, from photographs to watercolors, at the 19th Annual Faculty and Staff Art Show on the Parnassus campus. Sponsored by the UCSF Visual Arts Club and Campus Life Services Arts & Events, the show is open to the community. A reception for the artists is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at the Millberry Union Conference Center on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Music will be performed by Grupo Falso Baiano; wine and light refreshments will be served. Viewing times for the show are as follows: * Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New this year is the addition of a theme concept, "Elements of the Sea." Artists were encouraged, but not required, to submit works based on the theme. About 80 percent of the artists submitted works based on the theme, according to Rosalyn Pillars, program coordinator of Arts & Events. The work featured here and on the flyer is by Peggy Cadbury, RN, clinical research coordinator of the Airway Clinical Research Center at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus.
Peggy Cadbury's 2007 watercolor titled Pacific Breakers

Peggy Cadbury's 2007 watercolor titled Pacific Breakers will be on exhibit at the 19th Annual Faculty and Staff Art show next week.

Cadbury grew up in New England, and spent summers on an island off the coast of Maine. As a young adult, she traveled and lived in Southeast Asia before returning to California to UCSF School of Nursing, where she earned a nursing degree. She married and raised three children while working full time as a nurse. Cadbury began to study watercolor in 1995, and has attended workshops with many well-known watercolor artists, including Gerald Brommer, Jan Kunz, Sally Robertson, David Taylor, Skip Lawrence and Barbara Jackson. She tries to devote time on weekends for her art, while maintaining a full-time nursing career. "I have always felt compelled to try to capture the mood or feeling of a place that touches me," Cadbury says. "Water and light are particularly inspiring for their powerful yet ephemeral qualities, and so the coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, are frequent subjects. I love the luminous way that watercolor can evoke qualities of light and atmosphere, and am always striving to achieve that special luminosity. I find working in watercolor endlessly challenging, and enjoy the unexpected surprises which keep it fresh and exciting." Related Links: Cadbury Watercolors