ROBERTO CHAVEZ - 2017 Guest Artist
Roberto Chavez is an International Award Photographer who became interested in photography as a child, and obtained his bachelors in photography from the prestigious Art Center College of Design. His style and accurate eye for composition has taken him to many places, from publications to editorials and international venues such as galleries, in which his work is exhibited on a regular basis especially in Germany, London, Spain, the Netherlands and Paris, France where he also happens to have a residence. He has inspired new generations of artists and photographers by giving lectures at different schools and universities such as Rio Hondo College, Art Institute of Orange County, Cypress College, and the Cardinal Computer Academy at Whittier High School of which he is a mentor for many students. In his community, he has been appointed to be part of the City of Whittier Cultural Arts Commission. He is also part of the Whittier Historical Society, and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation of which he is the current president. He has been named the Chairman for the past 5 years of the famous Hillcrest Festival of the Fine Arts in the City of La Habra, CA. He is also a Core Member for the Art Society of Long Beach, CA as well as an active member of the French Association of Photography in Paris, France and the American Photographic Artists -Los Angeles Chapter, just to name a few.