Earlier this month, artist Rue Gobbée was chosen as the 2022 winner of the College student Creative Artist Award Scholarship by Sonoma’s Cultural and Wonderful Arts Fee. Her accomplishment was honored with a reception at the Arts Guild of Sonoma on Aug. 6, exactly where her operate is at the moment shown.
Gobbée moved to Somona from Brooklyn, New York, a month and a 50 % into her sophomore calendar year soon after her dad, Martin Gobbée, took the general manager situation at Taub Household Outpost on the Plaza. She also functions there, as a hostess.
The diversity and bustle of Brooklyn was a resource of inspiration for Gobbée escalating up. She cherished the graffiti that painted her community, and was encouraged to channel that into her very own art at household.
When Gobbée was young, her mother Heather Gobbée collected recyclable supplies, which the two of them utilized to make their very own, new development.
She was described by herself and others at Sonoma Valley High University as “the artsy child,” but it was not until eventually quarantine in 2020 that Gobbée began channeling that label toward graphic layout.
Working with the monitor pad on her computer system, Gobbée sketched out doodles that she normally reserved for the margins of notebook paper. With college using location on-line, she was applying her personal computer more than ever ahead of, and the electronic medium sparked an desire.
“Almost a 12 months afterwards, I’m now certain this is what I want to do for the rest of my life: build and style with all the things from a pencil to the newest know-how,” claimed Gobbée in her artist statement submission for the CFAC.
Even although the award-winner has normally had an affinity for making artwork, she’s also driven to be prosperous financially. Gobbée feels that graphic style and design is a perfect blend between small business and structure.
In December of 2020, Gobbée’s mothers and fathers got her an iPad for Xmas that permitted to dive deeper into her self-taught layout journey.
The SVHS graduate did not choose her to start with graphic layout class until eventually her senior year. She already realized the basics, but was eager to incorporate a lot more sophisticated ideas into her skillset, which assisted her when it came to distributing her portfolio to CFAC.
According to Veronica Napoles, CFAC Chair and a choose for the contest, said that just about every different art medium is scored in opposition to a distinct rubric. All 7 of this year’s candidates submitted visual art, which is judged based mostly on 6 requirements:
An inventive statement of 250 to 500 phrases, the originality of suggestions, specialized mastery of the medium, composition and design, presentation and craftsmanship.
Four of the candidates moved on to the job interview interview portion which lasts about 15 minutes in which each individual commissioner asks the artist a diverse concern about their operate , or about by themselves as artist.
Napoles stated the competitiveness was intense this year, but Gobbée bought the phone that she won just a several hrs right after her job interview.
As the winner of the College student Resourceful Artist Award Scholarship, Gobbée obtained a two thousand dollar scholarship, and a two-7 days aspect in the Arts Guild Gallery in downtown Sonoma.
Gobbée was stressed but fired up about the show with it currently being the to start with time her function would be showcased in a gallery, but the reaction from the metropolis of Sonoma has created the encounter all the much more special for the Brooklyn native.
Even as she walked into Peet’s Coffee for her interview with the Sonoma Index-Tribune, she was stopped and congratulated by the mother of a single of her friends. Many people close to city have expressed desire in commissioning her to do assignments prior to she leaves for school.
Gobbée will be attending Cal Poly in the tumble and is majoring in graphic communications.
“I get energized when I master a little something new or do one thing unique,” claimed Gobbée. A person of her targets as graphic designer is for her artwork to evolve with technological know-how.
One particular piece of suggestions she’d give to younger artist who are starting up to experiment with new approaches is to not be fearful to ask concerns.
Gobbée understands there is so a lot remaining for her to find out, and the dollars from the scholarship with go towards serving to advance her knowledge all-around the medium she enjoys.
Her perform will be on display in Sonoma’s Artwork Guild, 140 E. Napa St., until Aug. 14.
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