Outlook/Insight: The LCAD Effect

Two girls in white bathing suits crouch down around tidepools at the beach.

A sampling of the artwork of the 2023 Master of Fine Art graduates.


The quality, creativity, and individuality is a testament to the dedication and independence of these artists. Remarkable artists are attracted to LCAD because of the understanding that time-honored skill joined with personal contemporary concerns can create vital, memorable art.

Outlook/Insight at Laguna Art Museum implies that the mindful engagement with the outer visible world builds personal insights that express, not only what things look like, but what they can make you feel. The rational and the poetic are made apparent to the viewer who takes time to observe and reflect.

The LCAD effect refers to the impact that these artists may have on the larger world. LCAD takes the necessary time to nurture and enable artist to find their own voice. No style, template, or doctrine interferes with the personal development that leads to important enduring art.

We are delighted to introduce you to Erika Bradberry, Xinchen (Jack) Cai, Jason Dowd, Chapman Hamborg, Kayla Janes, Rupinder (Rupy) Kaloti, Amanda Kazemi, Sumire Kudo, Jacquelin (Jackie) Nagel, Kelly Jane Smith-Fatten, Olivia Stude, Emma Yervandyan, and Xixi (Kacy) Yu.

Exhibition Dates

April 6th – May 20th

Panel Discussion with Exhibiting Artists

Erika Bradberry
Jack Cai
Chapman Hamborg
Kayla Janes
Rupy Kaloti
Amanda Kazemi
Jackie Nagel
Kelly Jane Smith-Fatten
Olivia Stude
Emma Yervandyan
Kacy Yu

May 20th, 6:00pm (Advanced tickets required and available at lagunaartmuseum.org/visit)

6pm – 9pm

Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651

Laguna Art Museum Hours

10am – 5pm
CLOSED on Mondays


For questions, contact Peter Zokosky, Chair of MFA Drawing and Painting