Assistant Director of Admissions
LCAD Alumnus, Drawing & Painting BFA, 2012
Jason Umfress is an Orange County artist with a passion for painting, art history and art education. After earning his BFA in Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art + Design, Jason taught classes on portraiture and the foundations of drawing at his local adult education school. Now, along with all-things-LCAD-admissions, Jason takes great pride in coaching high school and college students as they prepare their portfolios to pursue an education in both commercial and fine arts.
Jason is an original member of a group of artists who showcase their artwork and curate shows at The Painter's Room—a gallery space in Downtown Santa Ana run by a collective of local painters. Monthly, this space is used by its members as a crit space to maintain a community around the practice of painting. This community consists of local artists and several LCAD affiliates.
Jason’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout Southern California: All Media Juried Exhibition at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, San Diego Art Institute’s Winter Exhibition, and various shows at Basement Projects and The Painter’s Room.