Artist Reception: May 13th
Bobby Walls was born in Madera, CA, in 1948. His skill and passion for art was developed while attending Madera schools. In the 12th grade he received the Outstanding Bank of America award for the Top Artist in his class of seniors. His college major was art education and he attend Fresno and San Diego City College and College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, where he received his BFA degree with distinction in print-making. He went on to receive his MA degree from California State University, Fresno. He was honored by being an instructor of painting and art design at both Fresno City College and Fresno State University.
While attending CCAC, he was selected by a jury panel to show one of his prints. He was awarded membership into the California Society of Printmakers (CSP). The print “Symbolic Woman” is in the Black Artists on Art, Volume 1 includes two of his prints. Two New York magazine publishers also reproduced two of his prints. One of his prints was selected to go on an international tour in South America. His print “Harriet Tubman” was on display in Gov. Jerry Brown’s office during his first term as Governor. This was a show of selected Black Artists in California. Currently Bobby is a member of the Stockton Art League and is represented in many private collections. Recently he has completed illustrations for the book Gems to Grow By, written by his twin sister, Barbara Herron.