Once a political cartoonist, San Jose artist Richard Godinez creates large-scale oil paintings and pastels that protest imperialism and globalization. He is a graduate from San José State University and Stanford University and the recipient of the Silicon Valley Arts Council’s Individual Fellowship Grant.
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?