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Alumni Engagement and Museum of Art (SMCMoA)

"Hold it Lightly" VIP Reception with Lisa Congdon '90

Date & Time


Location (On-campus)

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
1928 St. Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575
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Join the Museum of Art (MoA) and the Office of Alumni Engagement in celebrating the opening of Lisa Congdon's exclusive solo exhibition, Hold it Lightly. 

About the Exhibition

Featuring work of SMC alumna and artist, Lisa Congdon '90, Hold it Lightly, explores themes of joy, liberation, and radical inclusion, displayed on printed matter featuring her bold, colorful illustrations and hand lettering. Exhibited in conversation with Corita Kent's heroes & sheroes series, Congdon's work reflects the profound personal impact of Kent's legacy. 

VIP Event

This private fundraising event features VIP first access to the exhibition and work paired with delicious food and decadent wines from Union Wine Company, Dot Wines, and Aldina Vineyards.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Lisa and purchase original limited edition prints featured in the exhibition. All proceeds will support the Museum of Art acquisition fund. 

We are excited to highlight two of our alumni winemakers, Lise Asimont '98 and Francisco Lopez '01.

Tickets are available now at $75. 

About the Artist

Lisa Congdon an internationally known fine artist, illustrator and writer. She makes art for clients around the globe, including Target, Amazon, Google, Schwinn, Warby Parker, Method, Comme des Garcons, REI and MoMA, among many others.

She is the author of ten books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and Find your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic. She is the host of the podcast The Lisa Congdon Sessions and cofounder of The Long Table Foundation.

Lisa is self-taught and didn’t achieve momentum in her career until she was nearly 40 years old. Despite her untraditional path, Lisa has achieved recognition, not just as an artist, but as a leader in the industry for her work in social justice, knowledge sharing, mentoring and teaching. In March of 2021, she was named “One of the 50 Most Inspiring People and Companies According to Industry Creatives” published by AdWeek.

When she's not making art, you can find her in her bike. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 



Philip Goodwin '16
Associate Director, Alumni Engagement & Events