Laura Robinson

Director of Grant Management

Laura Robinson is a retired teacher and a professional artist, painter, and sculptor.  Laura spent the first half of her life in North Carolina, sheltered by the tall canopy of trees from the persistent rain and the second half in California under a full canopy of sky flooded by the persistent sun.  Having lived in both environments, this has affected her view and style as an artist.  Out of a full spectrum of creative choices, her paintings and sculptures range from the precision of formal portraiture to the energy and freedom of impressionism.  Her sculptures are simultaneous geometric and organic, structured, and free-flowing as expressions of life’s energy and bounds.

Laura’s artwork has been represented in three galleries in Southern California area.  She was the former president and Board of Directors for the Orange County Fine Arts Association (OCFA).  In this capacity, she co-founded the Artist Eye Gallery in Laguna and Bear Street Art Studio.  As an artist, Laura won many awards for her artwork over the years.  Just to name a few, she won the American Heritage National Award in sculpture and winner of the sixteen First Place Awards and thirty-seven Second and Third Place awards in the Orange County Fair and local art organization in California.

Laura served as a mentor to the University of California Irvine and National Science Foundation grants for five years.  She works with a number of humanitarian non-profit organizations and helps connecting artists and these humanitarian non-profit organizations to work together to promote humanitarian causes.