The Fullerton College Art Department is one of the select few college art departments in the nation can boast of a viable and prestigious Artist in Residence program. When California artist Wayne Thiebaud helped launch the first residency in the early 1970s, the Art Department perhaps had no idea that a new chapter in its history was about to be written. Who really knew then that this "happening" would grow into the most important and defining tradition of the department? Decades later, this yearly event continues to inspire not only students and staff, but also the local Art community. We continue to welcome top-flight national and international artists who represent a wide range of styles, themes and issues in their work. The impressive list of guest artists include Miriam Schapiro, Frank Romero, Mia Tavonatti, and Gronk Nicandro, just to name a few.