Who we are

Ali with terns
Ali Pearson, owner of Alumni Exhibits in Sebastopol, California has been in the business of educational murals, scientific illustration, and sculptures for museums for over twenty years. Her breathtaking murals and precision sculptures can be seen in museums and visitor centers around the world. Working with Leslie Stone and Associates Alumni Exhibits painted and installed 13 murals in the Yosemite Valley Visitor’s Center in 2007. The same year Alumni Exhibits completed three murals for the Kings Canyon National Park Visitor’s Center in Grants Grove.

Local Bay Area projects include a mural at the Sunnyvale Murphy House Museum showing a 360 degree panoramic view of the Sunnyvale area illustrating the history of the valley. Point Reyes National Seashore and Tilden Park in Berkeley also have murals and sculptures produced by Ali Pearson illustrating the scenic characteristics and plants and animals of the region.
Ali Pearson holds a Bachelors degree from Colorado College and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She began her career as a museum artist/preparator by taking a volunteer position at the California Academy of Sciences and has had a lifelong interest and involvement in the study and preservation of nature. Ali Pearson founded Alumni Exhibits in 1999.

Bill Stockton of Alumni Exhibits began working in the exhibit business 14 years ago. He has fabricated interactives, casework, millwork, armatures, architectural elements, and “green” wood furniture for museums, aquariums, visitor centers and tradeshows. He is experienced in production design and project management, and adept at using AutoCAD and other industry related design software to produce working drawings for use in formal approval submissions and fabrication. His vast experience with jobs involving multiple trades and building interfaces compliments the visual arts skills that are the trademark of Alumni Exhibits.

Examples of Bill’s work can be seen in several locations in the Bay Area. The most recent example of Bill’s craftsmanship can be seen at The Aquarium of the Bay (on Pier 39 in San Francisco) for which he constructed a variety of elements utilizing Cypress lumber reclaimed from fallen trees in the East Bay. Bill has also contributed to exhibits at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Yosemite National Park and the Smithsonian Institute.
Additional Resources
Our goal is to do the best possible job for our clients and to get the work done on time. For larger projects, Alumni Exhibits has an amazing network of other artists that we bring on board. Our work at Yosemite Valley Visitor’s Center is an example of this type of collaboration.
Alumni Exhibits is associated with a broad network of specialized vendors. With access to everything from CNC laser fabrication to hand brazed artifact mounts, we have the experience and capability to produce a very broad spectrum of exhibits and are positioned to offer our services at competitive rates.