August 25 – October 11, 2014
Public Reception: Saturday, September 6 4-7pm
Curator Talk: Monday, September 15 10am
Panel Discussion: Saturday, Sept 27 1pm
Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, ca. 1970-1990 examines for the first time the unique contribution of the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles’ art history. The exhibition and its accompanying catalog look beyond the stereotypes of the Valley as little more than a suburban cultural wasteland, and, instead, offer an alternative narrative documenting the Valley’s unrecognized yet substantial role in LA’s emergence as a center of contemporary art activity.
San Simon: Manifestations of a Guatemalan Folk Saint
October 25 – December 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25 4-7pm
Curator Talk: Monday, October 27 10am
This exhibition consists of figures, altars, masks and images of San Simon/Maximón, a revered folk saint of Guatemala, who is treated with great deference for his abilities to bestow blessings as well as grave misfortune. Curated by Peri M. Klemm and Bill Mercer with students from Exhibition Design (Art 342/542), this show features the renowned collection of Jim and Jeanne Pieper and will present various depictions and guises of this unique syncretic folk saint. The exhibition opening will coincide with San Simon's feast day when he appears in processions and his altars are renewed with offerings of tobacco, alcohol, incense, clothing, money, candles, and food.
Eighteenth Annual High School Invitational exhibition
January 12 – 31, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 30, 2015 from 7-9pm.
The Eighteenth Annual High School Invitational exhibition will be held January 12 – 31, 2015 in our Main Gallery. As we did last year, due to many high schools and CSUN’s class schedules, we have scheduled the reception on Friday, January 30st from 7-9pm.
Eligibility: There are no changes in our eligibility or submittal requirements this year. All schools must be within the official boundaries of the San Fernando Valley, (California legislative Bill Number AB 2207 approved by legislature and governor in 2004) and of the SFV division of Los Angeles Unified School District. As the number of participants continues to increase, we must limit participation to those who are located within the above-defined area. Each school may invite up to SIX students to submit one work per student. Please coordinate the selection of students from your school with the other art instructors; the gallery cannot make selections. Only works done during the spring or fall terms of 2014 will be eligible. All media are eligible, including but not limited to, painting, mural design, sculpture, ceramics, wood, textiles, film/video, industrial design, graphic design, photography, jewelry and mixed media. Compilations of video works on DVD (individual works not to exceed 3 minutes) will qualify as one entry, as will single works done collaboratively by a group of students. Our exhibition space will accommodate approximately 200 -240 works, depending on the size of works submitted.
SUBMITTAL FORM AND REQUIREMENTS (.pdf)