Thursday, March 22, 2007

Instructor Jennifer Anderson - "Medical/Arts"

NewTown Presents - "Medical/Arts"

Armory Center for the Arts - 145 N. Raymond in Pasadena Join us for the opening reception - March 24, 7:00 to 9:00 PM Show runs from March 25 through May 13. For Gallery hours visit the Armory's web site at <> New Works by: Jennifer Anderson, Nara Gualberto Cavalcanti, M.D., Laura Ferguson, Edward Gillum, George Kennedy, Julie R. Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Melissa Lambert, Charles "Chip" McDaniel , M.D., Thomas Morphis, Jeff Ostergren, Kira Vollman Medical/Arts is a parallel exploration of two of our species more noble pursuits; the innate drive to cure the body of disease and palliate physical pain and the equally imperative urge to express our thoughts and feelings through the arts. How do artists view medical practice, science and artifacts? In what ways do medical practitioners find aesthetics manifest in their field? Where are the commonalities? Where the divergences? Is the ancient phrase, “medical arts” a semantic anachronism, made all the more obsolete as technology replaces observation and intuition? Are the observations and intuitions of artists viable portals to an understanding of empirical process? "Medical/Arts" has been made possible by generous grants from The Ellingsen Family Foundation and The Pasadena Art Alliance.

For more info visit: To become a NewTown member, just visit our web site. In this time of miserly regional arts support, you can make a difference.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

February 28 - Panel Discussion

Things are just getting started. We opened our second event of the semester with graduates Maria Fleischman from No Good TV, Michelle Leclerc from Samuels Advertising, and Jeff Birch from Hamagami/Carroll, Inc. The panelists displayed a wide range of style and experience as each of the CSUN alumni told their story, from graduation to employment. Check out some of the photos from the event!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

March 28-Portfolio Workshop

Want to prep yourself before Portfolio Review?
Exercise your creativity. Join SAGA in welcoming John Hamagami, Justin Carroll, and Jim Berte from Hamagami/Carroll, Inc., and Catherine Reisen from The Vyant Group, as they join us for this year's portfolio workshop.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Michael Davis visit April 23rd

Artist, Entrepreneur, and the architect behind The Guardian Line

Many comic fans -- and those in-the-know when it comes to the world of animation -- have experienced the innate creativity and boundless imagination that is Michael Davis. He's the architect behind The Guardian Line™ and co-creator of Static Shock!, a highly-rated, Emmy-award-winning WB & Cartoon Network show based on his life. Davis' career began as an illustrator, but over the years he's acquired a unique range of talents from artist and entrepreneur to teacher and mentor. And In 1992, Davis and three co-founders became pioneers with the creation of Milestone Media, which released an innovative, full-scale, multicultural universe of heroes and villains. The well-told stories appealed to Time Warner, resulting in one of the biggest joint-venture distribution deals in comics' history. The new universe of characters was distributed alongside the media giant's DC Comics.

Davis moved from Milestone to Motown in 1994, serving as president and CEO of animation and filmworks. His media company, Bad Boy Studios, which was founded back in 1987 (yes, before P. Diddy), continues to grow immensely and now has a mentor program with an impressive list of successful artists, directors and writers. In addition, he has created a line of educational materials called the "Action Files," for Simon and Schuster. It's the only reading curriculum based on comics that is taught in any school system. Davis comes to UMI as vice president of new media and shares his inspiration behind The Guardian Line™, its characters, and who will always be his superhero.

For more info:

Signs of Protest

CSUN Art Gallery Exhibition and Student Gets Mention in LA City Beat

Go to this link:

Photo by Images Courtesy of CSPG Archives, Top-Bottom: Act Up/NY (1990); Eric Lindroth, The Grim Sneaker (2006); Forkscrew Graphics, iRaq (2004); Lee Whitten with photo by Joe Rosenthal, Stop the Draft (1980)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hans Burhardt Honorary Speaker Spring 2007

Benicia Gantner
March 22, 2007
Purple Critique Room @ 2pm

Benicia Gantner is a California artist, who has shown her work nationally in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Seattle and San Francisco. Gantner received her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Printmaking, and continues to develop prints, paintings, site drawings informed by the techniques of the print tradition and an interest in re-framing the landscape painting tradition. Her work was recently included in shows at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Richmond Art Center, and the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica . Gantner’s work is currently on view in a solo show at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley. Her work has been reviewed in Artweek, ArtScene, the Brooklyn Rail and and most recently in the San Diego CityBeat . A finalist for this year’s SFMOMA SECA Award, Gantner is currently living and working in San Francisco.

Gantner supplants the conventional landscape with a highly reductive, abstract one, rendering the organic with the synthetic. “I perforate the slick machined surface of vinyl and plexiglas by hand cutting “natural” forms that are often suspended in space, anchored to the carved picture plane only by visual indications of gravity. I define urban culture’s relationship to nature as expertly nuanced artifice, a mediated and highly structured experience. I render natural forms with the self-conscious position of being part of the built environment, acknowledging the romantic view of nature from the comfortable position of shelter, acutely aware that I am engaging artifice with each cut form.”
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About the Hand G. and Thordis W Burkhardt Foundation
The Hans G. and Thordis W. Burkhardt Foundation was established to encourage and support an understanding of art and the art of Hans Burkhardt by providing contributions to museums and art schools. The Foundation intends to carry forward the artist's mandate and legacy to benefit subsequent generations of artists, art audiences and the general public. The Foundation has generously funded this series of visiting artist lectures in the Art Department at California State University, Northridge.

Future Speakers:

Tony De Los Reyes
May 1, 2007
Purple Critique Room @ 2pm

Tom LaDuke
May 15, 2007
Purple Critique Room @ 2pm Contest #4! Announces the Start of Contest #4!

After the success of its first Three contests, Filmaka has launched its 4th contest 'Neighbours'. Submissions are accepted till 27th March 2007. is a new online competition, juried by award winning filmmakers including
Werner Herzog, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders, and founded by leading
independent producers and financiers. Filmmakers have a new chance to enter each month, and submissions are accepted in 10 different languages.

Please visit to see past contest submissions, and for complete rules, terms and conditions. Membership is free for full time students: email from your school issued email account for more information.

Wishes to Involve with us and through us.


Saumia Mehra

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


The Department of Art offers an outstanding curriculum designed for students wishing to pursue a liberal arts education in art and design. Emerging artists have numerous opportunities available to them for expressing their creativity and aspiring careers in all phases of art education, art history, design and studio arts.

Stepping Stones in the Art and Design Center ArtWalk will represent sponsors like you who are active partners with the University. You have a unique opportunity to create a tangible symbol of your connection to CSUN. Your gift also enables the Art Department to provide education and outreach programs to our young people in the community.

There are opportunities for everyone to participate and help the Art Department stay ahead of the curve as a leading training ground for the new talent in the art world. The Art Department has laid the foundation for many careers. Now is our chance to show our pride and appreciation. Become a part of this exciting endeavor!

Your participation in the ArtWalk program at Cal State Northridge supports the growth and development of art in the San Fernando Valley, bringing the best of visual arts to the community. Three separate on-campus galleries feature outstanding international exhibitions, local artists’ exhibitions, and student work for campus and surrounding community enjoyment.

Your name, the name of a loved one, or the name and graduation date of a CSUN alumnus engraved on a stepping stone will testify to your commitment to quality education and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams.

$1,000 – Stepping Stone A stepping stone at this level will signify your commitment to quality education and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams. Your contribution, along with membership in the Dean’s Circle, includes a one-year membership in the President’s Associates, University’s premier individual donor recognition program featuring invitations to special engagements with CSUN President Jolene Koester.

$500 – Stepping Stone This stepping stone will make a prominent statement when displayed in the Art Walk. Gifts of $500 are recognized with a one-year membership in the Dean’s Circle, the College’s recognition program, or individual donors. Special invitations to University events and discounts for Performing Arts Center programs are a key feature of this program.

$150 – Stepping Stone This stepping stone is a wonderful display of your support of the Art Department. As the University hopes to leave a permanent impression on each of its graduates, the College hopes you’ll do the same by this visual display of your support!

By participating in your company’s Matching Gifts Program, your donor benefits will increase to the level representing the combined amount of the gift. To have your gift matched, please ask your company’s personnel or public affairs office for instructions. Your matched gift will provide the maximum amount of support possible for the Art Department.

818.677.7038 or 818.677.2242

Monday, March 12, 2007



March 23 thru March 29, 2007
Reception: Friday, March 23, 7-9p

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Art Galleries - CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!

Annual Juried Art Student Show
May 4 – 30, 2007

MONDAY April 23 9am-5pm
TUESDAY April 24 9am-5pm
WEDNESDAY April 25 9am-5pm

Main Gallery, Art and Design Center Rm 200, on N. University Dr.

Open to CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all visual art media

Limit 3 entries per student. No entry fee. Works should be framed, mounted and/or suitable for jurying. All works must have been done in the 2006-2007 academic year.


8th Annual Clay Day

April 28, 2007

Sponsored by the CSUN Art Department and the California Art Education Association (Southern)

You and your students can be part of this fantastic event!
Fun, friends, fun, teamwork, fun, competition, fun, educational, & fun!!!!

For more info:
Larry Oviatt @ 818.677.4540

18111 Nordhoff St Northridge, CA 91301-8300

Professor KIM ABELES - Newport Coast 260º

March 14 – April 7, 2007

Artist Reception, Saturday, March 17

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Sweet Dreams
at The Shed

March 14 – April 30, 2007

3000 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach

(corner of Newport Blvd. and 30th St.)
call for viewing hours

KIM ABELES is dedicated to creating poignant, contemporary work with both universal and personal relevance. In her new body of work “Newport Coast 260º” Abeles maps areas of coastal Orange County while revealing environmental, political, and social topics. She creates a personal and relevant dialog uniquely meaningful to Southern Californian viewers. The exhibits at SCAPE and the Shed coincide with the 2007 regional and national focus on women.

Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions
289 E. Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, California 92625
949-723-3406 voice, 949-723-3407 fax,

Diane Nelson, Jeannie Denholm/ Art Advising, Exhibitions

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Art & Craft of Shadow Theater

A twelve (12) session residency by Maria Bodmann
Saturday March 3rd, 2007

1:00 pm • Shadows of Bali
Kick Off Performance
Purple Building #AC300

Weekly Classes (10) Saturdays March 10th through May 5th, 2007 in Room AC 211

March 10th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
March 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th, 14th, *21st*, April 28, and **May 5th** - noon to 2:00pm

*April 21st • Double class • 11am to1pm and 1:30 to 3:30pm*
**May 5th Class will be held in The Purple Building #AC300**

Sunday, May 6th, 2007 • 2:00pm • Culmination • Purple Bldg #AC300

CSUN Students will be eligible for Independent Study Art Credits for attending this free residency. Take advantage of this opportunity.

more info:

Thursday, March 01, 2007

CSUN ANIMATION STUDENT gets his first CREDITS on "THE SIMPSON'S" Television Show

THE SIMPSON'S Episode #6, aired this past Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8pm/7pm central-standard time, on FOX.

Chance Raspberry is credited as "Character Layout."

He is now working on another episode, # 21, and we will try to get the air date ahead of time.

Chance Raspberry graduated CSUN Sp-06, BA Art Degree with Animation Concentration. He was an outstanding student in animation creating his Little Billy characters, animatic and his own original music. He obtained an Internship with Film Roman. Right before graduating he completed the challenging Character Layout tests and upon graduating was immediately hired to work on "The Simpson's".

Very few artist get this kind of opportunity so young.
We are so proud of our own Chance Raspberry

“ECHOES: Women Inspired by Nature”


Pamela Grau Twena
County Centerfor Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
Telephone: 714.667.1517


“ECHOES: Women Inspired by Nature”

with essay written by Dr. Betty Ann Brown and designed by Dr. Paula DiMarco, Roadwork Design

Exhibition Dates: April 6, 2007 to May 20, 2007
Opening Receptions:
April 7and May 5, 6–10 pm

“Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature” will be presented at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) from April 5 through May 20, 2007. Curated by art historian Betty Ann Brown and visual artist Linda Vallejo, the exhibition will highlight the work of 21 women artists who focus on the natural environment. In artwork that ranges from traditional easel painting, to the newer media of photography and installation, to the very Postmodern use of non-art materials such as Gummy Bear candies, these artists call out attention to the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and to humanity’s deep and abiding connection with it. They also address issues such as pollution, over-consumption of resources, scientific atrocities and animal abuse.

A full color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition with essay written by art historian, critic, and curator Dr. Betty Ann Brown. Dr. Brown was trained in Latin American art history, receiving her B.A. from Southern Methodist University, her Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, her interest began to shift to Chicano art and, ultimately, to contemporary art. She has worked as a contributing editor for Arts, Artweek and the Los Angeles Reader, writes frequently for Artscene, and was founding editor of Visions, the Los Angeles art quarterly. In her writing and curating, Brown has focused on feminism, identity, and the use of art as a community building tool. She and Arlene Raven co-wrote Exposures, Women & Art, a volume with essays on fifty contemporary American women artists. Her edited anthology, Expanding Circles: Women, Art & Community, was published by Midmarch Arts Press. Her volume on Surrealism, Gradiva’s Mirror: Reflections on Women, Surrealism & Art History won the CSUN Scholarly Publications Award in 2003. Brown is a professor in the Department of Art at California State University, Northridge.

Dr. Paula DiMarco and her company Roadword Designwill design the “Echoes” catalog. Dr. DiMarco is a design educator, researcher, and graphic artist with an interest in social awareness in the design of visual culture. She is a professor in graphic design, at California State University, Northridge and has worked for over ten years in design education. Originally from the east coast, Paula worked independently as a graphic designer for Met Life, MTV, SPIN Magazine, and a variety of design studios in New York City. Roadwork Design and she has been involved in design solutions for several non-profit organizations. Her mission is to humanize graphic art and design through didactic and reflective imagery in a visual culture society.

Judith F. BACA

Patsy COX
H. Barbara CUTLER

Cheryl Marie DULLABAUN
Samantha FIELDS
Suvan GEER
Lezley SAAR
Miriam WOSK