Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MFA Open Studios/ MA Exhibition to be held at CSUN

The CSUN Art Department invites the public to view the work of its graduate students and meet the emerging artists themselves at the First Annual M.F.A Open Studios & M.A. Exhibition, May 10, 2008, 1:00-6:00 pm.

Featuring graduate work in photography, painting, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, drawing, public art, video, animation, and printmaking, this event is a must-see. The 2008 MFA Open Studios/ MA Exhibition was organized by the graduate students themselves, and will include the fresh new work of nearly 30 artists.

This event will be on the same day as a lecture by Amir Fallah, creator of Beautiful Decay art magazine (11-12:00), the opening of Melissa Thomson’s MFA Thesis Show (3-6:00) and the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition (12-4:00).

MFA Open Studios/ MA Exhibition is being funded by the CSUN Art Department and the CSUN Painters’ Guild.

The MFA Open Studios/ MA Exhibition will be on Saturday, May 10th, from 1:00-6:00 pm in various locations throughout the CSUN Art Department. The Art Department campus is best accessed by parking lot E6 (which is off of Halsted St. and Lindley Ave.). Parking is $5. Look for the bright yellow buildings! CSUN campus address is 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330. For more info, please contact the Art Dept. at (818) 677-2242 or by email at

2008 Art Department Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2008 annual department scholarship award recipients! Awards will be presented at the Arts Council Awards Ceremony & Reception, on Friday, May 16, 2008, 11:00 am in the Art Gallery.

Arts Council Awards
Undergraduate: Leaf Belviz
Graduate: Katrina McElroy
Incoming Graduate: Jessika Edgar

Dean’s Recognition Program Awards
Junior: Pearleen Kaur
Senior: Anna Gevorgyan
Graduate: Niku Kashef

Edwin R. Sievers Memorial Award
Desiree Ashourzadeh

Hans Burkhardt Memorial Awards
Undergraduate: Kimberly Hejna
Justine Shaker
Graduate: Katrina McElroy

Irving Block Memorial Award
Katrina McElroy

Leyo Lopez Memorial Award
Pearleen Kaur

Valerie and Steven Svec Memorial Award
Gina Aparicio

Image Transfers on Clay - Paul Andrew Wandless - Workshop and Lecture

Paul Andrew Wandless author of Image Transfers on Clay will be giving a workshop at California State University, Northridge on Wednesday, April 23rd from 2-5pm, he will also present a lecture on his work on Friday April 25th from 1-3pm.

Artist Bio
Born in Florida, artist Paul Andrew Wandless has his studio in the Philadelphia, PA area. The artist works in a variety of media, crossing boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary image making in ceramic, painting and printmaking. A Presidential Appointee to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) since 2003,
Wandless is one of a select few internationally prominent African American artists working in the ceramics medium. A published author, and curator of exhibitions, Wandless actively promotes artists whose work, like his, challenges traditional notions of image and the "art object." In his words..."ultimately, my work is meant to engage and inform the viewer by telling my side of the story of how I see the world through my personal experiences, insights and philosophy."

More on Paul Andrew Wandless

Wednesday, April 23rd 2-5pm.
Workshop and Demonstration (printing on clay)
CSUN Ceramics Studio RM. 511

Friday, April 25th from 1-3pm.
Artist Lecture
CSUN ADC 300 (purple crit room)

The workshop and lecture is available to everyone no cost (other than parking). Please let me know if you have any questions about the workshop or how to get to CSUN. I hope you are well and hope you can join us for this event!

Patsy Cox
Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Department of Art
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8300

Saturday, April 05, 2008

New Department of Art T-SHIRTS

Send an email to for more info on how to get your hands on one.
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