Thursday, November 05, 2009
The Graduate Students of Ceramics have a show in the Shed Gallery. Please join them for their reception tonight, Thurs Nov. 9th from 5-9pm. If you cannot make the reception please stop in to view the show, it will be up until Saturday evening. Sorry for the short notice. I hope you all can make it out.
-Ceramics Guild : )
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
TOMORROW Thursday Oct 29th @ 2pm @ Purple Crit Room
Gajin Fujita is a graffiti artist from East Los Angeles. He is a member of LA graffiti crews K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) and KGB (Kids Gone Bad). He was born in 1972 to Japanese parents. Fujita holds an MFA from the University of Nevada and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. His work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), L.A. Louver Gallery and several international venues in Switzerland, Greece, and Belgium.Fujita blends Eastern techniques (anime, partitioned screens), and elements (geishas, warriors, demons), with Western, urban imagery (Latino graffiti, U.S. pop culture imagery) in a way that is stunning and vibrant, yet harmonious. His works embody the cultural and class contradictions that are an integral part of urban Los Angeles.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
@ Cal State Northridge "Shed" Gallery. Follow the signs.
An exhibition of prints created by Cal State Northridge students over the past three semesters. This is also an unofficial kick-off for the CSUN Printmaking Society, and an all-around printmaking promotional event! The show will be up all week.
Please share this event with your CSUN friends!
Got Facebook? Interested in the CSUN Printmaking Society? Join the group to keep up with the latest news! :D
Show your support for Assembly Bill 656 by signing the online petition today. Simple and easy, only takes a couple of minutes.
To sign up, go to: http://tinyurl.com/Isupport656
OR if you feel like actually voicing your opinion you can:
1) Find the phone numbers of your Assemblyman and State Senator at:
2) Call them and urge them to support AB 656--Torico.
At present California is the only one of 22 petroleum producing states (including Texas and other "red" states) that does NOT have a severance fee for oil and natural gas extraction.
AB 656 will tax oil companies for extraction of natural gas and oil from California, and will provide dedicated funding to the CSU and UC.
AB 656 is still active, and according to Torico's office, there will be a big push for it, including campus tours (but not CSUN this time around). The California Chamber of Commerce opposes this bill and pretty much any others that would tax the rich, but it enjoys broad support from non Republicans. Your representatives need to hear from you.
It only takes a few minutes! People on the phone are very nice as well. :)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This competition is open to all artists, age 17 and older. Open to all mediums except film, video, motion animation and audio. Examples of acceptable mediums include painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, still animation, photography, glass, computer generated, jewelry, drawing, textiles and mixed media. Submitted work must have been completed in the last 2 years.
The top 30 entries will be included in an online exhibition March 1, 2010 – April 30, 2010 and marketed to galleries for possible representation. There will be 11 prizes totaling $7,000 USD, will be awarded from the top 30 by February 15, 2010.
Please visit http://www.ifontis.com for more details.
Grant winning Cashore Marionettes at the Plaza del Sol. There are 2 shows
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and tickets are $2.00. While this is geared for grades
2-12, University students may be delighted with this performance as well.
It will be a wonderful show.
"Puppetry purists (and their children) will be entranced by the lifelike
delicacy and details of the mastery of this blending of beautiful
craftsmanship and artistry with insight and illusion..."
‹‹The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Simple Gifts is a wonderful collection of marionette masterworks that are
stunning in their intensity and simple beauty--a series of comic and
poignant scenes taken from everyday life and set to music by composers such
as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso
manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music, and poetic insight, the Cashore
Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of
Click for the Matinee Flyer
Friday, October 09, 2009
Sweet Subversives is a unique gathering of over 30 drawings by Southern California artists who explore their personal vision of what a drawing means to them and how they achieve this vision.
Some of our alumni and current grad students are in the exhibition. CSUN Alumni in the show include:
Erika Lizee, MFA
Justin Davis, MFA
Holly Boruck, MFA
Terry Arena, Current MA, graduates this semester
Long Beach Museum of Art • 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. • Long Beach, CA 90803 • 562-439-2119
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Ceramics Guild would like to cordially invite you to the Ceramics Guild Show reception on 9/24 starting at 5:30 pm. There will be a potluck and we have information pertaining to our Holiday sale. If you are unable to attend the reception, the show will still be up during the week from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Thanks for your support!
Friday, May 01, 2009
Art Career Day
10am to 5pm
Sat. May 9th
11am 4 pm Guest speakers from Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration,
Photography, and Painting.
1pm 4pm Animation Reel Critiques
1pm 5pm SAGA Graphic Design Portfolio Review
10am 4pm MFA Graduate Open Studios
Other events include:
Web portfolio workshop, Painting Guild Exhibition, Live DJ, food, drinks and
Various design studios are invited to review student portfolios. Reviews are one on one, and there will also be a guest speaker.
Here is the sign up schedule.
COME TO ROOM AC409 TO SIGN UP!!
Monday, May 4th, 9am-5pm VOLUNTEERS only
Tues- Weds, May 5th-6th, 9am-5pm SAGA Members and Volunteers
Thurs-Fri, May 7-8th, 9am-5pm, Open sign up
On the day of the Portfolio Review:
10am Check in for reviews
11am Guest Speaker
12 pm Lunch
1pm to 5 pm Reviews about 20 mins each
Impromtu is at 7pm
as well as the Skateboard Auction designed by faculty
Also for the Skateboard Deck Auction bring cash.
If you want to sign up for Saga membership or to volunteer, (or both) email email@example.com.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 2-6pm
The California State University, Northridge Art Department invites the public to experience art intimately in the studios of its graduate students at the Second Annual MFA Open Studios & MA Exhibition, Sunday April 26, 2009 2-6pm. This is a fantastic way to see where art is made and meet the emerging artists.
This event will featuring graduate work in photography, painting, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, drawing, video and printmaking. The 2009 MFA Open Studios & MA Exhibition will include the fresh new work of nearly 30 artists!
The MFA Open Studios & MA Exhibition will be on Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-6:00 pm in various locations throughout the CSUN Art and Design Center. The Art and Design Center 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 CSUN.MFA@gmail.com.
Friday, April 17, 2009
2009 Department Scholarships
Arts Council Awards
Undergraduate: William Ruzicka
Post Grad: Kristy Carr
Incoming Graduate: Sara Alavikia
Dean’s Academic Achievement Awards
Junior: Edward Perkins
Senior: Erin Garrovillas
Graduate: Libby Gerby
Hans Burkhardt Memorial Awards
* Undergraduate: Irina Fedorova
Post Grad: Nicole Culver
* Graduate: Benjamin Keirn
Leyo Lopez Memorial Award
* Helen Yemanebrhan
Edwin R. Sievers Memorial Award
Valerie and Steven Svec Memorial Award
Michael Miller Photography Award
* Senior Standing: Ryan Carmody
*Honors Convocation submittal
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2:00-6:00 pm
CSUN Art + Design Center
18111 Nordoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Park in Lot E6 at Halsted St. and Lindley Ave. ($5) MAP
(818) 677-2242 / CSUN.MFA@gmail.com
The CSUN Art Department invites you to the Second Annual MFA Open Studios & MA Exhibition. The event features the work of over 30 artists specializing in photography, painting, illustration, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, public art, video and printmaking.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
March 23rd and 24th, forty three Cal State Northridge Students participated in Walt Disney Feature Animation studios Inspire Days Event this year. Students portfolios were reviewed by Disney Feature Animation Directors, Art Directors, Animators, Modelers, and Layout artist. Some of the top talent in the animation industry, Directors Ron Clements and John Musker, Legendary animators like Eric Goldberg and Andreas Deja, presented projects and gave advice to aspiring animation artist.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
CSUN Photo Club presents
an exhibition showing the
unique perspectives of student photographers
March 9-12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 5-7pm
Art and Design Center
California State University Northridge
Curated by Erin Garrovillas & Grace Probst
Faculty Advisor: Lesley Krane
Thursday, February 26, 2009
All Photos taken by Julia Schlosser
On view now through April 4 in the Art Gallery is Passion for the Possible: The
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
About EmbroidMe: We specialize in embroidery, screen printing and promotional products.
We are looking for a Graphic Designer who is proficient with design, typography and related computer applications.
Please contact the Art Advisement office for more information.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday Fed 14th 1-4pm
Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday 12-4pm
Thursday open until 8:00pm
Exhibition runs until Feb 19th
Art and Design Center, Rm 201
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8299
Thursday, January 15, 2009
A collaborative exhibition between OVERTONES gallery and den contemporary art
on view at OVERTONES gallery through February 28, 2009.
Amir H. Fallah
Tim Forcum (CSUN Art Dept Faculty)
Amanda Sefton Hogg
Opening Night: SATURDAY, January 17, 2009; 7-10PM
Exhibition dates: January 17 – February 28, 2009
“Connections” is a group exhibition of ten Los Angeles-based artists from OVERTONES and den contemporary art, featured at the OVERTONES gallery exhibition space. The artists are linked through a sequence of visual dialogs in art making, and the exhibition will include painting, work on paper, sculpture, and video.
Each artist has a singular vision and style, yet one connects to another in visual discourse reflecting contemporary consciousness about subjects ranging from nature to domesticity, and through use of text, patterning, collage, and craft, in works that include both abstract and representational imagery. Landscape and nature are represented in detailed paintings by Amir Fallah, Stas Orlovski, and Amanda Sefton Hogg. Elements from nature are also found in the sensitively assembled sculptures by Coleen Sterritt and Alexis Weidig. Use of craft in Nicola Vruwink’s crocheted cassette tape piece relates to
Margi Scharff’s intimate collages of discarded materials. Scharff’s arrangements are fashioned into mandala patterns, which connect to Gamma’s video installation of kaleidoscopic images of moving objects and people. The images layered in Gamma’s videos link to the layering of patterns and lines in the abstract works of Carole Silverstein’s meditative ink paintings on mylar and Tim Forcum’s dynamic oil paintings.
“Connections” provides the audience with a sense that, if one is open to seeing, relationships exist everywhere. In times of change like the World is experiencing today, the links between us are pathways to new opportunities and growth. The collaborative nature of the exhibition “Connections” and the artists presented, offer a visual space within which we can play, explore and find delight in the challenges that often come with the uncertainty of change.
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Monday, January 05, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: , 2008
A survey of Southern California artists, architects, and designers who pose aesthetic inquiries that express a unique logic, ecological reasoning or discourse.
Cypress College Art Gallery
9200 Valley View,
January 28–, 2009
Opening reception: January 28, 6–8 p.m.
Artists include: Calvin Abe, Kim Abeles, Samantha Fields, Sant Khalsa, Manfred Menz, Kathryn Miller, Lothar Schmitz, Glen Small, and Joel Tauber.
Curated by Patricia Watts, ecoartspace
Environmentalists often find it hard not to be sarcastic, or even angry, when working with individuals, organizations, and institutions that are ignorant of opportunities to protect the environment. The use of humor and metaphors is often employed by activists to point out playfully what is obvious to some, a way to open minds to new ideas. Artists have long pointed out the not-so-obvious through visual imagery, offering up symbols that can lead cultures to a new awareness. The following artists share this practice. Their work displays a type of logic that questions its viewers to think deeper and harder, and to make sense of what they present. An ecolOGIC, if you will.
Calvin Abe: ah'bé www.ahbe.com
ah'bé landscape architects, an award-winning, –based firm renowned for creating artful and ecologically sustainable urban infrastructure spaces, began a series of indoor art installations entitled Shreddings in 2003. Questioning our assumptions about what we do, this fourth iteration of recycled paper towers, or an abstract forest, furthers the dialogue on our current methods of waste disposal.
Kim Abeles www.kimabeles.com
Abeles creates poignant or apt signifiers of environmental conditions. In her Signs of Life series, which she started in 2004, she uses satellite photographs to pinpoint or map plant life as sculptural objects. Using model trees, she creates a magnified landscape of what little nature exists in urban areas.
Fields’s paintings depict nature’s extreme, environmental drama, unrestrained atmospheric landscapes, the sublime. She documents devastation from wildfires that questions our understanding of natural cycles and human impacts on the land. These dreamy, apocalyptic works remind us of our ability to forget that we live in a precarious, temporal world.
Sant Khalsa www.santkhalsa.com
Khalsa creates typologies of nature, as in her Western Waters series artworks, which describe the proliferation of water stores in the Southwest. Consisting of over two hundred stores to date, these black-and-white photographs of store facades and signage signal a trend: clean water is either a limited resource, or it is an economically driven commercial product.
Manfred Menz www.manfredmenz.com
Since 2004, Menz has created an ongoing body of work entitled Invisible Project. Documenting famous sites around the world, where snapshots are usually taken by tourists, his digitally enhanced large-scale photographs reveal only the locations’ plant life. By removing the built environment, the artist shows us the evidence of nature’s role in today’s world.
Miller’s work is deeply rooted in environmental issues, concepts, questions, and concerns. As a keen observer of the natural world, she combines knowledge of art and biology to illuminate human impacts on ecological systems and native habitat. With her dry sense of humor and sense of the absurd, she invents advertisements of green denial.
Glen Small www.glenhowardsmallarchitect.com
Small, a visionary “outsider” architect and founding member of SCI-Arc in , developed a socially and environmentally responsible sensibility with his early projects in the 1970s, when he conceived of the Biomorphic Biosphere and Green Machine. His designs were inspired by his goal to transform the Los Angeles basin into a futuristic eco logical region.
Through sci-fi like laboratory dioramas and sculptural systems, Schmitz shows how we shape nature with our desire to bring order or progress to our lives. With coiffed domestic settings, interiorized gardens, we have sealed off the natural world and have become psychologically immune to its unrestrained aesthetic.
Joel Tauber www.joeltauber.com
In his video work entitled Sick-Amour, Tauber falls in love with a sycamore tree, an emblem of our fragmented relationship with nature. Struggling to assist the sycamore to survive in the middle of a parking lot, the artist becomes an eco-warrior, a guerilla gardener, a fake civic worker—all to save the tree.
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 29, 2009, 7–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Tuesday–Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. The gallery is closed Friday, except by appointment
For more information, please contact gallery director Paul Paiement at