May 4–25, 2013
STUDIO FIVE08, 508A Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401.
Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 7–10pm
Something that is wired is defined as being reinforced, supported or tied together by flexible metal filaments, sometimes used as a conductor of electricity. Being wired is to be very stimulated or excited. A device or person that is wired is connected, either virtually or physically, to a larger whole. These aspects will be conveyed in an exciting art show of works that speak to the theme of “Wired”. More info & images
Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:30am – 1pm
Self-taught Fiber/Mixed media artist Mavis Leahy’s work is a reflection of the many rich cultures in her native Los Angeles. She creates mixed media, textile collage and assemblage from vintage materials and found objects.
Mavis says that “Growing up and living in Los Angeles, I appreciate how the city weaves together a multitude of heritages & cultures. I try to capture this in my art, by piecing together materials that represent the wonderfully diverse communities of LA. ”
This meeting will be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank. Directions are included at the bottom of the Meetings page.
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November 3–December 15, 2012
Gallery 800 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, CA 91601
Juror of Selection and Awards: Sara L. Cannon is art curator and director of museum education and tours program at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. She is also director of the Bridge Art Gallery at Los Angeles City Hall.
Congratulations to Tanya Mikaela, who won First Place for her
“Brown Bag Buddha #17” (pictured right).
CAA Scholarship Award
To maintain ties to the community and to promote the study of collage, Collage Artists supports an annual scholarship for a deserving art student.
San Diego-area native Brittney Hoogervorst is the first recipient of the Collage Artists of America Scholarship at California State University Northridge. The young artist creates sculptural works that turn abandoned objects and materials into literal and conceptual assemblages. Combined with texture, pattern, layered images, and surface treatments, the resulting altered combine-like pieces explore issues about the suburban home, a theme born of the dysfunctional families around which she grew up.
Brittney’s artist statement notes “Abandoned household furniture and objects, like organisms, carry an honest record that can both haunt and invoke nostalgia. Suburban neighborhoods live behind facades and by wrapping, covering, and altering the surface of my sculptures I create a facade for them as well. Through sculpture I explore the disguises that mask dysfunctional families.”
The scholarship, now formally named for CAA, was presented on May 3, 2013 at the school’s annual awards ceremony sponsored by the CSUN Arts Council. CAA chose to award its annual scholarship at CSUN because the school offered better oversight of its program than other institutions, and CAA had the ability to set applicant requirements and make the final recipient decision.
For more details and images, download the May 2013 Newsletter article (PDF).