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Students submit digital images of their artwork to be judged. The juror chooses the artwork for inclusion. This year, for the first time, the juror awarded prizes for the Best of Show.
Internationally exhibited sculptor and Chair of the CSUB Art Department, Joyce Kohl, was this year’s juror. She found it very challenging to choose just one artwork as Best of Show so this year there will be two.
Winners will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibit.
April 18 through May 8, 2013
Monday through Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
April 18, 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm
The Wiley and May Louise Jones Gallery is located in the foyer of the Byrd Library on the campus of Bakersfield College at 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. Please use the Haley Street entrance to campus. Parking fees are suspended on the evening of the opening reception. After that please follow campus protocol by parking in the visitor spaces.
Arists work represented from top to bottom: Jude Jackson, Barry Michael, Cassandra Sweeney, Justin Ramirez, Sariah Rodier, Thomas Rutledge.
Filed under: 2012/2013 exhibits | Tags: Bakersfield College Art Department, Bakersfield College Art Gallery, Bakersfield High School, Centennial High School, Foothill High School, Frontier High School, Garces High School, Golden Valley High School, Highland High School, Independence High School, Kern County High Schools, Liberty High School, Mira Monte High School, North High School, Panorama Invitational, South High School, Stockdale High School, Tehachapi High School, Wylie and Louise May Jones Gallery
PANORAMA INVITATIONAL 2013
Every year for the past nine years high school art teachers from around Kern County choose artwork made by their students to be exhibited in the Panorama Invitational at Bakersfield College’s Jones Gallery. The young artists see their work in a professional venue. They also see artwork their peers are making from other schools. Both these opportunities can have a huge impact on the subsequent work they produce as well as a sense of pride in the work they do.
The Jones Gallery at Bakersfield College is delighted to present an exhibition of art work by Kern County high school juniors and seniors. Schools represented this year are: Bakersfield, Centennial, Garces, Foothill, Highland, Frontier, North, Liberty, South, Tehachapi, Golden Valley, Independence, Mira Monte, Stockdale.
Please join us to celebrate these exceptional young artists at a reception
Wednesday February 6, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
The Panorama Invitational exhibition will run February 6 through 27, 2013
Jones Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
The Jones Gallery is located in the Byrd Library on the campus of Bakersfield College. Use the entrance to the college that is on Haley Street just south of Panorama Drive. The evening of the reception parking will be free. Other days please park in the visitor designated parking along the driveway.
Filed under: 2012/2013 exhibits | Tags: adel shafik, bakersfield college, BC Art Department, BC faculty, cameron brian, claire putney, david koeth, debora rodenhauser, emily maddigan, kristopher stallworth, laura borneman, nano rubio, Wylie & May Louise Jones Gallery
The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery at Bakersfield College is pleased to present the Bakersfield College Art Faculty Exhibit Featuring diverse new work by David Koeth, Emily Maddigan, Laura Borneman, Kristopher Stallworth, Adel Shafik, Debora Rodenhauser, Claire Putney, Cameron Brian, Armando Rubio
October 25 through November 15, 2012
Please join us at a reception for the artists
Thursday, October 25 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
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The first exhibit of the Fall 2012 quarter features the work of artists Amie and Matthew Rangel. The Rangels are a married couple who live, work, and make art in Visalia, California. http://rangelstudio.com/
Living and working together one would expect to see similarities in their work. And one does in the subtle use of color, the precise, elegant drawing, and attention to craft. The work in this exhibit shows both their interest in ‘place’.
Amie’s large scale drawings on linen are elegant visual interpretations of impersonal seeming interiors. The drawings in this body of work were done on site in ‘agricultural facilities’ near where she was living at the time. According to Amie, ” The purpose of my work is not to find a definitive meaning, singular answer, or solution to the complex structure of institutional frameworks, but to raise awareness of spatial constructs within modern human society.”
Matthew’s work is about a connection with the landscape, were he is not just an observer but also a participant. In 2008 Matthew made a pilgrimage from his parents’ street to the summit of the Black Kaweah in the Sierra Nevada range. Lithographs, large scale drawings, topographic.maps, notes record the journey documenting encounters with the place with people who inhabit the place.
Matthew says, “In an effort to demonstrate meaning within our connection to land, my work embodies physical aspects of landscape through personal narrative. This I believe enables us to develop a deep-lasting sense of place.”
In Tandem: Matthew Rangel, Amie Rangel opens September 13 and runs through October 4, 2012.
The opening reception is September 13, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Parking during the opening reception is free in the lot in front of the library.
Gallery Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm. during the exhibition run.
Filed under: 2011/2012 exhibits | Tags: bakersfield college, BC Art, BC Art Department, BC Art Student Exhibit, Jones Gallery, Wylie & May Louise Jones Gallery
The Jones Art Gallery at Bakersfield College is pleased to present it’s annual BC Art Student Exhibition.
This year 227 total artworks were submitted to be considered for inclusion in the show. An outside juror, Jesse Sugarmann, then chose 71 pieces for the exhibit. This exhibit showcases some of the best artwork done at Bakersfield College in the 2011-2012 academic year.
BC Art Student Exhibition opens April 12, 2012 and runs until May 3, 2012
Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PLEASE join us at a reception for the student artists April 12 from 5:30 until 7:00 pm.
The Jones Gallery is located in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the campus of Bakersfield College at 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield California. Take the Haley Street (1/2 block south of Panorama) entrance into the campus.
Here are a few examples of the type work you will see exhibited.
Filed under: 2011/2012 exhibits | Tags: Andrew Zimmermann, Bakersfield College Art Department, Bakersfield College Art Gallery, Le Temps Retrouvé, Michelle Rogers, Revisiting the Past, Virginia #2, Wylie & May Louise Jones Gallery
The Jones Gallery is pleased to present “Traditions” a two person show featuring photographs by Michelle Rogers and Andrew Zimmermann.
Mr. Zimmermann’s photographs of the Virginia landscape near his home are hauntingly beautiful. He uses a large format view camera to capture images onto 8″x10″ film. The resulting photographs are contact prints made using traditional dark room techniques. Since no enlargements are made, the prints retain the same sharpness and clarity as the negatives.
Zimmermann says, “In these photographs of my home state of Virginia, I seek to portray landscape as being perpetually in flux…. The images I find compelling, are of places in the natural world that are in transition, sometimes even during the brief duration of the film’s exposure.”
Ms. Rogers, a native of France now living in Virginia, collects old postcards and photographs them combining the result into triptychs with her own photographs. She bleaches, and/or tones the three black and white photos until the contemporary images seem to be of the same era as the photos of the postcards. She states, “The ‘collage’ of an old postcard with my own images … brings out new visual relationships between these photographs from different times and places and implies an enigmatic narrative. Furthermore, these triptychs allow me to bridge the gap between past and present and forge a link with these earlier anonymous photographers.”
The exhibit runs October 20 – November 10, 2011
Opening reception is October 20, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm
There will be free parking for the opening reception in the staff parking lot at the Haley Street entrance.
The Jones Gallery is located inside the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the campus of Bakersfield College at 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305.
Filed under: 2011/2012 exhibits | Tags: Bakersfield College Art Department, Bakersfield College Art Gallery, Brett Anderson, Dennis Sopczynski, Ellen Soffer, Jones Gallery, Surface, Wylie and Louise May Jones Gallery
As its first exhibit of the 2011 -2012 season the Jones Gallery at Bakersfield College is pleased to present the work of three artists: Louisiana painter Ellen Soffer, California drawer and swimmer Dennis Sopczynski , and Oregon printmaker Brett Anderson. What attracted us to these works before looking for any type of meaning was the rich, almost tactile, quality of the surfaces.
Surface exhibition run:
September 8, 2011 through September 29, 2011
Please join us at a reception September 8, 2011 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ellen Soffer: “Interpretation is left to the individual viewer. My intention is that the paintings evoke feelings left behind by a dream, an emotion, or a memory without being limited to the specific details of the event itself.” Ms. Soffer holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dennis Sopczynski, “A swimming pool is a public space. Yet I see it as private, intimate, transformative, magical, and reflective. These drawings are about my “journey” through life, good, bad or indifferent.” Mr. Sopczynski holds an MFA in Visual Communication from California Institute of Arts.
Brett Anderson, “Satirical forces are at work in most of my pieces, and the entities most exposed by this scrutiny are myself those like me. Arguably, the dialogue that can be unraveled out of my work will best be understood by those with an unhealthy exposure to Saturday morning cartoons, suburban malls, and violent video games.” Mr. Anderson holds an MFA in Printmaking from University of South Dakota at Vermillion.