Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery

Annual Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibit to Open April 18, 2013

The Wiley and May Louise Jones Gallery is pleased to present the Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibit. Student made artwork in a variety of media is always the focus of this popular annual show.Image

Getting in:

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.

The Juror:

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.

ImageThe exhibit runs:

April 18 through May 8, 2013

Gallery hours:

Monday through Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Opening reception:

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.





Frederick Coon: A Search for Meaning
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Frederick Coon

Frederick (Skip) Coon born in Ipsilanti Michigan in 1928, graduated from Cass Techincal Arts High School in 1946. He then served in Korea in the United States Army.

Fred attended Art School and worked for Ford in Research and Development at Greenfield Village, Detroit Michigan.

He completed a M.F.A. in 1965 at University of Michigan.

In 1965 he began teaching at Bakersfield College and completed a M.A. degree in counseling in 1968-70 at U.C.L.A. Fred continued to teach at Bakersfield College until 1993.

Fred’s early paintings and prints of stained glass windows and religious figures explored his relationship to religion and spirituality. At this time Fred and his family toured Western Europe extensively and visited the great European museums and cathedrals.

In the late 1970s and 1980s Fred and his wife JoAnn began to visit the American Southwest and particularly Taos and Chaco Canyon.

Fred began to explore the spiritual and mystical qualities of these sacred places. And then in the early 1990s Fred began to research and search for meaning in Buddhist thought and imagery.

Fred continued to make paintings into the last years of his life, seldom showing his work in public but sharing his investigations with his family. He passed away in 2007.

This is the first time many of these works have been shown to the public.

Exhibiting your work in the Jones Gallery

Dear BC Art Students,
Congratulations on having your work chosen for the 2010 BC Student Art Exhibition. You’ve done the fun part in making the work, now comes the finessing to make sure your art is seen at it’s best. Think of it as preparing for a job interview with someone you have a crush on. You want the work to look well put together -sophisticated and professional. So, here are some tips:
Three-Dimensional work:
Think about the height at which the piece is seen at its best and which side of the work you want to face the viewer. You will need to convey that information to the gallery director – write it down and include it with the piece.
If your 3-d work is meant to hang on the wall then you need to make sure it has a sturdy hanger on the back.

Two-Dimensional work:
Your work must be framed. The only exception is painting that has a “gallery wrap”. If you don’t know what that is ask your instructor.
If your work is on paper then it is framed and under glass (or plexiglas).
They can be rather expensive so look around your house to see if you already have one you can use or check garage sales.
Then make sure the frame is painted black or wood tone or silver metal – nice and neutral.
Matting or Mounting:
Aside from making a your presentation professional looking the reason drawings and paintings on paper are matted and framed is to keep the glass from touching the artwork. So, you may want to get a matt for you work before choosing a frame. Aarron Brothers has a good selection of standard sized matts.

Whether mounting or matting your work before framing choose neutral colors (black, white, gray) for the board. You want people to see the work, not be distracted by your cool orange matt.

Hanging hardware:
All work that is to be hanged must have a wire attached to the back. You can buy D-rings and wire at Lowe’s or Home Depot in the hardware area. (Please see the photos) Hanging hardware is not terribly expensive.

Want some help?

If you lack the tools to attach the hardware to the back or just want someone to make sure you are doing it right bring your art piece and the hardware to FA 20 Friday, March 19 between 9 and 11 am. and faculty will help you with it.

Going it alone:
If you want to attach the hardware to the piece on your own then pay attention to the following:
Attach the D-rings to the side frames 1/3 of the way down from the top – BE PRECISE!!! an 1/8th of an inch difference is HUGE when you are trying to make sure the piece hangs level.

Okay, I think that’s it. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments area and I will answer within 24 hours

Bakersfield College Art Faculty Exhibit
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This year’s faculty exhibit features both tenure-track and adjunct faculty members at Bakersfield College. The work ranges widely; there is photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, assemblage, and digital art.

Bakersfield College Art Faculty Exhibit
September 3 — October 1, 2009

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is pleased to present the Art Faculty Exhibit from Sept. 3 to Oct. 1, with an opening reception Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The exhibit features works by Laura Borneman, Cameron Brian, Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, David Koeth, Nina Landgraff, Emily Maddigan, Claire Putney, Debora Rodenhauser, Adel Shafik, and Kristopher Stallworth.

The gallery is open from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, inside the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the Bakersfield College campus 1801 Panorama Drive.

Bakersfield College Student Art Exhibit
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Instructions for entering artwork in the
Bakersfield College Juried Art Student Exhibition
Spring 2009

Important dates:
March 9 through 20 Artwork is submitted to the blog for jurying
March 20 through 22 Jurying takes place
March 23 Students are notified if work is accepted in exhibit
April 1 between the hours of 1 and 6 pm, or Work is delivered to Jones Gallery
April 3, from 9 am to noon.
April 16, 2009, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception for the artists
April 16, 2009 – May 07, 2009 Exhibition duration
May 8, from 9 am to noon or Work is picked up from Jones Gallery
May 9, from 9 am to noon
A. Eligible Work
The annual student exhibit at Bakersfield College consists of student work created at Bakersfield College in courses offered by the Art Department. All pieces in the exhibit should reflect excellence in form, content, process and effort.
Work must have been created in a Bakersfield College Art class under an instructor’s supervision within the last academic year (Fall 2008
and Spring 2009 semesters). No exceptions.
Eligible students may enter a total of three works. No exceptions.
B. Submission process
We are using a blog to organize and jury the work this year. By sending an email with an image and description to the blog, you are granting
the Art Department permission to publish the information on the blog for the purpose of jurying.
Directions for entering the competition:
Step 1. Take a digital photo of your artwork.
If you need help creating a digital photo of your artwork, please contact Professor Stallworth for assistance.
He will be available to take photos on March 9, 11, 16, and 18, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in Fine Arts 1.
If you need help and can’t meet at one of the above times, contact Professor Stallworth for an appointment.
His email address is: kstallwo@bakersfieldcollege.edu.
Step 2. Between March 9 and March 20, send an email message with the digital photo (jpg) of your artwork as an
attachment to: 683xaowic@tumblr.com
In the SUBJECT line of each email, you will need to put the following information:
Firstname Lastname, Name of the Artwork, Media, Size (height x width in inches), Category, Professor, your email address
Example: John Doe, Trees in Spring, Charcoal on paper, 17 x 11 inches, Drawing/Life Drawing, Borneman, jdoe@hotmail.com
For sculptural or 3D pieces, indicate height x width x depth.
Each piece of art being entered will require a separate email.
Each photo must be 10 mb or smaller.
Digital Arts students will may send jpg versions of their artwork.
Any text in the body of the email will disappear, so make sure to put your information in the SUBJECT line only!
Step 3. After you send an email with an image attached, and your information in the subject line, wait about 5 minutes, then go
to this website: http://bc2009.tumblr.com/
Make sure that your artwork and your information has appeared on the blog.

If there are problems with your entry, contact
Art Department Chair David Koeth by email at: mrkoeth@gmail.com.

C. If you are accepted in the exhibition – notification and labeling

If your work has been accepted for the exhibition, you will be notified by email on March 23. Thus, it is important that you submit the correct
email address.
• You will then be required to pick up an Exhibit Label from Karen Maddox in FA69 sometime between
March 24 and March 31. This label will contain the information about your artwork.
• You will then need to sign the label and have the appropriate professor sign the label, to certify that the
work was done in his/her class.
• Attach the label to the back of the work or to the base of a 3-D work BEFORE you deliver the work to the Jones Gallery. The Jones Gallery will not supply tape or staples for you.
• If you cannot contact your professor, contact Art Department Chair David Koeth – mrkoeth@gmail.com.
D. Presentation
All work must be ready to hang. Anything that is not professionally presented will not be hung.
• Paintings must be wired. Ill-framed works, loose frames, wet paintings, frames missing straps,
screw eyes, or wires will not be hung.
• Drawings must be framed behind glass or plexiglass, and ready to hang. Drawings using lightweight
poster framing materials will not be hung in the gallery.
• 3D or sculptural work must be able to stand independently.
• Once an artwork is accepted, the piece brought to the gallery must be the same piece presented on the blog. No substitutions are allowed.
• Students are encouraged to shop for economical frames. Big Lots, Target, KMart, Aaron Brothers, and Michaels all carry standard size frames at a reasonable cost.

E. Delivery dates and times

Selected works will be delivered to the Jones Gallery on:
Wednesday April 1, 2009 between the hours of 1 and 6 pm or Friday, April 3, from 9 am to noon.
You must have the Exhibit Label, signed by you and the instructor, attached to the artwork in order for the artwork to be accepted in this exhibit. The Jones Gallery will not supply tape or staples for you.
F. Liability
Bakersfield College Jones Gallery assumes no liability for loss or damage to art in transit or during the exhibition.
G. Reception
A reception for the student artists will be held on April 16, 2009, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Family, friends, faculty, students and the public are welcome. Announcements will be available in the gallery.
H. Return of Work
Work may be picked up on May 8 or May 9, from 9 am to noon.
All work left after the final pickup time will be discarded. Artwork can not be stored by the Jones Gallery.
If you are unable to pick up your artwork, and are sending someone to pick it up for you, you will need to given written permission to the person who will be picking up your work.
I. Categories
Drawing/Life Drawing,  2D Design,  Painting,  Sculpture,
Photography,  Ceramics,  Digital Art,  Jewelry
J. Questions?
Questions about these procedures may be directed to Art Department Chair David Koeth – mrkoeth@gmail.com
About the juror: The artwork will be juried by Rebecca Edwards, a working artist and Professor of Art, College of the Canyons, Valencia,