Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery


Interplay: Bakersfield College Centennial Exhibit

This fall , the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery welcomes back old friends and colleagues to celebrate the Bakersfield College Centennial. The first exhibit of our 2013/2014 season features artwork in a variety of media by esteemed retired faculty:

  • Birt Brink, Al Davis, Al Naso, Chalita Brossett Robinson, Harry Wilson, and Marlene Tatsuno.

Their work will be complemented by the artwork of current full and part time faculty members:

  • Laura Borneman, Cameron Brian, David Koeth, Emily Maddigan, Deborah Rodenhauser, Armando Rubio, Adel Shafik, Kristopher Stallworth, and Cecilia Noyes.

The exhibit runs September 3 through October 10, 2013.

Please join us at an hors d’oeuvre reception for the artists August 29, 2013 from 5:30 until 7:00 pm

Admission to the reception will be $15.00 per person.

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.

Harry Wilson, Giant Glass, San Francisco

Harry Wilson, Giant Glass, San Francisco

Al Davis, Puffins
Al Davis, Puffins

Chalita Robinson, Conjure Woman

Chalita Robinson, Conjure Woman

Marlene Tatsuno, Family

Marlene Tatsuno, Ring around the Rosie

Al Naso, Floral Burst

Al Naso, Floral Burst

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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

Location: 

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. 

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Arists work represented from top to bottom: Jude Jackson, Barry Michael, Cassandra Sweeney, Justin Ramirez, Sariah Rodier, Thomas Rutledge.

 

 

 



Ninth Annual Panorama Invitational Exhibit

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.

Babmar_Tehachapi      Loya_Liberty

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.

Kukula_Centennial     D Rosas_BHS     I Sanchez_BHS



Photographic Traditions: Rogers and Zimmermann

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.”

Zimmermann, Virginia #2

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.”

Rogers, Aix les Bains

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.



Surface

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.



Panorama Invitational 2011

The Jones Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of art work by Kern County high school juniors and seniors.  Schools represented are: Bakersfield, Centennial, Garces, Foothill, Highland, Frontier, North, Liberty, South, Tehachapi, Golden Valley, Independence, East, Vista West.

Please join us to celebrate these exceptional young artists at a reception Wednesday February 2, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
The Panorama Invitational exhibition will run February 2 through 23, 2011
Jones Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These are a few of the pieces on exhibition

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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).
Frames:
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.

Color:
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.

Questions:
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