Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Locker cleanout

Bakersfield College art students: remember that you must clean out your locker by the end of finals week. Anything left in your locker after Friday, December 9, 2011, will be recycled or thrown away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BC Art students: Do you want to propose a mural?

Do you want to propose a mural for the Art Department?

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Choose a space on one of the studio buildings.

2. Draw, sketch, photograph, or paint your idea. (It can be presented on a CD, a flash drive, or it can be an original piece of analog art. Include the dimensions of the artwork that is being proposed.)

3. Entries are due on November 23, 2011 for Spring 2012 installation.

4. Submit your visual proposal to any one of the Art Faculty members.

If you have questions, c
ontact Professor Laura Borneman or Professor Emily Maddigan

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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Empty Bowl Extravaganza

The Empty Bowl Extravaganza! 
4:00 to 8:00 pm
October 31, 2011.
Fine Arts 20 (Ceramics lab)
Participants are welcome to come in and build, make, sculpt or throw a bowl for charity. 
Sponsored by the Art Club.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Call for Entries - Art Student Exhibit

The Bakesfield College Art Department is now accepting entries for inclusion in the 2011-2012 Art Student Exhibition to be held in the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery.

The purpose of this exhibit is to feature artwork created in credit-bearing Bakersfield College Art courses, under the direction of an Art faculty member. No work done in other courses, or work done independently will be accepted in this exhibit.

Each student who completed a Bakersfield College Art course during Summer 2011, Fall 2011, or Spring 2012 is eligible to enter a total of three pieces for consideration.

For more information, go to:

For help in submitting your entries, contact your professor.

Deadline to uploaded to Submishmash for 2012 exhibit: February 29, 2012 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Photography exhibit opens on October 20

Virginia #2, Andrew Zimmerman

The Jones Gallery is pleased to present “Traditions” a two person show featuring photographs by Michelle Rogers and Andrew Zimmermann.

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.

For a taste of the type of work you will see in the exhibit please click on the link below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Art opening - "Surface"

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery at Bakersfield College is pleased to present: Surface - Anderson, Soffer, Sopczynski

September 8 – September 29, 2011

Opening reception, September 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Images and an excerpt from each artist's statement can be seen at:

Art vs. Design

Friday, September 2, 2011

Art Club meetings

The Bakersfield College Art Club meets every Monday at 4:30 pm in FA 28. Any Bakersfield College student is welcome to join. Contact Professor Laura Borneman for more information.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Latino Museum 

The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture
514 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

213/626-7600 or 213/627-1933

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

Friday, August 19, 2011

Website/portfolio of Ryan Northway

Click here to take a look at the exciting things that Digital Arts graduate Ryan Northway is up to.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BC and CSUB Art Professors at Bakersfield Museum of Art

CONVERGENCE: Selected Work from the Art Faculty at California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield College, September 15 - November 20, 2011.

The BC and CSUB Art Department faculty members consist of practicing artists and art professionals, who exhibit and publish regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

Convergence features the selected works from twenty different faculty members and highlights drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, assemblage, and multimedia work.

Fall 2011 important dates

Aug. 15 - Aug. 17
Student Services Offices open 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Aug. 22
Instruction Begins
Aug. 22 - Aug. 25
Student Services Offices open 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Sep. 2
Last day for refunds for semester length classes
Sep. 5
Labor Day Holiday
Sep. 19
Last day to drop from semester length classes without receiving "W" grades
Oct. 31
Last day to wtihdraw from semester length classes and receive "W" grades
Nov. 1
Last day to file for graduation
Nov. 11
Veterans Day Holiday
Nov. 23
Classes starting at 5:30 pm and after will not be held
Nov. 24 - Nov. 25
Thanksgiving Holidays
Dec. 3 - Dec. 9
Final Examinations
Dec. 9
Fall Session Ends

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How does a BFA compare to a BS in graphic design?

Generally, you will find that the BFA programs require more units in the major than the BS (or BA) degrees.

The BS degree tends to be more technical, and may not require Art History.

For comparison:

Here's what it says on the Cal State Fullerton website : "The BFA degree requires the completion of 132 units with minimum of 69 units in art, including 12 units in art history and 57 units in studio art."
(scroll down to "What Degrees are Offered")

At San Francisco State, the BS in graphic design program requires 58 units, with no Art History required:

The San Francisco State program appears more technical in its nature, and has no Art History requirement.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2010-2011 Art Department Award and Scholarship Winners

Saenz Priscilla 
Art major
Art Department Award

Eric Abraham
Art major
Bakersfield Art Association Award

Breanna Bullard
Digital Arts major 
Outstanding Vocational Student - Digital Arts

Gwen Huskins
Digital Arts major
Nelson Richardson Scholarship

Monday, May 2, 2011

Artwork pickup from Jones Gallery

A reminder to all participants in the 2011 Art Student Exhibition:
Art work pick up: Thursday May 5, 2011; 1:00 - 4:00 pm or by arrangement with professor.

Locker cleanout

Students: As we approach the end of the semester, remember that your art locker must be cleaned out and the lock removed before the end of finals week. Any material left after finals week will be recycled, and any locks left will be cut off.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Digital Arts Outstanding Student for 2011

Breanna Bullard, was named Outstanding Digital Arts Student for 2011 at a the annual celebration of student success dinner on April 14, 2011. The dinner, held each year at Bakersfield College, honors the best students in career and technical education programs.

Breanna's boyfriend and Dad attended the dinner (above), as did her Mom and sister (below).

The Digital Arts program selected alumni Michael Neil ( as the Community Partner Honoree. Michael (left) and wife Kristen (right) attended the dinner.