Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SIGGRAPH 2013 Student Volunteer Deadline

"The SIGGRAPH Conference draws thousands of attendees together from around the world, along with industry professionals who are linked by a drive to push the boundaries of advanced computer technologies. As a Student Volunteer, students will get to peek behind the curtain and become an essential part of running this prestigious, international event."

Click here to read about the SIGGRAPH student volunteer program

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Seats available

Students: seats are available for Spring 2013 in:

ART B36 - Survey of Western Art II 

ART B37 - Survey of Art - Latin America

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jeff Colson: Roll up

Film by Eric Minh Swenson.

"Jeff Colson grew up near the oil fields just north of Bakersfield, California. His father was a social worker whose do-it-yourself aesthetic, making everything from toys to homemade life jackets, informed Colson's own identity as a "crackpot tinkerer."

In his sculpture, Colson refers to both that quirky, by-the-seat-of-your-pants decision-making process and Modernism's purist grid. The sculptures are fabricated from both personal and cultural memory, often without referencing specific objects or images. The resulting forms are familiar, but aren't real. The ambiguous quality of the "fabricated" object that is real and isn't "real" registers the distortions of memory on "remembered" images and/or events.

Colson's sculptures are physical documents of remembered reality. The sense of history is also literal as each piece can take months, even years to make.

Jeff Colson graduated from California State College, Bakersfield. His work is in the Collection of Count Giuseppe Panza di Buomo at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angles; the Sammlung Rosenkranz Foundation in Wuppertal, Germany; the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California; and in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's permanent collection. He is represented by Ace Gallery in Los Angeles."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of the Jones Sale!

The Bakersfield College Art Department presents a Friends of the Jones Gallery Art Sale!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from noon to 5:00 p.m

Fine Arts 20 (Ceramics lab)

Ceramics, glass, and sculpture will be available.

Nothing over $10.

100% of proceeds will benefit the Wylie and May Louise Jones Art Gallery on the Bakersfield College campus.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Faculty exhibit opens on October 25

Announcing our next exhibition…
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Bakersfield College / Jones Gallery

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is pleased to present

Art Faculty Exhibit

Featuring new work by:
Laura Borneman, David Koeth, Emily Maddigan,
Kristopher Stallworth, Adel Shafik, Deborah 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, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 pm.

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Kristopher Stallworth, photography
Emily Maddigan, ceramics
Adel Shafik, encaustic
Armando Rubio, painting
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Student work - Drawing II - Fall 2012

Ignacio Aziparte, Drawing II

Alfredo Esparza, Painting I

Brynia Harris, Painting I

Vanessa Cabrera, Drawing II
Sasha Saldana, Drawing II

Brynia Harris, pastel study, Drawing II

Samantha Garrett, Drawing II

David Cook, pastel study, Drawing II

Ignacio Aziparte, pastel, Drawing II

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ceramics at the Kern County Fair

The Bakersfield College Art Department demonstrated wheel throwing at the Kern County Fair. James Clark was on duty Wednesday, September 26.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Practical advice for artists

1. Go to an art school that doesn’t cost too much. Those who go to Yale and Columbia might get a nine-month career bump right after graduation, but you’ll all be back on the same level in a year, and you won’t be in as much debt.

2. Envy will eat you alive.

3. Stay up late with each other after all the professors go to sleep. Support one another.

4. You can’t think your way through an art problem. As John Cage said, “Work comes from work.”

5. Follow your obsessions. If you love the Cubs that much, maybe they need to be in your work.

6. Don’t take other people’s ideas of skill. Do brain surgery with an axe.

7. Don’t define success by money, but by time.

8. Do not let rejection define you.

9. Don’t worry about getting enough sleep. Worry about your work.

10. Be delusional. It’s okay to tell yourself you’re a genius sometimes.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Opening for "In Tandem"

Opening for "In Tandem"

"In Tandem" in the Bakersfield Californian

In Tandem opens September 13, 2012

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery presents:

In Tandem: Matthew Rangel and Amie Rangel

Opening reception: September 13, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

The exhibit opens September 13 and runs through October 4, 2012.

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The first exhibit of the Fall 2012 semester features the work of artists Amie and Matthew Rangel.

The Rangels are a married couple who live, work, and make art in Visalia, California.

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.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Why we need the academy in the 21st century

Robert Hughes on drawing

"Drawing brings us into a different, a deeper and more fully experienced relation to to the object. A good drawing says “not so fast, buster.” We have had a gut full of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water; art that grows out of modes of perception and making, whose skill and doggedness makes you think and feel; art that isn't merely sensational, that doesn't get its message across in seconds, that isn't falsely iconic, that hooks onto something deep-running in our nature. In a word, art is the very opposite of mass media." — the late art critic Robert Hughes

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Art B20 textbook

Art B20 students:

The textbook for this course will be published and available on August 10.

The bookstore is aware that it is a late publishing date, and has been told by the publisher that the books will be available.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Looking forward to fall semester 2012

Students - The college is still on summer break, and faculty will not be on campus regularly until August 21, 2012. Some will be around the week before.

The Renegade Bookstore will have information for books and supplies needed for fall 2012 classes.

If there is something you need help with before the start of the semester, please contact the Dean's office (Fine Arts Building, Room 69) at 395-4404.

"OPEN" includes Professor Koeth, Interim President Gomez-Heitzeberg


Friday, May 25, 2012

The Guggenheim puts 65 books online

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jones Gallery 2012-2013 schedule

Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery Season 
2012 – 2013

Fall Semester, 2012

Working Title: In Tandem
Matthew and Amie Rangel
Exhibit run: 09/13/12 – 10/4/12
Reception:   09/13/12;   5:30 – 7:00 pm

Working Title:  BC Faculty Exhibit 
Exhibit run: October 25 – November 15, 2012
Reception:  10/25/12  5:30 – 7:00 pm

Spring Semester, 2013

Panorama Invitational
Kern County high school exhibit
Exhibit run: 02/6/13 – 02/27/13.
Reception:   02/6/11;  5:30 – 7:00 pm

BC Art Student Exhibit
Exhibit run: 4/18/13– 5/8/13 
Reception: 4/18/13    5:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday during exhibition duration.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Commencement 2012 snapshots

Professor Stallworth and Eugene Salazar

Professor Stallworth and Deborah Nava Korhonen

Mike Trujillo and Professor Koeth

Breanna Bullard and Professor Koeth

Veronica Bermudez and Professor Koeth

Claudia Zepeda and Professor Koeth

Monday, May 7, 2012

2012 Department Award Winners

Jose Lemus, Professor Adel Shafik, Kenneth Williams. Lemus and Williams are the 2012 Art Department co-department award winners. Photo by Professor Tom Moran.