by Amie Rangel
The COS Art Department is eagerly preparing our last gallery show of the spring 2013 semester, The Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Throughout the school year, the COS Art Gallery features artwork created by professional artists from California and the United States. However, from April 16 – May 10 COS students will have the opportunity to get their feet wet with what it is like to have their work featured on the gallery walls.
Although some students that take art classes at COS may not actually pursue a degree in art, they just might get that moment of validation when their work is selected for the show. They too have the knowledge and technical skills to create an interesting and engaging work of art. For the students that intend to further their academic path within the arts, the Annual Student Exhibition is just the beginning of an integral part of their artistic career.
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both 2D and 3D. The different categories will feature two-dimensional works in Color & Design, Digital, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. As for three-dimensional works, students will be represented in Ceramics, Sculpture, Stained Glass, and 3D Design. Over 45 student works were selected and now the Exhibition/ Design/ Gallery class has the opportunity to engage in curatorial practice while installing the entire exhibit… this is truly a student show!The juror for our 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition is Claire Putney. Putney, a Colorado native who currently resides in Bakersfield, works at the Bakersfield Museum of Art as the assistant curator and project facilitator for the Creating Community project through the Arts Council of Kern. Putney also teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Bakersfield College. She completed her BA in Painting, Printmaking, and Photography at San Diego State University. She also has a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Washington. Her work has been shown in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Ventura, Lincoln, Tallahassee, and Dallas.
The gallery is located in the Kaweah building Rm. 214, College of the Sequoias, 915 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277. Our hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For further information call the COS Art Gallery at 737-4861 or visit the COS website at www.cos.edu. Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive news on upcoming events.
Free 20 minute parking is available during the week in lot 3 or in the half circle off of Mooney Blvd.