50th Watercolor West
Oct
13
to Dec 16

50th Watercolor West

This exhibition was on view October 13 - December 16, 2018. Celebrating 50 years, the masters of transparent watercolor presented a timeless collection of paintings juried by Katherine Chang Liu. Featuring over one hundred of today's most captivating watercolors from across the globe, this annual show continually illustrates the potential of this enthralling medium.

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Paperworks Refolded
Jul
14
to Sep 14

Paperworks Refolded

On view July 14 - September 14, 2018, PaperWorks Refolded was a second in-depth exploration of the potential of paper and the beauty of this underrated material. Artists from all over were invited to display their skill at folding, tearing, cutting, and crafting to fill the Gallery with tactile, inspiring paper works. Featuring origami, papercuts, collage, book arts, and everything in between, this exhibit was bound to change the perception of paper as just a writing surface. Interactive origami and collage projects in the exhibit allowed visitors to make their very own works of art.

Exhibiting Artists: David Adey, James Allen, Alexis Arnold, Aimee Baldwin, Doug Beube, David Dunleavy, Kiyomi Fukui, Margaret Griffith, Adrienne Heloise, Beth Johnson, Kiel Johnson, Jessie Laura, Bhavna Mehta, Jared Needle, Chris Param, Nikki Rosato, Brian Singer, Leigh Suggs, Camilla Taylor, and JUDiTH+ROLFE.

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Made in California
Apr
21
to Jun 15

Made in California

The 33rd Annual Made in California exhibition was on view from April 21 to June 15, 2018. Even after 33 years, this annual exhibition was anything but traditional. Each spring the Brea Gallery invites contemporary artists with diverse skills, varying approaches, and unique ideas to help us paint a picture of what it means to be creative in California. This year’s show was made up of nearly ninety bold, provocative, inspiring, and just plain beautiful works of art. With everything from intricate pencil drawings, to powerful abstract portraits, to whimsical sculptures, and stunning photography, this exhibit had a bit of something for everyone.

Exhibiting Artists: Elise Acosta, Jennifer Anderson, A.S. Ashley, Jack Avetisyan, Emily Baker, Timothy Bakthy, Stef Bauer, A. Laura Brody, Maxwell Coppola, Dennis Dunton, Matthew Durante, Betsy Enzensberger, Scott Froschauer, Annette Goodfriend, Richard Greene, Dominoe Gregor, Cynthia Grilli, Tali Grinshpan, Mimi Haddon, Emily Elisa Halpern, Marina Illum, Naoto Ishikawa, Dennis Johnson, Ruth Joseph-Pike, Marli LaGrone, David Leib, Rita Yuhan Liu, Janet Lucroy, Barbara Malley, Ryah Massarweh, Jean McAlister, Diane McLeod, Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass, Rachelle Mendez, Paul Messink, Naomi Nadreau, Tommy Orosco, Steven Osterlund, Rollence Patugan, Lauren Porter, Vojislav Radovanovic, Hannah Reinhard, Jenifer Renzel, Juliana Rico, Roberto Romero, John Rosewall, Edward Saenz, Brian Scanlon, Sarupa Sidaarth, Kate Sikorski, J. Sloman, Linda Stelling, Arti Struyanskiy, Robert Tartter, Monica Tiulescu, Scott A. Trimble, Krista Tsukashima, Noriho Uriu, Mike Usher, Adon Valenziano, Iben G. Vestergaard, Devon Walz, Lynn Welker, Ingrid Wells, and Katie Wigglesworth.

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MFA Biennial
Feb
10
to Mar 25

MFA Biennial

The 4th MFA Biennial was on view from February 10 to March 25, 2018. This contemporary exhibition featured bodies of artwork from a selection of Masters of Fine Arts students attending local universities. The diverse collection of works selected, including painting, installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture illustrated the broad range of artwork being made by these dedicated students of the arts. In its fourth iteration here, this exhibit offered insight into the continually evolving themes, subjects, and methods being utilized by these talented artists. This show continues relationships with exceptional schools such as California State Universities Fullerton, Long Beach, and Northridge, as well as Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art and Design.

Exhibiting Artists: Yara Almouradi, Caesar Alzate Jr., Madeline Arnault, Aurora Berger, Chelsea Boxwell, Mimi Haddon, Sara Hassan Khani, Chloe Jeongmyo Kim, Megan Kinney, Huicho!, Siwei Liu, Sadaf Manoushan, Katie Marshall, Beatriz Mora Hussar, Michelle Nunes, Jesse Parrott, Rebecca Rich, Chris Rioux, Michael Roman, Ashley Shumaker, and Amy Williams.

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