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Art Encounter: Insights 2020 Artists in Their Own Words
Video now on YouTube:

The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum facilitated a conversation with selected artists who participated in Insights 2020: The Annual School of Art Student Exhibition. In this video, Cal State Long Beach students share about the inspiration and meaning behind works that are featured in Insights 2020, as well as the processes involved in making them. Every year, exceptional works from Insights are purchased by the University President, Provost, and Dean of College of the Arts to become part of the University’s collection. Three of the four Purchase Award winners are featured in this video, indicated in the parenthetical notes below.

Artists and artworks featured:
Oscar Pearson (President and Provost Purchase Award Winner), Axis Mundi (2019), Oil on canvas
Sara Garcia (Dean of the College of the Arts Purchase Award), Idle Hour (2019), Oil on canvas ​
Daniel Garcia (Associated Students, Inc. Purchase Award Winner), Cow (2019), Porcelain ​
Crystal Worley 2020 (2020), Digital Film ​
Rachel Finkelstein, Still Life, Mixed Media
Le Pham Halo, Copper and brass
Jonathan Godinez Untitled (2019), recycled skateboards and walnut


Insights 2020 
The digital gallery is live via Instagram @soa_insights and Tumblr at

Kleefeld Contemporary has a long-standing partnership in presenting Insights with the School of Art. We are dedicated to supporting projects that provide opportunities to empower students. Kleefeld Contemporary welcomes campus communities and the public to enjoy works of art from these emerging contemporary artists.

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