Art & Design Events

For Art and Design Event Information - Please visit the following websites:

 

The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

 

The CSULB School of Art

 

The CSULB Department of Design

 

CSULB College of the Arts 
Art and Design Events 
Fall 2022 

The CSULB School of Art features a large, five gallery exhibition space devoted to showcasing student work. The galleries are open Monday-Thursday from 12-5pm. Exhibition openings are planned – contingent upon approval from CSULB Health Services and continued compliance with all COVID mitigation protocols – for Sundays from 5-7pm.  

The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon-5pm. Thursdays from noon-8pm. Second Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Sunday and Monday the museum is closed to visitors. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld: In-Between the Silence 
Through Fall 2022 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery

In-Between the Silence is the inaugural exhibition of Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld. The space in-between the silence can best be described as a place that is not knowable by the mind, but its power and strength can be directly experienced by basking there. It is where the artist allows her mind to go, which is breathed back into her art and poetry. In giving new life and a deeper truth to how she sees the world around her, her artistic practice is heightened and ever evolving. In the mystery of this unknown she gains focus and clarity.   

 

CSULB School of Art 
Estefania Ajcip Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting/  
Christina Villamor and Frank Van Duerm, Photography and Ceramics
August 28-September 1 

School of Art Student Galleries 
The Estefania Ajcip group exhibition will explore the theme “we are not a monolith” through painting and mixed media. Christina Villamor and Frank Van Duerm share multi-media works prioritizing pattern as dialogue and the limits of recall memory in a “call and response” collaboration. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Jimmy Huynh: “Is Industrial Design Dead?” 
Thursday, September 1 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749
Free Admission

Jimmy Huynh is an Industrial Designer specializing in consumer electronics for gamers. He’s currently working as an Industrial Design Engineer for HyperX at HP. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Ellie Vadakan Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting/  
Chloe Bechtol, Drawing & Painting/ Kate Pearson, Ceramics/  
Steffany Maybel Reyes, Drawing & Painting 
September 4-8 
School of Art Student Galleries

The Ellie Vadakan group exhibition enjoys the youthful imagination of each participating artist as they try to peer into the mind of their cat. Chloe Bectol’s oil painting and drawing work explores the self as a subject during times of isolation. Kate Pearson presents ceramic sculpture exploring the body, the feminine experience, and demons. Steffany Maybel Reyes uses ink, graphite, and charcoal to explore family dynamics and the perception of personal and public persona. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Hurry Slowly 
September 6-December 22 
Kleefeld Main Gallery 

Hurry Slowly celebrates nearly fifty years of collecting leading up to the Museum’s golden anniversary in the 2023-2024 academic year. With over seventy objects on view the exhibition explores why and how museums collect works of art. Hurry Slowly traces the Museum’s growth around steadfast themes, echoes shifting influences that have driven our evolution and previews a future that reflects a more inclusive and progressive notion of how museums might grow.  

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Miyoshi Barosh: The End 
September 6-December 22 
Kleefeld Mini Gallery 

Five works by the late artist are shown. The exhibit centers on the eponymous 2017 sculptural mixed media work and the study sketches that led to its completion. The Mini Gallery holds space to explore an especially poignant creative process. Created shortly after the artist’s 2016 diagnosis with uterine cancer, The End is an exhibition that contemplates expression during the most profound conclusion one can consider. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Juan Gomez: Beautiful Blood/Sangre Hermosa 
September 6-December 22 
Community Gallery 

Tied, tangled, and stitched into existence, the soft sculptures of Long Beach-based artist Juan Gomez honor his ancestors and his immediate family’s experiences as they immigrated into the United States. In Beautiful Blood/Sangre Hermosa, Gomez draws upon the collective stories of his family, which profoundly inspire him. These mixed media works are an homage and expression of kinship, as Gomez marvels at his family members’ individuality and tenacity. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Peter DeMaria 
Thursday, September 8 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749 Free Admission  

Peter DeMaria is the founding Principal of DeMaria Design LLC and Logical Homes. The driving design innovator behind the affordable housing/homeless solutions at HBG Modular/Azria Homes, he visualizes architecture fulfilling a critical force on the planet. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Tuesday Talks 
Every Tuesday from September 6-December 6 from 12noon-1pm 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery 

Gallery talks led by artists, curators, and educators focusing on individual works on view or single topics.  

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Meditation Tuesdays 
Every Tuesday from September 6-December 6 from 1:30pm-2pm 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery 

Meditation series led by the wellness division of CSULB Student Health Services offering a mindful respite, using art as a backdrop to a peaceful and calming half hour. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Thursday Night Make and Take 
Every Thursday from September 6-December 6 from 6-8pm 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery 

Find inspiration and create personal art projects you can take home in the Museum’s Education Laboratory. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Second Saturday Family Day 
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 from 10am-2pm 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery 

On the second Saturday of each month, the museum opens to family friendly art fare – Public Art Park and Sculpture Garden tours, multi-generational art activities, and interdisciplinary projects presented in cooperation with our CSULB partners. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Clarisse Abelarde Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting/ Chloe Bechtol Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting/ Christina Villamor Group Exhibition, Photography/ Johnny Castillo and Alfred Timothy Camacho, Drawing & Painting/ Anthony Razo Rico Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting 
September 11-15 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The Clarisse Abelarde group exhibition features drawings and paintings that distort space and figure while exploring the idea of life as a transitory experience, influenced by time, memory, and identity. The Chloe Bechtol group exhibition is a drawing and painting show featuring nude self-portraits from Drawing & Painting capstone students. Group MFA Photography exhibition with Christina Villamor, Bin Youn, and Nicolas Ramirez Cruz explores the theme of “diaspora” through photographic media and installation. Johnny Castillo and Alfred Timothy Camacho showcase a collection of works exploring the idea of being in between two sides, the “gray area”. The Anthony Razo Rico group exhibitions features conceptually driven paintings and sculptures that explore the bounds, or lack thereof, surrounding human relationships and how we identify or perceive them. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Amy Doyo Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting/ Clarisse Abelarde, Drawing & Painting/ Dylan Ricards, Sculpture/ Elie Vadakan, Drawing & Painting 
September 18-22 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The Amy Doyo group exhibition “Nuance” will explore and highlight the communicative power of monochromatic imagery while providing a different or unexpected way to present conversations about identity and space. Clarisse Abelarde depicts self-representation, social media, and technological effects on the psyche and identity aiming to express the inner workings of the subconscious. Dylan Ricards presents an installation made with handmade rope, scaffold, and concrete that reimagines the built world through a process of alchemic intuition. Using charcoal and pastels, Ellie Cadakan explores the loss of her uncle and the effect his absence has had on her family. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Bin Youn, Photography/ Julie Beloussow, Drawing & Painting/  
Kendall Traylor Group Exhibition, Ceramics/ Kai Gonzales, Sculpture/ Yamilex Gonzalez, Fiber 
September 25-29 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Bin Youn’s exhibition “Where (m)other Is Land” explores relationships of moving images, three dimensional floating objects and sounds within a topographical context, exterior environments, and interior psychological landscapes. The installation builds up an immersive sensual atmosphere leading to navigate visitors’ paths. Julie Beloussow’s exhibition “Phantasmagoria” features strange and visionary paintings in an interactive space to explore the experience of reality as a subjective phenomenon. This mix of drawing and painting will explore culture, sexuality, daily rituals, and neurodiversity. In the Kendall Traylor group exhibition, the Ceramics program will translate the theme of nostalgia and childhood memories through clay. Kai Gonzales presents a constant rumination of the idea of “body” through the act of hand-sewing with a single stitch. Yamilex Gonzalez presents a series of fiber still life sculptures. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Josh Zubkoff, Sculpture/ Joshua Blatt, Sculpture/  
Robert Porte Group Exhibition, Printmaking/  
Jan Patrick Gonzales & Bethany Jeon, Sculpture/ Rachel Curry, Fiber 
October 2-6 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Josh Zubkoff presents research methodologies for building large scale temporary art installations, serving as proof of concept for an upcoming thesis exhibition. Joshua Blatt uses brutalist materialism combined with a design mindset, tackling the dangers of nostalgia. The Robert Porte group exhibition features four MFA candidates exploring the possibilities of printmaking in the Anthropocene age. Jan Patrick Gonzales and Bethany Jeon present a duo fashion show with wearable pieces exhibited in the gallery, accompanied by a fashion show on opening night. Rachel Curry’s exhibition “Coming Home” is a fiber arts show about family, nostalgia, love, and the Wizard of Oz. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Bin Youn and Josh Zubkoff, Photography and Sculpture/ Kai Gonzales and Monica Vander Vegt, Sculpture/ Julie Beloussow Group Exhibition, Drawing & Painting / Meredith Freeman and Bobbi Bosson Group Exhibition, Printmaking and Drawing & Painting / Alyssa Stroud, Metals & Jewelry 
October 9-13 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Bin Youn and Josh Zubkoff present an immersive collaborative work combining sculptural forms, projection lights, and sounds. Kai Gonzalez and Monica Vander Vegt present “(My) Name,” an exhibition exploring identity and how having a preferred name plays into roles. The Julie Beloussow group exhibition “Vivid Self” will showcase different facets of identity using self-portraiture. Meredith Freeman, Bobbi Bosson, and other MFA students share prints and mixed media works exploring themes of environmental activism, feminism, spirituality, and mental health. Alyssa Stroud presents a series of work created from metal and other materials in contemplation of inevitable endings and what follows. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
MFA Advancement Exhibition/  
Eduardo Munoz Group Exhibition, Printmaking 
October 16-20 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The MFA Advancement Exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates. The Eduardo Munoz group exhibition features artwork from printmaking artists. 

 

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum 
Fall Celebration 
Thursday, October 20 at 5:30pm 
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Gallery 

Celebrate fall exhibitions during a festive gathering with live performances and entertainment, food truck offerings, and 22 West student DJs spinning music sets. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Bryan Young 
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749
Free Admission  

Bryan is an automotive designer and artist, a graduate of the prestigious College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Surviving multiple near-death experiences during his creative career provoked Bryan to examine the meaning of life’s purpose, and he now focuses on giving back and bringing that sense of community and engagement into his design work and design educational outreach. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Grad Week 
October 23-27 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Grad Week features varied work from School of Art MFA students with guest critiques from visiting artists and professionals. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Bethany Jeon, Sculpture BFA/ Mark Ferguson, Metals & Jewelry BFA/ Isabella Duco-Figueroa, Sculpture BFA/ Monica Vander Vegt, Sculpture BFA/ Masie Love and Chloe Bechtol Group, Drawing & Painting 
October 30-November 3 
School of Art Student Galleries

Bethany Jeon’s BFA exhibition features a large-scale installation encompassing the entire gallery with abstract fungal forms in miniature, human, and massive scale. Mark Ferguson’s BFA exhibition features of body of work made up of non-functional sculptural and 2D objects made in response to events of the past two years and a body of functional objects meant to replace or enhance store bought objects. Isabella Duco-Figueroa’s BFA exhibition “Espinas de Amor” is an exploration of their cultural identity as a Chicana multicultural woman. Through this work, they aim to uplift and empower their people. Monica Vander Vegt’s BFA exhibition uses found objects, furniture, and personal artifacts – the show will visualize reoccurring conversations the artist has experienced. Masie Love and Chloe Bechtol’s group exhibition challenges ideas about the human experience, emotion, and space through abstraction and tactility of material through drawing and painting. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Curt Aumiller 
Thursday, November 3 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749
Free Admission  

Curt Aumiller is the Principal Industrial Designer for Samsung.  

 

CSULB School of Art 
Kendall Traylor, Ceramics BFA/ Michael Lauermann, Ceramics BFA/ Yamilex Gonzalez, Ceramics BFA/ Natalia Monsivais, Ceramics BFA/  
Jan Patrick Gonzales, Sculpture BFA 
November 6-10 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Kendall Traylor’s BFA exhibition investigates how the surface texture and color of a pot are experienced by the viewer. Michael Lauermann’s BFA exhibition explores themes of the grotesque and the self through ceramic sculpture. Yamilex Gonzalez’s BFA exhibition features ceramic sculpture and textile work. Natalia Monsivais’s BFA exhibition presents themes of femininity, multiculturalism, colorism, and identity using ceramics, fiber, and glass. Jan Patrick Gonzales’s BFA exhibition features a playable video game installation – everything in the gallery is interactive. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Quynh Nguyen 
Thursday, November 10 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749
Free Admission  

Quynh Nguyen is a writer specializing in content strategy for architecture, art, and design. Her work focuses on identifying the authentic narrative of creatives, their practice, and their work. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Christina Villamor, Photography MFA/ Natalie Veenstra, Ceramics BFA/ Nicolas Ramirez Cruz, Photography MFA/  
Bonny Jackson, Printmaking BFA/ Eric Koda, Illustration MFA 
November 13-17 
School of Art Student Galleries 

Christina Villamor’s MFA exhibition features a cinema verité-style short documentary film. Natalie Veenstra’s BFA exhibition uses ceramics and fiber to discuss woman’s interaction with a man-made environment by comparing womanhood to cliff swallows, wasps, and bees. Nicolas Ramirez Cruz’s MFA exhibition explores the political, economic, and bureaucratic aspects of the immigration system in the United States of America. Bonny Jackson’s BFA exhibition uses various printmaking media to create surreal dreamscapes that reference the feminine and masculine energies that shaped their upbringing, notions of pareidolia, and feelings of nostalgia. Eric Koda’s MFA exhibition deconstructs and reconstructs fractured memory using drawing and painting – torn art is repurposed to find the truth of the past. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition/  
Photography Group Exhibition 
November 27-December 1 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students. The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students.   

 

CSULB School of Art 
Holiday Art Sale 
December 4-8 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The annual Holiday Art Sale will occupy all the School of Art Galleries. The sale will feature an array of amazing handcrafted, hand-printed, and wonderfully inspiring one-of-a-kind pieces. All are available for purchase. 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series 
Roundtable – Toy Industry “Island of Misfit Toys” 
Thursday, December 9 at 7pm 
Via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/j/82303149749 Free Admission  

A gathering of current and former toy designers to discuss the world of toy design, including the amazing toys that never were, and the ones that shouldn’t have been made. An inside peek into the fantastic industry of play. 

 

CSULB School of Art 
Animation and Pre-Production BFA Group Exhibition/ 
Illustration BFA Group Exhibition 
December 11-15 
School of Art Student Galleries 

The Animation and Pre-Production BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Animation and Pre-Production BFA students.  The Illustration BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration BFA students.   

 

Parking:  
Parking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $15 day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Additional information is available at www.csulb.edu/maps

 

For more event information visit cota.csulb.edu/events