Four CSLUB art alumni are in an exhibition that documents the entire construction of the new Gerald Desmond bridge that was recently opened just off downtown. The exhibition, entitled "Under Construction: The Long Beach Port in Paintings and Photographs," at Long Beach Creative Group Gallery, showcases four alumnae painters.
CSULB Photography Professor Emeritus Todd Gray has a solo show at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. The exhibition Todd Gray / Matrix 186—which opened on March 4, 2021 and will run through July 18, 2021—was curated by Patricia Hickson.
CSULB Art Alum Francisco Palomares is in a Los Angeles Times article this week written by Julia Barajas. Entitled "Why L.A. artist Francisco Palomares peddles paintings on a fruit cart", Barajas writes "From a distance, Francisco Palomares’ fruit cart looks like all the other ones that dot Los Angeles... But step closer..."
CSULB Art Alum Diana L. Sánchez was represented in an article written by Julia Barajas in the Los Angeles Times entitled “How Long Beach students are turning mail into the most personal art.” Sánchez’s artwork is part of an initiative called Couriers of Hope, which will give Long Beach Unified School District students the opportunity to exchange their artwork with professional artists, “transform[ing] envelopes into pieces expressing and exploring the emotion of hope, pointing out the beauty all around us in simple things and quiet observations.”
Three CSULB Art alumnae were in a three-woman exhibition at the Kellogg University Art Gallery in Cal Poly Pomona last year. Entitled St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket, the show featured the artists Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe and Katie Stubblefield.
The largest academic unit on the CSULB campus, the School of Art received its designation as a school in 2012 in recognition of not only its size, but—more importantly—of the scope, excellence, depth, and breadth of the programs offered. Its extraordinary facilities include some of the nation's top work spaces for printmaking, ceramics, metal work, and wood, along with seven separate and configurable galleries dedicated to the display, viewing, and critique of student work. School of Art students have unparalleled opportunities for displaying their work, international travel in support of their studies, and access to working artists currently exhibiting and accepting commissions.