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Student Art show 2015 flyer

Student Art Show

May 21 - 28, 2015 & September 2 - 17, 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 21, 6 - 8 pm

Note: Art Gallery will be closed during the summer & Labor Day (September 1, 2015).

Student Art Show highlights the tremendous range of artworks created by Los Angeles Valley College students during the 2014-2015 academic year. Juried by the art and photojournalism faculty, the selected works are among exemplary pieces produced in courses taught within the art department that span a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts such as drawing, painting, design, illustration, photography, printmaking, three-dimensional design, sculpture and ceramics.  Students of diverse backgrounds, both art majors and non-art ones, remarkably demonstrate a variety of approaches to material, methodology, and subject matter, revealing the successful outcome of a comprehensive art program.  At the same time, each artwork reflects the very unique and nuanced style of individual students.  Whether at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level, the works on display collectively exhibit a thorough exploration of artistic expressions. It is with great pleasure that the LAVC Art Gallery annually hosts this exhibition, honoring the outstanding achievements of its talented students.

High-resolution images of artworks can be provided upon request.

DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:
From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

Download a high resolution printable map [PDF: 394KB].

The Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Please park in one of the Lot B (northwest) or Lot C (north) of the Art Gallery. During the opening reception, parking is free. Parking permit is required during regular gallery hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.

All events are free to the public.

Sam Lee, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401

Mailing List:
The public is welcomed to all exhibitions and programs. If you would like to be added to the mailing or emailing list, please contact us by emailing or mailing a request to: Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA  91401.



Site Unseen

Site Unseen: Incarceration
Guest-curated by Sheila Pinkel

Download the Site Unseen Catalog [PDF: 4.4MB].

March 12, 2015 – April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6 to 9 pm
Panel Discussion: Thursday, March 12, 7 to 8 pm

The art gallery will be closed during Spring Break (from April 6 to April 10, 2015).

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery (San Fernando Valley) is pleased to present Site Unseen: Incarceration—a group exhibition that deals with the issue of imprisonment. Artworks by incarcerated artists who express their experience from inside the prison walls and by non-incarcerated artists who tackle the American criminal justice system from outside its walls are on display. The works provide a multiplicity of perspectives on the prison experience, a phenomenon that is both intimidating and unfamiliar to the general public.

At a time when over 1% of the U.S. population is incarcerated, images of the prison environment itself and the realities and dilemmas confronting individuals locked up are not visible. Site Unseen: Incarceration gives voice to these individuals who are often regarded as invisible. Most of the incarcerated artists are either in solitary confinement or on death row in a California prison.

Artists include Alyse Emdur, Anthony Friedkin, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Robert V. Montenegro, Jack L. Morris, Brendan Murdock, Sheila Pinkel, Gabriel Ramirez, Gabriel Reyes, Richard Ross, Robert Stockton, Mark Strandquist, Margaret Stratton, and David Earl Williams.

Related Programming is as follows:

  • Panel Discussion: Thursday, March 12, 7 to 8 pm
  • Panel Location: MONARCH HALL IN THE CAMPUS CENTER (campus map)
  • Moderator: Sheila Pinkel, Emerita Professor of Art, Pomona College


  • Margie Ghiz, owner of the Midnight Special Bookstore
  • Robert Jacome, Los Angeles Valley College student
  • Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine
  • Mary Sutton, member of CURB, LA No More Jails and Critical Resistance

High-resolution images of artworks can be provided upon request.