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Modesto Junior College

MJC Art Gallery

The MJC Art Gallery is an educational resource of the MJC Art Department, serving the Modesto and surrounding communities by showcasing a diverse selection of art exhibitions. The Art Gallery is committed to celebrating art and culture by featuring students’ artistic accomplishments, faculty’s ongoing creative research, as well as solo and group exhibitions by artists working in the state of California and beyond. 

The goal of the MJC Art Gallery is to increase awareness and to educate our community on issues involving the visual art by providing exposure to both traditional and contemporary art. A vital component of the academic and cultural life of the Central Valley, the MJC Art Gallery aspires to engage broad and diverse audiences, to provide a place for contemplation, to create a dialogue about art in its many forms, and to promote a sense of community.

The MJC Art Gallery is operated through the voluntary efforts of the MJC Visual Arts Club and student workers under the direction of its curator Chelsea Gilmore.

For more information about the MJC Art Gallery click here!

If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation please see a gallery volunteer or you may call the Arts Division Office at 209.575.6081 or email Jacquelin at wingettj@mjc.edu

If you are interested in volunteering with the MJC Art Gallery or if you're an artist interested in displaying your work, please contact Chelsea Gilmore at 209.575.6097 or you may email her at gilmorec@mjc.edu

2019/2020 Art Gallery Season

Fall 2019

Photography by MJC Students
September 3 to 26
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, September 12  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Vintage Leica Film Images of the Street Art of Modesto
Photography by James Curl
“The murals, sculptures, signs, and other images of Modesto are often overlooked and under appreciated.  These Vintage Leica Film Images show case this Street Art of Modesto in the vibrant colors that are possible with film.”
October 1 to 24
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, October 10  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Artwork by Paul Berger
October 29 to November 21
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, November 21 5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Spring 2020

Artwork by Dan Petersen & Dale Laitinen
January 21st-February 13th
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, January 30 5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

“Schism: The Art of the Fractured Self”
Artwork by Jay Scantling
Through painting, sculpture and video, Schism: The art of the Fractured Self depicts and reflects the fracturing and dissociation of identity in the face of trauma and its reconfiguration through the creative process.  Through imagery derived from dreams and paralleling themes from mythology, the show presents the transformations of the self in response to adversity and the creation of art as cycles of destruction followed by renewal. Schism is about the construction of beauty and meaning out of the horror of overwhelming life experience. 
February 25th-March 19th
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, March 5  5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Youth Art Month
Artwork by local young artists in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County
March 28-April 2nd
Saturday and Sunday
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Reception and Awards Thursday, April 2nd 5:30pm-7:30pm

Humanities
43rd Annual Celebration of the Humanities
April 13 - 23
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Reception and Awards Thursday, April 16th 5:30pm-7:30pm

If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation please see a gallery volunteer or you may call the Arts Division Office at 209.575.6081 or email Jacquelin at wingettj@mjc.edu

If you are interested in volunteering with the MJC Art Gallery or if you're an artist interested in displaying your work, please contact Chelsea Gilmore at 209.575.6097 or you may email her at gilmorec@mjc.edu

Past Exhibits

Fall 2018

To Photograph the Woman by Rudi Amedeus Blondia
October 2 to October 25
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, October 11  5:30-7:00pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Evelyn Edwards Photo 

The Place that Cannot Be by Chelsea Gilmore
October 30 to November 29
Monday-Thursday
11:am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, November 15  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served 

About the work: Abstract paintings and sculptures based on broken down and abandoned buildings.

Chelsea

Spring 2019

Artworks by Mariam Pakbaz
January 15 to February 7
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, January 24  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Mariam Pakbaz

Artworks by RC Gorman
February 12 to March 7
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, February 21  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

rcgorman

Youth Art Month
March 16 to 21
Saturday-Sunday 
12:00pm-2:00pm 
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Award Ceremony Thursday, March 21 5:30-7:30pm

Youth Art Month

42nd Annual Celebration of the Humanities
April 16 to 25
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, April 18  5:30-7:30pm
Awards will be handed out at 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

 Humanities

 Spring 2018

Pencils to Pixels: The Process of Comic Art by Allen Passalaqua
January 9 to February 1
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, January 18  5:30pm-7:30pm


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Iconic Vintage Leica Film Images of Modesto by James Curl
February 6 to March 1
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, February 15 5:30pm-7:3pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light Refreshments to be served

About the Artist: James is a long time math professor at MJC and this show celebrates his 50th year here  As James explains: “In this day of digital photography using vintage Leica film cameras and lenses provides an "old school" look to the iconic images that define Modesto. It is often about the out of the way scenes that we pass by daily without seeing. My effort to capture images of the past and present gave me a new perspective of Modesto, one that I would like to share with others.”

jamescurl

Youth Art Month 
March 17, 18 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Saturday/Sunday)
March 19, 20, 21, 22 11:00am - 5:00pm (Monday-Thursday)
Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 22  5:30pm - 7:30pm


41st Annual Celebration of the Humanities
April 9 - 19 
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, April 12  5:30pm-7:30pm
Awards will be handed out at  6:00pm
*Light Refreshments to be served

coth2018

Fall 2017

Re/Marks: Works by Haleh Niazmand
September 5 - September 28
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, September 14  5:30pm-7:3pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light Refreshments to be served

haleh

Non Objectivity by Design: Acrylic Paintings by Bruce Klein
October 3 - October 26
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, October 12  5:30pm-7:3pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light Refreshments to be served

Bruce Klein

Idyllic America: Watercolor Painting by Doug Sandelin
October 31 - November 22
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, November 9   5:30pm-7:3pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light Refreshments to be served
 

soudsandy

Idyllic America

 Summer 2017

 Mothers Tear's by Susan Levy
May 15 - June 1, 2017
Monday-Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception on Thursday, May 18 5:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm

susanlevy

 

 

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