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From more than 200 entries, jurors have selected 84 works that will be on display in the annual Carnegie Art Showcase exhibition taking place this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. The juried exhibition is a celebration of artistic excellence. The show will be on view in the CAC’s Ferrari Gallery from July 7 through September 5, 2021.

 

Works in all media were submitted by artists from across the Central Valley and other locations in California. The final group selected for exhibition includes works by 55 artists representing 24 different communities

Jurors

Daniel Edwards received his MFA in Drawing and Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art and his BFA from the Herron School of Art, Indiana University. He has been a member of the Art Department faculty at CSU Stanislaus since 2012. He has completed numerous public sculpture commissions, including pieces for the University of Indianapolis, the Indiana Statehouse, the Louisville Airport, and the New York Athletic Club. Edwards’ recent work addresses celebrity and popular culture in ways that often stir controversy; his depictions of performers Britney Spears,  Jay-Z, and Kim Kardashian are intentionally provocative. Other popular figures he has depicted include Hilary Clinton, Pope Francis, and John Lewis. Edwards is currently working in both traditional sculpture techniques of modeling in clay and wax (for casting in bronze) and exploring digital modeling and 3-D printing. In 2020, in collaboration with his son Rodman, Edwards released a 3-D printing file for a memorial bust of George Floyd that was available as a free download from the internet.

 

Robert Stevenson has taught Studio Art and Art History at Modesto Junior College for the last 20 years. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MA in Humanities with an emphasis in Art History from CSU, Dominguez Hills, and a BA in Art Practice and Art History from UC Berkeley. His work has been shown throughout the United States as well as in South America and Europe, and can be found in public collections including the Morrison Library in Berkeley, CA, McNeese University in Lake Charles, LA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY. Stevenson has also worked as a printer or as master printer with such noteworthy artists as Peter Voulkos, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Terry Allen. Recent solo exhibitions include Along the Lines as part of the 100-year celebration of the Carnegie Arts Center and On Narrative: Moving Forward, in Retrospect at the University Art Gallery, at CSU Stanislaus. 

 

Mirabel Wigon is a painter residing—until recently— in Southern California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Traditional Art from CSU East Bay and a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from CSU Long Beach. Her work is an exposé into the machinations of a crumbling urban infrastructure with a focus on power production in the LA Basin. Her works have been featured in numerous group exhibitions in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Southern California. Her recent work has been exhibited in Insights at the Kleefeld Contemporary, CSULB, and ALPAY: Now Trending at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Her awards include the Hayward Arts Council Award, CSU East Bay Portfolio Award, Linda A. Day Endowed Student Award, Werby Marylin Award, and CSULB’s Provost Purchase Award. Wigon is joining the Art Department faculty at CSU Stanislaus this fall.

Award Winners

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Best of Show

Richard Gomez

Agency

spray paint on panel

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Award of Excellence

Dixie Salazar

History Lesson - Irony 101

painted collage on canvas

Award of Merit

Jennifer Fosgate

Whistling Walking Stick

mixed media on canvas

Chelsea Gilmore

Dilapidated Dollhouse

wood, paint and gravel

Mark Knize

Remembering the Jetsons III

walnut wood and paint

Ruben Sanchez

The Red Sun

acrylic on wood

Mayor's Award

Michael Souza

Friends

pencil on paper

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Award of Excellence

Sue Siefkin

Afternoon in Chateau-Landon

fabric collage

Honorable Mention

Sean Alcala

Green Shorebreak

kiln-formed glass

Anna Barber

Calla Lilies

digital photo art

Timothy Brown, Jr.

Too Much & Not Enough

mixed media on panel

Susan Conner

Elements

photograph

Gayle Knize

Three Dolls: 1909, 1939, 1959

acrylic on panels

Monique Wales

View from the Top

multi-color reduction linocut print