Collage Artists of America is pleased to announce a Field Trip:
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
CAA is announcing a field trip, studio tour to award-winning artist and educator, La Monte Westmoreland’s beautiful Pasadena home where we will not only view his studio but will also be privileged to view his large collection of art.
For more information and to register, please visit our Field Trip page.
We hope to offer another collage-related field trip in 2014 to MorYork, studio/gallery of the brilliant artist, Clare Graham. You may view the gallery and Clare’s work on his website’s Art page.
For more information on upcoming CAA Field Trips, contact Program Chair Barbara E. Jones:
Collage Artists of America Invites you to attend an exclusive workshop:
1-day workshop with Author and Book Maker, Jeannine Stein
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm (includes one hour lunch break)
In this one-day workshop you will create a Collaged Book in a Box: It's a book…it's a box…it's a collaged masterpiece! In this workshop we'll create a book that comes in its own fold-up box. After constructing the box, we'll sew in pages using an easy binding that has a big "wow" factor. Then we'll learn a handy method for making a string tie closure and construct a pop-out map and envelope.
CAA members have priority enrollment through February 20, 2014. Non-members may begin enrolling beginning February 20, 2014, on a space available basis, or until the workshop is filled, whichever occurs first. Registration closes February 28, 2014. Upon registration you will be sent a confirmation. More details and registration...
CAA Presents Squared – Juried Open Online Exhibit
May 1 - July 1, 2014
Collage Artists of America opens its 2014 Exhibit Schedule with a Premier Event
squared is not CAA's first juried open show, but it is CAA’s first online-only open exhibit. Collage is a historical and universal art form that continues to be created by artists worldwide. The squared exhibit is open for entry to collage artists everywhere, CAA members and non-members alike. Online submission deadline is April 1, 2014. The Juror for this exhibit will be Bonese Collins Turner. More info and the Prospectus on our main Exhibits page.
CAA Presents Swept Away – Member Juried Exhibition
October 23 – November 17, 2013
CAA's most recent exhibit, Swept Away, was held at the Malibu Lumber Yard (MLY) Gallery.
CAA Scholarship Award
To maintain ties to the community and to promote the study of collage, Collage Artists supports an annual scholarship for a deserving art student.
San Diego-area native Brittney Hoogervorst is the first recipient of the Collage Artists of America Scholarship at California State University Northridge. The young artist creates sculptural works that turn abandoned objects and materials into literal and conceptual assemblages. Combined with texture, pattern, layered images, and surface treatments, the resulting altered combine-like pieces explore issues about the suburban home, a theme born of the dysfunctional families around which she grew up.
Brittney’s artist statement notes “Abandoned household furniture and objects, like organisms, carry an honest record that can both haunt and invoke nostalgia. Suburban neighborhoods live behind facades and by wrapping, covering, and altering the surface of my sculptures I create a facade for them as well. Through sculpture I explore the disguises that mask dysfunctional families.”
The scholarship, now formally named for CAA, was presented on May 3, 2013 at the school’s annual awards ceremony sponsored by the CSUN Arts Council. CAA chose to award its annual scholarship at CSUN because the school offered better oversight of its program than other institutions, and CAA had the ability to set applicant requirements and make the final recipient decision.
For more details and images, download the May 2013 Newsletter article (PDF).