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Our Mission

The specific purpose of Collage Artists of America is to promote interest and participation in, and the study, appreciation and support of, collage, assemblage and related mixed-media art by providing resources such as educational programs, instructional workshops and art exhibits to its members and the public.

CALENDAR

2015 General Meetings:
September 25 (not 18)
November 20

CAA Board Meeting
September 9

Time: Fridays, 10:30 am–1:00 pm at the SFV Arts & Cultural Center

Member Exhibit

November 6–21 at Towns Burr Gallery in Burbank CA. Details to come.


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Next Meeting

Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:30am – 1pm

Guest Artist: Alexandra Grant

Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature and exchanges with artists and writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. Her collaborators have included philosopher and playwright Hélène Cixous, hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce, artist Channing Hansen, and actor and writer Keanu Reeves. Alexandra translates, interprets and represents language and words in the creation of artworks ranging from intricate to large-scale, both two- and three-dimensional.

More information on our Meetings page.

 

CAA Workshop:

3D Relic Dolls

One-day Workshop with Mary Guzman

Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes a one-hour lunch break).
Bring a sack lunch. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Location: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356

In this workshop you will create your own unique 3-D assemblage RELIC DOLL. Your doll will be easily assembled from repurposed wood pieces, then painted, collaged, & embellished. Your doll is unique to your own creative process. This is a NO STRESS, HAVE FUN WORKSHOP!

All materials included in the cost of this workshop but if you have your own unique decorative papers and embellishments feel free to bring them.

CAA Presents Artist’s Choice

Open-Themed, Multi-Media Member Exhibition

May 27 – June 13, 2015

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356

This exhibit showed unique artwork that perhaps didn’t fit a typical exhibit theme, but cried out to be seen by the public!

Congratulations to Nancy Goodman Lawrence who won First Place for “Steve Shows His Feminine Side” (left).

Our Curator and Awards Juror was Kristine Schomaker, a new-media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at The Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles California.

More info and award-winning images...

 

CAA Presents A Material World – Juried Member Exhibitition

Melinda J. Warren, “Red Diner”

February 6-26, 2015

Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA 91506

Our esteemed juror, Stas Orlovski, selected a very eclectic, contemporary show for the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery venue. For images of the award-winning art, see A Material World exhibit page.

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.

2015 Scholarship Winner: Victor Brazeau

Victor Brazeau is entering his senior year at California State University, Northridge.

His fascination with cast off and discarded items, and his interest in exploring the ideas of nostalgia, strength and fragility, are evident in his work. The sculptural assemblages Victor creates from salvaged materials and remnants of peoples' lives are both soulful and dynamic.

Victor's interests in art, technology and sculpture are combined in a proposal he is preparing for LACMA's 2016 Art & Technology Lab. His project is a hybrid of sculpture and user interface that is composed of the personal effects of people who have passed on. An online interface will allow friends and family to upload images into a digital collage that will be displayed over the sculpture. Victor will use the scholarship award to help fund the prototype used in his proposal.