Friday, March 28, 2014, 10:30am – 1pm
Our featured speaker for March will be Jon Measures. Jon has developed his own approach to making mixed media artwork that often combine multiple views of Los Angeles and other urban areas, slicing and dicing bits of the city’s rich fabric together. The images are digitally edited photographs, printed then made into collages that are then further worked as paintings. Paint is used to stylize or emphasize aspects of the photographic materials, to add texture, layering and color. The layering is an important aspect to the work both in the computer and on the physical artworks. This process is a hybrid between painting, photography, digital art and collage and echoes the layering of history that takes place in cities.
This meeting will be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank. Directions are included at the bottom of the Meetings page.
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).