Friday, January 24, 2014, 10:30am – 1pm
Guest Artist: Hope Kroll
Our featured speaker for January will be Hope Kroll. Hope is a master cutter and extraordinary collage artist. Culled from a wide range of sources, her visual lexicon is composed of diverse images gleaned from old encyclopedias, medical texts, children’s books, popular science, technical manuals, paper dolls and antique photographs to name a few. More details...
This meeting will be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank. Directions are included at the bottom of the Meetings page.
Collage Artists of America Invites you to attend an exclusive workshop:
3-day workshop with artist, Gerald Brommer
A Three-Day Workshop; Learn to build low-relief, sculpture like surfaces with paper and fabric
Date: Tuesday – Thursday, January 28-30, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm all days (includes one hour lunch break)
This three-day workshop emphasizes the development and use of incredibly rich, textured surfaces. “Build” becomes a key word, because the uniqueness of the surfaces lies in the variety of materials gathered for use in the process. Anything is usable – papers, fabrics, metals, cardboard, washi, paper towels, napkins, dried flowers, wood, string, lace and so on. Once this exciting surface is developed it is covered with white gesso and allowed time to dry.
Registration: CAA members have priority enrollment through December 23, 2013. Non-members may begin enrolling beginning December 24, 2013 on a space available basis, or until workshop is filled, whichever occurs first. More details and registration...
2014 Field Trips
We hope to offer two collage-related field trips in 2014, one to the More York, studio/gallery of the brilliant artist, Clare Graham. You may view the gallery and Clare’s work on his website’s Art page.
The second field trip will be a studio tour at award-winning artist and educator, La Monte Westmoreland’s beautiful Pasadena home where we will not only view his studio but we will also be privileged to view his large collection of art.
The November 2013 newsletter is available for download (PDF).
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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.
May 4–25, 2013
STUDIO FIVE08, 508A Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401.
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).