10th Annual Juried Student Art Show

RECEPTION: Monday, May 4th, 2015, 4pm to 7pm


The McNish Art Gallery at Oxnard College proudly presents the 10th Annual Juried Student Art Show, May 4 through May 19. A reception for the student artists will take place on Monday, May 4, 4:00-7:00 pm at the McNish Gallery with an awards ceremony at 4:30. OC President, Dr. Duran will select President’s Choice Award winners. The artwork selected will be part of OC’s permanent collection and displayed throughout the college. The Annual Student Show displays fine works of art by Oxnard College students in beginning, intermediate and advance levels of studio Art courses including drawing, painting, design and digital art. Artwork will be for sale.

The 10th Annual Juried Student Art Show was juried by local, professional artist, Monica Furmanski. Mrs. Furmanski has taught Art Appreciation, 2-D Art and Digital Photography for Oxnard and Ventura Colleges. She is the owner and gallery director of 643 Project Space in Ventura.

The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue at Oxnard College and welcomes public viewing four times a week. The show is free and open to the public. Parking is $2. For more information contact gallery director, Christine Morla at (805)986-5800, ext. 1929 or email cmorla@vcccd.edu.


THE INCREDIBLE BALANCING ACT by The League of Imaginary Scientists

THE INCREDIBLE BALANCING ACT” by The League of Imaginary Scientists
with Oxnard College STEAM and Art Students
March 11th – April 23, 2015

RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 11th, 4p – 7p, Lecture at 4:30pm

McNish Gallery – Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
cmorla@vcccd.edu, (805)986-5800, ext. 1929


The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is very pleased to present an art exhibit by The League of Imaginary Scientists entitled, “The Incredible Balancing Act.” The exhibition includes playful, interactive art by the League as well as project posters by Oxnard College STEAM and Art Students, whose collaborative campus projects tie into the theme of the Earth’s great balancing act.

The exhibition’s opening is also an on-campus event to celebrate award-winning OC Art students, whose artworks have received much recognition in the last year. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm.

Oxnard College Art faculty Member Lucy HG Solomon brings her art and science collective, The League of Imaginary Scientists to the McNish Art Gallery. OC students and the League contemplate the planet’s disequilibrium in artworks and campus projects that invite audience interaction and community action. After repeating “The Incredible Balancing Act” on untold occasions, the graceful spinning planet is experiencing vertigo. The League of Imaginary Scientists and Oxnard College students respond with graphics, sculptures, and interactive actions. The planet is teetering, and so are we. Viewers are asked to take this high wire act to the biosphere. Participating students are from Christiane Mainzer and Lucy HG Solomon’s collaborating STEAM courses. Their semester-length projects are campus-based inventions, sculptures and green space alterations that respond to the theme of “The Incredible Balancing Act: Earth’s Changing Climate.”

The League of Imaginary Scientists is an art and science collective that creates mega-media constructions of scientific mythologies. The League of Imaginary Scientists has held residencies on “Mars” through the Lovely Weather project in Northwest Ireland, at Australia’s Casula Powerhouse and Electrofringe, and in universities and art spaces across the United States, Australia, Europe, and South America. The League consists of a core group of five artists whose interests lie in technological exploration and scientific inquiry. League projects have received a wide range of support, including support from the Norweigan consulate and the city of Trondheim, the County of Donegal in Ireland, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Works by the League are archived in libraries and institutions around the globe. Public art projects include an interactive city-building project for Rome, Italy, a participatory timeline of the childhood of Trondheim, Norway, an exploration of communication in Hobart, Tasmania, and the conversion of an outdoor lighting system into a city’s nervous system at UC, San Diego.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 – 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 986-5800, extension 1929, e-mail cmorla@vcccd.edu or visit www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.

Excellence in Art Award

Congratulations to John del Rosario!

John del Rosario is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Art from the Oxnard College Foundation for 2014. John is active in all of the creative clubs on campus and worked with after-school youth in the Arts this semester, bringing some of those kids’ work to the student art show. John is active in the art club, Zero Point, and in the Campus Garden Club and can often be seen zipping around, full of positive energy.  John was selected to represent excellence in the Arts because of his community service and creative energy, and in the Art Department we value both!

The Award Ceremony is Thursday, May 15th in the OC Performing Arts Building.  The reception is at 3 PM and the ceremony begins at 4 PM.  There will be free parking in H Lot from 2-6 during this ceremony.

Presentation of STEAM Projects on Earth Day

As part of the Garden Tea Party and McNish Art Gallery Earth Day events, collaborating students from Art and Physical Geography presented their collaborative projects related to Sustainability.  Some are works in progress, such as the “Climate Clock:”  students selected a Gingko tree to act as the base for their arrangement of plants designed to encourage contemplation of climate change.

The Spring 2014 Student Art Exhibit Reception

SUSTAINABILITY – The Spring 2014 Student Art Exhibition

Student art will be on view April 22 – May 8, 2014; McNish Art Gallery hours:  MW 2-6 PM

You are invited to join Oxnard College in celebrating student art and sustainability on April 22nd – Earth Day, from 3-5 in the garden and from 5-7 at the McNish Art Gallery.  The juror of the OC Student Art Exhibition is Oxnard alumna, Maria Villote, who holds the position of museum assistant at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard.  Also on view throughout the day is art by children and youth of Oxnard.  The event is FREE and open to the community.

McNish Art Gallery.  Oxnard College.  4000 S. Rose Ave.  Oxnard, CA 93033
For event inquiries:  Oxnard College Foundation, Connie Owens, cowens@vcccd.edu, 805.986.5889
Student art will be on view April 22 – May 8, 2014; McNish Art Gallery hours:  MW 2-6 pm.
To view by appointment, please contact Lucy HG Solomon:  lhg@vcccd.edu, 805.986.5800 x2047

This event is supported in part by the Oxnard College Foundation, the Oxnard College STEM Center, and the City of Oxnard through a Cultural Arts grant.