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The National Orange Show announces a Call for Entries for its 66th Annual All-California Juried Art Exhibit.  All artwork including painting, drawing, pastel, mixed media, collage, photography, and sculpture are welcome. The deadline to submit is March 7th.
 
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Kim Stringfellow is becoming a pioneer in her specific brand of art and analysis. Her multi-layered media project, Jackrabbit Homestead—consisting of a book, downloadable audio tour and website—forever altered the scope of possibilities for the examination of a certain place in a certain time.

Stringfellow is a revered Joshua Tree resident, San Diego State University professor of photography and a visionary in research based art endeavors. 2009’s Jackrabbit Homestead chronicled the cryptic tale of the mostly decrepit cabins and shacks built in Joshua Tree’s Morongo Basin during America’s Small Tract Act in the late ‘30s and on.

Now, she is in the beginning stages of venturing out on a new endeavor entitled The Mojave Project, described as a “transmedia documentary exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert.” Here, Stringfellow uses her curiosity and resources to create a dialogue exploring the desert landscape, its inhabitants and its story.

Kimberly Johnson: The varying themes examined in The Mojave Project are as follows: “Desert as Wasteland; Geological Time vs. Human Time; Sacrifice and Exploitation; Danger and Consequence; Space and Perception; Mobility and Movement; Desert as Staging Ground; Transformation and Reinvention." Which theme supplied the most artistic or personal gratification for you to examine? 

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Last year, the local youth buzzed with gossip of celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson’s, trip to San Bernardino’s Carousel Mall. Photos surfaced on the photog’s personal blog shining light on the SB County’s kitschy attraction, having been captured through the lens of a highly popularized and controversial figure. Richardson is well known in the pop culture realm, typically photographing covers of Rolling Stone and Vogue, plus pointing his lens into the faces of major pop culture figures such as Beyonce, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and President Barack Obama.

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DOT Photography Club’s art show, 
 I:Empire – a photographic countenance of the Inland Empire

Space Gallery, Pomona Arts Colony Show

Opening and Reception
 Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00pm

250 West Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766


The show runs from August 9th until September 6th.

"The Inland Empire (IE) is as unique as it is inspirational, and it has been for a long time. There are many names that have grown out of, or been influenced in some way by this expansive area east of metro LA. Names like Wyatt and Virgil Earp, Barry Bonds, Rage Against the Machine, McDonald's, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dusty Baker, Frank Zappa, Blink-182, Reggie Miller, Al Capone, Taco Bell, Ken Griffey Jr, Matthew Modine, Garrett Wang, and Mark McGwire to name a few. All touched in in no small way by their experience in the IE. The area is challenging in many ways but also motivating. The artist is this show have been challenged and motivated in their work also; they have attended college, worked, or lived in the IE. Many have done all of the above. They all have drawn inspiration form the IE. 

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Limited seating; reservations required (909) 395-2510

Sant Khalsa will discuss her three-decade long relationship with the Santa Ana River and the photographic and installation works that have resulted from her focus on environmental issues (with a special focus on water) in the Inland Empire and Southern California. 

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A band of cowboys shooting at some unknown enemy. The Virgen de Guadalupe, hands clasped, head bowed, always watchful over her children. Soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. A pig smiling over a fence; unaware of its imminent end, and probable conversion into some delicacy to be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon with family. The colorful, sometimes bright, sometimes muted, murals on San Bernardino commercial properties tell us the story of not only the business, but of the community in which they existed. More than an image on a facade advertising pupusas and Mexican food, they are stories of migration, hope, dreams, grief, and even loss. It is the story of America. And who better to tell these stories, than a poet and a photographer.

In an eclectic office, filled to the brim with books, paintings, and other tell-tale signs that an artist resides here (and that, really, could only belong to an English professor) I sat down to speak with photographer Thomas McGovern, and poet Juan Delgado about their new collaboration, Vital Signs; a book that forces us to pause and reflect on what we have been ignoring, and question what we have let go, and what we have to gain from bearing witness.

Isabel Quintero: I’ll start with the big questions. So, the title of the book is Vital Signs, which suggests life or looking for life. But a lot of the book, is about loss. How did you come up with the title?

Thomas McGovern: Technically, and this is sort of mundane, I already had the title for the body of work…But I think the bigger picture…would be that sort of vitality that all things [have]. Whether it be loss...experiencing loss is a very clear human experience and there’s a lot of vitality in it. So I think that sense of vitality would be in that sense of loss, or that sense of hope, would be one of those basic human emotions, with clearly a positive spin on it. We have a sort of optimistic point of view about it.

Juan Delgado: We did have a working title for the poetry, which the publisher, Malcolm, didn’t like, Lavish Weeds…About the lament or loss, we didn’t want to romanticize about [San Bernardino]–there was renewal, and there was hope, but there was also hardship. I don’t think there’s a paralyzing loss. There’s a sense of going through it. That’s one of the metaphors we see, in the paintings and murals being constantly redone, and reworked–but a lot of them are gone.

TM: And I think it’s a little corny to say it out loud but, without loss you really don’t know what you have. Just like anything in life...you don’t really appreciate anything until you have loss. You don’t appreciate how beautiful and precious life is, and it’s fleeting. Loss is a really important part of that experience.

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Vital Signs

On Display: Apr. 19 - Jul. 31, 2014

In conjunction with the current exhibition, "Vital Signs", RAFFMA will hold an artist talk and book signing on Thursday, April 24 from 3 - 5p.m. Hear first hand from CSUSB professors Thomas McGovern and Juan Delgado how their collaboration took shape and get a signed copy of "Vital Signs".

Tom McGovern’s rich photographs of city murals and the vibrant reflections of poet Juan Delgado celebrate the cultural landscape of San Bernardino in an exhibition that runs April 19–July 31 at Cal State San Bernardino’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, April 17, at 5 p.m. with a special members-only preview at 4:30 p.m.

“Vital Signs” is an exhibition that focuses on the collaboration between McGovern and Delgado, both CSUSB professors. An acclaimed poet, Juan Delgado teaches in CSUSB’s English department, while accomplished photographer Thomas McGovern teaches in the art department. The photographs and poems displayed in the exhibition can also be viewed in their recently published book of the same name released in fall of 2013.

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Vital Signs

On Display: Apr. 19 - Jul. 31, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, Apr. 17, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Members-Only Preview: Thursday, Apr. 17, 4:30 p.m.

Tom McGovern’s rich photographs of city murals and the vibrant reflections of poet Juan Delgado celebrate the cultural landscape of San Bernardino in an exhibition that runs April 19–July 31 at Cal State San Bernardino’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, April 17, at 5 p.m. with a special members-only preview at 4:30 p.m.

“Vital Signs” is an exhibition that focuses on the collaboration between McGovern and Delgado, both CSUSB professors. An acclaimed poet, Juan Delgado teaches in CSUSB’s English department, while accomplished photographer Thomas McGovern teaches in the art department. The photographs and poems displayed in the exhibition can also be viewed in their recently published book of the same name released in fall of 2013.

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Mil-Tree’s “The Art Of War” was presented at Chaffey College in the Art Building’s Student Gallery March 12th from 12pm - 2pm. The show was curated by Rebecca Trawick, the director and curator of Chaffey’s Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. The show’s original opening was in Joshua Tree at the Radio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge turned art gallery and spoken word salon on October 25th, 2013. It was part of the MBCAC Highway 62 Art Tours co-produced by Mil-Tree and RFJT. It was the brainchild of Carey Hayes and Tami Wood and curated by Mil-Tree’s Paula Jeane. The project successfully fulfilled the mission statement of Mil-Tree:

It is our mission to bring together veterans, active-duty military, and civilians in order to help each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art.

Through Mil-Tree, diverse people in the community come together to increase mutual understanding and respect, and are provided with safe opportunities to express, help process, and support the healing of soul wounds, especially those of war, through the power of storytelling, speak-outs, healing retreats, art, music, movement, and nature. 

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Announcing the Dotphotozine Award For Excellence in Photography

Dotphotozine has established the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. One photographer will receive a $1,000 cash award and a four-page spread in the analog and digital editions of Dotphotozine, to be released in September 2014.

We are seeking a coherent body of work by an ambitious photographer. Work derived from all photographic processes, in any style, digital or analog, including mixed media work that is photo based will be accepted. We are not accepting video, or work with multimedia components. Please do not submit vacation photos, personal snapshots or unrelated individual images. The award is open to all U.S. citizens 21 and over.

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