2017 Juried Student Exhibition


Exhibition Information
Location: Fine Arts & Artspace Galleries on the CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, May 12 – Saturday, June 24, 2017
Juror’s Talk, Awards Presentation & Artist Reception: Friday, May 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Press Release
The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery will present its annual Juried Student Exhibition beginning Friday, May 12, 2017 and will run through Saturday, June 24, 2017. A reception with refreshments, awards ceremony, gallery talk, and Salon de Refusés will take place on Friday, May 12, from 6 – 8 p.m. This exhibition will feature student artwork made in connection with CSN Fine Arts Department, Art and Art History courses with media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and design.

This year’s exhibition will feature guest artist and judge David Ryan. Ryan gleans inspiration from the slick colors and lines of cars, electronic gadgets and household appliances to transform mundane, undesirable MDF into luxurious, enticing wall-sculptures. By creating multiple (literal) layers, Ryan explores the way line, shape and shadow interact to produce perceptual conundrums that intrigue his viewer. Thus his conceptually multi-layered pieces speak not only of glossy consumer products but also refer to phenomenology and complex art theories. His work explores the dynamic between craft and production, art and design, man and machine.

Ryan received his BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, TX and his MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) where he studied under Dave Hickey and Libby Lumpkin. His work has been exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Las Vegas Art Museum (NV), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Seomi & Tuus (Seoul), Davidson Contemporary (NY), and James Kelly Contemporary (NM). David Ryan lives and works in Las Vegas.

The CSN Art Galleries would like to thank its guest judge, Mr. David Ryan and its outstanding community partners, Blick Art Materials and W. W. Norton & Company publishing for their generous support of this exhibition and our students.

The CSN Fine Arts Gallery and all gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery are located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one mile East of I-15 North.

For more information please call (702) 651-4146

And the Winners Are…
“Best of Show”
Javier Esqueda, “Olive”, Oil on Canvas, Painting I, Suzanne Acosta

“Juror’s Award”
Madison Brown, “Lovelace”, Painting, Design Fundamentals (2-D), Mark Brandvik

“Juror’s Award”
Said Gomez, “Drive-In Daze”, Mixed Media, Drawing II, Kevin Chupik

“Juror’s Award”
Diana Gorokhovskaya, “Light”, Photograph, Art Appreciation, Paul Ste. Marie

“Juror’s Award”
Dan Hernandez, “As the World Burns”, Cut and Painted Paperboard, Design Fundamentals (2-D), Kevin Chupik

“Juror’s Award”
Josett Manotham-Garin, “Deep Space Study”, Oil on Canvas, Painting I, Suzanne Acosta

“Juror’s Award”
Maria Rose T. Ondo, “Winter’s End”, Oil on Canvas, Painting I, Suzanne Acosta

“Juror’s Award”
Michelle Quiroz, “Resurrection”, Colored Pencil on Paper, Design Fundamentals (2-D), Wendy Kveck

“Juror’s Award”
Andrew Secopito, “Deep Space Perspective”, Oil on Canvas, Painting I, Suzanne Acosta

“Juror’s Award”
Rebekah Solorzano, “Mind in Matter”, Oil on Canvas, Painting I, Suzanne Acosta

“Juror’s Award”
Ross K. Takahashi, “Fake Science”, Mixed Media, Drawing II, Kevin Chupik



2017 Art of the Young Child

Exhibition Information
Location: Artspace Gallery on the CSN North Las Vegas Campus & “I” Building Lobby on the CSN Charleston Campus
Dates: Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Gallery Talk & Artist Reception: Friday, February 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Press Release
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of artwork created by students of the CSN Early Childhood Education Laboratory Program. This exhibition, a collection of artwork by children ages 6 months through 5 years, utilizes a variety of media and expresses the thoughts, emotions, and creative explorations of its young artists. “2017 Art of the Young Child” will begin Friday, April 7, and will run through Saturday, April 29, 2017.

“Art is a vital part of the Early Childhood curriculum,” says Janis Fikes-Buntjer, ECE Laboratory Program Director. “Children of all ages are given time and access each day to explore and manipulate a wide range of art materials. As children explore – they learn. They learn about physical properties of the media; they learn problem-solving skills; they learn social skills; they develop motor skills; and they learn creative ways to express themselves – most importantly they learn that ART IS FUN!”

CSN’s Early Childhood Education Lab Program is a nationally accredited preschool, kindergarten and childcare program for children ages 6 months through 5 years. As a model for “best practice” in Early Childhood Education, the ECE Lab Program provides CSN students, participating parents, and the local Early Childhood community, opportunities for observation and practice.

This exhibition is featured in conjunction with the CSN Early Childhood Education Program and in celebration of the National Association of the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) “Week of the Young Child,” April 24 – April 28, 2017. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Artwork will be on display at the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas and in the “I” Building, First Floor, Main Corridor, on the Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. This exhibition will be open during normal campus building hours.