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Older Adults Art Show
Exhibition Dates: July 7th to July 9th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This annual exhibition is a joint collaboration between the Older Adults Program and Cultural Arts Division and showcases the works of artists ages 55+. Artists are allowed to submit two pieces for consideration in this juried exhibition.

Application Deadline is Monday, July 3, 2017
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Older Adults Art Show 2017, Outside the Lines

  • To have your work featured, please complete, sign, and return one entry form (PDF) for each piece, along with your HANG READY* artwork to the Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) by Monday July 3, 2017 between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Up to two entries per person (only one of these may be exhibited space permitting). No artwork that has been exhibited in a previous MBAC exhibition will be accepted.
  • All artwork must remain at MBAC for the duration of the exhibition. No artwork shall be removed from the exhibition early without prior written authorization of MBAC gallery staff, and the artist.
  • Please pick up your artwork from the Manhattan Beach Art Center on July 10th between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Any artwork not picked up by July 17th will be delivered to City Hall or Joslyn Community Center.
  • The City of Manhattan Beach and the Exhibition Program does not provide insurance. Therefore, the artist/lender should provide his/her own insurance if necessary. The Exhibition Program is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to any work, equipment, or personal injury beyond the City’s liability policies.
  • All artwork MUST be HANG READY to participate in the exhibition. Hang Ready means the artwork is fitted with an appropriate apparatus to hang/be installed in the gallery (ie, if it is a painting, it has a cleat/wire/hook on the back; if it is a drawing/photo/other flat artwork, it is framed and the frame has a cleat/hook/wire/etc. to hang; if it needs a specialized stand, it has it). Manhattan Beach Art Center will do its best to accommodate not hang ready artwork and use best practices to install it. This may result in pinholes in lightweight, wall mounted artwork, museum wax and other alterations.

To Submit Your Work:

  1. Complete and submit your entry form (PDF) (one form for each piece) to the Manhattan Beach Art Center by 2:00 PM on Monday July 3rd.
  2. Download, fill out and attach this entry form (PDF) to the back of your artwork. One form for each submitted piece.
  3. Drop-off HANG READY* artwork at the Manhattan Beach Art Center by Monday, July 3rd between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  4. Pick-up your work at the Manhattan Beach Art Center on July 10th between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Method Movement Memory:
Selected Works by June Edmonds, Nicholette Kominos and Pamela Smith-Hudson

Exhibition Dates: July 14th to September 10th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This exhibition is an exploration of the seemingly unrelated. Each artist comes from a vastly different experience and history yet they converge on an intuitive plane.

Nicholette Kominos takes much of her inspiration from abandoned places like vintage amusement parks and miniature golf courses. She creates shapes that recall the feeling of nostalgia and deterioration without the literal representation of the spaces that triggered the work. There is a sense of whimsy about these pieces that hint at a function that may have been lost and forgotten over time. Nicholette is intrigued by the contrast of manmade objects to the nature they inhabit. Even if the only natural element is the air and light around the piece, they interact with and change an otherwise all too rigid and geometric structure. Her work evokes the feeling of familiarity and sparks memories while intriguing the imagination.

June Edmonds' vibrant, confidently impasto circles of radiant color are like controlled bursts of psychic energy, caught at various points in their unfolding; often cropped like a snapshot, offering a momentary, fragmentary glimpse of a much larger system and process. Citing the remarkable and rich ideographic Adinkra symbol system of the Ashanti, Edmonds' description of her work as "a doorway to memory" also reinforces its visual similarity to the dot-paintings of the indigenous Australians – the longest continuous visual art tradition operating in the world today. In the Circle/Curve Series, June explores how color, repetition, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connections. She is drawn to the shape and function of the circle because of its rich array of cultural and historical associations.

Pamela Smith-Hudson’s early influences derived from growing up in Southern California with the Art Poetry and the vibrant Punk scene of Los Angeles. Her unique vision was cultivated by exploring different cultures and artistic disciplines, which was nurtured by Pamela’s participation in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Culture; her creative process is intuitive and spontaneous. Pamela applies a variety of techniques in her work such as printmaking, encaustic painting and mixed media drawing. Currently inspired by nature, she incorporates earth tones, texture, and the earth’s natural topography into her work.

Nicholette Kominos studied at Southern Illinois University in Studio Art and Psychology. She also has a Post Graduate diploma in Classical Greek from Trinity St. David, University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales, U.K.

Pamela Smith-Hudson studied Anthropology, World Art and Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently an instructor at Otis College of Art and Design.

June Edmonds received her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and San Diego State University. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.


Jose Lozano; Chicano Trickster
Exhibition Dates: September 14, 2017 through October 8, 2017
Opening Reception: September 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Time4Art presents Unidentified SpaceTime4ART presents Cosimo Cavallaro - Unidentified Space
Envisioned by Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board, Time4Art
Exhibition Dates: October 18, 2017 through December 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Program begins at 7:00 PM
Download the invitation (PDF).

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