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Pat Sparkuhl

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Birthplace
Los Angeles

Birth year
9/19/48

Lives in
Laguna Beach

Works in
Laguna Beach

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
mixed-media

Statement

Statement:

I attempt to make art that has its own fingerprint.  The images I explore focus on the concerns and relationships to social issues I feel are relevant.  I seek out unique and personal ways of integrating a variety of ingredients for each composition, attempting to develop an attitude of curiosity and discussion when viewing a particular artwork.

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Pat Sparkuhl        

409 Locust Street

Laguna Beach, California 92651

949-497-2830

 

 

 

Education:

 

Bachelor of Arts , magna cum laude ------- Chapman University,

Orange, Ca. 1973

Master of Arts, studio art -------- California State University at Fullerton,

Fullerton, Ca.  1975

 

 

Selected Shows:

 

1970’s

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.        1979-Present

Ma & Pa Groceries In Orange County,  Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, Ca

Orange Grove Rip-Off, Chapman University, Orange, Ca.

Long Beach Art Association Annual Juried Show,  Long Beach, Ca.

Back To Back, Cal State University @ Fullerton, Fullerton, Ca.

All California Show,  Laguna Beach Museum Of Art, Laguna Beach, Ca.

American Realities,  309 Malden Gallery, Fullerton, Ca.

 

1980’s

Eros Three, Collector's Choice Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

Object As Illusion, OCCCA, Santa Ana, Ca.

One Person Show, L.A. Stage Company West, Beverly Hills, Ca.

Newspeak, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

The Last Picture Show, LAM, Laguna Beach, Ca.

Collector's Choice, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, Ca.

New Work From Los Angeles, Laart, Soho, New York

Images '87, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, Ca.

 

1990's

Mixed Media And Messages, Scripps College, Claremont, Ca.

Fabric Of Life, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Ca.

Artists Reflection On A.I.D.S., Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, Ca.

Crossing Borders, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca.

Outside The Mainstream, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca.

Focus Viii: Constructure, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, Ca.

 

2000-2009

Saints And Sinners, Folk Tree , Pasadena, Ca.

Reconfigured, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, Ca.

Mixed Emotions, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca

Can You Take It?, Square Blue Gallery, Newport Beach, Ca.

Two-Person Show, Art Resources Transfer, New York City, NY.

Self Portraits, Square Blue Gallery, Newport Beach, Ca.

Pretty Lies/Dirty Truths, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

Worlds in Collision, OCCCA, Santa Ana, Ca.

Assemble, Coastline Community College, Huntington Bch, Ca.

No Assembly Required, Space on Spurgeon, Santa Ana, Ca.

Collaborations, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

 

Articles:

 

NOSTALGIC TRIP --- Orange County Register, Orange County, Ca.

ARTS FINE LINES ----- Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.

QUESTIONS OF REALITY --- ARTWEEK

ARTISTS DISCOVER HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN NEW YORK – LA Times

AN ALTERNATIVE TO NONSENSE ---- ARTWEEK

ARTISTS VENTURE BEYOND THE SURF --- Orange County Register, Ca.

PROFILE ARTICLE --- Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.

NASTY--- EXHIBITION --- L.A Times

GALLEGIATE TOP TEN --- COAGULA ART JOURNAL--LA & NY

STUDYING THE SPIRAL --- Daily Pilot, Orange County, Ca.

JESUS IMAGE ELICITS DEBATE – Orange County Register, Ca.

SPARKUHL PONDERS SOCIAL ISSUES – Laguna News Post,

Orange County, Ca.

THE ART OF THE COMMUNITY --  COAST MAGAZINE,

Orange County, Ca.

ON TOUR INSIDE LAGUNA ART –- Coastline Pilot, Laguna Beach, Ca.

WORLDS IN COLLISION –- Orange County Register, Ca

POLITICAL SPARKUHL –- PAT SPARKUHL’S ART CHALLENGES IDEOLOGIES

AND ISSUES -- Festival of Arts, Ca.

PRETTY LIES/DIRTY TRUTHS -- BC SPACE GALLERY;Artists Network.org

THE COLONY COMES TO LIFE – LAGUNA LIFE & PEOPLE, VOLUME 4,                                                                      NUMBER 8 – Laguna Beach, Ca.

DOLLIES AT SANTA ANA GALLERY SPACE ON SPURGEON -- OC WEEKLY

NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED -- OUT OF THE BOX WITH PAT SPARKUHL,

Coast Magazine, Orange County, Ca.

SPARKUHL’S ART ASKS QUESTIONS – Orange County Register, Ca.

 

 

Publications, catalogues, and books:

PAT SPARKUHL----monograph, 1991, A.R.T. PRESS, Los Angeles

THE FORUM ----JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE FOR  CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES,  Sacramento, Ca.

1993-1994, FRAGMENTS

1994-1995, LOST SOULS

1996-1997, FLAG FOR WOMEN

1998-1999, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

2000-2001, INTERCHANGE

NASTY ---- CATALOG, 1994, STUART KATZ'S LOFT, Laguna Beach, Ca.

BETWEEN ARTISTS --- TWELVE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS INTERVIEW

TWELVE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, 1996,

ART RESOURCES TRANSFER SERVICE, LA AND NY

 

Juror:

 

1987 – CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION, Orange, Ca.

1988 –  BENCH PROJECT, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1990 – FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1991 -- ORANGE COAST COLLEGE ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION,

Costa Mesa, Ca.

1993 – ORANGE COAST COLLEGE ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION,

Costa Mesa, Ca.

1994 – COLOR IT ORANGE - JUROR FOR 3-D WORK, Art Institute of Southern                                                                                                California, Laguna Beach,  Ca.

1997 – FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1998 – NEWPORT BEACH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, Newport Beach, Ca.

1999 – RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR,  Indio, Ca.

2000 – 2009 -- IMAGINATION CELEBRATION, Garden Grove, Ca.

2001 – 2001 NEWPORT BEACH SPRING JURIED SHOW,

Newport Beach, Ca.

ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, Ca.

2004 –FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Laguna Beach, Ca.

ORANGE COUNTY FINE ARTS SHOWCASE GALLERY NORTH,

JURIED EXHIBIT, Santora Building, Santa Ana, Ca.

2006 –2009 ---SENIOR ART EXHIBIT, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2007-  COLOR IT ORANGE, LCAD, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2009 – FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Laguna Beach, Ca

ART THAT’S SMALL AT CITY HALL, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

Teaching/Recognition:

 

1980 - PRESENT, ADJUNCT FACULTY, STUDIO ART,

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca..

ANNELIESE SCHOOLS, VARIOUS ART CLASSES, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1991-2001 DOCENT PROGRAM,  Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1998 – BEST OF THE BEST, DIVISIONAL ADJUNCT FACULTY RECOGNITION Orange Coast College

2006 – DIVISION WINNER, OUTSTANDING COAST COLLEAGUE, PART TIME FACULTY Orange Coast College  

 

Curatorial:

1998 --- GUEST CURATOR, FOCUS VII: ORANGE COUNTY ARTISITS, ART ASSOCIATIONS,

John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, Ca.

2001-2009 --- CURATOR OF EXHIBITS FOR FESTIVAL OF ARTS,

Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2005-2009 --- CURATOR OF EXHIBITS FOR COMMUNITY ART PROJECT,

Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, Ca.

2007-2009 --- CURATOR OF EXHIBITS FOR FESTIVAL OF ARTS ARTISTS AT THE                                                                OCEAN INSTITUTE, Dana Point, Ca.

2009 --- STILLMAN SAWYER, FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION,

FESTIVAL OF ARTS , Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

Associated experience:

 

1978 – LECTURE ON ART, ORANGE COAST COLLEGE ART LECTURE

SERIES, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.

LECTURE ON ART, Chapman University, Orange, Ca.

1981 –  LECTURE ON ART, Chapman University, Orange, Ca.

1990 – DEVELOPED EARTH DAY RECYCLABLE ART PROGRAM,

City of Irvine, Ca

1991 -- CO-DEVELOPED DOCENT ART EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM,

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1994 – ARTISTS, CRITICS, AND CURATORS --- PANEL DISCUSSION,

Griffin Fine Arts Gallery, Costa Mesa, Ca.

ONE YEAR LATER: REMEMNRANCE AND REBIRTH, ARTS

COMMITTEE MEMBER, FIRE ANNIVERSARY, Laguna Beach, Ca.

1996 -- LECTURE ON ART, sponsored by Orange County Visual Artists

STUDIO TOUR, 1996, sponsored by the Sawdust Festival,

Laguna Beach, Ca

1999 -- STUDIO TOUR AND DISCUSSION, Contemporary Art Council,

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca

2001 -- ARTIST INTERVIEW, RETV, Laguna Hills, Ca.

2002 -- STUDIO TOUR --- sponsored by the Sawdust Festival,

Laguna Beach, Ca

2003 -- STUDIO TOUR -– sponsored by the Sawdust Festival,

Laguna Beach, Ca

2004 -- SPRING GARDEN TOUR ( SCULPTURE GARDEN ), sponsored by

Laguna Beach Garden Club, Laguna Beach, Ca

2006 -- STUDIO TOUR, sponsored by the Sawdust Festival,                                                                                                             Laguna Beach, Ca.

1996-2009-

PHOTOGRAPHY AND JURYING SEMINAR,

Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

 

Festival of Arts Committees:

1995-2009-

ARTISTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER

2006-2009-

EXHIBIT & JURY FORMATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

2007-2009-

PERMANENT COLLECTION COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

* Should you desire additional information please contact me at: 949-497-2830

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Pat Sparkuhl participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 Making / working
Coastline Art Gallery
 
Jul, 2010 New, Used, Borrowed
The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
 
Sep, 2012 SCA@CAP
Community Art Project (CAP) Gallery
 
May, 2012 Contemporary Traditionalists: A West Coast Perspective
Huntington Beach Art Center
 
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