The Palos Verdes Art Center’s summer exhibitions— 2010 Juried All-Media and Small Treasures—include art to please any taste from modern to traditional and from realistic to abstract. These eclectic exhibitions offer an appealing array of paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and digital works
The two free exhibitions open August 6, 2010, and run through October 3, 2010, at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. The galleries are open from Mondays through Saturdays and Sundays. The Art Center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6.
The artists will be honored, and awards totaling at least $3,000 will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, August 13 during the opening reception. The free public reception runs from
The 2010 Juried All-Media Exhibition includes 53 wall-hung works and 20 three-dimensional pieces selected from more than 1,296 entries.
Each piece of art in the annual Small Treasures exhibition is either a two-dimensional piece with a perimeter of less than 45 inches (including frame) or a three-dimensional item that fits within a 6-inch cube. Each piece is by a member of one of the eight artists groups affiliated with the PalosVerdesArtCenter.
Dan Callis, artist and Biola University Professor chose the exhibitions and the award winners for both the All-Media and the Small Treasures exhibitions.
“I was interested in allowing the show to take shape based on the work that was submitted,” said Callis. “I had imagined that the rich history and presence of the Palos Verdes Art Center would draw a quality of submissions that would allow this to happen. And, in fact, it did.”
In making his selections he explained that he was looking for three things: a high level of craft or technical accomplishment, conceptual substance, and a sense of authenticity and surprise. “I trusted that in selecting the works first on their own merit the show would take its own distinct direction. In the end I think we (the artists, PVAC, and myself) have shaped a rich and engaging visual conversation: conversation that graciously invites the viewer’s participation.”
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit organization, has provided the South Bay with visual arts exhibition, education and community programs since 1931. For more information about the 2010 Juried All Media Exhibition, Small Treasures or other Art Center programs, call 310-541-2479 or visit www.pvartcenter.org.