ARC Fine Art Department
Annual Student Art Show April 2016
Annual Student Show - Spring 2016 @ James Kaneko Gallery
Entry Dates: Monday 4/18 and Tuesday 4/19 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM Wednesday 4/20 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM See art show details here: Flyer Info and the artwork loan form here.
James Kaneko Gallery Exhibits and Events Spring 2015
The Other 'E' Streeters
January 20th through February 11th. Artist's Reception on Monday, January 26th at noon.

American River Review Photo shoot: Thursday - Saturday, February 12th - 14th.

Joy Bertinuson and Patricia Wood: Painting exhibit. February 16th through March 12th. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 17th at noon.

Scholarship Review: 100 plus works up 100 plus works down on Friday, March 13th.

Ron Peetz Curates a Show with Several of Sacramento's Best Artists
Phil Amhrein, Sandra Beard, Richard Gilles, Ray Gonzales, Janice Nakashima, Chuck Seerey and Cherylyn Naughton. Most working in pure abstraction.
March 16th through April 8th. Artist's reception: Tuesday, March 17th at Noon.

Annual Student Art Exhibition: April 27th through May 14th. Artists Reception and Awards will be on Monday, April 27th at Noon.

Art and Tech Day: will be on Friday, May 1st from 9am till 2pm.
Unique--A student exhibit in American River College Library. Curated and installed by Blance Bastida and Gersaynh Tejeda. Participating artists include:
Paja Lynhiavue
Gersaynh Tejeda
Josh Lacy
Jordan Siangco
Stephanie Bunell
Andrea Arnott
Macee Burns

Exhibit runs November 18th through December 11th, 2014. Closing reception at 3 pm on the last day. Library hours are:
Monday-Thursday 7:30am -10:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Sponsored by the James Kaneko Gallery
Mixed Media Invitational includes artists:
Don Barnes
Chris Botta
Anne Bradley
Karen Brooks
Charlotte Cooper
Dot Edwards
Kim Grace
Cherie Hacker
Valerie Hacking
Dave Hodapp
Betsy Kluga
Debra Kreck-Harnish
Mary Lecker
Lisa Neal
Janet Paluch
Robert Ray
Susan Tonkin Riegel
Susan J. Silvester
Roy Tatman
Larry Tarkington
Chris Thompson

November 6 - Opening Reception - 5-7 pm.
November 8 - Second Saturday Reception - 6-9 pm.
November 15 - Artist Demonstrations - 11 am - 3 pm.
November 22 - Closing Reception - 3-6 pm.

E Street Gallery, 1115 E Street, Sacramento
Chemical Imbalance
Photography works made by American River College
photo students using Alternative Processes.
Works by:
Louis Archuleta
Cathie Bechtell
Travis Cannady
Tysen Cannady
Rebekah D'Angelo
Kyle Doka
Macie Sao Vang
Myrtle Press--Back of Verge Gallery, 625 'S' Street
Second Saturday, October 11th 3-8 pm.
Annual Fall Faculty Show
Featuring works from instructors Monty Clark, Doug Gardner,
Craig Smith, Ken Magri and others.
August 25th through September 17th.
Reception: Tuesday, September 2nd at noon.

Two Artists Living in the Middle of Nowhere
Watercolors of Sharon Maczko and mixed media sculptures by
Larry Williamson. Courtesy of the Stremmel Gallery in Reno.
September 22nd through October 16th.
Reception: Monday, September 22nd at noon.

Art Department Field Trip to San Francisco
Thursday, October 9th. 9 am til 6 pm.

Drawing / A Kind of Magic
Works from Julia Stagg, Katie Borcz, Fred Dalkey, Chris Daubert,
Ken Waterstreet and Salvatore Victor.
October 20th through November 13th.
Reception: Tuesday, October 21st at noon.

Memoirs of the Sixth Extinction
Low Brow works from John Berger, Bruce Gossett, Alex Pardee,
Kim Scott and Robert Bowen.
November 17th throught December 11th.
Reception: Monday, November 17th, noon.

Open Life Drawing Workshop---
Sponsored by the Art Department at American River College.
Students, Faculty, Staff and Professional Artists are welcome!

Sessions are held: Every Friday--2:30 - 5:30 pm. (Doors at 2:15 pm)
Dates are: August 29
September 05, 12, 19, and 26
October 03, 10, 17, 24 and 31
November 07, 14, 21
December 05, and 12.

Come to: Fine Arts Building, Room #510.
Room equipped with drawing horses, easels and sculpting tables.
All media welcomed.
Oil painters must use odorless mineral spirits please.
Contact: Figure Friday Host--Jackie Costa at 916.233.9084 or
send an email to

125+ Artists will have open studios in September: 13th-14th and 20th-21st, 2014, during the free 9th Annual Capital Artist's Studio Tour.
SAC Open Studios Launch Party will be at the Verge Center for the Arts: Thursday, September 11th, 2014, 6-9 pm. FREE
SAC Open Studios Preview Exhibition also at the Verge Center. September 11th - October 1st.
Artists in this event include a few of our Fine Arts faculty: Sarah Mattson (S.S. Solis), Jiayi Young, Craig Martinez.
and a few former students: Marsha Schindler, Susan Silvester, Chris Thompson, Diane Van de Carr and Sheila Jacobs.

Exhibit of Faculty work from Art and Art New Media Departments in the James Kaneko Gallery, Room 503.
Opening reception is Tuesday, September 2nd at noon.
Exhibit opens Monday, August 25th and closes on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday, 11am - 4pm. and Fridays, 11am - 2pm.

For more information contact gallery director Mick Sheldon at: 916.484.8399 or

The following students were given Scholarship Awards for the Spring Semester 2014:

Francis Burt Award (photography): $500. Tanea DeVriend
Fine Arts Club Award: $400. Tysen Cannady
Kingsley Merit Award: $500. Daniel Meidinger
Pam Maddock Figure Award: $300. Jordan Siangco
Gary Pruner Award: $300. Meschelle White
Thatcher-Routt Photography: $300. Mai Vang
Thatcher-Routt Ceramics: $300. Yukmui Wong

Congratulations to our winners and thank-you very much to all the students that submitted work. To everyone else keep working and year be sure to apply through the ARC Foundation Office. It helps your chances of receiving an award!
Website and Social Media Training--Workshop by Zach Perez. Learn: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging and Optimizing Photos. Free event for artist and photographers to be held in FAA Room 509. Discussion on October 28th, 6-8 pm. and Workshop on November 4th, 6-9 pm.
Congratulations to the following students whose works have been forwarded for consideration in the award winning American River Literary Review Magazine, 2014 edition: Rudy Aguilera, Dakota Arguello, Liam Bird-Smith, Erica Campbell. Susan Childress, Kristie Crowl, Jude Croxford, Deni Curtis, Nina Datuashvili, Melissa Davalos, Domencio De Luca, Michael Dunkl, Lynette Evans, Nathaniel Flamm, Graham Fredenburg, Michael Fullilove, Antony Galvan, Rachel Gardner, Maryan Ghodsmofidi, Kimberly
Grace, Valerie Hacking, Jonathan Horcasitas, Debbie Kamilos-Marques, Yoon Kim, Marilyn Koch, Zak Kwiker, Tyler Lance, Claudia Maher, Ryan Meek, Daniel Meidinger, Cassidy Melton, Susanne Miller, Joseph Moniz, Jazzy Mosteller, Evan Nance, Aiyana Pearson, LaToya Porter, Darcy Pumphrey, Daniel Ramos, Jordan Romero, Yaquelin Ruiz, Justin Schwieger, Raad Shamoon, Timothy Smitley, Catherine Suan, Kelsey Suan, Ezra Tacosa, Edris Tauber, Moises Terrazas, Cassandra Timmons, Anton Torrence, Mandi Trembley, Tuyet Truong, Angelina Turner, Ashley Vinck, Skye Wedlock, Yukmui Wong, Nancy Zeberg-Jennings
Regional Artworks Collected With Work and Wampum by Mick Sheldon
From the private collection of Mick Sheldon, works from the greater Sacramento region, including his teaching colleagues and students. Artists include: Laureen Landau, Galine Tumasova, Joy Bertinuson and Waylon Horner. Exhibit opens with reception November 09, 2013, 6 - 9 pm. 2126 K Street.
ARC Fine Arts Alumnus Exhibit
Contemporary Encaustic Paintings and Monotype--Wax Works. Pinkys Salon at 5379 H Street, Sacramento is hosting encaustic works by artist Susan Poirier. Exhibit runs October 12 - November 9, 2013. Opening reception is October 12th, 6-9 p.m. Hours for the exhibit are: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
ARC Art Student Exhibit
Alternative Process: Student Exhibit to be held at The Union Hall Gallery located at 2126 K Street, Sacramento. Reception is 6-9 p.m. on Second Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Artworks will include photos made combining digital negatives and age-old processes. The rest of the show will consist of ceramics made with alternative firing techniques--raku, pit or soda firing. In Alternative Process, random outcome and "happy accidents" are important in the art-making process.
Figure Friday--Life Drawing Workshop
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Club at American River College. Students, faculty, staff and professional artists are all welcome to the weekly Life Drawing sessions held in Fine Arts Room--510. Sessions are on Fridays from 2:30-5:30pm. Doors at 2:15pm. The $5.00 fee covers a warm-up session and 1 long pose. Easels, drawing horses and sculpture tables are provided. Bring your own art-making supplies. Dates are: September 6, 13, 20, and 27. October 4, 11, 18, and 25. November 1, 8, 15, and 22. Last session is December 6. No sessions will be held on November 29th--Thanksgiving holiday.
San Francisco Field Trip
James Kaneko Gallery is sponsoring a trip on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 to San Francisco. The trip will include stops at the Palace at the Legion of Honor and the contemporary galleries in downtown S.F. There is an exhibit of Impressionists works at the Palace called Scenes on the Water. Sign up in the James Kaneko Gallery--Room 503. Show up on October 3rd by 8:30 am to complete your paperwork. Bus leaves at 9am. Maps will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes, layers of warm clothing, bring cash for lunch or snacks and a credit card for the Greyhound bus, in case you miss the scheduled departure time: 3:30pm. There are lots of good shows. Great way to fulfill your gallery report assignments!
Fall 2013 in the Kaneko Gallery
The Annual Faculty Show
August 26th through September 19th, 2013. Opening reception at Noon on Tuesday, September 3rd.

All Terrain Vehicles: Mixed Media Works by Jim McCormick
Mars Rover, Lunar Dune Buggies and extraterrestrials presented in collage and installation works. September 23rd through October 16th. Opening reception: Monday September 23rd at noon.

A Fundraising Theme Show
Open invitational. Theme T.B.A. Entry fee of $5.00. Entry dates are Thursday and Friday, October 17 and18th.
Show runs October 21st through November 14th.
Opening reception: Tuesday. October 22nd at noon.

Former ARC Students: Waylon Horner, Bar Schacterman and Gabe Sanford
November 18th through December 123th. Opening reception: Monday, November 18th, noon.
Phantom Exhibit at E Street Gallery
ARC Fine Arts Club is sponsoring a last minute exhibit
opportunity at the E Street Gallery this Saturday:
November 10th, 2012.
Bring your work to 1115 E Street at 12th, between 4 and 6 pm.
Work will be installed at that time.
Reception is the same night...6-9 pm. See you there!
Crocker Student Exhibit--October 2012
The semi-annual Crocker Student Exhibit sponsored by
the ARC Fine Arts Club will open November 1st.
The closing reception and awards exhibit will be held on
December 16th, 1-3 pm.
The ARC Jazz Collective will perform in the
Crocker Ballroom during the closing reception on
December 16th.

Congratulations to the following students juried into this exhibit:
Veronica Ahman
Minoo Amini
Hakob Baghdasaryan
Maliheh Bartolomeu
Caleb Bowen
Sandra Brown
Jenny Calabro
Jessica Calabro
Erica Campbell
Jason Campbell
Tysen Cannady
Terran Blue Carter
Amanda Cook
Jackie Costa
Chris De La Torre
Jennifer Enright
Davida Feder
Graham Fredenburg
Kim Grace
Penny Hascom
Nancy Jennings
Victoria Kozycz
Janet Paulch
Aiyana Pearson
Susan Poirier
Jessica Pratt
Daniel Ramos
Bruce Riley
Timothy Smitley
Edris Tauber
Andre Tuzman
Bret Varcados
Clay Vorhees
Lisa Wade
Skye Wedlock
Curating: All lectures in Room 547--Music and Theatre Arts Building.
Free and open to the public.

Renny Pritikin--Senior Adjunct Faculty, California College of the Arts.
Tuesday October 30th, 7:00 pm.

Apsara DiQuinzio--Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and
Phyllis C. Wattis--MATRIX Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Tuesday November 13th, 7:00 pm.

Diana L. Daniels--Curator of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum.
Monday December 3rd, 7:00 pm.

Series sponsored by ARC James Kaneko Gallery and coordinated by
Joy Bertinuson--Adjunct Professor, Fine & Applied Arts, ARC.
For information contact the James Kaneko Gallery. (916) 484-8399.
Life Drawing Workshop: Fall 2012
Figure Friday: sponsored by the Fine Arts Club at ARC. Fridays--2:30-5:30 pm in Room 510. Cost: $5.00 for three hours. Parking pass is $1.00.
Dates are:
September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.
November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th.
December 14th.
More information:
Instructor Exhibit
Nursery Crimes: Works by Joy Bertinuson and Julia Stagg. Show runs October 6th through October 28th, 2012. Preview party: Thursday, October 11th, 6-8 pm. Second Saturday reception: October 13th, 6-9 pm.
Call to Artists
The Diane Show
Juried exhibition of artwork produced by regional artists featuring art model extraordinaire--Diane Baxter "Queen of the Models". Exhibit runs January 12th through March 2nd, 2013. Submit up to 3 jpeg images at 300 dpi online to before December 18th, 2012. Entry fee of 10.00 payable to Capital ArtWorks, must be postmarked by December 18th, 2012. Reception will be Second Saturday, January 12, 2013, 6-9 pm at the Capital Artworks Studio and Gallery, 1215 21st Street, Suite B. Awards ceremony will be at 7:30pm.
Questions: Debbie Gualco at
James Kaneko Gallery Exhibits--Fall 2012
Annual Fall Faculty Show
ARC Art Department instructor exhibit: August 27th--September 20th. Recption: Tuesday, September 4th at noon.

The Object of My Desire
New objects and installation by Tamara Scronce. Fourth in a series of conceptual artists from Northern Nevada. September 24th--October 18th. Reception: Monday, September 24th at noon.

25 Votive Works from the Retablo Collection of Paul LeBaron Thiebaud
Retablos are votive oil on tin paintings from 19thC Mexico. October 22nd--November15th. Reception: Tuesday, October 30th at noon.

Linda Fitz Gibbon and Maureen Hood
Beautiful blow-up ceramics by LInda Fitz Gibbon and magnificently structured collage works by Maureen Hood. November 19th--December 13th. Reception: Monday, November 19th at noon.

Kaneko Gallery hours are:
Monday-Thursday 11am - 4 pm.
Friday 11 am - 2 pm.
Crocker Art Museum Student Show
The Art Club at American River College is coordinating the semi-annual, juried exhibit to be held at the Crocker Art Museum from November 1st to the closing ceremony--December 16th, 1-3pm. Students may submit up to three pieces to the Kaneko Gallery on October 1st and 2nd. The work will be judged by ARC's president
and two of our Art faculty.
Contact the Fine Arts Club at: or
call the Kaneko Gallery at: 484-8399.
Artists Speak at American River College
Artists Lecture Series--Spring 2012
Local artists that have worked in the realm of installation
will give lectures this Spring in Music Room #547 at 7pm.
Stephen Kaltenbach--Thursday, March 29th.
Julia Couzens--Monday, April 16th.
Chris Daubert--Thursday, May 3rd.
Direct any questions to:
ARC Fine Arts Club
Creative Minds Think Alike--
Join the ARC Fine Arts Club starting on February 27th, 2012.
Meetings held on 2nd and 4th Mondays, in the Kaneko Gallery,
10:30-11-30am. Also 2nd and 4th Fridays in Room 510, 1:30-2 pm.
* Build your experience resume
* Expand your creative horizons with others
* Have fun and make connections
* Learn about scholorships, contests, upcoming art exhibits and more.
Contact: or 916-308-5962.
Current Student Exhibit
Art Bikes by Slimm Buick
Temporary Contemporary Gallery
March 2-4, 2012 at
1616 Del Paso Boulevard
Inside the Greens Hotel Complex
Uptown Sacramento,CA
To see more work by Slimm:
Alumni Art Exhibit
New Works--Process Drawings by
Alumnus Christopher Iseri.
February 11 through March 4, 2012.
Exhibit located at:
10239 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA
Student Exhibit in Campus Library
Lowbrow in the Well
Works by Kadie Anderson, JD Armstrong and Fredrick Clarin
On display in the ARC Campus Library stairwell.
Runs February 16th through March 8, 2012.
Opportunity to Make Art in Professional Guild Setting
Urban Academy of Sculpture and Art
Studio space available from the
Sacramento Metal Arts Guild for
Art students wanting access to equipment,
peer support and time to develop their
ideas and projects. Options available are:
* Studio rental
* Art classes
* Metal Arts
* Bronze Casting
* Welding
* Fused and Blown Glass
* Group Exhibits
and much, much more.
Membership fees are:
$65.00 monthly for students and guild members,
$75.00 monthly for non-members (annual contract)
$120.00 for month to month.
2552 Albatross Way,
Studio B
Sacramento, CA 95815
Kingsley Merit Award
Annual award of $500.00
Given to area Community College Art students
By the Crocker-Kingsley Art Club.
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in
minimum of 9 units in Art classes.
2. Works must be submitted for consideration
to the Kaneko Gallery on
Thursday March 8th, 2012, 3-6 pm and
Friday, March 9th, 2012, 8-10:30am.
No late drop offs.
3. Works must be picked up the same day,
Friday, March 9th, 2012, from 2-6 pm.
4. Award recipient shall be available to attend the
Merit Award luncheon, with their instructor,
held at the Crocker Art Musuem.
5. See Diane-Richey Ward or Mick Sheldon for more information.
Maddock Figure Drawing Scholarship
$300.00 given annually
1. Recipient must be currently enrolled in
Six or more units, with a 3.00 GPA.
Must have completed a minimum of
six units before applying.
2. Transfer or continuation is not required.
3. Completion of one or more semesters of study
In Figure Drawing
with a grade of "B" or better.
4. Submission of 10 drawings, created from
direct observation of the model
(drawn from life).
5. Deadline to apply online:
Friday, March 2nd, 2010.
6. Dates to drop-off work at the Kaneko Gallery:
Thursday, March 8th, 2012, 3- 6 pm.
and Friday, March 9th, 8-10:30 am.
No late drop-offs allowed.
7. Must pick up your work the same day:
Friday March 9th, 2012, 2-6 pm.
8. Recipient selected by ARC Art Faculty.
Gary Pruner Scholarship for Art Students
$300.00 annual award
1. Recipient must be currently enrolled in 6 or more units,
maintain a 3.00 GPA with an AA in Arts as their major
and a goal to continue or transfer.
2. Student must have complete minimum of
Two semesters at ARC.
3. Eligible disciplines are:
* Studio Art,
* Photography
* Film coursework.
Art New Media and Art History majors will not be accepted
4. The applicant should have an interest in Art as a career.
5. Applicants must submit online, a brief statement of goals.
6. Deadline to submit online:
Friday, March 2nd, 2012.
7. Drop off work:
Thursday, March 8th, 2012, 3-6 pm and
Friday, March 9th, 2012, 8-10:30 am.
No late drop offs.
8. Pick up work:
Friday, March 9th, 2012, 2-6 pm.
8. Recipient chosen by Art Faculty.
9. Students will be asked to provide
portfolio of original artworks
(no slides or CD's.)

Thacher-Routt Ceramics and Photography Scholarships
Two $300.00 scholarships awarded annually
One per discipline
1. Recipients must be currently enrolled in six or more units,
have a cumulative 3.00 GPA and a goal to continue or transfer.
2. Applicants considered in the final selection of this scholarship
will be contacted and asked to present a competitive portfolio
to the lead faculty members on these scholarships:
Linda Gelfman and Jodie Hooker.
3. Deadline to apply online:
Friday, March 2nd, 2012.
4. Dates to drop off work are:
Thursday, March 8th, 2012, 3-6 pm and
Friday, March 9th, 2012, 8-10:30 am.
No late drop offs.
5. Date to pick up work is:
Friday, March 9th, 2-6 pm.
Third Annual Bleating Hearts Invitational
Bleating Hearts Invitational hosted by the E Street Gallery and Studios at 1115 E Street, Sacramento. Reception to be held on Second Saturday, February 11, 2012, 5-9pm. Music provided by Barkin Dog Bluegrass Band. Hope you all can make it.
ARC Photography Show
American River College Photography students will be having an art exhibit: Records of Light at the Union Hall Gallery this February. There will be a Second Saturday opening reception on February 11th, from 6pm-9pm. Union Hall is located at 2126 K Street, Sacramento. Please come join us!
James Kaneko Gallery Spring Semester 2012
Gioia Fonda--Trash Piles and Garr Ugalde--bronze sculptures. Exhibit runs January 17th through February 8th. Opening reception, Monday January 23rd, noon. Gioia's multi-media artworks give a nostalgic feeling for those October street-heaps and mounds of cast-off junk that line our neighborhoods. One of them was a prize winner in this year's Dwhite95815 State Fair Show. Garr's surrealistic polychrome bronze sculptures are funny, quirky and extraordinarily well done.

Craig Martinez's mixed media sculptures with Mick Sheldon's oil paintings February 12th through March 8th with an opening reception on Valentine's Day,Tuesday, February 14th at noon. Craig's work has been seen in the Foundry Gallery, Galleria De La Raza and several other galleries in Sacramento for the past several years. They are fascinating muscular works with minimal color and great impact. Mick Sheldon is also working with minimal color but with much reflection in a group of works dedicated to his way-too-long service in the world of fast food burgers called Burger Works.

American River Review Photo Shoot
February 9th and 10th: noon to 4pm and
February 11th: 10am to 2pm.
The following media accepted: Ceramics, Collage, Digital Art, Illustration, Jewelry, Painting, Photography and Sculpture. Works must have been made during the last two years.

The Andy Warhol Show (photographs used as source material for his known works) March 12th through March 30th, 2012, with an opening reception on Monday, March 12th at noon. Ken Magri worked for several years to acquire one of these Warhol portfolios from the Andy Warhol Foundation. With the help of Kirsten Dubray we will now be the first school in the region to exhibit these photographic source works by Andy Warhol.

The Annual Student Show --Students enrolled in the Fall of 2011 and currently enrolled. Entries on April 9th, 10th and the morning of the 11th. Judging will take place that afternoon. This is the week directly after Spring Break, so please tell your students about this opportunity. The Student Show will run from April 16th through May 10th. Opening reception and awards ceremony on April 16th at noon. Awards given throughout the run of the exhibit.
Study in Barcelona
The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC) presents an ooportunity for students to study abroad in Barcelona,Spain during the fall semester: September 8th - December 7, 2012. For more information contact Professor Diane Richey-Ward:
Figure Friday
Life Drawing Workshop: Sponsored by the American River Fine Arts Club. Meets weekly in Room 510, 2:30-5:30pm. Cost is $5.00 for a 3-hour session. Students, faculty, staff and professional artists are welcome! (No sessions on 11/11 and 11/25/2011).
Sacramento Fine Arts Center: Artists in Residence
Current and former students of American River College Fine Arts Department-- Marie Dixon, Paula Lloyd, Sheila Jacobs and Mendy Bates are showing at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Show runs October 4th-31st, 2011. The Center is located at 5333-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-3pm.
S. S. Solis
4-Elements: Water, Fire, Earth and Air
Humanistic subject matter flows with memory, political views, one's culture and traditional Western genre + modern influences. Solis engages this expression using paintings, drawings and encaustic on panel. She is a professor of art at American River College.
October 8, 2011
Second Saturday Reception 6-9pm
The Union Hall Gallery
2126 K Street
Fall 2011--Artist Lecture Series
Photography: All lectures in Room 547-Fine Arts complex

Pete Eckert
Featured in HBO documentary--Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers-2010
Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm

Nigel Poor
Self-described "obsessive chronicler of absurd things".
Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm

Kerik Kouklis
Teaches and works in "old-school" photography techniques.
Wednesday, November 16th, 7pm

Jennifer Wu
Part of the elite group of 62 professional photographers in the U.S. known as the Explorers of Light
Wednesday, November 30th, 7pm
Lessons Not Learned---Patricia Wood
Fine arts instructor Pat Wood is exhibiting at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery this month. This exhibit deals with the memories (good and bad), of being a child in the public school system. Opening reception: Thursday, September 8th, 6-8pm. Second Saturday reception: September 10th, 6-8pm.

James Kaneko Gallery--Fall 2011

Annual Fall Faculty Exhibit
August 22nd through September 15th. Reception: September 19th, noon.

Robert Morrison-third show in Northern Nevada Artist Series. September 10th through October 13th. Reception: September 19th, noon.

Dreams: (Real and Surreal Visions of Fear, Wonder, Joy and Dread)
Open invitational, one artwork per person, $5.00 entry fee, no refunds, no prizes. This is a fundraiser.
Deliver work: October 14th and 15th.
Show runs: October 17th through November 9th.
Reception: October 18th, noon.
Pick up work: November 10th and 11th.

Rupture: Mark Bryan
Ceramic Sculptures: Tony Natsoulas
November 14th through December 8th.
Reception: November 14th, noon.

Calender news: The End of the World Calendar for 2012
Featuring works of eighteen artist who have shown their work at the Kaneko Gallery. Calendar includes death dates and disaster anniversaries throughout. Cost $15.00 each or $10.00 for students.
This is a fundraiser.

Last Year's News Listings:
PHOTO SHOW: Shades of Light
Professor Worsfold's Documentary Photo class (Artph 350) has a show at 2069 Arena Blvd until June 2nd. Images are both color and black and white, and are for sale.
Come explore the different programs within Fine and Applied Arts May 6th from 9am to 1pm. Examples, live demonstrations and current students and professors will be present to answer your questions.
PHOTO SHOW: The Third Eye
Come see the work of Artph 350 (Documentary Photography) students at PhotoSource's Gallery. The show runs from April 9th through the 22nd and is worth seeing! Address: 6346 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento CA 95819
Open to All Current ARC Students (registered Fall 2010 or Spring 2011)
Up to 5 artworks* – Any media: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture,
Photography, Prints, Ceramics, Digital Art, Mixed Media, Etc.
All work must be suitable for exhibition & ready for hanging.
All works on paper must be framed, glazed (with plexiglass) & wired.
NO pane glass or side clips (uniframes) will be accepted
Name and phone number on the back of each piece – NO POST-ITS!
Size Limitations: Sculptures weigh NO more than 25 lbs. and 2D work NO wider than 48”
Wet paintings, works that burn, smoke, explode, emit sounds or smells will
not be accepted

Important dates and times:
Mon. April 11 9:00am - 7:00pm – Works accepted at the Gallery
Tues. April 12 9:00am - 7:00pm – Works accepted at the Gallery
Wed. April 13 8:00am – 10:00am – Works accepted at the Gallery
~Late Afternoon - List of Juror’s Selections posted in the Gallery window
Thurs. April 14 –*NON-SELECTED works MUST be picked up by 6pm
April 25 – May 11 – Selected works will be on exhibit at 3 campus locations (James Kaneko Gallery, new Theatre Building, & The Library)
Mon. April 25 – Opening Reception & Awards at noon
Thurs. May 12 – Pick up work, times TBA
Fri. May 13 – Pick up work, times TBA

Entry Fee:
$5 for first entry, $2 each add’l. entry (limit 5/person)
Cash, Checks made payable to “James Kaneko Gallery”

Best of Show -$150, 1st Place - $125, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $75

This year’s judges will be Carol & John Brewer, owners of the Blue Moon Gallery.

*works previously exhibited in a one month show in the Kaneko Gallery will not be eligible for submission
James Kaneko Gallery--Spring 2011
Alan Dismuke's "Duality Autoportraits"--January 18th through February11th.
"Opening reception: Monday, January 24th at noon."
These are digitally manipulated black and white self-portraits of the artist as both his male and female personas. Alan has done variations on this theme for about twenty years.

"American River Literary Review Shoot"--Students can bring up to five of their artworks into the gallery to have them photographed for consideration to be in our nationally prize winning publication.
Thursday, February 10th, noon-4pm
Friday, February 11th, 10am-2pm
Saturday, Febraury 12th, 10am-2pm

Sarah Mattson--February 14th through March 9th
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 15th, noon
Sarah Mattson will have her wonderful figurative drawings and paintings in the gallery for our second exhibit. Sarah has run the Fine Arts Club--Figure Friday program for as long as she has been here and it really shows in her work.

March 10th and 11th, we will open up the gallery to install and jury student artworks for the Kingsley Merit Award, the Gary Pruner Scholarship and several other scholarship awards.

Students at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis,CA --March 10th through March 13th
Just like last spring, students from the Gallery Operations and Portfolio classes will be installing student artworks in the Davis gallery during the "Painting in the 21st Century Symposium"

*Jim Albertson's "African Bestiary"--March 14th through April 8th"
Opening reception: Tuesday, March 15th at noon.
Art instructor Jim Albertson is exhibiting 30 "animal themed" artworks from his substantial collection of African art.

Annual Student Exhibit--April 25th through May 11th
Opening reception and awards ceremony--Monday, April 25th, noon
Art receiving: April 11 to April 14.
Judging: April 14.
Hanging: April 15 to April 16.

Any questions regarding this listing may be directed to:
Mick Sheldon: or
the Kaneko Gallery: (916) 484-8399.

Last Year's News Listings:
Student artwork at Crocker
As the semester comes to a close, please remember to join us in celebrating our fantastic ART students at ARC this Sunday.
The Crocker Art Museum and the Fine Arts Club Cordially invites you to the
Artists Reception, Sunday, December 19, 2010, 2-4 PM
Awards Presentation will occur around 3:15 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum, located at 216 O Street, Sacramento, between 2nd and 3rd streets
American River College Student Artworks Calendar
Calendars are $15 and $10 for students with I.D.
These are now available for purchase in the Kaneko Gallery and in the Fine Arts Division office. just in time for Christmas shopping.
The proceeds will help raise funds for the exhibitions and excellent programming of your James Kaneko Gallery including our new night-time lecture series in the brand new theatre.
Our Calendar has the dates for all school start times, finish times, holidays, vacations and very odd times. We have the anniversary of the night Vincent Van Gough cut off his ear, we have the dates for Christmas, St. Patrick’s day, Kwanza, Ramadan, Rosh Hashana, “Burning Man”, Dia de Los Muertos, National Pie Day, National Talk Like a Pirate Day and so many others. Check it out.
American River Review Art Submissions
Presubmission days:
Tuesday, November 30, Thursday, December 2, Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 9
Where: 127 Mac lab
Time: 3-5pm
Small format and digitally produced works. By small format, I mean anything that will fit on the scan bed. Digital works may be submitted on a CD or Flash drive. PSD or TIF formats are ideal.
American River Review
The American River Review recently received notice from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association that the staff of the 2010 American River Review has won first place in the Gold Circle Awards for best overall design!
Student Art Exhibit
The Annual Student Art Exhibit sponsored and organized by the students of the Fine Arts Club will be held this year at the Crocker Museum from November 11, to December 19, 2010. The reception will be Sunday, December 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. where the award winners for Best of Show, Best 2-D and Best 3-D works will be honored. For more information you may contact Sarah Mattson, Faculty Advisor for the Fine Arts Club at
Chalk Show
New Chalkboard Paintings by Patricia Wood Prints by Patricia Wood and Nick McMellen October 2nd, -show opens October 7th 6-8p.m at Axis Gallery. 2nd Saturday Reception October 31st- show closes
Psychopomp Art Show
Professor Worsfold is showing artwork in the juried show "Psychopomp," at Curious Matter Gallery, Jersey City NJ. The show runs from September 26th through October 31st, with artist reception Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm.
2010 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour Exhibition
September 3 - September 12
The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento invites you to the 2010 Capitol Artists' Studio Tour Exhibition- it is a great way to get a sneak preview of the work of most of the CAST artists. The free, self-guided tour will also feature the work of more than 80 other artists in within a 4 mile radius of midtown Sacramento. Maps will be available for download starting September 3 from the CCAS. To make your planning easier, the work has been grouped based on the geographic location of the studios. The exhibition opens this Friday, September 3.
Faculty Show
The Kaneko Gallery will have the opening for the Faculty Show Monday, August 30th at 12 noon. Come see current work of your own faculty, with your teachers and artists there to ask questions.