Brea Gallery’s Annual Juried Exhibition “Made in California,” which showcases artwork from all over the state of California, highlighting artists in all stages of their careers, and features artwork from an extensive variety of mediums while exploring creative movements happening in California, is available for virtual viewing HERE.
This exhibition was juried by a panel that included Gallery Director Heather Bowling, curatorial staff, and guest juror Evan Senn, curator for the Golden West College Art Gallery. In addition to jurying the exhibition, the panel has awarded over $2,200 in cash prizes for 12 different awards including First, Second, Third Place, Mayor’s Choice, Staff Picks, and more. Awards will be announced online and on the Gallery’s social media site.
This year the highly-coveted solo show was awarded to Laguna Beach-based painter Perin Mahler. His exhibition, titled “Likely Story,” is an impressive collection of 8 of his most recent large-scale works exploring contemporary narrative painting. This mini-exhibit runs concurrently with “Made in California.”
When discussing putting on this annual show during such a challenging time, Director Heather Bowling said, “The Gallery has made a number of adjustments as we move towards re-opening to the public, but from the very start we knew we wanted to move forward with ‘Made in California.’ The jurying process had already taken place and acceptance letters had just been sent out a week prior to the Stay-at-Home order. It was important to us that we honor the commitment to share this incredible work.”
Museums and galleries are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibits will open to the public as soon as the State closures are lifted.
Visitors can find out about future exhibitions, events, and workshops at www.breagallery.com, or by following the gallery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @breagallery. The Brea Gallery is located in the Brea Civic & Cultural Center at 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA. For more information, call (714) 990-7731.