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Current Exhibitions

 

Lauren Hanson - Art and Nature Exhibition
Lauren Hanson
Mughal Animals

May 7 - June 26, 2016

Lauren Hanson: Art and Nature

Beato Gallery

Opening Reception was held Saturday, May 7, 2016

Two years after her remarkably successful debut show, The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts proudly welcomes Lauren Hanson back for this exhibition of recent ceramics. The artistís new work is based on Laurenís almost obsessive fascination with the elements of nature, seen in their present state, their past status, and their uncertain future. Laurenís extensive knowledge of art history enriches her work by often presenting it as it might have been created by artists working in the style of other eras.

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Sean Ponder - Journey to Revival exhibition
Sean Ponder

May 7 - June 26, 2016

Sean Ponder: Journey to Revival

Logan Gallery

Opening Reception was held Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sean Ponder discovered at a young age a desire to help others, which has led him to utilize his artistic ability to address societal issues and pursue life as an educator. Witnessing families torn apart by addiction inspired a series of work that depicts the process of recovery and the resulting transformation. Sean was drawn to clay due to its basic elemental nature, tactile qualities, and processes involved - how water and earth can be formed, and then through the process of firing, become forms that are both functional and artistic. From the composition of clay, to the relationship between the vessel and human form, Ponder explores individual works as well as installations and conceptual works such as Journey to Revival.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 

Iridescence:  The Art of Ira Winarsky
Ira Winarsky
Erotic Bowl

July 9 - August 13, 2016

Iridescence: The Art of Ira Winarsky

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 9, 2016 / 2 - 5 pm

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American Ceramic Society - Southern California Chapter
Gina Lawson Egan

August 20 - October 2, 2016

American Ceramic Society
Southern California Chapter

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 20, 2016 / 2 - 5 pm

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Ceramics from LaBorne, France
Dalloun

October 15 - November 27, 2016

Ceramics from LaBorne, France

Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 15, 2016 / 2 - 5 pm

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Shadow of The Turning - Book cover
Shadow of The Turning
book cover

DATE: To be announced

Work Inspired by Shadow of The Turning

Beato Gallery

“In January of 2013, the book Shadow of The Turning, created in collaboration with artist Binh Pho, debuted in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art. The exhibition is currently touring the US and, as it involves collaboration with artists working in wide-ranging media, Binh and I decided to invite a group of artists to create work for an exhibition at the Center, in the interest of identifying collaborators for the sequel.”

- Kevin Wallace, Director
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

For more information, please watch video:
Shadow of the Turning, The Art of Binh Pho

Previous Exhibitions

 

Legacy and Continuum Exhibition
Jack Gerard
Poseidon's Son

February 27 - April 17, 2016

Legacy & Continuum

Beato Gallery

Featuring works created by artist-interns in conjunction with our educational programming.

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Eryn Talevich: Culture/Couture
BEATOWEAR
by Eryn Talevich

January 9 - February 21, 2016

Eryn Talevich: Culture/Couture

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, January 9, 2016.

With this exhibition, Eryn Talevich explores the relationship between humans and clothing - how it reflects identity, perspective and values. Clothing has grown with us since our emergence – from a necessity of survival, to an expression of identity. The works in the exhibition celebrate the life of Beatrice Wood and her contemporaries – what they consciously wore – inspiring interpretive works that speak to philosophy, personal style and legacy.

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Chloe Rahimzadeh: Primary Transitions
Chloe Rahimzadeh
Primary Transitions

November 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Chloe Rahimzadeh: Primary Transitions

Beato Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, November 21, 2015.

In her first one-person exhibition, Chloe Rahimzadeh explores the space between worlds; figurative and abstract, positive and negative, historical and experimental. After the completion of her degree in studio art, her year abroad in Florence, Italy, and her time studying ceramics in Japan, Rahimzadeh has synthesized her experiences into forms that mirror our existence. Her towering and gestural formations invite interaction and examination.

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Ojai Studio Artists:  Small Works
Soni Wright
A Small Blue Painting

October 10 - November 15, 2015

Ojai Studio Artists: Small Works

An exhibition of members of Ojai Studio Artists presented in conjunction with their annual studio tour.

Closing Reception was held Sunday, November 15th, 2 - 5 pm

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Binh Pho and Joey Richardson
Binh Pho and Joey Richardson
On the Edge of Blue
box elder, sycamore, cast glass, acrylic paint
12.5 x 7
Thomas R. Riley Galleries

Robyn Horn
Robyn Horn
Dovetail Wedge

redwood, acrylic paint, charcoal
20 x 14 x 7
Blue Spiral 1

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Contemporary Wood Art: The Shock of the Timeless
at SOFA Chicago

November 5 - 8, 2015

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to announce
that we will be presenting a Special Exhibition
Contemporary Wood Art: The Shock of the Timeless
at SOFA Chicago
.

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending.

What distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits. With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world.

For more information, please visit:
www.sofaexpo.com/special-exhibits/contemporary-wood-art-the-shock-of-the-timeless

Nina de Creeft Ward - Chariot Horse 3

Nina de Creeft Ward - Chariot Horse 3
Nina de Creeft Ward
Chariot Horse #3
(right and left view)

August 22 - October 11, 2015

Nina de Creeft Ward: A Retrospective

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, August 22, 2015.

 

View article written about Nina de Creeft Ward in CASA Magazine:
"Awakening the Animal Psyche"
August 14, 2015
by Jeanette Casillas

Yvette Franklin - Orchids in My Tea
Yvette Franklin
Orchids in My Tea

August 22 - October 3, 2015

The Natural World

Beato Gallery

Featuring works by members of the Ventura County Potters' Guild.

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, August 22, 2015.

Nina Kellogg - Inside Out
Nina Kellogg
Inside Out

June 27 - August 9, 2015

American Ceramic Society of
Southern California Exhibition

The Opening Reception was held
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Uniting Heaven & Earth: Ceramics from Shangri-la

Beato Gallery
May - June 2015

Esther Perez
Esther Perez
Ancient Modernist Chalice
 


Individuals: Gui Ignon, Liam O'Gallagher, Jean Varda & Beatrice Wood

Logan Gallery
May - June 2015

Beatrice Wood
Beatrice Wood
Jean Varda
Jean Varda
Liam O'Gallagher
Liam O'Gallagher
Gui Ignon
Gui Ignon


 

Collaborative Painting
Collaborative Painting

by Alex Grim, Amber Grim,
Marcus Martinez,
Melissa Raposa, & Alma Sills

February 28 - April 19, 2015

All Together Now - The Collaborative Painting Project

 

 

Esther Perez
Esther Perez

Ancient Modernist Chalice

 

January 3 - February 22, 2015

Uniting Heaven & Earth:
Ceramics from Shangri-la

 

 

Madison O'Neal, Untitled Chalice
Madison O'Neal

Untitled Chalice

January 3 - February 22, 2015

Thought & Form:
Recent Works from The Studio

 

Featuring works created in Beatrice Wood’s studio in conjunction with our educational programming. 

Megan Johnson - Rustic Treasures Series
Megan Johnson

Rustic Treasures Series
Luster-fired ceramic
5.75" h x 3.5" dia

Meghan Sheetz - Lustrous Serpent Vessel
Meghan Sheetz

Lustrous Serpent Vessel
Luster-fired ceramic
3.75" h x 5" dia

November 8 - December 28, 2014

Source & Inspiration

Beato Gallery

The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Featuring small ceramic works created in Beatrice Wood’s studio in conjunction with our educational programming. 

Robert Rheem - Dervish
Robert Rheem

Dervish

Robert Rheem - Untitled
Robert Rheem

Untitled

November 8 - December 28, 2014

Robert Rheem: Recent Paintings

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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Yvette Franklin - Orchids in My Tea
Yvette Franklin
Orchids In My Tea

September 6 - October 12, 2014

Ventura Potters Guild - Tableware Settings

Beato Gallery

The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

We are please to present Tableware Settings, an exhibition that features members of the Ventura County Potters' Guild, a non-profit organization founded in 1957 to promote the art and craft of ceramics in the community and to provide a forum for local potters to share their experiences and knowledge of clay.

The Cutting Edge - book cover
The Cutting Edge
book cover

Ron Fleming - Untitled Vessel
Ron Fleming
Untitled Vessel
Pink ivory wood
10.5 h x 7" dia

Michael Hosaluk  -  Patterns of Growth
Michael Hosaluk
Patterns of Growth | c. 1990
Elm, maple, brass,
acrylic paint and hair
13" h x 6" w x 6" dia

September 6 - October 12, 2014

The Cutting Edge:
Selections from The Lipton Collection

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

The Lipton Collection showcases Dr. Irving Lipton’s interest in the cutting-edge of contemporary wood art over a period when the field had not yet coalesced into a major movement. Collecting the work as it was being created, from the early 1970s through the beginning of the new century, Dr. Lipton was instrumental in developing the careers of leading figures and bringing attention to their work. As these individuals in turn had a major impact on the field, Dr. Lipton’s value as a patron of the arts was invaluable.

At its height, the Lipton Collection featured over 2,000 works by 115 international artists. The Lipton Family donated works to number of organizations and institutions, with the largest numbers of works divided between five museums across the United States: The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

To learn more about the Lipton Collection, please visit
www.LiptonWoodCollection.com.

Lauren Hanson - Eucalyptus Grove
Lauren Hanson
Eucalyptus Grove

July 5 - August 17, 2014

Lauren Hanson: Illustrative Ceramics

Beato Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, July 5, 2014.

The illustrative ceramics of Lauren Hanson are born of an early grounding in drawing, painting and art history. While the artist’s approach is considerably different than Beatrice Wood, Hanson finds that they have many similarities, as she too came to ceramics relatively late in life, and has a passion for nature, art books, the human condition, vegetarianism and of course, chocolate. In Hanson’s work, these interests are etched and painted on traditional ceramic forms, reflecting and celebrating the natural world, with scenes featuring birds, plants and trees wrapped around vessel forms.

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All Together Now: The Art of Collaboration
Collaborative Paintings
in Progress

July 5 - August 17, 2014

All Together Now: The Art of Collaboration

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, July 5, 2014.

During the summer of 2014, the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts staged an “ART-IN”, inviting visitors and members of the community to collaborate on paintings. Completed works, along with those in process, were included in an exhibition titled All Together Now: Collaborative Paintings, with proceeds from the sale of works supporting the Center’s educational programming.

The event and exhibition were inspired by the work of Liam O’Gallagher and designed to promote collaboration, creativity and community as a means of creating constructive change in the human condition and the planet. As Liam had studied painting in Greenwich Village in the 1940s with Hans Hofmann, who taught a number of leading Abstract Expressionists, the processes employed were inspired by these ideas. The project was also influenced by surrealist techniques for utilizing random chance to work free of conscious control, as well as Eastern approaches to non-attachment – both important aspects of Liam’s life work. As part of our educational programming, this project served to introduce individuals to artistic processes and was open to everyone, from professional artists to “non-artists”.

Due to the success of this event, we are making this collaborative painting project an ongoing activity of the Center, open to individuals or groups. Participants will learn more about Liam O’Gallagher’s work, while opening up to their own potential as conscious creators through hands on experience.

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Liam O'Gallagher - Point of Departure
Point of Departure
Liam O'Gallagher

May 10 - June 22, 2014

Liam O'Gallagher - Point of Departure

Logan Gallery

A presentation of paintings by Liam O’Gallagher in connection with the release of Point of Departure, a set of cards designed by the artist.

Liam O'Gallagher was an avant-garde artist and teacher who pushed past the known boundaries of contemporary expression. His work included paintings, poetry, graphic work, short stories, performance pieces, and experiments with sound. He was also integral to the creation of foundations and centers for human growth, progressive thought and the arts - including the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. 

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The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

April 19 - 27, 2014

The Besant Hill School
Student Art Show

In connection with the
BHS Spring Arts Festival

Logan Gallery

 

The Besant Hill School Student Art Show

Alex Grim
Alex Grim

Tyler Lord
Tyler Lord

Haley Nguyen
Haley Nguyen

March 1 - April 20, 2014

Journey to the Center of YOUR Earth

Beato Gallery

This exhibition grew out of a workshop presented at the Center in 2013 that involved various approaches to working with natural and man-made materials to promote awareness of the relationship between the earth and civilization. The work of diverse individuals, including Marcel Duchamp, Nader Khalili, Edward Kienholz, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Goldsworthy, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, James Turrell, Robert Smithson were explored. Participants learned a variety of approaches, from taking clay from the earth and processing it to repurposed objects cast away by modern civilization to create works of art.

Michael F. Rohde - Nocturne
Michael F. Rohde
Nocturne
Hand-dyed wool on linen warp
83" x 54"

February 8 - March 30, 2014

California Fibers

Logan Gallery

The Opening Reception was held Sunday, February 9, 2014

California Fibers will be presented at SOKA University Art Gallery, Aliso Viejo, California, January 13 to May 8, 2014

“I recently juried a California Fibers exhibition to be presented at SOKA, a liberal arts college and graduate school in Orange County, committed to fostering a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. The exhibition features member of California Fibers, an organization founded in 1970 to support artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables and mixed media. I was so impressed with the work I viewed that I curated an exhibition of work to be presented at the Center, to share a selection of the exciting work exhibited at the SOKA University Art Gallery.”

- Kevin Wallace, Director
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Allison Newsome - Post Pre-Pottery Figurines
Allison Newsome
Post-Neolithic Figurine

Beatrice Wood Studio - Eternal Flame Box
Beatrice Wood Studio
Eternal Flame Box

November 9 - December 29, 2013

Allison Newsome:
Post-Neolithic Figurines & The Anthropomorphic Vessel

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Source & Inspiration:
Featuring small ceramic works created in Beatrice Wood's
Studio as part of our educational programming


The Opening Reception was held on Saturday, November 9th, 2013


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