By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) — Cal State San Bernardino’s 44th Annual Student Art Exhibition will feature artwork from the next generation of emerging Inland Empire artists.
Original CSUSB student artwork will be on display at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) from June 15-July 31. An opening reception and end of the year party will be held Friday, June 13, from 6:30-9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Parking at CSUSB is $5.
Art students have been hard at work all year preparing for the highly competitive exhibition, which boasts a 30 percent acceptance rate.
“It is always so gratifying and awe inspiring to see what the students have been working on in the studios,” says Katherine Gray, CSUSB professor of art. “An amazing display of work, it illustrates a determination to master a material or genre that shows in the flourishing of their creative vision.”
Every year, an outside juror is chosen by CSUSB art department faculty members. This year, artist April Greiman served as juror for the exhibition. Greiman has exhibited in various cultural institutions, lectured academically and professionally, generated public artworks and participated on juries worldwide. Her ideas and work have appeared in articles, interviews, reviews and broadcasts in the media ranging from The New York Times to PBS.
The exhibit demonstrates the art department’s focus on developing emerging artists and designers who are professional, technically skilled, conceptually astute and innovative. RAFFMA’s galleries will be filled with a variety of media, subjects, approaches and styles that express a wide range of ideas about traditional and contemporary art.
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is the only accredited art museum in San Bernardino.
RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. The museum houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.
General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3.
The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at http://raffma.csusb.edu.