Current exhibits

Art 300: Shasta College Art Faculty and Paraprofessionals

July 21 – September 21

Since 1968, when Shasta College moved from west Redding to its new campus on Old Oregon Trail, the Art Department has occupied building 300.  Within this new art building, a remarkable program began to develop.  The reputation of the Shasta College art department grew along with many new course offerings, gallery exhibits, a budding art collection, and a dynamic visiting artist lecture series.  This very active program and the sheer energy of newly hired faculty soon placed the Shasta College Art Department among the best community college programs in the state of California.  During the 1970’s, the department saw a tremendous growth with a program that boasted both day and night classes in almost every art process from painting to jewellery making and the first hot glass program in the California Community College system.  Although the department has changed over the years, it still offers a wide range of lower division art courses, to not only prepare art majors for transfer but also, to assist the general education student and community member seeking self-enrichment. One of the most instrumental programs offered by the Shasta College Art Department has been the campus art gallery.  Located in the Art 300 building, the gallery offers to Shasta College students, faculty and the north state community six exhibitions annually.  These exhibitions often feature the artworks of nationally and internationally renowned artists.  Through this program, the Shasta College Art Department has been able to bring to the community the work of such artists as Ansel Adams, Squeak Carnwath, Judy Dater, and Wayne Thiebaud.  In addition to hosting solo exhibits, the art gallery has collaborated with other museums and galleries to present thematic exhibitions, including Native American Basketry, Northern California Papermakers, and Selections from Crown Point Press of San Francisco.  Each year Art 300 students are introduced to a variety of individual and group shows from artists represented by some of the most important galleries and museums on the west coast. The impact of the Shasta College Art faculty and paraprofessional staff, many who have achieved regional or national reputations, has been instrumental in the classroom, as well as enriching the art scene of the north-state community.  Through the influence of the department’s programs, former art students have gone on to significant careers as painters, sculptors, designers, glass studio owners, educators, architects, art historians, gallery owners, and museum curators. The Art 300 building at Shasta College has become an intrical resource for art career pathways and community enrichment in the north state.  The classes and programs offered by the art department have been, and continue to be, instrumental in the growth of the north state’s cultural identity. Artists Reception July 21, 5pm – 8pm Dates and times of artist demonstrations will be posted at the exhibit reception. This exhibition is supported in part by the Shasta College Foundation and the centre for Arts, Communications, and Social Sciences and the Shasta County Arts Council.

Artists

Jenn Daly, David Gentry, Belinda Hanson, John Harper, Christie Higgins, Jon McCallum, Melissa Paddock, Andrew Walker Patterson, Palul Rideout, Susan Schimke, Chris Unger.
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Emerging Artists

May 18 - July 6

The show runs from May 18 to July 6. Gallery hours: Tues-Thurs, noon - 5pm. Fridays, noon - 6pm. 4th Saturday of the month, 11am - 3pm. Randy McGinnis, the Native American Flutist of the Year 2017, has graced the opening reception on May 18 with a short demonstration of traditional Cherokee flute music. The exhibition encompasses works created in oils, acrylics, India ink, traditional Chinese black ink, pastels, photography, ceramics and traditional needle basket weaving. The show is a collection of art submitted in response to a call to artists, inviting emerging artists to use this opportunity to show their creations off. The definition of an emerging artist was left open, for each participant to interpret individually.

Artists

Alisa Lincoln, Robert Seals, Michele James, Gladys Waters, Melinda Dragone, Sewasew Meaza, Keith Burrough, Patricia Bay, Yingri Guan, Elizabeth Gargas, Brianna Bowen, Judith King, Caryn Stromberg.
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Past exhibits

Just Like You

January 12 - February 17

"Just Like You" is a showcase of works created by artists living with disabilities. This art show is part of the 2018 Annual Redding Cultural Cruise

Artists

Coby Walters Frank Smith David Plant Rebekah Amick Naomi Rose BJ Christenson TJ Bryant

The Artwork

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Annual Juried High School Art Competition 2018

March 2 - April 6

The Artwork

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3rd Annual Juried Middle School Art Competition

April 20 - May 4