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June 4 - July 31, 2022

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are thrilled to announce the 37th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition. This year's show will be hosted in-person.  In this annual exhibition, artists of all ages and experience levels from around the Antelope Valley and the 5th Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County are welcomed to participate.

Opening Day: Saturday, June 4; 2PM-6PM


Award Reception: Saturday, June 4; 6PM-8PM 

The exhibition will run from Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, July 31. This year’s jurors are Heather Bowling, Mike Che, and Mika Cho.  

The exhibition will celebrate participating artists with a reception on Saturday, June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. where over $1,000 will be awarded to participants by the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation and various small businesses, community organizations, public officials, and other sponsors. The exhibition will run from Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, July 31.  Visitors are also encouraged to follow the Lancaster Museum of Art & History and vote for their favorite pieces using #MOAHPeoplesChoice on Instagram and to vote in person up until the week of closing at MOAH:CEDAR. The artwork earning the most votes will be announced at the closing on July 31. Many other awards are also available.

Jurors: 
Heather Bowling, Gallery Director for the Brea Gallery. Heather Bowling (she/they) is a curator, gallery director, and visual artist residing in Orange County, California. After spending several years as part of the dynamic curatorial duo Day Job Projects, putting together over 20 exhibitions throughout Orange County, Heather is now primarily dedicating her creative energies towards her role as the Director and Curator at the Brea Gallery.

Her curatorial efforts focus on creating meaningful experiences for both artists and visitors alike, while striving to make art approachable to all. As an artist, Heather bounces between printmaking, photography, fiber, and installation art to explore topics of social justice and the climate crisis.

Mike Che, Arts Coordinator for the City of West Hollywood. Mike Che (he/him) is the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Coordinator where he curates art exhibitions at the West Hollywood Library. In addition to his exhibition work, he oversees the City’s WeHo Pride (formerly known as the One City One Pride) LGBTQ Arts Festival, WeHo Reads literary series, and West Hollywood City Poet Laureate program, among others. He also runs the WeHo Artists Opportunities Facebook group as a resource for the greater West Hollywood artist community. He is currently Co-Chair of the LA County Department of Arts and Culture’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative Advisory Committee. He has previously served on Arts for LA’s Program Advisory Committee; Americans for the Arts Leaders of Color Network Steering Committee; for portfolio reviews at Gallery 825; and on grant review panels for California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles, and MAPFUND.

 

Mika Cho, Professor, ART/Director, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA. Mika Cho (she/her) is an art educator, researcher, educational consultant, curator, and visual artist. She has been invited to exhibit her paintings and curate exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries.  Her research interests are in art-related and educational issues, which she shares nationally and internationally through publications and extensive conference presentations. For a decade as a visiting scholar/artist in Austria, she has been a faculty member and served as the Art Department chair at Cal State LA since the 90s. She is currently a special assistant to the President for the arts and the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery director at Cal State LA. As the director, she has successfully engaged the gallery in the university and local and global art communities beyond Los Angeles.  Since her appointment, the gallery was renamed the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery through a generous endowment from the Silverman