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April 26 - May 11, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5-8 pm (ArtHop)
Join us to celebrate this annual showcase of the work being done by FCC students in all media being taught at Fresno City College. The exhibition will include works in ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, and more!
Fresno City College’s Fine, Performing and Communications Arts Division invites current students to showcase their artwork in a juried exhibition at the Art Space Gallery. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Fresno-based artist Leslie Batty will jury the exhibition with Lilia Gonzáles Chávez, Executive Director of the Fresno Art Council. Discipline-specific awards will be awarded to outstanding works.
April 17 & 18: Submissions Due
Students are asked to drop their work off in the gallery between 12 – 6 pm on April 17 & 18.
Students interested in submitting should ask their instructors for detailed submission requirements.
Leslie Batty earned a double BA in Literature and Art from California State University-Fresno in 2006, where, in 2010, she also completed an MA in Fine Art. Throughout her academic career, Batty received numerous awards, including the Provost Scholarship, the CSU-Chancellor’s Summer Arts Award, and the Dean’s Medal Nomination for both her graduate and undergraduate work in the Department of Art and Design. After graduating from CSU-Fresno, Batty spent two semesters abroad studying painting and drawing in Florence, Italy. She has since exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with two collective exhibitions at Galerie Métanoïa in Paris, France and a recent solo exhibition at Adler & Co Gallery in San Francisco. Her solo show, Redress, was presented at the Fresno Art Museum in 2017.
Lilia Gonzáles Chávez has been the Executive Director of the Fresno Arts Council since 2011. She was a program officer at the San Joaquin Valley Workforce Funders Collaborative from 2009 to 2011 and a field representative in the Office of California State Assemblymember Juan Arambula from 2006 to 2009. She was principal administrative analyst at the Fresno County Administrative Office from 1997 to 2006 and executive director at Arte Americas from 1987 to 1997. Gonzáles Chávez is a member of the League of Mexican American Women. She earned a Master of Arts degree in administrative leadership from Fresno Pacific University. Gonzáles Chávez is a passionate advocate for advancing the arts in downtown Fresno and beyond. She is a founder of ArtHop, Fresno's vibrant twice-monthly art festival, which has now grown to include over 50 different galleries, businesses, and non-profit organizations.