Student exhibition returns to VPAM after two-year hiatus

By S. Hennessy Machado-Hildalgo

The Vincent Price Art Museum will host the student exhibition “New Voices”  with all submissions from all nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. The exhibit will from  from November 5 to January 21.

“New Voices: The 2022 District Wide Juried Student Art Exhibition” is the first New Voices after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

This is also the first year VPAM’s New Voices accepted student submissions from not only East Los Angeles College, but from: Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College, and West Los Angeles College.

Student submitted artworks will be selected and judged by three esteemed art educators who can both do and teach.

Public painter June Edmonds uses color to engage with the personal and spiritual ideas through visual art mediums. Her most recent works are abstract paintings.

Edmonds’ public art can be found at Manual Arts High School and Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in the form of colorful glass mosaics. The pieces bring art into the daily lives of Los Angeles’ youth.

California State University, Fullerton Begovich Gallery Curator and Director Jennifer Frias is a seasoned connector of the outer facing art world and art academia. 

Frias has curated exhibitions for the museums at multiple higher education campuses.

LAXART’s Director Hamza Walker not only engages with art in a contemporary way, but also has a career as an art professional.

Before becoming director of the nonprofit visual art space LAXART, Walker was the Director of Education and Associate Curator at the University of Chicago for their non-collecting contemporary art museum the Renaissance Society.

The jurors set to select which artworks submitted by art students throughout LACCD will be showcased and awarded prizes. 

Art work that is chosen will be up for award prizes. The prizes will be awarded during the “New Voices: The 2022 District Wide Juried Student Art Exhibition’s” opening reception November 5.

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