Schedule of Events
on January 28th, 2018
Panel Discussion will take place at HSCI 105 (Hall of Science) 3 – 4:30pm
Open Studios 5 – 7pm
Opening Reception 6 – 8pm
Best of Show *recipients announced in the Gallery Courtyard at 7pm
*The awards will be given to two GLAMFA Participants and two CSULB Open Studios Participants.
GLAMFA 2018 Panelists
Beginning in 1998, Camilo Cruz began self-identifying as a “bureaucracy artist” (i.e., a full-time artist AND justice system administrator whose work is inspired by the combining of these two seemingly disparate fields). Cruz has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Museum of African American Art, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, among other galleries, universities, and on-line publications. In 2012, he was awarded the Artistic Innovation Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Camilo is a recipient of the California Community Foundation’s 2013 Visual Arts Fellowship. In 2017, Cruz presented his work at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Place & Practice, a 2-day symposium highlighting socially engaged arts projects within California and Mexico.
Reifsneider has exhibited in more than 70 solo and group exhibitions across the United States, most recently in the Los Angeles area at the LA Municipal Art Gallery, Center for Craft in America, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and Biola University. Reifsneider’s work is in private and public collections, including at The Museum of Modern Art / Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive and the Yellowstone Art Museum. In 2017, she received a Ucross Fellowship to pursue new work. Reifsneider was raised on a working farm in rural southeastern Pennsylvania and currently resides in Missoula, Montana.
Matt Wedel is a ceramic sculptor currently working with mythology and landscape. Born in Palisade, Colorado, he currently lives and works in Athens, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then obtained a Master’s degree in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach. Wedels work has been exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions at LA Louver gallery and Erskine Hall & Coe as well as in group exhibitions at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, Beacon Arts Building, Carnegie Art Museum, Sturt Haaga gallery and Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
Best of Show Jurors
Nick Kramer lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in New York City, he attended Bard College and then the MFA program at USC’s Roski School of Art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. He is represented by The Pit, Glendale and co-runs AWHRHWAR, an artists’ gallery in Los Angeles.
MFA Cal State Fullerton; BFA University of Houston. Exhibited nationally and internationally at Garboushian Gallery, Marine Art Salon, and PØST in Los Angeles; Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rancho Cucamonga; and Galerie Lara, Tokyo, Japan. Current director of Eastside International (ESXLA). Published writings in the blog of New American Paintings and exhibition catalog for Klowden Mann, Culver City.