Archive for the ‘UC Davis Art Studio Program news’ Category

It’s official — TB-9 is a Historic Place

June 22, 2016

The National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of HistTB9orical Resources have recognized what we have known all along: that TB-9 (Temporary Building 9) is an amazingly significant and historic place. Even though it’s not much to look at, this past April the NRHP included TB-9 on is register of historic places worthy of preservation. According to the NRHP, TB-9 was added “because it is2 the site where the Funk Figurative Ceramics Movement began, a movement that was influential in altering the history of Ame
rican ceramics” and “because Robert Arneson, a nationally acclaimed ceramic artist who started the Funk Figurative Ceramics Movement, produced his most significant and influential work in his studio at TB-9.”

You can read the complete TB-9 NRHP Listing here.

Brown Bag Lunch Series finale

April 4, 2013

Brown Bag_MoorheadJoin us for the last session of our Brown-Bag Lunch Series: Careers in the Arts, Tuesday April 9th from 12-1 in Everson 148. Our final presenter of the 2012-2013 academic year is Jasmine Moorhead. Jasmine will talk about her experiences creating and managing an art gallery. Jasmine Moorhead is the owner and director of Krowswork, a video and photography gallery in Oakland. She has worked in New York at MOMA and Dia Center for the Arts before moving to California and starting Krowswork. She has featured artists such as Shana Moulton, Christina McPhee and Shalo P, and hosted the annual Summer of Video Art. Krowswork was cited by Oakland Magazine in 2010 as the Best of the Bay for Innovative New Gallery and has received press in the SF Chronicle, Artillery and Art Ltd. magazines, the Huffington Post and others. Krowswork is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur and is proud to be a part of the thriving Oakland art scene. We hope to see you there!

This series has been sponsored by the Art History Program, Art Studio and the Visual Resources Facility.

2012-2013 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

September 27, 2012

The new academic year is here and with it comes a new selection of artists in the Art Studio Program’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series.  All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held at 4:30 pm in the Art Annex (TCS Building)

September 27: Julia Haft-Candell (please note: this lecture will be held at 4:00 pm not 4:30 pm)
November 15: Wynne Greenwood
January 17: David Pagel
February 21: Keltie Ferris
March 7: Allison Smith
April 18: Laura McPhee

We hope to see you there.

12th Annual UCD Film Festival

May 21, 2012

It’s time again for the UC Davis Film Festival hosted by the Davis Varsity Theatre. The 12th annual festival of short films plays Wednesday and Thursday, May 25–26, at 8:30 p.m.

This year’s submissions include a mockumentary about a washed-up child star, a comedy where three twenty-somethings attain mundane abilities after eating a very old casserole, an existential drama about a woman struggling with her life’s purpose, an animated action hero adventure and a documentary about finding the perfect bone marrow donor.

This years finalists survived a rigorous selection process. According to film festival adviser and Art Studio Professor Darrin Martin, “student enthusiasm for more sophisticated approaches to expressing themselves through filmmaking is on the rise as they strive to master the language of a media-saturated culture. Curiosity for the voices of tomorrow’s storytellers, animators, and moving image makers should be the motivating factor to get the public out for two evenings of entertaining and thought provoking works.”

Tickets are $7 and $10, available at the Davis Varsity Theatre box office starting May 16.

To read the complete press release, go here.
To view the festival video promo, go here.

Occupy images

December 2, 2011

The Occupy Movement that started at Wall Street has quickly spread around the globe, aided in part by the vivid, compelling and, at times, chilling images produced by participants or (citizen) journalists. The Occupy Movement is also actively producing and syndicating some pretty amazing protest posters for distribution among its various movements through a site called OCCUPRINT: Posters form the Occupy Movement. Occupy participants can submit and share their own creations. Occuprint has established a PrintLab to generate prints for use in the protest movement (not to generate money — all prints are free).

The Visual Resources Facility has also documented the art and architecture produced by UC Davis Occupy. In our image catalog,  you can see the memorial produced by Robin Hill and her students at the campus rally (November 21) and the UC Davis encampment aka Quad Village.

Visiting the Art and Art History Masters’ shows will improve your health

May 25, 2011

A recent study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concluded that men who participate in cultural activities, such as visiting museums and attending the ballet, are happier and healthier. Finally, it pays to be artsy.

And with perfect timing, our Art History and Art Studio Masters candidates are here to help you along your path to well-being. This week, the Art History Program will hold its annual MA candidate symposium, Constructing Identity: Image and Ownership, this Friday, May 27 from 1:30 to 5 pm in Art 217. Boghan Damian, Andrea Lesovsky, Graham McLean, Brittany McKinney, Melissa Gustin, Kristen Koch, Crystal Fountain and Nick Nabas will present their final thesis research.

The following Friday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm marks the opening of the Art Studio MFA thesis exhibition, The House of Other at the Richard L Nelson Gallery. The show will feature the work of Jen Cohen, Lisa Rybovich Cralle, Manuel Fernando Rios, Matthew Taylor, Paul Taylor and Mathew Zefeldt.

Congratulations to our 2011 MA and MFA graduates! Both events are free and open to the public and are guaranteed to increase your fitness levels and maybe even turn-around a bad hair day. (source:, May 23, 2011)

UCD art major wins “Next Generation”

April 25, 2011

Stephanie Lin, an art studio major here at UCD, took first place at the De Young Museums “New Generations” exhibition for her sculpture “Burn.”  Lin developed “Burn” through her studies in exploring a single material. Congratulations Stephanie!

Welcome back students, faculty & spring!

March 28, 2011

Happy Spring Quarter everyone! In the spirit of Springtime, we thought it appropriate to include an image of our resident chicken who makes her home behind the VRF. There’s a lot going on this quarter: the Art Studio Lecture Series continues with talks by artists Desiree Holman (April 7) and Anders Ruhwald (April 21) and a conversation between writer and critic Bill Berkson and the Nelson Gallery’s Renny Prtikin (April 28). The Nelson Gallery is showing “Across the Great Divide: a Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture”, an exhibition of photographs by Roberta Price and guest curated by Professor Simon Sadler (Art History and Design Programs).  Don’t miss the panel discussion on March 31 that accompanies the exhibition. The “Touching Base” exhibition continues at the Pence Gallery until April 21. “Touching Base” is curated by Professor Robin Hill (Art Studio) and includes 11 former UCD art majors.

And of course the VRF is open too: Spring Quarter hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday by appointment. Hope to see you soon in the VRF.

Kenneth Baker’s interview with Wayne Thiebaud online

November 29, 2010

The Art Studio Program’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series is underway and its second lecture — Wayne Thiebaud in conversation with Kenneth Baker — was hugely successful. In case you were unable to get a seat, you can catch the interview online at SFGate. An archival copy of the lecture between the UC Davis professor emeritus and the San Francisco Chronicle art critic will also be available in the Visual Resources Facility soon. For more information on the Art Studio 2010-2011 Lecture Series and upcoming presentations, visit the Art Studio Program website.