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The VPA program is very unique in its integration of studio and theory courses. This has direct application for the fields of public and community arts as well as teaching and museum professions.

Rise Up!
It was once commonplace for the great Thinkers of any time to come together on a regular basis. They came to speak of God, Science, Art, Literature, Politics—It was an environment conducive to the development of what Nietzche described as the “Overman”; An individual that rises above the standard expectations of society to a higher state of conscious being. We live in a valley once known for Its orchards; It is now the home to some of the greatest visionaries in the world. But, where do we go when our daily duties come to an end? How do we bring out these wise colorful souls that time has forgotten to celebrate? Where can we meet to incubate the seeds of inspiration in an atmosphere of One Mindedness?
-Anno Domini
About Anno Domini: Anno Domini  has been both representing and promoting urban contemporary culture and its many faces since they opened their doors in 2000. What began as a space where new, emerging and often ignored artforms could flourish and be celebrated has come to be recognized nationally for consistent vision.
Forbes article: Silicon Valley’s Secret Subculture, Not So Secret Anymore
More on Anno Domini.
Voted one of San Jose’sBest by Readers of Metro Newspapers since 2008!

Anno Domini ranked #43in Juxtapoz Magazine’sTop 100 Galleries/Museumsaround the globe.

Rise Up!

It was once commonplace for the great Thinkers of any time to come together on a regular basis. They came to speak of God, Science, Art, Literature, Politics—It was an environment conducive to the development of what Nietzche described as the “Overman”; An individual that rises above the standard expectations of society to a higher state of conscious being. We live in a valley once known for Its orchards; It is now the home to some of the greatest visionaries in the world. But, where do we go when our daily duties come to an end? How do we bring out these wise colorful souls that time has forgotten to celebrate? Where can we meet to incubate the seeds of inspiration in an atmosphere of One Mindedness?

-Anno Domini

About Anno Domini: Anno Domini  has been both representing and promoting urban contemporary culture and its many faces since they opened their doors in 2000. What began as a space where new, emerging and often ignored artforms could flourish and be celebrated has come to be recognized nationally for consistent vision.

Forbes article: Silicon Valley’s Secret Subculture, Not So Secret Anymore

More on Anno Domini.


Voted one of San Jose’s
Best by Readers of Metro Newspapers since 2008!

Juxtapoz Magazine's 100 Best...

Anno Domini ranked #43
in Juxtapoz Magazine’s
Top 100 Galleries/Museums
around the globe.

— 6 days ago
#f2014 visiting artist series  #vpa 
Don’t Forget the Sugar Skull Workshop!
When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: 10am-2pm, BULD. 72

Don’t Forget the Sugar Skull Workshop!

When: Friday, October 17, 2014

Where: 10am-2pm, BULD. 72

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#vpa  #DayOfTheDead 
Create your own sugar skull to display on the altars at the Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5-8pm, VPA Complex

Create your own sugar skull to display on the altars at the Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5-8pm, VPA Complex

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#vpa  #DayOfTheDead 
Prof. Emerita Amalia Mesa-Bains’ altar featured @ the deYoung
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Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

The ofrenda (offering) for Monica Maduro, a Fine Arts Museums trustee and arts advocate who passed away in 2013, borrows from the Day of the Dead tradition and follows the theme of the ship La Contessa, a major Burning Man project for which Maduro served as a collaborator. In the ofrenda created by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the ship carries Maduro to the afterlife and embodies her glamour, artistry, and deep commitment to the community. It will be a collaborative offering open to friends and family as they celebrate the life of this remarkable woman.

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#DayOfTheDead  #AmaliaMesaBains  #vpa 

The Balfour/Brutzman Gallery invites you to explore social and cultural issues surrounding food, using food as an inspiration and as a medium. Everyone consumes it, but what is your personal relationship to food? Express the value of food and discover its relevance to your life and to the world we live in. 

Deadline for submission to Starving Artists October 31st, 2014.

Entry is open to all CSUMB Students.  Final selections will be made by the Balfour Brutzman Curatorial Committee.

HOW TO APPLY: Entries must be e-mailed to balfourbrutzmanprojects@gmail.com by midnight on October 31st, 2014.

  1. 2-D, 3-D, and digital artwork (including video and sound) entries must be no larger than 36” x 36”.
  2. A maximum of six (6) pieces of artwork may be submitted.
  3. Images of your work must be emailed at a minimum of 72ppi.
  4. A list of image credits: title, medium, year, dimensions.
  5. Artist statement (no longer than one page) including your name, phone number, and e-mail.

You will be notified of our selections by Monday, November 3rd, 2014.

All artwork accepted must be delivered, and ready to hang on

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 from 12-4pm to building 71.

Starving Artists exhibition dates: November 19, 2014-February 13, 2015

Starving Artists  opening reception: November 19, 2014, 6-8pm

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Participation is open to all CSUMB students.

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA:

  • All entries must be submitted online to Rachel Sutton the Associated Students Environmental Senator at asenvironmental@csumb.edu Please write Food Day Artwork Submission in the subject heading
  • Art piece encompasses one or a mix of the following: community farming, locally grown food, organics, food justice or anything that represents what food means to you. The guidelines are not strict, please use your creativity.
  • 2D or 3D
  • Size limitations (5ftx5ft)
  • Needs to be able to be displayed at a table or hung on a make shift wall.
  • Materials submitted will not be returned if requested by the artist. 
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#AssociatedStudentsEnvironmental 

Upcoming: Day of the Dead Celebration, Nov. 1, 2014, 5-8pm

Visual and Public Art Complex

KTEH filmed Dr. Amalia Mesa Bains and her fall 2009 students of the Day of the Dead Workshop from the school of California State University of Monterey Bay. This special first appeared on the show This Week in Northern California on October 30, 2009.

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#vpa  #DayOfTheDead  #AmaliaMesaBains 
A VISION OF THE FUTURE

Gabriela Joseph, Staff Reporter
gjoseph@csumb.edu

Painting the new face of CSUMB

Students of Juan Luna-Avin’s Visual Public Arts (VPA) class are hard at work completing a new mural on the intersection of Inter-Garrison and Fifth Avenue.

Far left – Tanya Carbajal, VPA Major junior second from left – Izzy Morales, VPA major junior Under ladder – Gabbie Jordan, VPA major freshman Far right – Miranda Zimmerman, Bio/VPA major senior Top of ladder – Elgene Tumarder, VPA major senior taken by Gabriela Joseph

Back when California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) was the Fort Ord military base, military personnel painted the original mural with armored tanks and toxic lead paint. Years later, beginning on Sept. 11 2001, Johana Poething and her Visual Public Arts (VPA) students continued to build the mural creating what was known as “Signs and Symbols.” After trying to simply cover up the lead paint and military motif with other designs, it became obvious that the whole mural needed to be replaced, not just from an artistic standpoint, but because of health hazards as well.

At first CSUMB’s VPA faculty thought about replacing the lead paint and keeping the same design. However, says Luna-Avin, lecturer for the VPA mural class, the opportunity to fabricate a completely different mural is “rare,” especially on a small campus like CSUMB. So, mirroring CSUMB’s habit for change they decided to make something completely different.

The new design, Luna-Avin said, was created in collaboration with CSUMB staff and faculty, members of the surrounding community and of course Visional Performing Arts students.

Norwegian exchange student Aurora Bjerche and third year VPA major Victor Osoria drawing a grid to start outlining taken by Gabriela Joseph

According to Luna-Avin, students contributed about 80 percent of the final design. This design, consisting of interlocking and slightly abstract images of CSUMB’s vast landscape—the beach, ocean and campus—will be displayed as our very first “vision mural.” The centerpiece, a warped compass bordered by a telescope and other lenses portrays CSUMB’s vision of an ever better future, said site supervisor John Elliott.

For now, the VPA Mural class is measuring lines to outline where certain parts of the image will go. Luna-Avin plans to start painting at the end of September and ideally, he said, to finish by the end of this semester.

And with their team of passionate and dedicated students it looks very possible. While a majority of the students helping out are VPA majors, CSUMB alumni will also be involved. And once the real painting starts, if anyone wants to stop by to lend a helping hand—definitely do it Luna-Avin says.

Third year VPA majors, Steven Beasley and Kai Schoneweis measuring lines for the new design Taken by Gabriela Joseph

There’s a lot of excitement and once it’s done the mural will be a source of pride for everyone. The operation may seem a little disorganized now but “that’s how art is,” Juan Luna-Avin confided to the Otter Realm, “it’s always chaotic.”

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#vpa vision mural