Kwan Fong Gallery


Year: 2023

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Call for Entries: Janet Dibble Competition & Student Art Showcase

March 7, 2023

All CLU students in any major are invited to enter the 2023 Janet Dibble Art Competition & Student Art Showcase. Each student can submit up to 5 art works in any media to be featured in the art showcase and juried competition to win cash prizes, $100, 150, 200, & 250. Entries are due by March 21 at 7pm. Submit via this Link Entries may include any medium and scale, but due to space restrictions it is recommended to keep work below 3 feet on the longest dimension. Work will be juried for the exhibition and monetary awards will be given to the winners. The exhibit will be on display in the Kwan Fong Gallery during the Festival of Scholars. All are encouraged to submit work, and all entries must be RECEIVED via the online application on or before 7 PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. SUBMIT EARLY!! Read More

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Recuerdos | Exhibit by John Galan

February 28, 2023

ON VIEW  |  February 20 – March 31, 2023 Recuerdos, or memories, is an invitation to look back at one’s life journey and reflect on the struggles & triumphs of the human experience. Galan’s artwork dives into the subconscious, pulling at the many layers of what makes us human. He creates art that represents the contemporary Chicanx diaspora and draws from his own experiences growing up Mexican-American confronting generational stigmas. John Galan is an emerging artist, educator, and internationally exhibited artist residing in Conejo Valley. He is also an alum of California Lutheran University, and his work emphasizes the inseparable relationship between humankind and the natural world. In his ongoing series, Galan portrays memories through cultural traditions rooted in indigenous ritualism and healing practices. The pieces illustrate the body’s connection to mental health and its ability to heal through natural remedies passed down by the artist’s ancestors. Galan combines universal archetypes of the lungs, brain, and heart with symbolic imagery from contemporary Chicanx culture and cuisine. This work is a reframing of Neo-Chicano art, and by creating this exchange between what is current and the past, he aims to challenge multi-cultural traditions and promote healing of the mind, body, and ... Read More