Kwan Fong Gallery


Category: Exhibitions

2023 Dibble Art Competition & Student Art Showcase

April 20, 2023

2023 Dibble Art Competition & Student Art Showcase The Kwan Fong Gallery of Art & Culture and the College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to present this juried art competition. CLU students of any major were able to submit work for this competition to win a variety of cash prizes, including the Dean’s Choice Award, selected by Dean Timothy Hengst, MA. This display gives the campus community the opportunity to see the creative practices and perspectives of students in various media. For the past 6 years, The Dibble Living Trust has sponsored student competitions, to give students a way to make their work visible and appreciated; as well as generously supporting a plethora of exhibitions on campus. Presented in conjunction with Infinite Potential: A Selection of Ceramics, created and built by Prof. Janet Neuwalder, MFA. Read More

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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

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On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey

May 20, 2022

In this exhibition of her latest body of work, retired faculty member Terry Spehar-Fahey introduces audiences to the world of Idaho ranching families of the Pahsimeroi Valley Read More

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The 2022 Janet Dibble Art Competition and Student Art Showcase

April 7, 2022

This display gives the campus community the opportunity to see the creative practices and perspectives of students in various media. Read More

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Infinite Potential: A Selection of Ceramics 2022

March 4, 2022

This exhibition will highlight a selection of student work from the ceramics and sculpture area, including methods such as building, wheel throwing and documentation. Read More


A Horse of a Different Color: Selections from the Cal Lutheran Western American Art Collection

March 1, 2022

This exhibit showcases several pieces from Cal Lutheran’s American West Art Collection, including recent acquisitions. Read More

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Carl Dobsky: Now is the Happiest Time of Your Life

October 27, 2021

Dobsky is a legendary figure in the representational art scene, held in awe by his peers who view him as a visionary virtuoso and technical master of pencil and paint Read More

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Poetic Vestiges: The Work of Clinton Hill

June 1, 2021

Clinton Hill (American, 1922-2003) was a prolific abstract artist– his paintings often rely on geometric shapes, defined edges, and styles such as minimalism and color field. Read More


Escapism: Senior Art Exhibit 2021

April 16, 2021

This exhibit embodies the realities that these student artists from the class of 2021 explored during the pandemic. Read More