Brea Gallery 2024 Catalogue Year
Winter Exhibition: Through the Dreamhouse | January 27 - March 22
This group exhibition delves into the symbolism and power of domestic spaces, using both traditional and unconventional mediums to examine the intimate and introspective aspects of a household. Provoking a sense of familiarity and imagination, Through the Dreamhouse invites visitors to explore their memories and experiences, and to reflect on the meaning and significance of a home. Featuring sculptural works by artists like Tanya Brodsky, Bria Tyler, and Reed van Brunschot, paintings by Josephine Close, Ekaterina Popova, and Mary E Kudlak, installation works by Emily Babette Gross, Lynn Dau, and Maria Antonia Eguiarte, as well as photography by Patty Carroll and Amanda Rowan, and fabric and textile work by Joetta Maue and Tesse Salcido Whitmore.
Spring Exhibition: 39th Annual Made in California Juried Show | April 27 - June 21
The Brea Gallery continues to proudly put on this contemporary survey of art in California that draws over 4,000 entries annually, revealing new art movements around the state. MICA strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for a number of cash prizes, as well as the coveted solo show opportunity. In its 39th year, this exhibition has become the starting point of hundreds of lasting relationships with artists and their communities. MICA includes a solo show featuring a body of work by one artist selected by guest juror Dr. Megan Debin. Averaging around 100 artworks from a variety of mediums, this exhibition continues to dazzle visitors year after year.
Summer Exhibition: Colored Pencil Society of America Juried Exhibition | July 31 - September 15
This annual international exhibition returns to Brea to showcase the amazing possibilities of colored pencils. Previously seen in 2019, The Colored Pencil Society of America sets the standard for works that challenge preconceptions of the medium. It offers over $20,000 in cash awards, including a prestigious Best of Show (CIPPY) Award. In addition to the gallery exhibition, the selected artwork and award winners are featured on the CPSA website and in the CPSA news magazine. An interactive experience and high quality programs will be offered by Brea Gallery to round out this exhibition.
Winter Exhibition: 99 Voices in Pastel by Pastel Society of the West Coast | October 12 - December 6
Pastels typically come in the form of short sticks of pigment and binder. Used by artists since the Renaissance, they gained popularity in the 18th century when notable artists like Mary Cassatt, Édouard Manet, and Edgar Degas made pastels their primary medium. In their inaugural exhibition at the Brea Gallery, Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC) is eager to present their annual juried exhibition. This year’s show was managed by three long time members of the PSWC Board, Sabrina Hill (Vice President), W. Truman Hosner (Museum Liaison), and Dug Waggoner (MOOS Chairman). With members as far as Montana and as close as Orange County, this exhibit will be a draw from all around.