Student Expo 2020
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2020. This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, and digital media classes during the academic year 2019-2020.
Student Expo 2020 is an annual exhibition that features a selection of student art work from the previous academic year. Expo is a highly anticipated part of the Wignall Museum exhibition schedule that features hundreds of works of art that together illustrate the innovation and creativity that our faculty and students explore in the classroom together every day. Like the rest of the country this spring found Chaffey College, it’s classrooms, and the museum closed due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, altering college operations and museum programming for the foreseeable future. At the museum, the most immediate result was that all exhibitions scheduled for spring and summer term were moved online to limit large gatherings as we practice “social distancing” while the entire Chaffey College community work, learn, and teach remotely. Congratulations to the artists featured in Student Expo 2020. Their impressive level of mastery over concepts and tools inspires us, and their originality as they explore, reflect, and interpret their world around them encourages us all in this unique time in history. We hope you enjoy viewing the selected works of art from the comfort of your home in safety and security.
Student Invitational 2020
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2020. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of this juried exhibition, featuring Chaffey College student artists. In this rigorous program, the selected artists work closely with faculty, the museum curators, and other art professionals to create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition.
Artists include Daisy Alarcon, Abby Ramirez Alcala, Chonlaphat Chamnankit, John Duran, Casandra Martinez, David Mir, Sarah Park, Seraiah Rincon, Jacob Scott, Michael Torres, and Dariia Zamrii, with Lead Faculty Leta Ming.
Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 and the necessary shelter in place and social distancing responses, the college did not return from Spring Break. In quick response, Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art transitioned to online programming with Student Invitational 2020. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of this juried exhibition, featuring Chaffey College student artists. In this rigorous program, the selected artists work closely with faculty, the museum curators, and other art professionals to create a new body of work. This year, however, was the first year in its history, not culminating in a physical exhibition. The artists rose to the challenge and worked with the museum to present their projects online.
During the fall semester, because classrooms and public spaces will remain closed due to ongoing health concerns, we will lack physical spaces to gather. However, we have a responsibility to engage our audiences, so we are working on ways to use existing platforms to connect with classrooms, our Chaffey College family, and our surrounding communities. For the fall, the Wignall Museum has curated a series of virtual programs that we are calling Home Edition, including artists talks, tutorials, and other collaborative programs. Please join us at the museum - from home! All programs are free and open to the public. #museumfromhome
Look for a full schedule of activities in August 2020.