Past

Contact the museum staff for information about our past programingincluding our exhibitions prior to 2012.

 

Fashion Conscious

 Fashion-Conscious 
Curated by Roman Stollenwerk 
January 13 – March 14 
Reception for the artists on January 14 from 6-8pm 



Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present 
Fashion-Conscious. The artists and artworks included in Fashion-Conscious engage with issues and concerns surrounding our understanding of fashion.  Fashion-Conscious presents a selection of work about our relationship to fashion and how fashion can change to be more conscious.  The exhibition considers the social, economic, and formal framework of fashion, including issues of labor, power, gender, race, luxury, branding, materials, and processes.  Fashion-Conscious will include work by Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Libby Black, Pilar Gallego, Bean Gilsdorf, Anthony Lepore, Manny Llanura, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Rational Dress Society, and in the Project Space: The Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms.  


For Life: The Archive of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms 2007-2019
 is curated by Carole Frances Lung, Frau Fiber’s archivist and biographer.  Presented in the Project Space at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, For Life houses ephemera and objects gleaned by Frau Fiber from her childhood during former times and currently in these times as a textile super hero.  Carole Lung will be in residence (Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm) throughout the exhibition.  While in residence, Ms. Lung will photograph, record, describe and transcribe Frau Fiber’s narratives about the objects. As they are cataloged, the public is invited to browse and enjoy this unique collection of textile and apparel history. 

 

These CreaturesThese Creatures
Curated by Cindy Rehm 
September 9 – November 23 
Reception for the artists on September 10 from 6-8pm 



Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present 
These Creatures. In 1979, Nancy Buchanan made a fifty-eight second anti-advertisement with a male voiceover that marvels over the daily machinations of women. Like an anthropologist sharing his observations of a primitive tribe, his ironic awe reveals a position of authority. Women are the other, mysterious beings, who should always be approached with suspicion. This mistrust of women persists through time and can be seen in the persecution of witches, the invention of the female ailment called hysteria, and contemporary distaste for women’s ambition, especially in the arena of politics. Forty years after Buchanan made These Creatures, women are still grappling with issues around representation and autonomy. Female bodies are always under observation from the outside, and from within…”what secrets do they possess?” 

These Creatures will derive from an intersectional feminist approach and will include female-identified artists who engage content that includes the performance and subversion of femininity, the monstrous feminine, the feminine as fetish, commodification of the female body, and expressions of female rage. Artists include: Johanna Braun, Virginia Broersma, Ursula Brookbank, Nancy Buchanan, Michelle Carla Handel, Carolina Hicks, Angie Jennings, Aubrey Ingmar Manson, Sarana Mehra, Heather Rasmussen, Jaklin Romine, Jinal Sangoi, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, and Kandis Williams. 

 

Student Expo 2019 
June 3- 20, 2019 
Reception for the artists on June 11 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2019.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2018-2019. 

 

Student Invitational 2019 
April 8 – May 9, 2019 
Reception for the artists on April 9 from 4-6pm 
Gallery talk with the artists on April 24 from 1230-2pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2019.  This year marks the 42nd 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Sonia Breik, Bly Cannon, Regina Castillo, Noah Cortez, Kristin Maxine Crofford, Lina Garcia, Joseph Govè, Joel Hutchinson, and Alaast Kamalabadi; instructed by Mark Lewis. 

 

Faster, FasterFaster, Faster! The Art of Motorcycle Culture  
Curated by Rebecca Trawick 
January 22- March 9, 2019 
Reception for the Artists on March 5 from 4-6pm 



The newly renovated Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art reopen
s to the public, presenting Faster, Faster! The Art of Motorcycle Culture.  This exhibition brings together contemporary artists and designers who contemplate the motorcycle in their work, many of whom are also avid motorcycle-enthusiasts. These artists commemorate, document, and investigate motorcycles, and the sub-cultures and communities that have developed.  Artists include Deborah Aschheim, Tom Cardwell, Sean Duffy, Jeffrey O. Durrant, Max Grundy, Cory Jarman, Toria Jaymes, Max Lockwood, Christopher Myott, Ryan Quickfall, Lydia Ricci, Susana Rico, Marwan Shahin, Rachel Wolfson Smith, Mark T. Stockton.  This exhibition is curated by Rebecca Trawick, Director/Curator, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. 

 

Organic MatterOrganic Matter:  
Recent Work from Chaffey College Alumni Artists 
October 1, 2018- June 2, 2019 
Reception for the artists on October 11 from 5- 7pm  
Rancho Cucamonga City Hall 

This exhibition is an exciting new collaboration between the City of Rancho Cucamonga and Chaffey College’s Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum staff will curate an annual exhibition featuring Student Invitational alumni artists, on view at Rancho Cucamonga City Hall.  

In the inaugural exhibition, Organic Matter: Recent Work from Chaffey College Alumni Artists,  five alumni of the long-running Chaffey College honors course and Student Invitational exhibition program present recent work. Artists Mary Beierle, Betsaida Jimenez, and Victoria Ramirez all find inspiration in the natural world while Christopher Bertolino and Erasmo Tapia both find their muse in language and the written word.  

This exhibition was organized by the curatorial staff of the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in partnership with the City of Rancho Cucamonga. 

 

OaxacaliforniaPavél Acevedo: Oaxacalifornia
August 14, 2018- March 10, 2019 
Public Reception for the Artist on September 20 from 6 - 8pm 
Chaffey College Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA) 



In 
Oaxacalifornia, Pável Acevedo mines imagery that explores personal relationships, symbols of migration/immigration and borders, and the duality many immigrants contend with after leaving their homeland for a new nation. Like Acevedo, recent arrivals to the United States often feel that they reside in an inconclusive state between families and between lands, bound by invisible and visible borders. Acevedo humanizes the subjects of his work while exploring his own duality as a citizen of two worlds. Evidence of his education and background in printmaking are incorporated into Oaxacalifornia, resulting in a deeply layered narrative. Acevedo was born in Oaxaca and currently lives and works in Riverside, California. 

 

RainbowMacha Suzuki: Rainbow Apocalypse
September 5, 2018 - March 10, 2019 
Public Reception for the Artist on September 20 from 6 - 8pm
 
Chaffey College Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA) 



For Macha Suzuki, the rainbow signifies peace and hope in his artwork because the end will bring forth a new beginning. 
Suzuki first came up with the title Rainbow Apocalypse in 2012 for an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum when he noticed the dates for the exhibition spanned the proclaimed “end-of-the-world” date of the Mayan calendar. The thought that the end date of the exhibition was after the end of the world amused Suzuki, so it became the working title of the exhibition and subsequent projects. 

Macha Suzuki was born in Tokyo Japan in 1979 and he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1988. He has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in sculpture and a BA in studio art with emphases in painting and photography from Azusa Pacific University. Suzuki has exhibited his work regularly for the past ten years in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. 

 

Faster, Faster! The Art of Motorcycle Culture 
Exhibition preview at Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA) 
July 26- November 3, 2018 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present a preview exhibition of Faster, Faster! featuring work from Sean Duffy, Toria Jaymes, Max Lockwood, and Ryan Quickfall.  This exhibition brings together contemporary artists and designers who contemplate the motorcycle in their work, many of whom are also avid motorcycle-enthusiasts. These artists commemorate, document, and investigate motorcycles, and the sub-cultures and communities that have developed.   

 

8th International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference 
July 26 -28, 2018 
Chaffey College Center for the Performing Arts, Building A (CAA Bldg) 

For  more information about IJMS or the conference, visit http://motorcyclestudies.org. 

 

Student Expo 2018  
June 4 - 21, 2018 
Reception for the Artists on June 12 from 5 to 7pm (CAA, Rancho) 
Chaffey College Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA); Chaffey College Fontana Academic Center (FNAC) 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2018.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2017-2018. 

 

Student Invitational 2018 
April 09 – May 10, 2018 
Reception for the artists on April 10 from 4-6pm 
Panel discussion with the artists on April 25 from 1230-2pm 
Chaffey College Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA) 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2018.  This year marks the 41st 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Christian Cortez, Raylene De La Torre, Betsaida Jimenez, Caleb Northway, Auli Sinaga, Aubriella Tash, Erick Treto, and Maria Villanueva; instructed by Mark Lewis. 

 

Student Expo 2017 
June 5 – 22, 2017 
Reception for the Artists on June 13 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2017.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2016-2017. 

 

Student Invitational 2017 
April 10 – May 11, 2017 
Reception for the artists on April 11from 5-7pm 
Panel discussion with the artists on April 26 from 1230-2pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2017.  This year marks the 40th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists included Crystal Dickerson-Hancock, Eduardo Galvez, Raylene Jimenez, Vienna Medina, Jesus Meza, Victoria Ramirez, Tiffany Smith, Joshua Vega, and Lily Welling; instructed by Mark Lewis. 

 

Man Up!Man Up! Masculinity in Question
Curated by Roman Stollenwerk 
January 9 – March 11, 2017 
Reception for the artists on January 10 from 6-8pm 



Man Up! 
is an exhibition of artworks that explore and upset our assumptions about masculine behavior and challenge accepted ideas about the representation of masculinity.  The artists included in the exhibition explore masculinity as a set of performed behaviors and interrogate the relationship between masculinity, identity, gender, sex, and sexuality.   

Man Up!  features work by Badly Licked Bear, Ryan James Caruthers, Cassils, Christopher Dacre, Amy Elkins, Steven Frost, Pilar Gallego, Oree Holban, Wynne Neilly, Conrad Ruiz, Devan Shimoyama, and Scott James Vanidestine Man Up! is curated by Roman Stollenwerk. 

 

No HumanNo Human Being is Illegal: 
Posters on the Myths & Realities of the Immigrant Experience  
From the collection of The Center for the Study of Political Graphics 
September 6 – November 19, 2016  
Reception on September 14 from 1230-2pm 

Give me your tired, your poor; Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free … There is an enormous disparity between Emma Lazarus' eloquent promise on the Statue of Liberty and ongoing attacks against immigrants. From the Irish and Chinese who came in the nineteenth century to the Mexicans and Middle Easterners arriving now, discrimination based on race, class, language, and culture has unfortunately been consistent. Whether the reason for migration is to escape war, seek asylum from persecution, or pursue better economic opportunities, leaving one’s family, friends, and home is never easy. These posters document diverse efforts to make immigrants’ reality closer to their hopes and dreams.   

Five decades of powerful graphics use public spaces to organize and educate. They remind us to reflect upon our immigrant heritage, and challenge us to bring the immigrant experience closer to the promise on the Statue of Liberty This exhibition is about discrimination and prejudice, but it is also about hope, commitment, and determination.  The posters record struggles but they also record victories, and the ability of people to successfully organize for change.   

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves and exhibits graphics of social change.  With more than 85,000 political posters, CSPG includes the largest collection of post-World War II human rights and protest posters in the U.S.  Through traveling exhibitions, workshops and publications, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.  

 

RESIST/RESISTIR:  
Pavel Acevedo and Duan Kellum 
September 26 – December 2, 2016 
Reception November 29, 5-7pm 
FNAC Student Gallery, Chaffey College Fontana Campus 

Join us at the FNAC Student Gallery to view work from local artists Pavel Acevedo and Duan Kellum. Both artists are accomplished printmakers with extensive exhibition histories both regionally and throughout Mexico. Acevedo and Kellum also use drawing, painting, mural making, illustration, and product design in their practices. Both artists have strong ties to their communities and are interested in art as community collaboration, and both conduct workshops and classes for both adults and children. Resist/Resistir features a number of linocuts, screen prints, and drawings from each artist, giving viewers a glimpse into the breadth and depth of their practices. The title Resist/Resistir refers to their identification as activists, artists, teachers and presents a reference to their experience as printmakers.  

 

Student Expo 2016 
June 6-23, 2016 
Reception for the artists on June 14 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2016.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2015-2016. 

 

Student Invitational 2016
April 11- May 12, 2016 
Reception for the artists on April 12 from 4-7pm 
Panel discussion with guest moderator Denise Williams on April 27 from 1230-2pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2016.  This year marks the 39th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Christopher Bertolino, Pamela Budinger, Jacqueline Cuellar, Frederik De Vilder, Dylan Fleury, Thalia Pacheco, Adam Weiser, and Jamie Wyman; instructed by Mark Lewis. 

 

Question BridgeQuestion Bridge: Black Males  
January 11- March 12, 2016 
Reception on January 12 from 6-8pm 




Question Bridge: Black Males 
is an innovative, interdisciplinary project that provides a platform for black men in America to ask questions and respond to about life in America. Designed by artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith, it was created to stimulate discourse and understanding amongst black men. Ultimately, the artists hope to illustrate the diversity of ideas, thoughts, viewpoints, outlooks amongst black men in America – upon conception the artists traveled more than 1,500 miles to capture video from more than 150 men. Ultimately the project calls into question the identity of black men in America vs. cultures misconceptions or assumptions about them that are prevalent in our culture. Through Question Bridge, “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. This exhibition was made possible due to the generous support of Presidents Equity Council and the School of Instruction. 

 

Inside/Outside: Prison NarrativesInside/Outside: Prison NarrativesInside/Outside: Prison Narratives  
Curated by Misty Burruel & Rebecca Trawick 
September 8-November 21, 2015 
Reception for the artists on September 8 from 6-8pm 



Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives
 brings together contemporary artists who are examining our nation’s prison system with a special focus on the system of control through the use of solitary confinement and death row; the value of an education in the penal system; and how art has been incorporated into systems of rehabilitation. Artists include:  Sandow Birk, Camilo Cruz, Amy Elkins, Alyse Emdur, Ashley Hunt, Spencer Lowell, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Jason Metcalf, Sheila Pinkel, Richard Ross, Kristen S. Wilkins, and and Steve Shoffner in collaboration with Chaffey College students in the CIW inmate education program with English Professor Angela Cardinale. 

 

DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION 
Counter Narrative Society (CNS) 
(AKA Mabel Negrete and Collaborators) 
September 8 – November 21, 2015 
Reception for the artists on September 8 from 6-8pm 
Wignall Musem Project Space 

In the Project Space: DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION, Counter Narrative Society and collaborators transform the ongoing project, The Weight I Carry with Me: SENSIBLE HOUSING UNIT (SHU), into an evolving laboratory aiming to bring into focus our collective and individual narratives on the effects of prolonged isolation and turning this weight in a communal work. 

Artist Mabel Negrete, the founder of Counter Narrative Society (CNS), works as a multi-disciplinary artist exploring counter narratives about bio-power, urbanism, culture, and technology. Her project The Weight I Carry with Meis a reaction to the "invisible punishing machine" – a conceptualization of the spatial and technological causes of inequality – and as part of this weight, she is featuring the Sensible Housing Unit (SHU) – a fabric replica of a prison cell and tactical object designed to engage audiences in critical dialogue about the human/civil rights issues prisoners face in prison control units.  

The goal of the Sensible Housing Unit is to publicly share the stories of our loved ones who have been subjected to the brutal psychological isolation and physical violence in super maximum security prisons, jails, juvenile reformatory and anywhere. This tactical object had been presented at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2015), Occidental College (2012), Lost Coast Culture Machine (2011), University of San Francisco (2009), Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Art (2009) and the Mission Arts Performance Project (2008). 

 

Student Expo 2015 
June 1 – 18, 2015 
Reception for the artists on June 9 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2015.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2014-2015. 

 

Student Invitational 2015 
April 13 – May 14, 2015 
Reception for the artists on April 14 from 6-8pm 
Panel discussion with the artists on April 21 at 5pm  

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2015.  This year marks the 38th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Erika Barrios, Brandon Dunavant, Gilbert Hernandez, Justin Klasa, Chelsea Krob, Roger Ramirez, and Thomas Turner; instructed by Misty Burruel. 

 

Savage SentimentalitySavage Sentimentality 
Curated by Foundation for Artist Resources 
January 12 – March 14, 2015 
Reception for the Artists on January 13 from 6-8pm 



Savage Sentimentality
 presents a group show of artists of unique backgrounds and interests connected by a tenuous relationship to sentiment. The artists included allude to and/or embrace sentiment while simultaneously ravaging it, either with a brutish material response or vice versa – a subject matter that contradicts the sensitivity of material handling.  

While the individual artists included in this exhibition draw from a myriad of sources broadly considered sentimental in nature, the end result is very different than the effects of kitsch. Instead of being a sentimental regress into a state of comfort, or a carefully maintained closed system of signs, the result is an acknowledgment and active agitation of that state. The works in this exhibition often achieve this through a balance of a raw material directness co-mingled with emotive charm, seemingly to tempt a calculated betrayal of the sentimental within the work’s execution. If a common criticism of kitsch or sentimentality is that it creates aesthetic depletion through repetition, these artists arguably give aesthetic value to that depletion.  Savage Sentimentality will feature work by Raymie Iadevaia, Cole James, Quinton Jones McCurine, Annelie McKenzie, Mandy Lyn Perez, Jason Ramos, Ana Rodriguez, Emily Silver, Jason Stopa, and Emily Sudd. 

 

Home ECOnomicsHome ECOnomics: 
Communal Housekeeping for the 21st Century 
Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis 
September 8 – November 22, 2014 
Reception for the Artists on September 10 from 6-8pm 


Home 
ECOnomics brings together artists who embrace the origins of what Home Ec was - a progressive interdisciplinary study with an emphasis on science as it applied to the individual, family and community with the mission of improving the quality of life.  Originally dubbed “Oekology,” which later became “Ecology,” the founders of the discipline believed that our communal house extends well beyond any walls, and that this larger community could best be tended through the synthesis of the life and social sciences.  The artists in Home ECOnomics continue the tradition by honoring the early tenets of Home Ec.  They employ methods that range from biology, chemistry, and engineering, to sewing, cooking and animal husbandry to broaden our understanding of the environment and further our stewardship of it.  

Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis, Home ECOnomics will feature work by Kim Abeles, Stefani Bardin, Vaughn Bell, Adam Davis + Io Palmer, Catherine Page Harris, Carole Frances Lung, Monica Martinez, Maggie Orth, Alison Petty Raguette, Phil Ross, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, SPURSE, Lisa Tucker, and Amy M. Youngs. 

 

Prison NationPrison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
An exhibition from the archives of Center for the Study of Political Graphics 
June 9 – July 24, 2014 
Chaffey College Center for the Arts, Building A (CAA) 



The United States has the largest prison population in the world—over 2.3 million inmates. Since the 1970s, the rate of most serious crimes has dropped or remained stagnant, yet prisons have been filled at double capacity. People of color, the poor, the illiterate, the mentally ill, youth, and women are the primary occupants. This phenomenal growth is due to mandatory drug sentencing laws, conspiracy provisions, a dysfunctional parole system, inadequate legal representation, and huge profits made by the multinational corporations servicing the prisons. The posters in 
Prison Nation cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the racial disparity in sentencing, the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, women’s right to self defense, access to education and health care, the growing rate of incarceration, slave labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community. 

 

Student Expo 2014 
June 2 – 19, 2014 
Reception for the artists on June 3 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2014.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2013-2014. 

 

Student Invitational 2014 
April 14 – May 15, 2014 
Reception for the artists on April 15 from 6-8pm  
Panel discussion with the artists on April 22 at 5pm  

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2014.  This year marks the 37th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Billy Barron, Linda Cota, Sara Crapes, Rob DeMerrit, Jason Hunter-Harris, Krista Mathews, Onyx Rodriguez, Erasmo Tapia, and Eric Tenorio; instructed by Misty Burruel. 

 

UnrulyUnruly
Curated by Roman Stollenwerk 
January 21– March 15, 2014 
Reception for the artists on January 21 from 6-8pm 


Unruly
 is an exhibition of work by women artists that challenge the parameters of feminine behavior by engaging unruly behavior as a stance against oppressive standards of femininity.  These artists use assertive sexuality, bawdy and idiosyncratic humor, surreal and violent imagery, and public engagement in their work, which pushes visitors to reconsider femininity and whether society tries to label the behavior of certain women as weird or unruly in order to avert or nullify their expression. 

Unruly will feature Elizabeth Jackson (NV), Fay Ku (NY), Candice Lin (CA), Evona Lynae (CA), Rachel Mason (NY), The Miracle Whips (CA), Yoshie Sakai (CA), Amy Sarkisian (CA), Jessica Wimbley (CA), and Antonia Wright (FL). 

 

Occupy the MuseumOccupy the Museum 
September 9 – November 23, 2013 
September 9 – 21: (u)ntitled: The Wignall Art Organization 
September 30 – October 12: The Chaffey Review 
October 21 – November 2: CCFem  
November 12 – 23: OBOC  
Reception on September 10 from 6-8pm 

Occupy the Museum re-imagines the museum as a collaborative teaching and learning lab, and as an experimental space that allows for the exploration of new ideas. During Occupy the Museum, a number of groups and organizations that naturally overlap with the museum’s mission to foster critical thinking and to encourage innovation and investigation through art will physically inhabit the space during their own two-week sessions. The invitees include (u)ntitled: The Wignall Art Organization , The Chaffey Review, Chaffey College Feminists (CC Fem), and One Book/One College. Each group has produced a schedule of special events including lectures, hands-on workshops, film screenings, and other kinds of programs that investigate the intersections of art, activism, and inquiry within their own respective missions. 

Occupy the Museum opens with a small exhibition in the entry gallery featuring one artwork per occupying group. The works are meant to serve as a jumping off point to contextualize the programming in the gallery and to allow slow looking and exploration of art objects. Slow Looking is the act of spending considerable time looking at one work of art; new discoveries can be made by the viewer, regardless of expertise, by spending the time to actively engage and think about the artwork. The artworks will also allow further inquiry through the Wignall Museum’s initiative “Ask Art: Using the Museum to Make Curricular Connections.” An educational guide (the “Ask Art: Tool Kit”) is available to assist with slow looking and to encourage broad based interdisciplinary consideration. 

 

Student Expo 2013 
June 3- 21, 2013 
Reception for the artists on June 4 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2013.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2012-2013.

 

 

Student Invitational 2013 
April 15 – May 16, 2013 
Reception for the artists on April 17 from 6-8pm  
Panel discussion with the artists on April 23 at 5pm  

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2013.  This year marks the 36th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College.

Artists include Emily Burns, Cindy Dillingham, Karissa Ford, Timothy Haerens, Brittany Hennon, Bob Hurton, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Russell Kuch, Robert Tidwell, Ryan Timblin, Luis Valencia, and Laura Wilde; instructed by Misty Burruel 

 

The New World The New World
Curated by Roman Stollenwerk 
January 22 – March 16, 2013 
Reception for the artists on January 22, 2013 from 6-8 pm 



The New World
 is an exhibition that considers changing social, political and economic relations in the world from the perspective of Southern California-trained artists.   The New World features artists who attended art school in Southern California, but whose outlook, explicitly or implicitly, engages with the changing world as emerging markets grow in economic and cultural prominence.  Their work explores the conflicting feelings of fear and optimism elicited by a globalized world and art market, as well as the excitement, fascination, experimentation, uncertainty and displacement that accompanies change. The New World will include work by: Isabel Avila, Chris Barnard, Cathy Breslaw, Hugo Crosthwaite, Asad Faulwell, Chuck Feesago, Galeria Perdida, Bianca Kolonusz-Partee, Elleni Sclavenitis, and Joe Suzuki. 

 

When I'm Sixty FourWhen I’m Sixty Four  
Curated by Rebecca Trawick 
September 10 – November 21, 2012 
Reception for the Artists on September 11 from 6-8pm 



When I’m 
Sixty Four explores the lives of our countries plus 50 population. In California alone it is projected the population over the age of 65 will rise to 6.5 million in the first two decades of the new millennium. All aspects of life will be impacted from politics, public services, economy and healthcare. As our population ages we have to ask ourselves the role they’ll play in our culture and whether or not our perception, acceptance and politics will grow along with them. The contemporary artists in When I’m Sixty Four use diverse approaches to explore the realities of the lives of our elderly and will pose questions about our concepts of aging, what we can all do to access our older and wiser community members and how public policies and healthcare reform are at the forefront of this discussion. The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chaffey College Gerontology Program, part of the School of Health Sciences at Chaffey College are presenting an in-depth schedule of public programs lectures, film screenings, an art festival, and special performances featuring the amazing seniors in our communities. Artists include: Troy Aossey, Jeanne C. Finley/John Muse, Gina Genis, Jessica Ingram, Nancy Macko, Peter Riesett, Shari Wasson, Martha Wilson. 

 

Student Expo 2012 
June 4- 23, 2012 
Reception for the artists on June 4 from 5-7pm 

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2012.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of student work from art, photography, digital media, and design classes during the academic year 2011-2012. 

 

Student Invitational 2012  
April 15– May 17, 2012 
Reception for the artists on April 17 from 6-8pm 
Panel discussion with the artists on April 24 at 5pm  

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2012.  This year marks the 35th 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 investigate their art practices and create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition. This annual exhibition reflects the creative professionalism and diversity of the visual arts program at Chaffey College. 

Artists include Jerry Acosta, Andrea Arcencaux, Mora Douk, Christopher Allen Fontilla, Brooke Green, Sarah Koh, Olivia Manchego, Derek Ortega, Gina Nicol, Philip Watson, and John Wood II; instructed by Misty Burruel. 

 

Food for ThoughtFood for Thought: A Question of Consumption 
Curated by Rebecca Trawick 
January 17- March 24, 2012 
Reception for the artists on January 18 from 6-8pm 

In Food for Thought: A Question of Consumption, artists Edith Abeyta, Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young), Anne Hamersky, Lauren Kasmer, Mark Menjivar, and Jessica Rath use food as the impetus to explore food politics and activism in complex ways.