Art21CAC Erin Sm.CAC at Inspire, downtown26th Annual Juried Show

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25th Annual Juried Show

Please join 25th AJS Guest Juror Professor John Seed for the Awards Announcements and Opening Reception on Preview Thursday April 3rd. AWARDS PRESENTATION 7PM

CONGRATULATIONS to the selected finalists: Alla Bartoshchuk, Babette Carpenter, Bart Vargas, Betty Shelton, Brendan Getz, Caitlin Karolczak, Carolin Peters, Christopher Kane Taylor, Cynthia Grilli, Dan Hooker, Dana Mano-Flank, Daniel Maidman, David Iacovazzi-Pau, Eric Vozzola, Gig Depio, Grizel S. Herhold, James Bousema, Jeremy Humbert, John Michael Byrd, Kathe Madrigal, Kathy Morton Stanion, Kim Frohsin, Kurt Dyrhaug, Lana Sokoloff, Lolita Develay, Margaret McCann, Maria Zapata, Richard Smukler, Rick Metzler, Robert Bickel, Serena Potter, Shang Ma, Solongo Tseekhuu, Steve Schwartz, Tom Wegrzynowski, William J. Havlicek.

Guest Juror: John Seed is a professor of art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California. Winner of a 2002 Society of Professional Journalists award in art and entertainment writing, and a 2012 Creative Capital arts writers grant finalist, he has written about art and artists for Harvard Magazine, Art ltd, Maui No Ka Oi, Honolulu; and Christie’s Hong Kong. Seed has also written over 170 blogs about visual art and artists for The Huffington Post Arts vertical since it opened in May, 2010.

Seed was a founding staff member of MOCA, Los Angeles and was an early associate of the Larry Gagosian Gallery, where he served as an assistant to Jean-Michel Basquiat. In March, John will be presenting a paper on the Bay Area Figurative painting at The Representational Art Conference 2014 in Ventura, CA, alongside Roger Scruton, Juliette Aristides and Odd Nerdrum. He currently serves as a board member of the Sam Francis Foundation.

Exhibition Dates: April 3 – April 25, 2014.



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Art Classes for Kids


The CAC is pleased to announce that, through a generous grant by Wells Fargo, it will be providing a monthly children’s art class, hosted by Kim Bavington and ART CLASSES FOR KIDS.

For over two decades, Bavington and her dynamic ART CLASSES FOR KIDS staff have brought drawing, painting and sculpting for kids in our community through their group art classes, private lessons, art parties and art camps. Their progressive programs have inspired thousands of kids and now are even nurturing the creative talents of their children.

Bavington said it is this passion for fostering creativity in all types of kids that keeps their staff excited. “Their passion to keep learning about art keeps them fresh, and their skills combined with enthusiasm is what inspires young artists to want to learn more about art,” Bavington said. “With their creative methods and determination to teach about the past and their excitement to teach about what is current in art, they hope to plant a seed to encourage future generations to think creatively.


  • Parent + Me Art Class (Ages 3-5) (45 min): $15 per child/parent set
  • Kids Art Class (Ages 5-12) (1 and ½ hour):  $30 per student

*If you are an existing CAC member or become a member, there is a 15% discount







Parent + Me Art Class (Ages 3-5) 9:30 am-10:15 am

Kids Art Class (Ages 5-12): 10:30am – noon 



Join us every first Thursday to celebrate art, artists, and downtown. Extended hours 6-9pm


      • January 2: Opening Reception 6 – 9pm.  Cannibals, Survivalists and the Plus Ultra Habitat by Nathan Cote.
      • February 6: Opening Reception 6 – 9pm. Eco Logic curated by Jevijoe Vitug
      • April 3: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 6 – 9pm. 25th Annual Juried Show