New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is proud to host the biennial exhibition, Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) organized by the Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA). This juried exhibition titled “Journeys” is juried by esteemed artist and Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center, Ric Ambrose. Works in a range of mediums, reflect the exhibiting artists wide interpretations of the show’s theme. Artist submissions originate from the greater Bay Area, spanning Walnut Creek to Pebble Beach. The exhibition opens June 28 and runs through September 8, 2019 at NUMU. A public reception with the artists will take place on Friday, June 28, 6pm to 8pm at NUMU. More information on the exhibition opening reception is available here.
Los Gatos Art Association President, John Giannotti states, “We are thrilled to be partnering with NUMU to present this special biennial fine art showcase that brings together extraordinary artists in the Greater Bay Area.”
For many years the former Museums of Los Gatos (now NUMU) regularly featured both member and open juried exhibitions organized by the LGAA. NUMU hosted GBAO in 2015 and 2017. "We are excited to continue our longstanding collaboration with the LGAA and host the 2019 exhibition,” says NUMU Executive Director, Maureen Cappon-Javey. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with artists and creatives in the community through this dynamic exhibition that serves to shine a light on exceptional works and practices from across the region.”
During his long career, GBAO Juror, Ric Ambrose has managed art collections and curated over 300 art, science and history exhibitions at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, and the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. Ambrose taught studio art at Colorado State University, West Virginia State University, and Arapahoe Community College inLittleton, Colorado. His large-scale drawings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, most recently at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara in spring 2019. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections. Ambrose received his MFA in drawing at Colorado State University, and a BFA in studio art and art history at the University of Oregon.
For more information about LGAA and the exhibition please visit www.lgaa.org
Generous support for the exhibition provided by:
Los Gatos Art Association
Los Gatos Community Foundation