Millard Sheets Art Center

Millard Sheets Art Center The Millard Sheets Art Center provides the community with meaningful and fun experiences within the world of visual arts. Through our year-round exhibitions, educational programs, events, and workshops, the Millard Sheets Art Center provides the community with meaningful and fun experiences within the world of visual arts.
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As part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, we engage the community at multiple levels of education. Our programs build on The Learning Centers’ (TLC) dedication to create innovative experiences. It is our goal to create a variety of programs centered on traditional visual arts education that provide anyone with an interest in the arts an opportunity to explore and develop a love and passion for being creative.

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Re-post: Millard Sheets Art Center Raised in Los Angeles, photographer Star Montana (@starmontana) uses her community in...
08/10/2019

Re-post: Millard Sheets Art Center

Raised in Los Angeles, photographer Star Montana (@starmontana) uses her community in Boyle Heights as the backdrop and narrative of her work. By utilizing her family’s photographic archive, Montana’s work recreates spaces and moments that reflect on themes of personal loss and growth. Her carefully reconstructed installations play a personal homage to her family throughout the generations. Her work has been exhibited nationally at Charlie James Gallery (@charliejamesgallery), Residency Art Gallery (@residencyart), La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (@laplazala) and at Ballroom Marfa (@ballroommarfa). Montana will be an artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (@rauschenbergfoundation) in 2020. ⁣...⁣“Shifting Aesthetics: A Selection of W⁣orks by 11 Contemporary L.A. Artists”​ ​opens on Aug. 30 and runs through Nov. 3, 2019. Schools and universities are encouraged to book their docent-led walkthroughs of the exhibition. Please contact ​[email protected]​ to learn more. RSVP to the opening reception on Aug. 24 by clicking the link in our bio. ⁣...⁣Image credits: ⁣“Frankie”, 2014, 24 x 30”, inkjet print ⁣⁣“Louisa, 1989”, 2019, 8 x 10.8”, fabric wall vinyl⁣⁣Artist portrait courtesy of the artist

Explore your creative side through clay! See below for details on an excellent opportunity offered through The Learning ...
06/07/2019

Explore your creative side through clay! See below for details on an excellent opportunity offered through The Learning Centers at Fairplex here at Millard Sheets Art Center.

Summer classes aren't just for kids! Take an adult clay class here at Millard Sheets Art Center.
We are excited to announce Scott Stragier, one of TLC's Career and Technical Education instructors, will be offering a 10-week hand building and wheel-throwing course for ALL skill levels.
We have limited availability so be sure to enroll ASAP.
https://bit.ly/2ZhNRJZ

One week left to apply for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Social Media & Public Programs Internship!This 10-week paid op...
05/03/2019

One week left to apply for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Social Media & Public Programs Internship!
This 10-week paid opportunity is excellent work experience for college students interested in fine arts, arts administration, curatorial studies, museum education, or art history.
Share with a student you think would love to join the Fairplex team this summer!

Thank you to the over 105,000 L.A. County Fair goers who visited Alt 66 last month. Did you catch this great piece by Re...
10/19/2018
The LA County Fair Unearths Long-Buried Stories of Route 66

Thank you to the over 105,000 L.A. County Fair goers who visited Alt 66 last month. Did you catch this great piece by Renée Reizman for Hyperallergic?
"We saw it as an opportunity to create new images, tell stories from different perspectives, and create new iconography or revisions of things we’re so used to seeing” -Thomas Canavan, Arts Manager

Alt 66 gives insight into the lives of those who built, traveled, and lived along the interstate — a diverse blend of race and class, all dreaming of the West.

For nearly 10 years MSAC has supported The Learning Centers at Fairplex Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) stu...
10/17/2018

For nearly 10 years MSAC has supported The Learning Centers at Fairplex Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) students. Check out what these artists are up to and learn more about CTEC creative pathways by visiting:
https://fairplex.com/tlcfairplex/programs/ctec/career-tracks/arts-media-design

On Wednesday's we CREATE!
Did you know the oldest piece of human-made ceramic is estimated to be 26,000 years old? Our CTEC Ceramic artists are creating timeless pieces every Monday and Wednesday here at Millard Sheets Art Center.

Is there a better way than eating SPAGHETTI to support a great event? Each year Fairplex provides the place for this Pom...
07/10/2018

Is there a better way than eating SPAGHETTI to support a great event? Each year Fairplex provides the place for this Pomona PD community event. Drop by and help support!

Wonderful focus on Fiber Arts! As a program of Fairplex and the LA County Fair we couldn't be more excite to provide a p...
06/06/2018
Shoebox PR

Wonderful focus on Fiber Arts! As a program of Fairplex and the LA County Fair we couldn't be more excite to provide a place where Fine Art and Craft meet to create new ideas.

Just in!!!

Check out this awesome review of SoCal MFA by Leanna Robinson in Hyperallergic!!!

What a great way to end a fantastic exhibition!!!

With Millard Sheets Art Center Thomas Canavan David Pagel Howard Fox

Organized by Chelsea Boxwell Madi Arnault Megan Kinney

Participating artists: Madi Arnault, Diego Barrientos, Aurora Berger, Deitra Charles, Patricia Chow, Ji Soo Chung, Carey Coleman, Remi Dalton, Yubo Dong, Stevan Dupus, Jenny Eisenpresser Kwit, Samantha Fitzmorris, Leslie Frank, Joshua Freeman, Molly Gabbard, Eleanor Greer, Timothy Haerens, Harrison Halaska, Allison Holland, Lucy Holtsnider, Anna Ialeggio, Jeongmyo Chloe Kim, Aleya Marie Lanteigne, Jian Liang, Jane Margarette, Michelle Nunes, Shane McClatchey, Moses Muturi, Aydinaneth Ortiz, Joshua Rains, Rebecca Rich, Celia Rocha, Heather Roessler, Cintia Segovia, Kamaria Shepherd, Nicole Waszak Mendez, Charisse Weston, Amy Williams, Ji Hyun Won, Jonathan Yacoub Photography, Zebulon Zang and Benjamin Zhao.

05/04/2018

This weekend we will be closed on Saturday, but are open normal hours between 10-4pm.

04/22/2018

The gallery is open today between 10-4pm. If you’re out riding take a break and see some art from the @socalmfa

In addition to a cash prize, Joe Ded, the winner of our painting contest at the 2017 LA County Fair, also received a sol...
04/04/2018

In addition to a cash prize, Joe Ded, the winner of our painting contest at the 2017 LA County Fair, also received a solo show at the The Progress Gallery in Downtown Pomona.

Opening second Saturday, April 14th! Congrats Joe!

04/01/2018

In observance of Easter, the gallery will be closed today.

Happy Easter!

Alt 66 - LA County Fair - Submission Process Update!We are simplifying the process and waiving the entry fee. Alt 66 is ...
03/13/2018
ALT 66 - LA County Fair 2018

Alt 66 - LA County Fair - Submission Process Update!

We are simplifying the process and waiving the entry fee.

Alt 66 is and should be a collaborative project and we felt the online submission process was hindering an essential part of the creative process, dialogue. I am encouraging everyone to submit their idea for their installation directly to me at this email: [email protected]

I only need a brief description.

The deadline is still April 1, but this submission process will allow us to talk through your concept in more detail before heading to the jurors, which may help increase its chance for selection.

We’ve also determined that an $11 application fee would be better spent on coffee and tea with me. If you want to get together to talk about your idea, please let me know! If not, treat yourself to some new pencils and get sketching.

Details and deck can be found at www.lacountyfair.com/alt66


Thank you for your time. I’m looking forward to hearing your ideas!

The Millard Sheets Art Center is inviting artists, art institutions, collectives, creative agencies, and designers to participate in our 2018 LA County Fair exhibition.

03/10/2018
CALL FOR ENTRIES - PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Calling all photographers! Call for entries is open!

Photographers are invited to submit artwork that reflects the intrigue of Route 66 that calls travelers from around the world to the 2,448 mile journey. The experience that has inspired today’s Americana is one that is best remembered through personal stories of travel and adventure.

The medium of photography is essential to capturing those memories and through your unique perspective will allow us to experience the “Mother Road” along with so many others.

Selected entries will be exhibited during the LA County Fair
August 31 – September 23, 2018

DEADLINE: April 1, 2018

lacountyfairphotocompetition.com

03/10/2018
How To Make Faux Neon Sign : Oh My Gulay DIY

If you're submitting a proposal for Alt 66 and thinking about how to incorporate neon lighting, LED tubing is an affordable alternative and easy to use at home or in the studio. Check out this awesome video that walks you through step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwYQenPIvec

Everyone needs a little neon light in their lives! No? Well I'm going to show you how to make some faux ones anyway! Oh my gulay! Affiliate links: EL wire - ...

02/01/2018
Exhibition Opportunities for Artists, Designers, Orgs and Agencies

Applications are all live! Submit your entries and learn about both exhibitions for the LA County Fair 2018. Please share!

Opportunities for Artists, Designers, Orgs and Creative Agencies.

Both applications close April 1, 2018.

The Millard Sheets Art Center is inviting artists, art institutions, collectives, creative agencies, and designers to participate in our 2018 LA County Fair exhibition.

4 Weekends Remaining and Expanded Open Hours
01/05/2018
4 Weekends Remaining and Expanded Open Hours

4 Weekends Remaining and Expanded Open Hours

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys  Sept 1 – Jan 28, 2018Gallery times: Monday-Friday appointment required, contact: Thomas Canavan  Email: [email protected]  Phone: 909-865-4161 Saturday and Sunday open to the public from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Millard Sheets Art...

Sharing a great opportunity for artists to connect with a national and international audience. The conference is in Queb...
12/06/2017
TransCultural Exchange

Sharing a great opportunity for artists to connect with a national and international audience. The conference is in Quebec City this year and it is very affordable comparatively.

http://transculturalexchange.org/2018-conference/overview.htm

TransCultural Exchange Official Website. Art, Images, Artists, TransCultural Exchanges, Global Art, Cross-Cultural, Cross Disciplinary, TransDisciplinary, Multi-disciplinary, Exhibitions, Artist Resources, International, Residencies, Art Supplies, Art Conferences, Artist Conferences, Images, Sculptu...

Thanks to the @riversideartmuseum for coming to visit this week as part of @pstinla #instaswap. If anyone just discovere...
11/18/2017

Thanks to the @riversideartmuseum for coming to visit this week as part of @pstinla #instaswap. If anyone just discovered us and haven’t visited before, we’re open 12-4pm this weekend both today and Sunday. Come see the blue door and the epic exhibition of #judithehernandez And #patssivaldez

We’re closed next weekend Nov 25-26 for #thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

A good write up on Saturday's talk with Judithe Hernandez and Charlene Villasenor Black.
11/02/2017
Politically Powerful and Often Seductive - Artillery Magazine

A good write up on Saturday's talk with Judithe Hernandez and Charlene Villasenor Black.

On Saturday afternoon, the Millard Sheets Art Center at the Fairplex in Pomona hosted dialogue between UCLA art historian Charlene Villasenor Black and exh

Great article about the impact our exhibition is having.Artist Talk today at 2pm - Don’t forget! Thanks Inland Valley Da...
10/28/2017
Audience response to exhibit at Fairplex’s Millard Sheets Art Center reflects public’s desire for fine art, artist says

Great article about the impact our exhibition is having.

Artist Talk today at 2pm - Don’t forget!

Thanks Inland Valley Daily Bulletin for your support!

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/10/27/audience-response-to-exhibit-at-fairplexs-millard-sheets-art-center-reflects-publics-desire-for-fine-art-artist-says/

More than 85,000 visitors passed through the doors of the Millard Sheets Art Center to see the exhibit, One Path Two Journeys.

Chapter II - #OnePathTwoJourneys after the LA County Fair -
10/06/2017
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Chapter II - #OnePathTwoJourneys after the LA County Fair -

The Millard Sheets Art Center is proud to announce that it has been selected to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Ti...

Thank you Tomas Summers Sandoval and David Pagel for the great quotes on our exhibition. http://www.dailybulletin.com/20...
09/27/2017
LA County Fair 2017: High temps hurt initial attendance but other fair records are broken

Thank you Tomas Summers Sandoval and David Pagel for the great quotes on our exhibition.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/09/25/la-county-fair-2017-high-temps-hurt-initial-attendance-but-other-fair-records-are-broken/

Scorching heat kept guests away the first days of the 2017 LA County Fair before a cool down resulted in higher numbers of crowds coming through the turnstiles in the final days of fair’s run…

Thanks Annabel Osberg for your continuing coverage of our exhibition and others in the IE.http://aeqai.com/main/2017/09/...
09/27/2017
Latin America Colonizes Los Angeles Via Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA :: AEQAI

Thanks Annabel Osberg for your continuing coverage of our exhibition and others in the IE.

http://aeqai.com/main/2017/09/latin-america-colonizes-los-angeles-via-pacific-standard-time-lala/

Despite Southern California’s large Hispanic population, Latin American art is seldom shown. Aside from some museums’ pre-Columbian sections and paintings by well-known artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the Americas south of ours might as well be unconnected to our landmass, perhaps on the…

Just announced: Panel discussion with Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Saturday, October 28thModerated by UCLA Profe...
09/26/2017
Charlene Villaseñor Black - UCLA Art History

Just announced:

Panel discussion with Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez.

Saturday, October 28th

Moderated by UCLA Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black Ph.D.

Details soon! Clear your calendars!

Charlene Villaseñor Black, whose research focuses on the art of the Ibero-American world, is Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. Winner of the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize and author of the prize-winning and widely-reviewed 2006 book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Ge...

The Learning Centers at Fairplex
08/23/2017
The Learning Centers at Fairplex

The Learning Centers at Fairplex

Millard Sheets Art Center is proud to be one of the museums open on September 17th and all throughout Fair, celebrating Latin-American and Latino art with the help of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Be sure to stop by, visit our wonderful gallery along with the others listed in the article below and let us know what you think!

08/10/2017
FAIRPLEX

We're hiring for Fair!!! We have two positions available at the art center.

1. Ceramic Instructor - Part-time Fri-Sun 2-10pm (temporary) - teaching guests quick 30 minutes pottery lessons.

2. Art Center Customer Service - Full-time (temporary) - front gallery art market, guest services, and cashier responsibilities.

These are fun, temporary gigs where you get to interact with tons of people in a very cool place.

https://lacountyfairhr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
08/07/2017
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

How do you create a DIY music festival? Rene Contreras of Viva Presents is leading the way: "We make art out of cardboard. We try and decorate the atmosphere.”

Come celebrate two of LA's prominent artists together in one exhibition. One Path Two Journeys will present a visual dia...
08/07/2017
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Come celebrate two of LA's prominent artists together in one exhibition. One Path Two Journeys will present a visual dialogue of recent and new works of Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez. Whether through the brilliant colors and patterns of movement in the work of Valdez or the richly representative pastels of Hernández, visitors will experience the powerful, personal, defiant and intimate in the aesthetic evolution of these two artists.

The Millard Sheets Art Center is proud to announce that it has been selected to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Ti...

Our contribution to PST LA/LA opens 8/26. Judithe Hernandez and Patssi Valdez. Save the date!
07/27/2017
The Wall Street Journal

Our contribution to PST LA/LA opens 8/26. Judithe Hernandez and Patssi Valdez. Save the date!

Exploring Latin American and Latino art and artists throughout the hemisphere, including the U.S., “PST: LA/LA” encompasses more than 70 venues throughout Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara and east to Palm Springs.

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Looking for past Tri-Community Students. A Free Get-Together (GT) is being planned for this year. Ideally, Mid Nov. It's for past students and friends. I was a student there from 2004, and there's a new fb group. The GT will be casual-informal, probably at a park near Pomona. I've used several locations over the years and will cover rental expense, plus some snacks and beverages. The rest will be byo. I would like this to be a yearly thing...But, everyone is getting older, so it could be the last time. Don't wait too long, the reservation has to be done at some point. Please leave a post and contact me.
When is the Millard Sheets Art Center open between Christmas and New Year ?