CSUF Grand Central Art Center

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GCAC is approximately one mile from the Santa Ana freeway (Interstate-5), approximately twenty-five miles south of Los Angeles and seventy miles north of San Diego. Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between the California State University at Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. Located ten miles south of the main campus in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the art center is a mixed residential, commercial and educational complex. The art center is a 45,000 square-foot, full city-block long and half-city block deep, three-level structure that houses: live/studio spaces for visual arts graduate students, the Grand Central Main Gallery, Project Room, Education/Teaching Gallery, Grand Central Theater, Gypsy Den Café, Hipcooks, Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Institute, MASKA, classrooms, and a studio and living space dedicated to the center’s international artist-in-residence program. Santa Ana community activist and visionary Don Cribb and Cal State Fullerton Gallery Director Mike McGee originally conceived the Grand Central Art Center in 1994, as the anchor and catalyst for a ten-square block area in the heart of downtown designated as the Artists Village. The subsequent success of the Artists Village has helped spawn a cultural and economic renewal. The City of Santa Ana purchased and refurbised what was the Grand Central Building—originally built in 1924, the building served as the central market for Orange County up until the 1940s. LA-based architect Steven Ehrlich did the original design for the remodel; Orange County-based Robbins, Jorgensen and Christopher was the executive architectural firm. The project has won numerous architectural awards. Twenty-seven apartments are available for students who have been accepted into the university MA or MFA visual and performing arts programs. Students live and work at Grand Central. Each resident who rents an apartment is assigned a studio and parking at the twenty-four-hour-guarded parking structure on 3rd Street. One of the residential apartments is reserved for the art center’s artist-in-residence program. In addition, an 800-square-foot private studio space is designated for the artist-in-residence. The Grand Central Art Gallery, Project Room and Education/Teaching Gallery feature exhibitions and projects by internationally noted artists. GCAC presents four to six exhibitions a year in each space. The Theater is centrally located in the building. It is configured in-the-round and seats an audience of eighty-five. CSUF’s Theatre and Dance Department schedule the space through their nationally recognized programs.

Mission: A unit of California State University, Fullerton – College of the Arts, Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.

Thank you to Christopher Knight and the Los Angeles Times for the generous mention of Yumi Janairo Roth’s Spin (After So...
02/15/2020
Review: Frieze? Please. Try the upstart Felix art fair at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Thank you to Christopher Knight and the Los Angeles Times for the generous mention of Yumi Janairo Roth’s Spin (After Sol LeWitt) on the streets around the Frieze Art Fair, a GCAC artist-in-residence project in research and development phase. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-02-14/felix-art-fair-hollywood-roosevelt

If Frieze Los Angeles is the shark, the Felix art fair is a pilot fish. Our critic dives in and finds the waters pretty fun.

02/12/2020
SIGNS of LIFE (with Justin Brown)

Make sure to check out spinners Justin Brown, Evan James, and Joey Castanon, all from AArrow Sign Spinners/ AArrow Los Angeles, in action performing artist Yumi Janairo Roth's "Spin (After Sol LeWitt)" around the streets of the Frieze Art Fair tomorrow and Friday. A supported project in development through the artist-in-residence program of CSUF Grand Central Art Center. Here is a little video of Justin in action... https://vimeo.com/90051966

SIGNS of LIFE I won’t ever forget the first time I saw Justin Brown. Heather and I had moved to Los Angeles in February of 2011. I was trying to make…

Remembering John | Beyond Rebels
01/17/2020
Remembering John | Beyond Rebels

Remembering John | Beyond Rebels

By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp John Baldessari stayed present until the beginning of the new decade. He was 88 when he died at his Santa Monica home on January 2,

JUST ARRIVED! CSUF Grand Central Art Center  (GCAC), a unit of Cal State Fullerton College of the Arts, and X Artists' B...
01/09/2020

JUST ARRIVED! CSUF Grand Central Art Center (GCAC), a unit of Cal State Fullerton College of the Arts, and X Artists' Books, a small press focusing on artists' books and collaborations, are pleased to announce the publication of Regionalia, the first significant monograph of the work of Cog•nate Collective (Amy Sanchez Arteaga and Misael Diaz).

Regionalia, a bilingual catalogue, documents the research, projects, and culminating exhibition generated during Cognate Collective's artist residency at GCAC. The 128-page catalogue includes an additional 32-page insert drawn from public conversations that took place throughout the exhibition. Designed by Stephen Serrato of Ella, the publication contains texts by Cognate Collective, Christian Zúñiga, a dialogue between the artists and Karen Stocker, and foreword by John D. Spiak.

A celebration to mark the publication of Regionalia will be held at Grand Central Art
Center in Santa Ana, CA, co-hosted by X Artists' Books, on the evening of February 1, 2020, from 6-7 pm.

Thank You, Textura for highlighting our Vireo CD/DVD release in your Tops of 2019 list! “On logistical grounds alone, th...
12/18/2019
textura

Thank You, Textura for highlighting our Vireo CD/DVD release in your Tops of 2019 list! “On logistical grounds alone, the achievement is staggering … Yet however grandiose the project might sound on paper, the two-and-a-half-hour production possesses the intimate character of a chamber opera. Vireo was developed as a CSUF Grand Central Art Center artist-in-residence project of Lisa Bielawa Lisa Bielawa, developed in collaboration with KCET Artbound and released as CD/DVD on Orange Mountain Music. ”https://www.textura.org/archives/articles/2019top10s.htm?fbclid=IwAR0XQ5STSRZHWw3Wz4HxIbF4drRwPsKrnWVW0e5JWyjI6Jc7DFRl92RXvhc

Amending slightly the categories used for last year's roundup, textura's 2019 selections are grouped into Jazz, Classical, Ambient/New Age, General, Compilation, and Single/EP/Cassette lists. Many releases qualified for multiple categories, but for the most part selections aligned themselves to a pa...

The Sol LeWitt Estate has included a link on their website to an iteration of GCAC artist-in-residence Yumi Janairo Roth...
12/10/2019

The Sol LeWitt Estate has included a link on their website to an iteration of GCAC artist-in-residence Yumi Janairo Roth's "Spin (after Sol LeWitt)" from her CSUF Grand Central Art Center collaborative performance. To quote Carol LeWitt - “Lucy Lippard forwarded me the video of your sign spinning project. Sol would have just loved it! The estate keeps an official website. May we please have your permission to link to the project’s video? We are honored by this interest and keep up the good work, Carol LeWitt” - Find the link on their website under "SENTENCES ON CONTEMPORARY ART: SIGN SPINNERS VIDEO" http://www.lewittcollection.org/links/

Thank You The Daily Titan and writer Nathan Nguyen for the wonderful coverage of CSUF Grand Central Art Center events th...
12/10/2019
Grand Central Art Center hosts last exhibit of the decade with style and sound - Daily Titan

Thank You The Daily Titan and writer Nathan Nguyen for the wonderful coverage of CSUF Grand Central Art Center events this past Saturday night! https://dailytitan.com/2019/12/grand-central-art-center-hosts-last-exhibit-of-the-decade-with-style-and-sound/

An amalgamation of art forms including scupltures and poetry filled the gallery of the Grand Central Art Center at their last art exhibit of the decade.

12/08/2019

What it looks and sounds like when an artist is exploring process, collaboration, and research toward a larger performative project - Chris Kallmyer artist-in-residence @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center! #grandcentralartcenter #dtsaartwalk #chriskallmyer

A little preview of tonight’s action at CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Chris Kallmyer’s collaborative performance - Plea...
12/08/2019

A little preview of tonight’s action at CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Chris Kallmyer’s collaborative performance - Please Join Us!

It’s Live!  Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s artist-in-residence project with CSUF Grand Central Art Center begins!  http://be...
12/04/2019
Beyond Rebels – Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

It’s Live! Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s artist-in-residence project with CSUF Grand Central Art Center begins! http://beyondrebels.com

Beyond Rebels is a cultural history project by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, artist-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center. Her new website, beyondrebels.com, is meant to expand upon the narrative of her popular book, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s. In interviews, articles...

Read  Penn Jillette’s (Penn and Teller) kind words on the David Greenberger and Prime Lens Grand Central Art Center arti...
11/15/2019
Canopic Riffs: Penn Jillette on David Greenberger

Read Penn Jillette’s (Penn and Teller) kind words on the David Greenberger and Prime Lens Grand Central Art Center artist-in-residence project “It Happened To Me” https://www.canopicpublishing.com/riffsgreenberger

I’ve been reading David’s interviews and writings starting with the Duplex Planet in the ’70s. One of his art obsessions is interviewing older people, often at nursing homes and writing up their stories and then collaborating with musicians and doing shows and records of a guy talking while mu...

Getting ready for our big book sale @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center on December 7th, 7-10PM!
11/08/2019

Getting ready for our big book sale @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center on December 7th, 7-10PM!

Images from last nights performances and opening @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center with Martin Durazo, Chris Kallmyer, Sha...
11/03/2019

Images from last nights performances and opening @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center with Martin Durazo, Chris Kallmyer, Sharon Levy, Xiou Ping, Derek Prado, and Brandon Nelson!

We love our community collaborations - Círculos-SAUSD!
10/24/2019

We love our community collaborations - Círculos-SAUSD!

Círculos students participated in a PBL assembly yesterday at CSUF Grand Central Art Center Theater! Teachers presented their own research projects from their high school, undergrad, and graduate studies, and students were introduced to the Research Topic Proposal Form, which they will be submitting to their mentors by Nov. 5th! We are also very excited to announce that we just got FOUR PBL courses A-G approved by UC Office of the President (UC Doorways)! Presenting four brand new courses: “Applied Research PBL: Community Connections,” “Academic Research PBL: Place and Multimedia Curation,” “Action Research PBL: Cultivate Your Voice,” and “Student Research PBL: Our Collective Codex” #sausdlearns #círculos #projectbasedlearning #placebasedlearning #schoolwithoutwalls #competencybasedlearning #rethinkschool #XQsuperschools Santa Ana Unified School District

Nice review in Chronogram magazine of David Greenberger’s CSUF Grand Central Art Center artist-in-residence project “It ...
10/23/2019

Nice review in Chronogram magazine of David Greenberger’s CSUF Grand Central Art Center artist-in-residence project “It Happened To Me”

Last night we were so honored to accept the “2019 Achievement Award - Outstanding Arts Organization” for CSUF Grand Cent...
10/17/2019

Last night we were so honored to accept the “2019 Achievement Award - Outstanding Arts Organization” for CSUF Grand Central Art Center from Arts Orange County at the 20th Annual Orange County Arts Awards!

So honored CSUF Grand Central Art Center is among such amazing fellow awardees.  Truly looking forward to the Arts Orang...
10/11/2019
It’s 20 Years and Counting for the O.C. Arts Awards

So honored CSUF Grand Central Art Center is among such amazing fellow awardees. Truly looking forward to the Arts Orange County 20th Annual Orange County Arts Awards next Wednesday, October 16th! Thank you, Voice of OC for the wonderful mention! https://voiceofoc.org/2019/10/its-20-years-and-counting-for-the-o-c-arts-awards/

Arts OC's milestone anniversary event is studded with notable honorees, from Jerry Mandel to Carl St.Clair, and a roster of stellar entertainers.

Thank you to California State University, Fullerton for the kind coverage of our upcoming CSUF Grand Central Art Center ...
10/07/2019
CSUF News Center - Grand Central to be Honored by Arts Orange County

Thank you to California State University, Fullerton for the kind coverage of our upcoming CSUF Grand Central Art Center recognition at the 20th Annual Orange County Arts Awards from Arts Orange County! http://news.fullerton.edu/2019fa/Grand-Center-Honored.aspx?origin=email

Grand Central Art Center, created through a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and the city of Santa Ana, will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 16, as one of the 2019 OC Arts Awards honorees.

10/06/2019

Please watch with sound and through the end, you’ll see a great transition at the :27 second mark of the video. Chris Kallmyer, Clinton Patterson & Andrew Tholl performing at the Opening Reception - Chris Kallmyer: Sundown Shelter @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center last night!

Hay!  Just here with Chris Kallmyer getting ready for his opening reception this Saturday @ CSUF Grand Central Art Cente...
10/02/2019

Hay! Just here with Chris Kallmyer getting ready for his opening reception this Saturday @ CSUF Grand Central Art Center!

For Your Consideration - Vireo, eligible in four Grammy Awards catagories.  Developed through Lisa Bielawa’s artist-in-r...
09/28/2019

For Your Consideration - Vireo, eligible in four Grammy Awards catagories. Developed through Lisa Bielawa’s artist-in-residence at CSUF Grand Central Art Center!

APPLY!!!!!!! Two Staff Jobs at Cal State Fullerton main campus in the Department of Art - deadlines have been extended
09/20/2019
Career Listing - Careers | CSUF

APPLY!!!!!!! Two Staff Jobs at Cal State Fullerton main campus in the Department of Art - deadlines have been extended

Apply now Job no: 493771 Work type: Staff Location: Fullerton Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time

So happy to have these students with us today!
09/20/2019

So happy to have these students with us today!

Our afternoon classes were held at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art this afternoon. Students viewed the exhibition called Time.Timeless by Echo Lew and Chenhung Chen. They completed pre-reading and discussions before our visit and took extensive notes on representations of the tangible/durable v. the dynamic/fleeting, and the ways in which an artist’s medium connects with one’s exploration of time. Then, students took a short walk over to visit our community partner, Grand Central Art Center, where students viewed films called “Double” by Kerry Tribe and “Starving” by Federico Medina. The learning that happened in these richly creative spaces will carry over to our discussions tomorrow as our students continue their exploration of spaces, exhibits, and topics in their PBL courses. Thank you to the amazing staff at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and at CSUF Grand Central Art Center for being an active part of our students’ education!
#rethinkschool #placebasedlearning #OurCitySantaAna #Círculos #JoinOurCircle
#CírculosHighSchool #sausdlearns #sausd #XQsuperschools Santa Ana Unified School District

Power Duo - Sarah Rafael García and Prerana Reddy!
09/13/2019

Power Duo - Sarah Rafael García and Prerana Reddy!

GCAC artist-in-residence Ariel Gentalen’s mission is to become a pro-surfer!
09/13/2019

GCAC artist-in-residence Ariel Gentalen’s mission is to become a pro-surfer!

NEW YORK FRIENDS - Carmen Papalia: Mobility Device, originally developed through his artist-in-residence at CSUF Grand C...
09/10/2019
Mobility Device | The High Line

NEW YORK FRIENDS - Carmen Papalia: Mobility Device, originally developed through his artist-in-residence at CSUF Grand Central Art Center in collaboration with the Century High School March Band led by R Scott Devoe, will be performed on The High Line this week. See the ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO created by Mickey Fisher through the link we placed in the comment section below.

September 11 & 12, 2019 - Free—no RSVP required -

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30pm performance begins at 34th St, traveling south/east 7pm performance begins at the Spur at 30th St, traveling north/west

Thursday, September 12
7pm performance begins at Gansevoort St, on street level under the High Line, traveling north
7:30pm performance begins at 16th St, traveling south

The performances will be introduced by Carmen Papalia and followed by a Q&A with the artist and performers. https://www.thehighline.org/art/projects/carmen-papalia/?utm_source=e-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=art&utm_content=Sept2019-enews

Carmen Papalia presents a collaborative performance in which he is accompanied by a marching band that plays a site-reactive score as guidance for navigating his surroundings.

Opportunity to join us as a TEAM MEMBER at CSUF Grand Central Art Center! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csufasc...
09/09/2019
Job Opportunities | Career Pages

Opportunity to join us as a TEAM MEMBER at CSUF Grand Central Art Center! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csufasc/jobs/2563562/gallery-associate-coordinator-of-public-programs?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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08/29/2019
CSUF Grand Central Art Center

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A unit of California State University, Fullerton – College of the Arts, Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.

Proud to make our GCAC grant report to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts available online. On the pages of ...
08/28/2019
Grand Central Art Center

Proud to make our GCAC grant report to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts available online. On the pages of the report you will find an overview of the artists-in-residence projects at CSUF Grand Central Art Center over the past two. years. http://www.grandcentralartcenter.com/the-andy-warhol-foundation-for-the-visual-arts-gcac-final-report-2017-2019/

GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER A Unit of California State University, Fullerton College of the Arts THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS Final Report June 2017 – June 2019 Artist-in-Residence program support PREPARED BY GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER 125 N. BROADWAY, SANTA ANA, CA 92701 714.567.7233...

Reopening our preparator search with a higher salary range.  Looking for a fun and collaborative team member with the ri...
08/22/2019
Job Opportunities | Career Pages

Reopening our preparator search with a higher salary range. Looking for a fun and collaborative team member with the right skillsets for CSUF Grand Central Art Center - https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csufasc/jobs/2509417/lead-preparator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Friday 11:00 - 17:00
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Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

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