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Formalist without Formula: Don Woodford Selected Works 1972-2022
February 5, 2020 - April 9, 2022

Professor Emeritus of Painting in the Department of Art and Design, Don Woodford began his academic career at California State University, San Bernardino in 1972. After he retired in 2001, he continued to teach studio painting courses for two academic years. 

Our exhibition presents a selection of Don Woodford’s diverse body work encompassing a period of five decades. During that time, the language and form of Woodford’s uniquely personal art have evolved multiple times, often inspired by places and place-related experiences, each influencing a new body of work, introducing fresh formal solutions and subtle stylistic nuances.

Formalist without Formula

Legacy: Former Students of Don Woodford
February 5, 2022 - April 9, 2022

Professor Emeritus of Painting in the Department of Art and Design, Don Woodford began his academic career at California State University, San Bernardino in 1972. After he retired in 2001, he continued to teach studio painting courses for two academic years.

During his long tenure at CSUSB, Woodford trained, inspired, and mentored many students who later became accomplished artists and educators. Today, eight of Woodford’s former students present their own work along the work of their highly respected and beloved Professor, in a separate exhibition entitled LEGACY: Former Students of Don Woodford. The exhibition features Erik Greene, Sonja Oh Kim, Kerry Kugelman, Stevie Love, Randy McCoy, Sharon Suhovy, Donna Morin, and Oliver Sutter.



Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

This exciting exhibition feature works by African American artists who have helped to shape the contemporary art conversation in the Bay Area and beyond. The show covers a wide range of prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptures, and includes an array of abstract and formal imagery. Narratives that speak to personal experiences and political perspectives are woven throughout. At the heart of this show is a Berkeley based fine art print studio—Paulson Fontaine Press—who over the past two decades has developed an unparalleled roster of internationally celebrated artists - artists like Martin Puryear, Kerry James Marshall, and the Gee’s Bend Quilters – who characterize the fresh perspectives that are today’s avant-garde.

Participating Artists: Edgar Arceneaux, Radcliffe Bailey, McArthur Binion, Gee’s Bend Quilters (Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Loretta Pettway), Lonnie Holley, David Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Lava Thomas.

Personal to Political

2019 - 2020

October 3-December 7, 2019
Made in California
Art + Photographic Portraits of Artists by Shimabukuro

The exhibition presents Wayne Shimabukuro’s insightful portrait photographs of close to forty renowned California artists alongside their often iconic works. The result is eclectic, very Southern California! The exhibition features artworks of different genres and mediums, all made in California from the mid-1960s through today. Visit RAFFMA. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

Artists in the exhibition: Kim Abeles, Lita Albuquerque, Carlos Almaraz, Peter Alexander, Oliver Arms, Dawn Arrowsmith, Julie Bamber, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Chris Burden, Karen Carson, Tim Ebner, Elsa Flores Almaraz, Sam Francis, Llyn Foulkes, Gajin Fujita, Frank Gehry, Joe Goode, Phyllis Green, Gronk, Charles Christopher Hill, David Hockney, Mike Kelley, Dan McCleary, Blue McRight, Ed Moses, Gwynn Murrill,  Hung Viet Nguyen, Stas Orlovski, Astrid Preston, Monique Prieto, Roland Reiss, Alison Saar, Betye Saar,  Adrian Saxe, John Sonsini, Ed Ruscha and HB Zamani

2012 - 2013

JUNE 15-JULY 31, 2013
43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition 

FEBRUARY 25-MAY 22, 2013
A Walk through Teméeku: A look into the past and present of the Luiseño people 

A Walk Through Teméeku Press Release (PDF)

JANUARY 26-MAY 25, 2013
Now and Later: New Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, 2010-2012

Now and Later Press Release (PDF)


2011 - 2012

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 - July 31, 2012

"Treasures from Ancient Egypt: Selection from the Permanent Collection"


"Uberyummy" curated by Alison Petty Ragguette and Karen Crews Hendon
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FEBRUARY 18 - APRIL 21, 2012

"Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art"  
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FEBRUARY 18 - April 21, 2012

Greenmeme: The Blue Tree Project  
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May 17 - JULY 31, 2012 

What's New in the Art Department Series: New Faculty Exhibition Annie Buckley: Into the Deep
View Annie Buckley: Into the Deep Press Release [PDF]
View Annie Buckley: Into the Deep Exhibition Announcement [PDF]

JUNE 15 - JULY 31, 2012

42nd Annual Student Art Exhibition
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2010 - 2011

SEPTEMBER 18, 2010-MARCH 12, 2011

"Sacred Images: Nineteenth-Century Retablo Paintings of Mexico," curated by Louis Fox

OCTOBER 12, 2010-JANUARY 30, 2011

"The Amusing Muse of Andy Warhol: Photographs from the permanent collection"

OCTOBER 12, 2010-FEBRUARY 13, 2011

"A Generous Spirit: Sam Maloof as Mentor & Collector"

OCTOBER 12, 2010-FEBRUARY 18, 2011

"Lewis Baltz: In the Desert"

This exhibit was organized by Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV. The traveling exhibition is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and WESTAF.

OCTOBER 12, 2010-JULY 31, 2011

"Treasures from Ancient Egypt: Selection from the Permanent Collection"

FEBRUARY 10-MARCH 10, 2011

"REFLECTION: The art and life of Joe Moran"

MARCH 26-JULY 31, 2011

Tony Maher: HiStory and Cole James: Fresh Fruit

MARCH 26-MAY 25, 2011

Story of a Russian Painter: Nikolai N. Smoliakov
Chuck Close: Portraits

JUNE 17-JULY 30, 2011

41st Annual Student Art Exhibition


October 1, 2009-January 23, 2010
"Pan: A graphic Arts Time capsule, Europe 1895-1900"