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Linda Vallejo: Brown Baroque
August 26 - December 16, 2023

Linda Vallejo’s recent work combines her interest in popular culture, statistical demographics, Victorian aesthetics, and her Chicano(x) heritage in a new installation project titled “Brown Baroque: Objects of Opulence.” For decades, the artist has used her talent, factual information, and references to popular culture to create disparate juxtapositions that can foster questions, prompt conclusions, and call to action.  Social and cultural issues like color, class, privilege, visibility, and belonging are addressed from her perspective as a Chicana artist.

“Brown Baroque: Objects of Opulence” began with researching the Gilded Age and her reflection upon questions like “Where were the Latinos in the 1900s? What was their place in the building of the nation? Are Latinos integral to the fabric of the American culture and economy? What is the Data Today?” She poses these questions and elicits others in a series of parlor settings, dioramas, works on paper, and sculptural objects.

Brown Baroque

Tamara Cedré: A Space Between Us
August 26 - December 16, 2023

Begun under the Your Actions Save Lives a California State-wide campaign to fight COVID-19 artist Tamara Cedré along with collaborators James M Dailey, Juan Carrillo-Dominguez and Adrian Metoyer III worked with members of the San Bernardino community to bring forward people’s stories, reveal individual truths, and highlight the community’s struggle though unprecedented times. What began as a public art project to provide community resources and increase education to help stop the spread of the virus, has since evolved to be a community centered zine, The Space. The exhibition includes photography, video, audio stories and a special issue of The Space zine.

 A Space Between Us

Día de Los Muertos at Self Help Graphics: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future
August 26 - December 16, 2023

Originally organized as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Latin America and Latino Art in LA a 2018 Getty initiative this exhibition centers around Self Help Graphics, the internationally regarded silk screen atelier located in East Los Angeles. Since 1972 Self Help Graphics has celebrated Dia de Los Muertos as a form of creative celebration, community building, and advocacy.  Centered around the history of the celebration at Self Help Graphics the exhibition featuring prints, photographic documentation, and ephemera from five decades of the celebration at Self Help Graphics.

 Dia de Los Muertos

51st Annual Student Art Exhibition
May 20, 2023 - June 24, 2023
You know you see us. by Corey Pemberton
January 23, 2023 - June 24, 2023

Corey Pemberton received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He has completed residencies at The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), Bruket, in Bodø, Norway, as well as a Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts (NC). He currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he splits his time between a production glass blowing job, his painting practice, and outreach work with Crafting the Future. 

This collection features six recent mixed media paintings by artist Corey Pemberton on loan from local private collections. Grounded in traditional portrait painting, the works are masterful compositions of color and pattern. In Pemberton’s paintings, people of color and queer folks are depicted as relaxed and in domestic settings.

You know you see us

CRAFTING THE FUTURE: Rene Camarillo, Jamaal Hasef, Terrick Gutierrez, Kayla Salisbury, Lenard Smith, Jaden Williams
January 23, 2023 - June 24, 2023

Crafting the Future features a cross section of works in a variety of media from six emerging Los Angeles artists. The works include paintings, ceramics, photography, and fashion design and represent the culmination of two years working together with artist Corey Pemberton.

Crafting the Future

The Clown In Me Loves You: Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray
January 23, 2023 - April 8, 2023

Master glass artists Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray’s six-year collaboration is on view in The Clown in Me Loves You.  Long-time colleagues in the glass art world, their friendship, mutual trust, complementary technical skills, and desire to experiment in new directions combined to shape a shared vision. This exhibition was originally organized by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) chief curator Greg Robinson and associate curator Amy Sawyer.

Joining forces on production and concept, the duo utilized traditional Venetian glass techniques to create poignant works that demonstrate impeccable craftsmanship while contemplating an intersection between artistic mastery, popular culture, clowning, and social commentary. This exhibition is a journey through the artists’ experiences and reactions to clowns while also combining their curiosity about the history of hot glass, particularly the early exquisite, and complicated works known as Venetian glass. They studied intricate sculptures and functional objects, including elaborate chandeliers, vessels, goblets, and yes, even clowns. These creations, once steeped in complicated cane patterns and other techniques, have devolved into objects for mass public consumption fueled by industrial processes and tourism.

The Clown In Me Loves You


The Changes You Made May Not Be Saved: An interactive installation for imagining and igniting collectivities
September 12, 2022 - December 3, 2022

Rob Ray is a creative technologist, Associate Professor of Design at California State University, San Bernardino, and a consulting senior technical experience designer at Electronic Arts. From 2017 to 2020, Rob was a senior lead designer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At NASA JPL, he led the human-centered design practice for ProtoSpace, the Lab’s flagship collaborative augmented reality (AR) platform for scientists and engineers. He also served as the user interfacing lead for VITAL, two FDA-approved emergency-use low-cost ventilators developed as part of NASA’s national response to COVID-19.

From 1991 to 1994, a small group in Memphis, Tennessee, united under the name OMSA (Orange Mound Space Agency) to establish an anarcho-collectivist counterpoint to the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Memphis Police Department raided the group in 1994, demolishing their living quarters, cultural center, and communications infrastructure inside the Pyramid. After the raid, members scattered across the U.S. Mid-South and Midwest. There is no evidence of OMSA’s scientific endeavors or accomplishments. Ray extracts what is known and postulates full-scale displays of their communications systems using augmented reality overlays, speculative promotional materials, and pirate radio listening stations. Ray’s world-building and interviews with activists, artists, and engineers pyramidal histories whose pixels and atoms heat, crystalize, collapse, explode and scatter.

Drive-Thru Nation
September 12, 2022 - December 3, 2022

Taylor Colette Moon is a contemporary artist and educator whose primary medium is poetically narrated animations. Moon received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Art and Art History. During her time there, she exhibited at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the Art, Design, and Architecture Museum in Goleta, California, and the Glass Box Gallery in Isla Vista. Her work is on permanent display within UCSB's Anthropology department. Moon received her Master of Fine Art in Art from the University of Oxford's Ruskin School of Art. She is now an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at California State University, San Bernardino

In Moon’s exhibition, she investigates how fast-food signage, carnival lights, highway noticeboards, casino digital signs, and billboards tower in the sky like colorful, waving flags. Moon considered how each of these elements represented their own subcultures in American nationalism and how there is an aspect of spectacle to these signs.

50th Annual Student Art Exhibition
May 20, 2022 - June 24, 2022

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
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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"