Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery • Spring 2021 Exhibitions

The Begovich Gallery is currently closed to public and is following protocols in accordance with the University, city, and state health and safety protocols for COVID-19. However, we welcome you to our spring programming which consists of exhibitions presented off-site, as well as virtual engagements hosted via Instagram. Check out the following content below for more information on host locations and platforms.


Grant Rusk, from ’73 Folio'

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Double the Impact
is a continuation from fall semester’s IMPACT 2020. It focuses on socially distanced engagements with behind-the-scenes peek into the collection and exhibition archives, and project highlights. Follow @begovichgallery on Instagram

Double the Impact is organized by the Begovich Gallery and is curated by Rachel Kaufman, M.A. candidate in art history. Digital content assistance provided by Jiani Zhu, undergraduate in graphic design. Support for the gallery and the project is made possible through the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.

Image: Grant Rusk, from ’"73 Folio"

Miwa Matreyek, 'Infinitely Yours' 2020

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The Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series introduces students and the community-at-large to a broad range of interdisciplinary practitioners including artists, educators, and filmmakers. The Begovich is committed to inviting innovative and prominent professionals to discuss their art practice and processes. The lectures are open to the public and are presented virtually in conjunction with classroom and studio disciplines in the Visual Arts Department.

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February 26, 2:00 PM
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March 15, 1:00 PM
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March 24, 10:00 AM    
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April 7, 4:00 PM
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April 12, 10:00 AM
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April 16, 2:00 PM
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Image: Miwa Matreyek, "Infinitely Yours," 2020, multimedia performance with projected animation and shadow silhouette

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Graduates from the Visual Arts Department share their experiences as emerging professionals in their respective fields.
Presented in partnership with Art 480T: Art World Spring 2021.

Thursdays at 7:00 PM
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| '18 (M.F.A., exhibition design)
February 4
Independent Curator, Founder of Universal Voice, & Educator
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BRIAN CANFIELD | '15 (M.A., glass) 
February 18
Principle Glass Painter & Studio Manager, Bera Stained Glass Studios in new window
RENSO GOMEZ | '20 (M.F.A., illustration)
February 25
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D HILL | '15 (M.F.A., creative photography)
March 4
Artist & Educator
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SALVADOR DE LA TORRE | '16 (M.F.A., drawing & painting)
March 11
Artist, Educator & Storyteller
JOSEPH VALENCIA | '16 (B.A., art history) 
March 18
Independent Curator, Educator, and Exhibition & Programs Manager at Vincent Price Art Museum
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BLANCA NAVARRO | '16 (B.F.A., graphic & interactive design)
March 25
Senior Interactive Designer at Vans 
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Artists in the 'Platform' series
P L A T F O R M 

An event series of socially engaged artists, collectives, and curators in conversation
Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of California State University

This season’s speakers include artist Shaun Leonardo, Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, artist Howardena Pindell, and artists People’s Kitchen Collective. For in-depth information on each speaker visit the links provided below. All events will be live via Zoom with recordings available for post live-stream viewing. All events are free and open to the public.ConSortiUm is a ground-breaking collaborative that generates opportunities to include artists, curators, students, faculty, staff, and other allies from across the CSU campuses in visual arts-based dialogue. The CSU system represents the largest public four-year college system in the country, with more than 480,000 students enrolled at twenty-three campuses. Formed in Spring 2020 in response to the distance learning implemented by the CSU during the Covid-19 pandemic, ConSortiUm members are dedicated to responding to current societal issues and the pressing demand for an end to systemic and overt racism in California and beyond.

Thursday, February 11, 5:30 PM (PST)
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Hosted by Sacramento State, San Diego State, and San Jose State
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Thursday, March 11, 5:30 PM (PST)
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Hosted by CSU Fullerton and CSU Dominguez Hills
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Thursday, April 29, 5:30 PM (PST)
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Hosted by San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, and CSU San Bernardino
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Images clockwise from left: Howardena Pindell (Photo: Nathan Keay/MCA Chicago),  Valerie Cassel Oliver, Shaun Leonardo (Photo: Lelanie Foster), and People’s Kitchen Collective Co-Founders Saqib Keval, Jocelyn Jackson, and Sita Bhaumik (Photo: Tina Case Photography)

ConSortiUm’s participating CSU art museums and galleries include venues at campuses in Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery; Chico, Janet Turner Print Museum; Dominguez Hills, University Art Gallery; East Bay, University Art Gallery; Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts; Fullerton, Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and Grand Central Art Center; Humboldt, Reese Bullen Gallery and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery; Long Beach, School of Art and Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex; Northridge, Art Galleries; Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery; Sacramento, University Galleries; San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; San Diego, University Art Galleries; San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery; Sonoma, University Art Gallery; and Stanislaus, University Art Gallery and Stan State Art Space.
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