Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery •  2020-2021

A man and woman standing back to back

IMPACT! 50 Years of Exhibitions
September 10 – December 12, 2020
Location: Weekly virtual highlights were posted via Instagram each Thursday.

Image: Postcard from 'Three Atmospheres' (Lloyd Hamrol and Judy Chicago)

Artist holding a sign in front of a fence

WILLIAM CAMARGO: Origins & Displacements, Vols. 1 & 2
October 3 – December 31, 2020
Locations: The exhibitions were on view through the storefront windows at Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) & MUZEO Museum & Cultural Center

(Image) William Camargo, “We Gunna Have To Move Out Soon Fam,” 2020, Digital inkjet print. 

Two photographs of the same car.

Double the Impact

Double the Impact was a continuation from fall semester’s IMPACT 2020. It focused on socially distanced engagements with behind-the-scenes peek into the collection and exhibition archives, and project highlights. 

Double the Impact was organized by the Begovich Gallery and  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 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"


Artists from the Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series

Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series
February – April 2021
Location: Zoom Webinars

Press: L.A. Times, Cal State Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery hosts visual arts lectures in 2021Opens in new window  

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.

Archived Recordings of Lectures: Watch the 2021 Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series on VimeoOpens in new window  

Blackboard in a classroom

Alumni in the Arts Lecture Series

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

February 4: LAURA BLACK | '18 (M.F.A., exhibition design) 
Independent Curator, Founder of Universal Voice, Educator
February 18: BRIAN CANFIELD | '15 (M.A., glass) 
Principle Glass Painter and Studio Manager, Bera Stained
Glass Studio

February 25: RENSO GOMEZ | '20 (M.F.A., illustration)
Independent Illustrator, Educator
March 4: D HILL | '15 (M.F.A., creative photography)
Artist, Educator
March 11: SALVADOR DE LA TORRE | '16 (M.F.A., drawing
and painting)
Artist, Educator, Storyteller 
March 18: JOSEPH VALENCIA | '16 (B.A., art history) 
Independent Curator, Educator, Exhibition and Programs Manager at Vincent Price Art Museum
March 25: BLANCA NAVARRO | '16 (B.F.A., graphic and interactive design)
Senior Interactive Designer at Vans

Artists participating in 'Platform'


Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of California State University

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. 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.

Hosted by Sacramento State, San Diego State, and San Jose State

March 11: VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER in conversation with
Hosted by CSU Fullerton and CSU Dominguez Hills

Hosted by San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, and CSU San Bernardino

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.

Artists participating in 'MFA @ MUZEO'

Images courtesy of (from top, left to right): Yara Almouradi, Amanda Carrigan, Caitlin Christianson, Negin Hedayat, Matt Key, Allison Holland, Hadley Mattwig, Niccole Ugay, Aimee Scholz.


July 10 – August 29, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: MUZEO Museum & Cultural Center
241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
muzeo.orgOpens in new window / @muzeo

CSUF @ MUZEO virtual walkthroughOpens in new window

MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center in partnership with CSUF Begovich Gallery presented CSUF MFA at MUZEO, a group exhibition showcasing works of nine graduating students who completed their Master’s degree during the 2020-2021 academic year at Cal State Fullerton’s Visual Arts Department. Participants include Yara Almouradi, Amanda Carrigan, Caitlin Christianson, Negin Hedayat, Allison Holland, Matt Key, Hadley Mattwig, Aimee Scholz, and Niccole Ugay.

The exhibition was a unique opportunity for the public to preview the next phase of the students' artistic practice beyond their time at CSU Fullerton.Various forms of media such as illustrations, installations, paintings, and sculptures demonstrate the scope of current artistic practices.

CSUF MFA at MUZEO was organized by MUZEO Museum & Cultural Center and CSUF Begovich Gallery. Support for the exhibition was made possible through the City of Anaheim, the Downtown Anaheim Association, The Art Alliance, CSUF College of the Arts, and CSUF Department of Visual Arts.

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