The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are excited to announce the Museum’s 34th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception celebrating local artists on Saturday, May 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m. an awards ceremony will take place where over $1,000 will be awarded to participants. The exhibition will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, June 23. This year’s jurors include Executive Director of Los Angeles Art Association, Peter Mays, Director of Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Isabelle Lutterodt and Associate Professor of Art, Antelope Valley College, David Babb.
Peter Mays is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and its premiere La Cienega exhibition space Gallery 825. Mays believes LAAA is now poised to launch the next phase of the 94-year-old organization's expansion and commitment to Los Angeles' emerging artists. Since joining LAAA in June 2005, Peter has implemented cultural exchanges with Switzerland (Basel), Korea, Germany and China, initiated collaborative programming with institutions like Harvard, MoCA and Otis, as well as with artists Tim Hawkinson, Lita Albuquerque and renown physicist Lisa Randall, secured the very best curators to jury LAAA exhibitions, increased LAAA's career development programs and direct services by 30% and created LAAA's public art program which was selected as one of the top public art works completed in 2010 by Americans for the Arts. In 2018 Mays was the recipient of the City of West Hollywood’s first ever curatorial grant for LAAA’s public art presentation of James Peterson’s Cacti.
Isabelle Lutterodt is the Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Art Park for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. She formerly served as the Director of Visual Arts at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, where she curated for the gallery and oversaw a studio artist program. She holds an MFA in Photography from California Institute of Arts, Valencia, CA and an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. Prior to moving to the UK, she curated as part of the collective M.U.L.E. exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area focused on cultural and community based issues. In addition to curating Isabelle has worked with organizations in Europe, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles developing programming that supports arts education. Organizations include: the Getty Museum, Maryland Parks and Recreation, the Fresh Air Fund, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), Marlborough School in Los Angeles.
David Babb is an artist and educator living in Lancaster, California. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Antelope Valley College teaching studio classes for 17 years. He has also been a lecturer at California State University Bakersfield Antelope Valley Campus. In addition to teaching, David was also the Art Gallery Director at Antelope Valley College for 11 years. His work is produced in a range of media, from painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, digital illustration, video, and film and is locally and regionally exhibited. As an obsessive gardener and plant collector, David’s work often employs natural forms to reveal aspects of the human condition. His work has been featured on ARTBOUND.
The exhibition, will be on view Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, June 23 during MOAH:CEDAR’s regular hours of operation, Thursday through Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Community members are invited to view the art and share photos on Instagram using #MOAHJuried2019. Visitors are also encouraged to vote for their favorite pieces using #MOAHPeoplesChoice, as the artwork with the most votes on Instagram will receive a special prize following the exhibition.