In the visual arts a cityscape, or urban landscape, is an artistic representation of the physical aspects of a city or urban area. It is the urban equivalent of a landscape. The built environment is an important aspect of landscape study and helps us to understand the design elements of public spaces and of private dwellings.
In Structurally Speaking we offer works from our collection in a variety of styles that represent the urban landscape.
Often my ceramic work has been decorated with imagery based on local flora, or that from travels worldwide. Yet, as I sketch these plants outdoors, I haven’t ignored the presence of bird life, mentally noting the birds’ shapes, colors and interactions with the setting. The choice of birds as a subject has increased my admiration of these flying feathered forms and will, perhaps, inspire your curiosity of them as well.
Enjoy the flight!
The West End Photo Invitational features the winners of the West End Photo Open held in 2019, Steven Cahill, Tom Cypert and Aline Mare. They will inspire the region with an engaging selection of artworks and a celebration of artists who use photography as their medium.
Chaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The first Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit opened on October 25, 1941 and included work from 61 artists. In the catalogue for the exhibit it stated, “Two paintings will be purchased this year-an oil and a watercolor. In ten years we fully expect to have in Chaffey’s Permanent Collection the finest showing of contemporary American art on the Pacific Coast”.
The paintings in this exhibit are the purchase prize award winners and paintings that were gifted by artists to Chaffey during the first ten years.
CCMA has chosen eleven of our members who have received recognition for their artwork from the Museum. Their artwork shows a diversity in style and medium. The artists include Steven Cahill, Dee Marcellus Cole, Cynthia J. Dunlap, Sumi Foley, Margaret Goodward, Helen Hayes, Karen Ruth Karlsson, Susan Mach, Andree Mahoney, Sylvia Megerdichian, and Janet Wright.
Please join us in this celebration of art.