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Creative Fusion 2018

Creative Fusion

14th Annual Junior High & High School Exhibition


April 6 - 27

Reception: April 6, 5:00-7:00pm
Awards announced at 6:00pm

Music by Pleasant Valley High School Jazz Band

Students, teachers, parents and friends gather to enjoy artwork, cast their votes for People’s Choice Award and see who the Juror chooses for cash prizes. For months, students and teachers across Chico have been developing their paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, mixed media and sculptures. Now, Chico’s art teacher’s top choices are shared for the rest of us to enjoy! Come see creative minds at work.

Brought to you by Graham Hutton and Made in Chico

The Juror

This year’s juror is Jennifer Spangler, Co-Director of The Northern California Arts Project (NCAP), a regional center of The California Arts Project (TCAP). Part of the California Subject Matter Project, NCAP/TCAP is a network for K-14 arts educators and exists to improve subject matter competency in all arts disciplines. Spangler served as the Butte County Local Coordinator for the California Alliance for Arts Education. Spangler is also a lecturer at California State University, Chico and Butte Community College where she has taught Art History, Art Appreciation, and Arts Education.

She received her M.A. in Art History at the University of California, Davis in 2003. Before entering the academic field, Spangler consulted with arts organizations and public agencies throughout California to plan and develop arts facilities. Clients included the City of Long Beach, the City of Santa Monica, the San Francisco Arts Commission, BRAVA! For Women in the Arts, The S.F. Mexican Museum, and Shipyard Trust for the Arts at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco.



Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibition Opportunities:
Look for prospectus and entry forms below in the list of exhibits.

Bodies in Motion

Image: James Prinz photographs one of Nick Cave's Soundsuits being performed at SAIC for Vogue Magazine

Bodies In Motion

May 4 - 25

Reception: May 4, 5:00-7:00pm

Body In Motion juried exhibition challenges the way we look at dance traditions by highlighting diverse forms of movement evolving through cultural fusion and trends around the world.

Call for Art


The Puzzle Show

The Puzzle Show

June 15 - 29

Reception: June 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Gallery is transformed by this community-made installation popularized by Titus Woods, Jen Sisk and David Sisk at The Drive By Gallery over two decades ago.


Portrait Revolution

Portrait Revolution

July 6 - 27

Reception: Saturday, July 14, 5:00-8:00pm

Based on the popular international collaborative art project, Julia Kay's Portrait Party and the book, Portrait Revolution, this show encompasses a wide interpretation of what portraiture is–both traditional and contemporary, engaging the viewer with both the person portrayed and the artist. A collaboration with Idea Fab Lab.

Juried Call for Art

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members
Application Deadline: June 10th


Small Works

Small Works

August 3 - 31

Reception: Friday, August 3, 5:00-7:00pm

This is a jury-free, no entry fee exhibit of 12”x 12” artworks by anyone! All are welcome to participate. Collage, assemblage, textile, wire sculpture, paper clay, origami, found objects, you name it! Buy a canvas at our front desk to participate.

Open Call for Art

$20 Canvas available for purchase at our Front Desk
Drop Off: July 28-29


National Juried Exhibition

Image: Painting by Ellen Akimoto

National Juried Exhibition

September 7 - 28

Reception: Friday, September 7, 5:00-7:00pm

This exhibition draws from exemplary artwork from across the United States.

Juried Call for Art

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members
Application Deadline: August 12th


Open Studios Art Tour

Open Studios Art Tour Preview Exhibit

October 5 - 28

Reception: Friday, October 19, 5:00-7:00pm

Gallery exhibit of works by participating Open Studio Art Tour artists. Preview artwork by each artist and plan your self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Butte County. Buy a tour guide and button for entrance to the grand reception party!

Register for OSAT


Open Studios Art Tour

Open Studios Art Tour

Weekends of October 20-21 & 27-28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Open Studios Art Tour is a two-weekend event. Visit Artists in their environment as they welcome you to buy artwork, jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other handcrafts. Over 70 artists participate.

Tour Guide Books are available for purchase at our front desk.

Open Call

Individual Fee: $150
Family Fee: $275
Register by June 15

Sponsored by Heithecker Financial


Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

featuring honored artists Garnetta Finnegan & Paul Feldhaus

November 2 - 23

Reception: Friday, November 2, 5:00-7:00pm

This is an open call for entries. Submit artwork celebrating life and recognizing the value of people, places, animals, happenings, etc. that positively shape our lives. Consider the genres of momento mori, vanitas, or ex-votos. Invite friends to add a photo or offering to the community altar.

Open Call for Art

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members
Drop Off:
Sunday, Oct. 28, 5:00-7:00pm &
Monday, Oct. 29, Noon-4pm
Pick Up: Saturday-Sunday, November 24-25, 10am-4pm


The Gift Show 2018

The Gift Show

December 1 - 28

Reception: Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-1:00pm

Over 20 artists curate their booths and sell handmade goods and artwork for the holiday season. Think global. Buy local.

Rent a Space in the Gallery

Fee: $125-225 per space


Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!

First Impression Sign Co.Sherwin-Williams Heithecker FinancialInterWest Insurance Services, LLC Butte Community College
VenusRose DesignsKnight's Paint Made In Chico Mooney FarmsThe Art House
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