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look here. LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition- Artist Invitation


look here. LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition- Artist Invitation

A collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD, presenting the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert.

Deadline for artist entries is January 24, 2010.


Lancaster, CA December 28, 2010- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, and the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates are currently seeking art entries for “look here.”, LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists of all ages who are current High Desert residents working in all types of fine arts media including nontraditional, electronic and digital media. A number of cash prizes will be awarded. Artist applications and guidelines are available in person at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery or Lancaster City Hall Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts, or online at the museum’s juried exhibition website Submissions must be received by mail or in person by 4 pm on January 24, 2010. Artists will be notified of inclusion on January 26th.

Situated at a threshold between old and new, past and future, LMAG’s twenty-sixth juried art exhibition embraces the idea of being “in between” by expanding to the streets. The exhibition will turn The BLVD into a temporary museum. Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of “look here.” The BLVD itself will be transformed into a connecting gallery through highly recognizable displays and way finding. “look here.” asks the artists of the High Desert to lead the way; to forge a path in creating a collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD which will cross that threshold into the new museum.

“look here.” accepts artwork submissions in any medium, from oil paintings to electronic circuits. The exhibition seeks to present the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert. Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin from the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Los Angeles-based painter Gegam Kacherian will be the jurors for “look here.” and will draw upon their curatorial and art-making experiences to select works for public display at the museum and throughout The BLVD.

The current list of participating BLVD businesses includes: A.V. Bank, A.V. Dance Studio ‘81, Aven’s Furniture, Bandstand Coffee, Bella West Salon, Caramel Pastries, Daisy’s Costumes, Graphic Experience, King Photo Supply/BLVD Today Café, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Perk Place Coffee House, and Sewability. For updated information of participating businesses please visit the LMAG website at

“look here. The 26th Juried Art Exhibition” will be on view February 5-March 27, 2011 with a special opening reception and award presentation on February 4, 2010 beginning at 5 pm. The museum will present exhibition related events and activities that will encourage visitors to interact with and learn from the variety of creative talent on display. For additional information, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or

About the 26th Juried Art Exhibition Jurors

Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin received her BA in Art History from the University of Washington, and her MA in Art History/Museum Studies from the University of Southern California. While her academic studies initially focused on Chinese art history, she has since transitioned to focusing on American art and contemporary art while working at the Pasadena Museum of California Art as the Exhibition Manager. At the PMCA, Ms. Cheng-Lifshin oversees all of the exhibitions and public programs, and has curated the contemporary installations in the PMCA Project Room since 2005. She is also the curator of “Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists,” as well as the forthcoming exhibition on graffiti art, “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas.”

Gegam Kacherian, Los Angeles based artist

Gegam Kacherian was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, and received his BFA from Terlemezian Fine Arts College in 1981. In 2005 he was selected for a visual arts residency at Idyllwild Arts in San Bernardino, California while the previous year he was awarded a residency at the First Jeju International Art Festival in Jeju, Korea. Reviews and articles of his exhibitions can be read in “Art in America” and the “Los Angeles Times,” as well as other publications. Currently his works from the Weisman collection are on view at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the exhibition “Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.” At present, Mr. Kacherian is preparing for his third solo show scheduled for October 2011 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, California at Bergamot Station.

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

General Information- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is located in Lancaster, California at 44801 North Sierra Highway, one-half block southwest of Lancaster Boulevard and across the street (west) from the downtown Metrolink depot. For more information about LMAG and its programming, call (661) 723-6250 or log on

Museum Hours and Admission- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; it is closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions. Admission is free, except to specially ticketed events.

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