RAM 2017 Members’ Exhibition, California Tales: Real or Imagined
Riverside CA – The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) proudly presents the 2017 Members’ Exhibition | California Tales: Real or Imagined, running June 30 – August 18, 2017, with a free, open-to-the-public Awards Reception on Thursday, July 6, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for the 2017 Members’ Exhibition, RAM’s yearly exhibit to show off artwork by RAM’s many talented artist-members. This year, artists are invited to respond to the theme of California Tales: Real or Imagined. Explore the real and made-up legends of California. California is diverse in a variety of ways, from geography and ecology to people and histories. There’s a wealth of topics to explore: Yosemite, the Mojave Desert, the Salton Sea, how California got its name, Ramona, Native Americans, missions, the Gold Rush, Zorro, earthquakes and earthquake weather, Hollywood, Route 66, Dark Watchers, and so much more. Celebrate some of the myths and legends, as well as factual histories, surrounding the Golden State. Artists are welcome to address the theme in any way they choose.
“RAM has a strong history of showcasing the talent in our region,” says RAM Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge. “This is a popular show as it demonstrates the breadth of artistic expression here. We can’t wait to see what is submitted.”
Awards given at the reception will include: Best of Show, Jury Award, and Honorable Mentions. Winners will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work at RAM and other spaces in the city during the following year.
RAM will be presenting our own take on California Tales via Myth & Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. So please visit us again in September.
The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts. RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 60-plus-year-old, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org. Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/riversideartmuseum), Twitter (RAMRiverside), Instagram (@riversideartmuseum), Snapchat (ram_riverside), and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/ramarts).