Volunteering Offers Surprises

I started volunteering for the Carnegie in the winter of 2018. I complained to my college counselor about having no outlets during my winter break and she told me about the Carnegie, told me it was right next to the police department so my parents wouldn’t have to worry about me being unsafe. She called theContinue reading “Volunteering Offers Surprises”


Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, NY), 1963 © Gordon Parks Foundation In This Time is a juried exhibition for the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries that seeks to explore creative responses to the current state of our communities, our nation and our world. Throughout history, artists have confronted, examined and responded to the issues of their moment. Today,Continue reading “CALL FOR ENTRIES: “In This Time””

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED — Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass

The Carnegie Arts Center is currently calling for entries from artists who work in any ceramic or glass media. The entry deadline is extended to THURSDAY, 2/27 – don’t delay! Firing Imagination is a juried exhibition that will highlight the demanding technical aspects and wide variety of creative exploration possible in these challenging media. EntriesContinue reading “ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED — Firing Imagination: Contemporary Ceramics & Glass”

Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski

The Carnegie Arts Center announces an exciting exhibition of paintings by Jamey Brzezinski on view now through March 22, 2020. Once each year the Carnegie presents an exhibition with a Central Valley focus, celebrating artists who have had a significant impact on the regional art scene. This year the Carnegie is pleased to highlight theContinue reading “Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski”

New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes

Two new exhibitions open in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries We are excited to present two new exhibitions opening in the Lobby Galleries this month that amplify and explore the idea of heroism. The exhibitions will be on view from October 16, 2019 through January 26, 2020. In the Lower Lobby is Heroes RealContinue reading “New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes”

Pastel Presentations this Spring

The Carnegie Arts Center is offering two exciting opportunities to learn more about the pastel medium in conjunction with the current exhibition The Fine Art of Pastels (on view through May 26). Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. is a presentation by artist Ginny Burdick whose work is included on the exhibition. Ginny lives andContinue reading “Pastel Presentations this Spring”

Call to Pastel Artists!

Call for Entries, Deadline: February 3, 2019 The Fine Art of Pastels is a juried exhibition meant to highlight both the demanding technical aspects and the lively spirit inherent in this popular medium.  Entries will be accepted from throughout the United States. The exhibition will be juried by well-known pastel artist Terri Ford.  More thanContinue reading “Call to Pastel Artists!”

Photo Awards Announced

With the opening reception just around the corner, juror Ted Orland has made selections for the awards in the Valley Focus: On Photography show. Be sure to join us on Thursday, January 18, from 5-8 p.m. to celebrate! Award winners are: Best of Show: Michael Frye (Mariposa), Orchard with Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley AwardsContinue reading “Photo Awards Announced”

Valley Focus: On Photography

In a series of annual exhibitions called Valley Focus, the Carnegie Arts Center has celebrated the variety of artistic creativity found in California’s Central Valley. This year the show features works by the area’s most accomplished photographers. From more than 250 entries, 80 pieces by 48 individual artists were selected, representing the very best imagesContinue reading “Valley Focus: On Photography”

New Exhibition: Pacific Currents

Pacific Currents is a juried, all media exhibition that seeks to explore the variety of ways contemporary artists have been inspired or influenced by the arts of Asia. From the adoption of Japanese ceramic techniques in 17th century porcelain to the wild enthusiasm shown by Impressionist painters for Japanese woodblock prints, Western artists have longContinue reading “New Exhibition: Pacific Currents”