At the Louie-Meager Art Gallery
Smith Center, Fremont Campus
April 15 – May 14, 2019

Presenting student art work in sculpture, glass, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D Design, photography, painting, drawing, and graphic arts.

Artist reception and awards presentation: Tuesday, April 23, 12-1pm.
The gallery is free and open to the public on M/W 11am - 4pm and T/TH 10am - 4pm.

Many thanks to our guest juror, Carolina Gainey-Vejar, for selecting the work.

Carolina Gainey-Vejar is the University Art Gallery Curator at Cal State East Bay, in Hayward. She is a local east bay artist with a personal commitment to supporting the arts and networking with other emerging artists. She began working as an art handler and lighting technician in 2012 and then received her BFA from Cal State East Bay in 2014.

Carolina has a passion for curating and coordinating art shows and when she is not curating, she is usually hard at work on her own art projects, collaborating on murals, or instructing/hosting private paint parties for people of all ages.

Carolina hand builds clay sculptures which are usually inspired by nature, anthropomorphic figures, and effects of man made objects on the environment. She also has a background in photography, and often works with watercolors, acrylics, mixed media collage, and sculpture.
She can be contacted at Instagram: @octolady_art

Past Exhibits:

For Love Eternal - Photographic exhibition by Ohlone College student Aaron Godwin

Artist Statement

Over this brief journey, photography has lead to many different encounters, experiences, and continues to carry me forward. Making meaningful connections with people has always been my ambition. For me, photography is the mechanism for that purpose. To enter into a world, or scene, or somebody's life I would otherwise have no communication with is a great privilege. That kind of intimacy transcends photography, it deconstructs the barrier between the observer and subject leaving us vulnerable, but also as participants of humanity, and not solely recorders of it. This project began as a type of therapy to reconcile a deep rooted anger and pain. I returned to the area I  grew up and sought sanctuary in a place I hated but felt bound too. I think Faulkner said it better than I ever could, "You don't love because: you love despite, not for the virtues, but despite the faults."

NEWARK CAMPUS Learning Resource Center through Thursday, February 28, 2019.

The Good Brothers - An historical photo exhibit saluting the spectacular role sports has played in accelerating and influencing integration in the face of segregation. This exhibit focuses on the football program at San Jose State University in the 1950's and 60's and is curated by gallery student Urla Hill.  


Chuck Alexander, whose photographs are on display, played a couple of great seasons at wide receiver for Los Angeles City College before transferring to San Jose State College in 1955. He opted out of chasing a career with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, deciding to finish his B.A. in Sociology, instead. Alexander spent his career working as a probation officer for the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections.

Robert Poynter won back-to-back-to-back California state titles at 220 yards as a sprinter at Pasadena High School (1955 and ’56) and Pasadena City College (1957). Under SJS track coach Lloyd BudWinter, his career took an exciting upturn: Behind teammate Ray Norton, Poynter became the No.-2 ranked sprinter in the world in 1959 and ’60. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education from San Jose State, and a M.A. in education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Past Exhibition 2019

Richard Keely and Anna O’Cain: Recent Works.

Exhibition dates: November 19, 2018 through February 14, 2019

TO DO - A Mending Project

Thursday, February 14, 2019 10am-4pm

Free workshop lead by artists Anna O'Cain, Siobhán Arnold, and Michelle Montjoy, encouraging mending actions as a mode of sustainability and creative community engagement. The visiting artists will guide community participants in acts of repair, such as, knitting holes in sweaters, mending clothes, repairing jewelry, changing flat tires and joining in simple activities like breathing or reading silently together.

Bring your mending to the gallery and join the conversation! https://todomendingproject.org/