Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition: All Media 2019



Saturday, September 7–Saturday, October 26

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 7, 4–6 p.m.
Awards Presentation: 5 p.m.

The annual All Media exhibition showcases artwork from Southern California artists. Works include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, video, installation, and more.

Participating Artists:
Luciana Abait • Julia Alexander-Bates • Mary Allan • Norman Aragones • Christine Atkinson • Renee Azenaro • Henry Bell • Sienna Browne • Blair Cahill • Cheryl Chan • Michael Chesler • Taliny Chhung • Hazel Hyegyoung Choo • Helen Cox • Carol Daley • Victoria Deneroff • Jamee Eaton • Fred Emmert • Anita Enriquez • Katlin Evans • Kaloust Guedel • Steven Hampton • S. P. Harper • Susan Hazard • Fred Hope • Austin Irving • Jeongmyo Kim • Linda King • Ronald Knepper • Nadim Kurani • Sandra Lauterbach • Claire Livingston • C. Matthew Luther • Kiara Machado • Mahtab Mohammadi • Donna Morin • Charlene Mosley • Annalise Neil • Kyong Boon Oh • Richard Parker • Steve Pollard • Laura Roberts • Alain Rogier • Corliss Rose and John Lemieux Rose • Pamela Rush • Michele Sherlock • Carl Shubs • Threadwinners • Naeim Vahedi • Riley Waite • Michael Weitzman • Caroline Yoo • Stephen Yoon • Liang Zhang 

About the Juror:
Constance Mallinson is a nationally renowned artist, writer, and curator. Her artworks have been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pomona College Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and National Academy of Sciences. Her writings have been featured in Art in America, X-TRA, Fabrik, Artillery, and The Times Quotidian.

Irvine Fine Arts Center Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Admission, parking, and opening reception are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information on our exhibitions, visit or call 949-724-6880.

Image credit (clockwise): Christine Atkinson, Sandra Lauterbach, Naeim Vahedi, and Carol Daley


The Third in a Series of Exhibitions


Monday, September 23-Friday, October 11

City Hall Lobby

HAVING BEEN THERE explores the various reasons — poetic, pragmatic, conscious, and unconscious — that influence the photographs we make, and why some images resonate with us more than others. The exhibition uses the contact sheet (a photographic print made by placing negatives in direct contact with light-sensitive paper) as a point of departure to reflect upon what kinds of images are most meaningful to us among the numerous photographs we make and see in our daily lives.

The exhibition pairs contact sheets with a select photograph in order to highlight the editing process of each individual photographer, all of whom use the Irvine Fine Arts Center as a primary lab. By presenting contact sheets next to polished finished prints, HAVING BEEN THERE asks viewers to consider how they decide what moments they archive through their own photographs.

Participating Artists:
Carlo Andaya • Jesse Childers • Karla Fandel • Peter Hegedus • Victor Hernandez • George Katzenberger • Christine Lee Smith • Nalini Persaud • Christopher San Nicolas • Faisal Tisnes

City Hall Lobby Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Admission and parking are free. City Hall is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606. For more information on Irvine Fine Arts Center exhibitions, call 949-724-6880.

Image credit: Karla Fandel, untitled, c. 2000, silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 in.