Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) – California Biennial



Put this one in your calendars, you won't want to miss this huge survey of California's rock-star contemporary artists.  That's right, it's time for OCMA'S  California Biennial.  This year promises to be like none other.  Their savvy curator Sarah Bancroft has searched long and hard for California's finest. Here is some info on the show:



 October 24, 2010-March 13, 2011  


The Orange County Museum of Art proudly announces the upcoming 2010 California Biennial. The Biennial exhibitions are a cornerstone of OCMA's program and highly anticipated by art enthusiasts and the art world alike. The Biennial exhibition continues OCMA's four-decade history of presenting new developments in contemporary art and identifying new talent on the verge of national and international recognition. 


2010 California Biennial Artists:

David Adey, Agitprop, Gil Blank, Nate Boyce, Luke Butler, Juan Capistran, Zoe Crosher, Brian Dick, Dru Donovan, Mari Eastman, Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab, Carlee Fernandez, Finishing School, Eve Fowler, Rebecca Goldfarb, Katy Grannan, Alexandra Grant, Sherin Guirguis, Drew Heitzler, Violet Hopkins, Alex Israel, Glenna Jennings, Barry MacGregor Johnston, Vishal Jugdeo, Stanya Kahn, Andy Kolar, Jennifer Locke, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Tom Mueske, Tucker Nichols, Camilo Ontiveros, Nikki Pressley, Andy Ralph, Will Rogan, Paul Schiek, Taravat Talepasand, Wu Tsang, Zlatan Vukosavljevic, Nina Waisman, Flora Wiegmann, Allison Wiese, Lisa Williamson, David Wilson, Patrick Wilson, and John Zurier. 

Exhibition Information

The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues the Orange County Museum of Art’s four-decade long history of presenting new developments in California art. In 2008, the museum presented works by more than 50 artists and, for the first time, incorporated off-site projects with collaborating venues from Tijuana to Northern California. 

The 2010 California Biennial promises to be similarly full of artists, energy, accomplishments, and surprises. A fully-illustrated catalogue published by the Orange County Museum of Art will accompany this exhibition. 

2010 California Biennial is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Sarah Bancroft. The 2010 California Biennial is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Major support for the California Biennial catalogue is provided by the Segerstrom Foundation. Additional exhibition support is provided by Barbara and Victor L. Klein, Toby Devan Lewis, and the Nimoy Foundation. Media support is provided by The Armory Show, KPCC FM 89.3, and OC Weekly.


Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Main Museum: (949) 759-1122



Joanna Grasso, Contributing Writer

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