The Art of Self

“The Art of the Self”
November 1 – December 15, 2018

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
in the Fine Art Gallery, Room 108

The importance of individuality grew in popularity after the Renaissance and with it, self-portraiture exploded into genre of its own. Today, self-portraiture still thrives as a means of practice as well as exercising self-examination and introspection. “The Art of the Self” will examine the practice of self-portraiture through the lens and eyes of contemporary artists, exploring the significance of the age-old tradition and the therapeutic power held within.

There is nothing more intimate than our own perspective on ourselves. The artists working today in contemporary art will show us through the tradition of self portraits how they see themselves, both literally and metaphorically.

Exhibiting artists will include: Kent Twitchell, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Bret Price, Sarah Elise Abramson, Parker Jackson, F. Scott Hess, Jennifer King, Michael Ziobrowski, Parker Day, Devora Orantes, Suzanne Walsh, Michael C. Hsiung, Yuki Toy, Kerri Sabine-Wolf, Suzanne Shifflett, Tony Pinto, Peter Zokosky, Shay Bredimus, Serena Potter, Kevin Nocerino, Dwora Fried, Matthew Hance, Michelle Lepori, Virginia Broersma, Andres Saucedo, James Thistlethwaite, Chloe Allred, Eric L. Jones, Jane Brucker, Amy Runyen, Ana Sanchez, Kristine Schomaker, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Juliana Rico, Sara Haase, Jillian Vondy, Craig Skibs Barker, Quang Le, Robin Johnson, Jennie Cotterill, Bradford J. Salamon, Sydney Walters, Sandy Bradley, Ray Vargas, Adam DeVito, and more.

***Complimentary parking for the opening reception. No campus reciting that day.***

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appointment: (714) 895-8316

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Or by appointment
Contact (714) 895-8316

Gallery Location
GWC Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building, Rm 108
15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA
(Best parking on Gothard St., Lot “I”)

The Gallery is located in the Fine Arts building on the first floor building 29


Golden West holds six exhibits which include a Juried Student Art Show in April and May.


Volunteers are needed in the Fine Arts Gallery to greet patrons and answer questions. Contact the Foundation Office at 714-895-8316 for more information.

As a Friend of the Arts at Golden West College, you will enjoy many special benefits including complimentary refreshments at all Theater department plays, invitations to opening night festivities for various Performing and Fine Arts events, guest lectures and demonstrations, and invitations to backstage and costume shop tours.

For just $25, you can join a Friends group, or for $100, you can become a member of all five!

If you have any questions please contact the GWC Foundation 714-895-8316.