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News 2017

Sun Mountain Wild Vision
New small book release, Fall 2017
Available at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.
Coming soon to Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur.
Available online, shop.


Entry into the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts
"the Sun Never Sets, 3" is now a part of the Museum of Photographic Arts permanent collection. I'm honored to have my artwork in this important collection and be a part of the mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film, and video.


Exhibitions

Hózhó
Beauty and Harmony with Nature
A group exhibition at the David Brower Center
March 2 - May 23, 2018
Artist Reception |  Friday evening, March 2
Info | visit David Brower Center.

Fresh stART
February 3, 2018
Fundraising Exhibition for programs that provide arts-related therapies or opportunities to underserved children in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the McCall Family Foundation, fresh stART is a one-night art show to benefit youth art programs and stimulate the arts by providing potential collectors with a personal connection to both established and emerging artists.
Info | Visit McCall Art Advisory.

Museum of Photographic Arts
Photo Auction
October 14, 2017
I'm pleased to have artwork available in the Photo Auction with proceeds benefiting the Museuem of Photographic Arts. Join MOPA for Photo Auction 2017, the visionary event of the year with curated international photography experiences and culinary sensations. All proceeds from the auction will directly support MOPA as a leading center for visual learning.
Click here for to learn more about the MOPA event.

The Photography Show
presented by AIPAD
March 30-April 2, 2017
Pier 94 | New York City

Kopeikin Gallery
Booth 412

Artworks on view from the series Meta-Landscapes and Visual Ambient Drones, and new artworks from Seeing the Fields of Seeing.


Jason Engelund selected to exhibit artworks in Boundless: A California Invitational
at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Jason Engelund has been selected to exhibit artworks in Boundless: A California Invitational. The exhibition will be the third triennial invitational at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) following State of Mind, 2010 and Staking Claim, 2013. The triennial invitational exhibitions highlight the work of contemporary photographers who reside in California.

Engelund’s photographic based artworks were nominated for the invitational and selected for the shortlist by Deborah Klochko, MOPA’s Executive Director and Joey Herring, Assistant Curator.

Engelund’s statement regarding the artworks to be featured at the Museum of Photographic Arts:

The artworks in Meta-Landscapes & Visual Ambient Drones encompass both the psychological and physical landscapes, together making the meta-landscape. Through these images I explore visual perception and its role in how we make meaning of memory and experience. I use photography as a metaphor for the mind’s camera eye and my process is abstraction. Images are made with film and created in camera through multiple exposure. I compose a piece by taking multiple shots on one film frame and combine together different elements from the seascape and the sun. Considering human experience and metaphors embedded within landscape I begin to trace stories, new mythologies of sea and landscape. A revelation or idea had after long contemplation of the sun and sea might be inspiration for an artwork. While looking out at the sky and ocean, we might recall that the horizon is an illusion and that the sun never sets.

Boundless: A California Invitational
Exhibition Dates: October 15, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado San Diego CA 92101
MOPA.org

 

 

Community and Social Practices, News

Jason Engelund and partnering Chabot Elementary School awarded Arts Education Grant from Crayola

Jason Engelund and partnering Chabot Elementary School awarded Arts Education Grant from Crayola for the program “Contemporary Voices on Teaching Art”.

Chabot Elementary School was one of 20 elementary schools in the U.S. selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)  to receive the grant, which will fund innovative programs aimed at fostering children's critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills. The Champion Creatively Alive Children grants are intended to help schools build creative capacity, nurture children's creativity and inspire other schools to do the same.

Through the work of Mr. Jason Engelund, a Chabot parent/local artist collaborating with the school district, Chabot Elementary and Principal Vivienne Paratore, Chabot Elementary School received a monetary grant and Crayola products.

“My art practice includes a social aspect. I collaborate and work with communities to infuse the arts in people's daily lives, to bring aesthetic awareness to our everyday life and thinking. I think our world needs to slow down and learn to get back in touch with our senses and with reflection. Helping at the elementary school level is a great place to do that.” Engelund is a founding member of the California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life where he worked for eleven years developing programs for artists, architects, designers and writers to collaborate with communities to address social and humanitarian needs.

In the grant funded program “Contemporary Voices on Teaching Art” Engelund will provide all teachers at Chabot with monthly professional development workshops in best practices in arts education, arts integration pedagogy and highly relevant, contemporary arts approaches that range from developing perceptual skills and cultural context, to making informed aesthetic judgments that derive meaning from art. To sustain the impact of the project Engelund is designing the Arts Resources for Teachers or A.R.T.s online resource. The A.R.T.s website provides teaching the arts resources and resources in visual art, theater, music, drama and literary arts with an emphasis on grades K-5. The website is shared with all teachers in the Castro Valley Unified School District and is available to the public. The website is being workshopped in the professional development meetings and will be finalized in 2017.

"Chabot Elementary School serves as an excellent model for enhanced arts education in elementary schools.  Chabot Elementary School's staff is to be commended for efforts in increasing art education in elementary school," said Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi.

"Crayola believes that for students to reach their full potential and grow into self-motivated learners, their creativity and critical thinking skills must be nurtured. We believe children develop these 21 st century skills when educators ignite their imaginations through art infused education," said Smith Holland, Crayola president and chief executive officer.

To view the complete list of the 20 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant recipients, visit www.crayola.com