Lynda A. N. Reyesatthe Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

LA Artist Lynda A. N. Reyeswillparticipate in the National Juried Exhibition themed “Memory and Perception”at the MarinMuseum of Contemporary Art from November 17 until December 23, 2018.  The museum is located at 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949, just North of San Francisco, California.  The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, November 17, from 5 to 7 pm.

Her featured oil painting,“LACMA: Inside Looking Out” was chosen by juror Alan Bamberger, an internationally known art consultant, writer and art reviewer based in San Francisco.  There were entries received from 448 artists from all over the US with a total of 1,509 artworks entered and 49 were chosen for theexhibit representing a wide array of media such as photography, painting, fiber and sculpture.

According to MarinMOCA, “Memory and Perception” is an exhibit that reveals how artists interpret the world around and within them. All artists integrate their life experiences into their artwork, consciously or unconsciously, often incorporating what they see and sense in the present with their memories of the past.”Lynda gives a vivid and poignant statement of herpainting:There is a great deal of loneliness waiting to erupt in me. The “LACMA; Inside Looking Out” is me. I find myself inside and always looking outside. As I reach out from the darkness of the inside and looking into the brightness of the sunlight outside, I realize I can only remain inside and merely look outside. I continue to see myself in the dark but I always aim for the light.

Those who have been following her will note that thisoil painting was also included in her Solo Exhibit at the Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center in Burbank last July of this year.

Lynda has had 6 museumexhibitsinCalifornia,Wisconsin,Louisiana,Pennsylvaniaand Montanaand has had participatedinnationaljuriedshowsinBerkeley,LosAngeles,San Francisco,Burbank,ShermanOaks,Tarzana,Sta.Monica,Glendale,Brea inOrangeCountyandininternationalshowsinKentucky,Canada, Maryland,Wisconsin,ColoradoandNewYork. This is her second museum exhibit in Northern California. In 2013, her award winning oil portrait “Amzan and Api”was featured in an exhibit at the National SteinbeckMuseum in Salinas.

Her lengthy resume attest to her extensive expertise in the arts,not just in paintingbut alsoin arthistory, authorship and education. She has served as Juror for a national exhibit, and as Panelist for the Visual Arts Grants Category for the City of Los Angeles and for the Diamond Awards for the City of Glendale. She has taught Art History at Glendale College, Santa Monica College, Pasadena City College, East LA College and Rio Hondo College. As a California Arts Council grant artist, she was a resource person for the visual arts for the Glendale Unified School District. Lynda is known in the international academia for her book “The Textiles of Southern Philippines” and for her published studies in Philippine ethnic art. She was Professor of Humanities at the University of the Philippines in Manila. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts major in painting, from the CHS in the Philippines and took graduate studies in Philippine art history at the University of the Philippines. She is one of the 48 recipients of an International Fellowship Award from the American Association of University Women while pursuing her MA in Art History from Northern Illinois University.Lyndamaintainsherstudioandgalleryin Glendale,California.

The only contemporary art museum in Marin County, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. The Museum is a vibrant arts center located at Hamilton Field that provides art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists.It maintains a supportive and collaborative environment for artists where they work and create “what’s next” in the visual arts.

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