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Cal State L.A. Art Professor Awarded
a Los Angeles Fellowship Grant
California State University, Los AngelesÂ Art Professor Jack Butler (South Pasadena resident) was recently awarded a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, totaling $10,000, for the year 2004-2005.
Butler comments, ÂThis award, as you know, is a very prestigious and much sought after award in the fine arts community of Los Angeles. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment and recognition that it brings to both myself and Cal State L.A.Â
As part of the COLA Cultural Affairs Program award, ButlerÂs artwork will be exhibited along with other winners at the Barnsdall Municipal Gallery on Sunday, May 9, 2004, 2-5 p.m.
ÂThis is foremost an acknowledgement of [Jack ButlerÂs] personal contributions to the professional art world in Los Angeles,Â wrote Ed Forde, chair of the Art Department at Cal State L.A., in a congratulatory letter. Forde noted that the recognition is long overdue in light of ButlerÂs Âyears of dedication and production as a significant visual artist in our community.Â
Jack Butler, who received his bachelorÂs and masterÂs degrees from Cal State L.A., is an artist whose specialty lies in the area of photographic image making. A faculty member at Cal State L.A. since 1988, he is a past recipient of an Individual Artist NEA grant and has had his work exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 25 years. He earned his M.F.A. from UCLA in 1979.
Some of ButlerÂs selected group exhibitions include: ÂShort Stories Los Angeles, digitally enhance narratives,Â The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles; ÂDiverse Visions: Current Work by Art Faculty,Â Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State L.A.; ÂPhotography and Art Interactions Since 1946,Â Los Angeles County Art Museum; ÂJack Butler, 1978-1988,Â Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; ÂPLAN: Photography Los Angeles Now,Â Los Angeles County Museum of Art; ÂProof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1990,Â Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; ÂWith the ÂMediaÂ, Against the ÂMediaÂ,Â Sala Arcs Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, and Long Beach Museum; ÂExtending the Perimeters of Twentieth-Century Photography,Â San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ÂAmerican Photography Today 1984,Â School of Art, University of Denver, Colorado; and ÂCalifornia Colour,Â The Photographers Gallery, London, England. Butler will also be part of a three-person art show at USCÂs Fisher Gallery in February 2004.
California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. The CSU: A leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.