An Open, All Media, Juried Show open to all ArtCenter Members
On Display January 3-January 26
Opening Reception January 4, 5:00-7:00
We’re delighted to feature the work of our very talented members in this annual, all media, juried exhibit.
|Cardboard & Paper
|Best in 3D
|Rustling in the Wind
Juror George Zebot
Bio George Zebot was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His work and travel have taken him to over eighty countries. He served in Viet Nam and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer. George was faculty at Chapman University, Saddleback College, department chair at Laguna College of Art and Design and currently professor emeritus at the California State University, Long Beach. He also served on the faculty of the University of the West Indies, Basseterre, St Kitts and Pannasastra University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. George was awarded the 1999 Rotary International Grant for University Teachers in Developing Countries. In 2001 he spent time in the Cofan village of Zabalo in the Ecuadorian Amazon and in 2002 he returned from Viet Nam and the hill tribe region near the Laotian and Chinese borders 200 kilometers west of Hanoi. He is a recipient of the prestigious Beyond War Peace Award and in 2006 was invited as part of University of Oxford Round Table colloquium which he was unable to attend because of his wedding in French Polynesia. George is a recipient of the Dawn Magazine Distinguished Faculty Award and from 2008 and again in 2009. He was part of the Art and Social Action in Cambodia program where he worked with underserved populations of HIV positive children and girls rescued from trafficking. In 2010 he was commissioned by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust at ORA-83 which was cited by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as one of the country’s most vital archaeological sites. During the summer of 2017 he was Artist in Residence at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Fredriksted, St Croix and moderated workshops with youth from the island. In 2018 he returned to Fredriksted on a public mural project and in June, 2019 was awarded Best in Show at the Totally Natural juried exhibition at the Venice Florida Art Center. During 2021 he curated Left Coast Connections Exhibition at Ringling College Englewood Art Center and in 2022 received a Gold Medal in the Veterans Administration National Creative Arts Competition in the Combat Experience Category. And in 2023 George was awarded First Place at the Sarasota Annual Juried Regional Show. Since relocating to Florida he has exhibited as faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design. The cities of Los Angeles and Newport Beach both awarded him commendations. George has a gold medal from SILA with merits form the Society of Illustrators and Art Directors Clubs of New York, a Lulu Award, and second and third place medals at the IGI Exhibition.
He exhibited at the Centre International D’Art Contemprorain in Paris. Commissions include CBS, Honda, Yamaha, Westinghouse, the National Football League, Princess Cruises, Oakridge Boys, Allergan Pharmacueticals, and the Coastkeeper Foundation. His biography has been listed in The New York Art Review, Who’s Who in American Art, Contemporary Graphic Artists and The Dictionary of International Biography. His poetry has twice been published in The Dan River Anthology and and authored a short story on The Sharks of French Polynesia. His memoir Savage Travel was published in 2023 and in 2021 George was awarded a Gold Medal at the VA Bay Pines Regional Creative Arts Festival for poetry and a Gold Medal for Black and White Photography. Between 1970-1982 he competed on the professional beach volleyball tour and participated as an instructor with Nike Innercity Youth Program.