2016 Exhibitions


MFA Biennial

The 3rd MFA Biennial Exhibition was on display from January 23 to March 11, 2016. Fresh and introspective, this exhibition featured bodies of artwork from a selection of Masters of Fine Arts students attending local schools and universities. As this biennial show has transformed into another proud tradition at the Brea Art Gallery, this third collaboration expanded to include exceptional artists from CalArts, CSUN, CSUB, UCLA, and Otis in addition to continuing relationships with CSUF, CSULB, CGU, and UCI. A diverse collection of works including painting, installation, video, photography, and sculpture illustrated the broad range of artwork being made by these dedicated students of the arts.


Made in California

California artists unite to represent the Golden State in this yearly juried exhibition. After over three decades, this show has become a household name when speaking of California art. Working in a huge array of mediums and styles, these artists explore the creative movements happening within our great state. With over a thousand entries annually, artists in all stages of their careers compete for a number of prizes, namely the highly sought after solo show opportunity.

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Social Subconscious

Thought provoking works fill this invitational exhibition, shedding light on both local and global topics of concern, from pollution to homelessness. More and more, contemporary artists are using their craft, whether it be traditional mediums such as painting or community engagement projects, to approach these issues. By highlighting artists working in the realm of socially-engaged art, the Gallery hopes to show the potential for art to have an influential voice, while evoking thoughts, emotions, and questions within the viewer.


48th Annual Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition

Beautiful and awe-inspiring, this annual exhibition featured one hundred of the finest watercolor works from around the world chosen by juror Robbie Laird. Leaders in the traditional transparent watercolor technique, Watercolor West continues to partner with the City of Brea Art Gallery to share their love of this mesmerizing medium.