Jones Art Gallery

Jones Art Gallery main entrance marquee

The Jones Gallery is committed to showing a diverse range of visual art produced by contemporary artists living and working outside of Kern County with annual shows devoted to the artworks of Bakersfield College art students, Kern County High School art students (The Panorama Invitational) and a biannual show of the work of the Bakersfield College Fine Arts Faculty.

Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30PM - 5:00PM

"Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition 2024"

Exhibition will be on display in the Jones Art Gallery from March 18 - April 18, 2024.

The Fall 2024 hours are Monday & Wednesday: 9:30AM-11:00AM; Tuesday & Thursday 12:30PM - 5:00PM

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is pleased to present the 2024 Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition. The exhibition is a juried show of over 80 Bakersfield College student-made artworks created in BC art courses using media ranging from charcoal drawings, acrylic paintings, photography, graphic design, ceramics, video and many others. The artwork was juried by London based artist Jaime Gili.

An Opening Reception will be held Thursday March 21st, 4:00-7:00PM in the Jones Art Gallery

Art Student Exhibition 2024; March 18-April28

"The Panorama Art Invitational 2024 Exhibit"

Exhibition will be on display in the Jones Art Gallery from February 5 - March 7, 2024.

The Fall 2023 hours are Monday & Wednesday: 9:30AM-11:00AM; Tuesday & Thursday 2:00PM - 5:00PM

The Jones Art Gallery would like to invite you to  the 2024 Panorama Invitational Exhibit. For nearly 20 years Bakersfield College has been partnering with Kern Country High Schools to highlight outstanding work. The exhibition has a variety of art from students in grades 9-12 displaying a wonderful range of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and multimedia pieces.

An Opening Reception will be held Thursday February 8th, 4:00-7:00PM in the Jones Art Gallery

The Panorama Art Invitational 2024 Exhibit; exceptional artwork by Kern County High Schools

"2023 Bakersfield College Art Faculty Exhibition"

Exhibition will be on display in the Jones Art Gallery from Oct. 26 - Nov. 30, 2023.

The Fall 2023 hours are Monday - Thursday: 2:00 - 5:00PM

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery present an exhibition of current work from Art Faculty of Bakersfield College. The work ranges from fine art concepts to commercial and includes mediums from drawing, painting, sculpture, and textile to photography, video, and digital media. Each Art Faculty is displaying work representing their discipline and expertise.

Join us Thursday, October 26 for a special Round Table discussion and opening reception:

Schedule of events (Oct.26):

  • Round Table discussion: 2:40 - 3:40PM (FA8)
  • Opening Reception: 4:00 - 7:00PM (Jones Art Gallery)

2023 Art Faculty Exhibition; October 26 - November 30

"Monte, by Jamie Gili"

The exhibition will be on view from September 7th - October 12th, 2023  (M-TH 2-5 pm)
Artist Lecture and reception Thursday, September 7th, 2:30PM-7:00PM

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is excited to present Monte, a solo exhibition by London-based, Venezuelan born artist Jaime Gili. This body of work represents a conceptual focus on the tangible world around us by way of abstract representations. The paintings reflect a long history of Latin American geometric abstraction that are meant to be experienced in a unique, contemporary display. The colors and textures of the work produce an experience meant to engage the viewer in contemplation of a green space, such as a garden or jungle. Personal interpretation, perspective, and history will all play a vital role in the perception of this unique installation.

Jaime Gili Monte Exhibition

"2023 Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition"

2023 Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition: March 30th - May 4th, 2023 (M-TH 2-5 pm)
Opening reception Thursday, March 30th, 4:00PM-7:00PM

The directors of the Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery are pleased to present the 2023 Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition. The exhibit includes student-made artwork created in Bakersfield College art courses in media ranging from charcoal drawings, acrylic paintings, photography, graphic design, ceramics, video and many others. The work was juried by California-based artist and educator Audia Yvonne Dixon.

The Wylie and May Louise Jones Gallery is located at Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive Bakersfield, CA 93305. The gallery is situated in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library on the college's main campus.

2023 Bakersfield College Art Student Exhibition

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