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BRAND FORTY THREE

WORKS ON PAPER Forty Third Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper September 26, 2015 through October 31, 2015

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BRAND FORTY THREE

WORKS ON PAPER Forty Third Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper September 26, 2015 through October 31, 2015 Sponsored by Brand Associates In cooperation with Glendale Library, Arts & Culture


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rand Associates are deeply grateful to our contributors for their generosity and support of the arts in our community

SPONSORS MARY LOUISE BRAND SPONSOR ($2,500 - $4,999) Glendale Adventist Medical Center Arlene Vidor NATHANIEL DRYDEN PATRONS ($1,000 - $2,999) Mary Jamora Tufenkian Fine Arts JEWEL SUPPORTERS ($500 - $999) Alen Malekian PEACOCK SUPPORTERS (Up to $250) Marie Fish Lislotte Koerner Mary L. Owens Schnore John & Daphne Lee Nancy Call Dowey Greg Grammer and Simon Wright Carolyn Meduski Janice Peterson Irena Raulinaitis Laurel Lee Anderson Morgan Stanley and Jonathan McLean Judy Walker and Peter Clemens Elaine Wilkerson Carolyn and Art Flemming

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WELCOME TO BRAND 43 Welcome to our 43rd Annual Works on Paper Exhibition! Last year we celebrated the opening of the rehabilitated Brand Library. This year our focus of appreciation is the Brand Library Art Galleries, one of the region’s most unique and celebrated municipal gallery spaces. The galleries, both Skylight and Atrium, were added to the library by the City of Glendale in 1969. The Brand Associates, the library’s non-profit arm, began mounting annual juried exhibitions in the space in 1971 and the tradition has continued, building in size and scope over the years. It is fitting that we honor our beloved gallery this year by having our exhibition juried by Los Angeles muralist Kent Twitchell, whose large scale public artwork on buildings all over Southern California, is some of the most recognizable in the country. Twitchell had the task of selecting 68 pieces of artwork out of 890 submitted from all over the country and then choosing six works for special recognition. From this group of six, a committee of the Brand Associates has chosen the Jane Friend Purchase Award winner and the Robert Brown Award winner. We hope you enjoy the show and visit “the Brand” often during its run. Arlene Vidor, President Brand Associates

Judy Walker, Chair Brand 43 Exhibition

Cathy Billings, Supervisor Brand Library & Art Center

JUROR’S STATEMENT Jurying the 43rd National Works on Paper Exhibition has been a privilege. I first heard of “The Brand”, as we called it in 1966, as a college freshman and art major. I will never forget seeing “Miradero” for the first time with my art student friends. We were overwhelmed by the magnificent white building, its minarets and the glistening entrance gates. We sat under the trees in the park and gazed up at the tall palms, the Verdugo Mountains rising up behind the library, and the acres of rolling green grass around us and found it easy to study or just talk in this environment. We could research everything and anything in the Brand Library and found it almost impossible to leave the place. We talked about it when we weren’t there and went as often as we could. It was a dream.

My own art has been shown in the Brand Gallery three or four times, beginning in the 1980s. Now, taking part in the 43rd Works on Paper Exhibition is like circling back to the beginning and gaining a new appreciation of the place. I did not expect to experience so many excellent works of art and wish I could have selected at least twice as many. I have never enjoyed jurying a show more and look forward to seeing the final selections on the walls of the beautiful Brand gallery.

Sometimes a very wealthy citizen leaves a magnificent personal home to a city and when that happens it often results in the most aesthetic public institutions we have. In this case it was Leslie C. Brand, often known as the father of Glendale. The Brand as a public institution was recently opened when I began my regular visits, 59 years ago.

Kent Twitchell

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Jane Friend Purchase Award Elaine M. Erne Beanie Bunny Forgot Her Bungee Cord Graphite pencil on paper, 90 x 40"

Asma AlAhmad Transparant Ink on paper, 36 x 24"

RenĂŠe Amitai Voyage au Bout de la Nuit Monoprint on handmade paper, 18 x 22"

Donna Abbate A Spoken Flower page 39

Robin Adsit Ground and Figure

Colored pencil and paint on book page 16.5 x 12"

Oil and ink on paper, 51 x 62"

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Michele Benzamin-Miki In the middle of my life I came upon a dark forrest... Pencil on paper, 29 x 37"

Robert Brown Award Tamie Beldue Fiction Graphite, watercolor & encaustic, 35.25 x 26.5"

Laura Black Untitled Ink on paper, 7 x 5"

Michele Benzamin-Miki Still Life

Kathleen Ballard Koi Pair

Pencil on paper, 19 x 16"

Watercolor, 20 x 28"

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Art Blom A Marble Colorado Pen and ink, 13.37 x 22.5"

Lorraine Bubar Walking on Water pm Papercut, 29 x 20"

Brian Carney Desert Stalker Ball point pen, 24 x 18"

Laura Black Adamantus Swallowtail Color pencil on illustration board, 7 x 5"

Ian Brownlee Rise of the Vestal Virgins Gouache and pen on paper, 20 x 20"

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Brand Associates Patron Award Kaye Buchman Big Thicket Ink on paper, 82 x 42"

Brand Associates Patron Award RenĂŠe Caouette Dustin Pastel pencils on toned paper, 24 x 18"

Jennifer Celio Nebulae Graphite pencil on Yupo paper, 8 x 6"

Lynn E. Coleman Heart Breakers

Lynne Casal Black, White, Gray

Shredded Divorce Documents, Automotive lacquer, oil paint, 30 x 24"

Charcoal on paper, 35 x 23"

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Romina Del Castillo Black is the color of Vladimir’s Hair Charcoal, pastel, graphite and tempera, 50 x 38"

Chuka Susan Chesney Two Girls Reading Watercolor, collage, 22 x 15"

Olya Dubatova Fragmented Identity

Katie Crown Audience Drawing No.3

Multiple exposure digital photograph, mixed media, 44 x 36"

Charcoal and pencil on paper, 47 x 32 x 2"

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Elaine M. Erne Blinded By The Sight Lithograph, 24 x 18"

Ghislaine Fremaux Untitled [Aaron] Pastel and watercolor on paper, coated in epoxy resin, 8 x 10'

Myra Epstein Tea With Clarice Cliff Watercolor on paper, 20 x 16"

Diana-Sofia Estrada Alexandria, Egypt, in Ruins Colored pencil on paper, 17.25 x 32.25"

Diana Djibirova Self Portrait, in Layers, X Silver paper, pencil, 20 x 16"

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Ruth Gregory Fold the Lily Graphite on paper, 14 x 21"

Nicholas Fedak II Film Noir Archival pigment print, 16 x 20"

Knarik Gevorkyan Under Three Arches Gouache on paper, 19 Inches x 25.5"

Shanna Galloway Patsy Carbon pencil on Rives BFK paper, 25.5 x 19"

Leonard Greco Temptation of Saint Anthony of the Desert Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14"

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IgaĂŤl Gurin-Malous Ruff 1 Photograph, 8 x 11"

Brand Associates Patron Award Amanda Gress Ending Memories Pastel on paper, 36 x 53"

Deanna Glad Point Fermin Linoleum print, 6.5 x 12"

Beverly Grossman Etude IV Mixed media, 22 x 30"

Kristina Hagman Santa Monica Tree One Woodblock print, 12 x 14"

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Adonna Khare Screaming Wolves Carbon pencil on paper, 5 x 4’

Araks Johannes Figure #2 Charcoal pencil, 14 x 7"

Ramon Hurtado The Oracle Red chalk on paper, 18 x 24"

Linsley Lambert Stargazer Pastel, charcoal on paper, 25 x 20"

Leon Loughridge Arroyo Seco Dusk Woodblock, 6.5 x 16.5"

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CL Martin Dancer IX Graphite and charcoal on paper, 55 x 86 cm

Vincent Mattina Undiscovered Country Digital art, 20 x 16"

Tony Lazorko Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow‌ Color woodblock, 11 x 17"

Maryrose C. Mendoza I just had to look Colored pencil on paper, 11.5 x 5"

Kathy McGhee Reminiscence Silkscreen print, 14 x 19.75"

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Chris Perry 147 Ripples: vortex

R. Bruce Muirhead Secret Viewers

Paper, fabric, mirror, gel acetate, 10.25 x 19.5 x 19.5"

Etching/aquatint, 10 x 18"

Alex Queral State of Grace Acrylic on carved phone books, 11 x 9 x 4"

Lynne McDaniel January 2015

Gail Postal Carmen

Charcoal on paper, 9 x 54"

Colored pencil and graphite, 30 x 23"

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Doug Shoemaker Warehouse I

Gregory Radionov The Right to Bear in Arms

Watercolor on paper, 22 x 28.5"

Linocut print on paper, 40 x 30 x 1"

Catherine Ruane Conclave Drawing Charcoal Graphite, 30 x 40"

Eugene Rodriguez Homeland Sweet Homeland Ink on Fabriano paper, 11 x 15"

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Mark Sisson Portrait of Savannah Titus: Prioritize The Threats Linocut/woodcut/lithograph, 16.5 x 12.5"

Alice Simpson BALLROOM, an artist book Watercolor on Arches, wooden feet, 13 x 11 x .5"

Lynn Skordal Angels In America (No. 4) Cut and paste paper on paper collage, 8 x 11"

Michael Tang Main Street, Venice

Jamie Sweetman Artichoke Cilia

Watercolor, 29.5 x 39"

Monotype, gouache, ink, colored pencil on Mylar, 36 x 16"

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Argineh Zadoorian Christmas Watercolor and pen on paper, 21.5 x 19.5"

Brand Associates Patron Award Mark Vallen Welcome to Aztlรกn Pencil on paper, 21 x 18.5"

Julie VonDerVellen Q&A Paper, 12 x 5 x 4"

Xiong Xuan Family Pencil on paper, 40 x 30 x 1"

Loraine Veeck An Ocean Drive Pastel, 33 x 26"

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Award Winners Elaine M. Erne

Beanie Bunny

Forgot Her Bungee Cord

Jane Friend Purchase Award

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Robert Brown Award

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Tamie Beldue Fiction Kaye Buchman

Brand Associates Patron Award

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Renée Caouette Dustin

Big Thicket

Brand Associates Patron Award

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Amanda Gress

Ending Memories

Brand Associates Patron Award

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Mark Vallen

Welcome to Aztlán

Brand Associates Patron Award

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Los Angeles, CA

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Claremont, CA

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Asma AlAhmad Transparant

Long Beach, CA

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Renee Amitai

Voyage au Bout de le Nuit

Lake Balboa, CA

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Kathleen Ballard

Koi Pair

Index of Exhibitors Donna Abbate

A Spoken Flower page 39

Robin Adsit

Ground and Figure

Altadena, CA

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Tamie Beldue Fiction

Black Mountain, NC

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Michele Benzamin-Miki Still Life

Warner Springs, CA

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Michele Benzamin-Miki In the middle of my life I came upon a dark forrest...

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Laura Black

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Adamantus Swallowtail

Huntington Beach, CA

Laura Black Untitled

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Art Blom

A Marble Colorado

Clifton, CO

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Ian Brownlee

Rise of the Vestal Virgins

Oakland, CA

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Lorraine Bubar

Walking on Water pm

Los Angeles, CA

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Kaye Buchman

Big Thicket

Chicago, IL

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Renée Caouette Dustin Brian Carney

Desert Stalker

Lynne Casal

Interiors

Jennifer Celio Nebulae Chuka Chesney

Two Girls Reading

Lynn Coleman

Heart Breakers

Katie Crown

Audience Drawing No.3

Romina Del Castillo

Black is the color of Vladimir’s Hair

Diana Djibirova

Self Portrait, in Layers, X

Olya Dubatova

Southborough, MA

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Matthews, NC

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Huntington Beach, CA

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Long Beach, CA

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Glendale, CA

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Woodland Hills, CA

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Pasadena, CA

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Long Beach, CA

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Bronx, NY

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Fragmented Identity

Los Angeles, CA

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Myra Epstein

Tea With Clarice Cliff

Sierra Madre, CA

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Elaine M. Erne

Beanie Bunny Forgot Her Bungee Cord

Philadelphia, PA

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Elaine M. Erne

Blinded By The Sight

Diana-Sofia Estrada

Alexandria, Egypt, in Ruins

Nicholas Fedak II

Film Noir

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Los Angeles, CA

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Burbank, CA

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Index of Exhibitors Ghislaine Fremaux

Untitled [Aaron]

Shanna Galloway Patsy Knarik Gevorkyan

Under Three Arches

Deanna Glad

Point Fermin

Lubbock, TX

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Los Angeles, CA

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Glendale, CA

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Hailey, ID

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Leonard Greco

Temptation of Saint Anthony of the Desert

Los Angeles, CA

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Ruth Gregory

Fold the Lily

Toluca Lake, CA

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Amanda Gress

Ending Memories

Santa Monica, CA

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Beverly Grossman

Etude IV

Encino, CA

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Los Angeles, CA

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Santa Monica, CA

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Igael Gurin-Malous Ruff Kristina Hagman

Santa Monica Tree One

Ramon Hurtado

The Oracle

Burbank, CA

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Araks Johannes

Figure #2

Glendale, CA

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Adonna Khare

Screaming Wolves

Burbank, CA

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Linsley Lambert Stargazer

Culver City, CA

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Mesilla, NM

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Tony Lazorko

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

Leon Loughridge

Arroyo Seco Dusk

CL Martin

Dancer IX

Vincent Mattina

Undiscovered Country

Lynne McDaniel Kathy McGhee

Denver, CO

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St. Paul, MN

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Long Beach, CA

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January 2015

Altadena, CA

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Reminiscence

Galloway, OH

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Maryrose Mendoza

I just had to look

Monrovia, CA

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R. Bruce Muirhead

Secret Viewers

Clinton, NY

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Chris Perry

147 Ripples: vortex

Ridgefield, CT

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Gail Postal Carmen

New York, NY

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Alex Queral

State of Grace

Baltimore, MD

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Gregory Radionov

The Right to Bear in Arms

Northridge, CA

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Eugene Rodriguez

Homeland Sweet Homeland

Catherine Ruane Conclave Doug Shoemaker

Warehouse I

Alice Simpson Ballroom

San Francisco, CA

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Valley Center, CA

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San Francisco, CA

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South Pasadena, CA

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Mark Sisson

Portrait of Savannah Titus: Prioritize The Threats

Lynn Skordal

Angels In America (No. 4)

Mercer Island, WA

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Jamie Sweetman

Artichoke Cilia

Sierra Madre, CA

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Michael Tang

Main Street, Venice

Los Angeles, CA

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Mark Vallen

Welcome to Aztlán

Sherman Oaks, CA

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Loraine Veeck

An Ocean Drive

Woodland Hills, CA

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Julie VonDerVellen

Q & A

Xiong Xuan Family Argineh Zadoorian Christmas

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Stillwater, OK

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Milwaukee, WI

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State College, PA

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Glendale, CA

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Acknowledgements We deeply appreciate the large team of individuals, including the many volunteers, who have made Brand 43 “Works on Paper” a beautiful and well-executed exhibition. Their passion for artistic excellence is deeply felt and we would like to acknowlege the key contributors. Judy Walker, Chairperson, Brand 43 With Special Thanks: Kent Twitchell – Juror, Brand 43 Our Generous Donors (listed on page 2) All the artists who submitted their work for consideration With Thanks: Brand Associates Board of Directors Arlene Vidor – President Jean Simone – Vice President Mary Jamora – Treasurer Debra Thompson – Secretary Arlette de Hovanessian – Director Stephen Jerrome – Director Caroline Tufenkian – Director Judy Walker – Director Irena Raulinaitis Marie Rooney-Hardwick Bonese Collins Turner Scott Lasken – Stratagem Design, Inc. Monique Poon – Minuteman Press City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Cindy Cleary – Director Cathy Billings – Senior Library Supervisor Caley Cannon – Arts Librarian Paul Gellman – Installer Blair Whittington – Music Librarian Chuck Wike – Public Relations Manager

Brand Associates is a non-profit all volunteer organization whose mission is to support and promote the Brand Library & Art Center as an arts, cultural, educational, and historic resource for the region. Learn more at www.associatesofbrand.org Brand Library & Art Center is a section of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture department 1601 W. Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 www.brandlibrary.org


Supporting the Brand Library & Art Center as a regional arts, cultural, educational, and historic resource. www.associatesofbrand.org


Works On Paper Brand 43 Exhibition Catalog 2015