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National Recognition for Professor Andy Ortiz


Ortiz work in Southern California Show

EL Camino College Art Gallery in Torrance, CA hosted an exhibition from August 26 – September 19, 2013 titled Personal Tales: Narrative Work that included a series of work by Associate Professor Andrew Ortiz. Ortiz was invited to show twelve digital images from his Measured Disorder series as part of the show that featured autobiographical art or art that conveys intensely personal stories. Ortiz describes this work as “visual descriptions of my experience with epileptic seizures. Dark in both emotional content and physical appearance, the images seek to express the intense psychological impact of dealing with physical challenges.”

Ortiz Exhibits in Newport Beach, CA for Epilepsy Foundation Fundraiser

The Epilepsy Therapy Project, together with the Epilepsy Foundation has invited artists to participate in the Second Annual Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveledjuried art show. Selected pieces are being featured at the opening event and throughout the month of October 2013 at the Susan Nelson Gallery in Newport Beach, California. Four of Andrew Ortiz’s digital images were selected for exhibition in this show.

Ortiz wins Award from Competition in Wisconsin

The 26th Annual Northern National Art Competition, a cooperative venture of the Northern Arts Council & the Nicolet Art Gallery,is a juried competition of artists from throughout the nation that celebrates “a cross-section of contemporary art in a variety of two-dimensional mediums.” According to show organizers, “Hundreds of artists nationwide submit works for consideration.” The juror this year was James R. Pace, an artist and educator whose work has been exhibited internationally and is included in major collections worldwide. Andrew Ortiz submitted a piece titled Sleep for the show, which won the Patron Award with an accompanying cash prize. The exhibit ran from July 23 – September 6, 2013.