Robert Brown Collection
Brown was one of Glendale's most prominent and prolific artists - a serigrapher, ceramicist, glassmaker, sculpture, painter, and arts educator. Brown passed away in his home in Glendale at age 92 in 2009. His daughter, Janice Reilly, made a gift of his prodigious body of work to the Associates of Brand Library. Brown loved the Brand Library and had exhibited in its gallery several times. His serigraphs, "Suburb" and "Opposite But Equal" had won the Purchase Award in previous juried exhibitions and were already in the Associates' permanent collection when Jan made her generous donation. In 2010, the Associates mounted a retrospective show of Brown's work. Another month-long show opened on July 9, 2011 at Kent Bulza's New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the sale of Brown's works benefit the Associates of Brand Library in support of cultural events offered free to the public.
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View highlights of Robert Brown's fused glass work
Jane Friend Purchase Award Collection
(Brand National Juried Art Exhibition)
In 1971, Jane Friend, watercolorist, arts activist, and co-founder of the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, started the Brand National Juried Art Exhibiton. The exhibition has been held annually and has steadily increased in size and diversity of submissions. Participants have included both emerging and established artists and we are proud of our roster of distinguished jurors. In 2012, the show celebrated its 41st anniversary. At each exhibition, the Brand Associates recognizes an outstanding work of art by purchasing it for our permanent collection. Jane Friend served as the organizer of the exhibition for 35 consecutive years. When she passed away in her home in Glendale in 2011 at the age of 93, the Purchase Award was renamed the "Jane Friend Purchase Award" in her honor. Jane had also served as president of of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center for three years.
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List of jurors 1971 - 2012