Michele Cairella-Fillmore | University Galleries Curator as LA Artcore Photographic Competition Juror

The LA Artcore 4th Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition is coming up and our very own University Art Galleries CuratorMichele Cairella Fillmore, is a juror for this show!

Please find more info on this exhibition through this event here!

LA Artcore is pleased to present its 4th Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition! This national call was juried by distinguished jurors Penny Wolin, Michele Cairella-Fillmore, and Terry Sutherland. Of over 350 entries, 50 works were selected into the exhibit and spans multiple genres and spaces of expression between genres, from architectural portraits to abstracted landscapes, nods to historical photography, street portraiture, new photographic technologies, and new directions in still-life photography. Come visit the March 8th reception where awards will be announced for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, and two honorable mentions.


Andrea Abonyi, Claude Beller, Michael Bullock, Michael Chesler, Allan Cich, Jennifer Clark, Mark Coggins, Fretta Cravens, Darcy Dangremond, Marta Feinstein, Scott Fenton, Joseph Fleming, David Gardner, David Goetz, Paul Gravett, Troy Gua, Peter Hui, Don Jacobson, Michelle Ranee Johnson, Al Kamalizad, Karen Klugman, Diane Lamboley, Craig Lefebvre, Jacqueline Azur Madara-Campbell, Michael Marlitt, Janet Milhomme, Paul Murray, Lee Musgrave, Zach Pardos, Kerry Stitt, Edgar Takoyaki, John VanDewerker, Amanda Witt



Cal Poly Pomona University Art Galleries Curator:


Michele Cairella-Fillmore has been the Curator of the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don. B. Huntley Gallery, at Cal Poly Pomona for the past 6 years, programming up to ten exhibitions per year, and as the Curator/Collections Manager of College of Environmental Design Collections overseeing eight University Permanent Collections. Concurrently, she is also an independent Art Consultant and Fine Arts Appraiser.

Prior to this, she was the Art Collection Manager of MOLAA | Museum of Latin American Art, working as a junior curator in the Curatorial Department and managing collections of over 1000 works of art. Several years prior, she was also the Gallery Director/Art History Instructor at Fullerton College where she organized and curated dozens of art exhibitions while also managing the college’s permanent collection. She has spent over 14 years as an Art Consultant, Independent Curator, and Fine Arts Appraiser and manager of her own arts consultation network known as caire/LArts. She has also been a Public Relations Liaison and Art Researcher for SCAPE | Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, a contemporary art gallery in Corona del Mar.

Cairella-Fillmore first began her career in Arts Administration, starting as an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and became trained in Art Collections Management as the Assistant to the Art Collections Manager and Murals Coordinator at the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

Cairella Fillmore's MFA project exhibition, Recasting the Past: Beneath the Hollywood Tinsel, featured prominent contemporary artists from the 1990s and 2000s who examined the role of Hollywood in contemporary culture. The exhibition received positive acclaim in the local press, including the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.