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SDVAN Monthly Message 2017

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SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2017

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • Remember: SD View Art Now app locates events near you with your smart phone and also works on your computer and tablet.. The Featured Event page. allows you to see all the featured events at once. Click the link above those images on our home page to enjoy the colorful range of activities listed by the 2500 visual arts resources listed in our directory.

  • Remember: Submit your June events for PICKED RAW before the end of May . DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the new Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer.
  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148
Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

The Feminist Image Group (F.I.G.) has a show coming up in July called Don't Shut Up.  "In the Spirit of activist quilts in the past, we are doing a Healing Quilt addressing the political climate of our time. Women are silenced in many ways, this quilt is a way for our voices to protest the disregard for women, minorities, immigrants, environmental issues, public land, etc.” The quilt pieces will be assembled into a quilt  displayed at City College Gallery.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2017

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • Remember: SD View Art Now app locates events near you with your smart phone and also works on your computer and tablet.. The Featured Event page. allows you to see all the featured events at once. Click the link above those images on our home page to enjoy the colorful range of activities listed by the 2500 visual arts resources listed in our directory.

  • Remember: Submit your June events for PICKED RAW before the end of May . DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the new Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer.
  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148
Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

The Feminist Image Group (F.I.G.) has a show coming up in July called Don't Shut Up.  "In the Spirit of activist quilts in the past, we are doing a Healing Quilt addressing the political climate of our time. Women are silenced in many ways, this quilt is a way for our voices to protest the disregard for women, minorities, immigrants, environmental issues, public land, etc.” The quilt pieces will be assembled into a quilt  displayed at City College Gallery.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for May 2017


Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148
Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

Marla Mossman is coming to SD and will be displaying photographs at the Passport to the Silk Road even on Sat. May 13.
She is holding a Marla Mossman photography workshops “Art of Seeing Through the Lens” in San Diego’sChicano Park - Thursday, May 11 - 4:00pm - 7pm. E xplore the fascinating culture of San Diego: Barrio Logan, and the vibrant murals in the historic Chicano Park. Participants learn the tips of successful street, portrait, environmental, photography. With over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer, Marla Mossman instructs on how to shoot strategically, getting more interesting photos and participants will come away with a foundation to improve photographs in the future, whether for work and or pleasure. All Levels from beginner to advanced for $99.99/person/group session with a portion of the proceeds from this class benefiting The Encinitas Friends of the Arts for their Public Art and Art Education programs. Book to info@marla.net or 212 722 7039 

:Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantimople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for April 2017

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

Save the date in May: Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantimople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door – event always sells out! Henna art and wine for purchase at Silk and Spice Bazaar

I am sad to report that my dear Mother passed away on March 5. I know you will all understand, I had to cancel some of the activities I was hoping to attend . You can read about her in the A+ Art Blog Passing on a legacy.

The Before Show: Patricia Frischerruns until March 30 at Symbologist Gallery (2060 Logan Ave unit C, SD 92113 in Barrio Logan) More info: Kaarin Vaughan 619-693-5004. The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

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SDVAN Monthly Message for March 2017


Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • New Our banner this month is in support of Arts Advocacy Day on March 20–21, 2017. Each year, arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for the annual Arts Advocacy Day. This efforts brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
  • New A+ Art Blog Empowering Advocacy by Patricia Frischer, coordinator of SDVAN, gives some personal musings. Blog back at http://pickedrawpeeled.blogspot.com/

  • New North County Arts Network Quarterly Meeting is titled Performing Arts Five on Five: Innovative Happenings in the Arts and happens on Wed, March 29th from 6 to 9 pm at New Village Arts (2787 State St. #B, Carlsbad, CA 92008) For more information: alexgoodman@newvillagearts.org

  • Remember: Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeigh at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30. Mikaela was selected as this year’s awardee for The Business of Art scholarship which includes a booth at the prestigious art festival, professional development throughout 2017, and an impressive marketing package. Over 30 artists applied for this year’s opportunity.
  • Remember: SD View Art Now app locates events near you with your smart phone and also works on your computer and tablet.. The Featured Event page. allows you to see all the featured events at once. Click the link above those images on our home page to enjoy the colorful range of activities listed by the 2500 visual arts resources listed in our directory.

  • Remember: Submit your March events for PICKED RAW before the end of February. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the new Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer.



  • Remember: Nomination are now in for the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial from Sat June 3 to August 5, 2017 with an opening Reception:  Sat June 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl, Sat. June 10 and Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. The Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. Watch this space soon for news of the Exhibiting Artists.. basileIE + CMCuratorial (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com  858.361.9052



  • Remember: SAVE THE DATE in 2017 for the San Diego Art Prize 2016. Irma Sofia Poeter with Shinpei Takeda , and Richard Keely with William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017. with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, SDSU, Jim Ruland, writer, Neil Kendricks, artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

The closing reception of The Before Show: Patricia Frischer Closing VIP reception Sat. March 11 from 6 to 9 pm at Symbologist Gallery (2060 Logan Ave unit C, SD 92113 in Barrio Logan) during Chicano Park gallery crawl night The exhibitionruns from Feb 11 to March 15, 2017 More info: Kaarin Vaughan 619-693-5004. The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer  

I am lucky enough to be going to the Veterans and Art Symposium March 7, 11 am to 4 pm at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park (2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA. 92101) brought to us by www.VETART.ORG and the Veterans Museum. It is by invitation only and I hope to report on it in our next Picked RAW Peeled Blog.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for February 2017

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • New January's RAW Column: “Humanity could not have developed art, music, literature, science, philosophy, and it could not have brought forth the ideas of peace and justice, kindness and compassion if there had not been the possibility of improving upon ourselves. As we suspend in the gracious beneficence of a sunbeam, visualize our majestic personal starship. Hold it in your hands. That's us. Think of it kindly. Think of it compassionately. Think of it responsibly. Then, take a next good step. Help us evolve a little bit more. It is all up to us. And we can do it together.” Carolyn Benesh, Robert Liu and Patrick Benesh-Liu, Ornament Magazine  

  • Remember Our RAW column now features an entire list of art reports from city wide and online publications.
    Remember Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

  • New PICKED RAW PEELED  art reports : You can now view reports on these shows by our Picked RAW Writers:
  • Mission Federal ArtWalk Artie Awards and Featured Artists Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
    Nasty Women at Helmuth Projects Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer



  • Remember: SD View Art Now app locates events near you with your smart phone and also works on your computer and tablet.. The Featured Event page. allows you to see all the featured events at once. Click the link above those images on our home page to enjoy the colorful range of activities listed by the 2500 visual arts resources listed in our directory.

  • Remember: Submit your February events for PICKED RAW before the end of Januaryr. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the new Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer.



  • Remember Nomination applications have gone out for the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial from Sat June 3 to August 5, 2017 with an opening Reception:  Sat June 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl, Sat. June 10 and Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. The Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. Watch this space soon for news of the Exhibiting Artists.. basileIE + CMCuratorial (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com  858.361.9052



  • Remember: SAVE THE DATE in 2017 for the San Diego Art Prize 2016. Irma Sofia Poeter with Shinpei Takeda , and Richard Keely with William Feeney will be showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017. with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, SDSU, Jim Ruland, writer, Neil Kendricks, artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

  • Remember: Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no brick and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time and expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

The San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York is now showing at the  Helmuth Projects (1827 5 th Avenue, SD 92101) with a closing reception on Sat. Jan 28 from 6-9. They will be donating 100% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, La Maestra Community Health Centers, or San Diego LGBT Community Center​.More info: Josh Pavlick 619-448-4587. See some of the works: Nasty Women at Helmuth Projects Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer. We are proud of the 40,000 San Diegans that joined the Women’s March on Jan 21.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for January 2017

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

  • Remember SD View Art Now app locates events near you with your smart phone and also works on your computer and tablet.. Featured Event page. allows you to see all the featured events at once, click the link above those images on our home page to enjoy the colorful range of activities listed by the 2500 visual arts resources listed in our directory.

  • Remember submit your January events for PICKED RAW before the end of December. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the new Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer.


  • New Nomination application have gone out for the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial from Sat June 10 to August 5, 2017 with an opening Reception:  Sat June 3, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl, Sat. June 10 and Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm. The Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm. Watch this space for new of the Exhibiting Artists yet to be decided. basileIE + CMCuratorial (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com  858.361.9052


  • SAVE THE DATE in 2017 for the San Diego Art Prize 2016. Irma Sofia Poeter with Shinpei Takeda , and Richard Keely with William Feeney will be showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017. with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, professor, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, SDSU, Jim Ruland, writer, Neil Kendricks, artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.


  • Remember You are invited to join the NCAN/SDVAN Visual Arts Committee to work on the Looking Glass project which will project art from the inside of corporate windows. We are now working on the curated slides show and videos and choice of artists. Email me if you have some ideas to share and want to become involved: patricia@sdvisualarts.net


  • Remember Your donations are fully tax deductible. Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no bricks and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time, expertise, and with your donations. Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page.  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions. patricia@SDVisualArts.net  760.943 0148

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN, 760.943.0148


On a personal note:

The San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York is open for submission for a show at the Helmuth projects opening Jan 21 rom 2 to 8 pm and running until Jan 28.. The idea is to organize a group exhibition that demonstrates solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization concurrent with the Presidential Inauguration weekend and Women’s Marches across the county. The NastyWomenSanDiego.org  Exhibition will be donating 100% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, La Maestra Community Health Centers, and San Diego LGBT Community Center​.Learn more and submit online: https://nastywomensandiego.org Submission Forms must be received by January 6, 2017

Glashaus, La Bodega  and Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan will all need to pass fire regulations before they are allowed to have public gatherings. This crackdown is due to the terrible tragedy in Oakland of the artist studios when so many died. Better safe than sorry and good that we are starting the new year with extra precautions. La Bodega needs $38,000 and has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the money for restoration cost.

Namaste: Spirituality in Contemporary Art at Sergott CAA will be closing with a reception on Jan 6 at 6 pm. For more info: Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance in Rancho Santa Fe.

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